Styled Shoot, The Milk & Honey Collective


Styled Shoot, The Milk & Honey Collective

DATE 23 June 2020

The Providence Cotton Mill in Miden, NC was the location for this pretty in pastel shoot directed by The Milk & Honey Collective.Milk-and-Honey-158
Nestled on the outskirts of Maiden, NC, this venue provided an old-world charm with an inviting romantic feel.
Surrounded by green fields and a plush forest, the 130 year-old, two-story building features a soaring ceiling, allowing sunlight to stream in through the arched, open windows.


With three stunning brides modelling gowns from the Hitched Boutique, two dreamy pastel gowns from Andrea & Leo Couture, and a traditional white gown with a modern and elegant twist from Enchanting by Mon Cheri, this exhibition was a toned-down, dress-lovers dream.
The beautiful gown worn by the bride of the groom is a new Meagan Kelly Designs vision to behold – an amazing local designer that Christina, the genius behind the lens (The Shutter Own Photography), has been fortunate to work with for her own gown needs.

Natural Nuptial:

The Providence Cotton Mill was the perfect place for the artistic team’s imaginations to run wild.
With open air windows and high ceilings, together with a natural, untouched feel, the venue acted as a blank canvas on which the shoot could truly come into its own.
Beautiful blush florals climbed the exposed brick walls as the bride and groom models displayed an authentic connection, conveying a true sense of stylistic calm.
Festoon lighting was used to create an atmospheric rustic romance, while dark statement planters, old oak double doors and beautiful traditional armchairs conveyed an understated sophistication.


The gorgeous wooden door and wild greenery growing up the walls of the front entrance. Photos taken here almost always leave the viewer picking their jaws up again!

Supplier Love:

“The incredible vendors who make up the Milk and Honey Collective, like Kelly Williams of A Bushel and a Peck Vintage Rentals and Design, always put on the most magnificent styled wedding shoots. This workshop was nothing short of what I would have expected from them.” – Christina

Pretty in Pastel:

The pastel blues, lilacs and pinks provided the perfect contrast against the warmth of this majestic venue.
Santara Flowers and Thistle & Twig Flowers combined to create the most idyllic, neutral floral displays, from the blush-toned table centrepieces to the gorgeous bridal bouquet.

Perhaps the pèice de résistance when it came to pretty pastels, though, were the beautiful table settings.
Marble-coated ‘unicorn oreos’ from Swirl and a minimalistic cake from Celestial Cakery brought all the sweet, sweet style, while gorgeous stationery from Jessica Isaacs and Abby Lynne Art created a wonderful whimsical feel with pastel tones at its core.
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Creatives & Credits:

Workshop Hosts, Planning, and Design: Milk and Honey Collective

Venue: The Providence Cotton Mill

Event Design, Planning, Rentals: A Bushel and a Peck Vintage Rentals and Vintage Chic Rentals and Designs

Planning, Stationery: Jessica Isaacs

Live Painting, Artwork, Stationery Illustrations: Abby Lynne Art

Vintage Mobile Bar: Bubbles and Brews CLT

Floral Design (real couple bridal bouquet and headpiece, boutonniere, sweetheart table, ceremony doorway installation): Santara Flowers

Floral Design (editorial bouquet and headpieces, guest table, lounge area, cake table): Thistle and Twig Flowers

Cake and “Unicorn Oreo” Desserts: Celestial Cakery and SWIRL

Hair and Makeup: The Posh Palette Artistry

Bridal Wear (real couple): Meagan Kelly Designs

Bridal Wear (editorial models): Hitched Boutique

Editorial bridal wear designer: Enchanting by Mon Cheri

Editorial evening wear designer: Andrea and Leo Couture

Menswear: The Black Tux

Linens and Flatware: Party Time Rentals

Workshop Equipment Rentals: Charlotte Event Rental Company

Bride and Groom Models: Hilda Trinh and Nick Nguyen

Editorial Bridal Model: Chelsea Fox

Editorial Fashion Models: Jackie Styrcula and Leah Chester