Not sure why the idea popped into my head to do a style shoot. Mostly I wanted to see Villa Bellezza Winery and I wanted a personal project, something fun and to work with other wedding vendors. I am a Rising Tide Society Tuesdays Together Leader in Lacrosse, WI and I have been trying to put myself out there a little more for networking and community purposes. What better way to connect than to do a style shoot? Although it's the midst of a very busy wedding season, I choose summer to do the shoot because my other style shoots have either been indoors in winter or fall or early spring. I wanted warm, summer sun and a gorgeous backdrop. Once Jennifer Joyce Designs was on board I knew this was going to piece together beautifully. Working with an amazing florist is amazing, working with an amazing florist with an incredible vision AND rentals you can use on your wedding day is pure MAGIC. Jennifer styled this complete shoot with her amazing rentals and creative eye. I was just shooting away at all her magic. The calligraphy by Saffron Avenue was a huge focus of our shoot. We couldn't pull off this rustic, romantic look without these fantastic handwritten plexiglass menus, I'm blown away by her copper details. The cake by Tania Clark was simple, rustic and perfect (and delicious), Emily Steffen provided the sweet cake topper and fabulous Mr. & Mrs Chair signs, what a staple for any wedding table! Vintage rentals provided by my friend and past Bride Rachel of the Vintage Hounds, her flea market skills are paying off, anyone in the Madison area needed some cool rentals for your day, check her out! Lindsey and Michael were amazing and gorgeous models who brought the shoot to life. Allisa Madison is always my extremely detail oriented right hand and crafty ring box maker, Villa Bellezza Winery and staff created the perfect backdrop for this romantic shoot. BHLDN provided some stunning flowy gowns, Brianna of Alec and Brianna Photography assisted with the shoot and hair and make-up which was more than I could of wished for, Everything came together. This is a true meaning of community over competition and vendor networking. I am so happy to share a preview of this incredible collaboration. Brides, Style shoots are a great inspiration for weddings, use a calligrapher, vintage rentals, a skilled florist, baker and photographer to bring your whole day together and to treasure for years to come.