I (along with some of Atlanta’s best wedding vendors) traveled to Sea Island to style and produce three different shoots for the workshop. Each day was different – new colors, new props, new dresses, new locations. These images were from Day 3 of the workshop – The Gilded Wedding. Ginny Branch did a phenomenal job of creating the most inspiring mood boards for each of the vendors to pull inspiration from. She orchestrated and styled each of the different shoots – it’s like pure magic watching her work. I’m so flattered to have been a part of this dream team.
On the final day of shooting, all of the workshop attendees were surprised to find out the 24-foot farm table spread was created especially for them – complete with red velvet cake and champagne for a Southern send-off!
For more lovely images and to check out some beautiful shots captured by some workshop attendees, visit Martha Stewart Weddings The Bride’s Guide.
Photography: Elizabeth Messina // Prop and Fashion Styling: Ginny Branch // Floral Designs: Amy Osaba // Vintage Rentals and Set Design: Krista Janos // Printed Collateral: Wiley Valentine // Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley & Claudia Mejerle // Calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls // Custom Spoons: Monkeys Always Look // Champagne: Cupcake Vineyards
And if you’re coveting the fashions, here’s the scoop, on who wore what in the last image above, clockwise from the upper left: Ivy & Aster dress and bolero, Claire Pettibone floral clip; Jessica Fontaine dress,Chelsea Rose Bridal bolero, Construct Jewelry necklace; Billy Reid suit, shirt, and bowtie; Sarah Seven dress; Myra Callan dress, Claire Pettibone headpiece; Claire Pettibone gown, robe, and cap; Carol Hannah Whitfield dress, Twigs & Honey hairpiece.
“Where do you find your stuff?” has got to be the #1 question people ask me. While I’m constantly on the lookout for cool pieces to add to the inventory, there are a few special places that I keep coming back to year after year. On this exclusive 3-day CAMP retreat, I’ll take you into mountains of Tennessee on a weekend pickin’ adventure! We’ll “camp” together at the lakehouse, shop ’til we drop along the 127 Corridor (World’s Longest Yardsale) and have a few class sessions where I’ll spill my pickin’ tips and secrets! We’ll hunt for heirlooms, trinkets and treasures and hang out together in true CAMP fashion.
We’ve rented an amazing lakehouse where we’ll sit on the dock or relax on the porch and swap tall pickin’ tales. Each day, we’ll hop in a 12-passenger van together and hit up all the good spots and plunder through lots of cool stuff.
Lakehouse lodging (2 nights)
Thursday Welcome Cookout
Breakfast each morning
Two days of pickin’ alongside Blue Eyed Yonder
Fun class sessions
Transportation during the retreat
Plus! BEY will haul any large items back to Atlanta for you!
This retreat is only open to 8 lucky campers so hurry and reserve your spot today!
Photo by Ali Harper
Enjoying wedding leftovers and my growing collection of flower frogs.
Tea + honey before bed.
First watermelon of the season and it was a winner!
My girl helping me in the yard – she’s a keeper.
I know summer hasn’t officially started, but it feels like full on summer here in the South. It’s getting hot and muggy, my spring pansies are starting to wilt and we just bought our first watermelon of the season. While most people love the summer, I have to admit it comes in last place for me. Sure, there are lots of things I like about summer, but for the most part I spend my time trying to find ways to stay cool. This gal’s a sweater and I tend to get a little cranky in the heat, not a pretty sight. What about you? Are you a summer lover?
So excited to finally launch our CAMP master classes and workshops! So many awesome classes available… so little time. Check out CAMP’s new website for the schedule of classes. We’ll be adding more classes this Summer and into the Fall as well.
P.S. I have one bad mamma jamma class that will be announced on Monday. YOU. WILL. NOT. WANNA. MISS. IT. Only open to 8 campers, so you’ll have to act fast.
“Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.” – Samuel Johnson
So, you’ve been seeing all the teasers for the awesome CAMP schedule – lots of classes, workshops and retreats – I promise, it’s totally worth the wait!
We’ll be announcing our schedule and launching the CAMP website this week! Like CAMP’s Facebook page to get updates.
Photo by the talented Ali Harper