It's not every day that we get to feature a former Miss UCA, but Ashton Purtle's bridals make it well worth the wait. Ashton and her planner, Jessica Zimmerman, and photographer, Heather Payne, traveled to Miami to shoot her amazing bridal session at Vizcaya Museum. The history and character of the grounds are truly breathtaking — and so is Ashton's Laine Berry gown from Inverness Bridal Couture.
"When I first began designing Ashton's wedding, I was inspired by the all-wood venue she would be married at and her gorgeous skin tone. I immediately thought golden warm hues in the terra cotta family would look best.
When it came time to plan her bridal portrait session, everything once again started with the palette. Photographer, Heather Payne, researched several locations and when I presented the bride with images of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, she immediately knew it would be the perfect destination.
Spanish architecture and an old-world setting filled the backgrounds as Ashton carried her peach and golden-toned bouquet full of a variety of textures, greeneries and imported floral, all of which will be present on her wedding day as well. The early spring afternoon could not have been more perfect for this bride-to-be in her custom Laine Berry bridal gown." —Jessica Zimmerman
Planning, design & florals: Jessica Zimmerman, Conway
Photography: Heather Payne Photography
Venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami
Dress: Laine Berry Couture from Inverness Bridal Couture, Conway
Hair & makeup: Gia Desposito
Ribbons: FrouFrou Chic