And now for Part 2 in our three part series. Here we want to focus on one of the many incredible sites Daisy of Daisy Saulls Photography captured on the day of our styled shoot at Mount Airy Plantation. As we took advantage of all the beautiful views and buildings on the property, we headed from the mansion to the stables. With an original chandelier taken from the entrance hall of the house, and a beautifully worn oriental rug, the stables didn't need much to really come alive for our shoot.
Meggie and I brought in some of our vintage rental furniture, the beautiful Herend China, Waterford crystal, and handmade antique silver to set the table. We hung some vintage gilded frames on the wall and voila! The stage was set for a spectacular wedding celebration!
Again, our flower inspiration came from what was currently in the gardens at Mount Airy, as well as the stationary artwork from Inslee of Inslee By Design. The garland on the table is an exact replica of her botanical drawings! (See our previous post for a picture of the stationary, with calligraphy by White House calligrapher, Pat Blair.) The cake was designed by Carolyn Taylor of Taylor Made Cakes, and we didn't have to add much to tie it into the flowers used throughout the space.
Daisy really captured some special moments between our real-life husband and wife team, Laura and Luke of LLB Design, LLC, showcasing Laura's beautiful hair and makeup, done by Michelle Viscal of Emeralds Salon. Our models' wardrobe was planned and executed by Daisy...great job on capturing that old world feel from early episodes of Downton Abbey!
A big thanks to all who helped make this shoot possible, especially the owners of Mount Airy Plantation. Your home is a beautiful piece of history, and thanks to you, many will now have it be a lasting memory of their wedding day.
Can't wait to share Part 3 with you! The hunt is on!