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With fall making its way into our lives (no complaints there!), we couldn’t help but adore this county fair-inspired shoot from Attention 2 Detail Events and Alixann Loosle Photography. Home recipes, good eats and games abound, accompanied by the celebratory community feel that you can only get from the annual county fair. What better place to replicate the feeling than at a wedding?

Now how’s this for a view? The Wheeler Farm provides a picturesque backdrop for a fun-loving reception theme.

Frilly cakes, baskets of fresh fruit and richly-painted mason jars — this dessert table is prize-winning indeed. The cupcake liner ribbons are the perfect fair-inspired decoration.

I may have chuckled to myself when I saw this adorable signage — a definite nod to Toby Keith’s song. The addition of cute paper bow ties makes a simple plastic cup look oh-so-Southern.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Megan {Bayside Bride} reply

    This is such a perfect idea! Great inspiration and beautiful pictures!

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I know y’all already love everything Chelsea from Southern Fried Paper touches, correct? (Yep, just check out our first Ultimate Southern Challenge, where her sweet tea escort cards were a finalist!) That’s why I just know you ladies are going to die over the inspiration shoot I have for you today. It’s 100% Southern, and 100% state fair inspired. What could be more perfect as we head into fall? (I don’t know about y’all, but I am DEFINITELY looking forward to the North Carolina State Fair, which opens on October 13!) Enjoy these lovely photos from N Barrett Photography, and read on for the story behind this fun shoot!

From Chelsea:

“Fall is here, which means everyone is gearing up for Fair season! We were so inspired by the fun and excitement of the State Fair of Texas that we created an entire styled shoot around it. We used a warm color palette of yellow, orange, pink and red throughout the design.

We built an awning to shade the sweets bar and decorated it with handmade paper pinwheels and bunting. Sugar Bee Sweets designed a delicious yellow buttercream cake, accented with cascading fondant ribbons. In addition to the pies, cake, and plethora of candy there were corn dogs, pretzels and popcorn for guests wanting to snack on something savory.

The head table was “picnic chic” with a red and white table cloth, hand painted plates, and stunning floral by Bows and Arrows. Tall glass pillars were filled with popcorn and topped with pomanders made of ruffled carnations and cymbidium orchids. Smaller arrangements of dahlias and chamomile were placed in paper wrapped vintage cans. Each cocktail glass had a pennant-wrapped paper straw that doubled as a place card and each plate was topped with a mini cherry or pecan pie.

The bride held an ombre Biedermeier ranunculus bouquet with vintage velvet ribbon and wore a three tiered tulle gown by Rosa Clara.

The playful save the date by Southern Fried Paper showcased a state fair classic: the corn dog. It was backed with red gingham. The invitation featured cheery yellow stripes and vintage typography.”

The vendors who brought it all together:

Stationery and Paper Decor: Southern Fried Paper // Photography: N Barrett Photography // Cake and Sweets: Sugar Bee Sweets // Floral: Bows & Arrows // Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe Styling: Something You Makeup Artistry // Rentals: Ducky-Bob’s // Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Allie@HoneyBeeInvites reply

    I love this shoot! Such a fab job by all the vendors!!

  2. avatar Lindsey Shea reply

    These look awesome Natalie!

  3. avatar Bri reply

    Love Love Love all of it!!! ( and so glad Natalie is my wedding photographer!) :)

  4. avatar natalie s reply

    thanks for the feature! I really love all the wonderfully creative things that the girls put together!!

  5. avatar Marissa reply

    Love this shoot! So much fun and definitely makes me want a corn dog… asap!

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