Holly Springs NC Wedding Shoot

Holly Springs NC Wedding Shoot.

We were inspired by The Wizard of Oz for our decor design and color palette. The goal was to represent thematic elements from the film primarily through our color and floral selections.

Flowers were a key design detail of this photoshoot. Since the red poppies seen in the movie are not readily available (or even legal in this country I think...) we used a combination of Red Anemones with the black centers, and red, yellow, and pink Icelandic & Colibri Poppies. I wanted to represent all the colors I associate with the film in the florals, so we had blue and white hydrangeas reminiscent of Dorothy's dress, blush pinks in homage to Glinda, vibrant yellows, reds, and greenery in reference to scenic elements of the film. Color was so important for the story and film, so it was also my biggest priority in designing the photoshoot.

The acrylic calligraphy signs were hand painted by me (Erica - Event Planner & Floral Designer) with "There's no place like home..." & "Somewhere over the rainbow..." - These were created by enlarging the calligraphy and then tracing with paint pen onto the acrylic sheet.

We also used red sequin table runners as a nod to the Ruby Slippers, and lots of vintage green glassware and vases. Our goal with the decor selections was to invoke a glamorous, vintage feel with the tiniest hint of rustic, Kansas farmhouse... That was home for Dorothy after all... The eclectic decor selection helped achieve that goal.

Our intention for the attire and accessories was to invoke art deco inspired, old Hollywood glamour. For Amber's gown I really wanted something blush (the gown we chose was ever so slightly pinkish-ivory) and I wanted sparkle and starbursts like those that adorn Glinda's crown. Our hair and makeup artist, Nina from Wedded Kiss gave Amber a stunning, Hollywood starlet inspired look with ruby red lips.

Our models, Amber and Carlos are a real life married couple, and also wedding photographers and own a photobooth business. They recently celebrated their anniversary with a surprise vow renewal!

If you have an idea for a daring theme, or even just want to do something a little different... go for it. It is your wedding and there is no right or wrong way to do it. Let your creativity and aesthetic shine. Wedding themes do not have to be kitschy or overtly obvious, sometimes the subtle use of colors, textures, and words are all you need. Include details and thematic elements that have importance to you and your relationship!

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Photographer:  Ariel Kaitlin Photography, LLC//Event Venue: Leslie-Alford Mims House//Cake Designer: Sugar Euphoria//Calligrapher: Blush & Blue Designs//Design and Decor: Greenhouse Picker Sisters//Jewelry: Styled by Markie//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Bernards Formal Wear//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: ASOS.com//Dress Store: Oak City Bridal//Event Planner: Beauty and the Budget Events//Event Planner: Folie a Deux Events