On a recent gorgeous and sunny weekend, we were thrilled to participate in a charming wedding shoot with lots of wonderful wedding pros. This Vintage Country Wedding Styled Shoot was expertly captured by the talented Ashlyn Socinski Photography against the backdrop of Sevierville’s picturesque venue The River Place. Ashlyn originally planned a much simpler shoot featuring a female model in a wedding dress alongside some of Southern Vintage Girls‘ amazing props. But as luck would have it she found a male model, then a hair and makeup artist materialized. Then the wonderful staff at Southern Girls Vintage were able to secure the use of The River Place and the whole shoot blossomed from there into a fully developed and inspirational wedding photo shoot. The perfect weather, fresh air, and green grass along with the lovely setting, combined with all the amazing florals, cool vintage pieces and the vibrant young couple all combined into something truly special.
Set in the heart of the Smoky Mountains and brimming with classic southern charm, The River Place boasts panoramic mountain views and a riverfront property. And, they have an awesome vintage truck perfect for posing on!!!! We have all the feels for this natural setting. The sweetest spot for a rustic wedding day.
The adorable couple looks like a real-life bride and groom on the happiest day of their lives, don’t they? The gorgeous cap-sleeve gown is currently a popular style at The Gilded Gown.
The bride, beautiful model Ms. Ashton Crow, happened to be visiting family in town. Ashton hails from Augusta, Georgia. She is such a natural in front of the camera! Her lovely, lush bouquet was the handiwork of D Garden by Dustin Manning. The pretty pinks really make her blue eyes pop!
Dustin also made all the other stunning arrangements! The rich, saturated pink flowers are offset by lots of greenery and the wired burlap ribbon adds that country finishing touch.
If by chance the handsome male model looks familiar to you, that’s because he is none other than Lawson Bates from the reality TV show Bringing Up Bates. Lawson is currently an up and coming musician in Nashville, Tennessee. He proved his prowess in front of the camera! #allstar
Southern Vintage Girls provided all the perfect props, like this fabulous antique settee, which features prominently in the pics.
They offer a unique collection of vintage and specialty event rentals including furniture, decor, and tabletop items for weddings and events.
Young love, even staged, just makes us happy.
We love the relaxed and carefree vibes from the day.
We have to say hair and makeup artist Miranda Goff absolutely outdid herself! Ashton’s bridal look was pure perfection. BTW Miranda is also a local photographer in Sevierville.
We want to give a shout out to all those who worked so hard to make this photo shoot so beautiful! Thank you for allowing us to contribute the dress!
PHOTOS | Ashlyn Socinski Photography
VENUE | The River Place
RENTALS | Southern Vintage Girls
FLORAL | D Garden by Dustin Manning
DRESS & ACCESSORIES | The Gilded Gown
HAIR | Miranda Godd
MAKEUP | Miranda Godd
BRIDE | Ashton Crow
GROOM | Lawson Bates
Gown and accessories: The Gilded Gown