As much as I love to sink my teeth into a ballroom design, I was eager to flex some design muscles at the farm in particular. Outdoor events has it's own challenges, of course, but half of the work is done for you compliments of mother nature. I wanted this to be rustic, relaxed, yet refined, and I think you will agree that the design team and I checked all of the boxes there!
I loved the use of magnolia leaf garlands from right here in sunny Florida with complimenting hues of soft, smoky purples, including fresh lavender which smelled divine!
Brussels sprouts and kumquats straight from the farm!
The next honor with this styled shoot was that it dovetailed perfectly with a workshop hosted by Orlando photographer, Kathy Thomas called One Love which taught accredited wedding professionals on same sex weddings. I was honored to partake, and proud to be same sex wedding certified!
Lisa and Jenn were recently married, and I was moved to tears watching them enjoy this day and seeing the love shine from their eyes!
The Rivini gown an jumpsuit from Solutions Bridal was TO. DIE. FOR!
Below image courtesy of Stephanie Dishman:
Whether it's a farm wedding or outdoor entertaining, don't force your environment to look like something it isn't. Use what's available around you, and you will be certain to host an effortless fête!
Photographer: Nick Edmundson
Venue: Whisper Creek Farm
Floral Design: Raining Roses Productions
Scroll Menu, Placemats and Table Runner: Kim McFadden | Chalk Shop
Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental
Hair and Makeup: Kristy Alonzo | Kristy's Artistry Design Team
Wedding Gown and Jumpsuit: Solutions Bridal
Personal Wardrobe Styling: Tammara Kohler | Fused Fashion
Table Sign: Amy Morelli | 2u Creative