Sixteen years ago I fell in love with Beauty and the Beast. The songs, the characters, the dresses, the dancing china, champagne bottles popping – what’s not to love? When I heard a new Beauty and the Beast was being released, it brought back those enchanting memories.. and then I thought, oh what a perfect styled shoot this would be! I called the talented Megan Fogel of Genie Leigh Photography and she was as excited as I – like two little girls when the first movie came out. We started planning, designing, and making arrangements with vendors and before we knew it – we had a date.

Megan convinced me to be the bride for this shoot, which completely put me in another element. I was the planner, designer, and model bride for the day. It was enlightening for me to see a styled shoot from this angle. It also taught me a little self-love too! Totally Chic Salon & Spa pampered me with hair and makeup for the day before I slipped into a gorgeous gown from Coastal Knot.

This shoot was all about the enchanting beauty of Belle’s wedding day. We carefully designed each area to reflect a romantic winter wedding at the castle, Atalaya Castle to be exact.

The flowers were beautifully designed by Ravin at EventWorx. Notice the hint of antlers to give the woodland feel (and Gaston’s hunting lodge). The colors are a variety of deep reds, blushing pinks, and creamy whites.

The rentals were handpicked at the EventWorks showroom with the assistance of Nicole. These items reflected the victorian romance of Belle’s dream of a wedding day.

Smaller details were provided by Martha My Dear rentals and lots of fun shopping around town and in our current inventory. Martha My Dear provided the lovely books, feather, fur throws, and rug. Megan Masser Events provided a variety of small decor pictured throughout the shoot.

And oh the food. Andrew and Terry Bland of ART Catering showcased a variety of delectable entrees, appetizers, and sweets.

Kris at Cakes by the Sea baked and designed the perfect cake for this affair. Not only was it gorgeous, but it was the perfect combination of yellow butter cake and buttercream frosting.

It was a lovely day to shoot an enchanting wedding in the Carolinas. I hope you all enjoyed our styled shoot! Thank you to the amazing team of vendors that made this possible!

Planner & Designer: Megan Masser Events

Photographer: Genie Leigh Photography

Florist: EventWorx

Caterer: ART Catering & Events

Cake: Cakes by the Sea

Rentals: EventWorks Rentals

Decor Rentals: Martha My Dear

Venue: Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

Dress: Coastal Knot

Hair & Makeup: Totally Chic Salon & Spa


Much Love!

Megan Masser, Wedding Planner & Designer

“Tale as old as time. Song as old at rhyme.”

“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell.” Belle

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