Givens's Farm Italian Styled Shoot
My Given's Farm Italian Styled Shoot has by far been the largest styled shoot that I have organized and collaborated on at this point in my business. And let me say that the vision came to life perfectly through the collaboration of all my amazing vendors!
What a Vision Come to Life!
The table setting was pulled together by the finishing touches of Moonlight Party Rentals, Krista, Jennifer Joyce, and Given's Farm personal collection. Laura's kind personality and strong attention to detail ensured the shoot had the perfect aesthetic. From the wine barrel to her grandmothers china, the table scape would not have looked this decadent without her.
Great Harvest Bread Company baked custom mini loafs of bread, along with numerous textured breads to decorate the cheese platters. Brent's witty bread puns and easy going personality only made the day that much better. And as most of you know the bread was delicious!!
Local Coffee Vendor, Luna Cafe, provided the much needed caffeine and iced coffee for the shoot. What Italian shoot would be complete without cafe.
Future Bride of mine, Laura was kind enough to bake one of the most stunning cakes I have seen! Sweet Lou's Bakeshop out did herself with local honey, herbs from the garden and a naked cake frosted to perfection.
Jennifer's creativeness shines through in these images as the florals were designed on set, each piece of greenery and flower placed perfectly to match the Italian space. Her florals were the icing on the cake, the show stopper and the 'wow' moment of this shoot. The cascading chandelier overflowed with greens and dangling textures. While the bouquet was so versatile, dynamic, edgy, and high fashion it could be photographed from every angle and still appear to be unique.
Our Amazing Models
Ashley and Nick met the day of our shoot. You would not have known given how natural they were! Allowing us to capture amazing moments, captivating images, memorizing emotions of fierce and editorial glances. And who better to help create this beautiful look, other than Kinley Makeup Artistry and Vene AI gowns! Kinley was kind enough to step in the morning of! She Rocked the looks! Providing each model with customer airbrush artistry. The soft romantic looks with striking eyes popped against the classy curls and wild curls of Ashley and Chanel.
Introducing from left to right: Chanel - Nick - Ashley our fabulous models for the day!
The Small Stuff
I love when an artist can take a vision and run with it creatively. Britteny of Brittney Tovar Calligraphy, was kind enough to put together a customer calligraphy invitation suite for me the week of coming back from her honeymoon. I had admired her work since first glance on set for a styled shoot with my mentor, Colleen! Brittney didn't hold back with her classic script and delicate handmade paper.
And I suppose my shoot would not be complete if Alyssa Anna had not signed up! Always a breathtaking design, Alyssa Anna provided not one but two custom designs for the shoot! Simple solitaries with a modern twist and mismatching bands. Perfect.
Let's not forget the costume garter created by the lovely SheNoblesse! Sara June Photography was able to bring this delicate bridal accesory to the styled shoot for some detail shots.
When designing this shoot, I had explained my vision to my mentor, Colleen Bies with Colleen Bies Photographer. She immediately told me she had the perfect dress designer to match my vision. Enter Vene AI. I immediately knew this was my dress! This was the dress that screamed simplicity, elegance, classic designs, and softness. Everything I wanted in my gown for the Italian Shoot. When Vene AI said, "yes to the dress", I knew my vision was complete! The gown was even more stunning in person. This dress was the perfect match for Jennifer's florals. As if they were soul mates.
A additional thank you to Erika's Bridal for providing another fabulous dress! Chanel was in town visiting and offered to model for the shoot. I couldn't say no! Thank you Colleen for reaching out to Erika's Bridal!
Givens Farm will forever hold a special place in my heart. Not only did Mariann open their home to us but she made us as comfortable as possible. The house alone was enough inspiration for me dream big with this Italian Styled Shoot. Thank you Mariann and Jim, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your hospitality.
Want to work with any of these Vendors? Their information is below along with Social Media Handles and Websites! Or reach out to me for my preferred vendor guide!!
Vision & Mastermind: @hovephotography - Hove Photography LLC
Photographer: @hovephotography- Hove Photography LLC
Calligraphy & Custom Invitations: @brittneytovarcalligraphy - Brittney Tovar Calligraphy
Hair & Makeup Design: @kinley_kay_beauty_studio - Kinley Kay Beauty Studio
Florals: @jenniferjoycedesign - Jennifer Joyce Design
Main Gown: @VeneAisutdio - Vene AI Studio
Location: @givensfarm - Givens Farm
Coffee: @LunaDePere - Luna Cafe
Bread: @greatharvestdeperewi - Great Harvest Bread Company De Pere, WI
Jewelry: @alyssaannajewelery - Alyssa and Anna , Fine Jewelry
Tables & Event Setup: @moonlightpartyrentals - Moonlight Party Rentals
Cake: @sweetlousbakeshop - Sweet Lous Bakeshop
Garter: @shenoblesse - Shenoblesse
White Dress: @erikasbridal - Erika's Bridal Couture