Styled Faux-Engagement - Parisian Inspired

February 15, 2015

Today, I'm excited to share my styled shoot with Erica Henderson from Tin Roof Farmhouse, Angela Nunnink of Hair and Makeup by Angela and Felicia Yoder of Broad St. Bistro.  This Parisian-inspired shoot was recently published on the Love and Lavender wedding blog, so now I'm finally able to share with you! <3

Although it would have been nice to travel to Paris for this faux-engagement session, we fortunately live in the charming town of Nevada City which has many elements that remind us of the romantic city: flower boxes, sweet little bistros and oil-lamps lining the historic streets.  With Erica's help, she styled Broad St. Bistro's outdoor patio with simplicity and romance in mind.  Tulips, vintage teacups, old books and a sweetheart table surrounded by an adorable vignette made for a perfect scene.  With help from Felicia Yoder, who is the resident baker at Broad Street Bistro, she decorated our vignette with two tiny cakes and some delicious petit fours (I know, because I ate them after all was done, and all I can say is... WOW!)  Angela Nunnink created a beautiful French Twist for our model's hair, and did her makeup so delicately with pink hues for a natural look.

Our faux-engagement begins at the local ice cream shoppe, Treats, which has a sweet aesthetic and gave us instant inspiration.  I decided last minute that our model should "propose" with the ice cream cone, and I think it turned out adorable.  Our friend, Erin Thiem from the Outside Inn, got in contact with me when she heard we were putting together this shoot, and graciously offered for us to use her vintage Riley Elf, which was small and reminded me of something you'd see on the streets of Paris.

The whole session came together so cohesively and beautifully, and I'm thrilled with the results.  I hope you are too!  Special thanks to Cierra Pemberton and Andrew Wilkins for being our wonderful models! xoxo