All Feature Photos by Dianne Personett
There’s just something about animals that brings a smile to your face and makes you happy. More and more people are including their family pets in their nuptials. We wanted to further that concept, so we utilized African animals in our safari themed style shoot. With the use of a natural warm-toned color palette, my amazing team of vendors worked together to showcase what I believe to be my most favorite project to date.
Starting with a beautiful cranberry red as the main color, we added in pops of yellow, green and orange to fulfill the outdoor romantic theme. Willow Floral Boutique added a gorgeous touch to the farm table meets gold chairs with their incredible centerpiece arrangement, filled with out-of-the box unique flowers.
Our team of contributors decided on three different bridal looks for our stunning model. A low key and natural vibe was perfect with the floral crown and lion cub. In order to portray a more realistic look for the everyday bride, we chose a sleek peplum lace gown to showcase the model’s figure and gorgeous face. Our third look was the most stunning dress paired with an elegant updo and fresh face of makeup to go along with the killer bouquet.
Not to be left out is the incredible candy bar. Filled with tons of chocolate, rock candy, jelly beans and pretzels, it was a mouth watering addition for sure!
–– As told by Erin Padgett
PLANNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Erin Padgett Events, www.erinpadgettevents.com
VENUE: Zootastic Park of Lake Norman, www.zootasticpark.com
DRESS: Fabulous Frocks, Charlotte, www.fabulousfrocksbridal.com
FLOWERS: Willow Floral Boutique, www.willowdelivered.com
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Cali Stott Artistry, www.calistottartistry.com
CANDY BUFFET: Sugar Pop’s, www.sugarpopscandy.com
RENTALS: Classic Party Rentals, Charlotte, www.classicpartyrentals.com
PAPER PRODUCTS: Coppia Creativa, www.etsy.com/shop/CoppiaCreativa