Friday, February 28, 2014

Rattlesnake Lake Photoshoot

Back in September, we collaborated on a photo shoot at Rattlesnake Lake, in North Bend, Washington. Though the thunder clouds did eventually break (and when they did, oh boy did it POUR!), Jess Hunter managed to capture some beautiful moments in the pre-storm hours. These arrangements were more about the textural elements than the "showy" flowers- juniper, amaranth, snowberries, purple basil, astrantia, quince, ferns... these elements took center stage, with just a few stems of dahlias and acidanthria (the flower featured in the hair comb and bouquet) to lend a little bit of lushness and romance. Woodsy, elegant, romantic, natural..... these were the words that inspired the shoot. All the amazing botanicals came from my favorite local farms and farmers at the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.

This shoot was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes (you can see the feature here).

Florals: Botanique (that's us!)
Photography: Jess Hunter
Props, Tables, Trunks, and Tabletop Items: Vintage Ambiance
Dress: Claire Pettibone, from The Dress Theory
Paperie: Antiquaria
Cake: Kerri's Cakes
Hair & Makeup- Cassie Sells Hacket, from Rosaline Hampton