As most of you know, I have the huge honor of being part of the upcoming NOT Wedding event in Charleston on June 13th. If you don’t know, then make haste and familiarize yourself with the coolest wedding show around. Tickets are still available so if you are engaged (or may be soon…) go ahead and snag one – you will be treated to a live renewal of vows and an awesome party – the best part is that you get to watch all the wedding vendors in action and then go talk to them in person – its THE BEST way to find what vendors are for you!
One of my responsibilities was to organize a styled shoot to showcase the talent behind The NOT Wedding Charleston and to offer brides some inspiration. Its the extra responsibility I most wanted because styled shoots are my favorite thing to do. Lucky for me, I got it! And lucky for me, some of my favorite people to play with are also doing the event! Audrey of French Knot Studios and Tori of Ever Thine Vintage are really to thank for making all of our ideas a reality. So, get ready to feast your eyes on some lavender and herb themed loveliness!
Miss Wyolene designed the sweet invitation. In case you can’t read the clever play on words – it reads “It’s thyme to celebrate our friend Rosemary Marie on her wedding day because she’s a big dill.” RSVP: “Kindly lettuce know if you’re cumin.” (hehehehehehe)I had the three best models a girl could ask for – a huge thank you to Sterling, Jill and Kat!The “Oh Happy Day” banner and all the cute little flags were lovingly crafted by Liddabits Design Shop.All of the china, silver and doilies were borrowed from one of my favorite resources – Lillian’s China.Place settings were trimmed with rosemary and the name card vases were filled with lavender.
Hobnail milk glass vessels and teapots were filled with several different types of herbs and purple flowers.Liddabits Design Shop also made the “Oh Happy Day” napkin rings.The Dresser Palmer House provided the perfect backdrop – the house was even in our color palette! Bleubelle Bridal provided the gorgeous gowns and French Knot Studios created the stunning custom accessories.I could not get over the gorgeousness these girlies gave me. Thanks to Jen Paulos Lewis of Pastel for the incredible hair and makeup – those eyelashes kept me swooning all afternoon!We came up with a few light summery treats – you can find the recipes at the end of the post!Cupcake in Charleston sent us delicious cake pops.Tori of Ever Thine Vintage not only brought some of her amazing antique pieces (the mantel, buffet and couch) but she also created the amazing embroidery hoop installation. Our signature cocktail – vodka lemonade with blackberries and mint.I think these ladies missed their calling, because I swear they’re models.
Again, a huge thank you to:
Styling, decor, handmade accessories, florals & food: French Knot Studios
Antique rentals & embroidery hoop installation: Ever Thine Vintage
Hair & Makeup: Jen Paulos Lewis of Pastel
Invitation, Name Cards & Recipe Cards: Miss Wyolene
Banner, flags, napkin rings: Liddabits Design Shop
Antique china & silver: Lillian’s China
Cake pops: Cupcake
Gowns: Bleubelle Bridal
Venue: Dresser Palmer House
As promised, here are some freebies for you! Some yummy recipes and a black recipe card template from Miss Wyolene!