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Clean lines, crisp colors, and rustic elements make this styled shoot the perfect balance of details to create a classic look. From the ice blue linens to the birds nests on the place settings, it’s sweet and pretty. Sharon Ivy does a fabulous job of presenting several table decor options to help demonstrate that different looks for a few tables is completely feasible. Sometimes it’s as simple as a switch from a high centerpiece to a low, or a more complicated one to a simple one. Don’t be afraid to mix it up – it helps add depth and variety to a room.

Darbi G. Photography

From the Photographer, Darbi:
This stylized shoot in Kansas City plays out a vision of a soft, earthy and rustic affair that doesn’t succumb to the expected Midwest autumn color palette of red, orange and yellow accented with pumpkins, gourds and leaves. Sharon Ivy’s inspiration began with branches and twigs played up with white, green, shades of blue kissed with some sparkle. The goal was to end up with details and a mood that brides of all budgets could implement in a way that is simple and approachable, yet elegant. We transformed a basic loft space in downtown KC with guest tables featuring chivari chairs, white flowers including roses, ranunculus and hydrangea, and accents of woven chargers, branch balls, delicate bird nests, succulents in mercury glass vases, candles and place cards perched in tiny branches. The sweetheart table stood out with a smoky-blue silk linen, a “love prop” ampersand, and bundles of jewels amidst succulents and bird nests. The bride’s bouquet was a cluster of flowers, succulents and berries wrapped in burlap and finished with a stunning rhinestone brooch that complimented her gown’s brooch. The ivory square-tiered cake was a stage for gilded leaves of bronze, gold, silver and copper; the cake was accompanied by a burlap table-topper and mercury glass votives. Overall, the twist on a fall wedding succeeded in exuding an earthy, rustic, yet very elegant charm.

Photography: Darbi G. Photography | Event Planner: Sharon Ivy Events | Floral Designer: Beco Flowers | Venue: The Berg Event Space | Stationery: Salutations by Mairead | Dress Store: Altar Bridal | Cake Designer: Rebekah – Cake Artist | Makeup Artist: Jolie Artistry | Hair Stylist: Last Tangle Salon


  1. sharon
    11:09 am on April 25th, 2012


  2. Thanks for the feature Brit!!!

  3. Pat Gibson
    4:45 pm on April 25th, 2012

    Beautiful shoot Darbi! And yes, love, the rustic look for fall!

  4. T. L. H.
    8:23 pm on April 25th, 2012

    This is beautiful and the photography is amazing. Darbi is a very talented artist and I love following her work. I haven’t been disappointed yet.

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  6. CRS
    3:15 pm on May 3rd, 2012

    Where did you get the ampersand prop?! I love it and want to get the same one!

  7. Landlocked Bride
    10:02 pm on May 3rd, 2012

    I’m not sure where they found it, but you can check Anthropologie or craft stores to create a replica.