Putting together a wedding celebration that honors both halves of the couple’s interest can be a challenge at times. A large portion of the male population love to golf, love hanging out at the country club, love just about everything related to it. When it comes time to have their wedding, hosting their event at a country club seems like the natural next step. The problem is, some ladies are simply not into country club weddings as there is a bit of a cookie cutter stigma associated with them. What I love about today’s styled shoot is that it inspires some out of the box creative ways to take a country club wedding & truly elevate it to that luxury modern wedding that you were dreaming of. The best part, the groom is happy to be in his element & the bride is in a glittery 7th heaven!
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Tee Time– When having a country club wedding, I say embrace it! Dont run away from the golf environment or try to ignore it, that simply wont work out for you. The bridal portrait session, in front of the crystal alter, allows our bride to have fun & embrace the golf mentality, playfully posing with the tools of the trade. Lighten up & really have fun with it! Let’s be honest, for bride’s with golf loving grooms, these photos will be something the grooms are sure to covet forever, seeing their girls all dolled up joyfully connecting with their favorite past time! Whats more, small elements of the game were used, in perfectly restrained amounts, to represent the love of golf. Golf balls & Tees were used in both the base of the long low centerpiece as well as the shrub spheres on the candle stick bases. This is a great way to incorporate the environment around you without screaming PGA tour at your guests.
Fashion By The 3’s– The bridal fashion is covet worthy on so many levels. 3 gorgeous looks were shown, appealing to a variety of brides from classic & reserved, fashion forward debutante to modern boho bride. No matter what your choice of style is, we love that the crew showed us 3 great looks that can flawlessly. I feel that part of the reason gals fall into the cookie cutter trap is that they feel they have to dress in a certain way and that simply isnt the case. My favorite look has the boho flair, wearing the lace corseted gown with thin ribbon headpiece. See my bohemian brides, you can still make your man happy with that country club wedding yet be true to who you are!
Mirror, Mirror– Its a simple piece with big results! I love love love the mirrors used in place of chargers. Mirrors reflect everything, even simple things like light, which open and brighten spaces, even spaces that you might not think require it. Mirrors transport us into a looking glass world, injecting an element of whimsy to any fete! Its a simple touch, but one I hope to see more of!
Event Designer: Aisha Thomas Events | Invitations: Royale Amethyst Invitations | Wedding Dress: Pixton Bridal | Rentals: AFR Furniture and Event Rentals | Venue: Ballantyne Country Club | Photographer: Jim Merrill Photography