One year after they tied the knot, Jaime and Tim wanted to celebrate by doing a photo shoot with their wedding photographer, Shane Welch Photography. I was asked to style this shoot and make it outdoorsy with a touch of whimsy. But one obstacle stood in our way– Chicago’s crazy weather. Despite the total downpour, I think the photos were a wonderful success and something that shows couples that they can have beautiful and fun photos in the rain.

***This shoot was published on Wedding Chicks***

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The concept of this shoot started with the newlywed’s love of all things rustic and outdoors. And since, traditionally, your first year’s anniversary gift is paper, this shoot made sure to incorporate a very fun and whimsical feel through paper confetti. We did a lot of DIY projects for this shoot which included confetti dipped mason jars for the flower vases and napkin rings. What I love most is the giant confetti heart we used to decorate the barn.

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Barnyard Anniversary Shoot 48Barnyard Anniversary Shoot 63 Because of the weather, we had to find a clever way to keep the couple dry and still execute our vision of an outdoorsy picnic on the farm. So we strung up tons of colorful umbrellas in the trees to act as a canopy. Jaime and Tim were able to stay dry, despite a total downpour, and have their pie and eat it too! We used a bale of hay as a table with a lacy table cloth, adorable plates from BHLDN to serve the pie, and a bunch of colorful wildflowers from Fleur du Jour  to mimic the look of party confetti.

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photography: Shane Welch Photography / coordination + styling: Naturally Yours Events / florist: Fleur du Jour / hair: Debbie Petrielli / makeup: Makeup by Pamela / confetti: Ecofetti / desserts: Bang Bang Pies