I have been waiting forever to write this post. Okay, “forever” is an exaggeration but I did this photo shoot for Jeremy from Ingrained for Life in February. I went to college with Jeremy’s sister and learned that he had started making tables out of pallets. I was a little skeptical of the concept since all the pallets I’d seen were made of pretty awful wood. But then Jeremy sent me a preview photo and I was so excited to start brainstorming how I would photograph these tables.
Jeremy made the tables in this gorgeous herringbone pattern and then used a low VOC stain.
As I brainstormed for this “mini wedding” I wanted to make sure there was a wedding cake and oddles of flowers. Each table got about three dozen tulips paired with twigs.
Everyone kept staring at my cart at Trader Joe’s. I think they were jealous of all the tulips. 🙂
I went for an incredibly simple look.
My job was to share the actual table and not to go overboard creating intricate place settings or centerpieces.
I always love events that marry (pun intended) rustic and elegant. For my wedding I always wanted chiavari chairs… and then discovered it would have tacked on about $1500 to our budget.
So I got the chiavari chairs for this pretend wedding since I only needed 30.
Nearly six years later I had them at an event. 🙂
Every bit of photographing and working on this event was fun.
Except for the part where it was February and we were in an unheated barn. That part wasn’t the best ever.
But the hot chocolate in the farmhouse was a welcome relief and thawed out my hands enough to finish photographing the shoot.
I really wanted to show that the craftsmanship was incredible and each table was unique.
There are nail holes and knots.
The stain aheres differently to some tables than it does others.
The imperfections make for such a distinctive looking event.
I got up into the loft of the barn to take some shots from above.
Picture me perched at odd angles with hands barely moving because they were so cold.
What do you think? Do you love them as much as I do?
Here are the details for how you can get your hands on some for your event:
If you are from New England and would love to use Jeremy’s tables for an event you can visit his website HERE. I’m speaking from the experience of working with these tables, they are beautifully crafted and would be such a statement piece to any event (wedding, family reunion, summer BBQ). Jeremy is offering 25% off the first two weddings of this year for any customers ordering 10+ tables.