Family heirlooms, peaches, gold candlesticks, and magnolias all played a beautiful part in creating these Southern wedding ideas. Wanting to evoke a classic, romantic feel, Ashton Kelley Photography focused on bringing together classic Southern charm with personalized, meaningful touches to bring her brand to life. A summer inspired color palette of peach, coral, and dusty blue and an abundance of peaches set the stage to create a gorgeously Southern wedding design- we can’t wait for you to see!
This Southern countryside wedding inspiration shoot brings together classic Southern charm and personalized, meaningful touches that tell a beautiful love story. The romantic, timeless details are intertwined with the rich culture and traditions of the South. I wanted to bring my wedding brand to life through a styled shoot using details that evoke a classic, romantic feel with Summer colors of peach, coral, and dusty blue.
As a Southern girl, I wanted to incorporate as many family heirlooms and personal touches as possible, and I used my maternal great-grandmother and my paternal grandmother’s white and gold china, vintage rose glasses from an antique hunt with my parents, gold-plated salt dishes from my great-grandmother, gold flatware from a dear friend, an abundance of peaches since I was raised in Georgia. I designed all of the florals, pulling from the peach, blush, coral, and white color scheme in many of my favorite flowers, and I incorporated peaches into the centerpiece floral design. As a Georgia girl, peaches are the epitome of the quintessential Southern fruit, and this inspiration shoot was designed around peaches and the sweetness and vibrancy of a ripe peach. Magnolias, fresh peaches, family heirloom china, dripping candlesticks, and cocktails all meld together to inspire an effervescent celebration of love, an appreciation for the South and Southern hospitality, of family and traditions, and the start of a beautiful, sweet marriage.
The bride and groom are close friends of mine, and they are joyful newlyweds themselves. Their love story really shines through, as they celebrate their “Oh Happy Day,” enjoy a beautiful gold lace and ruffled wedding cake with their guests, spend a quiet moment alone on the front porch soaking in the beauty of their wedding day, and toast to this celebration of their love and their future together. The Virginia countryside and peach orchard is the perfect setting for an iconic, sweet love like this one.
Vendors who made it all happen…
Photographer: ashton kelley photography // Event Designer: Stephanie Scholl Events // Cake Designer: Cakes by Linda // Event Services & Rentals: Real Southern Accents // Dress Store: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria // Signage: Southern Weddings Shop