This whole shoot was a dream come true! Working with this power house team of lady bosses was an honor! And to top it all off, it was featured on Basic Invite! You can check that out here.
To be able to highlight some of the hidden gems when it comes to wedding vendors in the Willow Springs area leaves me speechless! I can’t say enough good things about all of the vendors involved! I mean, just look at them…..
None of this would have been possible without the collaborative efforts of this team! And WHAT. A. TEAM. Let me tell you about them (from left to right)
Paige Peifer ///Hair and Makeup
Jessi Daniels of Curl up & Dye /// Hair and Makeup
Cori and Cody Heriford/// Bride & Groom Models
Jaime Lile of The Vintage Rental Company/// Shoot Organizer & Decor Rentals
Checotah Wade of The Event Styling Company/// Event Styling & Invitation Design
Laura Wake of Chapel in the Woods/// Venue
Christy Graves of Vintage Floral/// Florals & Tuxedo Rental
Janet Newman of DeLish Designs/// Cake
Bree Lovan/// Maid of Honor Model
Shelby Hall of Shelby Chante Photography/// Photographer
Other Notable Contributors not Pictured:
Jon Cron of Crons Custom Woodwork/// Sweetheart Table
Keith Williams of TLC Engraving/// Custom Bride and Groom Signs, Names and Invitation Suite Production
Bridal Gown and Maid of Honor Dress///Available to purchase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
This shoot was an organized effort months in the works, and when it came down to the day of it was pouring down rain in the morning, and I was so worried that it would maybe have to be cancelled. But thankfully, the skies cleared and though it was an extremely muggy July evening, everyone was a trooper through it all!!!
It isn’t typical for a “rental company” to be the one to organize a styled shoot, but I was chomping at the bit to be able to work with local vendors, and this was the brain child of it all. I knew I had this picture in my head of what it would look like, and thanks to the amazing skills of Checotah at The Event Styling Company, it came to life even better than what it was in my head. My hope was to be able to use all local vendors to be able to showcase the fact that you don’t have to go to Springfield, or Branson or other larger areas like those, to have a GORGEOUS wedding. In fact, all of that and more is hidden right here in our backyard of Willow Springs! And WOW! I was blown away by how it all came together, and how beautifully Shelby captured it all. Down to every last detail-it was perfect! I could gush all day about each of the amazing ladies! Christy, at Vintage Floral, created beautiful bouquets, boutonnieres and florals for the shoot. They were what made it all! And she was so helpful in the process of renting the suit for the shoot. The girls from Curl Up & Dye did an AMAZING job with the hair and makeup. Jessi whipped out gorgeous hair, with very little direction to go off of, and I was so thrilled to see what she came up with! And let’s not forget the cake! I think I’m salivating right now just thinking about it. Janet from DeLish Designs is SO good at what she does! And none of it would have been the same without the incredible hospitality of Laura at Chapel in the Woods. She was so sweet! In the midst of setting up on this muggy day, she came out with 2 of the most refreshing glasses of sweet tea for Checotah and I! One of my biggest shoutouts of gratitude goes to the amazing “models” for this shoot. What a fun experience it was to meet Cori and her husband who so graciously put up with layers of heavy clothing on such a HUMID day. And Bree was the best maid of honor that a stranger could ask for 😉
I hope you enjoy drooling over the collaborative efforts of some of these hidden gems of the Ozarks when it comes to the wedding industry! I highly recommend all of them….