Historic Romance was a concept brought together by photographer SARAH INGRAM and stylist & florist LAUREN EMERSON. Captured in Nashville, Tennessee, they were inspired by-gone days in the South, and the simpler lifestyle that existed in that time. A time when summer afternoons called for wading in cool creek waters to escape the southern heat. One could be found sinking slowly into a hand crafted easy chair to read after dinner. Harvesting vegetables from the garden straight to the kitchen for a meal on the lawn as evening settles in. All of the activities that modern life rarely affords for most – all of which sound so lovely in these busy times!
Sarah sets the scene: “A gently rolling creek tucked into lush green trees served as the perfect “summer in the South” backdrop to begin the shoot. Toes were dipped into the refreshing water, evoking emotion only the simplicity of nature can provide. As the sun fell just barely above the trees, dinner was served in front of a historic brick home that sits proudly atop an expanse of green. Southern charm in its simplest form, exactly what Tennessee does best. Lauren chose to use elements including vines and soft lavender roses in her floral design to complement the rich warmth of the brick along with the deep green of surrounding trees. A touch of modern came in with geometric glassware from The 12th Table, contrasted by heavy slate chargers and steel hued linens. Fresh vegetables grown locally by Bloomsbury Farm were sourced at the Franklin Farmers market just down the road. These foods dressed the table, while providing color and texture that married the surroundings as well as the shoot concept.“