I am excited to finally share this styled shoot with you that I got to put together last fall. The photographer, Angela Shae, and I teamed up to make something pretty, but didn’t think we’d actually get such a big group involved and make all that that we did.
The weather took a turn for the worse the day the shoot was scheduled to happen. We were forced to switch locations and find some wild looking place that had shelter; the best we found was a park from my childhood. Plus, the fact that the rain refused to stop the entire time, we were constricted to a tiny space the entire time. Not exactly what we had planned, but we certainly tried to make the most of it.
The whole team was out there in freezing cold and rain to make everything come alive. The gloom almost added to the charm of the shoot since I wanted it to have an organic, earthy feel to it – absolutely perfect for spring time or fall. The shoot had a mix of various shaped terrariums filled with an array of succulents and moss, dripping candles twisted into jars full of dirt, sequins and lace, white burlap, bouquets of succulents and herbs, the cutest little cupcakes, and the list goes on. The goal was to balance natural, earthy details with man-made tidbits for something that looked rugged, yet put together.
See some behind-the-scenes photos in the next post. And this week’s inspiration palette was the actual palette I sent out to the crew members, so you don’t want to miss that!
For the stationery, I put together a watercolor background, added a faded chevron pattern atop and chose a fun handwritten font. Everything was printed on creamy linen paper and then tied up together with iridescent sequins. Then it was coordinated with recycled brown kraft envelopes and a brown kraft mailer.
For the dessert table, because of the space constraint, we added it to the end of our table setup. We flipped crates upside down to use as stands for the sweets and a wooden cabinet sheltered the teacups.
Credits: Photography: Angela Shae | Design + Styling: Anastasia Marie | Flowers: Captivating Floral Design | Cakes + Sweets: Sweet Lane Bakery | Stationery: Anastasia Marie | Linen + Dishware rental: Style Your Event | Makeup: ID Making + Styling | Hair: Anna Rubanenko | Venue: Lewisville Park in Battle Ground, Washington
We also had the honor of having this styled shoot featured on Style Me Pretty last week! Ooooh yeah!