Styled Shoot: Lavender Ridge Farms

Here’s some wedding inspiration for you today! I teamed up with some awesome people to make this happen! There are many great details to get  you thinking how to style your own wedding.  For this shoot we all came together to provide you with details that are eco-friendly.

Style Designer: Brittany Baxley (the queen of thrift and everything beautiful!) IG @pinthrift
Cake: Lakeview Bakery of Rowlett IG @lakeviewbakeryrowlett
Flowers: Annamarie IG @abundantflowershop
Make up: Jennifer Peterson on Facebook at Lip Locked Smooches
Bride: Amanda Wendel IG @mrsamandawendel
Venue: Lavender Ridge Farms on Facebook at Lavender Ridge Farms in Gainsville, Texas
Photographer: Kaitlin Roten IG @Kaitlinroten

Brittany gathered the details from her expertise at thrifting. 
Some of the details came from the Canton Trade Days

Napkins were tied together using blood grass blades. 

My favorite details came from the flowers. They were a show stopper – even amidst a beautiful butterfly garden at Lavender Ridge Farms.  Annamarie from abundant flower shop blew my mind. Here are the details…

Bridal Bouquet:
Kale & Magnolia Leaves & Forage for any additional greens/textures based on season and what grows natively.
Centerpieces:
Mason Jars with Jewels – Use any type of jar and pick up necklaces or bracelets from thrift stores or from friends and family etc.
Clear milk jars dipped in gold – Any jar or glassware dipped in any color paint to match the theme. Fresh Dill from garden or purchase from grocery store in produce.
Succulent planter – office wire baskets spray painted any color, succulent plants planted in ziploc bag liners, use moss to line and cover the bag. Succulents can be later replanted at home.
Purple Jew – hanging potted plant, remove hanger and set in any home decor basket (make sure soil is dry so no drainage). Optional – add sticks from willow trees


The wedding dress was rented from Rent the Runway
A great choice to have a beautiful dress for your wedding, not spend a ton of money (it was under $200) and be able to be eco-friendly.  

The food was provided from Lavender Ridge Farms’ menu. With Lavender Honey Chicken Salad and the Salad Trio. 

The beautiful cake! It is a naked, white cake with buttercream frosting.  Beautiful peonies cascading down the side. 

These are photos from the bride and groom’s engagement session. 
They are printed on recycled photo paper and hung on this thrifted merry-go-round found at the Canton Trade Days.

Gathered flowers were picked to add some accents on the drink table!

 

Thank you to all for the help! HUGE SUCCESS and so beautiful!!! 

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Danielle’s Bridal Portraits

I couldn’t post all of these at the time because the secrecy of the dress! And isn’t it so great?! I also love how Danielle wore her hair down – if there’s jealously of hair then I definitely have it for her luscious locks. It’s so beautiful! Danielle and Felix got married this weekend in Vegas! So after months of sitting on my favorite bridal portraits here they are! Congratulations to you guys!!!! I have loved photographing you both over this last year!

To see their engagement photos go here – especially if you feel stuck about what to wear for your engagement session. They rocked it!

Location: Virtuvian Park, Addison Texas
Dress: Lulu’s Bridal Boutique in Dallas

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Wedding details

Only a few weeks away and I’m excited to photograph this wedding! Here are some details from the bride bag that I recommend gathering for wedding day photos.  Did you miss the post about what to collect for the bridal bag? Read about it here! 

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Eric and Amanda

A few favorites from an awesome early morning perfectly dressed couple! Wowzers!
I’ve been begging for someone to wear a tulle skirt and it finally happened! Look how awesome it looks on camera!

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Having photos printed in your house for all to see! It’s just not about you.  It’s about the time we’ve both invested in this photo experience.  It’s also about your future children and their children seeing these photos of how you both love each other so much! It’s much more than seeing photos – it’s about experiencing the love between the two of you that will pass down from generation to generation!

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Love the details here.  These are going straight to my style guide magazine!
Hot off the press this week! I’m so excited!!!
Having details in your session make your session look more editorial.

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Eric and Amanda – thank you so much for such a great beautiful session! It was so great to listen to your love story.
Can’t wait to photograph you both again!

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Huge thanks for Jennifer Peterson of Lip Lock Smooches for awesome make-up!

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Location: First United Methodist Church, Carrollton Texas

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She said YES! Tyler and Alanna

She said YES!!! I had the awesome privileged of photographing Tyler proposing to Alanna hovering over the Ft. Worth Stockyards.  It was so so so so so so so amazing!  Tyler hired me in secret so I was posing as a photographer just tagging along on their ride to take a tour of the city.  I’m totally not an aerial photographer (I really don’t think my aerial shots are really amazing either) so I was hoping she wasn’t going to see my not-so-awesome lens for aerial photography — I think that is just a geeky photography thing to think about, I’m pretty sure she didn’t even notice.

Tyler had great music as we were hovering and he was pouring his heart out – just in case you’re wondering you can mute the back passenger’s conversations so the pilot and co-pilot (that was me!) can’t hear.

Congratulations Tyler and Alanna! Thank you guys SO MUCH!!!

This is one of my most favorite things about being a photographer – I get the chance to be apart of people’s lives in such an intimate way! Tyler and Alanna, years later when you look back at these photos I hope that they will stir up those emotions you felt at this point in your relationship and help you appreciation each other more and more.

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LOVE this shot of them!!

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Texas Motor Speedway – even from up above this place is IMPRESSIVE! aerial ft worth

 

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Tarant County Courthouse – I photographed Wil and Haleigh’s wedding here – it’s SO BEAUTIFUL inside! couple proposal couple proposal

 

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This is one of the funny things we saw – only in Texas do you have swimming pools shaped like your state.

The helicopter tour was hosted by Epic Helicopters.  Highly recommend them – they’re so great.  The tour is individualized so really whatever you want to see they make it happen.  It was also very private.

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Danielle Bridal

After a long day of work with a photo session at evening golden hour, I usually come home and crash but this time Danielle’s portraits were just too beautiful for me to give in to sleep. I stayed up WAY to late swooning over them, nothing 4 cups of coffee can’t fix the next day! From the moment I met Danielle (and Felix too!) they were the perfect couple that I dreamed about photographing! Isn’t Danielle’s sweet heart neckline amazing?! I also LOVE her hair and am so glad she had in down in her portraits.  In fact I loved her portraits so much that one is going on my new business cards and a huge canvas print for a new wedding venue open house at The Nest at Ruth Farms on June 11 at 3:300-6:00 in Ponder, Texas.   bride portraits torso looking off camera

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Wedding dress from LuLu’s Bridal Boutique
Location: Vitruvian Park, Addison, Texas

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