Gorgeous. Thankful. Excited. Those are the words that keep coming into my mind when I look at photos from this stylized garden wedding. For several months I’ve been dreaming, scheming and coordinating this shoot with several of my favorite local Tallahassee vendors. Piece by piece everything and everyone fell together. After joining the local Rising Tide Society group, I met Stephanie Hayes (of Stephanie Hayes Photography). She took my amazing headshots earlier in the year, during which we got to chatting about my vision for this shoot. She suggested Maclay Gardens – and I’m so glad she did!
If you haven’t been to Maclay Gardens yet, you need to go! Oh my goodness, it’s perfect. Truly. It reminds me of my trip to the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy. Vines covering steps and walls, tall cypress trees pointing heavenward, a beautiful blue reflecting pool, trees dripping with moss and the most spectacular light spilling onto the brick pathways… truly, perfect. One visit and I was convinced there was no better place for this shoot.
Fellow Rising Tide member and friend, Ashley (of Ashley Evans Creative) hand-addressed the wedding invitation set as well as our directional signs. LOVE! Her style of calligraphy flowed so perfectly across the envelopes and really popped on the dark wood signs.
After posting a sneak peek image on my Instagram page of our location, Laura (of Laura J Artistry) commented, offering her services for the shoot! I had gotten in touch with her several months back and was so excited for the opportunity to finally work with her. The bride’s hair and makeup was absolutely gorgeous – perfect for a romantic spring garden wedding.
Another fellow Rising Tider, Leanna Brown (of Cake Me With You) supplied this absolutely stunning two-tier gold brushed cake! She matched the vision so beautifully I could not have been more excited to photograph this piece of edible art. Pass the fork please!
For even more stunning photos, check out my gallery and Stephanie‘s. I’d say us Lady Bosses really rocked this shoot! Cannot wait to work with each of them again in the future. Special thanks to Stephanie for helping set-up, tear-down and coordinate our beautiful models!