So. I met a photographer at a networking event in Lebanon almost a year ago. We hit it off instantly and a week or so later, she referred me to another photographer friend of hers. This is starting to sound weird, but I promise, it's not.
Her friend needed a hair and makeup artist for a photo shoot she was working with a ton of other professionals and it interested me because the shoot was involved with entomology. What is that you might ask? It's bugs, dead bugs. I got to the farm and there were bugs placed everywhere, beautifully, in the cake, caressing the invitations, throughout the veil, and more. I've worked on a few photo shoots like this before promised to have work published, but it didn't pan out.
But crazy thing happened and this was published in Trendy Bride Magazine!! This is the first time my name has been in print and I couldn't be happier. It was put on stands this past Monday and the publisher sent me two copies of my own so I've got it on display in my house, duhhh.
Below are some of my favorite shots. Beneath the pictures are credits for all parties involved. It was fabulous working with them all!!
Photography: Maile Lani Photography, www.mailelaniphotography.com | www.instagram.com/alyxiaoliviformis
Event Planning + Design: Elizabeth Ulrich Design, www.elizabethulrichdesign.com | www.instagram.com/stockroomtn
Floral Design: Kennedy Occasions, www.kennedyoccasions.com | www.instagram.com/k.occasions
Bridal Boutique: White Dresses Boutique, www.whitedressesboutique.com | www.instagram.com/whitedressesnashville
Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige, www.jlmcouture.com | www.instagram.com/jlm_couture
Veil: Toni Federici, www.tonifederici.com | www.instagram.com/tonifederici
Shoes: Emmy London, www.emmylondon.com | www.instagram.com/emmyshoes
Crown: Twigs & Honey, www.twigsandhoney.com | www.instagram.com/myracallan
Engagement Ring & Band: Fernweh Jewels, www.fernwehjewels.com | www.instagram.com/fernwehjewels/
Hair and Makeup: Declan + Mae (me!!), www.declanandmae.com | www.instagram.com/declanandmae
Cake: Baked in Nashville, www.bakedinnashville.com | www.instagram.com/bakedinnashville
Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas, www.weddingpaperdivas.com | www.instagram.com/weddingpaperdivas
Calligraphy: Rosemary Radford, Garden Key Co., www.gardenkeyco.com | www.instagram.com/gardenkeyco
Vow Book: Velvet Raptor, www.velvetraptor.com | www.instagram.com/velvet_raptor
Vintage Rentals: Stockroom Vintage, www.stockroomvintage.com | www.instagram.com/stockroomtn
Plates & Platter Rental: Handmade Studio TN, www.handmadestudiotn.com | www.instagram.com/handmadestudiotn
Venue: Glen Leven Farm,
www.landtrusttn.org/glen-leven | www.instagram.com/landtrusttn
Model: Kara E. Dixon, www.karaedixon.com | www.instagram.com/kara.e.dixon
Dried Bugs: Insect Art,