A few months ago I was asked by Occasions Magazine to create a holiday entertaining shoot for their September issue. Any holiday. Whatever my little heart desired. Since fall is my absolute favorite it was obvious I would gravitate towards that, but instead of Halloween or Thanksgiving I wanted to create something that celebrated the turning of seasons. The harvest. And with that being the theme of course could all be easily be transformed into a Thanksgiving table.
The only thing standing in the way of my vision was transforming hot-lanta in the middle of June into a crisp fall day in October. Serenbe provided the perfect backdrop. We almost all passed out from heat stroke…I actually jumped in the pool at one point to cool down and our gorgeous red cake melted. But when the sun began to set, the light became perfect and in my eyes something magical truly happened. Harvest happened.
I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. In fact because I have so many images I absolutely adore it’s going to actually take me 3 days to share it all with you. So for today we focus on the table. And if you’re in the area pick up the Florida or Georgia issue to see the spread, read all about it online , and make sure you check out our behind the scenes video. Happy harvest Loves! truly, MKR
P.S. Because I know you’re wondering, the gorgeous cards created by Ashley Buzzy McHugh that say things like “I’m thankful for” and “I couldn’t live without” is just a little holiday tradition where everyone writes on their cards then places them in a bowl and each person passes the bowl around the table, pulling a card, and reading it out loud. Just a little way to look back on the year, look ahead on the year to come, and most importantly give thanks.
P.P.S. We’re giving away a Zac by Zac Posen bag (up to a $450 retail value)…enter HERE.
It takes an army…
Concept & Styling: Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting On Martha, Inc.
Photography: Rustic White Photography
Videographer: Imagine Video Production
Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder
Florals: Gertie Mae’s Florals
Cake: Anne Kathleen Cakes
Calligraphy: Ashley Buzzy McHugh
Makeup: Brielle Brenner
Hair: MichelleMcCoy of Vidal Sassoon
Nails: Essie wicked + gold glitter polish on the party nail
Champagne Cocktail: St. Germaine + Champagne + Blackberries