Greenhouse Wedding | Manassass, VA | #klaynestyled

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When I first moved to Virginia, I knew it would be the perfect time to make a big shift in my business. I’d spent the last year shooting beautiful families and new babies, but my heart was telling me that I should be shooting events… specifically weddings!

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To jump start my portfolio, I dove head first into planning my first styled shoot. It was also this shoot that shocked me a little. I actually REALLY loved planning it and knew that I needed to embrace the process. It was at this point that "#klaynestyled” was born!

You can easily say that I caught the bug and I want to tell you all about the styled shoot that started it all! They can be inspired by, literally, anything. This particular shoot all started by embracing the natural stones of the beautiful statement necklace that the bride wore, which was actually the necklace that I wore in my own wedding in 2012.

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When creating the “Modern Bungalow” style for this shoot, I worked closely with my best friend Claire and it was the element of nature that became the heart of our inspiration.

The simple and timeless beauty of earth’s color palette was the perfect canvas for the polished, yet natural, details of our design goal. So when it came to the venue, we instantly knew the quiet greenhouse at Stadler Nurseries would provide the perfect notes of nature.

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The beauty of the greenhouse was only enhanced by the stunning peachy florals and wispy greenery that popped against the clay and concrete backdrop in the glow of the sun. In keeping with the theme, the bride’s effortless makeup was masterfully created to allow her natural beauty to shine through, and her hair was gathered up as soft and organically as the bouquet she was holding.

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Her off-the-shoulder dress was classic and understated which allowed the colorful statement necklace to cascade gracefully without interference. The groom was handsome in his hue of navy and lent to the earthy vibes with an open collar and brown accents.

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The bespoke watercolors and floral invitation suite so gorgeously reflected the natural tones of our vision, while the metallic accents added a chic and refined detail to the personalized table cards. The simple place setting design paired with an organic grazing table flowing with texture and color played perfectly in the styled portfolio.

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Every meticulous detail of the day seamlessly merged together to bring our inspiration to life! It was a dream come true and I’m so grateful for every single collaborator - without them there is no shoot and no realization that this was how I was going to serve my peers and friends within the wedding industry!

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Venue: @stadlernurseries
Event Coordinators: @simplyperfecteventsva
Models: @ashcaitphoto, @apcdetail & @Ottbs4ever
MUA/Hair: @mab.artistry
Gown/Accessories: @jeanettesbridal
Florist: @fleudecharme
Necklace: @d_etchison_jewelry
Rings: @artwearbycaron
Cakes: @customcaked
Cake Topper: @thecheekychica_etsy
Grazing table: @orofinocatering
Food stylist: @clairejski 
Wine: @potomacpointwinery
Bartender: @ankermobilebartending
Invitation Suite: @beckyjinvitations
Calligraphy: @writelizwrite
Watercolor: @betsmc3
Arbor: @paisleyandjade
Rentals: @festivefarerentals
Videogeapher: @captiv8films