With summer rapidly approaching, I’m really looking forward to longer days, warmer weather and outdoor wedding celebrations. I love when couples get the opportunity to take advantage of those long summer evenings, toasting to love as the sun begins to set and ending the night dancing under the stars. I think outdoor receptions that are filled with wine, delicious food and great company make for such romantic evenings.
A couple of weeks ago I teamed up with Leigh + Mitchell, who designed this gorgeous inspiration shoot for an apple orchard wedding reception, and let me just say I am head over heels for it. Like other natural light wedding photographers, golden hour is my favorite hour. The light is soft and dreamy and just makes everything beautiful and it had no problem showing off during this shoot. Some of my favorite details included the colorful al fresco dining. I love the contrast of the soft color palette of the tablescape against the rich color of the food. The cascading flower centerpiece tied in so perfectly to the orchard and finally, the string lights added that perfect romantic outdoor touch. It was easy to picture loving newlyweds sitting around this table with their favorite people and toasting to this new chapter in their lives.