In August of 2022, Bridal Traditions had the pleasure of providing the attire for a styled photoshoot to introduce WCWV - Wilkes County Wedding Vendors. We are so happy with the results and know you'll want to check the listing at the end of this blog for all the vendors, and social media details.
Wilkes County Wedding Vendors (WCWV) is a nonprofit group created to help serve those getting married in this region of the High Country. It is also an awesome opportunity for local vendors to get connected. We are so excited about this long-awaited launch! Well over 20 people worked tirelessly to create an incredible styled shoot to showcase what WCWV can do! This shoot was centered around elegance, refinement, and tasteful luxury. An abundance of florals, intricate table-scapes, and carefully crafted details brought everything together.
A Slideshow of special Details
The Wedding attire
Venue: The Lodge on Brier Creek @lodgeonbriercreek
Photographer: Ashley Foreman Productions @ashleyforemanproductions
Wedding Attire: Bridal Traditions @bridaltraditions
Hair: Kaylee Davis - HW Salon Therapy @styledby.kaylee
Makeup: Andrea Watson - Studio 22 and Wellness Spa @andrea.nicole.watson
Florals: April Flowers @aprilflowersnc
Linens, Tables, Chairs, Modern Dishware and Decor: A&J Rentals
Antique Dishware & Decor: The Chapman Farmstead @thechapmanfarmstead
Stationery & Calligraphy: Morgan Harris Design @morganharrisdesign
Cake: Lauren Queen @krazy4cake91
Harpist: Jo Hanna Johnson
Models: Emma Grace Ivester, Jake Rapp @emmagrace4274 and @jake_rapp60!
Jewelry: Michael’s Jewelry @michaelsjewelry_nc
DJ: Uptunes DJ Service @uptunesllc
S’mores Bar: The Pearl and The Petal @thepearlandpetalevents
Additional Participating Photographers: Times Treasured Studios @times_treasured_studios and Area 13 Photography @area13photography
Officiant: Jody Brown
Follow Us: @wilkescountyweddings
Emily married Brandon in September of 2022 at River Creek Lodge after 6 years of dating. While they got engaged in 2020, they made it official two years later. They live on a lake, love to hike and watch the sunsets. If you look at the floral arrangements and color palette, you can see the influence of a sunset for sure.
The Wedding Day
It was raining the morning of their outdoor wedding, but stopped just as the ceremony was about to begin. There were tears of joy, tons of laughter and plenty of dancing according to Emily.
Emily loved her dress and we get it: it's gorgeous. She came to Bridal Traditions looking for something with lace and long sleeves, but she left with a gown for Queen. The fabric, the layers of lace and the neckline and sleeves were all perfect for her, for the day and for the season.
Emily's is a gown that is timeless, traditional and meant to be kept for generations. We love that she chose us to make her wedding statement and so happy to see these photos of the day. Congratulations Emily and Brandon!!
Ready to find your perfect yes?
Think classic, clean, elegance and you have the Mia gown. Off the shoulder and yet covered with lace sleeves, this gown says polished in every way. The smooth full skirt and covered buttons down the back are absolute perfection.
Can we tell you about the "WOWS" we heard when steaming and hanging this gown in the shop! The woman who chooses the Lilliana gown won't need to be overly confident, because this dress does all of the talking. The flowing, tiered, floral skirt is a stunner and the chic, minimalist white bodice with a deep V come together to make the coolest gown for any bride. This is for the bride who wants the hush as she walks down the aisle to turn to gasps of praise. Add a veil and a smile and you'll long live in everyone's memory.
Like the Lilliana just above, this gown is a showstopper, and not for the obvious reasons. No, it is not white, cream, blush, or the latest trend - black. Did you lovely readers know that until Queen Victoria, wedding gowns were any fancy gown of choice? This meant colors, patterns, and textures of all sorts. It was only when the diminutive young Queen decided to wear all white and use the lace of London (they needed the work) that brides everywhere began to follow suit... or gown as it were.
Now, back to this gown. The folds in the bodice, the draping shortish sleeves, and the matching front and back of this gown make it not only unique, but incredibly pretty, feminine and right for all shapes and heights. The full skirt brings its own train of sorts, so the walk down the aisle will have drama.
Finally, from Cailyn Lea is the Raya gown and if you love lace, you may want to start with this one. It is head to toe lace, overlaying a nude sheath. The front has a swooping open bodice and the sleeves are incredible. They land just at the elbow, a detail that looks wonderful on every bride. The back showcases a deep V, a long line of buttons and the fitted skirt leads to a pool of lace. The Raya is a knock-out of a gown.
Book a fitting room at Bridal Traditions to see these designs and more from designer Cailyn Lea Couture!
We welcome the new year with a selection of shots from new bride - Victoria Jennings. While the details from her big day are private, we LOVED getting images of her in her gown from Bridal Traditions. Let's hope that this year is as fresh and lovely as this bride.