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