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.
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.
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
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