Celebrating the beauty and glamour of the Antebellum era with a modern plantation garden soiree, this inspiring styled shoot from Nicole Ryan Photography has me in love with Southern style. A talented team of creatives in Texas channeled the sweetness of the South with modern and DIY details, in a palette of mint and gold, with touches of peach, cream, and white. Read below for all the lovely details.
From the Photographer:
The wedding reception may be the party of all parties as far as wedding events for the couple and bride-to-be. But for the bridal party, family and friends; pre-wedding parties are momentous celebrations. With this premise, we staged a lifestyle shoot that revolves around a very important but often neglected pre-wedding party: the bridesmaids’ luncheon.
A Rococo settee in front of The Plantation House was the perfect sitting area for the bride-to-be in a floral and proper Southern dress but with a modern edge. Hobnail milk glasses were DIY’ed by dipping in gold acrylic paint; unassuming juice bottles were turned into simple vases with just a coat of paint and washi tape. Plate settings are made perfect with mint green plates with gold rim paired with goldware. Menu items are marked by vintage hardware and the favors are soaps in a decorated box with handmade peach-pink paper roses. The soiree continues to the pool area, and the party is not complete without a bar cart, perfect parfaits, peach bellinis, and the quintessential Southern dessert, pecan pies (in adorable miniature, of course!)
Photography: Nicole Ryan Photography / Coordinator/Creative Director + Designer: Maureen Stevens of The Inglenook Décor / Florist: Luanna Cole with The Plantation House / Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events and The Inglenook Décor / Paper Elements: Meldeen / Venue: The Plantation House / Wardrobe Stylist: Cristina Facundo / Hair: Erica Rae of Roar Salon / Makeup: Adrienne Pitkin & Jenny Bailey / Food: Crave Catering / Model: Emma Hefti / Jewelry: Jeannie Vianney
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