Escape from your day to the secret garden. Imagine lovely lavender so vibrant that you can smell it, sweet lace draped elegantly over a rustic wooden table and various unique vessels carrying arrangements that you want to reach out and touch. Now, open your eyes and feast your heart on this incredible inspiration shoot by Jen Rios Design. I wish the computer screen was a scratch and sniff because these stunning images by Ann Marie Itschner Photography have left me lusting for more lavender! Luckily, there are plenty more photo’s here to keep your day dream going {and going} until you reach the farmer’s market.

From Jen Rios DesignThe inspiration behind this shoot was fields of lavender, rustic but sweet vintage elements, a table set for tea and garden romance. We originally planned on the shoot tailoring to a bridal party tea or shower but once Dawn from Sisters Vintage Party came across this vintage Edwardian style gown, we just had to go for a wedding/bridal shoot. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, The Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast was my first choice for the shoot’s location. The owner, Cecilia has carefully curated her garden to host only the most beautiful herbs and plant life. The romantic overgrown feel you get from her garden provided the perfect setting for the “garden romance” we were looking for. With my vision in mind, Dawn and Vickie from Sisters Vintage Party pulled together elements from their collection that perfectly created that “rustic, sweet, vintage” vibe. They have an amazing selection of vintage goodies, and their creativity is such an inspiration! Once all these things were designed and thought through there was only one person who could make it come to life: Ann Marie. Ann’s photography style is like no one else’s. She’s not afraid to take risks to get an artistic shot. The soft, vintage feel her photos have were the perfect way to portray to look I wanted for this concept.

Photography: Ann Marie Itschner Photography / Photo Shoot Location: The Secret Garden Bed & Breakfast in Kerrville, Texas / Concept, Design + Styling: Jen Rios Design / Vintage Furniture, Props, Rentals + Wardrobe: Sisters Vintage Party / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Wardrobe Assistance + Bride’s Accessories: Annie Cal’s Boutique / Hair + Makeup: Ann Marie Itschner Photography

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