Grey Likes Weddings: French-Inspired Elopement

We were thrilled for the opportunity to collaborate with Live View Studios for another Elopement shoot, this time for Grey Likes Weddings at The Bradford in New Hill, North Carolina.  We love that elopements are getting the attention they deserve and this French-inspired shoot was so charming and sweet. We decided that the bride and groom should buck the tradition of getting ready separately and instead help each other get dressed for their nuptials. The intimacy continued to their vows taken in front of just a few family and friends, to their elegant table for two and to their departure on a Vespa to begin their wedded adventure.  Sweet, intimate and gorgeous. This shoot really does make you want to elope in the French countryside! We hope you enjoy the inspiration as much as we did.

Grey Likes Weddings: French Countryside Elopement Inspiration Shoot

This breezy, beautiful shoot from our guy Brent, over at  LIVE VIEW STUDIOS, is going to make you want to run off and elope in the south of France. Not an option? Well at least you can get totally inspired by the beautiful styling by MICHELLE WRIGHT EVENTS and the super gorge florals by AMY LYNNE ORIGINALS. A girl’s gotta dream, right?!


From the photographer: The sun’s rays are streaming through the windows of her childhood home, wrapping them in warmth as they prepare for their simple and meaningful dedication to each other that day. “Je t’aime, darling” he whispers to her as they help each other get dressed. With just an officiant and a small group of dear family and friends, they both vow to love each other for the rest of their days against the backdrop of her family home. An elegant table for two, with chairs draped in a a greenery and floral garland and a gauzy table runner that catches beautifully in the breeze, is set with family heirlooms and laden with delicious pastries to enjoy. As the sun begins to set and their intimate celebration winds down, a basket containing fresh bread, fruit, wine, and cheese is thoughtfully prepared for the newlyweds to enjoy later as leave for their honeymoon on their Vespa. Wrapped in each other arms, and with dusk settling in, they dance and picnic together along the way to their destination. “Love is an adventure”, she says with a smile, “and we’re just getting started.”

Photography: LIVE VIEW STUDIOS // Film Scans: PHOTOVISION // Styling: MICHELLE WRIGHT EVENTS // Florals: AMY LYNNE ORIGINALS // Table Cloth / Ribbon: SILK & WILLOW // Candleabras: TABLE OF CONTENTS // Candles: YUMMI CANDLES // Dresses: KATE MCDONALD BRIDAL // Jewelry & Veil: DIVAS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE // China & // Glassware: BELK // Table / Chairs / Accessories: GREENHOUSE PICKER SISTERS // Paper: AERIALIST PRESS // Venue: THE BRADFORD // Hair & Makeup: KAREN MICHELLE CLARK // Ring Box: THE MRS BOX

Lavender Fields Wedding Inspiration at Elizabeth Anne Designs

Oh my, we are having such a wonderful time designing these gorgeous shoots for such prestigious wedding design and inspiration sites like Elizabeth Anne Designs. One of our favorite photographers, Live View Studios, shot the images at Mezza Luna Lavender Farm in North Carolina. Lavender has been said to promote calmness, happiness and attract love due to it’s lovely fragrance. When you combine these characteristics with its simple beauty, it made for the perfect inspiration for this bridal shoot. My goal was to bring those qualities into the shoot with our designs to imagine a beautiful bride making her way through a field of lavender to her beloved. It feels romantic, soft, peaceful, relaxing and pure. Heavenly. Go ahead. Take a look and fall in love with lavender.

Lavender Fields Wedding Inspiration, A Styled Shoot Featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs


The rolling fields of North Carolina’s Mezza Luna Lavender Farm look a bit like heaven to us. With the warm sun beating down, the scent wafts from the fields, perfuming the air with an earthy aroma. This gorgeous shoot, designed by Michelle Wright Events, imagines a bride walking on her way to her beloved, filled with anticipation of her memorable day to come. A delicate Monique Lhuillier gown from Nitsas pairs perfectly with a sheer veil billowing in the breeze and soft, romantic hair and makeup by Makeup For Your Day. An organic bouquet and table arrangement by Amy Lynne Originals is shades of the palest purple complement the sprigs of lavender at each place setting. A flower girl dances through the scenes in a Watters gown and sash of Frou Frou Chic silk. Prepare to be transported on the most peaceful journey in each lovely image from Live View Studios!Bride and Flower Girl in Lavender Field Ice Blue Ring BoxFlower Girl in Lavender Hair Wreath

 Flower Girl with Lavender SashWhite and Purple Wedding Table
 Flowers in Pale Purple and Green
 Bridal Portraits in Lavender FieldBride with Side Braid
 Bride and Flower Girl in Lavender
 Lavender Wedding FlowersVeil Blowing in Wind
 Bouquet with Lavender RibbonBride Surrounded by Lavender
 Bride with Lavender BouquetCake with Berries
 Classic Southern BrideLavender Farm
 Lavender Farm Wedding Ideas
 Lavender SoapRedhead Bride
 Veil in Wind
 Wedding Cake with BlackberriesBride in Lavender Field
 Photography – Live View Studios | Styling and Design – Michelle Wright Events | Floral – Amy Lynne Originals | Gown – Monique Lhuillier | Flower Girl Dress – Watters | Dress Boutique, Veil, and Jewelry – Nitsas | Hair and Makeup – Makeup For Your Day | Venue – Mezza Luna Lavender Farm | Ring Box – The Mrs Box | Ring – H. Stern | Furniture and Decor – Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Fabric – Silk & Willow | Ribbon – Silk & Willow and  Frou Frou Chic | Plates – Vietri | Hand Lettering and Paper – Bella Joviality | Lavender Soap – Mezza Luna | Lavender Ice Cream – Fresh Local Ice Cream | Cake – Whole Foods | Candles – Yummi Candles

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