Early in 2015, Sara of Sara Brown Weddings, Chris of Chris Loring Photography, and I got together and discussed some ideas for a potential styled shoot. Over the next few months we went about designing an organic farm-to-table wedding scene filled with root vegetables, which we dubbed “Root Shoot”. We wanted to create something very earthy, natural, and clean, but elegant at the same time. We settled on a soft color palette of whites, greens, blues, and purples, with just a touch of gold. The bridal bouquet included White Peonies, Alabaster Garden Roses, Purple Clematis, Purple Millet, Blue Thistle, Rosemary, Exploding Grass (one of my favorite grasses of all time!), Angel Hair Vine, and white turnips. That’s right, there were indeed white turnips in the bridal bouquet – turnips both in whole form, as well as sliced turnips that were reassembled to look like flowers. A small white radish was added to the groom’s boutonniere. I just love adding unique elements to my designs!
Our shoot was held at the perfect Colorado farm setting, Pastures of Plenty. Despite rain in the days leading up to the shoot and in the forecast the days following the shoot, we had the driest day that week, with only a light sprinkle mid-afternoon. What we created that day was absolutely awe-inspiring. Words cannot describe how much I loved working on this gorgeous styled shoot! Not only did I have another opportunity to collaborate with some of my favorite wedding vendors, but one of my yoga teachers (she’s absolutely stunning inside and out) graciously agreed to be one of our models. In a random and unrelated way two of my passions, flowers and yoga, came together in the same setting. I was beyond excited!
A HUGE thank you to our models, Laura and Matt, and all the incredible vendors that shared their time, talents, and/or supplies to make this shoot possible: Patina Preferred, Emma & Grace Bridal Studio, Ted’s Clothier, Allwell Rents, Nicole Toledo Makeup Artistry, Lindsay Shipton of Inspire Salons and Spas, Ella Vine & Co., and Kelley Kakes.
Lastly, I am honored to say that this shoot was featured in the national publication, Burnett’s Boards. You can see it featured HERE.
Planning: Sara Brown Weddings
Photography: Chris Loring Photography
Venue: Pastures of Plenty
Hair: Lindsay Shipton of Inspire Salons and Spas
Makeup: Nicole Toledo Makeup Artistry
Cake: Kelley Kakes
Bridal Gown: Emma & Grace Bridal Studio
Men’s Suit: Ted’s Clothier
Papers: Ella Vine & Co.
Rentals: Allwell Rents
Vintage Rentals: Patina Preferred