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Photos by Elizabeth Messina/ Florals by Amy Osaba/Backdrop by Blue Eyed Yonder

Here is a teeny sneak peek from Elizabeth Messina's A Lovely Workshop botanical shoot. Working with Elizabeth is a true collaboration of minds. She doesn't just show up with a camera and shoots what's presented to her. Instead she pours her heart and creativity into every step of the process, ensuring every detail is thoughtful and consistent. This botanical theme married with her Kissing Tree concept into one romantic and ethereal shoot at The Avenue of the Oaks in Sea Island, GA. 

I am still in awe of this wall that Krista built, from a combination of botanical prints collaged with worn paper, and charming little hand drawn bits of flora and fauna. We thought it would be a fun inspiration for a photo booth backdrop or even would be gorgeous accent wall in a powder room! You can see some of her behind-the-scenes process on her Instagram she shared back in March.

Stay tuned for more from this dreamy day and here is a moodboard that was inspired the shoot. 




Yesterday I woke up to find one of our shoots from Elizabeth Messina's A Lovely Workshop in Sea Island, GA had been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings The Bride's Guide. This genuinely was such a fun surprise and I couldn't be more proud of what the team created together. What I love most about being a stylist is the collaboration on photo shoots + events. Behind every image is a team that contributes their own unique voice and talent to make the photo come alive. I can't even express how much I respect each and every woman on our crew and what they bring to the table. As a collective we all speak the same language and are definitely from the same tribe. I'm so grateful Elizabeth brought us all on to be her creative team for this workshop and it is amazing looking at the images through her beautiful lens. The first image is from my new tumblr site, the middle is the moodboard that inspired the shoot, and the last image is a collection of proof prints I received in the mail from Elizabeth which contain a sneak peek of a bonus shoot from the week. 

Prop and Fashion Styling: Ginny Branch
Floral Designs: Amy Osaba
Vintage Rentals and Set Design: Krista Janos of Blue Eyed Yonder
Printed Collateral: Wiley Valentine
Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley & Claudia Mejerle

Calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Custom Spoons: Monkeys Always Look
Champagne: Cupcake Vineyards
Ivy & Aster dress and bolero, Claire Pettibone floral clip; Jessica Fontaine dress,Chelsea Rose Bridal bolero, Construct Jewelry necklace; Billy Reid suit, shirt, and bowtie; Sarah Seven dress; Myra Callan dress, Claire Pettibone headpiece; Claire Pettibone gown, robe, and cap; Carol Hannah Whitfield dress, Twigs & Honeyhairpiece.

Big love to the team members/assistants/cheerleaders/heroes: Shanna Skidmore, Meredith Mejerle, Katy Dennison



I am so pleased to share the first installment from Elizabeth Messina's A Lovely Workshop in Sea Island, GA where I had the pleasure of being the stylist on an awesome creative crew from Atlanta. I could not be any luckier to have the opportunity to create with a talented powerhouse group of women Amy Osaba, Krista Janos, Claudia Mejerle, Meredith Mejerle, and Shanna Skidmore. Also, a thank you to Katy Dennison for joining us and working her tail off! Utterly Engaged shared one of our days spent at Christ Church's graveyard where we had the opportunity to showcase Claire Pettibone's beautiful spring 2013 gowns... heavenly. I could not be more in love with that flower wall that Krista Janos of Blue Eyed Yonder built using vintage wallpapers, ripped and layered, to mimic a peeling old wall. That layered with Amy Osaba blooms is just perfection. Also, I am just smitten with the romantic and effortless hair and makeup that Erin Skipley and Claudia Mejerle created for the day. Just how every bride should want to look! Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your beautiful photos with us! Also, be sure to check out Utterly Engaged's journal to see the incredible photos taken by the talented attendees!



Here is the moodboard that inspired the shoot!