Colorful Styled Shoot

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Earlier this year I said I wasn’t going to do any styled shoots because I didn’t want to spend the money or invest the time into them. Fast forward 6 months to the present day, and I’ve completed two with two more on the docket. Eating my words because they are SUCH an excellent way to push yourself to design in a different style and/or use ingredients you normally wouldn’t.

We wanted something wild and colorful this time around. I am totally having a proud plant-mom moment looking back on these photos. All of the greens and vines are from my home garden. Hopefully next year I’ll have some bulb flowers and other blooms to add to my orders. Until then, I’m just going to sit back and admire how well all of these colorful flowers came together for these photos and how they are accented by my baby greens!

I N G R E D I E N T S

Jasmine vine, gardenia branches, mondo grass blossoms, lady ferns, bupleurum, yellow stock, pink and white spray roses, purple lisianthus, white peonies, and hot pink tulips.

C R E D I T S

Photography: Molly E. Photography
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Venue: Pointes West Army Resort
Bouquet Ribbon: Hey It’s Oh So Pretty
Wedding Gown: Elegant Bridals
Model + Makeup: Samantha Trentham
Hair Styling: Haley Poss McGowan

Enjoy!

Bright Summer Wedding

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This wedding was a joy to create. I get a lot of requests for ivory and green wedding flowers, so I welcomed the change of color palette. I also wondered how the bride found me! Her requests were to use flowers that have a lot of petals (garden roses and peonies, hellllllooo!) in varying shades of pink, with a rustic but classic feel to them (cue the burlap wrap and eucalyptus).

As always, the vendors are listed below from this colorful Enterprise Mill wedding. Hope the flowers make you smile when you see them like they did to me!

I N G R E D I E N T S

Juliet, Wabara miyabi, and baroness garden roses, pink peonies, hypericum berries, ruffled lisianthus, and astilbe, blush spray roses, white alstroemeria and ranunculus, garden grown dusty miller, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, burlap, and twine.

C R E D I T S

Photography: Dailey Alexandra Photography
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Venue: Enterprise Mill Event Center
Wedding Gown: Elegant Bridals
Groom + Groomsmen’s clothing: Simon’s Formalwear
Hair + Makeup: Hannah Bass

Their colorful gallery is below!

Southern Plantation Wedding

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Being able to work at such uniquely southern venues has been an unexpected perk of this job. I grew up in southern California so every time we roll up to a traditional plantation home, I get all googly-eyed at the sight of it.

Quinney Oaks Plantation didn’t need much as far as floral accents go. It was cleanly overgrown with English ivy and Spanish moss hung from the grandiose oak trees. Our bride was all about textural elements so we focused on bringing those into the bouquets and simple bud vase centerpieces using thistle, brunia berries, and Queen Anne’s lace.

The highlight for me, design-wise, was a massive pergola that the bride and groom were married on. Y’all (I can say that now, right??), we used a total of 32 feet of garland on that baby! Shoutout to my work husband/real husband that climbed atop and was perched like a freakin’ gargoyle tying it to the border, while my mom and I alternated holding my little one as it was drizzling on and off most of the morning (because why wouldn’t it be?).

The end result was a beautifully modern take on a traditional wedding scene. Scroll through to see the work we put in on this one.

I N G R E D I E N T S

Escimo + vendela roses, ivory spray roses, white ranunculus and hydrangea, disbud mums, silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus, variegated pittosporum, Italian ruscus, Queen Anne’s lace, gypsophila, dusty miller, brunia, and blue dynamite eryngium (thistle!).

C R E D I T S

Photography: Ivey Gibb Photography
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Bouquet and Boutonniere Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
Venue: Quinney Oaks Plantation
Cake + Desserts: Summer’s Temptations
Bride + Groom: Savanah + Brandon Price
Wedding Gown: Lovely Bride Charleston
Bling: Windsor Fine Jewelers
Groom + Groomsmen’s Clothing: Simon’s Formal Wear Augusta
Hair + Makeup: Bella Faccia LLC
Videography: Lamar Haaley Wedding Films
Invitations: K Creatives
DJ: Amplified Events

Gallery is below, as usual!

A Rustic Spring Wedding

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: This wedding was so fun to work on! I met Holly and Jamie over a year prior to their wedding date at My Unreal Wedding Expo in 2018, and soon after we sat down to talk over their wedding vision in its entirety. They worked so hard to make their wedding unique and personal.

