Love Preserved


Goodness I’ve been so very excited to finally share these photos from our Southern Weddings V8 editorial! Earlier this spring one of the most incredible teams of vendors and artists came together to make this project come to life and of course the Nancy Ray Photography team captured it all perfectly. The idea behind the shoot is shared a little over here in this post and there’s nothing more intentional than editorial or even better, wedding day details that always circle back to the couple, their relationship and the union their making together as husband and wife. Soak up some of my favorite scans below and be sure to look at the impressive list of people who came together on that perfect spring day in April. My heart is grateful and full to have been a part!

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I loved how the florals I selected tied in perfectly with the colors of the pickled items and edible offerings I styled on the tabletop. Radishes, beets, turnips and red onions all worked beautifully with the purple clematis, pink ranunculus, cranberry garden roses and the various varieties of greens used in the compote centerpieces. And those marble serving boards were too good! It took a lot not to sneak home with a few in my suitcase!

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How sweet is our couple? Caitlin and Tyler are engaged in real life and will be saying I Do next spring. We kept joking the entire day of the shoot that their involvement in the project was perfect practice for their own big day and what to expect when it comes to photos, posing, and vendors rushing around to make it all work perfectly!

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PIG! Goodie we all so loved you.

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And this paper suite from Coral Pheasant is one of my favorites I’ve ever had to work with. That hand painted liner, the unique orientation, the font pairing, and of course those vintage stamps; it was amazing and really speaks volumes about how important it is to have stationery to helps tell your unique story.


I’d love to hear your most favorite detail from this project! Those pickled jars that served as favors for our guests? The tablescape that paired together elegant and rustic touches? Our stunning bridal party? Or that pig?! I have to say the pig certainly stole the show but coming together with all of the people listed below was the icing on the cake for me personally. Have the best Tuesday evening my friends!

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Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography | Film processing: Indie Film Lab | Videographer: Heart Stone Films | Stylist and florals: Hey Gorgeous Events | Hair stylist and makeup artist: Lula Hair and Makeup | Cakes: Ashley Cakes | Paper goods: Coral Pheasant | Map illustration: Social Alchemy | Linens: Nuage Designs | Runners: Silk & Willow | Table and charger rentals: Party Reflections | Vintage rentals: Paisley & Jade | Glassware, china, flatware:Vintage Charlotte | Marble cutting boards: Pizitz Home & Cottage | Wooden cutting boards: AK Woodburning | Wooden menu: AT Home Decor | Teal shelf: World Market | Bride’s gown: AH6200 by Saja | Bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August | Menswear: The Black Tux