Tabletop Photo Shoot for Our Wedding

When I started working with Jennifer Dunham-Starr with The Memory Journalist on the Tabletop Photoshoot for Our Wedding magazine (Fall/Winter 2010), I knew immediately what my design theme would be… something I am drawn to and connect with – “Farmhouse Chic”.  Call it whatever you want, but my story-line vision is the bride wanting to marry at her grandparent’s old farm house, with the reception being held in the very cool old barn.  Grandma would open up her linen closet and china cupboard and pull together all the elements to make for a beautiful table.  All with love and sentimentality.  The barn that we used for this photo shoot was the perfect locale… Wilson Vineyards in Clarksburg, CA.

Farmhouse table

For vintage charm, I used a milk glass pitcher, blue Mason jars, Quaker Lace tablecloth, and antique dessert plates.  Thanks to  Classic Party Rentals for providing the gorgeous blue china, glass chargers and the napkins.


China and centerpiece

And don’t you think that Grandma would be happy being busy making home-made preserves  for take-home gifts, as well creating gorgeous wedding pies?  Many thanks to Jen’s Petite Pies for creating  three full sized pies (we enjoyed eating them after the photo shoot!!)

Jelly jar favors

Wedding Pies

Table and hutch

I love all the old fashioned and charming details such as the rustic jute wrapped handle on the bridal bouquet, the meaningful expressive tags hanging from the jelly jars, the salt cellars with tiny spoons, a simple chalkboard sign listing the yummy pie flavors, and an embroidered wedding sampler (yes, hand-stitched by yours truly!!)

Bridal Bouquet

Salt Celler Detail shot

Wedding Sentiments

Thank you to Katie Edwards of Ambience Floral Design for the beautiful, yet relaxed floral concept.  I also thank you so much for volunteering to paint your four chairs to blend so perfectly with the china and color hues!  What a champ.  Thank you to Classy Calligraphy for the jelly tags and to Calligraphy Girl for the chalkboard sign.

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