she wore flowers in her hair
I have been wanting to do a shoot like this for some time and work with several vendors. I was honored when Kelly asked me to photograph this collaboration. So much coordination went into this sunny, Sunday afternoon shoot in June. It was rescheduled once due to torrential rain. I'm a true believer that things happen for a reason. June couldn't have been more beautiful in wildflowers and landscape at Topsmead. We've all been patiently waiting for this day that was pure magic thanks to Kelly Hart for having the vision and for bringing this band of gypsies together.
George, Tim, Ethan and I got there early to help Anna and her husband, Matt set up the scene with some of my props and Anna's gorgeous flower bouquets and her accessories. Kelly and Diane were busy doing make-up and hair and everyone arrived around 6 p.m. We only had two and a half hours to shoot before the park closed and I think we did a pretty fantastic job nailing a mock wedding in such a short amount of time. If it were up to me, I would have stayed until 9:30 p.m. at the park and shot into dark, but the gates were closing.
Ethan treated us all to a serenade to his lovely bride, Rebecca with the song, "names and places," which is accompanied in the video. So much talent all in one place, just brings a great big smile to my face. Thanks to everyone involved for making room in your busy schedules to create something beautiful.
Bridal Gown - Megan Dumaine with The Wedding Embassy
Set Design + Flowers - Anna Matton with Country Girl Collections
Cake - Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
Stationary - Kendra Meany with The Nice Paper Co.
VW Bus - Pete Cayre with Blitz Black Motorsports
Video - Timothy J. Gray with Timothy J. Siwy Photography
Video editing + Photography - Corey Lynn Tucker Photography
Music - Ethan Frederick Newman - Trail Life
Models - Ethan Newman, Rebecca St. George, Eleni Vossoughi, Brie Morrone, Vanessa Romanauskas, Sandy Dee, Melissa McCormick, Katie, Heath Leber, Peter Morrone, Craig Morrell, Collin and Clara May
Location - Topsmead, Litchfield, CT
Assistants - George Mastrogiannis and Matt Matton