Tonight we say so long to our favorite designer couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines. That’s right, the series finale of Fixer Upper is upon us. (Sad face!) BUT, we have some good news! If you’re like us and looking for something to fill the void in your Magnolia-shaped heart, today’s editorial designed by Wildline Weddings is here to help! Jessica at Wildline not only sent us this brilliant Gaines-esque wedding inspiration, she also offered some killer advice for couples who haven’t yet pinned down their wedding design style:
When I meet with couples, I always try to learn about their sense of style first. This often leads to questions about their dream home. What color would their walls be? Is the decor muted tones or colorful? Do they have a variety of textures or are they all a similar style? Silver, gold, or black accents? These details tell me about their true style and as a designer, I can learn much more from these conversations than looking at multiple inspirational photos they have found. I have always leaned toward interior design elements as inspiration for my weddings, and with the love affair both America and I have for Chip and Joanna Gaines, I knew I wanted to take the infamous “Magnolia Style” and use it as inspiration for other brides!
The subtle details of this styled shoot all pay respect to the Gaines family, their infamous design details, and a little dash of their home decor line at Target. As a designer I wanted to create my own work through inspiration, not just copy and paste from what they have already made. It’s no surprise that this style translates incredibly well into wedding design, and I hope this shoot gives brides confidence to showcase their true style on their wedding day with the use of decor and design.
Are y’all ready to see your Fixer Upper…inspired wedding?! With photos by Megan Morales Photography, let’s pull apart the giant imaginary canvas for the big reveal!
Design By Laney‘s paper goods set the design standard for the day. Pulling in a clean serif font mixed with dreamy script, as well as a Moroccan tile + painted brick element, the team totally nailed it!
The most integral design element? This perfect hourglass shaped gown by Casablanca from Carolina Bridal World, topped off with a stunning sheer cape. But it’s the details that make it pop: a la the bride’s rich curls and smokey eye by Kristan Osoria!
What’s a Magnolia-inspired day without shiplap?! Wildline Weddings designed a custom shiplap backdrop and mantle to showcase the newlyweds’ sweetheart table. So cute!
Our hope for this shoot is to inspire couples to be true to the style they love and not be afraid to embrace it in their wedding decor and design. Following wedding industry trends might not feel as natural for a couple. Looking to home decor for inspiration might be exactly what’s missing to create the atmosphere you’re hoping for. My advice is to find vendors who can create what you dream and help build the day around who you two are as a couple, Magnolia-obsessed or not!
The Barn Doors
The barn doors at The Paisley Barn are pure perfection.
Wildline Weddings designed the florals (and the entire day) with a color palette was chosen from the Magnolia Home color collection. Specifically, the 4 paints named after the Gaines children: Duke Gray, Ella Rose, Sir Drake, and Emmie’s Room.
The menu included a signature “lemon drop” drink as an ode to Joanna’s ever popular lemon lavender cupcakes at the Silos Baking Co.
Hand in Hand with Hearth & Hand
If you’re a Magnolia fanatic, you’ll notice the black plates, pillar candles, and the centerpiece candle holder on the table are all elements from their Hearth & Hand line at Target! (PS: Check out our favorite picks!)
One of our favorite textures for weddings and home decor alike: marble! The guests names and table numbers were written on tiles for a feminine + polished look.
How amazing is that hanging shelf above the table? LOVE those greenery details. And the rustic furniture from Something Borrowed Event Rentals fits so beautifully in the space!
And to top it all off, an abstract painting-inspired cake from Southern Couture Cakes covered in roses and—you guessed it—magnolias.
Such a fun shoot, right? A perfect example of a totally brilliant idea, letting your interior design style inspire your wedding style. Thanks to the team for sharing and helping us bid farewell (or goodbye for now, I’m sure we’ll still see lots from our fave designer couple) to Chip + Jo!
photography: Megan Morales Photography // venue name: The Paisley Barn, Benson, North Carolina, USA // event design: Wildline Weddings // florals: Wildline Weddings // wedding dress: Casablanca // wedding dress boutique: Carolina Bridal World // bride's shoes: Aldo // hair stylist: Kristan Osoria // makeup artist: Kristan Osoria // paper goods: Design By Laney // calligraphy: Design By Laney + Wildline Weddings // handmade details: Wildline Weddings // cake: Southern Couture Cakes // tabletop rentals: Something Borrowed Event Rentals // furniture rentals: Something Borrowed Event Rentals // specialty rentals: Something Borrowed Event Rentals // models: Brittany Parnell and Aaron Parnell