They had handmade lanterns stained to match their wedding entrance and arbor, honey from the groom’s father’s bees as wedding favors, and a plethora of goodies they collected and customized in the months leading up to the big day. It was an honor to help bring Holly’s vision to life with flowers, foliage, and other accents like the feathers and cotton you’ll see throughout.

I N G R E D I E N T S

Vendela roses, ivory spray roses, white hydrangea, sword and leather leaf ferns, silver dollar eucalyptus, myrtle, pittosporum, pom daisies, scabiosa pods, gypsophelia/babies breath, pheasant, duck, and turkey feathers, antlers, a skull, cotton stems, burlap, and twine.

C R E D I T S

Photography: Dailey Alexandra Photography
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Venue: The Ashton Cole Place
Cake + Desserts: Hey Honey! Cakery
Bride + Groom: Holly + James Byrd
Wedding Gown: Tiffinie Bleu Bridal Boutique
Groom + Groomsmen’s clothing: Simon’s Formalwear
Hair + Makeup: Kristyn Tucker Smith
Invitations: The Art Studio Collective
DJ: Amplified Events

Their heartfelt gallery is below! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Whimsical Floral Accessories Shoot

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Spring is here and I thought it would be the perfect time to share these fun photos from our floral wearables shoot earlier this month. I wanted to take a break from the bridal side of styled shoots for this one and focus on some of our smaller pieces that are also great for prom, socials, the bridal party, and the parents.

We were watching the forecast all morning because Augusta looked like it would be dreary and wet for most of the afternoon. Luckily, the drizzle stopped right as we all met at Savannah Rapids to start shooting. The lighting was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to help me pull this off!

Click through (or sit and watch, it’s on autoplay for the patient people) to see the photos from our springtime photoshoot!

I N G R E D I E N T S

White waxflower, lady ferns, wild radish spray roses, daisy pink chrysanthemums, silver brunia berries, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, and olive leaf.

C R E D I T S

Photography: Rachel Lockman of GOODNESS
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Hair + Makeup: Holly Mae Freeman of Trust & Mane Salon
Models: Holly Mae F., Rachel S.R., Anna F. of Life and Lattes, Selena A., + Christine B.
Extensions: Top Knot Extensions, Bombshell Extensions
Tanning: The Blush and Glow Studio
Cuffs: Jan’s Jewels
Location: Savannah Rapids Pavilion

Peachy-keen Winter Wedding

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This beautiful couple kicked of my 2019 wedding season and I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Rachel was a dream to work with and I loved all of her ideas for her color palette and decor. We were even able to add accents from both her and her husband’s grandmothers onto the stem of her bouquet. I LOVE adding personal touches like that on wedding day!

Scroll through to see a selection of the minimal, clean, and classic wedding flowers, captured so beautifully by Michelle Huffman.

I N G R E D I E N T S

White peonies, elegance peach, orange, and white ranunculus, vendela roses, blushing majolika and white spray roses, silver dollar eucalyptus, salal leaf, olive branches, gypsophila/babies breath and Italian ruscus.

C R E D I T S

Photography: Michelle Huffman Photography
Second Shooter: Birdie Lane & Co.
Floral Design: Honeycomb Florals
Ceremony: St. Mary’s on the Hill Catholic Church
Reception: The Marriott Augusta
Bridal Gown: New York Bride and Groom
Groom’s Attire: Simon’s Formalwear
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
H+MUA: Cameron McCormack, Vogue Hair Salon
Cake Artist: Summer’s Temptations
Stationary: Bailey Avrett
Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites
DJ: Amplified Events

"Girl's Night Out" Styled Shoot

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Oh, what fun this was! It’s always a treat to be involved in collaborations that aren’t strictly wedding-related. A girl’s night out at Marion Hatcher Center? Uhm, yes please, where do I sign up? Ohhh you mean you just want me to do the flowers…? Ok, I’m cool with that, too!

This was such a great collaboration between local businesses, which (I just have to add) all happen to be woman-owned &/or operated. The venue was perfection, models were b-e-a-utiful, organization was top-notch, and the photos are gorgeous! I hope you enjoy viewing the full set-up as much as I enjoyed putting all the blooms in those cute little golden, geometric shapes.

