Have some grapes.
We’ve wrapped up the shoot, brought our photo packages to vendors, and taken really long naps.
We loved working with our pastry chef so much. When we delivered her package, she sent us away with MORE sweets. We don’t understand how this petite little woman who makes the tastiest confections is not 800 pounds. She’s that good. =)
We’ve ordered new cards and started scouting for more models. The vendor list is growing again and the ideas are all winners.
Oh yes. It’s time to start the process all over again.
You see, our shoots aren’t just about weddings, pretty stuff, or portfolios. They’re about connecting members in our community to the arts, to enrich little corners of Redding with splashes of color. Our next event will be planned in part with one of the salon stylists we worked with on this last shoot, and we can’t wait to get started. The prospective model list doesn’t stop growing, I just hope I find more dress designers for all these fabulous ideas!
Because, let’s face it, Barbara Stone set the bar pretty high with this dress and how laid back she was with helping us bring our vision to life. Not to mention this dress looked like it fit our Molly like a glove, with a couple of well placed clamps. =)
We are certainly, as I have mentioned on the blog before, searching for more photographers to get involved as well. The most exciting thing to see as an organizer is a well photographed event. More photos? AWESOME! Not to mention all our vendors love it, too. If you’re interested, you know where to find me. ^^
Have a grape monday!
I mean… *great*.
And the photos just keep comin’!
Let’s face it: we’ve got a killer model here. Molly just smolders, and while it was VERY hot that day, we think it’s probably because of her. Being a statuesque gal, she really showed off the elegant simplicity of her dress, from Barbara Stone of Barbara Stone Designs.
Emily styled our vendor table, and we can’t think of a more fitting or pretty way to show off all the items from the creatives who worked with us than in the gorgeous rows of vines there at Brunsini Vineyards.
The tent we constructed out of reclaimed boards gave our shoot just the old world feeling we were looking for, and we were thrilled when we were able to use the wine barrels for our table.
We used the tabletop Emily and I constructed for a couple other shots as well. =) A couple bunches of grapes from the vines went so perfectly with Tammy from Anderson Florist’s beautiful centerpiece and bouquet! Tammy did a gorgeous number on that bouquet wrap, using a swatch from the damask we brought, which you can also see on the chairs and tablecloth. Those chairs Emily and I refinished ourselves, and they were totally worth it!
And check our our handsome groom!
Andrew had just that country boy look we wanted. His quiet presence but adorable smile certainly worked in a little bit of extra chemistry into this little love story.
Well that’s enough for now. We’re very excited to show everyone more as everything gets a finishing touch and all wrapped up.
Happy Wednesday! It’s my friday, so tomorrow I get to start on my NEXT project! Keep updated in your facebook feed by ‘liking’ my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AndreaBordenPhotography. Have a great day, everyone.
Here’s your sneak peek of today’s shoot at Burnsini Vineyards in Cottonwood, California!! It’s all you get, because 1) we are WIPED OUT, and 2), there’s so much more to do!!
We can’t say “thank you” enough to all the people who made this shoot possible, including:
Andrew Carney, our groom,
Annika Rinear, our fabulous jewelry designer,
Barbara Stone Designs,
Beaux Cheveux Salon,
Kris’s Sweet Cakes,
Uniquely Handmade, provider of our linens,
Nicole Gosney, our killer second shooter,
Molly Wilcox, our bride,
and all of our extra hands, Jordan, Steven, and Ben.
We assure you there will be more photos and awesomeness to come soon!
Bridal Shoot Eve
Today’s blog post will be short and sweet, because you will get an extra special post in the next coming days. In fact, I wasn’t even going to do my usual Wednesday post, but I am a creature of habit, and I don’t want to get out of the habit of Monday and Wednesday posts. So you’ll just get some extras this week instead.
“Why?” You may ask. If you are asking why, you’re either a first timer to this blog, or you are a friend of mine who lives under a rock. My bridal shoot is tomorrow! It’s the Bridal Shoot Eve! There’s still so much to do (or, that’s at least how I feel). Today we’re adding yet another last minute but much anticipated vendor, the jeweler. Crazy, right? Cottonwood California, get ready for a gorgeous vineyard wedding, because that’s what you’re getting.
In the meantime, to hold you over, and to keep this blog a true photoblog, here’s a kitty just for you. =)
The Hunt for Perfect Cheese
Emily and I have had a lot to do. Well, that’s an understatement, but all of the things we have to do just happen to be fun.
Yesterday we spent 3 hours searching for the perfect cheese. Yes, that’s how detail oriented we are. We know it doesn’t *have* to be real, but the thought of using imitation props is not one we enjoy. It’s a vineyard wedding, folks. We’re using real cheese. We can’t wait to pair our choices with Burnsini Vineyard vintages in Cottonwood, Ca.
The unfortunate thing is, it’s actually somewhat difficult to find the quintessential wheel of cheese. Actually, apparently in Redding, it cannot be done. We visited all the grocery markets in town, hunting for that specific round shape, and we have failed. On the way, however, we decided on some beautiful, delectable looking Brie and a cheese covered in coffee grounds. I, being a coffee addict, had to try it.
After tasty, tasty dairy, we set to work on our chairs, with Trader Joe’s fresh lavender wafting around. I usually don’t like lavender, but it smelled divine.
As you can see, our chairs are done!!! We are elated, can’t wait to put them in action. We got these done late in the evening, so it was pretty dark when we finally got them finished and snapped off a photo.
And here’s a sneak peek of the dress… I know everyone always wants to know what the dress is. =)
See? Told ya it was just a peek! I am very exited with this gorgeous creation from Barbara Stone, Redding’s very own dress designer.
Everything coming together,…. wow. I can’t wait for the 2nd!!
Whew… big post! Happy Monday, y’all!
So… looks good, right? Jealous? You should be involved in our next shoots! We’re lucky, we know. All of our vendors have been so generous with their time and services, but Emily and I were thrilled when our baker and pastry artist, Kris from Kris’s Sweet Cakes (http://www.facebook.com/KrisCakeNBake) brought us some goodies at our consult! It’s so pretty… and so tasty!
So now we’re on the hunt for the perfect food, cheese and wine pairings, so all you foodies out there will be properly satisfied with our final shots!
It’s a beautiful day, happy Monday!
I’m partnering with Burnsini Vineyards for my upcoming styled shoot! The story of this winery is awesome, I love what the founders did for their local community, kudos to them for really bringing out the potential in their area!
Emily and I visited with Tom Burnham today, we are so excited for what this season has to offer, and we’re always open to new vendors, creatives, and people who want to get involved!
In other news, I meant to visit another vendor today but my car died!! Driving on I-5 while my car was stalling in the right lane, oncoming big rigs… yeah, not safe. So my baby Jess the Jeep is in the shop, I will just have to do my planning from home!
Interested in being part the creative styled shoot team? Shoot me a message on http://www.facebook.com/AndreaBordenPhotography.