A few years back, Ozzy Garcia + Abany Bauer graced our pages as photographer and bride with this stunner of a wedding. But today, this talented twosome is back – this time working as photographer and stylist. They crafted up the most gorgeous bridal shoot you ever did see, set in the vivid green vineyards of North Carolina. And whether you’re planning your nuptials or a wedding lover past her “I do” days, this one is for you all the same.
After collaborating as a bride and her photographer (featured on Style Me Pretty), Abany and Ozzy re-connected again in beautiful North Carolina to collaborate, only this time as stylist and photographer.
Landing on the location of Raffaldini Vineyards, set at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Tuscan vineyard soon became the backbone for the direction of the shoot. The landscape and textures that Raffaldini offers are so rich with Italian inspiration. From the quaint stone statues found throughout the garden pathways, to the trees that seem to drip with leaves rather than grow them, to the rich clay patina of the stone work – I just knew this was the perfect palette to create upon.
Purposely evading the cool tone trend (gray, blue, pink, peach) I wanted to work with some of the more unemployed color palettes, such as rust, orange, and forest green. All colors have a romantic side and I wanted to explore some new and lovely possibilities. Landing on a color palette filled to the brim with rich terra cottas and vineyard-rich greens, the tone of the shoot mirrored the Raffaldini setting perfectly.
The stunning Jenny Packham gown, Esme, generously provided by Kate of Tre Bella Bridal, was the perfect choice to romance the vines. The Roman-esque design of the gown reflected well on the European setting.
Creative Direction & Florals: Abany Bauer - Styling & Flowers | Dress: Jenny Packham "Esme" from Tre Bella Bridal | Location: Raffaldini Vineyards | Makeup: Erin Ashley - Makeup Artis | Model: Annie for Evolution Talent | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Brown Linen -Calligraphy & Fine Design | Photographer: Ozzy Garcia