Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Styled Shoot: Inspired by Art

Hi guys!

This Fall has been busy, but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For months I have been dreaming about an opulent, art inspired photo shoot. I was inspired by Baroque & Rococo era still life paintings from Europe in which the tables are overflowing with food, flowers, and fabric.
Jan Davisz de Heem, Untitled 
Willem Van Aelst, Bloementuil
I wanted to recreate the moody extravagance and excess in these works of art. To begin, I knew I wanted to use a wooden table layered with fabric and topped with flowers and fruit. I also knew I wanted to use dark {black and gray} candlesticks to emphasize the darker tones.

With Hudson Photography behind the camera, Jules Design creating our floral pieces, and Eventures providing the rentals, we created magic.

Next, the idea of the floral bustle was born...
Sketch by Kimberly Cheshier.
The floral bustle was impractical and over the top, which was perfectly in keeping with the extravagance and wastefulness of the Rococo time period in Europe.
Hair by B.Lush Salon at Pinnacle.

The gown from She Said Yes could not have been more perfect. The lace top with the full silk skirt was dramatic, feminine, and beyond beautiful!
Makeup by Kaylin Townsend

And a big thank you to The Ravington for letting us shoot at your breathtaking venue!

We had a blast creating this design. Thanks to all of the vendors who made it possible. We love you all!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Anniversary Dean & Mark!

Hey everyone!

Today is the first anniversary of a very special couple. A couple who waited 20 years to officially be married in the eyes of the state. It was an incredible day for these guys and I couldn't be more honored that JLK Weddings was there every step of the way with them.
photo by Whitney Bower Imaging
There wasn't a dry eye in the house a year ago and I'm getting a little misty eyed now thinking back to that day. Happy Anniversary Dean & Mark!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Happy Anniversary Whitney & Eric

Hi guys!

Whitney & Eric are celebrating their first Anniversary on Monday! They said "I do" under the stars last October 17th. I absolutely love their adventurous nature that jumped at the idea when I proposed a night ceremony! It was gorgeous, unique, and a fabulous party. 
Location: Horton Farms
photos by Carper Creative Photography

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend celebrating together! Happy 1st Anniversary!! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Don & Krystal's Wedding Film

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to have this clip from NILO Productions from Don and Krystal's Big Cedar Wedding. It was a gorgeous July wedding in the perfect location and NiLo captured it beautifully. Enjoy!

Krystal and Don Getting Ready Montage from NiLo Production Co. on Vimeo.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Happy Anniversary Kelly & Christopher!

Happy 1st Anniversary to Kelly and Christopher! Lets go back to Moss Mountain Farms for a vow renewal in 2020. Until then, I'll reminisce with a few wedding photos from Benfield Photography.

See more from their gorgeous wedding on our website HERE

Floral Design: Tanarah Luxe Floral
Location: Moss Mountain Farms
Photography: Benfield Photography

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Styled Shoot

Hi everyone!

I'm dreaming of cooler weather. Take me back to this snowy day with an amazing group of creative people and the gorgeous views at Autumn Ridge Plantation

Gown: Tesori Bridal
Suit: Soho Clothiers
Photography: Erika Dotson Photography
Location: Autumn Ridge Plantation
Hair & Makeup: B.Lush Salon
Flowers/Greenery: Flora
Invitation: Shindig Paperie
Rentals: Eventures Party Rentals

Monday, August 29, 2016

Krystal and Don: Top of the Rock Wedding

Hi everyone!

We were lucky enough to get to work at Big Cedar Lodge three times this summer and all three weddings were in different, beautiful locations throughout the property. Krystal & Don were married in July at the exclusive Top of the Rock chapel. Dale Benfield was there to capture the whole thing and I'm going to let his photos tell the story. Enjoy...

Congratulations Krystal and Don! Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding. We loved every minute of it!

Vendor Love:
Big Cedar Lodge | Venue & Caterer
JLK Weddings | Planning & Design
NILO Productions | Videography
Benfield Photography | Photography
Artistry In Bloom | Floral
Branson Party Rentals | Bamboo Chairs | Printed Items
Rick's Bakery | Cakes
Pinnacle Transportation | Transportation
Sons of Otis Malone | Band

Friday, August 26, 2016

Italian Dream Styled Shoot at the Ravington

Hi everyone!

I had the immense pleasure of styling a photo shoot with some of the best wedding vendors in the area. We all came together to create something beautiful and unique to inspire future brides and flex our design muscles. I love what we created and I'm so excited to share it with you today!
Letterpress invitation on handmade paper with marble envelope liner from Shindig Paperie
bouquet by Pigmint.

Cake by Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe. Floral by Pigmint. Sheer Silk Fabric from Silk and Willow.
Simple, chic place settings from CB2. Glassware and linens from Eventures. Visit Ramo d'Olivo in Bentonville to get specialty olive oil and pour into mini bottles for this great DIY favor. 
Potted plants from Garden Living as an ecofriendly centerpiece alternative. 
chairs and linen from Eventures. Courtyard of the Ravington.

Gown from Saint Isabel. Makeup by Genoa Falar.

Victorian Era diamond and white gold ring from Mae's Emporium.
Hair by Nikki, owner of B.Lush Salon.
Earrings and Bubble Locket from Mae's Emporium in Fayetteville. Gown from Saint Isabel.
Victorian Era Bubble Locket from Mae's Emporium in Fayetteville. Put anything sentimental in the locket to carry with you on your wedding day {or any day} - a piece of your mother's wedding gown or a piece of a note from your grandmother would be sweet ways to use this piece on your wedding day. 

Our groom was dressed head to toe by Menguin.

Boutonniere from Pigmint.

A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in this shoot. I love you guys!

Styling: jlk weddings 
Photography: stephanie dawn photography
Florals: pigmint 
Potted Plants: garden living
Rentals: eventures party rentals
Plates/flatware: cb2 
Olive oil: ramo d'olivo 
MUA: @gypsyveil 
Hair: b.lush salon 
Cake: shelby lynns cake shoppe 
Vintage Jewelry: mae's emporium 
Paper: shindig paperie
Gown: saint isabel bridal 
Tux: menguin
Fabric: silk and willow 
Venue: the ravington