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!!
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.
We used natural elements for the colors including moss green, red sunflower, wood logs and burlap.
We used minimal flowers just using simple sunflowers and moss.
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.
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
Thanks so much Nicole from XSIGHT Photography!