styled shoot

Styled Shoot | The Barn at Oak Manor | 6.4.2017

In May I had the opportunity to photograph a "berry" themed summer styled shoot & it was e v e r y t h i n g. Everything from the cake to the flowers were bold + bright & being able to capture it all was a dream. 

The whole idea was brought together by Janelle of Beyond The I Do & Shayla of Shayla Clay Designs. Shayla describes the idea on her blog --  "[We] wanted our shoot to be “different” and we both were tired of seeing the ever so lovely light olive that was going around in the bridal world. I’ve always wanted to do a deep emerald shoot, so I took this opportunity and ran with it! We decided to pair the emerald with a deep berry with hints of blush in the florals, invitations, and place cards. With such two bold colors, we needed to pair it with an element that was light and sparkly. I initially thought of rose gold, but wasn’t sure how that would look aesthetically with the emerald, so we opted for yellow gold."

As for the details, "The invitations were crafted beautifully with berry colored calligraphy and gold foil leaf details. We added a gold wax seal for the envelope to add an element of sophistication. We carried that same calligraphy onto an acrylic menu card, which was coupled with a large emerald banana leaf for each guest. The florals were absolutely to die for; the combination of pinks, berries and blush just oozed dreamy."

And for the finishing touches, "The crisp black tux, and berry colored details in the grooms tie and pocket square went dashingly with the brides bouquet. Her dress had stitched lace applications on the sleeve and lower back. Flowers adorned her messy braid which played a part to the whimsical personality of the bride. The place setting turned out gorgeous, with the gold trimmed water goblets and glass and gold beaded charger. The menu was absolutely stunning, and added to the chic feel of the overall wedding design."  

It was an amazing day working with so many talented Atlanta vendors & I couldn't recommend them more. If you have any questions about their services, feel free to reach out to them directly! 

Planning and Design: @beyondtheido + @shaylaclaydesigns

Venue: @thebarnatoakmanor

Florals: @eventsbyshamrock

Wedding Cake: @cakesbyanna21

Favors/Baked Cookies: @notasfamous

Stationery & Calligraphy: @OhaiCrystal


Linen Rental: @simplypeachyrentalsanddesign

Tableware Rental: @werentatlanta

Bridal Gown: @fabulousfrocksofatlanta

Tuxedo Accessories: @moderngentstyle

Jewelry: @myalmaco

Bride: @katieskog

Hair and Makeup: @emstylesatlanta