We at Once Wed are always fans of the simple, understated, and elegant, and wedding design is no exception. While this vine-strewn table is incredibly simple, it is completely and utterly enough. Repeated taper candles accent the length of the wood table, beautifully calligraphed menus and place cards bring an air of elegance, and we cannot say enough about this amazing outdoor location. The rough stone walls are just amazing, and as the photographer of this shoot tells us, those walls were a major component of the design for this wedding shoot. Read on for more!

Read on for more from the photographer, Amelia Johnson:
“For me the mood of a wedding begins with location. Location can be transformative, infusing the event with a certain majestic sweep and grandeur. The components of a wedding day must support each other; must advance the styling narrative. In keeping with the subdued color palette of the venue, aged blushes, and vine-ripened greens adorn the table. Candlelight invites close conversation in hushed tones. The delicate repeat of textured petals on the gown mimic the organic rhythm of the stone structure. Harmony is found when all design elements whisper the same sweet story.”

Photographer & Creative Director: Amelia Johnson Photography | Coordination & Styling: Claire Duran Weddings & Events | Flowers: Haley Tobias Events | Make up: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry | Hair: Shana Dee | Calligraphy: Allison Dee Calligraphy | Rentals: Select Event Group | Gown: The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel (gown by Vera Wang) | Cake: Catherine George | Model: Amelia Chai | Napkins: Silk and Willow
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Amelia Johnson | Reply

Thank you so much for the beautiful feature. I always love being on Once Wed…xoxo

Callie Manion | Reply

Yes, I agree! Simple is usually the most beautiful & allows for careful attention to the important details! Such a beautiful shoot!

Chiara | Reply

Love the cake! Beautiful photography :)

Sarah | Reply

Awesome cake :)

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