Styling Away For 417 Bride


For the summer issue of 417 Bride, the Social Graces team styled another amazing photo shoot for the magazine. Alex Crowder, the photographer, shot Aunna Beckemeyer, Stephen Morgan, and Sarah Thomas on location at Big Cedar Lodge in May. The photo shoot was produced by Jessica Kennon Spencer of 417 Magazine. Hair was done by Megan Ogle of Frost Salon and Melanie Gibbs of Karma Salon. The flawless makeup was created by Andie Reynolds of Lavaré Spa & Salon.

The gorgeous wedding dresses for Aunna and Sarah were selected from Ella Weiss Wedding Design, Gracie’s Bridal, and Normans Bridal. The tuxes and other fabrics for Stephen were chosen from Blackwells Men’s Clothing, Ella Weiss Wedding Design, and Town & County.

We selected jewelry and accessories from Maxon’s Diamond MerchantsHarem & Company, Justice Jewelers, Mitchum Jewelers, STAXX, Ella Weiss Wedding Design, Normans Bridal, and Gracie’s Bridal.

Here is a sample of the stunning pictures for the magazine!

All images via 417 Bride
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Make sure you keep an eye out for the issue on stands now!


Love Stories: Evening Whimsy

If you’ve following along this week you’ll know that we are showcasing our work that we did with the 417 Bride’s Summer Love Stories shoot. Today, we are looking at a theme inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Evening Whimsy.

Hair: Studio 417, Carly Hamilton, Jared Cluck
Make Up: Grove Spa, Krista Murphy
Bride Model: Ashley Toner
Bridesmaid Models: Kinsey Mhire , Mikaela Peterson, Michella Tenneson

Shot on location at Enchanted Hills.

Custom-designed gown and headpiece by Frock Bridal.

Fresh bouquet including delphenium and carnations by Linda’s Flowers. 

1. Pergola, votive lanterns, silver tree, candle stands and mercury vases available at Swept Away Rentals. Linens available at The Total Bride. Blue vases available at Creative Touches. Mikasa countryside collection cake plate, $80 at Dillard’s. Flowers by Linda’s Flowers. Two-tier cake by Beth’s Bake Shoppe.

2. Synergy Save the Date available at PaperWorld.

3. Purple bridesmaid dress, $199; magenta Venus Bella bridesmaid dress, $172; Bari Jay peacock bridesmaid dress, $230; all at Normans Springfield. Hairpieces by Felicita Studios.

4. Black linen available at The Total Bride. Purple clutch by Liddie Mae. Sterling silver David Yurman blue topaz and diamond ring, $1,200; 18-karat white gold flower fashion ring with diamonds, $3,499; both at Justice Jewelers

5. 14-karat white gold sapphire and diamond ring, $4,950; 18-karat white gold cabochon ruby and diamond ring, $6,799; both at Justice Jewelers 


417 Bride: A Day at Sea

Next on the list in 417 Bride, Your Big Day, 4 Ways is our Nautical theme.  Once we decided on this theme our minds went right to yellow and blue.  We wanted a classy, modern feel with straight lines and a few pops of color.

 Silk dress, $1,276 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design; Erika Koesler bracelet, $202.95 at Normans Springfield; Esther tulle puff veil, $29 at Felicita Studios; Tear-drop earrings, $975 at Mitchum Jewelers.
 Rose clam shell vase with pearls available at Obelisk Home; Flowers courtesy The Nest; Netting, sand and shells courtesy Events by Social Graces.

 Shell Napkin holder, $4.49 at Brown Derby International Wine Center; Newport place card available at PaperWorld; Fiesta placemat in yellow, $6.00 and flatware both available at Dillards; L’Object Aegean Place Setting available at Provence; napkin courtesy Artistry in Bloom.

Bubble shell ball, $15; Seagull, $99, Heron , $99, all at Obelisk Home; tablecloth courtesy Artistry in Bloom; cake by Cameo Cakes.

 Silver shell tray, $29.99 at Brown Derby International Wine Center; Oyster shells courtesy Silver Dollar City; Shells courtesy Events by Social Graces; Pearls and seashell truffles, $1 each at The Hot Chocolate.
 14-karat yellow gold open scroll ring with .76-carat round diamond, $3,499 at Justice Jewelers.
 Ayutthaya ceramic lidded urn, $179; Rose clam shell vase with pearls, $85, both available at Obelisk Home; Newport invitation and save the date available at PaperWorld; Netting, sand and shells courtesy Events by Social Graces.
The Ella strapless ruffle dress with satin belt and crystal clusters, $799 at Normans Springfield. Jessica Simpson navy peep toe pumps, $59.99 at Dillard’s. Baskets and shells courtesy Silver Dollar City.

Photos by Amy Pennington
Make up by Ty Harshman, Ashley Lauren Salon & Spa
Hair by Eileen Gabrielsen, Ashley Lauren Salon & Spa
Styling by Becca Murdaugh and Megan White, Events by Social Graces
Produced by Cassie Darst, Bethany McDonald
Location: Silver Dollar City
Model: Cynthia Crouch