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Garden Glory: A Farm-Fresh Wedding Shoot in Dayton, Ohio
Photos By Ashley Lynn Photography
By Lauren Kathryn on Feb 3, 2015 at 5:00 am in Rustic and Eco-Friendly/Green
Dayton, Ohio photographer Ashley Lynn celebrates her city’s agrarian roots and hardworking artisans with this produce-filled wedding shoot, appropriately held in the rustic downtown studio space of Lost and Found Vintage Rentals, which provided all of the day’s props, from the tufted olive-green love seat to the weathered wood dining table, its drawers overflowing with a bounty of locally grown vegetables.
“I love the fact that we are all getting back to the basics, thinking more about what we eat and growing our own food,” Ashley says. “I’m drawn to the colors and textures of vegetables, and I wanted to show off the arcadian qualities of farming in a refined and polished way. So I rolled up my sleeves and grasped hold of what it means to be from this wonderful place. Dayton may not be the largest or most exotic city, but what you get here is a lot of heart and soul with a little bit of dirt. This city is surrounded by a blanket of farmland, which makes for a richer community life. Dayton is thriving because it has an abundance of small businesses and artisans, and you’ll see some of them taking part in this project.”
Paper Pod Designs created this charming vegetable-themed invitation suite.
With the help of her husband and photography partner, Lynn fashioned earthy-looking bouquets entirely out of veggies. She also crafted a cauliflower boutonniere (surely the first of its kind!), which was worn by Andrew Daugherty, who played groom for the day.
Model Ellie Reynolds looked sweetly romantic in a duo of airy dresses from the Alfred Angelo bridal boutique in Dayton. Reynolds’ hair and makeup was done by Amber Bromer, the owner of Salon Noir. For the bride’s first look, Bromer created a soft pink cat eye and a loose curled updo that was finished with a gardenesque headpiece handcrafted by Cady Vance, the florist behind Floral V Designs.
Local artist and surface designer Esther Bley provided tea towels and recipe cards printed with her watercolor illustrations.
Cake, Hope, & Love created a delightful-looking naked cake—carrot, of course!—for the occasion. “The owners of Cake, Hope, & Love are just as sweet as their confections,” Lynn says. “This one was as pretty as it was delicious.”
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > ashley lynn photography
Location > lost and found vintage rentals
Cake > cake, hope, & love
Vintage rentals > lost and found vintage rentals
Bridal Boutique > Alfred Angelo of Dayton
Bride’s Headpiece > Floral V Designs
Hair > salon noir
Makeup > salon noir
Paper Goods > paper pod designs
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What's Being Said
Andreína González, Feb 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm
OMG, vegetables never look so well.
Sara, Feb 3, 2015 at 3:49 pm
Love that they took this look indoors!
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