Farewell to Summer Photo Shoot from Ruth Eileen Photography
September 2, 2013
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Labor Day is upon us which means a bittersweet goodbye to those warmer days and longer nights. But rather than fret over such a rushed farewell, we're choosing to soak in every last ounce of summer while we still can thanks to our dear friend Ruthie. She put together the loveliest last bash of the season along with Sweet Annie Floral Design. And while goodbyes are never, ever easy, we think an excuse to throw a party like this makes the transition so much sweeter.
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From Ruth Eileen Photography...Living in the northeast where the winters are brutal, you come to greatly appreciate summer and cherish the short window of time you have with it. When August comes, you know the seasons farewell is just around the corner. Rather than being down about the summers end, we thought it would be fitting to celebrate instead and give the season a proper send-off with a happy cheers.

This inspired shoot is saturated with peaches, the perfect summertime fruit. The table spread is simple yet elegant and inviting. Katie of Sweet Annie Floral Design did a beautiful job playing with the peach and pastel tones for the table dcor, including hints of gold here and there. To add to the celebration, we included an exquisite party favor box for guests, complete with a bottle of peach-infused bourbon, peach cookies, and a small jar of peach jam. Each gift sits nicely within its wooden favor box styled by Kelly of Winifred Paper and calligraphy design by Poppy Pedals.

And how could we give proper cheers without dessert and some bourbon sweet tea? In our opinion, its the perfect way to enjoy the summer evening as it comes to a close. We fixed up a Cobbler Bar with yummy fruit, granola, nuts and vanilla ice cream  trust us, it was as delicious as it sounds and looks. This shoot left us thankful for the summertime and all of the joys it brings. We hope it brings inspiration for your next summer dinner party or wedding reception. Summer, we give you a fond farewell, cheers to you!


Photography + Design: Ruth Eileen Photography | Florals + Design: Sweet Annie Floral Design | Plates: Crate & Barrel | Table + Chairs + Crates + Linens: New England Country Rentals | Custom Farewell Favor Boxes, Serving Trays, Paper Goods + Signage: Winifred Paper | Calligraphy: Poppy Pedals