Rustic Romance | Middleton Place | Charleston, SC

I'm about to introduce you all to another one of my passions/obsessions: Geodes!!!!  My dad taught us kids all about rocks and minerals, and from as long as I can remember, our entire family have been avid "rockhounds".  

This rustic shoot was all about being organic, natural, rustic yet classy.  I wanted to pull in the beauty of geodes and have a ring that was less traditional and Cornerstone Minerals in Downtown Charleston were wonderful enough to trust me with their beautiful stones.  My favorite, I think, is an enormous piece of polished petrified wood that we used as a platter to display the Charcuterie on.

A hop skip and a jump from the Gem store on King Street and you will find Modern Trousseau.  This gorgeous bridal boutique has incredibly elegant gowns for a sophisticated bride.  Our model wore a new 2016 gown: Adore - A French halter gown with dramatic lace up ballet back and silk charmeuse skirt.

I can't thank the vendors enough.  Heidi from On a Limb Floral Studio located in Summerville provided the pottery, florals and designed the tables working hard on set all day.  Beth from ElisaBella Weddings is the talented wedding planner who not only helped co-ordinate the entire day but also made the incredible stationary.  She has a storefront on Etsy for her stationary.

My dear friend Kimberly from Simply Elegant Rentals in Summerville supplied the gorgeous table and decor for our shoot and was a great help to me.  Hair and make-up is from the incredibly talented artist, Rachael Brewer!!  And of course is the venue!!  A huge shout out to Middleton Place for making all this possible & allowing us to set up inside the Rice Mill, the first time they have ever been asked to have a photo shoot in the gorgeous building!!

Venue: Middleton Place |  Wedding Planner: Elisabella Weddings | Decor: Simply Elegant Rentals | Florist: On a Limb Floral Studio | Gown: Modern Trousseau | Hair and Makeup: Rachael Brewer | Geodes: Cornerstone Minerals | Models: Kat & Brandon DuBoise