Styled shoots are a creative way for photographers, stylists, and other wedding pros, to show off their talent and visions to inspire readers for their own wedding planning.
Today’s feature is set against the backdrop of one of the oldest green houses in the country!
A word about the shoot from the planner, Lauren Harbin of Chancey Charm...
Our botanical editorial was inspired by the venue – Oatlands Historic House and Garden’s greenhouse. The greenhouse is the second oldest in the country and full of natural light and beautiful exposed stone and brick. It’s also a unique venue for intimate weddings and elopements in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia.
We started by planning our tablescape. We really wanted to emphasize the botanical theme so we nestled our setup among the plants and florals the greenhouse holds throughout the winter. The brick and stone wall backdrop created a historical contrast to the clean, modern details.
Collaborating with Lark Floral, we selected a dynamic color palette that blended an array of whites, greens, dusty blues and warm hues, including coral, Pantone’s color of the year. The lush and vibrant bouquets featured garden roses, pepperberry, hydrangea, dahlias, and apricot cymbidium orchids, which added to the tropical vibe.
One of our main goals was to appeal to detail-oriented brides, sharing ideas of how you can tie a whole day together. Alchemy Calligraphy and Design created a modern invitation suite and vellum paper goods. Their elegant and minimalist vibe offset the age of the greenhouse. The bride’s dress was modern and elegant as well, with botanical, geometric designs that mimicked the leaves in the greenhouse setting.
While the majority of the shoot took place within the greenhouse we did spend time also exploring some of Oatlands’ expansive gardens, which include lush hedges and mountain views.
What we love about this shoot:
The expansive grounds and romantic pathways at the venue create an idyllic setting for a dreamy wedding.
Those soft pastel colors, including blush, orange, and blue echoed in the invites, flowers, and the shoes, have us swooning!
And not to mention those gorgeous bride’s maid’s dresses, love, love, love!
Photography: Maddy Williams Photography // @maddywilliamsphotography
Planning: Lauren Harbin of Chancey Charm // @lauren.h_weddings @chanceycharm
Venue: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens // @oatlandsva
Bridal Boutique: Bridal Impressions // @bridalimpressions
Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridals // @allurebridals
Vintage Decor/Rentals: Bella Villa Vintage Rentals // @bellavillashop
Rentals: Select Event Group // @selecteventgroup
Makeup: Blushaway Makeup // @blushawaymakeup
Hair: Dare To Dream Hair // @dare2dreamhair
Florals: Lark Floral // @larkfloral
Jewelry: Quest Fine Jewelers // @questfinejewelers
Calligraphy: Alchemy Calligraphy // @alchemycalligraphy
Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop // @bttrcrmbakeshop