A Southern Style Wedding Shoot

So excited to finally be able to share this one! A few months ago I collaborated with a bunch of talented ladies to create a Southern-style wedding inspiration shoot for Southern Weddings magazine. They contacted their favorite bloggers and designers to put together a shoot to show what their idea of a Southern wedding was to them. It was so much fun!

We imagined a couple where he was from the the south + she was from the south, but south for her being Southern California. Their wedding would be a perfect mix of them both. Inspired by green tomatoes, raw cotton and magnolia flowers from the south and succulents, tomatillos, poppies and lace from Cali, they were able to infuse a perfect outdoor Southern wedding. I need to give a big shout out to Carissa from JL Designs who helped me with the concept, design and created all the gorgeous florals for the shoot and to the fabulous Stephanie Williams for taking the most beautiful photos of our ideas.

succulent bouquet

How great is that bouquet!? Carissa used peach parrot tulips, blush and coral poppies (california state flower of course!), minty green succulents (which are found all over our state beaches) and finished in crochet lace with a gold/pink cameo…so so pretty!!

raw cotton wedding bow tie

We built a beautiful organic inspired ceremony backdrop made of fabric, lace, raw cotton, green tomatoes and paper magnolia blooms. It was so pretty – I wished I was getting married there!!

raw cotton green tomatoes wedding ceremony

paper magnolias wedding

The bride’s awesome veil is from Lo Boheme and her sweet dress is by Temperley London.

outdoor wedding ceremony ribbons

temperly london wedding dress

The reception…..sigh, so so pretty. The GORGEOUS table and chairs were provided by Found Vintage Rentals.

outdoor wedding reception

And how pretty is the centerpiece created by Carissa?! Perfect combination of magnolia leaves, white lilac, queen anne’s lace, raw cotton, succulents, mint and green wheat, green tomatoes, succulents, tomatillos and raw cotton.

raw cotton tomatoes table design

tomatillo place card

A cute tomatillo on each plate for a pop of color!

outdoor wedding dinner in a field

lo boheme hair piece wedding bride

Ok, how amazing beautiful is her dress??!! I fell in love with this dress from Temperley London many months ago and when I started dreaming up this shoot, knew it would work perfectly for this. It is even more beautiful in person…The feather hair piece is also from Lo Boheme.

temperly london wedding dress

What’s more fun (and southern!) then a bouquet made of raw cotton and tomatillos!

raw cotton and green tomato bouquet

wedding photography stephanie williams

green tomatoes and succulents wedding

We also had a Hint of Mint bar where guests could create their own cocktail with their choice of bourbon + sweet tea (southern style) OR rum and peach nectar (cali style), then muddle some mint, and select their type of sugar + fruit.

hint of mint drink bar wedding

paper striped straws

All the lovely tags and sign were designed by MaeMae Paperie.

wedding drink bottles

And some yummy oatmeal whoopie pies for dessert!

mint drink bar

sweet southern wedding invitations

temperly london wedding dress

wedding couple

I hope you guys enjoyed our take on a Southern Wedding! Thanks SO much to the lovely ladies at Southern Weddings for inviting us to be a part of this fun feature. I can’t wait to check out the entire magazine. I’ve seen some sneak peaks and this issue looks so inspiring! It hit newsstands on Monday, so be on the look out. Also, be sure to check out both 100 Layer Cake and Once Wed for their takes on Southern Weddings.

Concept + Design: Green Wedding Shoes and JL Designs // Styling: Green Wedding Shoes // Photography: Stephanie Williams // Flowers: JL Designs // Makeup and Hair by Nyrie using Jouer Cosmetics and Unite // Prop Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // Wedding Dresses: Temperley London // Paper details (invite, mint bar tags + sign, name cards): MaeMae Paperie // Hair Pieces: Lo Boheme // Linens: Wildflower Linens // Bride Shoes: Shoebuy.com // Groom Shoes: 6pm.com // Models: Chris Marino and Amanda Rau

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  1. OMG this is insanely gorgeous! The centerpiece with the succulents, cotton,apples, and gourds…SO BEAUTIFUL! I’m so in awe of this shoot. It is perfect!!!!

