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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!

Botanical Wedding

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These photos are scattered throughout the site, but there's something special about seeing them all together. We took a buggy and botanical leap to set up the ceremony and reception space to reflect a nature-inspired and down-to-earth theme. 

This wedding has also been published on The Overwhelmed Bride Blog and Aisle Society, but we kept a few photos hidden for ourselves ;).

I N G R E D I E N T S:
Lotus pods, craspedia, scabiosa pods, leather leaf fern, plumosa, seeded eucalyptus, white wax flower, dried zinnias, vintage amber and glass medicine bottles, and bugs of all sorts encased in acrylic (my apologies to those that were grossed out at the dinner tables).

C R E D I T S:
Florals + Decor: Honeycomb Florals
Photography: Dailey Alexandra Photography
Venue: Enterprise Mill Event Center
Hair Styling: Holly Mae Freeman
Coordination: Rachel Keco
Bridal Gown + Groom's Attire: Sparrow Bridal + Bude Vintage
Bridal Accessories: LveDve + Luxe Buffalo

Scroll through to see this botanical southern wedding in its entirety!

 

Springtime Bridal Portraits

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A few weeks ago I was asked to design a bridal bouquet and boutonnière for a styled photo shoot at Savannah Rapids, in Augusta, GA. Little did I know, I would be working with a real couple! 

These two lovebirds absolutely worked it, and I'm overjoyed I was able to participate as they recreated their wedding day. I might be biased, but I think there's something so special about couples that can renew their commitment weeks, months, or years after the fact. It was colder down at the river than any of us expected, but you definitely can't tell from looking at these! *insert fire emoji here*

I N G R E D I E N T S:
Ohara & spray roses, anemones, wax flower, gunny eucalyptus, bear grass, and dusty miller & snapdragons from my garden. I loveee adding in home-grown elements!

C R E D I T S: 
Florals: Honeycomb Florals (that's me!)
Photography & Coordination: Juliana Payne Photography
Bride's Attire: House of the Bride
Groom's Attire: Simon's Formal Wear
Hair/Makeup: Camry Powell
Bling (AKA ring): Windsor Fine Jewelers
Boutonnière Backing: Flowerstay

Check out the gallery below!

"Into the Woods" Styled Shoot

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Last month the Honeycomb team trudged into Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, SC for an afternoon of styling with Dailey Alexandra Photography and Baked by Lex. We ran around in the mud (aka horse poop) for about 3 hours while Dailey brought my floral designs to life with her gorgeous photography. Shoutout to Alexis for running around barefoot in that as our model, and to all the equestrians we confused with our 'pop up wedding' in the middle of their trails.

This day was one for the books. Whose idea was it to fashion a real-wood arch, sweetheart table and its fixings, bouquets and arrangements and lug all the supplies about a mile into the woods? Certainly not I........... (sarcasm goes here). I am oh-so-thankful my husband knocked some sense into me and talked me out of carrying our 6-seater pine dining table back there! Although that might have been selfishly motivated on his part.... hmm. Moving on.

I N G R E D I E N T S:
Sahara & spray roses, curly willow, bupleurum, brunia, scabiosa pods, dried yarrow, ruscus, wax flower, and alllll the eucalyptus you can think of (silver dollar, willow, gunny, & seeded eucs) 

C R E D I T S:
Florals & Arbor: Honeycomb Florals (that's us!)
Photography: Dailey Alexandra Photography
Cake & Bride: Baked by Lex
Moral Support: Our dear hubs that helped wherever needed. I'm sure it was just what they wanted to do ;) 

Scroll through to see the vintage-inspired, woodland wedding scene.