Story: Stephanie Maxwell Newton | Photography: Erin Wilson Photography | Styling: Natalie Scott Events | Hair & Makeup: Chanda Price
The Grandeur House serves as a backdrop for a dreamy, French-inspired wedding scene
After planning and designing weddings for six years, Natalie Scott of Natalie Scott events set out to build the perfect venue. “I thought how awesome it would be if a wedding planner designed a venue that was built with every aspect of that day in mind,” Natalie says.
To that end, she designed and built The Grandeur House on 40 acres of land west of Little Rock. Soaring ceilings, an all-white and wood-tone palette, and clean lines keep the setting classic yet modern, which lets the details of each individual event stand out.
For this inspirational shoot, Natalie gathered a team of wedding vendors to bring an air of romance to the space. A delicate periwinkle blue ties together elements of this design, as seen in the bridesmaids’ dresses, tablecloths, paper goods, and glassware. “I design a lot of neutral weddings, so I wanted to show something a little different,” Natalie says, noting that she is drawn toward palettes that are “light, bright, and airy.” The French influence is brought to life in details such as antique silver pieces and wooden bistro tables.
Another layer of vintage inspiration comes through in images captured by film rather than a digital camera, a choice photographer Erin Wilson says she uses as often as possible. “I think film produces the most beautiful colors, depth, and texture,” she says. The overall effect is a scene that’s as timeless as it is fresh.
A small yet sophisticated ceremony space was created in the venue’s loft around an arched mirror accented with greenery and candlelight. “We were thinking of brides who wanted an intimate, romantic indoor wedding,” says photographer Erin Wilson.
“The organic textures and food elements incorporated in the tablescapes stayed true to my signature style. I am always a fan of organic, textured linens and food!” —Natalie
“The design for the wedding venue came from a combination of my experience as a wedding planner and my personal design aesthetic,” Natalie says. “I drew a lot of inspiration from merging modern farmhouse styles with touches of an Italian vineyard.”
Bride’s gown Inverness Bridal Bridesmaids’ dresses Bella Bridesmaids Cakes Kelli Marks, Cathead’s Diner Floral design Magnolia Belle Floral Paper goods Paper Supply Co. Photography Erin Wilson Photography Planning and design Natalie Scott Events Venue The Grandeur House