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See Style Blogger Taylor-Rae’s Bridal Shower

Leave it to the ever-so-chic Style Souffle to have a bridal shower decked out in pretty. Beginning with a champagne-stocked bar cart and ending with a floral handpainted cake, it’s the kind of party that’ll perfectly kick off your own weekend festivities and we’re diving right in. More from Josh Deaton in The Vault!

From Style Souffle… First comes love, then comes marriage… but before that there are a few events along the way that every bride and groom-to-be look forward to experiencing. One of which is the bridal shower! Unlike Taylor-Rae’s soft-romantic, European countryside inspired wedding, this was the perfect opportunity to embrace her love for bright colors and beautiful florals in a Boho-Chic inspired bridal shower and luncheon. Her mom, a former corporate event planner, worked with a team of local vendors to bring the bride-to-be’s vision to life at the intimate party on May 15, 2016, at a family friend’s estate in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thirty guests celebrated the bride-to-be in a festive fête designed in pops of fuchsia, vibrant orange and mixed metallics.

Beautiful ombre watercolor invitations set the tone for the party and read, “Please join us to Celebrate Taylor-Rae with an Afternoon of Love and Laughter before the Happily Ever After.” The invitations matched the menu cards displayed that afternoon.

August Lily created arrangements of Tulips, Garden Roses, Carnations, Gerbera Daisies, Snap Dragons and Iris’ that were displayed on the mantle and throughout the house. A wide selection of foliage (including ferns, rose hips and ivy) were mixed in for texture to create a boho, natural vibe. Trademark of the theme, the bride adorned a beautiful flower crown that coordinated with the floral arrangements.

As guests’ arrived, they signed an adorable Minted “XOXO” print, which would later be displayed amongst the gallery wall in the brides office – who is Founding Editor of Lifestyle & Fashion blog, Style Souffle (@stylesouffle). Guests were also asked to leave a token of advice on slips of handmade paper infused with flower petals for the bride to read on her wedding day!

Rather than having a seated luncheon, guests helped themselves to a selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Dean & Deluca, which included: shrimp with lime dressing, tea sandwiches, tuscan bean dip, cajun crab cake bites, a variety of tossed salads and antipasto platers. A handpainted cake by WOW Factor Cakes was the centerpiece of the dessert table. Fresh fruit, macaroons and truffles were also offered.

The weather couldn’t have been better that afternoon, and everyone eventually found themselves setting by the pool for a fun guessing game with questions selected specifically for Taylor-Rae and her groom – who made a surprise appearance! All in all, it was a lovely shower and Josh Deaton was there to capture it all on film!

 

Photography: Josh Deaton | Floral Design: August Lily Florist | Cake: Wow Factor Cakes | Stationery: Swoozie's Denver | Catering: Dean & Deluca | Bride: Taylor-Rae (@stylesouffle) | Location: Taylor-Rae (@stylesouffle)

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Bridal Shower Details
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A Hanging Dessert Bar = Wedding Goals

I have a theory and it goes a little something like this: dessert calories don’t count. That is, so long as said dessert calories are served suspended in the air. Which is exactly the type of guilt free indulgence you’ll find in The Vault courtesy of this stunner of a celebration. Filled with so yummy sweets and delightful details, Michael And Carina Photography snapped every blissful moment to share!

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From Michael And Carina PhotographyThe pastel color palette and elegant setting made for a beautiful wedding to document. Due to rain on their wedding day, the ceremony was moved to the tent, which was styled so beautifully by C&D events and transformed into an intimate and romantic setting.

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Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Wedding Dress: Savvi Formalwear | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Nina | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Durham Catering Company | Hair + Makeup: Perfection By Patricia | DJ: DJ Spin | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House | Event Planning + Floral Design: C & D Events | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Reception Floral Design: Tre Bella Florist | Rentals: CE Rentals

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A Cozy Inn Wedding That Would Make Any Gilmore Girl Jealous

An sophisticated, cozy chic Inn celebration that would make your favorite sitcom stars jealous (we’re looking at you Rory, Lorelai, Sookie St. James) – check, check, check. With Graham Terhune Photography behind the lens documenting and Inkspot Crow Films recording it all to share, we’ve got Preston + Lydia’s perfect party waiting for you to pin in The Vault! P.S. Find your dream wedding team via here!

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From The Bride…Preston and I met in Atlanta through mutual friends in 2012, but our relationship began on a lake in the North Georgia mountains in August 2013. Since that time, we have shared countless weekends and memories in the mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina with each other and with our closest friends and family.

We got engaged in July 2015 in Asheville, North Carolina and quickly decided that we wanted to get married in the beautiful mountains that mean so much to us. Having visited The Farm at Old Edwards before, we knew it would be the perfect setting for us and that the 150-180 guests we were anticipating would be comfortable with plenty to do and places to explore over the weekend.

The team at Old Edwards guided us throughout the entire process which made all of the small decisions incredibly easy to make, especially since we were determined not to stress over the details. The best advice we have is to work with photographers and videographers whose style aligns with your own. We lovingly refer to Graham and Samantha Terhune (Graham Terhune Photography) and MacKenzie and Philip Henry (Inkspot Crow Films) as our dream team. Looking back at the moments they captured has allowed us to relive so many special moments and to enjoy others that we missed throughout the wedding weekend.

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Photography: Graham Terhune Photography | Cinematography: Inkspot Crow Films | Floral Design: Floressence Flowers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Creative Pastries By Sid | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | DJ: Ben Felton | Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa

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Gilmore Girls Inspired Wedding Ideas
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Gilmore Girls Inspired Wedding Ideas
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