So today I will show you all the pictures of the French Country Wedding shoot that was recently published in French Country Magazine. The photographer is my friend Shirlie Kemp who is truly a gifted photographer and artist. It was a pleasure to work with her and her daughter Harley Moon and her friend Haley. All of them are superb photographers and such fun! I blogged about this shoot earlier here but now I can show you the rest of the pictures. There are tons so get ready! It was all shot in the Avocado orchard right next to my house. The models if you can believe it are all my neighbors that live on the ranch (except for the flower girl who is a friend of my BFF and lives in Santa Barbara). Almost all the props are from my Vintage Vignettes prop business. The table, chairs and some of the dishes are from Town and Country, a great party rental company! The flowers were generously donated by my wholesale flower company called Florabundance. They are absolutely lovely and make my weddings and shoots so beautiful! So many beautiful goodies... Enjoy!
The check in area where the guests would get their table assignments was set up like a French Laundry with old galvanized containers stuffed with flowers and vintage whites hanging in the trees.
Below is the "guest card table" where they got their seat assignments.
Their names were attached to French milled soaps set in a bed of lavender.
Above, vintage lace table cloths.
French toil quilts in a vintage laundry bin. Great to have available so the guests can spread them out on the ground for late night cozy visiting.
Our little French ring bearers.
Can you believe all these beautiful people are my neighbors!!!??? This is truly a magical ranch!
Above is the ring bearer's bucket. So much more masculine that I pillow I think.
Above, The bouquet had Scabiosa pods, garden Roses, Wax Flower, and Thistle.
The bridesmaid's bouquet was a bundle of blue Muscari surrounded by grass that was blunt cut.
Below is the appitizer table with French baguettes, cheese and fruit, and iced lemonade-tea. After the shoot we scarfed it all down : )
All these pieces are my props from Vintage Vignettes.
Above, In addition to the soaps that the guest's names were tied to, the party favors were small bottles of Olive Oil. The label said in French "Cook with Love".
The table was set in one of the rows in the orchard.
The chairs, linens, silver ware, the white plates and all the glass ware were from Town and Country, an absolutely wonderful party rental company!
The benches and sofas are mine from Vintage Vignettes. The red toil dishes are also mine.
The napkins were dish towels wrapped with yarn and a sprig of Lavender.
Well thank you for sticking through all the way to the end... that was a lot of pictures!!!
I will be back before too long with several shots of recent weddings.
Blessings to everyone!!!