fall inspiration shoot at cielo blu barn | fellsmere, florida

Held at the rustic venue, Cielo Blu Barn, in Fellsmere, Florida, a group of incredibly talented ladies came together for a fun styled fall shoot. With the quote “falling in love” as the theme, an arrangement of details in hues of cranberry, gold, and sage were brought together to create a blend of autumn inspiration.

The table arrangement was designed with a combination of garden inspired fresh flora by Fe of Florals by Fe. Lilac, lily of the valley, and aster complimented with seeded eucalyptus were held within apothecary jars and surrounded by an array of tapered candles and hanging amaranthus.

Placecards by Holly from Sablewood Paper Company, featured cranberry calligraphy and hand dyed silk ribbon, which were accented by a burgundy bouquet of lisianthus. A menu card on handmade paper with cranberry calligraphy and brilliant gold accents completed the table setting.

A pie bar held homemade pies created by The Yellow Rose Cakery. Flavors of pumpkin cheesecake, bourbon pecan and apple cheesecake pies were baked to celebrate the tastes of autumn and heart-shaped pie pops served as an additional dessert favor.

Lining the ceremony walkway were hand painted wooden signs scripted with the wording: 

Like a river flows, surely to the sea / Darling so it goes, some things are meant to be.

Take my hand, take my whole life too / For I can’t help, falling in love with you.

At the end of the walkway, an altar was created with an abundance of fall colored seeded eucalyptus and hanging amaranthus, finished with a silk patterned fall fabric.

Models wore dresses selected from Isabella's Bridal boutique in Vero Beach and a printed silk scarf with hand lettering by Sablewood Paper Company is also featured.

Sablewood Paper Company also created an invitation suite on handmade paper featuring brilliant gold and cranberry calligraphy and vintage stamps as well as the watercolor wedding vows and cake sign. A four tiered cake of cranberry, gold, and peach frosting was designed by The Yellow Rose Cakery and featured hand made flowers, berries and a white pumpkin.

A special thanks to everyone who made this fun shoot possible!

Venue: Cielo Blu Barn | Florals & Design: Florals by Fe | Stationary & Calligraphy: Sablewood Paper Company | Bridal Gowns: Isabella's Bridal | Cake & Desserts: The Yellow Rose Cakery | Makeup: Maria Sommers, Makeup Artist | Hair Stylist: Ali Womack

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bellewood plantation | wedding venue, vero beach

the bellewood plantation is a new wedding venue located in vero beach. i recently had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the gorgeous spot - complete with a styled ceremony and reception setup all beautifully coordinated by fe from florals by fe

the six bedroom, plantation style home is complete with a full kitchen, pool, deck area and three car garage. the house sits on an expansive nine acres with hundreds of years old oaks. some additional features include a 7,200 square foot hard court which may be tented for up to 350 guests, a gazebo, 3 arbor entries, 1,000 feet of vintage market lights, a fire pit area with benches, 4 sets of cornhole, etc! and what is possibly my favorite part, thirty farmhouse tables, 300 light brown x-back chairs and wooden ceremony benches - all very beautifully done.

below are some images from my visit to the venue - enjoy! and a note to brides...booking is open for 2016! 

cosmic hand dyed prints | a treehouse shoot


we are at that time of year in florida where you try to embrace the return of college football season, the endless supply of pumpkin beers and the cinnamon spice / fall decor all around you...but then you walk outside and realize, oh yeah! it is still reading 'feels like 90 degrees' on my weather app and it will be this way until thanksgiving.

it's okay though because, today, i have a little shoot for you from a recent visit to california where the mornings were brisk and the air was dry and we wore sweaters at night and all was lovely!

my very talented friend, jen (who i have mentioned before - a trained parsons graduate and print designer currently at aerie (go check out their prints, they are seriously great) created some hand dyed scarves and dyed dresses surrounding a lunar / cosmic theme. naturally, we decided to dress up our babe of a friend and have her model the prints in the treehouse we were living in for the weekend. below are some photos from our fun shoot.

take a look and enjoy!

creative flow | a styled shoot with some talented ladies, vero beach

over the summer, i got my creative juices flowing, along with some other ladies. we took our ideas, pulled them together, joined forces, and had some fun. no, seriously - we had fun!

beautiful friend and doll face, stacie, gave in to my begging and agreed to be our muse for the shoot. with stacie's wild, curly mane, hair stylist - jamie lynn - got to work to create this beautiful look while keeping it natural. the genius that is makeup artist, maria sommers, came up with the soft, bridal glow of peaches and golden tones for the look you see below. florist and event planner extraordinaire, lara of laras theme, created the whimsical flower crown composed of white and soft pink roses, all interspersed with minty succulents and raw twigs. additionally, lara created centerpieces of roses and vines which sat atop glass vases accented by turquoise lanterns. the model wore a karen willis holmes gown from local downtown bridal store, isabella's bridal. all jewelry came from the new seahorse lane boutique and that pretty little cake is from the oh-so delicious classy cupcakes.

a special thank you to all of these creative ladies who helped to make this happen!

Flowers: Laras Theme | Makeup: Maria Sommers | Hair: Topknots by Jamie Lynn | Cake: Classy Cupcakes | Gown: Isabellas Bridal | Jewelry: Seahorse Lane Boutique | Model: Stacie Springer