Love Stories: Vintage Twist

Today we are looking at the fourth and final theme of the 417 Bride’s Summer Love Stories shoot. This theme was one of my favorites; based on one of my favorite books The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we give you a Vintage Twist.

Hair: Karma Salon, Melanie Gibbs
Make Up: Karma Salon, Chelsea Basham
Bride Model: Emma McClain

Shot on location Dwayne Holden and Beth Yarbrough’s residence. 

Nicole Miller 100 percent silk halter gown, $730 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design.

Headpiece by Felicita Studios.

Otreska black circle ring, $19.95 at The Market.  Fabulous Fur faux winter white mink, $99 at Normans Springfield.

1928 Ford Model A Pheaton available for rental through Vintage Arrivals.

18-karat white gold and black bangle, $9,999
white gold with white gold bangle, $8,199
vintage round white gold and diamond ring, $1,795
all at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants. 

1. Presidio Suite No. 1 invitations available at PaperWorld. Rolex watch, $26,650; Estate Collection bow pin, $875; both at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants. Color block necklace, $26.95 at The Market. Tablecloth available at Provence.

2. Bouquet of hydrangea, hyacinth, roses, tulips, miniature gerbera daisies and spray roses by Ron Johnson at The Nest. Vintage round white gold and diamond ring, $1,795 at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants.

3. Truffles by Elle’s Patisserie. Zig zag napkin, $20.25; Emily Henry plate, $37; both at Provence.

4. Chevron purse, $32 at Red Velvet. Allie Night Moves black shoe, $95 at Normans Springfield. Tablecloth available at Provence.

5. Console table, $298 at Pickwick House; art deco glasses with gold trim, $18 per set of six at Pickwick House. Three-tier cake by Pastries by Carla. Gold-etched votive, $19; white urns, $125–325; all at Obelisk Home.

6. Black Numbe place setting; Juliska napkin, $24.30; pomegranate napkin ring, $8.50; all at Provence. Oneida Patterns Forever Satin Aquarius flatware, $50 per five pieces at Dillard’s. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES

Thanks to all the wonderful vendors we worked with that made the Love Stories shoot possible!

Love Stories: Antique Elegance

Continuing our journey through the 417 Bride’s Summer Love Stories shoot, we look into the second theme: Antique Elegance. This themed was inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

Hair: Ashley Lauren Salon, Conor Bruner
Make Up: Ashley Lauren Salon, Megan Murphy
Bride Model: Caitlynn Larive
Groom Model: Braden Larive

Shot on location at Elfindale Mansion.

Roundtree & York suspenders, $22
Signature Calvin Klein pants, $69.50
Roundtree & Yorke belt, $40
Daniel Cremieux cream shirt, $69.50
all available at Dillard’s.

Ivory Allure lace dress, $1,458
large headpiece, $170.95
Jessica Lynn ivory belt, $295
all available at Normans Springfield.

Signs courtesy Felicita Studios.

1. Ivory Allure lace dress, $1,458; Erica Koesler ivory veil, $338; at Normans Springfield. Fresh bouquet including alstroemeria, tulips, roses and stargazer lilies by The Flower Merchant

2. Tablecloth and napkin available at Provence. Oneida Patterns Forever stainless steel flatware, $30 for five pieces at Dillard’s. Vine by Grande Living china, $9–10 at Dillard’s. Jet-colored pearl brooch, $50 at Normans Springfield. Hypericum berry flowers by The Flower Merchant.

3. Lace courtesy Social Graces. Invitation available at PaperWorld. Cameo, $1,090; small cameo, $225; pearl necklace, $5,570; at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants 

4. Lace embroidery hoops courtesy Social Graces; Three-tier swirl detail cake by AmyCakes; Antique books, $75 at The Market.

5. Daniel Cremieux tie, $59.50; Roundtree & Yorke suspenders, $22; Daniel Cremieux cream shirt, $69.50; from Dillard’s.

6. Earl Gray tea– and rose-flavored marshmallows, 75 cents each at Elle’s Patisserie. Book page flowers, $2.25 each at The Market

7. Allure Bridals frost ivory peep-toe heels, $75 at Normans Springfield. Vintage pearl and diamond ring, $3,465 at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES

Love Stories: A Natural Approach

We are so excited that 417 Bride’s Summer issue hit the stands last week! This is our third issue to work on and we are particularly excited about it. If you are a local Springfield-ian, you can pick up your copy at area Price Cutters, Summer Fresh Markets, Country Mart, Harter House or Barnes & Noble. It is a great way to see what local vendors have to offer for your big day.

