Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows

 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings

Despite what you might see in the beautiful final photos, planning a wedding is hard work. 

Even when the wedding in question is orchestrated for a styled shoot, there are a staggering amount of details to consider. It might not be a real wedding, but the stress and planning for a styled shoot is still intense.

Sasha Q. Johnson from Sasha Q. Photography took on this stress for an intimate farm wedding shoot at Belleview Meadows that she designed and crafted.

Although it was her first foray in styled shoots, Sasha pulled together a gold and mint wedding that showcases the best of the lush country around Greenville, South Carolina.

Balancing the photography duties with the event management of the shoot wasn't easy, but Sasha and her Upstate vendor team created a stunning, unique portfolio of photos that brought her barn wedding vision to life.

(Full vendor list is provided at the  end of the post.)

 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
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"I honestly didn't have a creative vision in the beginning. I just knew that I wanted a family of a different nationality outside of the usual that we see. So, I chose The Fita Family: Uyen, Bruno, Lucas, and Emma Fita who are Vietnamese and Portuguese.

I played with colors  and dabbed here and there with different themes. But finding a venue is really what got my creative juices flowing. The barn and rustic feel was everything and more. So, once I visited the venue and confirmed it, everything else started to fall in place. From there, I knew that gold and mint were my confirmed colors."

-Sasha Johnson, photographer

 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
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"Being that Greenville, South Carolina is a mixture of city and country, I was looking for something different. Belleview Meadows was different and new since it recently opened). The handcrafted barn, rustic feel, whiskey barrels, and all the land absolutely showed that there is more to Greenville County thant he city of Greenville.

Plus, I loved all the decor and beautiful details that [Belleview Meadows] had to offer."

-Sasha Johnson, photographer

 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
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"The cost, and getting no's from those I really wanted to work with [were big surprises]. This was my first time putting together a styled shoot, and I definitely was not ready for all that came with it.

The cost is what baffled me, especially when it came to the rentals. However, I'm forever thankful for Target, Michaels and Hobby Lobby because those establishments allowed me to cut my rental bill practically in half. And it still turned out gorgeous! 

Of course I know, that with any styled shoot, not everyone you reach out to is going to be available. So, being told "no" in the beginning was tough, and I started to doubt if I could even pull this off. But I had the best support system, who continuously encouraged me to keep going. I did just that. I kept going. I looked harder, sent more emails. And then the "Yes, I would love to" responses started to come through."

-Sasha Johnson, photographer

 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
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"One of the biggest challenges that arose on the day of the shoot was receiving an email around 7 that morning in reference to the cake. The baker I had chosen and gotten confirmation from ended up having a family emergency and had to leave for Charleston in the early hours the morning of the shoot.

Luckily for me (after i panicked of course), the power of Instagram came in handy. I was able to get in contact with Christine from Baking Sweet Scents, and she was able to provide a cake by 10:30 am."

-Sasha Johnson, photographer

 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings
 Wedding Inspiration: Intimate Farm Wedding at Belleview Meadows | Palmetto State Weddings

 
 

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VENDORS

Venue: Belleview Meadows, Fountain Inn, South Carolina

Photography: Sasha Q. Photography and Jeanette Brewster

Models: Uyen, Bruno, Emma, and Lucas Fita

Hair: Kristy Hyde

Makeup: Meagan Eby

Florals: Signature of Elegance

Groom's accessories: Groomsday

Bridal skirt: Mr. Pretty

Bridal hair accessory: Lietofiore

Stationery: EG Letters

Hand lettered signs: Fiorebelle

Cake: Baking Sweet Scents

Rentals: Professional Party Rentals

 

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