I partnered up with some members of the Tampa Tuesday’s Together group a couple of months ago with a vision to put together an incredible romantic European-inspired shoot for when I would be traveling in the area. Our vision was to do something that had a fresh approach to a classic and soft theme. One element that was vital to me while shooting this bridal session was to ensure that I maintained my color contrast and displayed the greens perfectly (which is something I feel has been lost in the recent trends). Our team of vendors were simply incredible, a true dream team. Josefina Sanders provided the most beautiful invitation suite with the most perfect calligraphy and delicately torn edges. Cassandra Vancuren of Ever After Vintage Weddings and Rentals set up a huge hand-built farm table with gorgeous tulip stemmed crystal glasses, dusty blue china, lace edged napkins, and velvet ribbons to tie it off. The whole thing was phenomenal. She was truly the MVP of the whole shoot. Our florist- Jenna Graham of Couture Weddings and More- was the most kind and talented person I may have ever met. She created intricate bouquets with Peonies (the size of Melons!), Ranunculus, and Thistle… I was so in love! And honestly, the most special aspect to this shoot was the bride’s ring. This was a family heirloom of the bride’s, which had been passed on to all of the women from her Father’s lineage. It was a custom created ring purchased through a jeweler based out of Texas and when it was passed on to the bride she knew it needed to be photographed appropriately. What an incredible legacy for her to pass on to her children one day. We started the day with hair and make up by Dena of Lasting Luxe and went on to dress her in the softest gown I have ever touched, which was provided to us by The Bride – Tampa. We walked out of the bridal suite at The Lange Farm and were surrounded by the Southern European enchantment that the farm has to offer. I have been so overwhelmed by the generosity and support of these vendors and cannot wait to see these beauties in print soon!