When Diana Elizabeth told me to design the wedding of my dreams, I immediately said, southern. This is my roots, where I feel most at home and when I start to dream, I always go back to my all time favorite book, Gone with the Wind. This is why I love collaborating with Diana, we both love the sweet south, the romance, simplicity, and the timelessness of it all! If you read her blog, you will see, I totally just stole her phrasing in that last line! She writes so beautifully, and its so hard to say it any better than she does, sorry Di!
This concept shoot was created for Diana's 2-on-1 wedding photography workshop where she mentored two sweet and talented photographers exclusively all day who want to dive into the wedding industry and learn how to market themselves, shoot better, and develop their style. In the end, they got to shoot this gorgeous set up right in Diana's lovely backyard. This set up was a joy for me, I was able to take my time, adjust, step back and in the end, Diana makes it all look so unbelievably perfect.
Here's a few more lines form Diana's post that once again sums it up perfectly:
"Angela and I are trying to start a movement. Although we’re in Phoenix and Arizona is the Southwest, we’d like to drop the “west” and be considered south so we can catch on with the Southern inspired weddings that we love."
Make sure you scroll all the way to the end to see the workshop in action, thanks to Love Story Films for capturing the day! And thank you Diana for including me, as always can't wait to work (have fun) with you again.
A bourbon and biscuits dessert bar – with homemade ruby red grapefruit curd (it was Derby week, after all!)
Watch the behind the scenes captured by Love Story Films who were wonderful, hire them for your next event!
Event designer: Angela Saban / Wedding gown and pearl belt: Enzoani courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Florals: The Garage by Ivy / Stationery: Celebrations in Paper / Hair: Vonn Wynn / Makeup: Brenna Heater / Veils: Bel Aire courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Earrings: The Audrey Earring, by Meg courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Tea length blush gown: Destinations by Mon Cheri courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Pearl clutch: Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Necklace: Everything Angelic / Cake, biscuits and favor jars: Angel Cakes Bakery / Magnolia napkins: SMP Living diy / Models: Brenna and Nate Heater / Cinematography: Love Story Films