I am SO excited to share this big shoot with all of you. We had a super lovely feature over at Lil' Luna a few weeks ago that shares some little snips of our big day. Here I am going to give you even MORE photos to drool over and share some more about each of the fabulous vendors that participated. I am so lucky to know so many small businesses that are willing to come together and make a stylized dream come true!
We were able to use Maplehurst Farms, a fabulous wedding venue located in Skagit Valley. The historic mansion and arbor sit on six acres of property along the Skagit River and were built in 1903. The venue even hosts a beautiful barn, large trees along a long driveway, views of Mount Baker, gorgeous vintage furniture pieces and a collection of hand picked milk glass, china, tea cups, mason jars and hand cut wood rounds in various sizes. I knew this would be the perfect location for a shoot that had so much to do with food!
As I started working on details for the shoot, I knew I needed to find some awesome dessert vendors. I worked with Heather of Cupcakes Like it Sweet for our Feather stylized shoot last year and reached out to her right away. She created these adorable vanilla cupcakes with whipped cream frosting and a little dollop of cherry filling in the middle. This was just what I had been hoping for! Simple, tempting and oh so sweet! All you locals have GOT to check her out- She is constantly creating new delicious flavors.
Another dessert vendor that jumped on board was Xtra Special Cakes, also located in the Skagit Valley. They provided such an amazing array of different kinds of desserts that really brought the whole sweet shop together. From rock candy to silver three tiered cakes, cupcakes, cookies and macaroons- we were spoiled! All these different colors and textures were a great addition to the shoot.
I am super lucky to have a good friend who let me photograph her in the freezing cold all day for this shoot. You might not be able to tell, but it was approximately 38 degrees outside while we were shooting! So, I knew we needed someone who could give us makeup and hair that could last no matter the weather! I worked with Ashley of Love Beauty during our feather shoot last year and she jumped right on board for this styled shoot, too. I love working with her and am always SO pleased with her work. Check out those lashes and that adorable, but simple hair do!
With the key pieces taken care of, I started brainstorming other items that would make the shoot unique. One of the vendors I was most excited to work with was The Felt Flower Shop. I wanted to incorporate flowers into the shoot somehow, but live flowers didn't quite fit the bill. Nicole hand crafts each individual flower and can personalize everything from color, shape and size! The wildflower collection she sent me fit our theme perfectly and brought a new, creative element to our little sweet shoppe. I loved working with her and seriously recommend checking out her Etsy shop to see what fun things she has in store now!
Another local vendor to my little part of the world is a great vintage furniture shoppe called Home to Home. They specialize in recreating various furniture pieces and other super awesome handcrafted decor items. Everything is unique and so well done- I can't help but frequent this shop! We had the chance to work with a few of their pieces during the shoot. Check out this totally adorable purple piecrust table finished with Websters chalk paint powder!
I have worked with Aly, the owner of For Such A Time Designs, for several years now and am honored to say I have photographed many of her hand stamped silverware pieces. Each piece is unique and has her personal touch. From custom designs to personalized messages, she works hard to please! I love her customer service and enthusiasm for her work. I adore the items she chose to send to us for this shoot!
What is a sweet shop without some other fun details, too, right!? I found these adorable scoops from The Bakers Confections that were the perfect size for our wide variety of candies! They are made of all natural wood and hand painted in various colors, designs and sizes!