With Duck Dynasty being the number one show on TV, we wanted to create a unique styled shoot that would resemble what a Duck Dynasty wedding would like. We found the perfect couple to be our models for the shoot. Melissa and Tony had just gotten engaged so we took this opportunity to take some fantastic engagement pictures.  We got so lucky and got one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. You can’t photo shop something that gorgeous!!
THEME
We work with a lot of grooms that are hunters and decided to call this shoot “The Hunters Wife”. We used hunter elements like antlers and shot gun shells but also added some soft touches for the bride like sunflowers and soft velvet table linens.
COLORS USED
We used natural elements for the colors including moss green, red sunflower, wood logs and burlap.
FLOWERS
We used minimal flowers just using simple sunflowers and moss.
PERFECT FOR
This styled wedding shoot is perfect for the bride and groom who likes the outdoors. This table would be perfect in a forest setting or outdoor wedding.
WHAT TO WEAR
The bride would be wearing cowboy boots while still being stylish and formal. If you picture the wives on Duck Dynasty, they are always well dressed and look their best. The groom would be little less formal and could even incorporate a little camouflage. The groom for the photo shoot wore all “Johnny Cash” black with a duck call boutonniere.
ITEMS TO INCORPORATE
We incorporated moss, branches, logs, gunshot shells, wrought iron, tractors, mason jars, wood benches, burlap, cowboy boots, chalkboard signs, duck calls and feathers.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
If you are the Hunters Wife then you always want to consider opening day of hunting season. Make sure to stay away from these dates when setting the big day. Even though the groom might be willing to miss one day for the big day it will always fall on your anniversary. So choose a date that you know your groom will give his full attention to and not on opening day.
SIGNATURE DRINK & TREATS
If you watch the show then you know Uncle Si always has some sweet tea in his hand. So the signature drink for the shoot was “Si’s Sweet Tea.” We also had homemade cupcakes with dear antler cupcake topper from ETSY as well as Apple Pie, whoppie pies and pie treats.

AMAZING VENDORS
Designed and Staged by Fearon May Events
Photography by XSIGHT Photography
Linen by La Tavola Fine Linen
Rentals by Classic Party Rentals
Dress by Miosa Couture
Hair by Danielle Price at Tasaris Salon
Makeup by Tamika Springfellow at Tasaris Salon


“The Hunters Wife” Styled Shoot

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

The Hunters Wife

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Thanks so much Nicole from XSIGHT Photography!

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This will definitely be a wedding we will remember forever. Did you know that it has never rained on September 21st? When planning a Vacaville backyard wedding this year on that date, we thought rain was not an issue. We had a backyard full of beautiful red wood trees and no possibility for a tent. However Mother Nature proved us wrong and the light showers that were forecasted quickly turned into a down pour and storm. The bride’s dad had spent days and many hours leveling the dirt in the backyard where all the tables would be placed. This area quickly turned into a giant mud pit. The father of the bride ran to Home Depot where he bought plywood and AstroTurf and he built a bridge over the mud for the dance floor in the hopes the rain would stop. Meanwhile we emptied out the house taking beds, sofas and the dining room table to the garage to free up room in the house for 200 guests. The tables were then placed all around the pool very tightly in hopes the rain would end. Family and friends all showed up with their giant patio umbrellas to place out around the pool area. Sure enough, 20 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start, the blue sky peeked through the clouds and the rain stopped. They had a beautiful ceremony on the side of the house with clear skies.  At this time, Fearon May Events staff quickly set all the linens and tables in 30 minutes. It ended up being a beautiful night and the bride and groom were ecstatic about how thing turned out. It just goes to show having a wedding planner on hand for a backyard wedding is a must because you never know what can happen, even in September.

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Vacaville Backyard Wedding

Wedding Planner: Fearon May Events

Rentals: Made in the Shade Event Rentals

Chairs: Classic Party Rentals

Photographer: Magnolia Photography

Cakes: Caroline Cakes

Cupcakes: Elizabeth Ann Cupcakes

Caterer: Pica Pica

Hair: Adreana Cross at Mirage Salon

Flowers: Yoli’s Flowers

 

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Tori and Jered’s Oregon backyard wedding holds a special place in our hearts because Tori is Fearon’s cousin. We helped them plan their wedding from-a-far including the design and decor.  The ceremony took place under a gorgeous birch arch, while bullfrogs croaked in the pond behind them. The setting was just beautiful. The guests were treated to a make-your-own Italian soda station. The simple centerpieces featured different size glass bottles with pink flowers in it. The lounge area included hay bales wrapped in linen and pink burlap ribbon. They served cake made by the bride’s cousin, who owns a bakery and also had a full s’mores’ bar for guests to make their own treat. This was a gorgeous wedding and we were so happy to have been a part of it. This backyard is actually available for rent and you can find out more at www.rondspond.com 

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

 

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding
Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

Oregon Backyard Wedding

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We were very lucky to get to work with this celebrity rock star couple in helping them plan their rustic River Ranch Lodge Tahoe wedding. Unfortunately we can’t post any pictures of the couple, but here is an inside look at their rustic wedding decor. The ceremony took place at The Gatekeepers Inn, which offered a gorgeous Tahoe setting for the ceremony. The reception took place along the Truckee River at the River Ranch Lodge. The favors included local farmer’s market cherries and Blue Spur trees for the guests to travel home with. Large rocks with table numbers were placed at each place setting and guest’s names were handwritten on small rocks as place cards. All the elements of this wedding were natural and beautiful just like Lake Tahoe. Dawn with Natural Flair Floral did an amazing job on the floral design. These gorgeous detail shots were captured by H & CO. Photography.

The Gatekeepers Inn
River Ranch Lodge Tahoe Wedding

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River Ranch Lodge Tahoe Wedding

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Ben and Carrie live in Santa Barbra, California but knew they wanted to get married close to the bride’s family in Clarksburg. Their only preference was a barn setting. The couple fell in love with Wilson Vineyards and the date was set. They brought Fearon May Events to help them plan from-a-far. Carrie loved all the vintage details, but wanted a more romantic look then the typical burlap and mason jars. For this Wilson Vineyard wedding we incorporated mercury glass, lace and mirror accents to bring in a more polished look. Mixed matched vases with soft colored flowers made up the centerpieces, with a lace and burlap overlay. The cake and dessert bar sat on top of a wine barrel, while beer and wine was served from a vintage bath tub.  A lot of items the bride and groom made together, like the chalk board dessert trays, wedding signs and jam favors. There are so many great details in this wedding and we enjoyed working with this couple throughout our Skype sessions.

Wilson Vineyard Wedding

Wilson Vineyard Wedding
Wilson Vineyard Wedding
Wilson Vineyard Wedding

Wilson Vineyard Wedding

Wilson Vineyard Wedding
Wilson Vineyard Wedding

Wilson Vineyard Wedding

Wilson Vineyard Wedding

Wilson Vineyards Wedding
Wilson vineyard Wedding

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