As I mentioned last week, I organized a mock wedding shoot upstate this past Thursday. It was a lot of work organizing, styling, and designing a wedding 2.5 hours out of New York, but I am so very happy with the way it turned out. I honestly couldn’t be happier with the shoot – the day-long “wedding” went by without a hitch, it was absolutely perfect. I recruited some of my favorite vendors and was even able to convince two of my dear friends (and real-life married couple) Ashley & Dan to get married again for the shoot. The incredibly talented Jacob Murphy of JBM Weddings photographed it all and my favorite videographer Courtney Arcese of Love+Brain Films (the one who made my Party Cake video) captured the day on video. I cannot wait to see (and get to share!) the images and video. It’ll be a few weeks, so in the meantime you can check out the last shoot we worked on HERE.
The owner of the beautiful property we shot at offered me the home for the weekend as a thank you (so awesome). It was the perfect way to detox after a few weeks of non-stop work – and it was a wonderful way to spend a birthday! I turned 29 on Saturday and kept it very low key with a day that included some wildflower picking, exploring of a nearby town, and a little fishing. Once we were back to the house I put up a few balloons, while Chad made a ridiculously delicious dinner (both of which are pictured below). We finished off the night with some tasty local pie and a NOVA documentary and I was out before 10:30 pm (29 going on 50!). It sure was quiet, but just what I needed.