December 30, 2022

The Distillery | Romantic Garden – Inspired Wedding


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Raleigh – Durham Wedding Styled Shoot

Participating in this styled shoot at The Distillery, a beautiful modern wedding venue in North Carolina, was a pleasure! Adorn Collective Workshops hosted this shoot in June, and I love that it was so close to home. It featured many talented vendors who pulled together a classic and romantic-inspired wedding.

A Soft Pink and Lavender Palette

One of my favorite things about this shoot was the pretty color palette that mixed shades of pink, lavender, ivory, and greenery, creating a dreamy wedding inspiration. I love shooting in natural light and The Distillery had so much to give. All the soft colors, including every inch of the venue, are captured beautifully on camera. Its modern but blank space makes it easy to transform for any couple with any wedding vision.

The Distillery Styled Shoot Details

There were so many details in this styled shoot that caught my eye! The table décor won my heart with its elegant floral design, complementing the romantic color palette. The model bride and groom were both stunning and connected so well, which reflected beautifully in the portraits. The bride wore a modern white off-the-shoulder gown, while the groom wore a perfectly tailored black tux. Once all the workshop attendees left the shoot, we had a lot of fun with flash and film shots in the ceremony and outdoors.

This venue is one of my favorites in North Carolina, and I look forward to shooting more here. If you are a soon-to-be-wed and searching for a wedding venue balanced with space and modern design, The Distillery may be it for you. Contact me here, and let’s chat about your special day!


Photography: @arikashelest
Host: @adorncollectiveworkshops
Creative Director: @whimsically_wed
Venue: @the_distillery_nc
Floral Design: @poshposydesigns
Rentals: @partyreflections
Cake: @sugareuphoria
Dress Store: @molly_whiteofraleigh
Dress Designer: @heracouture
Makeup: @darkheartsmakeup
Shoes: @betseyjohnson
Jewelry & Crown: @edenluxebridal
Modeling Agency: @lockemodels
Models: @arbensalihu_ | @andyabarrett

bride and groom closer together hand in hand sharing intimate moment at the Distillery in North Carolina
wedding details with lavender pink and ivory florals at the Distillery in North Carolina
table layout with pink lavender and ivory florals at the Distillery in North Carolina
wedding table setup with floral centerpiece and mini cakes at the Distillery in North Carolina
white outdoor table and chairs at the Distillery in North Carolina
bride side profile and earring accessory at the Distillery in North Carolina
bride and groom outdoor wedding pose at the Distillery in North Carolina
Bride and groom toasting glasses at the Distillery in North Carolina
Bride and groom pouring champagne at the Distillery in North Carolina

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