Romantic French Farm style inspiration

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Things are about to get real pretty up in here. The uber talented bunch at Readyluck is at it again, this time with a shoot inspired by “golden sun-drenched fields of childhood summers, a love of high hairdos, and the fantastical dresses from Sofia Coppola’s, Marie Antoinette“. Big hair, soft hairpieces, romantic hues – we can definitely get behind that! The variety of backdrops they had to shoot in front of at the Johns Hopkins family farm aren’t too shabby either. We never tire of seeing the beauty these folks come up with!

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Sara, of Jill Andrews Gowns: When Lindsay and Shane came to us with the idea for the photo shoot, we immediately knew it would be a great fit for our gowns. The inspiration for the shoot was rustic, natural beauty and we immediately thought of presenting the gowns as “mock-ups”. A mock-up is the first step for custom making clothes and it is, by definition, unfinished and somewhat raw. They are quite beautiful in their own right, and fit perfectly with the aesthetic that Shane and Lindsay were trying to achieve. Our vision was to subtly communicate the emotion of each piece without defining it too much for the viewer. We hope each person will envision how they would finish the garment and make it completely their own.

Thanks to everyone involved! Already looking forward to the next one!

Photography: Lindsay Hite & Shane Carpenter of Readyluck / Location: Hopkins Family Farm (private) / Event Design: Readyluck / Dresses and Suits: Jill Andrews & Sara Mathes of Jill Andrews Gowns / Flowers: Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers / Jewelry: Sloane Brown / Makeup: Julia McCabe of Kiss N Make Up / Hair: Jill and Wil Crowther / Models: Lane Harlan, Shannon Andrews, Christian Beckman

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Ryan Gladstone on Sep 20, 2011

Love that first field shot!

postcards and pretties on Sep 20, 2011

gorgeous! love her gown!

Erin * Sparkle + Hay on Sep 20, 2011

stunningly farmhouse chic! & adoring the feathers!

Kevin on Sep 20, 2011

The image of her tossing her dress is stunning. Beautiful styling and imagery.

Mrs. Châtelaine in Paris on Sep 20, 2011

Love the high French flair of these bridal looks! xox

Meredith on Sep 20, 2011

Gorgeous dresses!! But...they aren't on their website anywhere?!?! Please share more info about these two dresses!

Sara Mathes on Sep 20, 2011

Yes, Meredith - they are hiding!! That's because this photo shoot is a sort of pre-launch of our upcoming line. 100 Layer Cake is the first to see what we are working on for our first real line of gowns. I will put a little blurb up post-haste! We hope to have a dedicated website up and running within the next two months. In the meantime, if you'd like more info, please email us at We can answer any questions you may have and also put you on the list for the Studio Line roll-out!

Local Color Flowers on Sep 20, 2011

Local Color Flowers LOVED working on this photoshoot with this amazing team! Including locally grown cut flowers for the bouquets and centerpieces was the perfect, "natural" touch.

Jennie on Sep 20, 2011

Love it all! What stunning lighting and the theme really shines through every detail. Love the locally grown flowers!! Nothing like fragrant lilac to stir up romantic memories of perfumes and spring days. :-)

Rochelle on Sep 21, 2011

Oh, wow. That's stunning. I love it. Thanks for sharing!

Ayana on Sep 21, 2011

Spectacular! Wow! Great location, great compositions, great light. Absolutely GORGEOUS dress! Photography GENIUS!! Wonderful, wonderful work!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Readyluck on Sep 21, 2011

Thanks so much Ayana! We were so lucky with the amazing sunlight during the shoot. Glad you enjoyed the photos. What a wonderful experience collaborating with this team. We are so thankful for the support from the ladies at 100 layer cake for this sweet post!

bridal girl on Sep 21, 2011

The gown is simply fabulous and the location is beautiful. Really love it!

nicole on Sep 22, 2011

I love everything about this collaboration between Readyluck, Jill Andrews Gownsand Local Colors Flowers...the dresses are beautifully simple, elegant and very feminine, the imagery is so carefully considered with the perfect balance of spontaneity and gorgeous light...very inspiring shoot! Do you plan to collaborate again? Perhaps when the line officially comes out?

Lisa on Sep 22, 2011

Beautiful, magical images! I love the ones in the field.. especially the one where she's walking down the hill, flinging her skirt, looking at the sunset. I love the 1970s colouring alongside the romantic french farm girl look..

Sarah on Sep 22, 2011

Love this post! The light, the location, the styling, everything. Well done, Readyluck! xoxo

Tare on Sep 22, 2011

Bringing back the farm fresh!

Jasmine on Sep 22, 2011

I want to see this larger!

Brooke brady on Sep 23, 2011

Beautiful bride, gorgeous dress, great theme, and WONDERFUL shots of it all. You never cease to amaze me, Readyluck.

Brian geary on Sep 23, 2011

Beautiful photos!

rose on Sep 23, 2011

What lovely, delicate and captivating photos to compliment those beautiful dresses! Makes me want to hire READYLUCK and buy one of your gowns for MY wedding!

Ashley, Indie Atlantic Films on Sep 23, 2011

I'm in LOVE with this! Sooooo stunning! Great job!

meaghan on Sep 23, 2011

Stunning... Enchanting... Gorgeous through and through! Totally in love with the freshness of this shoot, the Readyluck team and the very talented ladies at Jill Andrews Gowns. Huge props! There must be more photos...any plans for a follow-up post?

Nicole on Sep 23, 2011

Beautiful work!

Beth Blinebury on Sep 23, 2011

Love the big hair-do's and LOVE these photos! The team at ReadyLuck is superb... I should know, I hired Jackie from ReadyLuck to shoot my wedding in November!!

Molly // glitter + rye on Sep 23, 2011

Ah, that light! It's captured beautifully. Such a romantic shoot .. love the colors and I'm lusting after those gorgeous flirals. Well done all!

Sera on Sep 23, 2011

Where is this?

Megan Lavelle on Sep 23, 2011

Amazing light. You all rock!

Readyluck on Sep 26, 2011

Wow, thanks y'all! @nicole - yes, we hope to collaborate again soon! You can see when the line comes out at @meaghan - hope to do a follow up post at our blog ( with more from the shoot, including behind the scenes photos @Sera - it's the private farm of the Hopkins family in Maryland. Lovely, ain't it?!

Matt DePaola on Sep 29, 2011

Beautiful shots! the mood.

Christening Invitations on Oct 16, 2011

I love this theme.

Hens Night Invitations on Oct 16, 2011

A very unique theme.

Wedding Invitations Sydney Online on Oct 16, 2011

That first picture looks amazing!

Party Invitation Templates on Oct 16, 2011

Wow! those hair-do's look amazing!

Luna Brown on Dec 13, 2012

What a great photography, I like your style, it looks so wonderful and romantic.

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