Our recent styled shoot within the Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum + History Center in Ridgefield, CT was a magical meeting of the monochromatic minds. Keeler Tavern is a hidden treasure on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street, dating back to 1915 when noted architect Cass Gilbert designed and built the space. It boasts 20-foot ceilings that are complemented by crown moulding and chandeliers, as well as a grand fireplace and hardwood floors. In season, rose covered arbors and seasonal flowers line its spacious brick-walled garden. With French doors and windows streaming natural light, it’s safe to say our team fell in love with this dreamy building as soon as photographer Joanna Fisher recommended the space.
Early in the initial design phase of the shoot, Lisa knew she wanted to pursue a monochromatic vibe as she was looking for something fresh and different from what she was seeing in the wedding space. From that first inkling, she began putting together a Pinterest board to refine the mood of the shoot, while also thinking through her vendor roster for the perfect team. Similar to selecting a vendor team for our clients, Lisa looks to bring together a talented group who are also positive and fun! These qualities are important to help bring out the magic of the shoot (as well as a client’s wedding day).
From there, Lisa had in-person meetings and phone calls with each member of the vendor team to hone in on details. It’s important that each vendor has the opportunity to build upon the initial idea, as it encourages a very creative space that allows for out-of-the-box thinking so that everyone’s work can shine. And what’s more, it allows everyone involved to stretch their creative muscle so that potential clients can visualize new ways to bring their event to life.
The Keeler Tavern allowed for a clean background for the monochromatic theme of the shoot (plus so much amazing natural light!). And with the shoot taking place in February, a clean interior space was key in focusing on each detail. From the flowing floral installations to the crisp tablescape, each vignette of the shoot focused on key aspects of a wedding day.
The photos truly speak to the magic of this monochromatic shoot and the amazing talent from this vendor team. Below you’ll find a sneak peek of a few details, and we can’t wait to show more in the coming month!
Planning + Design Concept | Nightingale Events
Photographer | Joanna Fisher
Jewelry | Beckers Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Bridal Boutique | The Persnickety Bride
Cake | Lovely Cakes
Flowers | Flowers by Justine
Venue | Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum + History Center
Bar | Lifted Spirits Bar Concierge
Musician | Ariana Strings
Draping + Rentals | Ryan Designs
Stationer | Cat Wilcox
Model | Samantha Labonne
Hair + Makeup | Upstyle
Tabletop | Borrowed Blu
Dress Designer | Justin Alexander
Rentals | Connecticut Rental Center