Autumn at Lairmont Manor
The season is transitioning to all things autumn: Fall-tinged leaves, seed pods, grasses, heirloom chrysanthemums, and so much gold, copper, and burgundy beauty.
I'm celebrating the first day of Fall by finally sharing these gorgeous photos from a collaboration I did in the Fall of 2020.
This collaboration was the shoot that launched me into doing event florals. The photographer (and now my friend), Kaylin Pinkett reached out to see if I wanted to create some florals for an Autumn wedding collaboration at the iconic Bellingham landmark, Lairmont Manor.
I couldn't say "Yes" fast enough, though I definitely was nervous because I hadn't really done anything like this before. I didn't think I was quite ready to take on weddings at that point.
These kind of collaborations are a great way to be creative with other vendors in the wedding industry, network, and practice or try out things for the first time before doing them at an actual wedding. For me it was a trial to see if I actually wanted to pursue doing weddings and to figure out what skills I was missing in order to start booking weddings for the following year.
Another great benefit of participating in these collaborations are the beautiful photos of my work that I was able to use in my marketing materials to begin booking real weddings.
As always, every flower, seed pod, berry, and stem of foliage was grown locally and celebrates the true beauty of late September in the Northwest corner of Washington.
This design includes fall-tinged rosehips, hops, frosted explosion grass, blueberry foliage, heirloom chrysanthemums, amaranth, garden roses, eucalyptus, fennel, scabiosa, strawflower and dahlias.
Photography & Coordinator - Kaylin Pinkett Photography
Model & Coordinator - Amaya Sophia
Venue - Lairmont Manor
Hair - Evie Argyle Salon
Makeup - Johanna Hair Makeup Artistry
Florals - Humble Bouquet
Table Decor - Cranberry Sky Heirlooms Rentals
Cake - Amara's Bakeshop
Napkins - Bellingham Event Rentals
Dress - Rent the Dress CT
Linens/Jewelry - Snassy Crafter