Summer may be coming to an end (and we may or may not be delighted to say goodbye to this heat), but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep admiring the beauty its afternoon sunshine offers by way of these gorgeous images from Ruth Eileen Photography. Stylists and planners extraordinaire Poppy Love Weddings crafted up this dreamy summertime shoot to celebrate the best this season has to offer.

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From the event designers, Poppy Love Weddings: Late summer beauty is abounding in New England and it was the inspiration behind this shoot, chock full of sweet vintage details and loads of vibrant color. Beginning at the floating vintage door decorated with a corner floral garland and flanked by a trio of large antiqued lanterns, our free-spirited couple enjoys a delicious romp around the countryside.

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The table setting included a lush landscape of moss and succulents with rustic Tuscan vases filled to the brim with earthy ferns, lemon leaf, chinaberry & hanging amaranthus. The linens were a mix of primitive and shabby chic – a double layered runner of burlap and muted blue print fabric provided a textural base, while silkscreen floral napkins tied with place cards & vintage keys added a touch of whimsy.

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The colorful hobnail glassware, mercury glass votives and cow utter creamers helped infuse the table with charm and a bit of cheekiness. Lastly, the most darling vintage French writing desk served as the cake & dessert display. A down-home two tiered maple glazed coffee cake was the centerpiece of the display while other summer farmhouse treats like miniature pecan pies and wildflower honey pots helped to complete the look.

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Our bride wore a vivid floral crown of dahlia, ranunculus, lemon leaf & china berry and she carried a brilliant bouquet of hydrangea, pink and white dahlia, red and pink ranunculus, pink andromeda, scabiosa pods, & chinaberries. Our groom wore a sweet little bout of scabiosa pod, ranunculus bud, chinaberry & dried hare’s tail.

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Southborough, MA / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Dessert Table: Poppy Love Weddings / Photographer: Ruth Eileen Photography / Shoot Venue: Break Neck Hill Farm / Wedding Dress: Gunne Sax / Wedding Invitations: Minted

  • Thank you so much for the feature ?
    And a big thank you to Ruth Eileen Photography for capturing everything so vividly!
    It was truly a labor of love…

  • Thank you so, SO much for the feature! You have completely made our days, weeks & month!! :)

  • Thank you so, SO much for the feature! You have made our days, weeks and month!! :)

  • This is soooo gorgeous! Those florals are heavenly!!! Love love love this and pinning away :)

  • Lightworks wedding photography Cambridge

    So glad I came across this! Love the colors, the atmosphere and the styling – completely lovely post! x

  • gorgeous shoot! love the bride headpiece :X so beautiful.. the cake is so so nice :X

  • Reallly love this feature.

  • I adore the colors of the bouquet – the whites really set the brights off!

  • So pretty and the bouquet is just amazing. Such a wonderful pop of color.

  • makemyevent

    Gorgeous photoshoot in a beautiful landscape

  • Amazing flowers!!!! oh my gosh, I die!!

  • yselle

    hi, may I use the first photo for my blog? :) It’s so lovely!

    • Amanda

      Yes, as long as there is credit to the photographer and it links back to this post.


  • Many thanks for this great blog and the inspiring photos. The photographer did a great job! Love the flowers in the hair of the bride….their colors are so bright and build a great contrast to the pastels of the picture.