Happy President’s Day! Lucky you if you have the day off and are actually taking the time to read this post!
Every year I like to work on a couple of styled shoots during the off-wedding season. Last year at this time, we created Heart Deco focused around Valentine’s Day, and this year we wanted to be a little different and focus on Patriotism. After Ryan and I saw the movie Lincoln, I got a bug. 😉 Just like a wedding day, sometimes things don’t go as planned, and you just gotta go with it. The weather was awful on the only day we could make the shoot happen. Icy rain conditions in the morning had us shooting inside, and understandably, everyone was a little nervous to get out in the middle of the cold mid-western nowhere (Illinois) for the shoot. 😉 But that didn’t stop us! No! We braved the elements when conditions improved a bit and had so much fun while capturing a few more images outside to get that cool barn with the American flag!
Kristin Weis, from Kristin Ashley Events is always fun to work with! She’s a great friend, and someone who can pull all these great wedding vendors together to make an event come together beautifully. We created a soft color palette from the flag, and were inspired by the beautiful lyrics of My Country, ‘Tis of Thee. Goes to show that wedding inspiration can be found in just about anything! A BIG thanks to everyone, including our models, who put so much effort into this!
Planner: Kristin Ashley Events
Florist: Becky Huffman Flowers
Stationery: Ten Four Paper
Solid Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Bridesmaid Dress with tulle poof + tophat: Vintage
Hair: Pixie Hair Design
Make Up: Make up by S.h.e
Desserts: Britt Beaugard
Table Rentals: Aries Company
Vintage Rentals: The White Rabbit
Tablescape: World Market
Horse carriage rental: Nobleshire Carriage
Models: Erin, Brooke, Sima + Odie (the cutest little dog!)
Enjoy the photos, and please remember all the people who devote their lives to our great nation and put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe!
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln
P.S. This shoot has also been featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs! Go take a peek, I’m sure you will fall in love with what she has to say too. Sounds like it’s straight from a magazine!