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Winter Shoot | Smithonia Farms | Colbert, Georgia

cThe peaceful and rolling pastures of the property made us feel like we were tucked away somewhere no one else knew of.  Minimalistic wintry aesthetics mix a canvas for the adoring newlyweds, toasting to their deep commitment in the details; rich, decadent chocolates, layers of golden ambers with dinnerware and marble slated grey-blue textiles.

The dress is a sleeveless, ivory colored, A-line silhouette with a small train and deep neckline.  The released pleats at the waist allow for an hourglass effect (I love how modern the cut is on Elizabeth).

While strolling the property, we were inspired by the naturally growing red camellias and knew we had to incorporate that splash of color in the mix. The florals were composed of a mix of foraged and fresh blooms including: fragrant eucalyptus, pampas grass, cotton pods, juniper, and camellias.  They appear as if they are straight form the gardens!  Cotton and hydrangeas are an ode to the south, and the greenery reminds us of winter firs in Georgia.

The bride wore a romantic side swept up-style with an effortless type of aesthetic.  The groom, Chris, had a more tousled and rugged look.

These elements were accompanied by soft snows falling at the end of the shoot. A rarity in Georgia!

 

Special thanks to all vendors involved:

 

Venue // Historic Smithonia Farms // www.smithoniafarm.com

Design + Planning // Whitewood Events // www.whitewoodevents.com

Rentals // Barron’s Rental // www.barronsrental.com

Models // Chris Rost + Elizabeth Tenoschock // http://ursulawiedmannmodels.com

Bridal Gown // Colleen Quinn // www.cquinndesigns.com

Groom’s Attire + Styling // The Modern Gent // http://themodern-gent.com

Photography // Alyssa Alig Photography // www.alyssaalig.com

Hair // Joanna Webb // www.pageboy.co

Make Up // Dina LaFera // www.urbansancatuaryspa.com

Sweets // Condor Chocolates //  http://www.condorchocolates.com

Florals // Madeline Read // www.madelineread.com

Jewelry // Jessie Jordan // www.jessiejordanjewelry.com

Textiles // Kristen Chandler of Alanah Textiles // http://alanahtextiles.com/

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KAYLEIGH AND ALAN | Engagement Session | Leon’s | Mac McGee | Kimball House | Decatur, GA

I travelled to Decatur to photograph Alan and Kayleigh’s engagement session this past week.

They’re apartment is located in the heart of Decatur.  We shared a mutual love for music and food and sci-fi!

Kayleigh wore her grandmother’s jewelry.  I loved this sentiment.  The shoot had hints of Wes Anderson (note the symmetry, vintage look, and pops of color).  It also features a lot of the urban landscape in Decatur-this town is almost perfect.  Think Athens, but more populated and in Atlanta’s backyard.

Our locations mostly consisted of happy hour restaurants-Decatur square, Mac McGee, and Leon’s.  We ended our happy hour shoot at the Kimball House for oysters (their attention to detail is lovely-great little spot if you’re looking for a well-served meal or a glass of wine).

This is such a fun and sweet couple.  They’re set to be wed next year at Ashford Manor and I am so excited to be their photographer!

 

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Smithonia Farm

This styled shoot was set in the rolling hills of Georgia land.  The calligraphy gives a nod to sentiment and tailors to each guests presence.  The estate tables, adorned with candelabras, linens, moss, and golden votives, set the scene for a joyful and lovely evening to unfold throughout the celebration of a lifetime.  The mix of golds and greens create a warm spring decor.  

Food was succulent and savory.  No fabulously fun party can be held without a succulent and sumptuous feast.  Complimented with custom cocktails for your guests.  

The feathers and the gold bodice atop the many layers of black chiffon create a statement of a dress that won’t be forgotten!

A special thank you to all vendors involved.  This beauty could not have been captured without each of your crafts.

 

Design / Coordination: Molly McKinley Designs, Molly assisted by Taylor

Florals: Gardenia Floral Design, Brittany and Laura

Paper: Plainjane Designs

Bridal: Robintreelane, Kelly

Rentals: Barron’s Rental, Whitney

Place Settings: Classic Party Rentals, Deb

Food: home.made catering

Models: Bailey – Bride, Jillian – Bridesmaid

Make up / Hair / Attire: Bombshell Creations, Jeris

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