April 1, 2012

Barn and Birch with Leslee Mitchell

Photos by Leslee Mitchell

Published on Ruffledblog.com

Rustic can be glamorous. This barn wedding styled shoot by the Cedarwood Design Team and Leslee Mitchell has some seriously gorgeous fashion shots, naturally, since Leslee is often found shooting on the runway and for some of the wedding industry’s top designers.  We thought it would be fun to bring high style and couture fashion into the rustic setting of the Cedarwood barn.

Our barn and birch inspiration shoot with Leslee and some really cool friends (credits at the end) centers around the ballet-inspired Vera Wang gown, Harlow. Vera says, “The way a dancer can bring the crowd to its feet with a drawn-out, well-executed pirouette: that’s the excitement I wanted to capture with Harlow.”  Cedarwood Designers wanted the bride’s bouquet to be as flowing and dramatic as her dance-inspired wedding gown, and used white Anthuriums, Wax Flower and hanging Amaranthus.

Our barn-loving Texas bride studied ballet for twelve years and always dreamed of a barn wedding. Using Cedarwood’s wedding barn as her rustic venue, our design team piled on sophisticated styling with a blend of glam and rustic décor. Fur covered Chiavari chair backs and layers of birch and candles add a warmth to the space along with a softly up-lit altar of torn fabric and white flowers. Hot cocoa, vodka and sushi bars pamper guests. Living tree saplings are offered as “love grows” legacy favors. A jeweled Patty Cakes wedding cake on a birch tree stand, paper goods by Designs in Paper featuring a birch design, hanging birch pole ‘chandeliers’ and a DIY birch garland tie together the birch and barn styling.

We hope you love our winter barn and birch inspiration shoot as much as we enjoyed putting it together! xoxo to our amazing friends listed below. It is always delightful working with these talented pros!

Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team

Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):
Wedding Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Photographer: Leslee Mitchell / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Decor: Cedarwood Weddings Design Team – Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Dress: “Harlow” by Vera Wang, from Ivory and White / Bride/Fashion Styling Assistant: Opulent Couturier / Hair and Makeup: Studio BBC Salon / Catering: A Dream Come True / Wedding Cake: Patty Cakes inspired by The Caketress / Invitations and Paper Goods: Designs in Paper / Lighting: Uplight Events / Model: Janika Laine (and puppy Lily Rose)

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