Oh wow. I am loving all the adorable details in this gorgeous shoot at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars by Kayleen Huffman Photography. Sign me up for a winery wedding anytime, but what I love about this shoot is the modern approach to traditional winery elements. The stationery by PAPERMADE INVITES is just to die for. Here is what Kayleen had to say about the inspiration for the shoot:
“When I decided to put this idea for a stylized shoot into action I asked my friend, Sariah (who also accompanies me to weddings as my assistant photographer), if she would be interested in modeling. Fortunately, she was on board and I was also lucky enough to catch her boyfriend here, visiting from Europe. I had the perfect couple, but wasn’t quite sure where to take them. I was reluctant to contact Arbor Crest because I thought for sure they wouldn’t allow a crazy photographer on the grounds to shoot a fake bride and groom! I contacted various venues, and much to my surprise, the event’s coordinator at Arbor Crest wrote back almost instantly. She said “yes, we were more than welcome to come out!” I later found out that this would be the first stylized shoot Arbor Crest had ever had on the grounds!
So here I was, a wedding photographer gearing up to do my first stylized shoot… Where to start? Well, I went straight to my computer and starting “pinning” inspiration. I made a list of people I wanted to work with and began to email them. This was after deciding I couldn’t make/do everything myself! :) The theme for my shoot was, “soft and romantic.” Once I snagged, Cakes by Stefanie and Angela at Floral Design, I told them just that. I said, “I want the pieces to be soft and romantic.” They, almost as if reading my mind, produced exactly what I wanted! They had seen my Pinterest board, but in the end I was still impressed with their skill and willingness to help!
The same went for my next bunch of vendors. Lindsey at Papermade Invites is awesome. She busted out some amazing stationary, place cards, table numbers AND drove out to meet me to help set up. Shasta Hankins did our makeup and I had never seen Sariah look so gorgeous! Her (already beautiful features) really came to life and I was thrilled. (I could tell she was feeling pretty stunning as well!) Storybook Bridal allowed us to pick out a gown and I’m thankful they didn’t kick us out as we rummaged through their selection. Misty and her girls are wonderful!
I hope the photographs not only inspire readers, but really show off the skills of the vendors involved. I had a great time photographing the couple and the details. Thank you to all that participated.”
Photography: Kayleen Huffman Photography
Makeup by Shasta Hankins,
Invites and Place Settings: PAPERMADE INVITES
Flowers: Floral Design
Cake: Cakes by Stefanie
Gown Provided by: Storybook Bridal
Venue: Arbor Crest Wine Cellars