Butterfly Bridal Shoot

This shoot was so much fun! Jordan and I truly had a wonderful time working with all of the vendors involved. Many aspects of this shoot were unique!  I’ll start by talking about the venue.  This shoot took place at the Museum of Life and Sciences in Durham, which includes a butterfly exhibit and garden. These components definitely create a romantic fairytale-like setting.

Venue: Museum of Life and Science-
Facebook: @lifeandscience

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I enjoyed getting ready for this shoot because it is a style completely different from what my personal wedding day was.  Also, the ladies that helped me get glammed up are so sweet and talented!  The theme of this shoot was “Boho,” which is far more trendy than my typical classic style. 🙈  Theresa and Renee did such an awesome job transforming me into a polished boho bride!

Makeup: Theresa Burden Makeup Artistry

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Hair: Styles by Renee Marie

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The photographer for this shoot was so fun to work with. He gives wonderful direction, as well as has a great imagination that captures the scene.  During some of the shots, he told Jordan to whisper different types of cereals in my ear to make me laugh, which was silly but totally worked! We loved working with him. 🙂

Photography: September Photos Photography
Instagram: @september_photos
Facebook: @septemberphotos

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One of the vendors that stood out to me was Barbox, which is a mobile-bar service you can have at your wedding! What a cool idea–Especially for venues that do not have a dedicated bar space. It creates a great photo-op as well.

Mobile Bar and Beer Garden: Barbox
Instagram: @barboxraleigh
Facebook: @barboxraleigh
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A little behind the scenes info–The dress in this shoot did not fit at all! We clipped the dress with some heavy duty clips either in the front or the back for every shot.  Besides that, I loved this style of dress. It fits the boho/trendy vibe, but it is timeless at the same time.

Suit and Dress: NY Bride & Groom
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I’m personally an all white flowers kinda girl for weddings, but the color scheme in this shoot was really fun. The yellow flowers really played off of the blue accents, and represented the venue space well.

Bouquet, Boutonnière, and Flower Crown: Sweets
Instagram: @sweetsandstemsnc
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Rentals: Southern Vintage Table
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Calligraphy: Leo Lettering
Instagram: @leo_lettering
Facebook: @leoletteringnc
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All of this of course wouldn’t have been accomplished without a wedding planner to fit the many moving pieces together.  Thank you, Hillary for organizing this shoot!  This created a wonderful opportunity to get so many different creative minds involved.

Planning, design, and decor florals: Sincerely Weddings Event Planning
Instagram: @sincerelyweddings
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I hope you enjoyed reading about this shoot! I plan do do more blog posts to add to my Bridal tab in the future!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Happy almost Friday. 🙂

Cheers,

Olivia

 

 

 

Our Wedding Video

 

Truly the most amazing day of my life.  Thinking back on this day, and so thankful to have a video that captured all of it.  Thank y’all for watching. 🙂

 

If you are ever interested in me posting more bridal related content on here, let me know! I absolutely love all things weddings.

 

Cheers,

Olivia

 

video by: Sugar Shack Films

My Custom Wedding Gown

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I don’t know about y’all, but my feed has been flooded with all kinds of beautiful engagements recently. So, I’m feeling inspired to write about something wedding related of course (My one year anniversary is coming up!).  Any excuse to reminisce on my big day! 🙂

Since I purchased my gown locally, I thought that it may be beneficial for all of those local brides out there to read! My gown came from Lana Addison (an adorable little bridal boutique) in Downtown Cary, and was originally in two pieces!  I picked out the top and the bottom separately to create my gown, which ended up being the best way for me to customize.  I was able to add a silk ribbon to the waist and delicate straps to the lace top.  I loved the mixture of textures between my top and bottom (Originally, I thought that I wanted a completely lace gown.) My top and bottom were both Martina Liana, and I’ll link both below!

Lana Addison was actually the very first place that I went when I began trying on gowns. I visited 4 other places after, and ended up right back where I started, because nothing could beat the combo that I tried on there.  I really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect gown! Good luck to those newly engaged brides out there hunting for their gowns. I hope that sharing my experience with you helped!

Thanks for reading,

Olivia

My Gown:

Carmen Lace Top

Sanja Crepe Bottom

Photographer: Les Atkins