American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography
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American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography
Guest Writer: Bethany Melvin

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This styled shoot features all things non-traditional. Our goal was to do everything opposite of tradition. A winter wedding, a tattooed bride in a black dress, a groom without a formal suit and the unassuming beauty of unkept farm structures aren’t typically the first things you think of as a dream wedding, but there is so much beauty in the unfamiliar. 

American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography

Alyssa from Walker Her Down The Aisle put the table together for this shoot. We focused largely on the geometric and metallic elements and how they played with the wood. It was a great way to take something rustic and make it more industrial, showing that just because you have a rustic base, doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and take it into a few different styles!

American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography
American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography

The elegant chairs were used to give it more of that dressed up feel, as well as the chargers. The geodes really brought in some pops of color, while keeping it on a darker color palette.

American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography
American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography
American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography
American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography

Dress Designer: Nicole Miller // Invitation Designer: b.invited // Jewelry: Sticks & Steel // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: JH & Sons // Hair Stylist: Sabreena Frances // Floral Designer: Elaborations // Equipment Rentals: Ideal Wedding and Events // Event Designer: Walker Down the Aisle // Photographer: Bethany Melvin Photography

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6 Comments

  1. Cindy M says:

    This si so cool. I would love to be part of this.

  2. Leanne says:

    It’s definitely very different from a traditional wedding but very cool . I love the idea of farm structures for a wedding though .

  3. Tim says:

    I couldn’t have a table that big at my house out of fear it would encourage people to invite themselves over for dinner!!

  4. Louanne B says:

    Very interesting indeed! Well done!

  5. Abigail Gibson says:

    Not my style but it is really cool looking.

  6. Lisa says:

    I love it! So cool.

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