Sometimes inspiration comes from the most random places.  In my case, my starting point is usually food.  I love summer food the most of any food.  But who says we have to limit ourselves during those seasons.  Peaches in the fall, that's what I want!  And thus my mind began to spiral with ideas.  Then came the crisp pine that was all around me when I walked my pup.  And the two were married.  With tones of gold and warm brown, it truly brings out the best in the peach and pine.  With the help of my beautiful models, I put something together that I'm truly proud of, I'm so happy that it got recognized in publishing.  Thank you so much to Love and Lavender for featuring my work.  I hope that this shoot not only inspires brides as they plan their wedding but draws people to "Made to be Mine", my lovely couples, and my message of soulmates.


Styling : Thistle & Gold // Venue : Lyman Woods Forest Preserve // Bride's dress : Cloud Nine Boutique in Peoria, IL - Designer - Amy Kuschel // Bridesmaid/Groomsgirl's skirts : Ruche // Bride's earrings : etsy seller Boho Nest // Invitation Printing : Loktah // Invitation Design : Thistle & Gold // Bride's headband : Thistle & Gold // Bride's boots : Steve Madden // Bride's necklace : Relic's in Peoria, IL, Hair & Makeup : Kristen Mrdjanov // Food : Cyd's Gourmet Cafe & Catering