Do you ever have dreams of being outside, on a lazy hazy Summer day, walking barefoot with your closest girlfriends, eating copious amounts of cake? Me neither. But what I do dream of is a gorgeous picnic that feels both thoughtful and yet wildly effortless. With fresh from the garden food and people that make me smile. Exactly like this shoot from Southern Couture Weddings & Catherine Guidry. A perfect picnic overflowing with grace and total Summer loveliness. Click for more.
The location for this shoot was in the midst of an overgrown, country home…with all the character of Louisiana’s local charm. We thought the natural, lush, and intimate setting felt reminiscent of a summer getaway spot.
Sophie of Joli Petale Accessories, Hannah Trahan of Southern Couture Weddings, and I envisioned a whimsical and romantic event that suited the location. Everything from Flowers by Rodney’s wild bouquets to his loosely styled centerpiece set the stage for the rest of the decor. Val Marie Paper created blush and ivory table numbers, invitations, and name cards to fit the event and Event Rental’s chic and somewhat formal tableware were a nice contrast to Indulge’s blueberry cheesecake and fruit tarts. Together, they created a high-end, yet low-maintenance feel.
Joli Petale Accessories were reconstructed of vintage pieces which included a belt, earrings, necklaces, and hair pieces and Sara Buteaux’s Hair/Makeup expertise was used to create soft, natural looks for the women.
Photography: Catherine Guidry Photography | Florals: Flowers by Rodney | Stationary: Val Marie Paper | Accessories + Concept: Joli Petale Accessories | Desserts: Indulge | Hair/Makeup: Sara Buteaux | Vintage Clothing: Sky Blue Clothing Studio