Today we are featuring a styled shoot from Austin, Texas with an old world French countryside theme. The setup of the shoot is a planned elopement—small and intimate but still festive and celebratory, all brought to us by Stephanie Hunter Photography.
From the floral arrangements to the beautiful dress – not to mention the incredible setting, we just can’t get enough of this beautiful shoot. We’ll let Stephanie set the scene for us. Take it away Stephanie!
This inspiration shoot was a collaborative effort among some pretty awesome Austin talent! Since I had the perfect venue in mind, we settled on an “old world, French country” theme that featured deep and vibrant berry tones and featured gold, brass and metallic detailing. Set in the Hill Country of Texas, Le San Michele offered the perfect backdrop.
As soon as you enter the gates of the stately property, even though you are in the heart of Texas, you are transported to the French countryside. Since I had photographed many weddings at Le San Michele, I knew it would fit our vision perfectly, but I had never seen a ceremony staged in front of the gorgeous, antique doors of the farmhouse which became a huge influence on the overall feel of the shoot.
Our models (who happened to be a real couple who were marrying less than a week from the date of the shoot) were genuinely in love. Unbridaled Salon of Austin provided the most beautiful, delicate and ideal Claire Pettibone gown for our stunning & happy bride while our handsome groom sported a fitted, navy Zara suit. The fabulous Mindy Orsak provided hair & makeup for our bride and her bridesmaids. Not only did The Last Petal put together lovely bouquets, but they designed a lovely tablescape centered around a long draping garland, brass candlesticks with black candles and gold & silver etched Anthropologie champagne flutes. Bee Lavish Rentals brought in a rustic farmhouse table and chairs along with gold flatware to round out the table design. Sweet Treets contributed the cake while Brooke from Honey Gem Creative filmed a touching video.
Last, but most definitely not least, Kristi Treadwell and her amazing team from Joyful Details both helped with the overall design & coordinated all of our amazing vendors! Truly a labor of love, each vendor worked hard to make the vision a reality!
Venue: Le San Michele
Hair: Unbridaled Salon, Austin
Bridal Gown: Claire Pettibone
Groom’s Suit: Zara
Hair & Makeup: Mindy Orsak
Flowers: The Last Petal
Table & Chair Rental: Bee Lavish Rentals
Cake: Sweet Treets
Videography: Honey Gem Creative
Planning: Kristi Treadwell, Joyful Details
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas