The main criteria for this couple’s sweet outdoor e-sesh? Including all their furry friends (horses, cat, goats – you name it!) plus darling little niece. It’s an engagement shoot gone country-style glam with locally grown blooms crafted in the hands of A Garden Party. More from the lens of Rachel Pearlman right here!
From Rachel Pearlman Photography…These country lovebirds had one requirement for their engagement session – to include their “family” – a barn cat, a pony, a show horse named Larry, and a few friendly goats…oh and their adorable niece, Morgan. Sara, training to become an Olympic horseback rider, has grown up surrounded by farm animals. Her fiancé, Jason, is a farmer. Naturally, the groundwork was laid for a rustic and natural shoot featuring floral styling by A Garden Party and Jason’s vintage, green pickup. Yes, he does drive it around town. A standout touch for this session was the stunning floral jewelry created by A Garden Party.
From A Garden Party…One of the most popular wedding trends for the past few seasons has been the “natural, rustic” vibe, full of wildflowers and vintage touches. There is something special about incorporating glimpses of the past into decor, but sometimes it’s hard to find what is truly authentic.
Huge locally grown pink and burgundy dahlias, garden roses and gomphrena were woven into a garland of seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus to sit on the back of the couple’s green Chevy.
Wanting to accentuate her love of horses, Sara had tons of the locally grown gomphrena threaded together to form a lead rope for her childhood pony, Sunshine. She held a bouquet of dahlias, gladiolus, and garden roses to match Sunshine’s halter flowers, and the horse blanket was made of tree ivy overlapping to form the backdrop for even more of the pink gomphrena spelling out “love.” The horse blanket and horse wreath is also showcased on Polaris “Larry”, Sara’s show horse.
The real show stealer is Morgan, whose floral crown was the perfect accessory for her sweet demeanor. Sharing the same elements as Sunshine’s adornments, her halo had tree ivy and pink and purple gomphrena to coordinate with her bubblegum cowboy boots.
Lastly, we decided to create unique, live floral jewelry for Sara, the bride to be who prefers blooms over baubles; the garden inspired necklaces, bracelets & ring are plantable post party!