Southern Styled Shoot – Homemade Bride and Krista Joy Photography

Partnering with another vendor, especially one as wonderful as Krista (Krista Joy Photography) was such a fun and rewarding experience. When you get two running minds with two very different styles, beauty clearly shines through for the WIN!

From the start of the planning process, all of our ideas branched off of the fact that we wanted the Old North State Catering Trailer in a field of cows. Not wanting to let this dream go, we spoke with Chris Wrenn, of ONS, who made the calls to make it happen. From there the three of us presented this shoot as bringing the community together. We chose to highlight the success and hard work of our vendors and enjoy a wonderful meal together as we ended a perfect day at Drake Landing.

Thank you to all of our vendors who put in their time, efforts, and creative super powers to make our dream come true!

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Drake Landing

Homemade Bride

Krista Joy Photography

Hair and Makeup by Mattie Jordon

Bella Bridesmaids

MEWS Designs Wedding Florist

High Cotton

NFocus Pictures

Nothing Bundt Cake

Old North State Catering

Morse Entertainment

Blinson Polled Hereford Farm

Classic Party Rentals

Eikoh Design Studio

Meghan McFarland – Calligraphy

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The food looks good in the pictures…but wait until you taste it!


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And the cows at the reception…what an amazing experience!!



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Now what styled shoot would be complete without a little groovin’ out in the fields…

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Our goal is to inspire and bring out the creativity in each bride who passes through our blog or magazine. I hope that today in viewing this beautiful style shoot you were able to take away some DIY designs, vendor information, or even just a little smile to brighten your Tuesday! We would love to hear your comments below and encourage you to take that extra step in personalizing your day to your own story.



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Homemade Bride – Nieto Photography – Southern Charm Style Shoot

It can be so difficult choosing the images that make it into the magazines, especially since we need to be sure we focus a lot on the DIY decor that is associated with each. However, this then leads to so many stunning images that get left behind and we just can’t have that!

So, today I am sharing some of the images here along with Nieto Photography in hopes to continue to inspire you.

With so many models, and vendors involved in this shoot, it was such a rewarding and enjoyable day shared among friends and I will always be so thankful to them as well as our readers!!

See the full issue here!

Nieto Photography 2015
Nieto Photography 2015
Nieto Photography 2015

Venue: Leslie-Alford Mims House

Photography: Nieto Photography

Italian Ice Cart: Sweet Water

Southern Gentlemen: Eric, Orlando, Charlie

Suits: Bernard’s Formalwear

Bow Ties/Suspenders: High Cotton

Nieto Photography 2015

Nieto Photography 2015

Nieto Photography 2015

Southern Gals: Leah, Camellia, Jill

Jewelry: Moon & Lola

Bows & Hats: South Sail

Dresses: Maggi Bridal

Makeup: Radiant Beauty by Ashley

Hair: Shoop’s Salon

Flowers & Bouquets: North Raleigh Florist

Stationary: J’Marie Design Studio

Linens and Table Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Nieto Photography 2015

Nieto Photography 2015

Nieto Photography 2015

-xoxo HMB

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