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They say that dreams do come true, and I can certainly testify to this fact as of today. We’ve had a biiiiig secret that we couldn’t reveal until the blog post went live, but now it’s time to spill the beans. We recently were asked to collaborate on a wedding styled shoot for my absolute favorite clothing brand, Free People. It’s now live on their Bldg 25 blog!

It’s wonderful to see the culmination of events; I previously worked as a manager in their retail store when I had just graduated college, and years later, I’m now creating content for my absolute favorite blog.

I hope that you’ll view the post and gain some inspiration for your upcoming wedding. It was truly one of my favorite shoots to date, if not my favorite of all time. The gorgeous film photography, stunning Texas wildflowers, and farm-to-table catering were nothing short of perfection.

I wanted a styled shoot that was uniquely Austin. With a culture that’s focused on keeping it local, I wanted to utilize locally grown florals and locally sourced foods for this entire shoot. It was a no brainer to shoot at a nearby East Austin farm, Rain Lily. It wasn’t about the perfectly styled table, but rather, loosely thrown florals were placed amidst imperfectly placed candlesticks. We made our yarn chandelier for less than $40 (and you can too, if you have the patience). I relate most to styled shoots that are practical and realistic, and hopefully you’ll be able to adapt some of our ideas to your own special day.

A link to the blog post can be found here! A short preview of images is below, too.

A romantic table setting with petals and flowers

Pink and yellow goblets

Gold flatware and petals

A picnic basket with fruits, bread, and flowers

Pink handmade yarn chandelier

A romantic picnic setting with a Zeppelin Floor Table

*All images taken by Shay of Love, The Nelsons. A huge thank you to my other amazing vendors: 3 of Cups Floral, Jessica R Crowell, and Cote Catering. They truly brought my visions to life!

Inventory utilized:  Elsa rug, Arabella rug, Charlize rugZeppelin table, Suki rugs, Brass candlesticks, Colored goblets, Clear goblets, Gold flatware, Gold china, Floral china, Vintage napkins, Doily, Mona table, Sharon chair, Florian loveseat, Kiera table, Picnic basket, Handmade yarn chandelier, Kendrick cheeseboard, Stetson cheeseboard.

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