~ bring a bit of The Farmhouse with you after every visit ~

Monday, October 27, 2014

Styled Shoot Sneak Peak…Boho Woodland Wedding Inspiration

What an amazing way to end the wedding season...
With a gorgeous Styled Shoot
capturing the beauty of the foothills
& incorporating an amazing group of local vendors.

I feel so blessed to have met some amazing wedding vendors this past year since moving up to Grass Valley, CA.
I started working with Jennifer & Carlos at
Farm to Table Catering in the Spring
& they brought me into the world of foothills weddings.
From there I met the lovely Katie of Katie White Photography
& we knew instantly that we wanted to collaborate
on a styled shoot. Since she was originally from Sonoma,
she had stayed busy with weddings in the Wine Country
& hadn't really marketed herself as a Gold Country Photographer.
So we were the perfect fit. Her from Sonoma & me from Marin.
Both of us wanting to highlight the beauty
& flourishing wedding industry in our new community.

Here's a quick sneak peek of the gorgeousness
that happened this fall day...

More to come of this shoot when I can share
the STUNNING images
from Katie.

And it wouldn't have been so magical
if it wasn't for all of the incredible local vendors:

Photography: Katie White | Katie White Photography
www.katiewhitephotog.com, IG: @KatieWhitePhotog
Vintage Rentals & Styling: Erica Henderson | Tin Roof Farmhouse
www.tinrooffarmhouse.com, IG: @TinRoofFarmhouse
Venue: Erin Thiem | Inn Town Campground
www.inntowncampground.com, IG: @InnTownCampground
Catering: Jennifer & Carlos Trujillo | Farm to Table Catering
www.farm2tablecatering.com, IG: @FarmToTableCatering
Hand Lettering & Paper: Rosaura Unangst | Pigment & Parchment
www.pigmentandparchment.com, IG: @PigmentAndParchment
Floral Design & Flower Farm: Angie Tomey | Little Boy Flowers
www.littleboyflowers.com, IG: @LittleBoyFlowers
Hair & Make-up: Angela | Hair and Makeup by Angela
www.hairandmakeupbyangela.blogspot.com, IG: @HairAndMakeupByAngela
Bride & Vintage Gown: Amber Hill | Aquarian Dawn
www.aquariandawn.com, IG: @AquarianDawn
Groom: Owen Lindsay | IG: @StrutsFreely

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A sneak peak...Vineyard Soiree

What a lovely group of ladies I was able to work with last month
that created this gorgeous 30th Birthday Soiree.
It was a French-inspired gathering set at a beautiful vineyard.

I saw the space in person when I picked up all of
our vintage rentals at the Kelley & Young Winery. Their website
doesn't do the space justice…They're in the process
of building a barn that will be the tasting room & potentially a great space for more farm-to-table gatherings.

Here's a little snapshot I took of the winery in Alexander Valley as I was heading back home to the foothills. Just gorgeous!

I feel fortunate to be meeting so many super
creative, inspiring & fabulous ladies via Instagram. It surprises me what a cool community it has become.
One of these ladies is Claudine, of Cooking with Claudine.
She is the most adorable gal ever! And I'm thrilled that we connected initially via Instagram, but were able to connect (in the REAL world) on my trip to the Bay Area &
chat over a glass of wine.

Well she is one of the masterminds behind this gorgeous
Birthday Soiree for her girlfriends 30th birthday.
Luckily she brought me on board to help her create the
"French-inspired gathering on a Vineyard"

What an amazing sign & sentiment to start the party off!
Gorgeous writing on our Gold Framed Chalkboard
(& all the calligraphy & paper details for the day)
by Narine of Sweet & Crafty.

Make a Wish Sarah!

The gorgeous table was designed & styled by Cooking with Claudine
& Melanie of Head Over Heals with Melanie. It includes our
Cut-glass & Hobnail Votive Holders & florals by MacKensey of Poppy Stone Design.

As well as our Kathryn Chair for Sarah's special spot
at the table. We're thrilled that it completed the
French-inspired theme perfectly.

And how gorgeous does everything look lit by our Votive Holders?
Also shown are our Assorted Picture Frames,
Gold Framed Chalkboard, Wine Box, Cut-glass Compote &

Tasty Rosemary Cashew treats by Claudine piled in our
Wood Root Bowl as favors for all the guests with sweet
Merci tags by Sweet & Crafty.

How fabulous does this gathering look?
A perfect evening at the Kelley & Young Winery.
How nice to have such amazing friends to create something so special to celebrate a big birthday!

Happy Birthday Sarah!

We hope your day was as amazing as it looks in the pictures.

Event pulled together by the following team…

Catering, Menu & Wine Pairing: Cooking with Claudine
Photography: Melanie Duerkopp
Design & Styling: Head Over Heals with Melanie
Vintage & Prop Rentals: Tin Roof Farmhouse
Caligraphy & Paper Details: Sweet & Crafty
Floral Design: Poppy Stone Design
Venue & Wine: Kelley & Young Wines 

Hopefully professional pictures to come from Melanie soon...
We'll share as soon as we receive them.

Check out our website & contact us so we can
create your vision for you wedding or photoshoot.

Cheers ~ Erica

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Site Visit...Empire Mine State Park

It's been awhile again…

And summer is finally really coming to an end.
I'm not quite willing to accept this yet. Summer is definitely
my favorite season. I wish it could last forever.

Just because I haven't been busy writing blog posts, doesn't mean I haven't been exploring our new area. I was able to do several site visits this summer. The first on the list was
Empire Mine State Park. 

This is one of the gorgeous ceremony spots ~
what an amazing backdrop!

There are so many gorgeous spots for photos of the
bride & groom ~ have I mentioned how much I love greenhouses!

This sweet little breezeway could be perfect for a
drink station or room for a guestbook ~ I love the light.

Look at these gorgeous archways & brickwork ~ which leads into this sweet little courtyard.

I think it would make the perfect backdrop for
cocktail hour ~ what do you think?

And here are a bunch of beautiful images from 
showing Empire Mines full potential for your special day.

And I was told that the Rose Garden is gorgeous
when it's blooming in May. We'd love to be a part of
your special day helping you create
your unique vision.

Check out our website & contact us so we can
create your vision for you wedding or photoshoot.

Cheers ~ Erica

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