• Kim Kimbrough

Hot fun in the summertime

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

I couldn't think of a more perfect way to describe last year's styled shoot with WeDo! Charleston! This was the very first styled shoot for The Cheers Experience and despite the blistering afternoon, everything tuned out beautifully.

WeDo! Charleston's owners, Baylye and Haley, curated a stunning elopement at golden hour that completely blew me away. Baylye's husband made, yes made, the table, and the ladies supplied the tableware, china, stationary, and creative design. Yours truly provided the cheeseboard for two.

I enjoyed the challenge of designing a cheeseboard to fit a specific style and color scheme. I did a few sketches ahead of time, but actually built the board on site just before shooting began so I could keep all of the items chilled in my cooler as long as possible. The end product was a symmetrical layout that incorporated dark and bold colors highlighted in the mood board Baylye and Haley created for inspiration. Keep scrolling for the full list of items that made the cut...

Cheese: Toscano soaked in Syrah, Marinated Goat medallion

Charcuterie: Prosciutto

Fruit: Fresh figs, Dried apricots, Kalamata olives

Nuts: Pecans, Marcona Almonds

Bread: Chocolate biscotti, Baguette

Garnish: Yellow spring roses

"Bride" Taylor modeled a vintage wedding dress (thrifted from Goodwill!), and immediately went for the chocolate biscotti, while "Groom" Ethan, looked dapper in his Brackish Bowties accessories, and curiously inspected a dried apricot... before moving on to the marinated goat cheese medallion.

Everything about this fall themed elopement was planned with great detail, and it showed. Admittedly, I had the first photo in the post as my cell phone background for a few months, I was so in love with the design and colors. It's been a full year since this shoot and this is still one of my favorite boards!

Would you like to see more styled shoots and behind-the-scenes? Let me know in the comments.



Vendor List

Planning & Coordination: @wedocharleston

Cheeseboard: @the_cheers_experience

Photography: @samanthajeanbecker

Groom's Bow tie & Plum Thicket: @brackishbowties

Models: @taylor_n_smith @angelamichelemusic @ethan_garard

Bridesmaids Dress: @bellabridesmaids

Jewelry: @deeruel

Floor Table, Tableware, China: @wedocharleston


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