Fall Inspiration from a Wyoming Photo Shoot
It's November and officially fall. To get in to the autumn spirit, we thought we'd share a photo shoot we put together for our sister company; Event Space Consulting. Brush Creek Ranch, is where the magic happened. ESC was asked to help out with their hospitality program and while they were there they also styled a few shoots to showcase how events could look. There were four different spots on the ranch that they focused on and they loved designing the setups with help from Natalie Bowen Designs, who crafted some seriously stellar floral arrangements. First up was the creekside camp, where rehearsal dinners often take place.
"When Brush Creek Ranch asked us to come up with a vision for their signature look of their camp site, we got really excited. First of all, I am a lover of the outdoors and the camp site there is right next to a stream, set amongst evergreens with a fire pit and built-in wooden deck for performances. When developing ideas for the look and feel of the space, some of the words we used were: s'mores, fleece, candles, string lights, plaid, fur, ticking stripes, checkers, cozy, oil lanterns, baked beans, hoe down, Mason jars, wooden chargers, and grilled chicken. And what we came up with is what their creekside dinners now look like." -Alison
The overlook deck is a prime spot for welcome cocktails. There's nothing like gathering together with your guests with a view like this. We cozied up this space with fleece blankets and rocking chairs and oversized pillows.
Next up was the ceremony area, which was already surrounded by Aspen trees. We built an Aspen ceremony structure and covered it with soft ivory fabric and some blooms on the side so as not to detract from the view (or the couple). With the seating on different levels we thought we'd soften up the space with some pillows and blankets.
The rustic family dinner setup was upstairs in the activity center. This intimate spot is perfect for 20-40 guests, all at one long table. We started with a La Tavola linen and added Casa De Perrin brass candle holders. The finishing touch was some floral details by Natalie.
"When I thought about the design for this dinner table I wanted something that would compliment the rustic setting but still be elegant. The table had lots of texture and warm elements and I aimed to design flowers that were textural yet still subtle. I didn't want anything overpowering but still wanted there to be a feminine touch to add to the atmosphere of the ranch." -Natalie
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All photos by Mel Barlow.