Rustic Elegance


Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of partnering with some pretty spectacular vendors to bring this Rustic Elegance editorial vision to life. The backdrop was no other than the incredible Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn in Berrien Springs, Michigan where believe me, the service is just about as remarkable as the property and venue (we love you Susan and Kaye!) Join me today as I soak up this gorgeous shoot captured to perfection by Bradley James Photography. There were so many details throughout this project that reflected a high end luxury vibe meets rustic charm aesthetic. It’s definitely one for the HGE books wouldn’t you agree? Enjoy!


Brit, our amazing model, is such a timeless beauty! Stace from The Gown Shop styled her to perfection.

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I had a ton of fun creating this very lush and jam-packed table runner centerpiece for our family style wood table. The goal was to have all sorts of purple shades throughout the entire piece but once I got started, a repetitive ombre vibe started to come to life. The romantic feel of the roses and clematis vine contrasted with the chunky artichokes and various succulents was totally yummy. If someone wants to hire me for their wedding and then have all of their tablescapes feature centerpieces like this, you know where to find me. Seriously.

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The gals at The Aerialist Press nailed the stationery for this project. Purple and plum letterpress, copper foil, the most beautiful fonts and embellishments, hand letterings on silk ribbon from Curlicue Designs; it was all too perfect for words and matched perfectly with the look I was after. Purple can be so lovely when done right!

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Purple never looked so good. A giant hug to all of the amazing people who made this happen (listed below!)

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Concept, design, and florals: Hey Gorgeous Events / Bridal gowns, accessories and styling: The Gown Shop Ann Arbor / Photography: Bradley James Photography / Calligraphy: Curlicue Designs / Cake and macarons: Sweet Heather Anne / Chandelier and end table: Fancy Fray / Rentals: The Rental Company / Venue: Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn / Linens and pillows: Nuage Designs / Make up: Alexandra Nicole Make Up / Stationery: The Aerialist Press