We can’t hold it in any longer…bursting from the seams, singing from the rooftops, dancing in the rain.  You get the picture.  We are extremely giddy and honored to be featured on GRACE ORMONDE today with the likes of the very talented Renee Sprink Photography and a slew of other amazing vendors that helped style a beautiful CHANEL inspired shoot.  We were so thrilled to get the call from Renee to collaborate on the perfect and classic CHANEL color story for the beauty look for the model.  How in love are you with that sultry eye and bright pink lip?!  Of course, Miss United States – Elizabeth Safrit, looks stunning without a stitch of makeup and not one curl around the wand, we think we dolled her up just perfectly for this type of inspirational work. {Hair and makeup by Jen B. (me, eek!)}

Enjoy this snippet from GRACE ORMONDE and check out the full gallery by clicking on the photo.  Check back soon for more of our favorites from this shoot.  Believe us…GOW only touched on a few of the beauties that came out of this CHANEL IN THE CITY shoot!


The Creative Team: Location: SIR WALTER VIRGINIA DARE BALLROOM, Raleigh, NC; Photography: RENEE SPRINK PHOTOGRAPHY; Event Design: Monica Noa, NOUVEAU EVENTS; Hair and Makeup: MAKEUP FOR YOUR DAY; Floral Design: EMBELLISHED BLOOMS; Cake: Jessica Alexander Designs; Stationery: Opus 1 Weddings; Linens: CE RENTAL; Rentals: BAILEYS FINE JEWELRY; Jewelry: CHARLOTTES, INC.; Wardrobe Stylist and Bridal Salon: TRADITIONS BY ANNA; Shoes: KAREN MILLEN; Tuxedo: BERNARDS FORMALWEAR; Signage, Backdrop, and Desserts: Pretty In The Details; Models: Elizabeth Safrit and Tom Roach

Sweet Violet Bride Editorial Feature for MYD

Once in a while our breath is literally taken away by images that photographers get back to us featuring our work.  As you can imagine, this is an awesome feeling and gives us much pride in the work we do.  We were fortunate enough to meet and collaborate with Heather Payne on a styled shoot set against a Biltmore backdrop.  We were so impressed with the vendors that came together for this outdoor shoot as well as Heather because she shoots everything in FILM.  Of course, that means things could go amazingly great (because she’d have to be THAT good) or less than favorable because we’d only get one shot at pulling it all off.

After you see the images below and the spread in Sweet Violet Bride that was featured in this month’s edition of their magazine, we’re sure you’ll agree with us that Heather definitely pulled it off and gave us more than we could have asked for with this breathtaking styled garden shoot!  Stay tuned for more images from the shoot tomorrow, too!  Enjoy!

You can order your copy of Sweet Violet Bride here!
Please enjoy more stunning images by Heather Payne Photography on our blog tomorrow!

Photography: Heather Payne Photography

Venue: Biltmore Estate

Flowers & Set Styling: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers

Custom Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Abany Bauer of Brown Linen Design

Dress: Badgley Mischka from TreBella Bridal

Suit: Bernard’s Formal Wear

Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Buenviaje for Makeup for Your Day (MYD)

Fragrance: Lollia, “At Last” from Take Heart Boutique

Table Linen: West Elm

Tapestry: Urban Outfitters

Necklace: Ann Taylor

China: Miss Match Rentals

Food & Food Styling: Megan Forbes of Goldmine Journal

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