Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thank You Style Me Pretty, KT MERRY, and Sara Jean Events~ Sonoma Lavender Farm



Hello!
I hope you are all enjoying your week!
I have a lot of beautiful images to share with you today, all the images you will see in this post were shot by KT Merry!
I was fortunate to be asked by KT Merry to help style a wedding editorial photo shoot this last June.
The shoot was held in June, and located on a lavender farm in Sonoma, CA.
I can't tell you how much fun I had working with KT Merry, the photographer, and Sara Roeder the event coordinator.
It was an opportunity of a lifetime for me.
We all worked together on the design aspect of the shoot.
I brought almost every french farmhouse antique  I had to the shoot.
Thank you KT Merry and Sara Roeder!
The shoot is also being featured on Style Me Pretty!
You can see the feature by clicking here....
Here are some beautiful images shot by KT Merry for you to enjoy!
Each image is a piece of art!
I love KT's photography, she is incredibly talented!


Custom made headpiece by Jannie Baltzer











Stationary hung from a beekeeper's rack from my shop.
This was one of the items KT had requested I bring to the shoot.
They knew exactly what they wanted to do with it.
I love the stationary designs!
Stationary by Kari Dyas


Is she not the cutest flower girl....
This is Sara's daugher and KT's niece.





The gray french farm table and antique bistro chairs came from my home.


We used a vintage french bar glass holder for the table center piece.


One of my favorite things about the table were the flower arrangements that were tied on the back of my bistro chairs.
These were designed by Blooms by Martha Andrews....





KT Merry had requested I bring antique french documents and lavender bottles.
I have used french documents before as place mats and that is how they wanted to use them for the shoot.





This beautiful menu is designed by Kari Dias


We used my french strawberry crate to house the drinks in....
This is how I discovered that frozen blueberries float...


I love how the gray striped grain sack runner looks with all the lavender bottles.





One of my favorite ways to wrap a gift or package for someone is to wrap it with white tissue paper and tie a couple strands of lavender onto the package with twine.
My sister in law, Nancy, suggested I do this for the shoot....
Sara Roeder taught me a new way to wrap silverware....
I love that the silverware ends are sticking out of the napkin, this is the perfect way to wrap your beautiful vintage silverware so that the beautiful tips are showing.














Antique French Documents~Dreamy Whites


I was in love with the stationary and invitations.







I love how the chandelier turned out.
We tied lavender bundles around a french pastry cooling rack and then hung
antique lavender bottles from the rack.


Here we used my french farm table and french antiques from the shop to create a cheese and bread table.



I love how Sara set up the cheese plate.
She used my french pastry cooling rack for the base and then used one of my french linen towels to set the ironstone plate on....
The cheese tags were designed by Kari Dias.





Sara made some lavender infused honey....
The honey is in a canning jar topped
with a linen cover and tag, both of which were made  by Kari Dias.


It was KT's idea to add my lavender filled french shot bags..... to the open drawer....
I love how the cheese and bread table turned out.


These lavender filled bags would make a unique wedding favor.....
















One of my favorite french canisters....
I have similar canisters in my shop.


You can read more about the inspiration behind the event by visiting KT's blog.

I can't tell you how nice KT is, and how easy she is to work with.
She even invited my five kids and husband to come to the shoot.
I brought my two girls and they enjoyed working with KT as well.
Not only is she very talented but has a very sweet personality, that any bride would love to work with....


If you are looking for an event planner/designer, and live in the northern California area, 
be sure and check out Sara Jean Events.
Sara Roeder is an event planner/designer and designs weddings in Northern Ca, Nevada, and Arizona.
Sara was great to work with and the entire event ran very smoothly.
I am hoping to work with these two talented girls again someday soon!


CREDITS:


Photographer: KT Merry 

Coordinator: Sara Roeder, Sara Jean Events sararoeder@me.com   Sarajeanevents.com 

Decor & Design: Maria Carr, Dreamy Whites 


Headpieces: Jannie Baltzer

Flower Girl:    J Crew Dress

Suits: 

Grey Suit:  JCrew
Black Suit: Zara

Invitations and Stationary: Kari Dyas kadyas@aol.com  Two Upon Ten

Floral Design: Martha Andrews bloomsbymartha@gmail.com

Plien Aire Artist: Wendy Brayton braytonart@yahoo.com Brayton Art

Hair & Makeup Artist: Christina Terng Yin http://www.wix.com/yinchristina/makeupandsimplehair

112 comments:

Tanja said...

Stunning pictures!!! I love them!!!
Hugs Tanja

Rachel Noelle said...

Stunning! I LOVE your gray french farm table~ You are all so talented! xo Rachel

little miss maison said...

ow my how beautiful i love these puctures xx

a happy little life said...

