My husband and I had the incredible opportunity just a few weeks back to travel to Ireland – and chose to explore the County Kerry Region, including traversing the entire Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and the Killarnery National Park. I have never witnessed the beauty of such unique landscape, and honestly, am having a hard time describing the intensity of the green color that surrounded us. It was somehow glowing; the hills and mountains were simply effervescent. Most of our days were spent attempting to outrun the rain, its clouds and the significant dropping temperatures… but when the skies behaved, it was pure magic. Our favorite day was spent biking through the National Park, stopping along the way to explore castles and ruins, visit with the lambs and cattle, stand amongst 30 foot rhododendron shrubs and watch boaters slowly come back to shore.
I am lucky to live directly across the street from Serenbe Farms, a certified organic farm, passionately run by farmers Paige and Justin… along with a much smaller crew than you would think considering not only how much food they provide, but how hard it is to sustain and nurture a growing farm. I’ve been documenting the entire growing season since January — mainly because I was curious as to the entire process, but even more so because I wanted to gain a deeper respect for the land, and the beautiful food that eventually ends up at my doorstep. Each week we receive a bounty of gifts in our farm share — and I feel blessed that I get to eat food that my neighbors have literally “raised”.
Images inspired by the upcoming Kentucky Derby… plus the full story about her inspiration from the ever-talented Krista and more photos from our shoot featured on the lovely Snippet & Ink. So lucky to work with this talented group:
Design, Styling, Props: Blue Eyed Yonder; Venue: Serenbe near Palmetto, Georgia; Floral Design: Lindsay Coletta Designs; Videography: Artworks Wedding Cinema; Hair, Makeup: Claudia Mejerle; Food, Drink: Sun In My Belly; Stationery: Buzzy Craftery; Wardrobe Stylist: Molly K. Web ; Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks; Bridesmaid Dress: Neiman Marcus; Silk Floral Headpiece: Fine and Fleurie; Silver Trophy Cups: Chicken and the Egg; Linens: Pottery Barn; Horses: Mia and Peyton of Serenbe Stables