Summer brides of 2015, take note: this shoot crafted by Unearthed Vintage is bound to become your new best friend. It’s a gorgeous combination of color, whimsy and warm-weather romance, and to say we’re obsessed is kind of an understatement. The florals by Julia Rohde Designs play off the citrus-driven details and that soft, film photography by Michelle March? Utter perfection. More goodies here!
From Katie at Unearthed Vintage…My inspiration for this shoot came from two areas in my life, my wonderful childhood and teenage years and who I am now as an adult. I grew up in upstate New York working on a local family farm. I spent 7 years waking up early, picking corn, and helping work at the market gaining lots of knowledge of local fruits, veggies, and flowers. During our summers we’d make homemade strawberry jam and strawberry rhubarb pies. After moving to Miami I thought for sure the “farmer” in me would be lost in the hustle and bustle of city life and South Beach. When I discovered Estancia Culinaria I once again felt like I was at home. A hidden gem in South Florida, it is our version of the south, and a truly inspiring location that feels magical the second you step into the gates.
South Florida is full of citrus fruits, bright colors, and sunny days. When pulling together ideas and inspirations I couldn’t help but want to pull in pieces of my past giving them a fresh twist with my South Florida life. What a better way than team up with a group of wonderful vendors to show everyone what the South in South Florida really means. We wanted to be sure to include the bright citrus fruits that can be found all over the state and Julia and Desi did so perfectly in their floral designs and desserts. The citrus also paired perfectly with the craft cocktail bars and also local craft beers that were the perfect parting gift for all of the guests.
From Julia at Julia Rohde Designs…South Florida brings a lot of natural beauty in the foliage and fruits that are naturally grown here. We wanted to create bright, lush florals that tied in locally sourced Florida grown products to replicate a realistic southern wedding floral design concept that brides can have for their wedding day. Some of the locally sourced foliage and fruits were blush and white bi-color bougainvillea, fresh mint herb, delicate vines and kumquats, all organically grown by South Florida nurseries and florals such as honeysuckle and orange blossom sourced from local wholesalers. The pops of of coral, pale peach, orange and yellow toned florals were used to tie in with the various citrus fruits such as grapefruit, kumquats and oranges that are so abundantly produced in Florida and such an inspiration to this Florida Groves shoot.
Photography: Michelle March | Styling: Unearthed Vintage | Floral Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Wedding Dress: Tara LaTour | Wedding Dress: Chernaya Bridal House | Cake: Gigi-Mamma Cakes | Invitations: Juliet Grace Design | Ceremony Venue: Estancia Culinaria | Reception Venue: Estancia Culinaria | Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie | Catering: Estancia Culinaria | Hair And Makeup: Christina Vidal | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage