I’ve been dreaming about the day I’d get to shoot this – a wedding designed and conceptualized and styled by yours truly. A wedding inspiration shoot that was only possible because of the collaborative efforts of some seriously amazing people. So many talented creatives and professionals came together to make this a success, and my bestie Nadia with A Fine Fete Events helped channel my scattered and ADD ideas (oh, look! something shiny!) into more than I could have possibly imagined. From a custom made wedding gown, to rare pink roses and succulents, to perfectly matched desserts and expertly designed paper goods, a host of Etsy artisans and a few local vendors joined forces and enabled me to create something that completely exceeded my expectations, and over the course of the evening, allowed me to capture so of my most favorite images. Ever.
This could not have been even remotely possible without the help of the following people – to whom I owe so incredibly much:
Event Planning: Nadia Glynn/A Fine Fete Events
Paperie/Graphic Design: Jeff Glynn Studios
Flowers: Jennifer Frisbie-Link
Gown & Veil: Glory by Jeannie Lee
Makeup: Brynn Andre
Handbag: Luc Ends
Favors: Wood & Grain
Bunting: Starlist Nest Gifts
Furnishings: Antique Door Vintage Rentals
Macarons: The Whimsical Spoon
Cake: Rachel Wille with Queen of Cakes
A huge shout out to my mom for lending me her vintage silver and china, to the Rice Creek Park Board for not kicking us out of your beautiful wildflower meadow, to my husby for being so crazy supportive all. of. the. time, to my bestie for being more than just my favorite wedding planner, and to everyone who’s ever had a dream and toiled and sweated and just. kept. pushing. until it came true.
And especially big thank you to Chelsea and Andrew – for living your love in front of my camera, and for being exactly who you are.
SO happy and proud of you for making this all realized. I know it took a lot of hard work … and I hope you enjoyed the ride and process. It’s all so pretty and I love the macaroons!
So amazing, Athena. If I ever take vows, you. are. hired.
Amazing once again. You inspire! Oh and, you KNOW #017 is my favorite. :) Love you!
really really pretty, athena! wonderful job putting it together + shooting it. love the light + those portraits in the trees. ahmazing! i need to frolic in that meadow ;)
Beautifully done. I knew you’d rock it and everything turned out stunning! The location is just gorgeous. I just love looking at your work. <3
I’m just smiling :) Your style, your elbow grease, and your vision all came together perfectly. Now that’s get this session PUBLISHED!
(and by “that’s” I mean “let’s” ;o)
Congrats on creating a beautiful event – you are so skilled and have been blessed with an amazing talent, Athena! Amazing.
Athena, this is sincerely amazing!!! It makes me want to fake my wedding all over again just to get amazing pics!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it!!! You are insanely talented!
GORGEOUS!!! And oh….the sewing machine ;) perfection. So excited to hear more about it!!
such a magical wedding, love every detail and love the photos, it looks so romantic!!! Love the sewing machine too, just perfect