TRENDSETTING - An Elegant Equestrian Styled Shoot

To showcase the new Diehl Farms venue we created a stylized photoshoot dubbed 'Elegant Equestrian', which combined classic Southern elements with vintage touches, along with character unique to Diehl Farms.

A ceremony in the rolling pasture featured weathered wooden benches and cowhide ottomans mixed with chiavari chairs for an eclectic look, and an antique church window created the perfect alter arch.

A cocktail hour lounge space featured a vignette of cowhorn chairs and loveseat accented with pillows in persimmon velvet and leather, all aside a trio of hay wheels.

A feasting table inside the stable sat perched beneath a swag of garland, dressed in hemstitch linen runner and floral embroidered overlay with vintage china and an assortment of cowhide chairs and mahogany chiavaris, while a charming sweetheart table sat beneath a giant wagon wheel chandelier.

A colorful beverage station featured a peachy shade of punch with orange-sugar rimmed crystal glasses and birch paper straws.

A bountiful dessert cart housed displays of pie pops, butterscotch milks, and other sweet treats, while an hors d'oeuvre display offered delectable appetizers that incorporated a nod to the tomato farm as well.

Inspiration for the escort card display came from the farm's main crop - tomatoes; lined up inside crates and pinned with gold vellum leaves to direct guests to their assigned tables.

Even the floral centerpieces and bride's bouquet were accented with colorful tomatoes.

The models were styled in an "All American" look, with elegant yet soft hair, flowing dresses, and layered necklaces.

So many lovely details everywhere you looked! 

Vendors who made this shoot look like a million bucks include:

- Venue:  Deihl Farms

- Photography:  Life Long Studios

- Florist:  FH Weddings

- Chiavari Chairs:  Modern Day Events

- Linens & Chargers:  Panache

- China, Flatware, & Glassware:  Sassy Settings

- Catering:  Olympia Catering

- Dessert Display:  Chefin

- Cake: The Cake Zone

- Gown:  Malindy Elene Bridal

- Bridesmaid Dresses:  Bella Bridesmaid

- Flowergirl Dress:  Olga's Bridal

- Hair & Makeup:  Michele Renee The Studio

- Invitations:  Hummingbird Invitation Studio

Meghann and Friedel - A Homespun Garden Wedding

Meghann and Friedel - A Homespun Garden Wedding

Meghann and Friedel met when their mutual friends decided to play matchmaker and invited each of them to an FSU football game. After spending the entire weekend together, they returned to Tampa and went on their first official date a few weeks later. When Friedel proposed, he gave Meghann a gorgeous antique ring from the turn of the 20th century. Meghann, a health-minded dietitian, and Friedel, a landscape designer and small business owner, wanted to create a welcoming atmosphere for their wedding guests - like they were all among family. They chose the Davis Islands Garden Club as a gorgeous backdrop for these nature-lovers' nuptials. Meghann wanted to DIY elements of the wedding to offer a personal touch, including herb-infused olive oils at an Olive Oil Tasting Station, home-made Florida orange marmalade favor jars that doubled as escort cards, sourced vintage furnishings for a Cigar Bar area, and old family frames suspended from tree branches as an open-air photo booth space. They chose a color palette of eggplant and palm green, and incorporated such details as a Farmers Market display of local fresh produce and cheeses (as a nod to the bride's passion for healthy living), garden details like tin flower cans as vases, and vintage elements like lace overlays, mismatched china at the place settings, and mason jars down the aisle. They wanted a personal touch for their guests, to the escort cards were displayed on clotheslines along with personal pictures of the couple with each guest from over the years! The couple agree that the most memorable aspect of their wedding was exchanging their self-written vows as they committed their lives to each other forever. For future couples, they offer this advice: "make it personal, and make sure you savor every moment the day of your wedding as it goes by in a flash, so take mental pictures whenever you can so you walk away with personal snapshots of all the memories!"