When Ashley (Abode Beauty Bar) came to me with her idea of creating a styled shoot that was 100% sustainable in every aspect , I could not help but get excited! This was right up my alley and was everything I stand for both in my personal life and my career as an event planner. I am Always encouraging my couples to be conscious about the choices they are making on their wedding day and it’s effect on the planet.
For this shoot 70’s was a theme that had not really been done before and was the perfect inspiration for all the colors and textures that were incorporated. I just loved playing with all the different tones in the vibrant + earthy color palette. Terra cotta was the perfect medium to accent all these colors which I was able to incorporate throughout the shoot.
From custom calligraphy name tags on reused broken pieces of pottery to uniquely shaped vases which were the perfect vessel for the rose buds. There were SO many aspects of this shoot that made my “earth friendly heart”, happy. Stationery made from seed paper that could be planted after use . Bridal gowns made from sustainable fabrics. Dip dyed reusable napkins for dinner. Dried cotton pods used as a cute accent on each place setting. A delicious , Dairy free, sugar free, gluten free cake , made from only organic ingredients. The list goes ON!
Everything about this shoot was a dream and to top it all off the “Bride” and “Groom” were SO incredibly talented singing and playing their song to each other. Fun fact, Julie wrote this song herself alongside her sweet husband Spencer who both are so musically talented. This was just the most unique and fun experience I’ve gotten to be apart of in my styled shoots so far.
I Hope you all enjoy these GORGEOUS pictures, don’t forget to check out the video at the end of the post for Julie and Spencer’s one of a kind song!
Planning + Design: Events by Carianne
Photography: Elusive photography
Videography : Candace Elizabeth Photo
Jewelry: Escott Originals
Stationery: SHRH Designs
Hair+ Makeup: Abode Beauty Bar
Pottery: Michelle Barrett Ceramics
Florals: Carol Hudson Designs
Sweets: Lizzies Bakery
Bridesmaid dress Designer : AMLN Designs
Wedding Gown : Silviyana Weddings
Calligraphy + Signage : Anteaamoroso
Bride + Groom Models + Musicians : The Running Mates Band
Bridesmaid Model: Lindsey Goode
caroline + mike
"My husband openly admits he originally thought hiring a wedding planner seemed like an unnecessary expense, now he’s is the first to say how wrong he was. Every detail was intentional and special. I had mentioned to Carianne my dad loved ice cream and before he passed away, we would always have special ice cream dates together. Carianne proceeded to make all my dreams come true and helped create a custom ice cream cart at our wedding. It meant the world to me and my family. Carianne is such a special person with an amazing gift for planning events. My husband and I are grateful for everything Carianne has done for us and we look forward to continuing a lifelong friendship with her."
"Carianne is the fairy godmother of weddings!"
ainslee + eric
"While Carianne helped us plan our wedding, she made sure to listen to every idea and was never afraid to tell us when something was unrealistic or if she felt there was something that would add to our vision. We are so grateful for the kindness and patience she showed. She worked to take the stress off of us and our families. We have no regrets from that weekend and we have her to thank for that. We don’t know what we would have done without her!"
"We don't know what we would have done without her!"
kelsey + ross
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision! With our busy, growing careers it was great to have her to touch base with vendors and bring so much peace of mind the day of. She has an eye for design!"
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision!"
abby + chris
"My husband and I are NOT big wedding people... we ended up eloping last minute, 4 months before our wedding date! Carianne was so excited for us and went with the flow. She took everything in stride! She helped us plan and execute our local wedding reception and gave us so many great ideas and tips. My entire family gushed about her the next day! I am certain that we couldn't have pulled off the most perfect wedding reception without her help. I think every bride needs a coordinator, and I'm recommending Carianne to everyone!"
"Carianne was so easy and wonderful to work with!"
Savannah + Mijamin
“ I came to Carianne with only three months left to plan my wedding and in need of some serious help! She asked questions I didn’t think of and her ideas were magical. During the process, she made sure things were going smoothly and stayed within my budget while still making my Pinterest dreams come to life! My parents are forever grateful for her coming and taking a huge weight off their shoulders. It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
"It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
Meggan + Kyle
"From the moment we met Carianne, we knew we trusted her to help us execute our perfect wedding day. She was so helpful throughout the planning process, checked in frequently, and even helped us find vendors. When our wedding weekend arrived, she was so helpful and stayed to work out every detail the day before the wedding. I knew I didn't have to worry or even think about how a thing because she took care of everything. It was such a help to myself, my husband, and our families to have Carianne there to take care of all the details. You would be crazy to not hire Carianne for any event you may have!
"I knew I didn't have to worry or think about a thing..."