Styled Shoot: Vintage Nostalgia

by becky on 10.10.13

in Inspiration

by becky

The anticipation of our fall/winter issue is at an all-time high and what better way to express our excitement than with this unbelievably gorgeous Kentucky styled shoot from Stewart-Hunter Photography. These images stopped me in my tracks. The perfect mix of elegance and whimsy. Abby and Susan’s direction for the shoot was rooted in their love of vintage and what it represents — “the nostalgia and stories inherent in each piece, the lasting quality and the unique aesthetic that makes all vintage items one-of-a-kind.” Any styled shoot with a cheeseboard instantly has my heart! Enjoy and read below for a more in detail explanation behind the shoot!

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Written by Stylist Abby Rutherford:

The inspiration for our shoot stemmed from mine and Susan’s love of vintage: the nostalgia and stories inherent in each piece, the lasting quality and the unique aesthetic that makes all vintage items one-of-a-kind. In fact, it was my own vintage 1950’s prom dress that inspired our color palette, location and ambiance. In a peach and grey lace and tulle dress, we imagined and created our ideal client/bride: a stylish girl in her late twenties and a Kentucky native with a romantic eye for all things vintage and handmade. We rooted our color scheme in a sweet summer palette of peach, coral, cream, silver, gold and a hint of mint. Our bride, being a romantic, would naturally want a romantic setting and we found that at Chrisman Mill Vineyards. With the vineyard on one side and the forest on the other, we nestled her in a pocket of love, ready to be filled with flowers, champagne, family and friends.

We decided we wanted the flowers to take center stage on the table, as the place settings were simple, understated and chic. With popular flowers like coral and cream roses, peach carnations, white hydrangeas, peach dahlias and white calcynia, our florist, Jeanie Gorrell, created a wonderful base for unusual flowers such as seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, Queen Anne’s lace, white astilbe, brunia berries and scabiosa pods used in both the tale setting and our bride’s beautiful floral crown. Ensconced in a five-foot handmade flower box, we were able to marry our bride’s love of one-of-a-kind with hand-wrought goods. We were also lucky enough to find a barn table that was the perfect combination of rustic and chic and struck a great balance for the chic vintage settings. Thanks to Street Scene Vintage, a local vintage store, we were able to find beautiful goldware, three different but complementary types of gold-rimmed glasses and silver candelabras. As a nod to our bride’s penchant for handmade, we hand-dyed peach ombre napkins and made simple and chic invitations, menus and place cards featuring soft peach watercolor lines and washes.

Finally, we knew we wanted a simple but striking cake that Tinker’s Cake Shop absolutely delivered. An understated three-tier cream cake that we added greenery and a pile of delicious raspberries struck the final chord in our bride’s wedding song.

Photographer: Stewart-Hunter Photography | Location: Chrisman Mill Vineyards | Floral Designer: Jeanie Gorilla | Invitations & Stationery: Abby Rutherford | Cake Baker: Tinker’s Cake Shop | Vintage Dress, Goldware, Jewelry, Candle Holders, Bowls: Street Scene | Hair and Makeup Artist: Ana Crane | Model: Jessica Colin | Rentals: Bryant's Rent-All | Tablecloths and Plates: Events with Design