Since I'm not a wedding photographer, I don't often get the opportunity to photograph flower-lined tables, cute favors, pretty cakes or happy guests at beautiful place settings. But thanks to Suzie Schmitt, I got to do it all last weekend!
Suzie is on to something big, you guys. As a DIY-er, espresso caterer and party host at The Green Cupboard, she knows that a perfect event is all in the details. And at her latest Crafternoon, held Sunday at the Radford Coffee Company, the details were endless.
When I arrived, the first thing I noticed was the table. Lit by a big, red chandelier were colorful, fresh flowers, glass jars full of biscotti and eclectic coffee mugs. At each chair were delicately displayed craft supplies, just waiting to be assembled with love.
Then I spotted that CAKE! A triple-layer, naked pumpkin cake decorated with more fresh flowers. It was so perfect, it hurt.
When the guests arrived, Suzie immediately became the hostess with the mostest! Her sweet, down-to-earth personality easily made each person feel like an old friend.
Shortly after everyone began crafting, Susie and her husband Joey went around to take everyone's latte order. With a chalkboard menu that included options like pumpkin spice, lavender and hazelnut, you really couldn't go wrong. (I had an iced rosemary latte, and it was one of the best drinks I've ever had.)
As I watched the afternoon unfold through my camera lens, I realized that it's impossible to be unhappy when you have crafts, coffee and friends surrounding you.
If you're sad you missed out on this event and want to know when the next one will be, make sure you follow Suzie on Facebook and Instagram!
Welcome to the blog! I'm Laura, a Charlottesville-area photographer specializing in authentic, natural-light photography and heirloom print art. Hope you'll explore my little online home and reach out if you have any questions!