Last month Jeff and I were asked by friend and owner of local event planning company White Dress Events, Cassie Celestien, to act as their 'real life couple' in a styled wedding shoot. Cassie curated a group of local wedding vendors (photographer, cake artist, florist, etc.) to team up and showcase their talents. 

The shoot theme was 'Woodland Bride'  and woodland it was, complete with a wreath of flowers on my head, bare feet, and deer antler center pieces. It was a fun contrast to the event we are planning this November... a rustic stream through the woods versus the concrete walls and clean lines of the GRAM... an experience we're hoping will serve as inspiration as we continue our own wedding planning. 

Our parting gifts for flashing our pearly whites? Skeeter bites and poison ivy! But no worries... the bites and itchy spots have since disappeared and left behind are these wonderful photos. Credits include: 

Photographer: Meg Van Kempen Studios

Event Design: White Dress Events

Makeup: Carrie Whiting - Flawlessly Finished Event Artists  

Coordinator: White Dress Events

Hair: Jennifer Grace

Cake/Desserts: Desserts by Lori

Floral Design: Spring Sweet

Jewelry: Spring Sweets

Stationery: Wildship Studio

Prop & Furniture Rentals: Redi Rental

Real Couple & Bloggers: us! at MCL  

Be sure to read MEG VAN KEMPEN STUDIOS version of the photo shoot story (full album included) and WHITE DRESS EVENTS style details too. Jeff and I apologize in advance for all the kissing photos. 

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