Meghan and Ethan's Bethlehem, PA wedding with local treats and beautiful scenery.Read More
We were honored to be a part of a beautiful editorial featured in Lehigh Valley Style Magazine and Weddings In Style in January 2015. Once again we were thrilled to work with Alison Conklin Photography as well as Allium Design, two of the Lehigh Valley's most uniquely talented wedding professionals. The shoot took place at Olde Homestead Golf Club, a relatively new wedding venue, with incredible views and multiple sites to choose from.
First, let me draw your attention to the absolutely decadent floral garland draped across the dining table. It was literally jaw dropping in person too. Sarah, from Allium envisioned a super cute take on place cards. She wrote the guest names directly on the chalkboard-topped table. Take your time on these photos, they are down....right....rich.
The yummies were prepared by 14 Acre Farm.
This creative, chalkboard inspired cake was created by Cozze Cakes, complete with fondant pleats and gold accents.
Sarah Petyrk of Allium Design provided styling and florals for this shoot. She dressed up our industrial metal shelves as a back-bar, next to our barrister bookcase. Hamilton Kitchen created a custom cocktail for the shoot, a bourbon-based boulevardier.
Below you'll see a cameo by our very own Abby, AKA the Finch. Doesn't she look lovely? J. Morgan Salon provided hair and make-up. Check out the brides' hair in the second to last shot, that's my personal favorite.
The colorful invitations were created by Aqua Juel Design.
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Early last fall we helped out with an equestrian styled shoot at Willow Brook Farm. This gorgeous, family owned and operated venue in Northampton, PA is extra special in that they have horses on site. There are lots of pretty horses around to make all your princess dreams come true. Their tent can seat up to 300 guests and their grounds offer plenty of space for enjoying the scenery.
Abby and I opted to style the scenes with an English country theme, incorporating vintage equestrian accessories. We painted little gold ponies to dance around on the tea table. Sugar Babe Cupcakes provided the delightful cupcakes in wedgewood blue to coordinate with our little, wedgewood cake stand. Josh Early Candies, a local chocolatier provided the bon bons. Nicole Fuller, the facilities coordinator and part-owner of the farm, offered her grandfather's painting to sit astride the goodies.
The sprawling landscape is complete with several barns, a pond, a lime kiln, and did we mention...horses?
Doesn't our Napolean sofa look divine with that bouquet?
Behind the scenes of a beautiful backyard anniversary party to celebrate my Sister and her Hubby! 25 years of wedded bliss.Read More
Behind the scenes details of our first open house.Read More
Last Summer we had the privilege of working with Julie and Simon on their beautiful wedding at the Bally Spring Inn. Julie requested farmhouse tables, special chairs for she and Simon, an easel and a large gold frame. She had a great eye for design and knew exactly what she was looking for. Birds Of A Feather Photography captured every detail. This beautiful wedding was featured on Rustic Wedding Chic. Head over there to see all the beautiful images. Congratulations Julie and Simon!!!
Quirky styled shoot at Elmwood Park in Norristown, PA.Read More
On July 28th we did two styled shoots in one day (never again folks, never again). Luckily for us, both shoots turned out fantastic! We're featuring the one that took place at the Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem, PA below.
Once again, as seems to be our lot, we were peppered with rain throughout the day. We also had a major wardrobe mishap as the dresses we had ordered literally got lost in the mail. Then our "Bride" for the day had a family emergency, but we had a stellar team to work with and we weren't ready to throw in the towel yet. So, we chose to press on and I'm sure you'll agree, we made the right call.
Burnside Plantation provides several wonderful backdrops for photos. It's full of rustic, historic, and natural beauty. Burlap, lace and wildflowers work beautifully in this space, but Sarah Kudlak from Juniper and Dash envisioned a unique, bold, mod take on the traditional barn wedding. It's a refreshing look and proves that this venue can work with any style. Sarah K. created a palate of tomato red, bright peach and cobalt blue. She rigged up this super simple, sweet ceremony backdrop in the orchard.
Alexandra Gergar of Alexandra Whitney Photography was our fearless leader. She's a very thorough photographer with an eye for angles and details and she captured some gorgeous shots.
The bridesmaid, Rebekah Defreest, wore a simple, blue dress. We were going for a 1960's style, but with a modern, eclectic flair.
Kelly Quinlan of Face the Occasion provided make-up for the ladies. Kelly added just the right amount of eyeliner and a retro pout to create a subtlely vintage face.
Sarah Petryk from Allium Design wowed us as always with her incredible florals. Zinnias, dahlias, and even dill, burst forth in vibrant shades.
We featured several of our favorite pieces from the 60's. Our card catalog, stuffed with flowers made a fantastic escort card table. Our Alice trunk made an appearance in the lounge set up in the corn crib (a popular location for cocktails).
Amy from Cozze Cakes graciously provided a cake to sit atop our Jacobean Buffet.
Sarah Zero of Jackalope Heart, created beautiful table numbers, menus and stationary to coordinate with the theme.
A big thank you to all the talented folks that gave their time and energy to this shoot. It was a fun one!
Up in the orchard we had the misfortune of stepping on a rabbits nest! Baby bunnies scattered everywhere and we all scrambled to get them back in the nest. I used to volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation clinic and I proudly claim to be an animal nerd. So here's a little behind the scenes photo of our bunny adventure.
And here's a tip: if the bunny's eyes aren't open, it still needs its Momma. A bunny can be handled without being rejected by its Momma, so don't hesitate to pick it up and put it where it belongs. May bunnies never spring out at you on a photo shoot!
In May, we provided a few pieces for a styled shoot at the gorgeous Woolverton Inn in Stockton New Jersey. Our Eleanor Couch, Caroline Side Table, Penelope Arm Chair, European Farmhouse Table and an assortment of chairs all took the trip. The Inn was literally magical. The place was covered in intoxicating lilac bushes and jaunty sheep. The day was drizzly and overcast, changing hourly as the clouds rolled on. It felt like a day spent at an English countryside inn.
Melissa from M2 Photography applied her boundless energy and incredible talent to the 8 hour shoot.
Lauren and Liz from Belovely created amazing florals including a Belovely favorite flower, the exotic king protea. They are also responsible for all the styling and the delightful floral crowns. Check out their website for classes teaching the fine and fun art of floral crowns. They are located just outside of Philadelphia, PA.
They set the table with dishes from Anthropologie and a delectable assortment of grapefruit and blackberries.
The ladies also created a one of a kind backdrop for photos, with hand-painted flowers.
This shoot was designed to promote a gorgeously practical collection of bridesmaid's dresses created by Durga-Kali. Believe it or not all of the dresses in these photos are reversible! One side comes in a dizzying array of colors and styles, the other side shines in black satin. They wear effortlessly and you get two dresses for the price of one. What an ingenious idea by Durga Sundaram-McCurdy, the founder and creator of these lovely dresses.
Gina Kay Osborne, owner of True Beauty Marks worked her magic with hair and make-up. Every model was given a unique look and all 6 of the ladies looked remarkably fresh hours later as the sun set and the photo shoot came to a close.
A note about the models. They were absolutely fearless. Notice that they are barefoot the entire shoot. Abby and I kept trying to protect them by pointing out poison ivy and wild rose bushes creeping along the ground. But, they paid no heed and yet no one left bleeding or itching to my knowledge. Hats off to you ladies!
Until next time my lovelies!