The Italian word “vero” means true, real and authentic. Inspired by this, Kelly Anne Photography crafted the “Vero Workshop” which revolved around all things real, raw + natural. Designer Victoria Katsikis incorporated leather menus, a wool table runner, wood tables, cooper flatware, and the workshop exuded an overall warm + rustic feeling; the one you get when you’re sitting by a campfire, under a canopy of trees and string lights, cozied up with a flannel blanket. The Urban Farm, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, was the perfect location for this event to take place. The workshop encouraged real education about photography, styling + owning a business… Which transformed into honest conversations over glasses of red wine. What’s better than that?
Kelly Anne shares Growing up, we always here “Never give up on your dreams” and “You can be whatever you want to be.” But as we get older and bills have to be paid and the realities of life set in, sometimes those dreams are set on the back-burner. As a creative, this was always really difficult for me to accept, and I wanted to encourage others + also prove to myself that you never have to stop being creative, that you can really push the limits and do what you want, it just depends on how badly you want it and if you’re willing to fight for it. The #veroworkshop was a place to inspire, engage and learn with other creatives, while celebrating each other too. I had the honor and privilege of being in the room with so many talented people who believed in me and my vision… It was an absolutely unforgettable day.
Ready to get real + raw and see all the details of the Vero Workshop? Let’s take a look!
How darling are these forest-inspired invitations by Victoria Katsikis?! From the dainty tree drawings, to the wood-grain envelope + the bear illustrations on the liner… We seriously love it!
How stunning is the illusion lace on this Claire Pettibone gown? Kelly Anne shares The motto of the day was “It’s all about the details,” which carried over so nicely to the dress. The intricate lace work was absolutely incredible, especially when coupled with the buttons on the back.
How cozy is this tablescape with the wool runner, flannel blankets + string lights?! Classic Party Rentals provided all the tabletop rentals. We’d definitely like to have dinner here…
So, so pretty!! Those super cool leather menus on the wood block are by A Fine Press.
The wool table runner is by Knit Worthy Arts.
We can almost feel the crisp autumn breeze, hear the sound of the crackling fire, and smell the wonderful scent of baked apples + hot cocoa. Can you?
Lindsay Coletta created the most beautiful bouquets + accent foliage — wild and foraged, yet refined + elegant at the same time.
How stunning is the hairstyle crafted by Vigiliante Cosmetics? We love the little touch of florals in the bride’s hair.
That copper + rose gold cake is by Kookie House.
So is anyone else feeling like they need to head out to the forest, go hiking and have a campfire too? A huge thank you to the dream team behind this shoot and for sharing this special workshop with us, Kelly Anne Photography!
Want to see more? Check out this sweet clip from Kevin Hursh Films!
photography: Kelly Anne Photography // venue name: Urban Farm, Milton, Georgia, USA // event design: Victoria Katsikis // florals: Lindsay Coletta Designs // wedding dress: Romantique by Claire Pettibone // bride's ring: Trumpet & Horn // hair stylist: Vigiliante Cosmetics // makeup artist: Vigiliante Cosmetics // videography: Kevin Hursh Films // paper goods: Victoria Katsikis // handmade details: A Fine Press // catering: David Morrision // cake: Kookie House // tabletop rentals: Classic Party Rentals // linen rentals: Knit Worthy Arts // models: Cameron Schott