lemons and sunflowers

This lemon and sunflower shoot from the lovely Nikki Santerre Photography is a special one indeed. Due to a series of unfortunate events Charlie and Ashley were unable to get the portraits they wanted at their wedding. It’s really sad, but let’s face it – sometimes this happens! But one fabulous and fun way to make up for it is to do a styled shoot after your wedding.

From the photographer: “I suggested to Ashley and Charlie that we do a wedding portrait ‘re-do.’ Ashley is always saying that there are things about her day that she would change: her colors, how she wore her hair etc.”

“So we did just that! Ashley and I collaborated to style a ‘preppy picnic’ themed shoot. Elements included grey and yellow details, Kate Spade his/hers toasting glasses, sparkling lemonade, a picnic basket they received as a wedding gift, her grandmother’s pin on her wedding bouquet, and deliciously preppy lemon cupcakes featuring their monogram. Ashley and Charlie were able to wear their wedding attire once more to create portraits they can cherish forever!”

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Isn’t this shoot the sweetest?! I love all the cheerful bright yellows and this couple is so lucky to have such a great friend to re-do their portraits with. I’d also like to give a big mahalo to Nikki for submitting this beautiful shoot!

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Nikki Santerre Photography is a BB Vendor.

Photography: Nikki Santerre Photography // Bridal Gown: Da Vinci via Maya Couture // Necklaces: Ebay // Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren // Bow Tie: Donald Trump via Macy’s // Venue: Walkerton Tavern in Glen Allen, Virginia // Toasting glasses: Kate Spade via Bed Bath and Beyond // Sparkling Lemonade: Trader Joe’s // Cupcakes & Decor: DIY

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Comments

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress!!!

  2. such a pretty post! nikki is the best! she did such a great job on this styled wedding shoot! YAYYY!!! 🙂

  3. Sunflowers are my favorite so obviously I LOVE this shoot! What a great alternative when wedding day pics don’t turn out or something gets in their way.

  4. Love this breath of fresh air, so light and full of spring xx

  5. Nikki Santerre says:

    Sara, I LOVE seeing Ashley and Charlie’s shoot on your beautiful blog! This feature mean so much to us and we couldn’t be more excited!!! Xoxo

  6. What a perfect combination! Lemons and sunflowers are so cheerful. I love the long-stemmed sunflower bouquet.

  7. OMG – I LOVE this shoot!!!! Sunflowers were my wedding flower – just love how yellow makes you feel so happy. I’m also LOVING her dress with the pearl necklaces – such a great look.

  8. the yellow is very lively and inviting…hopefully they had a spring afternoon wedding.