Wedding gowns are a work of art to me. Intricate and exquisite, they are one of the most important pieces of clothing you’ll ever wear. So when we had the opportunity to take a behind the scenes look at how Chaviano Couture brings their visions to life, we obviously jumped. Captured beautifully by Exquisitrie By Kelly Sauer, this gallery is sure to leave you in awe.
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From Exquisitrie By Kelly Sauer
….Have you ever wondered about the process that goes into making the loveliness that comes together for a wedding dress? Chaviano Couture wanted to give you a look at the care she puts into the process of creating custom wedding gowns for its brides, from the simple muslin beginnings to the small details to the stunning wedding day results.
This shoot, titled “Sew In Love” before it ever came into being, was a dream that Annette Thurmon and Carlee Sizemore had to tell the story of a custom wedding dress from behind the scenes. Their vision brought a fantastic creative team together last August to capture their inspiration for their brides. The shoot brought lace and vintage and tulle together with Carlee’s exquisite styling, Amy Osaba’s fantastic florals, and an amazing European vibe at the private residence that hosted the shoot. The shoot carries a bit of whimsy, a bit of fun, a dash of drama, and a whole lot of unparallelled pretty for the bride who is looking for inspiration for her own wedding.
Photography: Exquisitrie By Kelly Sauer | Hair & Makeup: Brielle Brenner Of Blue Bird Artistry | Accessories: Carlee Sizemore | Floral Styling: Amy Osaba | Models: Vivian Byrd & Lauren Thomas | Private Residence: None | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Set Styling: Carlee Sizemore | Veil: Chaviano Couture | Vintage Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder | Wedding Gowns: Chaviano Couture
There’s nothing prettier than the Appalachian foothills in the fall (seriously, if you haven’t see it, you must!) And this Georgia wedding at The Ruins At Kellum Valley Farm fits right in with the foliage. The flowers from Flowers By Diane and even the cake from Cynthia’s Cakes And Cookies fit the mood perfectly. Just take a peek at the gallery of gorgeous by CWF Photography.
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From The Bride…To have our wedding in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains was always our dream. Fazal and I love the outdoors and are very close with our families, so the intimate, outdoor setting of the Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm was the perfect place for us. The Farm has breathtaking views and these magnificent school house ruins in the back of the property. The ruins look like a hidden secret and are unbelievable romantic with candlelight. We wanted to keep the wedding small, so we could focus on the family and friends that had been with us throughout our relationship. Fazal and I grew up in the same hometown of Loganville, Georgia, but come from very different backgrounds. I moved to the South from Illinois when I was in elementary school and learned to love all things southern over the years. Fazal’s family moved to Loganville from Vietnam before he was born, and he was lucky enough to grow up on the same street as all of his family. He spent a lot of his youth in the woods with his cousins and helping on his Grandfather’s halal farm. Our vision for the wedding was for it to feel like an intimate dinner party in our back yard in Atlanta. The reception was held outside, under the stars, with dinner and dancing inside of the ruins. We used lots of candles, bistro lights and deep fall colors to make everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. Our signature cocktail was our favorite libation – whiskey :) and we had rock candy stirrers for guests. We gave out hand warmers and vintage blankets for the guests to keep cozy through the night. Planning for our wedding was truly a family affair. My parents made the hand warmers that we gave out at the reception, my sister hand wrote all of the signage, my brother set up the photo booth, and Fazal carved the candlesticks that were at the head table. I loved looking around and seeing our families in every little detail. It was truly one amazing day.
Photography: CWF Photography | Florist: Flowers By Diane | Cake: Cynthia's Cakes And Cookies | Stationary: Miss Pennie Prints (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Ceremony Venue: St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Ruins At Kellum Valley Farm | Caterer: Honeybrook Catering | Make-Up: Kristen Phelps | Hair: Claudia Mejerle | Calligraphy: Stephanie Straub, To ThomasFromAnne | DJ: Mike Zarin, Zegi Entertainment | Transportation: Crown Mountain Limousine
Happy Friday darling SMPers! Before you head off into the beautiful weekend ahead, we’ve got a pretty little seafoam and blush number from Brita Photography that will have your heart a-racing. Layered with flowy bridesmaids dresses, the cutest bubbly favors bow-tied with polka dot straws and blooming perfection, I’ll bet my bottom dollar that this gallery will have you grinning ear to ear.
From Brita Photography… We are thrilled to share this elegant and sweet wedding in Augusta with you. It’s not just because Cheney and Adam’s wedding was stunning, but also because they are 2 of the sweetest and kindest people you’ll ever meet! When we first photographed Cheney and Adam during their engagement session in South Carolina, I knew we’d become friends! We hung out afterwards, enjoyed a few drinks, and chatted for a while! I even learned what chow chow sauce was…thanks to Adam! And when we arrived to start shooting on their wedding day, it truly felt like we were hanging out with our friends. It was so fun! All of the girls were in the beautiful Penthouse suite of the Partridge Inn. When I arrived, they were were wearing the cutest shortie set by Plum Pretty Sugar. We scheduled Cheney and Adam’s first look to be at the Old Medical College and it was perfect: The weather, the location, and the love between Adam and Cheney. After saying “I do,” they danced and celebrated all night long at the Old Medical College. And, their getaway car was a golf cart! It was such a great time!
Photography: Brita Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Rachel Lyn Events | Floral Design: Lisa Rhodes Floral & Interiors | Wedding Invitations: The White Crane | Reception: Old Medical College Of Georgia | Wedding Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Tastefully Done | Hair Stylist: Retreat Salon | Band: Playback "The Band" | Church: Warren Baptist Church | Getting Ready Penthouse: The Partridge Inn | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Make Up Artist: Sephora | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Wedding Dress Boutique: Wedding Angels | Wedding Dress Designer: Lusan Mandongus
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