This is just beautiful! I can imagine the scent of it all was like a dream. I love the shot of the table where you can just make out the bee coming in for a landing on the lavender center piece.
Just stunning.

Something White said...

Very pretty pictures!

ART said...

You all compliment each other....such talent. Stunning & Beautiful!

Cindy Albert said...

WOW--a little slice of heaven caught on film. :)

Junk-it Junction... said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L...
I love the last gown, stunning!
Gorgeous pics of a gorgeous couple.

Cathy Louise said...

WOW....OH SO LOVELY :)

Cortney said...

Stunningly beautiful

Tinas vita bo said...

Amazing photos!! Love them!

Hugs Tina

SueBee said...

Wow! So pretty Maria...did you know there is a woman who has a Lavender field in Lakeside Mt? Up the mountain to Blacktail Ski resort!! I discovered her this summer and went for a visit.
It was so beautiful!
Great post!

Poet Whale said...

Gorgeous photographs!

Are the adults in the pictures models or a real bride and groom? They aren't listed in the credits.
Thank you

Ginger Zuck said...

WOW! I am speechless. I love lavender and I am "In Love" with this post. I don't know what else to say! Just Stunning.

Low Tide High Style said...

Maria, it looks like you all were a dream team, what a gorgeous shoot!! I know you all must have worked your tails off on this, but the results were well worth it! I love everything about it!

Kat :)

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

I am in LOVE with the gorgeousness of it all. You have such beautiful taste and charming pieces. Congrats on the feature, so exciting!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Magical photos! Love this shoot! Amazing.

Mary said...

Absolutely dreamy! You have such a gift and I love everything you do!
xoxo
Mary

KT Merry said...

Thank you so much Maria for being part of our shoot, you are incredibly talented!! I can't wait to work together again!!

xoxo

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness so very beautiful!!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations, Maria!! What gorgeous pictures set in a stunning location!! All of your French antiques look fabulous in the photos, and how wonderful for you that you got to be the decor designer... Everything looks just beautiful!!
xoxo,
Jo

Jeannine said...

Saw this the 16th on SMP. I check them out daily as we are planning my daughters wedding. Thank you for your French inspiration.

under spanish moss said...

Our hearts are beating fast now. Oh how beautiful!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Angela and Renee

summersundays-jw said...

Beautiful....

Cher' Shots said...

Everything about this says romance; from that elegant dress to the beautiful setting. Just gorgeous!
'hugs from afar'

dreams on 34th street said...

Maria. Simply beautiful.
~Lynne

Ashley said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Xoxoxo

BailiwickStudio said...

The photos are absolutely gorgeous! If I could get married again I'd do it in a field of lavender! ::Jill

primjillie said...

Absolutely lovely! It makes me want to get married! I didn't realize there was a lavender farm so close to me. I will definitely have to visit someday. You did a wonderful job and should be proud!

Jill Palumbo

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Maria- Those photos are so beautiful! I love all the lavender. It was all done perfectly. I had to look through them twice. Great way to start the day:)
Thanks for sharing!
Cheryl

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

So beautiful. I can just imagine the scent, and love the shots with all of the antiques!

DebZorn said...

Stunning!

TheCrankyCrow said...

A perfect combination of incredible talent brought to life something absolutely magical and timeless! Wow!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Michelle said...

Wow, just amazingly beautiful.

Michelle
www.newengland-style.com

Dreamy Whites said...

Hi Poet Whale,
The bride and groom are models, it was an inspirational wedding editorial photo shoot.
Thank you,
Maria

Anonymous said...

Maria, this is absolutely gorgeous! You take beautiful photographs. One thing though: I believe it's Carolina Herrera, not Carolina Herrara....
Love,
Sophia.

Dreamy Whites said...

Hi Sophia,

I actually didn't take any of the pictures in this post,
KT Merry shot all of these beautiful images.
You can see more of her work at KTMERRY.COM
Thank you!
Maria

LiebeToll said...

Simply beautiful.

Greetings from Germany,

Claudia

Morning T said...

Absolutely stunning Maria- I can spot your signature styling in a flash now. ;) Her photography is extraordinary and what precious subjects.
Hugs~
Tricia

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Romantic • Beautiful • Inspiring!

Thank you, Maria.

Will look up Sally Jean Events... must be in my own backyard. The photo of the lavender bunches in the cart is my favorite but I love them all.

Hillbilly Mama said...

The menu shot and idea is GORGEOUS! well done team!

andrea said...

So 1920's!!! Love her hairpiece.!! Andrea@ townandprairie

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Really beautiful photos! I really love how all of your antiques came out in this photo shoot... So much talent!!!

