Tuscan

Oakboro, North Carolina

 

 

Photography | Dani Nicole Photography | @dani_nicole_photography

Venue | Tuscan Ridge Wedding Venue | @tuscanridgewedding

Event Designer | Wild Daisy Events | @wilddaisyevents

Floral Designer | The Flower Diva | @flowerdiva33

Gown Salon | The Lily Rose Boutique | @lilyrosebridal

Jewelry | Bare Grown Diamond | @thebarediamond

Hair Stylist | Hair By Sara

Makeup Artist | Makeup By Percida | @makeupbypercida

Cake Designer | The Cake Attic

Caterer | Bouk Catering | @boukcatering

Specialty Foods | World Market | @worldmarket

Cinematography | Round 7 Productions | @round7productions

From the Event Designer

 

Tell us about the shoot! What was the inspiration behind the day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? If so, how did you choose the details?

When I walked up to the front of the venue, I fell in love with the sand colorings of the walls. When you step inside, you really feel as if you have stepped into a Tuscan villa with the deep chocolate woods and vanilla textured walls. Chris and Lacey Wiley (owners of the venue) made sure that every detail reminds you of being in Tuscany… I wanted this styled shoot to be just that and I think we accomplished it.

 

Let’s talk décor. What were the florals like for the shoot and how did you go about selecting them?

I described my vision to Carrie, with the Flower Diva, and how I felt while I was at the venue. Simply put… I just let Carrie go. She designed what you see in the photos and she completely, 100% knocked it out of the park!

 

Let’s talk about décor. How did you decorate the space for the shoot?

I wanted the table setting to look as if you were going to sit down at a large Italian meal. I wanted the floral to be over-the-top and flowing off the end of the table.

What were some of your favorite parts of the shoot?

The diamonds. The Bare Diamond Company brought in a ton of different types of jewelry for our model to wear throughout the shoot. Nick Pirie picked the pieces to match her dress and style and they worked perfectly.

 

Any especially fun moments from the shoot that you’d like to share?

We didn’t have a true groom for the shoot and since I noticed Nick, with The Bare Diamond Company, was dressed in black and had a sports jacket on, I didn’t give him a chance to say no. I pushed him down the aisle and made him my groom 😉 He thought he was simply attending a styled shoot to display jewelry… little did he know, he was actually getting married that morning.

 

Let’s talk fashion! How did you choose the looks for the shoot?

As I mentioned, the venue reminds me of old Italy. I wanted my bride to feel like she was getting married in front of her entire town. The Cinderella effect. She had to have a beautiful ball gown.