We are thrilled to be sharing some our favorite images from a recent styled shoot at the beautiful Cairnwood Estate! As wedding photographers, it’s easy to fall into a routine and focus on the everyday busyness of running a business. So styled shoots are a wonderful opportunity to team up with industry friendors (friends + vendors) and put all our creative energy into one fabulous shoot. We’ve really learned the importance of this creative reprieve in all the shoots we planned this past year. And let us tell you, they are A LOT of work but in the end, totally worth it. And we really couldn’t have pulled this off without the time and effort of all the other talented people involved. Of course, we owe a lot to the incredibly kind folks over at the Cairnwood Estate for allowing us to take over their property for a day. We came in like a hurricane, ha! We will list all of the vendors involved below, be sure to give them a visit as well!

We first came up with the idea of this shoot because we had connected with a video team from France called Marie Marry Me (Eva + Martin) and they were coming over to the U.S. for a few months to work and collaborate. Just one month before this shoot, us Femina ladies were actually in France and worked with them on a wedding in Bordeaux as well. So this shoot was just one of a few opportunities to work alongside Eva and Martin, but this time it would be entirely creative! After returning from France, we linked up with Sue from Fresh Designs Florist and we were obviously already very inspired by French culture and vintage everything, but Sue also had the idea to incorporate a bit of Southern French country inspiration as well. So she thought up the color scheme and from there we really ran with it. We of course wanted to take advantage of the french inspired architecture and furnishings of the Estate, which tied in beautifully to the Southern France theme. That cheese “cake” tower and floral cascading chandelier are everything!

Vendors:
Bride Model // Brooke Gwinner 
Cinema // Marie Marry Me 
Dress Salon // Lovely Bride 
Dress // Rue De Seine Avril 
Floral Design // Fresh Designs Florist 
Furniture // Fox & Finch 
Groom Model // Anthony Divirgilio
H&M // Keri McBride
Photo + Stationery // Femina Photo + Design
Shoes // Badgley Mischka
Stationery Printing // Laura Marr Printing
Venue // Cairnwood Estate

Brook has her makeup done at Cairnwood Brook holds her bouquet in her dressing room at Cairnwood  Closeup of Brook holding her bouquet Brook fastens her shoesBrook's bridal portrait with her bouquet Tony's groom portrait  Brook walks down the stairs at Cairnwood as Tony waits for the First Look Tony kisses Brook's hand at their First Look
 Brook and Tony walk hand in hand by the trees at Cairnwood Brook and Tony hold each other outside Cairnwood Tony and Brook's Bride and Groom's table at the entrance of the Cairnwood Estate Closeup of the cups at Brook and Tony's Bride and Groom's table
A floral detail hangs over Brook and Tony's Bride and Groom's table Brook's bouquet rests on a chair outside CairnwoodBrook and Tony stand framed by the Cairnwood Estate entrance Detail of Brook's dress and bouquet as she stands with Tony on the Cairnwood stairsDetail of Brook and Tony's place settings with their invitation Detail of Brook and Tony's stationary Tony kisses Brooks cheek as she smiles and hold her bouquet Brook and Tony cheers at the Bride and Groom's table Detail of Brook and Tony's cheese and fruit plate Detail of Brook and Tony's food with Brook's bouquet  Detail of Brook and Tony's floral arrangement hanging over the fireplace at Cairnwood Brook and Tony pose in front of the fireplace at CairnwoodMore of Brook and Tony's refreshments are arranged by the cabinets at Cairnwood

Brook and Tony's fruit and desserts are displayed in Cairnwood Brook and Tony's florals and refreshments arranged togetherDetail of Brook's bouquet Brook and Tony kiss in front of the Cairnwood fireplace Detail of Brook's bouquet in Cairnwood

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