Carli & Josh Engagement Part 2: Winter Picnic Styled by Stockroom Vintage + Photographed by Alissa Saylor

Winter Engagement Session + Marshmallows + S'Mores+ Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyFor the second set of the lakeside engagement shoot of Carli + Josh (you can see Part 1 here), Alissa Saylor envisioned a dreamy marshmallow roast. So I created a vintage picnic that was equal parts cozy, romantic and whimsical. Plenty of furry pillows and colorful vintage quilts nestled under an old tree provided the perfect nook for Carli + Josh to settle in to roast some marshmallows…and there were plenty of those around. I sprinkled two large bags of marshmallows around the set!

I also attempted to make some marshmallow garlands–such a sticky, messy nightmare of a craft. Let’s just say that between the melting marshmallows and my dogs trying to eat their weight in my sugary supplies, those garlands were doomed from the start. So I used cotton to create these fluttery garlands instead–and I love the light, airy effect!

Winter Engagement Session + Marshmallows + S'Mores+ Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallows + S'Mores+ Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallows + S'Mores+ Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyOne of my favorite handcrafted elements from this shoot was the self-contained marshmallow roaster I created. All it took was a terra cot pot, some gravel and a sterno pot (which caterers use to keep food warm at buffets) to create this pretty, no-fuss tabletop roaster. I’ll be sharing some DIY instructions on how you can make your own version soon!

Winter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores+ Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyPhotos: Alissa Saylor Photography Design + Styling + Vintage Event Rentals: Stockroom VintageWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyAlissa engraved this little wood slice plaque herself with a line from Carli + Josh’s favorite song. So sweet!

Winter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyWinter Engagement Session + Marshmallow Roast + S'Mores + Vintage Picnic // Styling + Vintage Rentals by Stockroom Vintage // Photos by Alissa Saylor PhotographyI just adore this last photo! Alissa captured a perfect moment when the sun broke through the clouds and cast the most beautiful glow on Carli + Josh. Thank you to Alissa and Carli + Josh for letting me be a part of this lovely day. It’s so inspiring to see couples so crazy in love–it gets me every time! - Elizabeth

Photos: Alissa Saylor Photography
Design + Styling + Vintage Event Rentals: Stockroom Vintage

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/stefaube Stef Washburn Atkinson

    Elizabeth, you’ve officially outdone yourself. Love love love everything about this.

    • http://www.stockroomvintage.com/ Stockroom Vintage

      Thank you, Stef! This one was SO much fun to style. Who wouldn’t like
      having a reason to toss marshmallows all over the place? Plus, Carli +
      Josh are the cutest!