Beatrix Potter Styled Shoot | Details | Crystal Belcher Photography | Norfolk Botanical Garden

To say I've been excited to share these photos is the understatement of the century. I HAVE BEEN DYING TO POST THEM ON MY WEBSITE. Before I get into my favorites from this shoot, let me start off by saying that Crystal Belcher is an absolute gem. This girl. You guys. I emailed Crystal back in early Spring. After a few emails back and forth, we decided it was a match made in heaven and we would have so much fun putting it all together. And when I asked if it would be okay for Cal and I to model, she was 100% okay with it. Thanks to her, Cal and I have pictures I've always dreamed of having. Also, I'm thrilled our shoot was featured on Love and Lavender.

The Peter Rabbit theme was special for a number of reasons. I have always loved the story. More significantly, Cal's grandma called him Peter Rabbit when he was little. (ps- she still does.)

There are SO MANY good photos, I had to split this into two posts. Here are a few of my favorite details. I'll share my favorite portrait shots later this week. Full vendor list below!

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Oh my gosh! This dress from Maya Couture! Swoon!

Oh my gosh! This dress from Maya Couture! Swoon!

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My grandmother let me wear her mom's ring set. After a few threats that I had to bring it back, she dropped it into my hands. Don't worry, I gave it back! ;)

My grandmother let me wear her mom's ring set. After a few threats that I had to bring it back, she dropped it into my hands. Don't worry, I gave it back! ;)

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sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography

#powerteam Ashley Bush and Kristen Caudill!

sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
Kristen was so clever and pulled inspiration from the Peter Rabbit story. This one might be my favorite!

Kristen was so clever and pulled inspiration from the Peter Rabbit story. This one might be my favorite!

John of Glass Gardens loaned us about 3 dozen succulents and we sure did have fun with them!

John of Glass Gardens loaned us about 3 dozen succulents and we sure did have fun with them!

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This was shocking to even me, but I made this!! My flower arranging skills are improving and I'm having fun instead of being intimidated.

This was shocking to even me, but I made this!! My flower arranging skills are improving and I'm having fun instead of being intimidated.

Crystal Belcher Photography | Sterling Dawn Events
Crystal Belcher Photography | Sterling Dawn Events
Crystal Belcher Photography | Sterling Dawn Events
sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
Not sure if you remember, but Peter's mom would give him a spoonful of chamomile tea before bedtime.

Not sure if you remember, but Peter's mom would give him a spoonful of chamomile tea before bedtime.

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sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
Vegetables as party favors! I love this cart so much! My friend Ruth took the mountain of veggies I brought and made it beautiful. Shout out to Handsome Biscuit for letting me borrow all of this!

Vegetables as party favors! I love this cart so much! My friend Ruth took the mountain of veggies I brought and made it beautiful. Shout out to Handsome Biscuit for letting me borrow all of this!

sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
This cake! Chelsi outdid herself!

This cake! Chelsi outdid herself!

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Little cutie!

Little cutie!

sterling dawn events | crystal belcher photography
Crystal Belcher Photography | Sterling Dawn Events

I could have kept going. Seriously, it was so hard to pick just a few (or a lot!) to post here. Crystal did such an amazing job and captured this shoot PERFECTLY!

Please check out our team of vendors. All of them seemed to look into my brain and exceed my expectations. Love you guys, seriously! I have included their Facebook links so you can go follow them! :)

Photography: Crystal Belcher Photography

Gown: Maya Couture, Norfolk

Venue: Norfolk Botanical Garden

Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

Paper Suite: Kristen Caudill Invitations

Calligraphy: Ashley Bush

Cake: Chelsi Davis

Hair/Makeup: Beauty by Sharra

Succulents: John of Glass Gardens

Florals: Yours Truly :)

Shoot Assistant: Raise the Ruth Events