18 Feb Styled Shoot | Chestnut Ridge
Ok, folks. Ready for a burst of sunshine to shake off those winter blues? Well, we are about to deliver in the form of this bright, cheery, sweet as pie styled shoot at idyllic Chestnut Ridge. The dears at McSween Photography sent this puppy our way and it was just too good to pass up. The punchy hues, the darling love birds, the abounding florals—there is so much inspiration to be had here. Not to mention it just puts you a good mood. From here, we will let the images do (most of) the talking along with the talented troupe of vendors who came together to collaborate on one epically riveting shoot. Soak it up in spades!
Asheville Wedding Guide: So, we heard through the grapevine that this shoot was actually designed for a bride marrying in fall. How did you make this bright color palette work for such?
Tanya (photographer): Fall weddings seem to lean toward your classic fall colors—dark reds, greens, and oranges. We wanted to do something a little more appealing to the eye by adding blush and orange’s complement, blue. I think the key to this color palette was adding the varying shades of blue into the mix.
AWG: Well, it turned out as gorgeous as can be. We adore the stationery and the escort cards.
Bethany (calligrapher): As a calligrapher and designer who offers invitations and day-of pieces, I have the unique opportunity to make sure that all paper goods have a cohesive look and feel for a couple’s big day. This invitation suite had thinner lines paired with a modern script and delicate botanicals. To carry that bright pop of orange from the invitation suite through to the reception place cards, each card was hand-dipped in watercolor! Guest names were added using a mono-line lettering style that complemented the suite’s overall modern romantic feel.
AWG: So chic. Ok, moving on to the sweet stuff. The cake.
Tanya (photographer): The Cake was a vanilla bean with vanilla Italian buttercream (and it was divine).
AWG: And you have to have something to wash yum cake down with. The fancy drinks. Spill (pun not intended)
Scroll on for all the loveliness and to meet the team who made it all happen.
Venue | CHESTNUT RIDGE
Stylist | MINGLE
Hair and makeup artist | FLAWLESS
Cake | NETTIE’S BAKERY
Florals| SPRINGVINE DESIGN
Calligrapher| JOY UNSCRIPTED
Cocktails | CORDIAL + CRAFT
Dress Shop| MAGGI BRIDAL
Suit Shop| MITCHELL’S TUXEDOS
Spray Tan| BELLA SOLE
Bridal Shoes| BELLA BELLE
Ring box| ALLEN GLEUR
Ribbon| HEY ITS OH SO PRETTY
Vow Books| LITTLE CARABAO STUDIO