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This shoot is very near and dear to my heart. For so long I’ve longed to shoot a couple in a lavender field. I’ve had dreams of how I specifically wanted it to look, and after much time and thought, I decided to make that dream a reality. If you know me at all you know that I have a serious love for lavender, and all things herbal for that matter. (In my candles, in my perfume, in my tea, in my food and in my floral arrangements! I can’t get enough!) I love the romance and beauty in the scent of lavender, it’s pale purple hues and the way it looks with the sunlight peeking through it’s buds. I love photographs with true, genuine, natural emotion. So the inspiration for this shoot was to create a scene that embodies a feel of natural, organic romance. Natural and organic in style, a little bit rustic. And romantic in inspiration, in the couple we handpicked, in the decor, in the atmosphere. I handpicked the vendors and chose the people I knew would be a perfect fit for this little dream of mine. And I couldn’t be more pleased, this shoot could not have happened without each and every one of their efforts. (vendor listing at the bottom of the page)

I’d also like to thank for featuring us today! It’s truly such an honor to be featured on their site. Words cannot express my utter excitement and gratitude! You can view the full feature by clicking here.

So, without further adieu, an evening in the lavender:

song credit: like lavender by horse feathers


Lead Stylist & Vintage Rentals : Emilee Hegg of Tasteful Tatters
Florals & floral styling : Crystal Sanford of Recycled Love Story
Gown : Designed by Lindee Daniel  and provided by Lovely Bride in LA
Vintage China Rentals : Kathy Le Backes of The Vintage Table Co.
DIY Wedding Stationary : Christy Schnurle of One Handspun Day
Desserts : Amber Vander Vliet of Enjoy Cupcakes
Hair Styling : Lauren Jones
Makeup Artistry : Molly Reynolds 

Emilee is a dear friend of mine. She styles weddings and offers vintage rentals for her business, Tasteful Tatters, and is one of my absolute favoite venders to work with! Not to mention she’s been a good friend of mine for the past few years now.. So when she told me her sweet idea of surprising her husband on their one year anniversary, I couldn’t have been more excited to be involved. This has been a year full of large milestones and many mountains to climb, as life takes its seemingly never ending tolls. This was a very special, personal time between them where they could renew their vows, and be reminded of the promises they made, to have and to hold each other forever. To be reminded of the choice they made to be each other’s one and only, and to never break that promise. She put together a really sweet setup, each detail has a very personal meaning to them.

 ”I want you to be my love
I want you to be my love
‘Neath the moon and the stars above
I want you to be my love

I want you to know me now
I want you to know me now
Break a promise make a vow
I know you want me now

Like I want you”

Over The Rhine, “I Want You To Be My Love”


That’s the song she walked down the isle to, and she painted the lyrics on wood where they’d renew their vows.


Lead Stylist/Vintage China : Kathy LeBackes of The Vintage Table Co. 
Florals & floral styling : Crystal Sanford of Recycled Love Story
Vintage Rentals : Emilee of Tasteful Tatters
Paper Products : Christy Schnurle of One Handspun Day
Cake : Stephanie Crossely of Magdelyn’s
Hair Styling : Anna Quinn
Makeup Artistry : Molly Reynolds 
February 07, 2012


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