Rainy days = blogging days over here at A Garden Party. I have been anxiously awaiting the photos from our rock the dress shoot that we did in August around Salem County NJ and once I got my hands on them last week I knew I had to get a blog up asap. We partnered with Art+Life Photography, Salon Nicole, and some of our very own brides on this amazing photo shoot. Mary and I have always loved checking out trash the dress photos, but are too chicken to do it ourselves....so we figured this was the next best thing. We found a few fearless brides, got them some awesome hair and makeup from Salon Nicole, put together some amazing florals, and then let Debbie and Denise from Art+Life take care of the rest! The pictures are gorgeous and we had soooo much fun designing the flowers and working with all of these ladies. Check it out (sorry so many pictures...it took all the self restraint I had to keep it to 20!)...
This bouquet Mary made basically out of flowers and grasses that she cut from her yard...it is amazing what you can do with wildflowers! She has always wanted to do a really wild and natural bouquet like this, something not so perfect. Rebekah looked gorgeous (wait until you see the shots with her dress covered in paint!).
Here is Gina carrying the same bouquet...isn't her dress amazing! She bought it at Kleinfeld's, and then was willing to rock it again at our photoshoot...thanks Gina!
Mandy is one of those brides I now consider a true friend. Check out her smile...this girl is nothing but sweet. And yes, those are artichokes in her bouquet.
She is carrying a bouquet of pink garden roses, cut artichokes, bleached ostrich feathers, and moss balls.
Every now and then Mary and I like to stop at Michael's and buy whatever random cuteness that catches our eye. The little paper flowers glued on the moss balls were one of those purchases!
I also obsessed with the beaded fringe we used on the wrap of this bouquet. Little touches like this are what makes a bouquet so special and different.
Melissa brought along her hubby...he was so cute and the two of them looked amazing in basically every shot! Here she is carrying a bouquet of hydrangea, maidenhair fern, and cut violets from about 20 potted violets. Mary accented the stems with twigs and some burlap ribbon, so cute!
Here is Jordan...carrying our wildflower bouquet and a chicken, ha! This beautiful backdrop is provided by Mary's brother in law, his farm is located near Mullica Hill NJ.
I had soooo much fun making this bouquet. I used red roses, dark red mini callas, and dark black pearl peppers. Then I accented it all with a charcoal gray pearl necklace, black ostrich feathers, and black tulle. Our thought here was "what would a bride NEVER carry on her wedding day"...please someone prove me wrong.
Rebekah really rocked this bouquet!
These next two shots of Gina were my favorites of the day, <3
Mary and I have been into finding new and modern ways to use baby's breath lately. Check out our spray painted rainbow of bouquets!
Ok - now get ready for some action shots....it all started with Rebekah and this all white bouquet...
Things got interesting when we handed paintbrushes soaked in paint to Gina and Jordan...
I LOVE how this shot came out....exactly as I pictured it! Rebekah was so amazing, she let us do whatever, and looked fabulous through it all!
We ended the day with some fun in a flooded road(thank you to the hurricane), the sun setting in the background.
I don't know a whole lot of people that could say they get to do things like this during their day at work. Mary and I are so lucky to be able to have the chance to be creative and do fun projects like this one. I hope everyone loves checking out all of the photos and I can't thank the brides, Salon Nicole, and Art+Life Photography enough for all of their help with the shoot!
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