  2. That first bouquet is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! Holy cow. Fantastic job to everyone involved. I love.

  3. Her dress is seriously to-die-for. WOW!!!

  4. Wow!!! The bouquets and tablescape are breathtaking! Looove when I’m shown details I NEVER see. Kudos!!

  5. This is crazy beautiful… every detail is just delicious!! What a fabulous job by all of you!!!

  6. breathtaking….i absolutely love this!

  7. oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. the styling of it was beautiful, the models and the details. well done! I am in awe.

  8. I simply loved this shoot when I saw it in SW – I’m just soaking it all up! Gorgeous work!

  9. Can I have an invite to this wedding…pretty please?!

  10. Simple, elegant, warm, inviting, fun . . . just a few words to describe this wonderful wedding feature! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Absolutely love this shoot, but that Temperley London Dress is to die for!

  12. Love this shoot! Can I have a bouquet made from cotton please?! My fellow Georgia girls must take note! And I’m certain that I will be “borrowing” that oatmeal whoopie pie idea… Lovely work from all!!!

  13. What a gorgeous Southern inspired shoot! I love the cotton and tomatillo touches, that dress is so ethereal and beautiful, and the Hint of Mint DIY bar is an adorable idea.

  14. So gorgeous…love your guys take on the “southern” spin!!

  15. Completely gorgeous and original! Love it.

  16. That dress is Ah-mazing! Gorge, all of it!

  17. Well this only took half a year to get published, Ha! But, it was worth the wait.

    Love the cotton and tomatillos Great job ladies!!!

  18. Another beautifully succulent bouquet.

    I’d love to hear the conversations with the furniture rental business.

    “Hi, can you please deliver a table and some old chairs to the middle of no where. Great, thanks”


  19. Oh my GOODNESS this is so amazing! I love that second dress (like, seriously LOOOVE it) and the ceremony backdrop you created is complete and utter loveliness. I really like seeing the use of cotton lately! Kudos to everyone involved with this shoot.

  20. beautiful photos!!! absolutely love all of these! thanks for sharing that link to the vintage “found” blog. love it!!!

  21. gorgeous! every last detail!

  22. Great shoot. Her dress is amazing! Love the backlit shot in her dress. Very beautiful. Great colours!

  23. I can only imagine how much fun this was to collaborate on. So beautiful and ethereal even! I love the photography and the last images of the beautiful bride and her incredible dress… stunning! Truly stunning. So well done.

  24. YAY!!! it was SO much fun to collab with you on this and i am so happy we can finally share it with the world :) thank you for being YOU! xoxo, c

  25. It is SO completely & beautifully southern! Being the southern girl that I am, I totally appreciate the creativity expressed to capture the Southern Bell style! And the cotton- too cute!

  26. Fantastic! Can you *please* let us know where the guy’s vests are from? They are great!

  27. Thanks so much everyone for your sweet comments!

    Cate – His vests are from – Gray vest is from Zara, Tan vest is from Banana Republic. If you are looking for vests, also check Urban Outfitters, J Crew and H&M. Good luck!

  28. ladies, this just turned out gorgeous!! truly. and it is even better in print. you are all so talented.

  29. Hey, I was wondering where the 1st vest that the groom is wearing is from? i think it’s awesome!!! If you could let me know that would be great?

  30. Hi Ryan – the first vest is from Zara

  31. Thanks so much for the info. You don’t happen to have a style number or name of the vest. I think it might be from last year and I can’t find one.

  32. What was the location of this shoot? Stunning!

  33. Wow – this shoot is SO beautiful – love all the subtle green accents! Amazing creativity and styling + gorgeous photography=wow!


  35. Love the blog. So many great ideas for brides!!

  36. Does anyone know what the green plants are called that look like artichokes in the bouquets?

  37. Sasha-I’m guessing you are talking about the succulents in the bouquet :)


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