We did this pirate-chic styled shoot with Formal Affairs and Melissa McCrotty two years ago, and we’re still in love with it. The details were incredible, the gowns were arrrr-mazing (see what I did there?!), the models were GORGEOUS... Seriously, one of the most beautiful, creative shoots EVER. Melissa's senior models were a huge part of the shoot, and they wore the most gorgeous formal dresses from Formal Affairs, one of our favorite vendors.
One of our favorite parts of the shoot was the Pirate Bride portion. The shoot was styled by Lesleigh Smith, the founder and creative director at The Barn, and she said her inspiration for this portion of the shoot was "as if Jack Sparrow had a bride." Our Pirate Bride was on a pretty little rustic chic pirate ship, which was decked out with gorgeous florals, a gold candelabra and an old whiskey barrel. She wore a pirate chic bridal gown (that is totally a thing!), pirate booty (aka jewelry), and the most gorgeous headpiece. And our team couldn't have pulled it off without the most talented vendors around!
Photographer: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Venue, Florals, Styling & Set Design: The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch
Model: Stephanie Foreman
Hair: Abbey Lee from Southern Grace Salon
Makeup: BriAnne Riley of BriBeautiful Makeup
Gown: Formal Affairs
Chunky Pearl Necklace: Formal Affairs