A Carolina Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! But seriously, how is it Christmas already? We're definitely not ready for the holidays to be over, but in honor of the Christmas season, we're excited to share this absolutely gorgeous shoot on the blog today!

Set in the tranquility of a North Carolina Christmas tree farm during the golden hour of sunset, this shoot is the epitome of a perfect Christmas in the Carolinas. The vast amounts of pine and fir trees create a picturesque backdrop for both the decorated table and the beautiful bride. The dark, southern farm table was adorned with classic Christmas garlands that included poinsettia flowers, red berries, and sparkling pine cones, along with a variety of candles to set the mood for a quaint, romantic table. Accompanying the decor were varying pieces of red, green, and gold china and glassware that brought an elegant formality to the table. Finally, two sweetheart chairs, embellished with "Mr." and "Mrs." embroidery, were placed at the table, making it the perfect setup for a couple in love.

The bride, Lauren, in true southern belle fashion, started out in a romantic Watters ball gown with an illusion sweetheart neckline and just a hint of glamour. Lace and subtle sequins covered the bodice, while flowing ivory tulle draped the skirt. She accented the gown with a simple, curled hairstyle, red lipstick, and pearl earrings, along with a small bouquet of a single red rose, arranged with poinsettia flowers, pine cones, and greenery. To escape the winter chill, Lauren wrapped in a cozy blanket scarf, while showcasing her flawless, solitaire diamond ring. She then changed into a second gown, a crystal-covered Casablanca A-line with a sweetheart neckline, to add a little extra flair to the fairytale setting. The day ended with the sunset, leaving everyone even more excited about Christmas in the Carolinas.

Planning/Design: Fairytale Pursuits
Photography: Southernly Studios
Decor/Rentals: Evermore Event Co.
Bridal Shop: The Lily Rose Bridal
Bride: Lauren Luckadoo