Category Archives: Weddings
Gentry + Warren’s Destination Elopement was such a joy to witness and photograph. My heart desires to travel this beautiful world capturing intimate, meaningful and purposeful weddings!
Published by:: Once Wed || Photography:: Heather Payne Photography || Ceremony Location:: The Old Well || Portrait Location:: The Carolina Inn || Reception Location:: Fearrington Village || Dress:: Claire Pettibone || Flowers:: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers || Ribbon:: Silk + Willow
Photography: Heather Payne Photography || Workshop:Moda e Arte Workshop ||Location: Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy|| Concept, Styling, Florals + Design: Joy Proctor Design || Fashion + Accessories: Jannie Baltzer || Hair + Makeup: Sandra Lovisco || Groom’s Attire: David Fittin || Gowns: Jesper Høvring, Elie Saab, Vintage Bride, LulaKate || Veil: Jannie Baltzer || Jewelry: Anna Bellagio || Coat by Delphine Manivet || Linens: La Tavola || Stationary: Carolyn Jane Calligraphy || Silk Ribbon: Silk & Willow || Classic Car Rental: Sprintage || Signage: A Creative Affair
W A I T I N G :: loveliness in its purest form.
AS SEEN ON ONCE WED
Words from Kelly Perry:: “Waiting. This word typically brings negative feelings to our mind, but peel back those initial layers and beneath you find that waiting brings forth loveliness in its purest form.
In ancient Hebrew culture when a bride and groom were engaged, there was a time of separation, of waiting. Rather than planning every detail of their wedding day together, the groom needed to leave his bride at her home and go to his father’s house to build a room for he and his bride to live in when they married. She never knew exactly when her groom would return, but she trusted him and waited. This trust brought peace and rest to her mind. In that time she prepared herself for his arrival, fully confident he would return at just the right time.
I began imagining this bride patiently preparing for her groom against the ethereal backdrop of the mountains –
running through the hillsides in her flowy, heirloom gown to see if that was him coming around the bend. She
gracefully gathers freshly cut flowers, the perfume of each one making her sweeter. Every night she keeps her lamp burning — anticipating his return. And while she waits her love and longing for him grows stronger producing a rich charm and elegance in her eye, one that only comes through waiting.”
These images tell that sacred story.
Photography: Heather Payne Photography || Design, Styling & Florals by Team Flower || Hosted by Kelly Perry ||Location: White Fence Farm || Model: Ariana Clare || Hair: Heather Rogers + Miah Zimmerman of Haircut 101 || Dress: Gossamer || Stationary & Paper Goods: Brown Linen || Ribbon: Silk & Willow || Additional Contributors: Kathryn Godwin & Goldmine Journal
As seen on ONCE WED
Photography: Heather Payne Photography || Location: White Fence Farm || Model: Ariana Clare || Hair: Heather Rogers + Miah Zimmerman of Haircut 101 || Dress: Gossamer || Stationary & Paper Goods: Brown Linen || Ribbon: Silk & Willow
This was such an amazing opportunity to accompany one of my sweetest photographer friends, Chris Isham, on a wedding at the beautiful Cliffs at Glassy Mountain. This place is amazing!!
Ceremony: Glassy Chapel at Cliffs at Glassy – Landrum, SC || Dress: Essence of Australia || Bride’s shoes: Tory Burch || Bride’s earrings: Tiffany & Co.|| Hair: Tiffany Kardos || Makeup: Shantel the Artist || Florals: Dahlia
Inspiration From Kelly Perry::
“The Biltmore Estate is a beautifully maintained, century-old cheateau with gorgeous sprawling gardens in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina. With this as our inspiration, we set out to marry old world charm and today’s American bride. We pulled our favorite elements from the castle’s interior out into the garden — rich tapestries, primary colors and antiquities curated from world travels. With a modern tapestry from Urban Outfitters as our dinner backdrop and a menu inspired by France, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and Italy, we brought the bounty of the world to a carefully refined, elegant garden wedding in the South.”
Photography: Heather Payne Photography || Venue: Biltmore Estate || Flowers & Set Styling: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers || Custom Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Abany Bauer of Brown Linen Design || Dress: Badgley Mischka from TreBella Bridal || Suit: Bernard’s Formal Wear || Hair/Makeup: Makeup for Your Day (MYD) || Fragrance: Lollia, “At Last” from Take Heart Boutique || Table Linen: West Elm || Tapestry: Urban Outfitters || Necklace: Ann Taylor || China: Miss Match Rentals || Food & Food Styling: Megan Forbes of Goldmine Journal