If you are familiar with “prairie style” design, chances are good that you know the name Fifi O’Neill. Fifi is well-known as the single-most editor, photo stylist, blogger and best-selling author responsible for perpetuating prairie style. Her newest book, Prairie-Style Weddings was just released in December and today I have the privilege of sharing some of its gorgeousness with my readers. The book beautifully illustrates “Rustic and Romantic Farm, Woodland, and Garden Celebrations.”
While the book is all about beautiful and creative wedding décor, the amazing vignettes and unique ideas presented could really be used for so many occasions. A summer garden party, a sweet sixteen, graduation, etc. And honestly, so much of it could be enjoyed in every day life, party or not!
One of the exciting things for me when I finally got to see the finished product was that it featured several photos shot at my friend Kelly Littmann’s farm. ALL of the photos at ALL of the sites are breathtaking but I happen to be a little partial to the ones shot at Farmstead right here in Missouri. I have been blessed to enjoy Kelly’s friendship and her farm on several occasions and though I have not had the pleasure of meeting Fifi, I am often in awe of her eye for beauty.
Here’s a glimpse of the book and Farmstead (all photographs by Mark Lohman):
Wild at Heart Rehearsal Dinner
“Set in a tent, an intimate dinner becomes an outdoor adventure.”
Reclaimed Style Bridal Shower
“Upcycling gives storybook charm to a simple garden shed.”… I’ve played in that shed! :)
Western Union Reception
“The cowboy-chic theme of a Missouri horse barn captures the spirit of the old west.”
Along with all the visually stunning vignettes, (all photography by Mark Lohman) the book offers some prairie style romantic/rustic DIY projects with all the how-to’s.
I don’t know about you, but I am inspired to get busy creating!
“Prairie-Style Weddings shows how easily and affordably one can transform a rustic outdoor space into an unforgettable venue. From a woodland meadow to a simple shed or an old weathered barn, prairie style embraces the best of hand-crafting, heritage, vintage chic, romance, and much more.” –Fifi O’Neill
Thank you so much, beautiful Fifi!
The pages of this book are filled with so much inspiration, I have not even scratched the surface in this post. Here’s one more photo to whet your appetite.
Pick up your own copy of Prairie Style Weddings. Visit Fifi’s website.