Southern Style Royal Wedding – Grand Shoot Contest Winner

Made for a princess yet fit for a queen, this royal styled session is the result of the Annual Grand Shoot Contest.

Groups of elite wedding vendors from all over Georgia came together and split up into teams tasked with creating an epic styled shoot that would be presented to a panel of industry judges.  The winning team was awarded a feature in Glittery Bride and a spread in North & Peach Magazine. After careful review of all the amazing submissions, “The Royalettes” were awarded the win!

At the time of planning, the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was right around the corner. In anticipation, The Royalettes decided to create their own vision of what the special day would be like but with a Southern twist.

The theme ended up being an “All American – Southern Style Royal Wedding” complete with classic colors of whites, golds and soft blues.  Each vendor involved worked tirelessly to contribute to a romantic palette that would never go out of style while staying true to the “royal” theme.

There were so many magical elements that made this session special. The bride wore a breathtaking gown with a low plunging neckline and a stunning open back. The gown was the perfect balance between elegance and beauty – in true Meghan Markle fashion. The adorable corgi really stole everyone’s heart. With a gorgeous flower collar, its safe to say this little cutie was the star of the show.

The tables were lined with soft blue linens and the most elegant china place settings ever! Matching blue candles were carefully placed among the regal floral centerpieces. The decadent 4 tier cake built upon the theme with its blue frosting and other royal touches including a crown at the top.

Beautifully, hand-written invitations, menus, and place cards were used to further tie in the elegant theme.


Plan, Design, Coordination Alicia Wallace – Ace Creative Events 

Photography, Julie Anne Neil – Julie Anne Photo

Hair & Make-up, Christine Pay – Brushworx

Cake, Christine Kuemper Fabbro – The Queen’s bakery Shop 

Vintage Plate Rentals, Vanessa Gilbreath – Vintage English Teacup

Florals, Robin Smith – Rhapsody In Blooms  

Menswear, Kate Donachy – Modern Gent 

Gown, Rowan Asad – Elite Pour La Vie 

Stationary/Paper, Sirmantha Ellison – From Sir with Love

Linens, Doug Vincent – Bbj Linens 

Venue, Nora Burrell – Barnsley Resort

Jessica Miller Collection 

Ginnie Temple – Peachtree Tents Events

MODELS Hannah & Rodney Yoder 

Corgi, Elphie

Grand Shoot Contest Organizer, Ashley Charron – Event Pod & Boxwood Bridal