Style Me Pretty - Inspiration to Reality Challenge

I'm a proud peacock right now. Finally - we can share some images from the fun 'Inspiration to Reality Design Challenge' that Abby over at Style Me Pretty started. We did a shoot last month at a gorgeous, rustic barn in Maine. It was a chilly day (you'll see when the video gets posted) and a really fabulous time with some seriously talented wedding vendors I am happy to now call friends. To Charity (my secret weapon) - you helped make our part of this shoot happen. Thanks for working with me so very last minute - you rock!

So, to refresh everyone's memory - here is the board that was created by an SMP reader.

Here are a few of the images that our team created that day.

Aren't these blue chairs amazing? They really pop against the cream & gold linens on the table. They were a little distressed, and that made them even better. All of that warm toned wood in the barn gives such texture to everything it surrounds. I was suprised when I arrived at the barn to see the chandeliers - and I love how they warmed up the space. Along with the string lights, there was a really soft, warm amber glow.

Sara from Griffin-vites wowed us with her stationary suite. Who would have thought you could make a rooster look so chic? And to have chicken wire lined envelopes - that touch totally took them over the edge. Meg of Maine Seasons Events spent hours going through her flea market finds to get just the right props to help out with the styling of the shoot. Meg of Meg Simone Videography was climbing on tables (with her gear) to get overhead shots, and Brea was sitting on the top rungs of an old ladder (she contemplated hoisting herself up on the beams in the roof of the barn!) to capture every tiny last detail. There is so much more to come. I can't wait to share it all with you.

The fabulous vendors who worked to pull this shoot off include
Brea of Brea McDonald Photography
Sarah of Griffin-vites
Meagan of Maine Seasons Events
Meg of Meg Simone Videography