Chad + Catherine// Meadow Hill Farm Wedding Editorial
This Meadow Hill Farm Garden Wedding Editorial was recently feauaturd in Southeastern Bride’s Volume 2 Magazine and we couldn’t be more proud! Elizabeth of Elizabeth Ulrich Design details out the design for all of this: Christy and I envisioned a rustic and romantic look with an airy vibe for this wedding editorial photo shoot. We wanted to achieve a design and style a shoot that was refined and thoughtful but still incorporated plenty of elements that a bride could achieve on her own and incorporate into her wedding design.
Right off the bat, I turned to BHLDN to create a head-to-toe look that would embody the ethereal refinement we envisioned. The floral touches on those gorgeous pumps and that exquisite painted flora veil were so dreamy! Christy and I both fell hard for the strappy open back of this Watters gown and knew it was the perfect choice for our model.
With its refined rustic look, I knew Meadow Hill Farm was the perfect location for our garden inspiration shoot. The mix of stone and warm weathered wood in the cottage and courtyard lend a certain European ambience to the space, and that inspired everything from the modern English garden feel of the paper suite from Casey Snyder Design to the dessert, our own DIY twist on the famed French croquembouche. We loved how easily our faux croquembouche came together! We simply used toothpicks to adhere donut holes to a styrofoam form, filling in any gaps with pretty floral stems. Even the butterflies fluttering around the courtyard approved!
For our florals, we aimed for soft blush and lavender, and I liked the idea of mixing lush roses and peonies in those hues with more earthy elements like the succulents and eucalyptus to tie in both the romantic and rustic feel of the farm. Jessica Fell Davis from SOULflowers definitely wowed us with the untamed feel of the bouquet and that beautifully understated flower crown.
The succulents themselves informed the rest of the color scheme. I love the way a single succulent offers a seamless blend of muted colors ranging from grayish greens to pale pinks and purples. For our sweetheart table, I mimicked that range of hues with hand-dyed crumpled cotton linens and the loose gathering of eucalyptus, flowers and succulents running the length of the tablescape. I love the effortless effect of a natural table garland that doesn’t require pinning and wiring. This version is impactful without being fussy — and, best of all, it’s easy to replicate on your own! To achieve the look, I simply let the natural flow of the eucalyptus stems guide the design, tucking and hiding the ends of the stems under new branches as I went along. Then I added just enough brass, mercury glass and vintage golden flatware to lend some warmth and subdued shine to the mix.
Our models are a real-life couple with the most amazing chemistry. Catherine, a photographer, and her musician husband Chad had us swooning all day long! Ana Liza Witham of The Luxe Beauté styled Catherine’s dreamy platinum locks into a romantic, loose updo and coiffed Chad’s amazing head of hair. We loved that Ana Liza kept Catherine’s makeup clean and radiant to highlight her natural beauty. It was the perfect look for getting lost along the garden paths and grassy fields with Christy and our team!
Christy Wilson Photography is a Destination and Nashville Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing romantic and emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee and destinations all around the country. Are you having a Meadow Hill Farm Wedding? I would love to talk with you about being your wedding photographer!
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