I am so excited for the loveliness that I am about to share! If elegant yet rustic is what you are going for then today’s styled shoot from Doug Stroud Photography and Liza at DBI Events is just what you need. They were inspired by the fresh and cultivating elements found at a farmers’ market and offer up a few ways to use that inspiration at your wedding. The rich colors! The crepe station! The seed packet garland! What’s not to love? This farm stand-inspired fête is the perfect inspiration for a post-wedding brunch for out of town guests, a intimate bridal shower or a country-chic wedding reception!

From Liza: This styled shoot was inspired by the freshness of the farmers’ market. We used basil as the ultimate focus, which lead us to the dark wine purple and fresh crispy green color palette. We chose the location for it’s luscious greens and kept other details (such as linen, dishes, chargers, and brunch station table) neutral to allow the rich colors to pop.

Our brunch station featured a basil and blackberry infused lemonade, coffee station incorporating vintage metal pitchers, and a crepe station with fresh whipped cream. Wooden crates not only provided elevation but they also furthered the farmers’ market theme. We added additional visual details by using flagged and tented labels to identify the various brunch items.


We created an unconventional centerpiece by featuring the harvest of the season – rich dark purple plums, green basil, and blackberries. We also carried this through to the bride’s bouquet. Crispy green basil and burgundy amaranthus blended together for a fresh outdoor look, popping against the cream lace dress.

We used seed packets for place cards (doubling as favors) as well as to create the “Hitched” garland. We wanted the theme of cultivation to carry through-out.

The following Washington, DC area wedding professionals contributed to this styled shoot:

Photography: Doug Stroud photography
Event Design: DBI Events
Rentals: DC Rental
Vintage Rentals: DBI Events
Stationery: Candy and Co. Events

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Photo Credits: Doug Stroud photography

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