I shared part 1 of Emilee Mae’s workshop last week, explaining that we designed two tablescapes to appeal to the various styles of the different photographers. Working with different photographers, it’s really interested to see what inspires each of them, some don’t like to photograph certain colors, others a drawn to areas with great texture and others only want to shoot in front of white walls. We aimed to create a space that would appeal to as many as possible.
So with tabletop 2, we wanted the dinner setting to feel a little more formal and modern, while keeping in line with the natural aethetics of the space. We were at a deer ranch, afterall. There were lots of rustic and outdoorsy type elements that would find themselves into photos and we wanted the entire mood of the day to blend.
We kept the color palette the same as the more casual table from last week, with shades of terra cotta adding other greys and beiges from the patio stones.
We created a backdrop using spirea and utilizing one of the ranch’s raw hide rugs for the couple to “wed” in front of before they sat down to a gorgeous table to celebrate with family and friends.
For the tablescape itself, I wanted to create something unexpected, something a little more modern and sleek than one might expect to find in a woodland ranch type setting. We found a table linen with a natural slub texture, but the bold stripes made an unexpected statement. Clear ghost chairs allowed for patio seating without inturrupting the other decor. I made concrete candle holders to tie in with the concrete cake from the other place setting and then we topped the entire display off with oddles of spring flowers.
Lana’s Lettering created an invitation suite and all the calligraphy details for the day. Having pretty papers for an even really is the icing on the cake. Trumpet and Horn loaned us a couple of vintage rings for our model to wear as well as adding a few styling elements to the overall day.
Something we had not planned for, was meeting a little fawn. Spring is the season for all things new, including babies. At less than 24 hours old, the fawns have not yet acquired a fear for humans and we were able to meet one up close and personal. There were concerns about the safety of this for both the animals and humans, but let me assure you that this was a moment I won’t forget and it was done under professional supervison and was very safe. Isn’t he cute!?
Photography: Emilee Mae Photography | Floral & Event Design: The Day’s Design | Venue: Two Hats Ranch | Wedding Dress: Ali Nicole Bridal | Hair & Makeup: | Stationary: Lana Letting | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Cake: Coco Renee Cakes | Rentals: The Rental Company | Linens: La Tavola
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