Back in April I teamed up with Emily Koontz Photo to create an impromptu wedding inspiration shoot. I adore the romance of an English countryside picnic like you read about in Jane Austin or see in a period drama. The luxury of a beautiful meal on china, in a wild setting. Of course it takes a small army of servants to pull off such a serendipitous experience. But, it was fun to daydream about what it would be like to create a wedding with that same romantic, slightly wild feel.
The week before the shoot I stumbled upon a vintage gown that had just the right amount of ruffles and lace to suggest a little Victorian and a little boho style.
I created a sweetheart table with Swiss Dot fabric, garden-style centerpiece, etched glass flutes, yellow rose china, and candles.
Here are some of Emily’s beautiful images:
Behind the Scenes
Isn’t our model, Madison, a beauty? And the best sport. That April morning was cool (see my wool coat and my “helper’s” hood?) and she braved the cold wind and wet grass like a champ. Not pictured is Emily’s sweet husband who was the second shooter and muscle for helping drag the “picnic” back to the car. The aristocracy had servants for their excursions. Creatives have family and friends who graciously contribute to our schemes.
The colors: White, creams, yellows, olive, with a touch of lavender and turquoise
The style: Romantic, countryside picnic
The flowers: Peony, Ranunculus, Hellebore, Daisy, Rose, Lilac, Sweet Peas, Nerine, Tulips, and Olive