Illuminating a Greenville, SC Styled Wedding Shoot

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Illuminating a Greenville, SC Styled Wedding Shoot

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When our team came across this gorgeous Greenville styled shoot at Postcard from Paris, featuring our Seeded Glass pendants, we just knew we had to share! We connected with Ryan and Alyssa of Ryan & Alyssa Photography to learn more about the process behind their editorial shoot, as well as the lighting, décor and details involved. Just wait until you see the vision they pulled together with this group of talented, local wedding professionals!

To read the full story and view their published shoot on Ruffled, click here!
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What were some of the deciding factors to shoot at Postcard from Paris? What about this venue helped you tell the story?
It was, in fact, the venue itself that inspired the editorial! With the help of Shannon of Bespoken Events, Elizabeth of Postcard from Paris, and Kate of Kate Asire Flowers, we wove the story and design around the space, and the results were exquisite. We all envisioned an intimate, French Couture wedding, with classic details and statement florals. The French, modern-esque feel of the space itself spoke volumes as to the style we were channeling. And we chose other elements like the handcrafted ceremony backdrop and banquet style tablescape that complemented the space and further highlighted the blank canvas we had in Postcard from Paris!

How does lighting play into shooting wedding editorials?
Lighting plays such an important role in wedding editorials! When we walk into a space, our eyes are immediately evaluating and drawing conclusions as to which areas showcase the best natural light, or have the most even lighting in a space. A well-lit area is more attractive and appealing to our eyes!

What are some things you need to pull off the perfect lighting?
The most ideal lighting situation for these editorial shoots is one that’s consistent – the light rarely changes, or is constant. Depending on the shoot, or style we’re going for, that can be achieved through daylight, artificial lighting, or a combination of the two!

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[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] We noticed the Seeded Glass pendants are prominently displayed as a backdrop in some of your images. What aspects of the pendants tied into your theme and goals for the overall shoot?
When we were approached by Shannon of Bespoken Events to be a part of this wedding editorial, she asked us about venue options and we immediately encouraged her to reach out to Elizabeth at Postcard from Paris! Not only is it such a unique venue space, but the aesthetics are also gorgeous and reflect both our photography style and mood. We adore the bright, airy space, the contrast the space brings together in its blacks and whites, and the statement it makes from the bare bones to the lighting fixtures and design elements.

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[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] How important are decorative fixtures when you are planning a photo shoot? How do you go about selecting the right ones?
When we were visiting the space during one of our planning meetings, we were searching for the best spot to serve as the backdrop for the ceremony. The ideal spot perfectly embodied both the feel of the space and the mood everyone was looking to achieve in this editorial – modern and clean, and oh so perfectly couture, framed with the Seeded Glass pendants! The beautiful fixtures really added that classic feel to the space that we didn’t expect initially when we were envisioning the editorial. But we feel they really contributed to the overall aesthetic and beauty of the ceremony backdrop! They added an element of class and clean lines that wouldn’t have existed otherwise. We are in love with the final result!
From a decorative standpoint, any fixtures or décor that are brought into an editorial shoot must match the aesthetics and mood. While the creative team didn’t choose these particular pendants (as they already existed inside the venue), they matched perfectly and made that location (and the shoot) even more successful!

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[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″] How long have you been shooting wedding editorials and what are some benefits of promoting these images?
As we’ve been full-time wedding photographers for the last 3 years, we’ve had the privilege of being a part of several successful wedding editorial shoots just like this one over the last 2 years! We’ve seen them published on national wedding blogs, such as Wedding Chicks and Ruffled! However, this would not be possible without the vision and teamwork of so many incredibly talented wedding professionals right here in the Upstate! One of the huge benefits of these editorials is that it highlights some of the best wedding creatives in Greenville, and promotes closer relationships with each other. Every day, brides are looking on blogs for wedding inspiration as they plan for their upcoming wedding, and what better way for them to glean inspiration for their wedding than through local wedding editorials! These styled weddings showcase incredible venues and vendors that brides can hire to be a part of their day – it’s both advantageous for wedding creatives and brides!

[/su_column] [/su_row] [su_row] [su_column size=”1/1″]Here’s a full list of all vendors who made this gorgeous styled shoot possible:
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Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Cake and Macarons: Jonathan Caleb Cake
Ceremony Backdrop: Letter Lane Design Studio
Floral Designs: Kate Asire Flowers
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Hair/Makeup: Cotton Rouge
Jewelry: Charme Silkiner
Paper Goods: Letter Lane Design Studio
Photography: Ryan & Alyssa Photography
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Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Venue: Venue at Postcard From Paris
Videography: Howard Photo
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