Creating Farm & Factory

You may remember us posting about our styled "Farm & Factory" wedding inspiration shoot a few weeks ago. After several planning meetings, prop scouting, and arranging logistics with vendors, the team came together on a sunny Sunday afternoon to pull the shoot together. As you stepped into The Front Room at The Cookery, you could feel the magic happening! From the architectural lines of The Front Room, to the calligraphy on the chalkboard wall, to the cohesion of the rustic and delicious foot, the Watering Hole Bar with Rusty Nail cocktails and Working Man's Lunch beer, and the detailed farm decor: the spirit of the shoot was coming alive.

We could go on and on about the details, but we think the images speak for themselves. Therefore, we want to highlight the amazing vendors that made this photo shoot possible...oh, and absolutely perfect. Behind the scenes: coming right up!

Rochelle Johnson, The Cookery

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Rochelle and her husband, Nick, own The Cookery, and they were the perfect, gracious hosts. Not only does The Front Room at The Cookery host events, they also coordinate pop-up dinners on a regular basis: a first in NC!

Rachael Price, Tre Bella

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Rachael is one of the three lovely sisters of Tre Bella Flowers and Tre Bella Bridal. They were kind enough to not only help us with floral styling, but also provided a bridal gown from Modern Trousseau and a bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo. Here is Rachael in action creating that gorgeous real flower necklace for Louise's bridesmaid ensemble. Creative genius, enough said!

Dave Watson, Get Lit Special Event Lighting

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You last saw Dave Watson's talents in our recent blog post of Alison & Jacob's wedding, but Get Lit Special Event Lighting does more than just twinkle lights. They created a custom made LOVE sign and Edison bulb chandelier for this shoot. We can't wait for one of our brides to rent these!

Party Reflections

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Party Reflections allowed us do play dress-up with their beautiful farm table. We just love this double hemstitch napkin (one of our favorite items of theirs!), paired with the rope flatware and simple white china. Their knowledgeable team is great at brainstorming with us and clients to come up with the perfect accents for events.

Farm & Filigree

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Looking for vintage church pews for ceremony seating? Interesting tables for a guest book or favor table? Farm & Filigree is one of our go-to's for unique and vintage accessories. This photo shoot, with its chalkboards, milk bottles, and (pictured here) one sweet Moxie soda cooler and vintage sofa, could not have come together without them.

Kaiya Ramsey, Details Cake Design

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A member of The Cookery's kitchen, Details Cake Design, created the simple and elegant cake with wood grain that matched the invitation suite. Kaiya can create a simple, delicious cake, but loves to detail intricate designs as well. And her homemade marshmallow fondant? Amazing. You've never tasted fondant like this.

TJ Donovan, Donovan's Dish

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TJ waits as we set the table to present his culinary creations. Not gonna lie, we enjoyed sampling the dishes - farmhand okra bisque, dairy maid chevre and beet stack, and cast iron blackened carolina catfish - as much as we enjoyed looking at them. Donovan's Dish catering is top notch!

Marika Wendelken, Write Handed Calligraphy

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If only we had handwriting like that! Marika lent us her talents and put chalk to chalkboard. Write Handed Calligraphy is popping up everywhere and we can't wait to see what's next for her. You may know Marika as the brains behind the ever-popular Durham City Goods wear, too!

Jennifer Buenviaje, Makeup for Your Day

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We adore Jennifer and her staff at Makeup for Your Day. These ladies know how to accentuate beauty in just the right way. A full service hair & makeup team, they can do soft and light to dramatic and bold, and anywhere in between. Our models, Lindsey and Louise, are already glowing, but the ladies of Makeup for Your Day made them shine!

Lindsey Didsbury & Louise Rose

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And aren't they delightful? A big thanks to our "bride" Lindsey Didsbury and "bridesmaid" Louise Rose for their great looks and lovely smiles!

Bernard's Formalwear on our groom model, Mike Shannon

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Can we swoon over this three-piece suit with a peachy-pink bowtie? Our groom model Mike Shannon was outfitted in dapper digs by Bernard's Formalwear. Their collections are spot on from light and casual to dramatic and elegant, not to mention, the service is superb.

Sarah Almond, Shed Letterpress

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We love Sarah Almond of Shed Letterpress, and we love her company name, too. When she moved to North Carolina, she joked with her northeastern friends that she was moving to a shed in NC to make a living in letterpress. Now located on happenin' Foster Street in downtown Durham (not a shed), she has beautiful collections of stationery for weddings and all occasions. We have her to thank for our lovely logo and business cards, by the way.

Big Spoon Roasters and Fullsteam Brewery

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Last, but not least, a special thanks to Big Spoon Roasters for lending us their gourmet nut butters for the favors, and to Fullsteam Brewery for lending the growlers! These items fit the favor table perfectly and made us crave a PB&J and a brew.

Chelsey Morrison, Gather Together

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Chelsey, as usual, focusing on every last detail. While wedding planning and design are her first passion, she gets giddy about styling photo shoots, engagement sessions, and just about anything!

You will not see the fabulous Sarah Der pictured here, because, of course, she is the genius behind the camera. She is an unbelievable photographer with a natural style that brings out beauty in all things. We'll let the photos do the talking, but we will also say she is a joy to work with and be around!

Want to see the results of all this hard work? Check out more photos { here }. To all the amazingly talented folks involved in this photo shoot, we just have a few things to say...

Seriously!

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Thanks, y'all!

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For more information on any of these vendors, or to ask about Gather Together styling services, give us a shout!

{ info@gathertogetherevents.com }

{ 919-695-7295 }

'Til we Gather Together again...

- Samantha