It's hard to start with anything but these flowers. Jill, from Toulies en Fleur created these stunning bouquets. I shared with her our vision of "French Provence"... rustic, romantic and elegant. Let me tell you when I turned around and saw the flowers she was unloading from her car... wow. Are these not the dreamiest flowers you have ever seen? Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
Love this country chic feel
Loving this sophisticated jewelry? Got it at my new favorite local jewlery boutique Lou Lou's
I wanted to feature some different food for the shoot. I feel like desserts, especially, come in trends. Everyone does cake pops, then everyone does whoopie pies, then everyone does pies. Going with our French Provence theme I wanted to think up some not-before-seen desserts that fit our theme. Veronica Rogers (stylist Upside Down and Inside Out) totally nailed these rustic french tarts from the images I sent to her.
Now brace yourself for this awesome tablescape ( thank you Party Rentals)
So dreamy! I had suggested succulents to Jill and I love how she tied in the lavender with this gorgeous succulent
These beautiful menus were done by Paper Zest.
The ladies at the posh Georgetown wedding boutique Hitched allowed us to pick any dress we wanted for the shoot! I love this romantic flowy dress we got with the floral sash. Thanks Hitched!
Aren't you loving this messy chic hair that Julie from Hair by Jewels did?
This beautiful sofa, and the domed chairs (pictured above with tablescape) were provided by Chica Chica Boom Boom Creative. Love it!
This dreamy makeup was done by Leslie, owner of Strategic Skin... love it girl!
I tried really hard to stay away from the (frankly somewhat "been seen a million times") shabby chic look that I always gravitate to. That's one of the reasons I chose to work with one of the most sophisticated event planners in the DC area. I really wanted to marry my creative artisticness with their polish and sophistication to create something not often seen.... but alas, no post would be complete without a little hat's off to the dreamy shabby chic vintage look, and with these flowers... I just couldn't resist.
Hope you enjoyed a little sample of the type of creative dreamy ideas that swirl through my head. This was such a fun project and a huge thank you to everyone who chipped in. Scroll down to the next two posts to see my associates Steve and Muriel's "Five Fav" from the shoot.
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