Bygone Luxe Wedding Inspiration in Charleston
When a team of talented Fine Art Curation vendors come together to create inspiration for our readers, we know we're in for a treat. The team knew what they were doing when they created this bygone luxe inspiration shoot. We're absolutely in love with the beautiful couture gowns, the timeless bridal accessories by WS fave Eden Luxe Bridal, the pops of color in the florals complete with never-ending blooms... and a bride-to-be that's beaming, a dapper groom and a some sheep that are just too cute for words. Fine Art Curation member Amy Mulder Photography captured everything so get those Pinterest buttons ready....
From Amy Mulder Photography: "Sheep, Spanish moss, and a beautiful group of vendors. This shoot was such a wonderful experience. I knew this shoot needed to be all of the bygone luxe, the style that is such a huge piece of my heart. There are few places in the US that hold that timeless feeling that brides and grooms are drawn to, and Charleston is absolutely one of those places. What I love and strive for in my brand, is bygone luxe. That classic, timeless, regal look that has so much depth and meaning. The story of a wedding day is so beautiful to tell, and my style tells this story so well.
Every person that helped me with this shoot went above and beyond. It was such an inspiring thing to feel and be a part of. Every. Single. Vendor. is a true artist!!
Tears actually came to my eyes when I saw what Ashley of Floraison Design Co created for this shoot. Her hand drawn details were complete perfection and screamed bygone luxe. Autumn of Isibeal Studio made all of my floral dreams come true. I feel like somehow she just knew what I had been longing to see and created amazing works of art. Eden Luxe Bridal and Bella Belle Shoes were so generous and provided so many things to perfectly create this luxury look. I know black shoes may not be for every bride - but after looking at these photos, I promise you will want to reconsider! Sweet Rhi (who really is super sweet!!) provided an incredibly beautiful creation of her own. Sometimes cakes look too good to cut in to! (and then I smell all of that deliciousness, then I am okay with diving in) The Lovli Collection made custom hand dyed linens for us. They were so so so gorgeous I had to also use them as the backdrop to the flat lays! And they smelled like heaven. Katie Gurley. I need to write a book. When it comes to hair and makeup artistry, she is my new go to gal. She makes looks that are so diverse and look so effortlessly glamourous. She can see a face and a dress and know exactly what look is 100% perfection. Anne Barge provided the most exquisite dresses and a collar that I will forever be in love with. Each dress was so unique and the very definition of luxury. It is one of those times I really wish I was the one wearing the dress instead of photographing! I am also now one of Ooh! Events biggest fans. They stepped in and created and styled a full reception table that was so iconic for the setting of Middleton Place. They provided a hand painted backdrop, cake table and vintage chairs and sofa to take this shoot to the next level. Tout Models provided the beautiful faces of the shoot, and they were 100% spot on with the vision. Last, and absolutely not least, Middleton Place. Middleton Place has always held a special place in my heart. We ventured there years ago and I fell in love with their perfectly maintained beautiful grounds, which is one of the biggest draws for visitors. What has always stayed with me though, is the museum that has been created throughout. It shares the history of the realities that happened. They do not glamorize the history. They serve, they educate, they have created a way of not preserving the land in its history, but repurposing it to teach history and help new and beautiful memories be made."
From Middleton Place: Middleton Place Foundation is a 501c-3, non-profit educational trust, and it has been since its creation in 1974. Each couple that chooses Middleton Place as their wedding venue agrees to be a donor on the benefactor level, which means they support the Foundation’s educational mission financially. Whether visitors come here with an intent to learn, or engaged couples are looking for a site to be married, everyone is offered the same history lesson. We take our obligation to educate seriously, and we understand that Middleton Place may not be a good fit for all couples, or all vendors. But those who choose to have their wedding at Middleton Place help support our mission.
Middleton Place Foundation mission statement: Middleton Place Foundation, a public, non-profit educational trust, is responsible for the effective operation and preservation of Middleton Place National Historic Landmark and of the Edmondston-Alston House. The Foundation upholds the highest levels of historic preservation, research, education, and inclusive interpretation by sharing the stories of the Africans, African Americans, Europeans, and Indigenous Peoples who lived and worked on these historic properties. Middleton Place Foundation connects people to the past, inspiring a deeper understanding of ourselves and each other through American history.
Photographer: Amy Mulder Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Floral Designer: Isibeal Studio | Dress Designer: Anne Barge | Rentals: Ooh! Events | Accessories: Eden Luxe Bridal | Venue: Middleton Place | Cake Designer: Sweet Rhi | Hair & Make-up Artist: Katie Gurley | Hand dyed linens: The LOVLI Collection | Stationery artist: Floraison Design Co | Shoes: Bella Belle | Models: Tout Models | Shoot assistant: Franzi Annika Photography