This inspiration shoot came about when Melanie from Carolina Country Weddings and Events and I connected back in January. When given a location as stunning as this, it was clear that our theme should be Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice inspired.
I captured this shoot with natural light, a story telling look and artistically toned it to give a timeless, film feel. My goal with this non-traditional photographic approach is to give the southern/east coast bride the choice of a different a form of wedding photojournalism in an area where traditional wedding photography is still the most common style.
In leu of a time period when dating was “courting,” our bride and groom used serene expressions, gazes and a bit more space between each other which gives the sense of propriety. Our bride is not only stunning with a classic elegance, but she is also a former model who completely captured the poised and stoic look of the Jane Austen era. We chose to give her a more modern dress (courtesy of Paige and Elliot Bridal Boutique) but one with clean lines which we were able to dress up with the lace shawl and pearls, adding touches of tiny flowers (from her bouquet) in her loose, romantic up-do, styled by the wonderfully talented Elizabeth McHenry. The bouquet was a bit of a spur of the moment decision to go with an assortment of wildflowers that look as if they could have been picked in the meadow. The detail shots were done with a collection of authentic, vintage antiques collected from Oak Street Mill in Cornelius, NC.
Our groom has a modern man’s hairstyle and was dressed classic with suspenders and a pea coat. Carolina Country Wedding and Events is a dream wedding location. With so many different areas to choose from ranging from a lodge, a beautiful bridal room, rolling meadows, forest, pathways, a string light lit courtyard, a barn and antique accents sprinkled throughout the property, the options are endless. A bride would have no trouble making her wedding exactly how she wanted it whether it was a rustic, country, bohemian, earthy or even an enchanted forest theme.
Photography: Lindsey Romo Photography
Hair: Elizabeth McHenry
Makeup: Elizabeth McHenry
Shoes: Paige & Elliot
Antiques: Oak Street Mill Antiques
Models: Tera Burgess, Matt Norman