Where do I even begin? This styled shoot started as an offhand fun dream between me and my friend Debbie from deborahannphotography and turned into something more than I could have ever dreamed up on my own.
We started thinking about/planning all of this back in January of this year and I am so proud that we pulled it off!!! We could not have done it without all of the INCREDIBLE vendors and professionals who contributed, helped and made it all possible.
And we ended up with a surprise appearance of balloons and horses?!?! How awesome is that?!?
Debbie and I co-planned and coordinated the style and organized the contributions of everyone involved as well provided photography on the day of the shoot.
Venue: Sterlingbrook Farm & Events
This is the 2nd time I have shot at Sterlingbrook and I think its safe to say that I just love it there. Nicole is such a pleasure to work with and the venue and land is simply stunning. I can't wait to shoot a wedding here someday!
Dress: European Bridal NJ
Working with Ameer and his brother is such a pleasure. They are always so willing to work with you to make sure you have the perfect dress for what you are looking for. They are accommodating and kind and their dresses are amazing!
Paper Products: Bella Carta Boutique
I am obsessed with everything Bella Carta designs. Her work is always so simple, yet super stylish and thoughtfully designed with the end user or theme in mind. I was so happy she contributed and am still drooling over everything paper she provided!
Florals: Kerry Patel Designs
Ok...seriously, just scroll down and see the photos and you will see why we love Kerry's floral designs. She is so passionate about what she does and puts such love and care into everything she designs. Everyone loved what she put together that day and we couldn't have asked for anything better by way of florals for our day!
Calligraphy: Lovely Scribe
Leigh is simply the sweetest! I've loved getting to know her through our local RTS chapter and am so JEALOUS of what she is able to create with her calligraphy!! Her work on the envelopes, cards, table bottle and sign was a perfect addition to our theme!
Cake: Love Bites by Erika
We were stressing when it came to cakes. Everyone we talked to was either unavailable or didn't do styled shoots. Until we found Erika and all of our prayers were answered! She was so excited to work on this project and everyone was drooling over her creation. She had to scoot before we were finished so we didn't get to taste her beautiful cake but I'm sure it was AMAZING! Hope we get to work together again soon!
Macaroons: Le Mignon
I've worked with Anna before on a post for my With this Ring bridal series and I knew her beautiful cookies would be a perfect addition to this shoot. (And they were so tasty too!)
Hair and Make Up: Makeup by Dana Marie
Dana Marie literally saved the day! We were having so much trouble finding someone who was available on our date and Dana Marie had the day open and was so excited for the vision and style of the shoot. I found her through a friend of mine, Jessica Oh and I am SO glad she recommended her. She was perfect and did stunningly beautiful work on our model!
Styling: Style Concierge by Jennifer
Jennifer is hands down the most stylish person I know. I also connected with her through RTS and we connected right away. And thank goodness for her because I'm not sure what we would have done without her at the shoot. She is so good at what she does and keeping everyone looking their best!
Table styling: Gayle Ahrens
Gayle is a great friend of Debbie's and a master Interior designer. She did all the table styling and made sure everything was just perfect!
Models: Alyssa and Chris and kids