I love seeing something like the farm-to-table movement find its way into the wedding world. This lovely shoot was created by stylist Jessica Sloane, who says, “I love the concept of growing your own food and gathering friends for a casual dinner party centered around that homegrown food. So we decided to have a dinner at a local farm for Jordana and Trent, a sweet engaged couple who was getting married in a few weeks. All the food was from the farm we were on and the drinks were made at a local brewery.”

I love the idea of printing the menu on a tea towel napkin, and farm fresh vegetables make for a charming and unexpected centerpiece.

Congratulations Jordana and Trent, and thank you to Jessica Sloane for sharing this fun dinner party with us! Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the shoot right here.



Appetizer: Blistered Thin Beans with Crispy Spring Garlic, Lemon, Bottarga  //  First Course: Spring Strawberry Salad with Organic Baby Spinach, Fennel, Blue Cheese, Balsamic  //  Second Course: Spring Pea Carbonara with Tagliatelle, Bacon, Local Egg, Pecorino  //  Third Course: Braised Lamb Shank with Creamy Polenta, Tomatoes and Farm Fresh Vegetables  //  Dessert: Apple Pie with Cheddar Crisp and Rosemary Ice Cream



Design concept, styling: Jessica Sloane / Photographer: Jessica Lorren / Videographer: Root House / Venue: Rocky Glade Farm in Eagleville, Tennessee / Paper goods: Yours is the Earth / Potted herbs: Artisan Flowers / Farm table: Awaken

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  1. Jessica Lorren

    So loved this shoot. Thank you very much for featuring it. I’ve been a huge S&I fan for two years so it’s quite an honor!

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  2. Caribbean Wedding events

    This wedding is straight from my heart. I grew up on a farm and I love planning weddings…this has to be the ultimate style of wedding for me. Simple and sweet..just like the farm life.

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  3. Emily

    The customized printed tea towels are a fantastic idea. What a great, functional keepsake for guests.

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  4. jessica sloane

    kathryn, thank you so much for featuring my work! i’m thrilled and honored to be a part of your beautiful blog today!

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  5. gabe aceves

    love. jessica is a wonderful photographer, this whole thing is perfect.

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  6. jacin

    wow i love this so much

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  7. Valerie (Pieceful Wedding)

    Love this engagement dinner…every detail is so beautifully natural! I especially love the menu printed on a tea towel napkin…what a wonderful idea!

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  8. Rebekka

    Oh my gosh, I can’t get over her dress!!!

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  9. Kathryn Stone

    love how simply beautiful everything is! great job, Jessicas!!!

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  10. Amanda Beam

    Thank you so much for featuring this dinner (and our handmade, reclaimed wood farm tables!) with two of the most talented gals I know, Jessica Sloane and Jessica Lorren. It was so much fun to honor this lovely couple, and highlight seasonal food from the best farm in Tennessee!

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  11. Amelia Johnson

    Jessica did such an amazing job with this. I want to have this party!

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  12. Sarah

    Great shoot. I too love her dress! Any idea where one might find it?

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  13. jean kallina

    I loved that!! Those menus were fab. And that barn in the background. And all the people looked so cute! Beautiful!

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  14. Michelle

    I loved the menu too! and the table settings filled with fresh produce :) Beautiful shots.

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  15. Eloise

    Were they made by hand or through a company?

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