Friday, January 25, 2013

Tart to Table | Style Me Pretty Feature

We love to push our creativity by collaborating with talented friends on themed photo shoots. It gives us a chance to tell new stories through our work, and to be inspired by both new and old. I am thrilled to share some absolutely stunning images shot entirely in film by Ryan Ray from a Farm to Table themed shoot. This thoughtfully stylish aesthetic is close to my heart. I adore stylish farm weddings and gatherings because they keep the focus simply on natural beauty: wood grain, fresh air, wildflowers, fresh fruits, cotton frocks...mmm! Thistle Springs Ranch, a new wedding venue located outside of Cleburne, TX, could not be a more perfect location for this simple and stunning affair - shady oaks, wild grasses and beautiful blue Texas thistle dot the landscape.

We paired seasonal fruits with our from-scratch, by-hand pastry dough to create an alternative cake table full of rustic tarts in gorgeous moody shades of burgundy and violets. We also made flavored butters for a bread and butter bar: spiced hazelnut, blackberry, and garden thyme. Everything was fantastically styled by the talented Stefanie Miles of Lavender Joy Weddings.

So honored to have this shoot featured on Style Me Pretty, January, 2013.

Totally obsessed with this elaborate bounty as place card locator!

Photography: Ryan Ray Photography / Venue: Thistle Springs Ranch in Cleburne, Texas / Creative Direction + Styling: Lavender Joy Weddings / Floral Design: Bows + Arrows / Stationery: Val Marie Paper / Desserts: Cakewalk Bake Shop / Hair & Makeup: Brittany Jones / Film Processing: Indie Film Lab