Now… to the fun part!

All of this issue’s themes were based on literary inspirations.

The first of four themes, inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden:

Hair: Studio 417, Jennifer Bridgman
Make Up: Grove Spa, Krista Murphy
Bride Model: Kylie Wright
Flower Girls: India Tru Lengyel and Ireland Kelsey

Shot on location at Enchanted Hills.

Wtoo Brides by Watters Devon gown, $1,115 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design

Headpiece courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey.

1. Hydrangea bouquet by Wickman’s Garden Village; 14-karat white gold, emerald-cut green tourmaline and diamond ring, $5,499 at Justice Jewelers

2. Yellow quartz and diamond necklace, $795; White gold leaf-style diamond ring, $895; white gold cushion-cut diamond ring, $6,995; all from Mitchum Jewelers

3. Custom-designed fabric flower necklace by Liddie Mae

4. The Diamond Collection Casablanca Dress, $750 at Gracie’s Bridal

5. Hairpieces courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; moss balls, $11.95 at The Market; Sweet Beginnings flower girl dresses, $144–158 at Gracie’s Bridal

1. Grass and moss courtesy Wickman’s Garden Village; birch vases courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; four-tiered fondant cake with fondant leaves by Cameo Cakes; cake stands courtesy Social Graces

2. Wood chargers courtesy Social Graces; Woodbury place setting, $6–12 at Dillard’s; Lenox Tuscany classics collection wine glasses, six for $40 at Dillard’s; cloth napkins, $4.50–26 at Provence; green chicks, $13 at The Market

3. The Hawthorn Suite invitation from PaperWorld; pinwheels courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; wood chargers courtesy Social Graces

4. Terrariums with moss and assorted greenery courtesy Wickman’s Garden Village

5. Paper banner courtesy Social Graces; pinwheels courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; Sweet Beginnings flower girl dresses, $144–158 at Gracie’s Bridal Opposite Page: Hydrangea centerpieces by Wickman’s Garden Village; hanging lanterns courtesy Swept Away Rentals.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES

417 Bride: Fun, Fresh, Fiesta!

For our final theme  in our 417 Bride series, Your Big Day, 4 Ways, we are going to celebrate fiesta-style. This theme was so fun to pull together with its bold colors and vibrant flowers. Fiesta tableware, $25 per place setting; Gorham 65 flatware set, $149, all at Dillard’s; Candle holders, $10-10.50; Tablecloth, $49.50, both at Provence; pottery, $44.99 at Hillcreek Pottery at Silver Dollar City; Bouquets by Linda’s Flowers.

Milk- and dark-chocolate covered oreos with colored pattern designs, $6 per dozen at The Hot Chocolate. Two-tier dessert stand, $37.99 at Brown Derby International Wine Center.

Mori Lee by Blu in Ivory, $716 at Gracie’s Bridal. Bouquet of roses, miniature roses, sunflowers, miniature sunflowers and Alstroemeria lilies by Linda’s Flowers.

Liz Simon strapless gown with cascading ruffle details, $1,495 at Normans Jewelry & Bridal Shoppe; Sassy South necklace, $92.95 at Normans Springfield; Broche, $310 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design. Bouquet by Linda’s Flowers. Rare Editions girls dress in turquoise, $50, Stride Rite Selena flats, $30, both available at Dillard’s; Anya turquoise hair flower, $24 at Felicita Studios. Bouquet of roses, miniature roses, sunflowers, miniature sunflowers and Alstroemeria lilies by Linda’s Flowers. Hanging pots/planters, $24.99 per piece at Hillcreek Pottery at Silver Dollar City.

Tablecloth, $49.50 at Provence; Shamrock Fiestaware, $25 per place setting at Dillard’s; Invitation and R.S.V.P. card available at Provence; Necklace, $336 at Provence. Two-tone rutilated quartz and coral diamond ring, $1,295; Blue chalcedony and diamond ring, $2,295, both at Mitchum’s Jewelers.

Three-tier fiesta-themed cake by Celebrations by Sonja; Flower accents by Linda’s Flowers.

Vase, $22, Candle holder, $16.50, both at The Market; Two-tone rutilated quartz and coral diamond necklace, $2,539; White-gold earrings with round diamonds, $1,100, both at Mitchum Jewelers. Flower accents by Linda’s Flowers.

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