I N G R E D I E N T S:

Leucadendron, seeded eucalyptus, olive leaf, spray roses + roses, carnation, wax flower, dried craspedia + yarrow, and home grown dusty miller

C R E D I T S:

Coordinating + Styling: My Unreal Wedding and Events 
Photography: Vanessa Perkins Photography 
Styling Assistance: Honestly Sweet Gifts 
Venue: Marion Hatcher Center 
Florals: Honeycomb Florals 
Beverages: ABC Bartending Services 
Desserts: Beyond Usual Cakes 
Catering: Mot's Pit Cooked Barbeque & Catering, Inc. 
Dresses: Tiffinie Bleu Bridal Boutique 
Jewelry: Linda's Jewelry Box 
Hair Styling: Holly Mae Freeman
Models: Charlotte Smith, Stephanie Victoria, Vicki Johnson, Samantha Adcox, + Holly Mae Freeman

Check out all the fun photos below!

Woodsy Maternity Photos

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Just 3 weeks go we welcomed our newest addition into the world - a sweet baby boy.

S I L A S: Man of the forest; wood; forest.

We headed back into Hitchcock Woods before that to commemorate the final stage of our journey through my first pregnancy. What better place to document it than a place he is named for. The little guy tagged along with me to countless photo shoots and a couple of weddings before making his grand entrance. I thought now would be a good time to share some of the photos we took of the baby bump. Motherhood has been an entirely new world. I’m enjoying taking some time away from Honeycomb, but still eager to begin prepping for my 2019 couples.

One of my favorite things about the pieces from this shoot was that I gathered 4/5 ingredients for these pieces out of our good ol' backyard! I am all about using what's around you for something small like this. (There's nothing like spontaneously deciding the florist should probably have some plants in her pictures). 

I N G R E D I E N T S:

Florida ruscus, mondo grass blossoms, juniper, jasmine vine, and gardenia branches. Humidity and mosquitos provided by Aiken, SC.

C R E D I T S:
Comb + Bouquet: Honeycomb Florals
Photography: Dailey Alexandra Photography
Hair Styling: Holly Mae Freeman
Location: Hitchcock Woods
Dress: Pink Blush

I hope my little dude loves nature as much as I do. Scroll through to see the mini-gallery! 

 

"Something Blue" Styled Shoot

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My-oh-my, I am in love with how this turned out. I mean, you can't really go wrong with a beautiful venue, well-chosen decor, and pretty people, but the way this came together was near perfection. This shoot has also been published on The Southeastern Bride. You can find their feature here.

Not pictured: climbing over fences and horse gates to get to the ideal location on the farm for the dining experience I've only seen in my dreams. Okay, that might have been a little dramatic. I mean, there was some fence hopping... but, anyway. 

I went for a light and airy feel in the florals for this one. Browse through the gallery below to see how it all came together.  

I N G R E D I E N T S:

Silver dollar, seeded, and gunny eucalyptus, plumosa fern, Queen Anne's lace, roses, spray roses, carnation, and garden-grown dusty miller and pittosporum.

C R E D I T S:
Florals: Honeycomb Florals
Styling + Coordination: Riner and Company
Photography: Katherine Beasley Photography
Venue: Pine Knoll Farms
Cake: Hey Honey! Cakery
Invitation Suite: K Creatives
Rentals: Ranco Tents
Dress: House of the Bride
Suit: Simon's Formal Wear
Models: Lauren Massengale + Travis Chain
Hair + Makeup: Jordan Welch
Ring: Jewelry Repair Services of Augusta
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Cookies: Pastry Shells
Macarons: Dolce Darlin
Horses: Awesome

Click through this wedding-tradition inspired photoshoot below!

April Showers Photoshoot

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Not sure what to do with all of your garden flowers when they start to wilt away for the season? Stick 'em on your face! Pressing flowers can be a great way to keep some color around once the fall foliage fades, and all it takes is some patience and a heavy book or fancier flower press you can make yourself or find online.

This was one of the coolest photoshoots I've been a part of. I spent a few weeks pressing and drying flowers before we met up, and was so happy with the result. Talk about bohemian chic! Any brides want to try this look for their wedding? Bueller... Bueller?

I N G R E D I E N T S:
Pressed daisy, larkspur, hydrangea, snapdragon, rose, and dried statice. Affixed with vaseline, eyelash glue, and elbow grease.

C R E D I T S:
Florals: Honeycomb Florals
Photography: Daniela Brown Photography
Models:  Nadia BaisdenMalaysia Vareen
Assistant: Sunny Hanisee

Check out the gallery below!