Eclectic Hay Loft Style Shoot

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 16, 2012

So how does it come about to do a style shoot in the loft of a barn? Erin Johnson, the photographer, explains:

“I asked Carly, from Girl Friday, to set-up an inspiration shoot. I told her I just wanted to show up and be suprised. Well, I was suprised alright! She called on some of our favorite people in our area…and pretty soon it was getting so big she split the shoot into two themes with two sets of models! This is the first theme. We’re calling it “eclectic hay loft wedding.” It’s inspired by Carly’s love of books, fonts, black and white stripes and her pug, Hank.  Carly hung a 9ft story banner between dark brown curtains.”

“We centered the table on the banner and dressed it with a steely-lavendar pintuck table cloth {from Festivities}, a white floral arrangement dotted with succulents and dogwood, stiped candles, vintage mis-matched china and silverware from On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals.”

“The favors are man made key chains with each guests first inital. The centerpiece stood atop a covered coffee table book and “A Dangerous Book For Boys.” Inside the glass cloche stood a handmade “6,” a bingo card with a 6 highlighted, a domino adding up to six, a old six of hearts playing card and more. The escort cards were strung up on old birdcage stands.”

“Every escort card has a personalized button for each guest and the table number and book title to help them find their seat. Some other details: Local artists, Allison and Rachel Pegoraro made a thumbpring guest book. We put together a type of “Smash Book” as a more organic type of guestbook. Lots of sentence starters, fill in the blank decals and loads of stickers allow guests to put their own spin on the guestbook.”

“The invitations are based on the 9ft sign. The RSVP offers guests the chance to “enthusiastically decline” or check a box that says, “think you’re just out for the gift.” The postcard carosel holds cards for the bride and groom.”

Photographer:  Erin Johnson Photography | Hair Stylist:  Salon Etica | Caterer:  Chowgirls Killer Catering | Event Designer:  Simply Elegant Bridal Consulting | Floral Designer:  Sweet Peas Floral, Festivities | Invitation Designer:  Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher | Dress Store:  Brides of France | Dress Designer:  JenMar| Bakery:  Sweets Bakeshop | Other:  Girl Friday | Fashion Designer:  Something Borrowed Bride | DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:  Allison and Rachel Pegoraro