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In the Upstate of South Carolina, we have beautiful venues that allow for all types of styles, however, it is really neat to see how different states and even countries can accomodate a bride and groom's dream wedding. 


We were able to talk with Sophia Russell, the content and marketing coordinator for Giant Invitations, in Brunswick, Austrailia about a recent styled shoot that they excecuted flawlessly with the help of some great vendors that we have listed below. Be sure to check them out to see their work! 


A Little Bit About the Shoot

"This beautiful concept was inspired by the classic 'Picnic at the Hanging Rock' based in the 1900s.

The dreamy shoot was captured at the 1900s heritage-listed Rippon Lea Estate. The couple celebrates their special day in the breathtaking mansion and gardens, followed by a romantic picnic by the lake. 


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The bridal theme features romantic sheer and flowy gowns with high necks and bishop sleeves. As for the groom, he is dressed in preppy vintage suits and chinos. In the shoot, the gorgeous bride is dressed in a designer gown by Jason Grech for the indoor scenes, and changes to a flowy angel wing gown by L'ETO Bridal as she explores the estate's gardens. The groom matches the mood with a rich green tartan bow tie and blazer with classic beige and changes to a preppy maroon vest and custom pinstriped jacket for the outdoors. 


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As for the bridal beauty style, this wedding theme celebrates the natural, soft and innocent look, embracing rosey and peach tones. To match this feminine look, the bride's hair is styled with a lush black velvet bow, and for her outdoor picnic look, she wears a graceful fishtail updo, with baby's breath weaved in."

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Creative Team

Photography: Sephory Photography

Invitations: Giant Invitations    

First gown (Vivien): Jason Grech   

Second gown (Piece 20 Angel wings): L’ETO Bridal

Suit Tailor: Half Past 8 

Bridal shoes: Sophia Webster

Venue: Rippon Lea Estate 

Event Management: Peter Rowland

Jewellery: Franco Jewellers

Make-up artist: Suzy Sela

Hair Stylist: Hair by Natalie Jaye

Bridal Skincare: LUIERE

Catering: Mary Eats Cakes 


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When looking through these images, it made us so excited that Downton Abbey is coming to theatres. The Biltmore, a short drive from us, is also featuring an exhibit Downton Abbey: The Exhibition from November 8, 2019 - April 7, 2020. Take a visit to theatres or The Biltmore to get some more inspiration like this fabulous look we have featured!