Best,
Jess

Simply Me said...

So Beautiful !!! I love them photos, how romantic .....LOVE LOVE IT!!

janet said...

All of the photos are stunning..I love them all..
Janet

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

deliteful journey ~
thank you ...

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Maria~

This is exactly what I was referring to (with the wedding I told you about). You completely "get it". :)
LOVED this shoot...and wish you were on the east coast for this reason...
Absolutely stunning job! Congratulations!

Lisa
Bilancia Designs

Dear Lillie said...

WOW!!!!! Absolutely breathtaking, Maria!

Corrina said...

How exquisite! Now I want to get married again and that fluffy dress and all that lavender wow! Sooo beautiful xx Corrina

deborah said...

amazing set up and photography!
xo deborah

Burlap Luxe said...

Amazing wedding, It so inspires me

Sheri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the table and chairs. Amazing pics. : )

les filles de la colline said...

je craque devant ces sublimes photos, tout y est si tendre, parfumé, c'est du rêve ...
merci pour ce si beau reportage.
Belle journée

Kim said...

Absolutely stunning! I think I'm speechless...

Nancy said...

Maria,

I am just in awe and Speechless!!

Nancy

Kate at Dream To Life said...

Simply stunning! I'm obsessed with lavender..and to have it in such abundance! It's beautiful

Garrett said...

so charming...

Passionate for White said...

Such beauty captured in pictures!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

You weren't kidding when you said you had beautiful images to share! That first shot of the little girl in the lavender field is AMAZING!

When my husband and I renew our wedding vows, Can you stage it?! Oh, no worries that we're in the east coast. We can make it convenient for you and do it in your farm! Just being helpful. LOL.

Deborah said...

Each photo is stunning!
What a beautiful post!!

Deborah xo

Gina said...

Everything was just so perfect, Maria - just gorgeous! You have become quite the professional - but I am not surprised, you are just as talented as the ladies you worked with!

Gwendolyn said...

Gorgeous photograhpy! Each picture is a visionary treat!
Blessings~

Vintage Home said...

Breathtaking...each image more stunning than the next...Thank you for sharing!

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

That was so so gorgeous! Everything about it was dreamy and done to perfection. Well done!

j'adore said...

una Favola!!!!!!!!sono meravigliosi!!!!!!!!un sogno!!!!!!

grazie per queste stupende Foto.))))
bacione
Tanja

Heather @ Post Road said...

Stunning Maria! That had to have been a pinch me I'm dreaming event!! How fun to work with such wildly talented ladies!

xo. Heather

Stacy Curran said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! The work you did, and the photographs, are stunning. What a dream wedding. Congrats on a job well done!
Stacy

Lara said...

Hi Maria,

Wow! Talk about amazing dreamy photo overload - I am stunned with the beauty of these photos! KT is a amazing photographer... I just love the feel of the whole lavender French farmhouse atmosphere here! I am so happy for you for this wonderful opportunity - your contribution, incredible talent & style added that magic touch to this shoot. Love everything you have done here, Maria! So beautiful! And I love all the beautiful new photos you have added to your shop - I am bummed I missed out on the French plates! I hope you are enjoying & having a great last weeks of summer.
Lara

Revi said...

This is such a lovely, uniquely creative wedding! I love everything about it. You are gifted! I'm a new follower who is looking forward to seeing your next post.
-Revi from revisionarylife.blogspot.com

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

This is the most beautiful blog I have ever seen!

Looking Glass said...

Maria, this is one of the most stunning shoots I've seen in a long time! I love that it's set in a lavender field! So unbelievably beautiful. The simplicity of the lavender in the styling is perfect. I'm in love!

~ Clare x

MaterialGirlGreen said...

All of the pictures are gorgeous! I'm a new follower through GFC. Please visit and follow me at http://materialgirlgreen.blogspot.com

Bohemian said...

Absolutely enchanting Setting and fabulous Photography of it all! I can only imagine how fragrant the location was! *swooning* A scene to delight all of the senses I'm sure!!!!!!!!!!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Sharyn said...

Beautiful photos! I came over by way of Post Road Vintage

Kristin said...

Hi Maria! Oooooh, this is so beautiful!!! You did a great job and how exciting that must have been! Thanks for showing me this talented photographer. I'm off to study the homepage :) Happy Wednesday!!!

Love, Kristin

The Henrys said...

You have a beautiful blog!
Stopping over from Post Road Vintage...

LuAnn said...

Heather sent me her and I love these pictures. Thanks for sharing. LuAnn

Carla said...

Wow, what beautiful photos and I love your blog.....Heather sent me and I plan on staying awhile!
Carla

Jossie said...

