Local photographer, Izzy Hudgins, and I spent a lovely evening at the home of Lynn Combe admiring her extensive collection of antique china. Lynn is the owner of Lilian’s China – Vintage Rentals. She rents fabulous vintage china for that eclectic mix-and-match place setting look. We were immediately inspired. Who wouldn’t be? So with much pre-planning, and lots of breath holding (you’ll see the arch and understand), we put this shoot together with a couple other Savannah artisans.
The patterns we chose were some of the oldest and most valuable as well as some of the more kitschy patterns. Just shows there are no rules when mixing your favorite things. If you like them, it will work.
The birdcage headband and sash were created just for the shoot. Satin and velvet ribbon make the sash pop.
Gorgeous flowers by Madame Chrysanthemum.
I had a little steampunk fun with the boutonniere. Couldn’t resist the little gears.
The yellow teacup on the left is by far my favorite. Delicate little gold feet, an iridescent finish, and textured bowl make it oh so special.
Photos by Izzy Hudgins Photography; Styling and Accessories by French Knot Weddings; China Rental by Lilian’s Cupboard; Flowers by Madame Chrysanthemum; Hair and Make-up by Loren Laney.
Georgia bride, Gabby sent me this image of her adorable invitation:
She and her fiance are going for a vintage look and needed something to go with their charcoal grey suits. After emailing swatches back and forth we came up with a really fun palette of patterns.
A vest for the groom. Seersucker front with lightweight cotton back and lining.
The bowties are reversible.
I love how a little bit of the lining fabric peeks out when they are tied.
Neckties for Dads and ushers.
These great accessories for her groom and all his men left the studio yesterday for a wedding at the end of February. I’ll post images of them in action after Gabby’s wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple.
I love unique weddings. Who says you have to follow a list of rules and formality. Some like minded creative spirits and I got together to create a charming picnic wedding on a beautiful Savannah day to inspire you. There are lots of great details I would love to make for your wedding too. Enjoy!
Ring bearer dog cape. If your pup is well behaved, the heart is a pocket for the rings.
A child ring bearer dons a vest and bowtie and carries this sweet heart of french knots.
Groom’s vest and bowtie
Vests and bowties
Suspenders, bowties, and vests
Photos by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures; Event Styling by Elizabeth Demos; Invitations by Meg Sutton; Pillows, Hot Air Balloon Boutonnieres, Bunting and Backdrop by Andrea Gray Harper.
Lara requested a bouquet that was light and airy. She loved organza and feathers, and needed something to compliment the fabulous skirt of her wedding dress. FKW created this bouquet features feathers, silk chiffon, paper roses, and rhinestone buttons.
Alexis is as sweet as can be, and her groom, Bradley is absolutely charming. Alexis and her mom found my store and the creative ideas for her wedding just flooded in. Alexis had a beautiful vision for her wedding, peach and gray, vintage, and a bit of twinkly sparkle. We had tons of fun working together to make her ideas come to life. For the special day, French Knot Weddings made her bridal sash. For a little something extra, I stitched their initials in a silver thread among the fabric rosettes, lace, and vintage jewelry. Her shoe clips feature rhinestones, feathers, and silk rosettes. She wanted to give her bridesmaids beautiful keepsakes; belt, hair clip, and statement necklace. The groomsmen got custom neckties with their names embroidered on the back. The bride wrote out a sweet sentiment for the groom and we embroidered her handwriting on his pocket square. Her veil was edged by hand with ivory satin ribbon and glass seed beads in shimmery peach, iridescent ivory, and antique silver. Her headpiece was made separately so she could forgo the veil for an evening of dancing. Seersucker fabric flowers were tucked into her bouquet, and lace from her mother-in-law’s veil was made into flowers and leaves and added to the groom’s boutonniere and the bouquet. Such a beautiful day for two wonderful people.
Photos by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures & Wedding Styling by Elizabeth Demos