Happy Wedding Wednesday! When Modern Luxury Weddings Atlanta asked me to plan and design a styled shoot for the Fall/Winter 2018 issue, I was beyond elated! The inspiration was “Dark Romance meets French Allure”. The location was Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland, Georgia! After my first visit to the vineyard, I was in complete awe about the beautiful scenery and venue!
Planning this styled shoot definitely holds a special place in my heart because I had an opportunity to take a step outside of the “city lights” and truly bond with the mountainside. The smell of the vineyard, the sound of nature, the sight of Yonah Mountain, the feel of the warm sun and moisture in the air, and the taste of handcrafted wine definitely sparked great inspiration for this shoot! During the planning process, I wanted to ensure that the final product would transcend space and time while promoting the use of all 5 senses through photographs!
I have so many favorite details from this shoot! I absolutely adore the ceremony space that we created on one of the hilltops overlooking the twenty acre vineyard! The nude drapery, outlined in black, with accents of bold fuchsia, red, and pink floral was the perfect frame for our bride and groom. The gold-trimmed black onyx chairs provided the right amount of romantic sophistication!
Publication: Modern Luxury Weddings Atlanta | Concept, Planning, & Design: Ebony Peoples Events & Design | Venue: Yonah Mountain Vineyards | Photography: Casey Green | Floral & Decor: Utopian Events | Chairs: Sweet Seats | Cake: Cakes by LaMeeka | Stationery: Paper Daisies | Bridal Gown: Elite Pour La Vie | Gown Designer: Berta | Hair & MakeUp: Alicia Igess | Bridal Jewelry: Misayo House | Menswear: Miguel Wilson | Model Bride: Tia Johnson with Salt Modeling Agency | Model Groom: Stephen Spurlock Jr.
I am so thankful to the wedding professionals and models who worked effortlessly to bring my vision to life! Stay tuned for part 2 of Wine & Whimsy at Yonah Mountain Vineyards!