Bury the Bourbon Styled Shoot

Southern springtime often brings with it looming clouds and abundant showers, as the earth preps to bloom into life again. Rather than leave a wedding day to chance, people of the south began a tradition of burying the bourbon.

If a couple buries an unopened bottle of bourbon at the location of their wedding on a sunny day sometime before the day, superstition has it weather will be nothing but beautiful the day of. Newlyweds then dig up their artifact at the reception and toast to the weather with guests. 

This early spring shoot celebrates the south's tradition, whether true or not. Whitney of Whitewood events and Noi Tran led the vision of this day and invited me along to capture each moment. Working alongside Noi, she allowed me to see her process with a styled shoot and take my own photographs, guiding my eye to see as she sees. 

To see her photos from the day (taken in beautiful film, I might add) on Burnett's Boards click HERE.

Photography: Chelsey Dellinger Photography // Planning & Styling: WhiteWood Events // Petit Fours: Petit Fours Y’all //  Calligraphy: Lairsey Paper Co. // Hair & Makeup: House of Lux // Dress Designer: Sarah Seven // Bridal Dress Boutique: Ivory & Beau // Models: Christopher and Melody Munn // Bridal Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell // Florist: Gardenia Floral Design // Groom’s Jacket and Vest: The Modern Gent // Bridal Jewelry and Rings: Aurum Studios // Venue: Goodness Grows in Lexington Georgia.