A Lakota's Farm Styled Shoot
Ironically this shoot was done before COVID-19 and the wave of “Tiny Weddings” who knew it was going to be so popular! Kimberly wanted to feature Lakota’s Farm in a new way, with a design that had never been done before on her farm. We are so excited to be showcasing our gorgeous outdoor covered patio and featuring our incredibly beautiful models Julia and Erin - two helplessly in love newlyweds, who are fellow equestrians, and were beyond excited to put a wedding dress on again!
About The Farm
Lakota’s Farm is a farm full of rescue animals, including our darling horses. The horse featured in this shoot is James Dean a.k.a JD.
P.S. JD loves to eat the flowers from our couples!
He is the most wonderful boy and is loved by everyone who meets him! Lakota’s Farm was established in 1772 and the event barn is a renovated 150-years old barn bursting with charm and elegance.
About The Tiny Wedding Shoot:
An Intimate Affair is a new way to look at weddings: a smaller, more intimate wedding that can still hold all of the beautiful elements of the wedding day that you have always dreamt of. If making sure customization is a priority, then an intimate celebration is for you. There is something special about an intimate wedding, it allows you to invest in their experience as well as yours. If you are interested in emulating the dinner party vibe, then intimate is the way to go. Having an intimate wedding is like throwing a dinner party with your closest friends! An Intimate Affair allows you to create a more personal set up for your ceremony and it is a great way to showcase the intimacy of your guest list. With a smaller guest list, you can be more creative with chair setups, ceremony decor, adding color and comfort to your setting by integrating pillows into your final design.
What was the inspiration behind this styled shoot?
The inspiration for this shoot was inspired by our amazing and loving couple on our Historical 34-acre horse farm, paired with a Farm-to-table Celebration! Some of the key design elements focused on a dreamy color pallet with European styled gold metallics, hand-dyed fabric, and fresh greenery that blanketed a whimsical tablescape.
What are some of the key elements in this shoot?
- Small Intimate Affair/Wedding
- Intimate Farm-to-Table Dinner style wedding
- Historical Homestead & Barn Venue
- Rescue Horse Farm
- Rustic yet elegant decor
- Hand-dyed fabric
- Sweeping florals, and greens draping the tables
- European gold candle holders with a softened dusty blue color palette
Is there an overall theme and/or color palette in this shoot?
The overall theme for this shoot was an Intimate Farm-to-table Dinner Wedding Celebration. The soft color palette features a variety of depths that carry into a playful yet elegant and romantic tablescape.
Why did you choose to use an LGBTQAI+ couple for the shoot? What significance did it have?
When Kimberly Finney owner of Lakota’s Farm met Julia Dunn, a local News Anchor for CBS 6, Albany, NY at a Business Professionals Mixer last year, Julia got to talking about how she and her sweetheart Erin Leavy had been recently married and the amazing day that they had experienced together. Through Julia’s stories, Kimberly could feel the love that Julia and Erin had for each other. Without having ever met Erin, Kimberly could tell that both Julia & Erin were beautiful people both inside and out and it was then that she knew that they would be a perfect couple for her dream styled shoot.
Have you worked with LGBTQAI+ couples prior to this?
Although we have many exciting upcoming weddings & celebrations planned with LGBTQAI couples for the future, this shoot was our first opportunity in working exclusively with an LGBT couple.