Monthly Archives:: June 2009
If you’ve ever wanted to be behind the scenes of a magazine photo shoot, here is a peek. Southern Bride & Groom spent an entire day last week setting up and shooting table top floral displays and bridal bouquets by 10 of the area’s finest florists, for use in our Floral Spread for the 2010 issue.
Months of preparation and planning led up to one long day with plenty of helping hands out at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. Tables were prepared in the ballroom, gazebo, patio, veranda, trellis garden and even fireside. Helpers, including consultant Angie Wright of Chic Details Weddings & Events, were up and down steps and elevators with chairs, china, glassware, flatware,linens and other rental items for hours on end. But the effort paid off: the finished displays were exquisite,unique and highly creative. We were so thrilled and impressed with our fabulous florists! Their imaginative and original ideas were so well executed, and were matched by their high level of enthusiasm and professionalism. We can’t wait to see the resulting images from photographers James and Meridith Walters of Walters & Walters Photography. Lovely gowns were provided by Alexia's, and our model Lisa showed them off beautifully along with breathtaking jewelry from Bailey's Fine Jewelry . (The next issue will be out in mid-December.)
Photos below are provided by SB&G staff. James Walters gets a higher angle on an English Garden table. Meredith Walters finds good natural lighting for model Lisa Williams. Tables in ballroom, front to back are by: Watered Garden Florist, Ninth Street Flowers and Purple Puddle.