Let me preface today’s feature by saying that one of my favorite memories from my childhood is the hours I spent on the sofa with my parents watching “Beauty & the Beast”. I loved the close relationship Belle shared with her dad, the love story that bloomed between Belle and the Beast, all of the characters, and each and every song. This movie holds such a special place in my heart.
When I opened my e-mail to find today’s gorgeous inspiration shoot from Kelly of Kelly Dellinger Events, I found myself staring at the photos captured by Alyssa Joy Photography. I feel honored that this gorgeous shoot, inspired by an outdoor elopement rather than a traditional wedding, was sent to me. The gorgeous wood textures and the pinks and reds of the color palette create such a warm feel, and when combined with a petal-adorned cake, cascading centerpiece of roses, string lights, and a beautiful couple, it’s safe to say I’m smitten. This shoot is perfect to use as inspiration for a winter wedding, as Kelly suggests, but I also think it’s just as on point for a wedding in the season that’s upon us – fall! Added to all of these beautiful elements is the fact that Kelly was inspired by “Beauty & the Beast.” Need I say more?
A note from Kelly: “This pink-and-red winter elopement shoot was loosely inspired by a childhood novel retelling the story of Beauty & the Beast. Instead of the traditional concept of a courthouse elopement, we strove to evoke a romantic outdoor setting for a wedding for two — complete with marriage vows spoken over a glorious overlook, a first dance as husband and wife beneath strung lights in a grove of cedars, as well as a dinner of cake and champagne. A Belle-inspired fuchsia bridal capelet also provides a pop of color against the natural woods and a beautiful alternative to the winter wedding fur stole or shawl. Bloomsbury Farm, located just South of Nashville, Tennessee, provided the perfect locale for an intimately sweet affair.”
All photos courtesy of Alyssa Joy Photography
Nashville brides, you are so lucky to have a great planner in Kelly and an awesome photographer in Alyssa! Please take a moment to visit Kelly’s gorgeous website here, and hop over to Alyssa’s site here.
Creative Direction and Styling, Rentals: Kelly Dellinger Events / Photography: Alyssa Joy Photography / Bride’s Gown: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier via The Bride Room / Bride’s Capelet: Kelly Dellinger / Bride’s Earrings: Paris by Debra Moreland via The Bride Room / Hair and Make-up: Lisa Koonce / Flowers: Vintage Florals / Cake: Dulce Desserts / Paper Goods: Cassie Nicole Design / Location: Bloomsbury Farm, Smyrna TN / Models: Paige Chappell & Thomas Summers