Relaxed Elegance: Northern Indiana Fall 2014 Cover Shoot

Photos ByJude S-R Photography

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Kathy Jonas
November 1, 2014

What do you get when you take one country club and mix it with a farm table and a classic bride?


The answer: A photo shoot that combines elegance with homespun, dramatic with relaxed, and sophisticated with casual.


White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is the perfect example of how you can make your wedding feel like an intimate celebration in the backyard, yet at the same time, you have all the amenities that go along with the country club (gorgeous view, plenty of parking, top-notch catering and did we mention an accommodating staff and wedding planner?).




The Dress

Our model Kaitlyn, wore a sophisticated Mori Lee (2617) gown with a wide scoop neck and cap sleeves built from sheer fabric. The bodice is fully beaded and fitted to create a slim waist, accentuated by a dramatic, sweeping flared skirt.




The Centerpieces

White and lavender button mums, lavender standard mums, caspia, wax flower and seeded eucalyptus were gathered together on the farm table and sheet moss gave it a very earthy feel.





When we told our team what we were going for, they hopped right on the creative train and designed a tablescape that placed the wooden farm table front and center under the lush willow tree outside the White Hawk clubhouse. 





Emphasizing our model’s natural beauty resulted in putting her hair up to properly call attention to her to-die-for cheekbones. Our hairstylist created a natural, undone feeling with curls, which were pinned up and away from the face, adding volume. The result was a soft, stunning look. 





Radiant Orchid, the Pantone Color of the Year, was the inspiration for the floral and the makeup. Our talented makeup artist wanted the look to be natural and radiant, as if our model was glowing from within! Her brows were perfected (a huge trend) and a toned-down lip color kept the focus on her gorgeous eyes.




The Bouquet 

Lavender lisianthus, caspia, wax flower, stock, and seeded eucalyptus were used to create a natural, farm fresh bouquet for the bride. 

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