Happy Tuesday! Since we're now in August and since August is the last month that can really be considered Summer pretty much everywhere, I want to post really fun, summery looking things all week!

This shoot was a little styled concept shoot that I worked on with two of my faves, Megan Gray of Honey & Poppies who did the design and flowers and Erica Obrien who did the desserts! Also props to Stacy Bisel for her stellar job on the makeup.

Even though styled shoots can be a little unrealistic to pull off at a real wedding, I think this one has so many great ideas that are actually do-able for a really cute, chic, adorable summer wedding! Monica and Joshua are a real life engaged couple, which made this shoot SO MUCH FUN to do! They got to practice for their big day, and I got to practice shooting a fantastic hip, sweet couple!

I don't often get to shoot a bride helping a groom get ready: :)

Asset160612

I think Monica is going to be a STUNNING bride, no?

Asset160613

Megan did a fab job with the flowers!

Asset160614

She also did the invitations--they have such a bright, artistic, handmade feel to them:

Asset160615

This setup has to be one of my all time faves. For an English major, what could be better than being surrounded by books?

Asset160616

The shoot took place at a gem of a location that even had a little orange grove! Fresh flowers and adorable pillows accented the ceremony area:

Asset160617

I loved the different pillows and fabrics on each chair:

Asset160618

Strawberry plants, books, and cute wallpaper, oh my!

Asset160619

Seriously, how could this be cuter?

Asset160620

Other than to be like this:

Asset160621

And this:

Asset160622

This couple is just so dang cute!

Asset160623

First kiss:

Asset160624

Yay, almost married!

Asset160625

Something about this one just gets me:

Asset160626

And this one:

Asset160627

The table setup was so fresh and fun! A flowy table cloth, some bright yellow flowers, a bowl of berries, a jug of milk, and a little cake: perfection!

Asset160628

Even the glasses were darling. And look at that napkin!

Asset160629

I want this photo to hang in my house--I might have to frame it:

Asset160630

Ahhh, don't you just want to take a bite?!

Asset160631

Megan is SO CREATIVE! Look at how she did the table numbers. They must have taken her ages, but wow, what a crazy cool effect!

Asset160632

That orange grove makes a sweet couple stand out:

Asset160633

Who wouldn't sneak a few bites of the cake?

Asset160634

Awww :)

Asset160635

Erica always does an incredible job with her cakes. She can come up with something to suit any style, and in a delicious way!

Asset160636

Another book display from Megan. Megan, please come do a project at my house!

Asset160637

Carrying the bookshelves and books theme throughout the whole area:

Asset160638

Cuteness :)

Asset160639

I just love this couple! They are so cute and natural together, and so photogenic!

Asset160640

And so in love:

Asset160641

A little funny, and a little sweet:

Asset160642

Did I mention cute?

Asset160643

Calm:

Asset160644

And happy!

Asset160645

Girls, thanks for such a fab shoot, and brides, I hope you can take some inspiration from this little concept!