Swoooooon. How divine is every single photo and the styling - to die for. Has inspired me to go out an collect in bunches of lavender. The house smells and looks amazing! You have made my day!

Mumbai Florist said...

So luck to come across your excellent blog. Your blog brings me a great deal of fun.. Good luck with the site.

Flights From Lagos To London said...

Well it is my good luck in real, as I was searching something else on internet and I am here to your blog by chance and I must say it is a good site buddy.

sagolika sinnen said...

Hi! Im total recovering of my stressed world, I just love the light in the picture. Its magical. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Pristine Cristine said...

Breathtaking and so inspiring! It makes me want to do my wedding all over again in a lavender field.

Thank you for taking me there today.

Cristine

Katie L said...

Beautiful blog, and pictures and post:). I was sent by Heather at Post Road Vintage. I sure enjoyed it:)

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! I stumbled across your blog via Post Road Vintage and am so glad I did!!

bellefleur said...

gorgeous pictures! I stopped in here then went to Post Road Vintage, who told us all to come back here and leave you a comment!

Cassy said...

Beautifully captured photos.
Love them all.
Perfect wedding photo ideas.


Cassy from Download Guitar Lessons

Fiffiga Systrar said...

Such a beautiful photo session!! We LOVE lavender! The way it looks, the way it smells, the way you can use it in a million different ways! Great!

Beautiful beautiful awsome photos and decorations!

Love Elin & Emelie

A Bit of Bliss said...

Can I get married again- this is stunning - I love lavender and this post really was dreamy and romantic. Thank you for adding so much beauty to blog land. I would love to have a blog as beautiful as your's one day!ALso all your french decor. I hope our next home will be decorated differently than our home now, all in french farmhouse and vintage fabrics etc.

Lilla Majken said...

Oh my, such beautiful pictures!

debpaint16 said...

Your Pictures & arrangements & details are simply breathtaking!!! I came over from Post Road Vintage to bring some Love!! I will be back!!

Becky H said...

I was sent here from a link from Heather @ Post Road Vintage and I just love your style!! Beautiful!

Simply Life By Design said...

Simply breathtaking! Makes me want to live amid lavender fields. Someday....

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Wow! Beautiful Pictures!!!! Very romantic. Love the lavender. Love all the decorations!

I was sent here from Heather @ Post Road Vintage!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

D Wagner said...

Hi Maria, I just found your blog today and I am IN LOVE!!! I wish I had hours on end to spend just lurking your blog because, quite frankly, I feel like I have gone to heaven. Thanks for sharing all of your amazing work and aesthetic. It's very beautiful! I'm actually commenting because I found Post Road Vintage's blog through you but she's having a give away of your stuff. I figured I might as well try. Anyway, thanks again for all the wonderful sharing, you have a beautiful home and some fantastic ideas inspiring me to do things I can't wait to try!!!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Oh Maria... this is so unbelievably beautiful!! You ladies are incredibly talented. I love all the lavender with your pretty antique pieces. The photos are amazing!

www.StarHughes.com said...

Wow!!!!!!!! I got goosebumps looking at these pictures. Absolutely BREATHTAKING! Gorgeous. And so inspiring.

Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!! Sooooooooo pretty!!!

xo

www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Absolutely perfect in every way!

Jenna

Claudia said...

Maravilloso es un encanto este matrimonio, brave!!!!

Geisslein said...

simply beautiful, and aaah - this cuuute little girl, she is such a Beauty! greetings from germany, geisslein

LizlovesVintage said...

All I can say is WOW!!!
Simply Beautiful!!
xxx Liz

Kimberly Reed said...

I just love lavender, and your blog is always fabulous.

Lana said...

Each and every photo is gorgeous, Maria! You did a wonderful job with styling the photo shoot! :)

Slim Paley said...

Gorgeous! I want to lay down in a field of lavender, paint lavender, eat lavender cheese, renew my vows and be a wedding planner when I grow up.
thanks for the tranquil dose of beauty.

Cottage In The Sun said...

Yours is truly one of my very favorite blogs - thanks for sharing all of the gorgeous photos!!

Karen said...

I just love lavender. The styling and photos here are absolutely lovely!

Annabella said...

non ho mai visto, letto, adorato nulla di così bello, finemente ricercato e molto romantico.
il copricapo della sposa è stupendamente divino!!

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Elyse said...

holy BLEEP!

one of the most beautiful set of images ever -- really breathtaking and i can just hear the excitement and gratitude in your words.

love what you do, do what you love! living the dream, maria!

xo
elyse

way said...

Hi,
I'm from Norther Europe and what is amaizing on your photos for me: that I can see the californian sun on it
so, so beauty Thank You

Mike said...

I love the picture of Sara's daughter and the dog. She probably was a great flower girl.