Bright, fun, fall styled shoot

Just because it’s fall, you don’t have to pick muted colors or dark tones: I love bright colors any time of the year! This styled shoot is full of color and amazing vendors. Ready for some bright, fall amazing-ness?


The planning

When I first contemplated hosting a styled shoot with local New Braunfels vendors I knew exactly the people I wanted to work with; however, setting a date in the fall season meant I was a little nervous about the design. My personal preference is towards bright, summer colors, but how would that work in the fall when most people are looking for traditional fall colors?

The vision

Darcy'sBehindtheScenes-00024I decided to base my vision on a bright white and deep blue. From here I decided that we would add in color, but I wasn’t sure exactly what colors we would use.  The place-settings and floral containers are milk-glass from my personal hoard collection, and believe it or not, the silverware and chargers are plastic-ware from At Home. (Hey, wedding design can be inexpensive and still look amazing!)

The design

Soon after I began planning, I met with my friend Kelsea of Touch of Whimsy Design and Coordination and she agreed to help me with the design and florals for the shoot. As a day-of coordinator myself, I am more comfortable working with other people’s ideas of design, and I knew I could trust her help me. I warned her I love bright colors, and she was happy to go along with my scheme.

Take a risk

Kelsea also agreed to another crazy idea: buying flowers from our local HEB store 2 days before the shoot! While many coordinators and florists would not take this risk and would have their flowers ordered wholesale, we thought it would be fun to take a chance and see what we could find locally.

And, can I just say, while the flowers weren’t exactly like the original vision, we totally hit the jackpot at our local HEB and it turned out 10 times better than our original concept! Sometimes taking a risk pays off big time! Kelsea did an amazing job arranging them.

Let’s talk table

When I saw a long, beautiful farmhouse table from Ashley at Mintage Rentals, I knew it was the perfect setting for the shoot, then we added in the mis-matched chairs for fun, and her bright blue goblets were the perfect addition to the table settings as well.

This shoot was my first time working with Ashley, but she is so nice and easy to work with that I have no doubt we’ll work together in the future.  Plus, she’s a homeschool mom also, and it’s always fun to meet other entrepreneur moms who are trying to balance it all.

Capturing the details

My friend Adrien with Pine and Blossom is the reason this styled shoot came to life.  She has been a great source of encouragement to me since I decided to take my day-of coordination business full-time, and she inspired me to host a styled shoot of my own.

When it comes to details, I love the way Adrien captures them. She is meticulous and professional in the way she photographs, yet is so personable that you instantly feel comfortable and can have fun even when there’s work to be done.

And she totally let me have fun with ice-cream, cookies, and sprinkles, so what’s not to love?


Thank you

I can’t say enough good things about all the ladies who helped this shoot possible.  They are all amazing, creative, entrepreneur women, and I’m so grateful to all of them for their contributions and support.

Also, thank you to the New Braunfels Public Library for allowing us to setup in the field behind the library, and also to Bliss Paper Boutique who have amazing, affordable printables on Esty.

How to contact the vendors

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