Blue Ridge Mountain Styled Wedding Shoot
Recently Briana Autran, an amazing photographer that just moved here from Florida, asked me to collaborate on a styled wedding shoot (my favorite). We began working on planning this amazing session and got an awesome team of creative people that really helped make it come to life. We had originally planned on going to up to Black Balsam, but when the day of the shoot came, it was incredibly windy and slightly rainy, so Balsam was closed. Instead of giving up, we decided to go ahead and wing it through the rain and wind and moved our location to the ever gorgeous Craggy Gardens.
I hiked 3 miles in 4-inch heels and a wedding dress (best calf workout ever) and even though I could barely walk the next day, it was SO worth it. The weather was freezing, and the wind was so strong I thought we were literally going to blow away! Even though the weather wasn't great and we had to change our location, the shoot still turned out perfect. I think that our perseverance and willingness to adapt on this shoot REALLY says a lot about all of the incredible vendors that were involved. So many times when you're working on a project or event, there are little hiccups along the way, and certainly this shoot was full of them!
HUGE shoutout to all of the indescribably creative vendors that made this shoot happen. You are all amazing and we could't have done it without you! Also thank you to my amazing boyfriend who braved the freezing rain and tornado winds with me, you are the best faux husband a girl could ask for!
Check out the gallery and video below, and give these rad vendors some love too. Each of them have spectacular work, and deserve to be recognized for it.
P.S. I'm going to be totally honest with you guys, Coleman and I were supposed to feed each other cake and be all cute and coupley... However, that cake was Gluten Free, and I don't get a lot of gluten free cake in my life. Coleman didn't feed me fast enough so yes, enjoy the photos of me stuffing my face below!
Photographer: Briana Autran
Wedding Planner: Wedding Belle's
Models: Belle Crouse and Coleman Criss
Hair/MUA: Powder Me Pretty
Jewelry: Stephanie Ellis Jewelry
Tuxedo: Mitchells Tuxedos
Flowers: Flora Asheville
Table: East West Vintage Rentals