Today’s beautiful styled shoot mixes traditional elegance with a hint of glamour and a whole lot of romance. Perfect for a modern, romantic elopement or intimate wedding, these styling ideas really capture the imagination.

The imposing mansion of Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, USA, is the backdrop for these fairytale ideas. Within this refined setting the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry unfolds with panoramic views along the waterfront.

Blush and peach wedding table styling

The florals are the focal delight of the table styling. Pretty blush, pink and peach flowers help create an intimate feel to the tablescape. The free-form arrangements sit upon delicately draped, flowing table linen, laid with classic plates with matching napkins. Taper candles in gold candle stick holders finish the charming look perfectly.

The floral table arrangements coordinate delightfully with the bride’s posy style bouquet. Her style is very elegant, yet relaxed, with a chic white wedding dress from BHLDN worn with a romantic long flowing cape.

If you dream of eloping to far away shores with the one you love, then I hope you fall in love with these romantic styling ideas by Tristan Needham Design, captured by Carlos Hernandez Photography.

Intimate Environment

“Carlos and I met a couple years back at another workshop, and knew it would be fun to collaborate again. Carlos wanted to travel to the south east, so we decided to take the plunge and shoot for a small/intimate workshop environment.

“We chose a venue that was inherently southern, yet had the potential to photograph with a fresh and new modern eye. Lowndes Grove was the perfect fit, not only for it’s stately architecture and lush marsh view, but also for the kind demeanour the folks at Patrick Properties have shown me over the years.

“Soon after choosing a date, we compiled a team of amazing vendors who are leaders of their craft. The warmth and camaraderie from the day I think shows through in the photos, and Carlos and I could not be happier with how smoothly the day ran.”

Bride doing make-up in mirror

Bride in dressing gown standing by door Bride in dressing gown standing in doorway

Detail on top of sleeve of bride's dressing gown

Bride with updo hairstyle Bride turning head to look at camera

Bride in dressing gown sitting by window

Simple, elegant wedding stationery

Written envelope with wedding stationery Simple wedding details card

Wedding ring in middle of stationery

Bridal shoes with flower detail

Lace flower detail on bridal shoes

Wedding cake with elegant leaf detail

Leaf detail on white wedding cake Gold knife and cake slice

Bride and groom

Bride and groom smiling at each other Bride's cape

Bride staring into groom's eyes

Wedding table

Wedding place setting with blush flowers and tie napkin Louis chairs at wedding table

Blush and dark pink wedding table flowers

Wedding table with candles and floral displays

Wedding plate with blackberries, meats and cheese

Pink wedding table flowers

Wedding cake on table

Wedding place setting with tied napkin on plate

Wedding table with peach tablecloth

Bride wearing cape holding bouquet

Bride holding bouquet by her side Pink bridal bouquet by bride's side

Bride pulling up dress to show shoes

Groom in black tux and bow tie

Bride wearing long cape Bride looking into camera

Bride's cape blowing in wind

Bride and groom outside Lowndes Grove Plantation Groom hugging bride from behind

Bride and groom on path in front of trees

Lowndes Grove Plantation

Bride and groom touching heads

Wooden bridge Bride and groom walking over wooden bridge

Bride and groom kissing on wooden bridge

Creative Team

Photography: Carlos Hernandez Wedding Photography

Styling: Tristan Needham Design

Shoot Location: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Hair and Make-Up: Ash and Co.

Flowers: Enemies of the Average

Wedding Dress and Earrings: BHLDN

Shoes: Bella Belle

Jewellery: Susie Saltzman

Suit: Alton Lane

Cake: Tessa Pinner

Rentals: EventWorks

Stationery: Victoria Krav