Every marriage begins with two stories, two families, and two people who have fallen in love and have decided to come together as one. A couple’s past will forever be a part of their future as they bring along their families, stories, and history to begin a new journey of their own. As the planner and designer behind this styled shoot, I wanted to incorporate a sense of family legacy into the design and overall aesthetic of the shoot by using heirloom jewelry, family photos, and keep sakes. I wanted to keep each piece of the day as a part of the story behind this couple’s new life together.
I had the privilege of working at Old Edwards Inn's newest venue space, Half Mile Farm, and it was the perfect backdrop for my vision. Lush greenery, a secret garden, and a sweet white home all added to the day. Even though this was a styled shoot, I wanted to incorporate some of my family's history in it as well to add to the story of marriage. We used love letters my great grandfather sent to his family during the war, old photographs, a mustard chair passed down to me from my husband's great grandmother, the necklace my grandmother wore down the aisle and my father's pocket watch. I love using sentimental objects in any project I create to help express a story and inspiration. The bride and groom exchanged gifts of family legacy to one another, a heirloom necklace for her and pocket watch and cigar for him. The bride also received a love letter from her groom with stunning copper lettering by Mallory of Castle Paper Co. The table was set with a collection of mismatched antique silverware, darker glasses, and classic gold rimmed plates from Southern Vintage Georgia. Each guest was given a handwritten letter from the bride and groom expressing their gratitude for attending their special day each with stamps that brought a touch of color and antiquity to the table settings. Lindsay Coletta worked her magic on gorgeous organic florals that captured the essence of the day and the rich color palette the design was based off of. She also included touches of apples from the venue's nearby orchard. Simple details from Trumpet and Horn's vintage ring displayed in a Mrs. Box, a Make and Stow box as part of the bride's gift filled with family heirlooms, and handmade paper goods from That Grace Restored all helped bring this story of families coming together a visual reality. Whitney of Tulle and Grace captured this shoot beautifully with her talent for film photography and attention to detail, and this entire team of vendors were a dream to work with! They worked tirelessly as rain and bad weather decided to take up most of the morning, and I am beyond thankful for everyone that was involved. Please take a look at the images below, I am so excited to be able to share this styled shoot with you all after months of waiting! All vendors involved in this shoot are credited below.
Planning & Design: Danielle Hulsey for Chancey Charm, Photography: Tulle & Grace, Venue: Half Mile Farm, Florals: Lindsay Coletta, Paper goods: Castle Paper Co, Handmade paper: That Grace Restored, Hair/MakeUp: Jen Nieman, Furniture Rentals: CRUSH Event Rentals, Tableware: Southern Vintage Georgia, Dress: The Sentimentalist / Daughters of Simone, Ring: Trumpet & Horn, Bride: Ursula Wiedmann Models, Ribbon: Silk and Willow, Wooden box: Make & Stow, Ring box: The Mrs Box