Monday, August 11, 2014

Kirsten and Jordan's Pre-Wedding Details and Story



Hey everybody!

I'm starting off the blog a bit differently today.  I'm am so in love with this first image.  When you have a ginormous wedding party, it can be a bit difficult to get a great shot of all the bridesmaids and house party.  However, these are the most classy, stylish, and cool girls I know, so we thought we'd do a Vanity Fair style shoot with them. The porch at Pratt Place Inn was a great location with lots of seating that gave us our different height levels.  Then we posed the girls (and then let them do the rest)... the result is SUPER FABULOUS!
Vanity Fair style bridal party picture

And now, here are just a few of Kirsten's breathtaking details.  Southern and charming (just like the married couple!), I just love these!  And a horse wearing a flower wreath... c'mon!  Talk about perfection.
southern rustic outdoor wedding details
We normally find a cute place to hang the wedding dress, but since Kirsten has an impeccably tasteful bedroom, we just tossed it on the bed and shot it.  Stunning dress (she got it at Tesori, y'all!)

Here's another first for the blog (or, at least a rare occurrence)... I wanted to post one of Jordan getting ready because I just love the motion and emotion in this shot.

When the time came for Kirsten to put on her dress, Mere (who normally kind of helps anyway) got to help Kirsten.  Mere told me at the end of the night that this was her favorite part of the day (we ALWAYS ask what each other's favorite part of the day was).

Oooh la la. These shoes, the draping dress, and Kirsten's sessiness. :)


Now, I don't know how to prepare you for the next shot.  I imagine myself doing the same thing when I first see Ellie and Cece in their wedding dresses... getting emotional.

I happen to adore Kirsten's dad, english accent and all, so witnessing him see Kirsten in her dress for the first time was really special.

I'm surprised I didn't ugly cry.


And then pure joy.

More of these hottttties (Mad Props to the team at Crown Beauty Bar for the hair and makeup - everybody looked gorrrrgeous!!!.  Here you go... the first look at the ridiculously gorgeous bouquets by Pigmint. Seriously, Kirsten's bouquet was to-die-for!!

Seriously... breathtaking.

Let's head inside!  This gives you a little sneak peek into the transformation of Pratt Place Barn into the dreamy wedding wonderland (brought to life by the fabulous team at Finishing Touch Event Design) where Kirsten and Jordan said their vows. I love how they used our engagement picture and their invitation near the entrance to help welcome guests.

Okay... now back outside.  This arrangement from Pigmint is insane.  I don't know anything about how to make something like this, which makes me have a huge appreciate for the floral artists at Pigmint, and this one is just mind-blowing.  Right?

To end the post today, here are a couple more shots of Kirsten's dreamy bridal bouquet and coordinating centerpiece by Pigmint.  I hopped out to their warehouse the day before the wedding to capture these two arrangements.  I've run out of words.  Just.so.good.


Hey y'all... you can pre-order the new Benfield Weddings Magazine (issue 3!) right here: gum.co/benny3 (it has Kirsten's wedding, and a bunch of others, featured in it!)
Also, come back tomorrow to the blog... it'll be WEDDING TIME!



Talk to you soon,
Dale

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