In July, we took a trip down to Alabama with Lora’s family, and on the way back we stopped off in Chapel Hill, NC to do a shoot with Lara Casey + Emily Thomas and the amazing team at Southern Weddings Magazine. Working with the Southern Weddings team was probably one of my top career highlights so far – they are truly some of the nicest people Lora and I have ever had the chance to meet.
My wife was born in Mississippi and raised in the south with awesome parents. And some of her favorite memories consist of her mom snagging a homegrown tomato, slicing it up, dousing it with salt and pepper and just eating it. This shoot was really fun for her and gave me a great appreciation for southern culture and the celebration of family and tradition. Hope you all enjoy!
Creative Direction and Design: Lara Casey and Emily Thomas / Photographer: Eric Kelley / Stylist: Lora Elaine / Location: Fearrington Village / Florist: Mary Stevens at Fearrington Village / Invitations & Stationery: Pitbulls & Posies / Hand Lettering and Calligraphy: Lindsay Letters / Hair and Makeup: Lora Elaine / Hair and Makeup: Makeup for Your Day / Catering: Fearrington Village / Heirloom Vegetables: Coon Rock Farm / Cake Baker: Ashley Cakes / Bluegrass Band: Bloomsbury Boys (919-306-2116) / Bride’s Dress: LZ3059 by Lazaro / Bride’s Shrug: Alisa Benay / Bride’s Jewelry:KiraKira / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lula Kate / Bridesmaid Dresses: Coren Moore / Bow Ties: High Cotton Ties /Bow Ties: Southern Beaus / Bow Ties: xoelle / Children’s Clothing: Toot and Puddle / Children’s Clothing:Belles and Bugs / Children’s Clothing: TaDa Designs / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Yellow and White Quilt: Red Rabbit Quilting / Red and White Quilt: Cherry Street Quilts / Multicolored Quilt: Evening in the Garden / Heirloom Seed Packets: Lindsay Letters / Porcelain Berry Baskets: Anthropologie