Okay so this one feels like a cheat feature- but, you know what, a deal is a deal! Amy from Wedding Chicks reached out to me to help stylize a fun little DIY based shoot at her home along side Nace from Contemporary Catering [who was cooking up the most delectable treats- I honestly do not have enough good words in my vocabulary to say enough about him!!]. Coupled with the fact that it was inspired by all things West Elm, I KNEW I was on board!! Although I felt like mostly I just contributed to the idea of “stand there, look cute”- I was honored and flattered that I got to be a part of this. And truly, who WOULDN’T want to spend a day with fun industry folk-turned-friends, to laugh a lot, style a little, eat a bit… and more. It was magical. And the proof is in the pictures:

Mussles and Chorizo

Seabass with Roasted Tomatoes

The best part about Amy Squires [from Wedding Chicks] is that she’s a retired photographer. And she’s seriously incomparable. I love her work SO much. Loved it when she shot weddings; love it now when she shoots food for fun on her iphone. Seriously, Ames, way to knock it outta the park! I’m drooling.

Bourbon Pears for dessert!!

And, at least I got to fully contribute in this way:

Teensy Yellow Arrangements in Amazing Mercury Votives from West Elm

ALL of the recipes can be found on the Wedding Chicks Blog– seriously, they are simple and delicious! And don’t miss the stellar cheese board that Nace put together, too! Seriously, that guy is the real deal!

Run over there, y’all! The fun is bountiful.