“Cotton field romance” inspiration shoot at Sam Davis Home

My sweet friend, Amber Vongsamphanh of Lotus Blossom Photography, and I teamed up to produce a cotton field romance inspiration shoot at Sam Davis Home with a team of outstanding vendors. Amber, who took the lead on this shoot, had a very clear vision: cotton field, red-headed “bride”, dark fall blooms, and a love-story and we ran with it! Amber works best when a “story” is attached to a shoot and I love how this keeps things flowing with clear photography needs as the story unfolds.

Cotton field romance inspiration shoot – The story 

Rebecca, the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner has fallen in love with Henry, a farm-hand.  Desperate to be together, Henry writes a beautiful letter asking Rebecca to run away with him at sunset.  Eager to escape her parents and be with Henry, Rebecca leaves her family’s home, meeting Henry in the cotton fields where they run away as the sun sets.

The Details 

With our beautiful red-headed model and handsome groom lined up, we sought a vintage-inspired gown.  Knowing we wanted intricate lace details, we started (and ended!) with The Dress Theory.  We fell in love with this incredible Claire Pettibone gown and used it to curate the remaining details.  A love letter, leather travel trunks and Amber’s own family heirloom wedding ring rounded out our historical elements. Adding a pop of color with flowers and a sense of femininity with tiny blooms in her hair helped romanticize the story.  The bouquet was large and full of fall blooms: strawflower, tree peonies, and blueberry greens added unexpected color and texture.

Cotton field romance inspiration shoot Sam Davis Home

Sam Davis Home love letter bride

Sam Davis Home bride groom inspiration

Sam Davis Home groom cotton field

Sam Davis Home bride groom details

 

Sam Davis Home bride groom cotton field

Sam Davis Home bride bouquet cotton field

Sam Davis Home bride groom cotton field

Sam Davis Home bride groom cotton field

Sam Davis Home bride groom bouquet cotton field

Sam Davis Home bride groom bouquet cotton field

Sam Davis Home bride groom bouquet cotton field

 

 

A huge thank you to the vendor team that made this fun day possible!

Vendors

Venue | Sam Davis Home

Photography | Lotus Blossom Photography

Floral design | Kennedy Occasions

MUA | Lisa Johnson

Dress | Claire Pettibone via The Dress Theory

Menswear | Street Tuxedo

Calligraphy | Thistle and Sage

See this beautiful shoot featured in the print edition of The Southeastern Bride!

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