THANKFUL FOR… | Cool Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration + The Prettiest Gold Dress + Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes I Love


I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  Pretty big deal in these parts.

Walmart didn’t get the memo.  F you Walmart.

Naturally, I’m bringing you some thanksgivingy inspiration fo yo wedding, this time around from Izzy Hudgins Photography.  Because thas how I do.  This is a wedding blog first and foremost (sometimes I forget).  But I’m also doing something else.

Oh wait- did I mention my favorite new Sarah Seven dress, After Midnight, is featured in today’s styled shoot?  


If I didn’t, it is.  Pls note that I saw this thing in person and it is EVERYTHING you think it is, assuming you like it the way I do.  Ok back to it..

So any of you gluten free?  If you are, we have something in common.  Being gluten free sucks, let’s face it.  Very little options, and everybody is always saying, “oh, well at least you get to keep your slim figure!  You know, since you can’t eat anything delicious or appetizing.”  Yeahthanks.

Well, today I thought I’d mix in a few gluten free recipes amidst the wacky Thanksgiving inspired wedding pics – Thanksgiving inspired styling can only be described as wacky IMO – and then maybe, possibly, hopefully, inspire you to actually enjoy a freaking Thanksgiving dinner for once, food-wise, as a gluten-freer.  There really is some good GF stuff out there!  You just gotta WERK for it.


Gluten free recipe: triple herb dinner rolls, recreating happiness



Gluten free recipe: turkey gravy, gluten free on a shoestring




Gluten free recipe: cornbread stuffing with maple-roasted acorn squash, gluten free goddess


cow skull wedding decorations


Gluten free recipe: if you just feel like having ramen noodles, don’t eat wheat











cutting the wedding cake


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apple pie recipe thanksgiving

From the stylist, Audrey, of French Knot Studios:

Thanksgiving weekend is a popular time for weddings. Families are already coming together and days off allotted, so why not tie the knot? But with this beloved holiday comes the typical decor and color palette: autumnal hues, pumpkins, turkey, cornucopia. We wanted to spice things up for our inspiration shoot, pun intended with the delish spiced apple caramel naked cake with goat cheese filling.

The story goes that the first Thanksgiving celebrated the coming together of different cultures and backgrounds through a feast of celebration. Although history is full of negative accounts between opposing sides; war, famine, et cetera, we wanted to focus on the positive. The melding of cultures, traditions, and customs that created (and continues to influence) the USA. Weddings are also a time to celebrate the uniting of families, beliefs, and ideals. It’s all coming together.

Armed with an inspiration board filled with images from high fashion, tasty food, and rich colors, our artisans got to work. Jessica Mock of Dollface by Jules researched make-up motifs from native tribes around the world. Her final creations are a beautiful mix of Asian, African, America, and Indian culture with a dash of fantasy. She made a contentious effort not to reference one tribe or culture in particular, but to celebrate them all globally.

The floral design is more a collection of produce and grasses then lush petals. Gilded chili peppers and mini pumpkin branches with safari sunset, purple millet, seeded eucalyptus, and broom corn from came pre-mixed in perfect seasonal boxes.

What is Thanksgiving without a feast? Putting aside the typical menu of turkey and stuffing, Form created a smorgasbord of Low Country, Southeastern favorites: oysters, crabs, saffron prawns (Ah-mazing), sweet potato souffle, pork tenderloin, spiced rice, and crisp cucumber canapes.

Handcrafted jewelry from the world over added glitz and focal points. A gold necklace from India and oversized South American green turquoise. A necklace of agate stones and a painted palm pod made a stunning hair accessory.

Much like the Gothic Romance Poe inspired shoot we did last year, this one combines traditional wedding elements with a style that’s fashion forward, a little mysterious, and all together beautiful.


Styling and Floral Design: French Knot Studios / Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Venue: Roundhouse Railroad Museum / Hair and Make-up: Dollface by Jules / Gown: Sarah Seven from The Sentimentalist / Bridesmaids: Custard Boutique / Menswear: Vintage from Civvies / Jewelry: Zia Couture / Furs: Gaucho Savannah / Invitation and Paper Goods: Miss Pickles Press / Food: Form / Cake: Lulu’s Chocolate Bar / Buffet Table Backdrop: Simply Savannah Events / Wholesale Flowers: / Table Settings: World Market Submitted via: Two Bright Lights

Love you guys, happy T-gives…


Label(s): {Holiday}, {Inspiration Shoot}

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  1. Audrey on December 2, 2013

    Thanks for posting, Alison. Hope you and yours had a fabulous Thanksgiving! And from one gluten freer to another, I have a super tasty pumpkin dessert recipe I’ll send you!! xo

  2. Bill @ Eastport Photography on December 3, 2013

    What an amazing styled shoot! Golden pumpkins, crabs, oysters, a cowboy groom and an indian bride = awesome!

  3. Diane on December 5, 2013

    The Sarah Seven dress is STUNNING!! Goes great with the whole thanksgiving theme. Very creative.

  4. Chloe Bellagala Intern on December 9, 2013

    I am thankful for seeing this wedding! Everything about it is so original and gorgeous. The food looks delectable, the decorations are so ornate and the dress is dazzling. Thanks for thinking outside the box!

  5. James on December 10, 2013

    My girlfriend is a gluten free person thanks for sharing I’ll send this on.

  6. Avid Thinker on December 17, 2013

    The floral arrangements, the crafts that went with table presentation and the dress designs are amazing! Thanks for sharing Thanksgiving ideas with us!

  7. alisha joe on January 12, 2014

    Gorgeous…the golden food seems so delicious …cowboy so well dressed up .beautiful ladies wearing sexy gowns…everything is so amazing..concept of wedding is too different…

  8. Shenoa on January 29, 2014

    Very nice colors

  9. Occasions In Print on March 4, 2014

    So pretty! Love the cold dress and the naked cake!

  10. Fotograf Piekary Śląskie on October 25, 2014

    jestem pod wrażeniem

  11. London wedding videographer on December 12, 2014

    Some really alterntaive and creative ideas here, love it

  12. Bradley D Elliot on June 9, 2015

    Cool captures, really love it…

  13. The Jehan on January 10, 2016

    Awesome indeed.
    Congrats for enjoying this day with happiness.


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