Today’s sweet wedding editorial in the Blue Ridge Mountains is earthy and natural, laid-back yet elegant, and just oh so lovely! Brimming with greenery and timeless details it shows exactly why intimate celebrations are often my favourites. Because cutting down on size and keeping things simple, doesn’t have to mean scrimping on style!……
To tell us a little more about the shoot and the creatives involved in pulling it all together, here’s Meaghan Clare Photography…. “The Blue Ridge Mountains were the perfect backdrop for Thomas and Elisa’s intimate, candlelit, country wedding. Thomas, a Maryland native, and Elisa, a Texas gal, knew they wanted a wedding that was elegant, rustic, and intimate, nodding to both of their rural roots. Shelagh Bolger, Event Planner and sister of the Groom, styled the event. From the blush-colored wine glasses, to the vintage dishware and handcrafted ladder bar, she knew just how to design an elegant, rustic atmosphere that would speak to the couple’s taste.
The cotton paper invitations, designed by Mindy Ascosi, Calligrapher and Graphic Artist at Ascosi Creative, added the perfect element of classic simplicity. Brooke Gagnier ofStem and Thistle , provided a gorgeous, herbal floral bouquet and gorgeous chair swags made of a mix of olive branch and italian ruscus. My personal favorite floral element was the little sprigs of olive branches that she used to decorate the menu cards. Shauna Kennedy, Hair and Makeup artist, helped emphasize the bride’s natural beauty. Lastly, the adorable floral covered cake baked by Sweets by Sarah Lynn was just as wonderfully tasting inside as it looked from the outside.”
Isn’t the brides flower adorned braid crown gorgeous?? And I love the freshness of the understated color palette, just white and gold with little splashes of color. A huge thankyou to all the wedding pros involved but especially to Meaghan of Meaghan Clare Photography for capturing every detail so perfectly. If you love this shoot and would like to see more of Meaghan’s wonderful photography head on over to her website at www.meaghanclarephotography.com and be sure to find and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
For more elopement inspiration you should pop and take a peek at this elegant Columbia Gorge elopement, this City Hall affair in San Francisco is oh so chic, and this woodland elopement will enchant you utterly. If retro is more your style there is this mid-century styled shoot, or if you have a Spring elopement in mind, do take a moment to swoon over this blossom filled beauty. Oh and for a destination elopement, is there anywhere more romantic than Paris?? Just take a look at this stylish stunner.
Credits & Contributors
Photography – Meaghan Clare Photography // Styling – Shelagh Bolger // Models – Tommy Bolger and Elisa Dehan // Hair & Makeup – Shauna Kennedy // Floral Design – Stem and Thistle // Calligrapher – Ascosi Creative // Wedding Cake – Sweets by Sarah Lynn