Glamping in Northern Minnesota

Back in August, I had the opportunity to work on stationery for my first styled shoot! I was so excited, and also a little nervous. I so badly wanted to capture the essence of the mood in the art I created, and I poured lots of time and effort into each piece. The team was incredible, and the shoot was to be published in MyWedding Magazine. I had never seen my work in print before, and I couldn't wait for December to roll around!

The theme of the shoot was "glamping." I didn't - and still don't - know much about glamping, but the resulting photos are so, so gorgeous. The table is rustic, yet so elegant, overflowing with lush florals and smooth candles. There are sheer, flowy tents, bohemian details, and classy bridesmaids dressed all in white. Every last detail - from the gorgeous tablescape to the delectable s'mores - is perfect.

I wanted this invitation suite to feel every bit as organic and elegant as the rest of the shoot, so I used understated, graceful foliage illustration and free-flowing walnut ink calligraphy. Everything is hand-done on Meredith Spradley's soft, fabric-like paper. I painted in shimmery gold detail here and there throughout the illustration, and finished the suite off with green vintage stamps and a gold wax seal. The hand-drawn letters and delicate illustration really create the natural feel I was going for!

And can we please just talk about how amazing Jake Anderson's photography is?! The soft film texture and the stunning way he captures light is breathtaking.

I could not have dreamt for a better team or concept to work with on my first styled shoot! This suite is still one of my favorites, and I feel so honored to have been a part of such a lovely set of images. If you want to see the photos in print, pick up MyWedding Magazine's spring issue!

Photography: Jake Anderson / Styling and Planning: Blush & Whim / Florals: Munster Rose / Event Rentals: Collected Rentals / Desserts: North Mallow / Hair: Julie Swenson Beauty / Dress: The White Room / Tux: The Black Tux