Glamping is kind of the best thing. It’s a mashup of cozy and fancy all in one and it doesn’t really get any better than that. This slice of goodness from Carrie King and Yonder Floral And Decor House is taking glamper status to a whole new level m’dears. With utterly beautiful bites from Chef Crystal Melanson of Zen Eats in every corner, wild blooms galore and a flowing Gemy Maalouf number from Anna Be, you’ll be feeling all kinds of happy after perusing this gallery.
From Yonder Floral and Decor House… The inspiration behind the shoot began with the discovery of 6 yellow taper candles in varying shades that jumped out at a local antique store. I wanted to create a look that was neutral and fresh with elements of jewel tones and citrus accents. The mix of the light woods and soft greys paired beautifully with subtle pops of yellow with lavender accents. The glamping trailer was a neutral backdrop for our couple’s reception offering beautiful lines and wood details, so we wanted to soften the look with lush blooms and pastel colors. The bride Crystal is a beautiful and talented Paleo chef and nutrition coach who prepared a feast of healthy and beautiful dishes or the dinner. This shoot proved to be a lovely combination of natural woods and tones paired with lush greens and pastel blooms with varying options of textured and silk tops with the beautiful Gemmy Malouf skirt from AnnaBe Bridal Shop.
Menu by Chef Crystal Melanson
Lemon Tart: Creamy lemon tart with fresh meyer lemons, a coconut and date crust and garnished with lavender and blackberries
Blood Orange Cupcakes: Vanilla, orange and coconut cupcakes topped with vanilla frosting and blood orange segments
Grilled Chicken Skewers: marinated and grilled, local and organic chicken with fresh papaya, cucumber, and blackberries
Butternut Squash and Cashew Cheese Ravioli: Butternut squash filled with creamy raw cashew cheese and served with fresh pesto vinaigrette
Beet and Mint Salad: Roasted red and golden beets with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and fresh mint
Roasted Carrots and Crispy Ham: Roasted rainbow carrots drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and served with crispy organic ham
Zucchini and Summer Squash Pasta: Raw Zucchini, yellow summer squash and carrot pasta marinated in a tangy vinaigrette and garnished with hemp seeds
By eating meals made from real, fresh ingredients, such as organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, nuts, seeds, oils, and fruits, you not only support your health but the environment around you as well. Eating Paleo replaces a diet of toxins, GMOs, and low nutrient foods, with wholesome, nutrient-dense real ingredients. Keeping your body healthy and energized with such a diet helps reduce your risk of disease and obesity. Not only does eating locally and organic support your community and local farmers, but it provides your family with a diet of sustainable foods while reducing negative environmental impacts and producing less waste.
Zen Eats is a Fort Collins,CO chef services company, owned and operated by Chef Crystal Melanson, that creates beautiful and nutritious Paleo meals made from scratch for her clients. All dishes are made from fresh and organic ingredients, sourced locally when possible.
Photography: Carrie King Photographer | Floral Design: Yonder Floral And Decor House | Food: Zen Eats - Chef Crystal Melanson | Makeup: Pretty Bride Shop | Hair: Chloe Paige Beauty | Wedding Venue: Blanc Denver | "Gabrielle" Scalloped Lace Bridal Jacket: Anna Maier | Bridal Boutique: Anna Be' | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Glamper Rental: Yonder Floral And Decor House | Rentals: Yonder Floral And Decor House | Skirt Designer: Gemy Maalouf