Urban Summer Styled Shoot!


August 22, 2012

While we were planning our wedding, I had about a thousand little DIY projects going all over the house. Since we’ve been married, I haven’t quite been able to stop making new things! I haven’t wanted to at least….I really love diy projects because I love that you can take ordinary objects and create something fun and unique that can’t be bought in a store AND you can save money. DIY projects appeal to me because of their custom nature…you want a cake stand? You can make one in any color or any style that you please!

That love for projects led me to create a styled shoot based very loosely on one of my favorite movies, 500 Days of Summer. I daydreamed about it for a while and ended up putting together something that is very similar to what I would create if we were to get married all over again!

Special thanks to Tina Tabibi, Annamarie Akins, and Ashley Barnett! Love you girls!


Model: Annamarie Akins
Paper products: Tabibi Design
Flowers: DIY from Norfolk Wholesale Floral, Succulents from Home Depot
Table Runner: DIY, fabric from Fabric.com
Centerpieces: DIY, wood box handmade by John.
Doughnuts: Krispy Kreme
Veil: DIY


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  1. Ursha

    August 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Wow! This is stunning! The whole decoration and everything! What is that colorful thing in the last two photos?

  2. Katie Nesbitt

    August 22nd, 2012 at 5:23 pm


  3. Krista A. Jones

    August 22nd, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Wow, this is such a cute shoot! Your centerpiece is absolutely amazing and Annamarie looks awesome 🙂

  4. Natalie

    August 22nd, 2012 at 7:56 am

    This is such a great set of images! 🙂 Beautiful!

  5. caitlin elizabeth

    August 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 am

    i <3 sprinkles and chevron. dis is great!!

  6. Katie Yuen

    August 22nd, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Love this!!!! It even matches your brand 😉

  7. Emilia Jane

    August 22nd, 2012 at 9:53 am

    She is stunning. And I want all the donuts!!!!

  8. molly

    August 22nd, 2012 at 10:33 am

    oh this is so so so so so stunning and fun, katie! so pretty!

  9. ashley barnett

    August 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 am

    YAAAY!! I love it!! 🙂 It came out so cute!!

  10. Tina Tabibi

    August 22nd, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I LOVE everything about this shoot. The color palette and details look fantastic. Annamarie, seriously you are a stunner! Love the birdcage veil. Always wish I wore one at my wedding. I can’t pick a favorite shot because I like them all! Great job girls. xoxo

  11. Katie @ Lovebird Productions

    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    The styling is perfect! I love the sprinkles, chevron, donuts and the mustard yellow! Love it all! So inspiring 🙂

  12. Annamarie

    August 22nd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    YAYYY! love how it turned out Katie!!! so pretty! Thanks for letting me be a part of it! love you!!

  13. Ashley Link

    August 22nd, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    so so COOL! love this! i’m working on my own styled shoot as well. they’re so fun and give you so much room for creativity! great job! very inspiring! 🙂

  14. Sara Q

    August 22nd, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Absolutely IN LOVE with everything about this shoot! Very cool!

  15. teri pozniak // tPoz

    August 23rd, 2012 at 10:15 am

    fanTAStic job!! The needlepoint table numbers, the donuts, the birdcage veil! auhhhghhh-adore! And Love the sprinkle blowing!

  16. Janelle C.

    August 24th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I love it!!!

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