More like East Meets Wild West! Sometimes one finds herself in the back country, on her way to nearby a property for a pre-gathering before a rodeo. She then has to literally pinch herself as she discovers an old western town complete with wooden train car from the 1800's down a dirt path. It is no surprise that I ended up finding my way back but this time I came prepared with a while bunch of rad vendors. Check out the feature on 100 Layer Cake!
It is no secret that around here, we love color! When ya need to get your color fix Pow Wow Design Studios is the place to do it.
This train car from the 1800's might actually be what dreams are made of. As we were trying to conceptualize the overall feel of the shoot, I kept coming back to the train car as the main focus. I then happened to come across that ornate brass light fixture while getting inspiration at a local consignment shop. This piece reminded me of an old saloon style light but had the intricate brass design one would expect to see in a distant land- Hello! How Perfect is that? Afterwards everything fell into place from there. It usually takes one special piece for my brain to then solidify the rest of the craziness in my head and that fixture was the design element that started it all off (after the venue of course). Everything else really came together perfectly. Pow Wow's warehouse is a shangri-la in and of itself and I went bananas on their inventory. Climbing up in dark, hot corners to snatch up some of the most rad pieces I have ever seen. Like that tapestry! Freaking insane right?! I could go on forever about the design for this shoot but I will leave you to the photos.
I do have to say something about the white suede fringe placecard things (I don't even know how to categorize these). Tracking down white suede fringe was a challenge but I was incredibly determined. And then when an online order fell through I had to improvise and find material and cut the suede myself. Hah sometimes as a creative you just have to point out the stuff that is the most time consuming. Thank goodness, Ampersand Collections was able to letter on these bad boys.
Photography: Katie Beverley Photography, Planning + Design: The Dainty Lion, Rentals: Pow Wow Design Studio, Florals: Compass Floral, Signs & Placesetting: Ampersand Collections, Venue: Back of the Ranch, Jewelry: Erin Fader Jewelry, Hair & Make-up: Thorne Artistry, Meat Pie's: Betty's Pie Whole, Invitations: Harken Press