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This styled shoot for the third Charleston NotWedding combines soft, romantic, rustic, and warm in the loveliest way — and it gives us all of the feels. Inspired by the idea of a midwest boy marrying his southern belle, this shoot, captured beautifully by Emily Millay Photography, seamlessly intertwines classic midwest elements with traditional southern culture. The soft pastel hues juxtaposed with the rich wintry details creates a warm and fuzzy feeling that will only be rivaled by the Charleston NotWedding itself. Fix yourself a cup of hot cocoa and get cozy for this intimate styled shoot.

“I am from the Midwest, but I aspire to be a southern wedding photographer. The inspiration for the shoot was to weave together iconic midwest elements with southern culture. We chose to use pinecones and antlers to represent the midwest, and wove in southern decor such as lace, soft hues, and Charleston’s iconic greenery and brick. We expanded our inspiration by developing a story of a midwest boy meeting his southern belle. The concept was to incorporate decor, elements, and styles from both of their cultures. We finished off the style by incorporating cozy, warm winter elements including the bride’s fur wrap, candles, and deep emerald hues.”

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Photography + Styling: Emily Millay Photography | Paper Goods + Styling: Amanda Day Rose | Planning + Styling: Palmetto Weddings | Dress: Fabulous Frocks of Charleston | Venue: Harborside East | Hair + Makeup: Lava Salon (Jackie Inman) | Floral Design: Blossom Floral Artistry | Desserts (Macarons + Meringue Cookies): Christophe Chocolatier | Accessories + Jewelry: Miranda’s Vintage Bridal

More from this shoot on Southern Bride & Groom blog here!

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