Homemade Bride – Fall Inspired Styled Shoot

Wanting to embrace the 2015 color of the year, Marsala one more time, Rachel used traditional fall colors to bring this event space to life! Located on White Street in Wake Forest, this quaint space is one of our favorites around town for an intimate setting.

Some will host only their reception at The Cotton Company, however, others will use the space for their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Setup and flip is simple and can be done in a number of ways.

For Instance, have you ever thought about having your ceremony in your reception space? Guests would sit comfortably in their seats and then have the ability to head across the room for cocktail hour without having to leave for a full room flip!

If you’re looking for a more traditional ceremony setup, we’ve shown you how to pull it off in this particular space with some inspiration below.


Homemade Bride - Fall Styled Shoot 2Whether you are using fruits or veggies in your decor, it’s important to think about sealing them to keep them looking fresh and lasting longer. This can be done easily with a few coats of a polycrylic.


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In a small space, be sure to take advantage of large decor items and use them in different designs. Here we used the same ceremony frame backdrop for the sweetheart table in order to avoid having to move or replace it. This saved time and money in the long run!

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Thank you to everyone who made this look possible and thank you to Rachel for all her handwork in putting it together. Please take a second to look through each vendor and see if they can help you plan your special day!


Decor/Styling: Rachel with Homemade Bride

Decor Rentals: Homemade Bride

Venue: The Cotton Company

Photography: Marissa Demarco Photography

Linen and Chair Rentals: For Your Occasion Party Rentals

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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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