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AUTUMNAL ARTISAN STYLED SHOOT

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Autumnal Artisan Styled Shoot

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at The Graham Mill

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I am totally over the moon to share with you the utter beauty that came out of Sweet Oak Event’s styled shoot from August 2nd, 2020. Planning this shoot was a dream come true with all the soft textures, pastel pinks and gorgeous florals. It is truly one of the best feelings in the world to see your vision come to life, and it’s one I will never get tired of! I am SO proud of all of our vendors for coming together to create such magic at the brand new Graham Mill in Graham, NC, and I really believe we knocked this one out of the park.

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I am so excited to introduce the SOE family to my new and super talented friends! Working with this group of vendors was SO fun, and I totally recommend all of them for your upcoming weddings!

Now back to the shoot! The idea behind this shoot was to encourage our Spring 2020 brides that had to postpone into Fall that they absolutely did not have to give up on their dream pink wedding. We really wanted to just wrap you in a hug and show you how to take your current design and tweak it just a tad to really bring those “Spring” colors into the Fall transition that many weddings are falling into these days.

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Here’s how we did it:

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First, we removed most of the greenery that usually comes along with Spring weddings, and instead we added some dried flowers! We kept those luscious blooms, of course. Rhonda from Rhonda Hicks Floral Design actually commented that it made her life as a florist easier because since some of the florals were technically dead, transporting was easier!

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Second, we added in lots of cozy textures, but still in pink! I don’t think there is another fabric in the world that screams Fall as much as velvet. Something about it just makes you want to snuggle! So, Michelle from Party Makers and I chose a velvet linen in a tasteful tan color to warm up the space, and Risé and I went with the most fabulous (and HEAVY) blush pink couch you ever did see! Completed with loads of velvet pillows, and we had a fall lover’s dream!

We also had the pleasure of Brenna from Ivy & Linen Design to create us the most beautiful custom stationery! She totally nailed the design and the handmade paper with deckled edges added to our cozy texture vibe! She also ventured off the deep end a bit and crafted these champagne scroll place cards too! I can’t wait to use these for a real wedding in the near future!

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Lastly, we went a little darker for our groom’s suit. Most of the time, I recommend choosing a light grey for a Spring wedding (if you want grey) and a darker grey for Fall/Winter. This just ensures cohesiveness throughout the details of the day, and makes sure your bridal photos really capture the mood. It’s an easy switch for rental companies to make as well!

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Altogether, these simple switches that are relatively easy to accomplish can really vamp up the overall design of your wedding day, especially if you had to postpone and really don’t want to give up your color palette!

Check out a few more of the gorgeous photos from this shoot brought to you by the uber talented Tricia from Tricia Michael Photography, and expect to see these photos alllll over Instagram in the coming weeks!!

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There were so many sweet and tiny details for this fun day! We can’t forget about everyone’s part, the sweetest appearance of two little pups! Minnie and Daisy are miniature Australian Shepherds and the CUTEST addition to our shoot. We paired them with some fabulous bandanas from our friends at Poppy&Co. that matched our bride’s getting ready pajamas.

We also had the pleasure of Sara and Natalie from Southern Bride to join us and bring us these beautiful gowns! They were perfect for twirling and total dupes for the latest couture gowns you see on the red carpet. Our favorite was the one pictured on the far right – this gown has several different pieces built into the dress that gives you tons of different looks! We loved the bow sleeves and the Grecian Goddess vibes we got from the one shoulder!

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Can you believe how gorgeous these are?! Also, my models Donata & Jeff White are HOT right?! These two are actually a real-life married couple, and they got to relive a piece of their wedding day. They killed the game with some help from Sarah from SMG Beauty Co. Sarah dolled Donata up perfectly and really made her feel like her best self. Donata had actually told me prior to the shoot that she was never really “in love” with her initial wedding photos, so we are so humbled that she has these beauties now to love on!

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From start to finish, this day was absolutely incredible. Being able to design and execute this shoot at the brand new and beautiful Graham Mill was a dream come true, and I can’t wait to be back to work weddings in this space! Aneesa is a joy to be around, and if you are in the market for a venue in the Graham, NC area, she is your girl! This was such a fun, fun day getting to work with the BEST team of vendors. I am truly honored to be able to partner with each of you to bring this vision to life, and your contributions are so appreciated! You all are so passionate about you do and extremely talented! I can’t wait to work with each of you again soon!

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Vendor Team

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Planning & Design: Sweet Oak Events 

@mrs.cheyennepainter

Photographer: Tricia Michael Photography

@triciamichaelphoto 

Tabletop Rentals: Party Makers Greensboro 

@partymakerseventrental 

Specialty Rentals: Eventful 

@eventful_nc

Florist: Rhonda Hicks Floral Design 

@rhondahicksfloraldesign

Venue: The Graham Mill

@thegrahammill 

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Models: Jeff and Donata

@donatawhite 

Dresses: Southern Bride

@southernbride 

Stationery: Ivy + Linen Design

@ivyandlinendesign

Details: Poppy & Co.

@_poppy_co_

Hair and Makeup: SMG Beauty Co. 

@smgbeautyco

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