It was the middle of August, wedding season slows a bit during July and August in the Upstate South Carolina region — we paired up with Charming the Carolinas and Hyde Co to bring to life two stunning wedding inspiration shoots in one day. [An inspiration shoot, often referred to as a styled shoot, is a photo session where wedding professionals collaborate to create a visually stunning and cohesive theme. These shoots are designed to inspire couples and showcase the talents of various vendors.] Working with amazing vendors made this day come together flawlessly — that and having an incredible venue. Lake Keowee Reserve was the perfect venue for the themes Charming the Carolinas and Hyde Co had brainstormed.
Lake Keowee Reserve, located in the scenic Upstate region of South Carolina, is a stunning venue known for its beautiful natural surroundings and waterfront views. Lake Keowee Reserve is a luxurious residential community situated in the Upstate region of South Carolina, it offers residents a serene and private setting with an emphasis on preserving the beauty of the landscape.
The Reserve boasts breathtaking views of Lake Keowee and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, providing a picturesque backdrop for outdoor activities and events. Southern weddings are steeped in tradition and charm, often characterized by their hospitality, elegance, and attention to detail. We had the pleasure of collaborating with several talents vendors on a double style shoot at Lake Keowee.
The first of the themes was the peach theme, I like to think of it as the Southern Peach. A Southern peach wedding theme is a beautiful and charming choice that captures the essence of the South with its warmth, elegance, and the sweet hues of peaches. This so easily evokes a soft, romantic, and elegant atmosphere. From soft pastels to richer tones, peach was used in various elements, including decor and floral arrangements. We complimented the peach tones with lush greenery. Incorporate natural elements like eucalyptus and ferns to add depth and freshness.
Every wedding at Lake Keowee Reserve can be uniquely tailored to the couple’s preferences, taking advantage of the natural beauty and versatile spaces offered by the venue. Having the opportunity to experience two different visions in one day really showcased how the Reserve could be transformed uniquely from couple to couple.
The next theme was a classic nautical theme. A traditional nautical wedding theme is a classic and timeless choice that often incorporates maritime elements, coastal colors, and a sense of romantic seafaring. A wedding day with a strong nautical theme would incorporate symbols such as anchors, compasses, ropes, and sailboats into your invitation design. By incorporating traditional nautical elements into your wedding, you can create a charming and cohesive theme that celebrates the beauty of the sea and the timeless allure of nautical aesthetics – we added just the right amount of nautical at this shoot at Lake Keowee Reserve, a soft mixture of blues and whites. Not pictured are the oyster shells as place cards.
Planning: Charming the Carolina’s Event
Photography: Hyde Co Photo
Venue: Reserve at Lake Keowee
Floral Design: C + A Event Planning
Draping: Voile and Veil
Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup: Southern Couture Makeup
Dress: The Poinsett Bride
Suit: Empire LTD Studio
Invitation Suite: Doodle Studio Co
Bridal Bounce House: The Boutique Bounce House
Videography: Wynn Media
Drone footage @fakzowler