Monday, February 16, 2015

the gardens at gray gables - stylized garden vintage photo shoot

As the temps "soar" into the 20's today & its threatening to snow, I'm thinking back on a stylized photo shoot I collaborated with Sue McCain of the Wedding Galleria by Bella on last summer. The Gardens at Gray Gables, a beautiful 1890's victorian home & wedding and event venue in Summerfield, NC was the setting for our shoot. I love this venue, with its beautifully landscaped gardens, koi ponds & fountains, and mature hardwood trees. It never disappoints!

Sue did a fantastic job of pulling everything together, along with Danielle & Keith, both of the Gardens at Gray Gables. Thanks to all of the other vendors who put a lot of effort into making this possible too. Everything looked great & our models Annika & Matt were naturals in front of the camera! Grand Rental Station supplied the table linens, chair covers, china, flatware, and the family style farm table & chiavari chairs. The yellow & purple flowers in the blue vases added a pop of color to the centerpieces on all of the tables. Sue did the styling for the cake & sweetheart tables under the gazebo as well. Sue certainly has a keen sense of style. I loved her idea of the garden vintage victorian theme - it suits the venue perfectly!

Many of you may recognize some of these images, as several appear on the Garden at Gray Gables' new website & in their marketing materials. Also The Wedding Galleria is several months ahead of me, as they posted a few of their favorites to their blog back in August!  So my excuse is for posting it now {rather than last summer!} is that this coming Wednesday evening, February 18th {weather permitting} The Gardens at Gray Gables will be hosting an open house and wedding show with over 30 vendors participating.  Its from 6-9pm free of charge. Bundle up and come on out and see for yourself all while enjoying complimentary appetizers, beverages, or a cocktail of your choice. Please stop by our booth to say hello - hope to see you there!

sweetheart & cake tables/chairs - Southern Vintage Rentals {at the Galleria}
wedding gown, accessories, & men's formalwear - The Wedding Galleria by Bella
bride & groom {models} - Annika and Matt

all images © elizabeth larson photography 2014


Gail Galloway said...

Very nice! Cute couple and beautiful pictures!

Charlotte P. said...

These are fabulous! Nice photography & a pretty location. I love following your blog!