Dear Readers,

There's this thing in the wedding industry called a styled shoot. It's basically a collaboration between wedding vendors (hair dressers, florists, photographers, etc.) to showcase their offerings. Before this summer, I was not a big fan of styled shoots.

Too fake! Too phony! I thought. When Naomi from Urban Row Photography asked if she could put together a styled shoot at the farm, I said yes because I couldn't come up with a good enough reason to say no. 

Naomi, you totally changed my mind! I couldn't believe how much love each vendor put into the tiniest details. Check out the legitimate goofiness of the models, who are in real life married with kids. The bow tie! The jewelry! The makeup! The hair! Each detail contributed to the overall theme of late summer joy.

The models were freeeezing but they were troopers about it. Mallory from Everyday Rose Events did a glorious job using 100% Butterbee Farm flowers on the head crown and bouquet.

There was cake! 

There was special spiced tea!

I have enormous respect for the vendors (the artists!) who contributed to this lovely vision. 

Photographer: Urban Row Photography
Venue: Butterbee Farm
Floral Design: Everyday Rose Events
Dress: Rent the Runway
Hair and Makeup: Beyond Brides
Jewelry: Rachel Mulherin
Bowties: Xoelle
Cakes: WinniE‚Äôs Bakery
Tea: Wight Tea

There's so much advertising flashing by my eyes every day. I'm glad I got the chance to see what goes into a shoot like this. Each person who contributed sincerely loves helping weddings happen. And these businesses do work beyond weddings, in case you're wanting to eat some of that cake!

I wish you all a peaceful weekend!

Laura Beth