Today is my blog’s second birthday! That is, it’s the second anniversary of my first post on this blog. I wanted to share something pretty, and special today, and this wildflower inspired wedding shoot is just the thing!
I had the idea for the shoot while Ken and I were walking through North Pond this summer — I love the pond year round, but it’s hard not to love summertime best. The flowers totally take over, and the light seems to make everything shimmer — sometimes, I find myself thinking of what a perfect place it would be for a wedding, so I went ahead and put together a shoot to bring my ideas to life.
The talented Kpoene, from Mignonette Bridal, dressed our model, Meg, in her gorgeous “Andrea” gown, and adorned her in delicate, flowered accessories, and a goddess-like leave-motif crown — it was exactly the beautiful, understated style I was dreaming of.
It rained during the shoot, which cut short our tablescape shots, but added to the atmosphere, giving it a fresh and uncontrolled look – I think it really complemented the dewy makeup and weightless hairstyle that the amazing Kisha Lemons and Carrie Driscoll Mueller thoughtfully crafted for our gorgeous model, Meg Rudovich.
We just had fun with it, used umbrella’s when necessary, got a little rained on when we had to, and treated ourselves to some delicious cake and champagne at the end. It was a blast, and I loved every minute of it!
I hope you like it!
And, then it started to pour, and we all dashed for the umbrellas and waited for the worst to pass. Here is our talented hairstylist, Caryn Driscoll-Mueller, staying dry:
Dress and Jewelry:
Kpoene, of Mignonette Bridal
Hairstylist and Makeup Artist:
Rent Vintage Chicago
Cake and Desserts:
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum