Updated: Jun 1, 2019
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I started planning this styled wedding photoshoot last fall. I have always loved the singer/songwriter, Stevie Nicks. Her free spirited boho style, mystical gypsy vibe, big hippie hair, and unique voice really resonate with my own personality. I was inspired by the late 70s early 80s Stevie to create this Enchanted Gypsy styled Wedding. I immediately started a Pinterest board with gypsy elements, and started reaching out to vendors. Edinburgh West proved to be the perfect venue with its English conservatory and nature aura. The glass building, with its crystal chandeliers and tons of natural light paired excellent with all my décor components. I collected all of my glassware and table settings from multiple thrift stores around the upstate. I also brought in heirlooms passed down from my family members, such as a topaz ring given to me by my mother passed down from my late aunt, as well as silver flatware that belonged to my late Grandmother. It proved to be just what the cake table needed to add that extra something. The amazing naked style drip cake was provided by a local baker, Paige Roberts. I wanted to treat this photoshoot as if it were a real wedding, including the planning process. After all, it was a fake wedding for my Bride and Groom models, Erin and Preston, who never got to have a big wedding!
Probably one of my favorite features from the day were the mauve table runners provided by the amazing pros at Edinburgh West. They really tied the whole burgundy and moody purple color scheme together. The venue florist put together gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces assembled mainly from orchids and greenery. They even tied the same mauve runners to the bouquets to link all the elements together! It really gave it that extra gypsy flair. The gowns provided by Madison Carolina Bridal were absolutely perfect. I was even able to set up an appointment with one of my bride models to try on gowns at the shop. We went with two gowns from the Enchanting collection by Mon Cheri. the second gown was worn by the lovely Kennedy Kapanzhi. I cannot stress enough how perfect these gowns fit with the style of this shoot.
I knew I wanted a moody enchanted gypsy vibe to pair with my light and airy style of photography. The dark makeup
color scheme, provided by Desha Brown, really added to that moody feel I wanted to create. The purple, mauve, and burgundy color pallet matched excellent with the decor. I added a little nature to the bridal looks with custom crystal and floral crowns hand made by Rose Rossi, a local artist in Greenville, SC. They added the perfect pop to the amazing hairstyles provided by, Jessica Pasqualicchio. To bring the whole look together, the groom wore a deep burgundy jacket from Savvi Formalwear, also brought in by Madison Carolina. My amazing sister in law, Abi Thompson, put together a cute little invitation suite that the Bride and Groom we able to keep as a memento of the day. All in all, the day turned out amazing. I could not be happier with how this shoot came together!