A Cherry Blossom Themed Styled Shoot at Providence Cotton Mill

A groom kissing his bride on the forehead during a styled wedding shoot at Providence Cotton Mill.

The Providence Cotton Mill struck Amanda K Events, Grace and Greenery and me as a location that would be inspirational, and provide a bespoke, elegant and refined design. As usual, we got together and brought our vision to life! Since it was springtime, and the cherry blossoms of North Carolina came to mind, we thought about the painting, Almond Blossom by van Gogh. We decided we wanted to evoke a similar feel but with our own interpretation. So, we used that painting as a theme to design the styled shoot!  The long history of the Cherry Blossom Tree in the United States is something that’s often looked forward to as the kind of signal of spring here on the East Coast, but it also signifies love, history, and legacy in Japan. So, we wanted to capture that and build with that in mind.   

The Design and the Location – Providence Cotton Mill

The Providence Cotton Mill in Maiden, North Carolina was a perfect way to combine an urban industrial vibe with a soft and feminine design. Those two seem like opposites but when combined it created a gorgeous masterpiece that was unexpected! We also aimed to incorporate elements of more of an ethereal design, which was included by the hair and makeup company, Adorn Co. Hair Company. They did a romantic half up hairstyle for our model that was so elegant!

I was personally taken by the symmetry of the construction of the Providence Cotton Mill, and just how vast and open its space appeared. While trying to narrow it down and give it purpose, we discovered the table space fit perfectly in the bay of three large windows. It added a linear aspect to what was otherwise a softer and more ethereal design. 

Detail photo of the ceremony setup in front of the door at Providence Cotton Mill.

A Sweet Vintage Nook 

We also included a vintage lounge set, which was provided by Sweet Everlasting Vintage Rentals. And, all of the linens for this shoot were provided by Party Rentals by Lisa. These things just help provide this perfect little intimate nook for this styled shoot!

The Almond Blossom Inspired Cake 

The cake was created by Creamed, The Confectionery. We also sent the inspiration of Van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms painting to the cake designer and she embraced the spirit of that with something that was both elegant, edgy, and definitely embraced the unexpected. 

The Springtime Renaissance 

One of the big goals of this shoot was an opportunity to rejoice that just like springtime, the wedding industry is in a Renaissance all its own! Love has outlasted the many obstacles presented by the pandemic. So, despite its best efforts to put an end to weddings and to celebrations, all of those things are back! We felt with just how lively and vibrant this shoot was, it was a good way of embracing that and celebrating the wedding industry’s resilience. 

Detail photo of a blush tables-cape set up in front of a wall of open windows at Providence Cotton Mill.

This styled shoot at the Providence Cotton Mill was featured in Hey Wedding Lady! If you like the images you see here, and want your wedding to be just as gorgeous, let’s connect

Amazing Vendor Contributors

Photography // Jenn Eddine Photography 
Florist // Grace and Greenery 
Planner // Amanda K Events & Designs
Venue // Providence Cotton Mill
Videography // Walker Media
Music // Duo Licht 
Cake // Creamed, The Confectionary 
Dress // The Magnolia Bride, Madi Lane
Tuxedo // Bruce’s Tuxedo 
Hair and Makeup // Adorn Co. Hair Company
Tablescape and Rentals // Party Rentals by Lisa 
Vintage Rentals // Sweet Everlasting Vintage Rentals
Getting Ready Robe // Unbox The Dress
Stationery // Maiden September



Collage of a letter from a bride to her groom surrounded by flowers and the bride's hair piece also surrounded by flowers.
Collage of the bride's engagement ring set in blush roses on a gold platter and a detail photo of a door with minimal floral arrangements at the base.
Collage of a bride putting on her earrings at a wedding styled shoot.
Collage of a close up of the bride's wedding day makeup and a detail photo of her with her arms crossed showing off the soft tulle sleeves.
Collage of a bride smiling down at her blush bouquet and her holding up the skirt of her dress while walking.
Collage of a bride playing with her dress in the doorway of Providence Cotton Mill and the bride gently touching her hair.
Detail photo of a blush and navy lounge area at Providence Cotton Mill.
Collage of a bride and groom sitting in their lounge area kissing and the bride sitting in a chair while she smiles up at her groom.
Collage of the bride looking at the camera while her groom nuzzles her and the bride sitting at their reception table and kissing her groom's hand while he stands behind her.
Collage of the groom standing behind his bride while she gently places her hand up on his cheek during a styled wedding shoot at Providence Cotton Mill.
College of detail photos of a blush table setup for a styled wedding shoot.
Detail photo of a pink floral centerpiece.
Collage of table detail photos for a pink styled wedding shoot at Providence Cotton Mill.
Collage of the bride and groom cutting their wedding cake and feeding it to each other.
College of the groom looking off into the distance in his black tux during a styled wedding shoot at Providence Cotton Mill.
Collage of a bride and groom smiling at each other while they walk into their reception and them pumping their fists into the air.

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