Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my work for a magical inspiration shoot for Nonpareil magazine – a beautiful online publication that focuses on stylish, DIY projects and inspiration for weddings. Kathleen of Twig and Thistle created a mood board used as inspiration and picked Rachel of Finch and Thistle Events to select designers, photographers and stylists to bring the whole wedding theme to life. The “From Farm to Table” concept began with french country inspired details paired with pops of natural green and coral tones along with rustic wood and burlap surfaces. And the final results were unbelievably beautiful.
I was able to pull together a lovely decor pieces for this shoot. I created personalized napkin wrappers that also served as table cards, thank you labels for the wedding gifts and “Mr. and Mrs.” table runner template (spray painted by Rachel.) I can’t thank Rachel enough for asking me to contribute and a big thanks to the team that made this a reality!
Below are some shots from the article. To see even more details and download the table runner template be sure to check out the seventh issue of Nonpareil.
The amazing crew that put it all together: The floral and event styling by Rachel Bowes of Fitch & Thistle Event Design / Photography by Angel and Evan Carlyle of Angela & Evan Photography / Stationery by Iwona Konarski of IwonaK.com / Fashion and wardrobe provided by Chrissy Wai-Ching of Wai-Ching Studio / Hair and make up by Teryl Hawk / The georgeous model was Kara Saidler.
Back in early September, I was six months pregnant and brainstorming stationery ideas for a photoshoot for Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom with my friend Rachel from Finch & Thistle Events. I thought I have at least 3 weeks to execute some amazing ideas. But, oh well, best laid plans… Things didn’t go as well as I had hoped for. Mid September plans changed radically, and after my routine morning ultrasound I was “wheeled” to the hospital from my doctors office and told that as of today I’m starting my maternity leave. Yes, I was put on the hospital bedrest at 28 weeks! Not fun at all… Of course, I had silly, unrealistic expectations and really hoped I can work up until the due date… carrying twins! Just writing this make me laugh.
To maintain my sanity, I’ve decided to keep working on fun projects and this one was definitely the one. Rachel visited me often at the hospital and in between Terbutaline shots (to calm my contractions) and multiple doctor visits throught a day, I was able to finish this amazing stationery by early October, just in time for the shoot.
The Winter/Spring 2010 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom is on the newsstands now (has been since December) and I’m really excited to finally share with you this project. Thank you Rachel Bowes for inviting me to be part of this amazing collaboration. You can view behind-the-scenes on Rachel’s blog.