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Though V5 officially debuts on newsstands tomorrow (and, as such, we’ll start rolling out editorial images on the blog soon after that), we couldn’t resist sharing a little behind the scenes actions today! Family Heirlooms (or, The Tomato Shoot, as it was known around our office) was one of the biggest shoots we’ve produced for the magazine, with dozens of reader models, vendors, helping hands, and good friends coming together at Fearrington Village to bring it to life. We are lucky to have such a beautiful venue just down the street from our office, which made it possible for more of our team to attend than usual!

These photos from Faith Teasley and Jenni Bailey will only whet your appetite, I’m sure, so make sure you’re tuned in tomorrow for the final images!

Y’all, sitting in that freezer above are sweet tea popsicles with sugar cane sticks that Lara made for the shoot. Seriously, try it. You won’t regret it.

It wouldn’t be a tomato shoot without freshly picked tomatoes, now would it? Lara and I stopped by a patch right down the street from the office to find the juiciest additions to our produce-packed feature before heading over to Fearrington.

Doesn’t that duct tape label crack you up? Our “bride” for the day was Miss Georgia 2012, so it makes sense!

We were lucky enough to have our good friend Stacey Lanning (that’s her below) with us on shoot day to put together some last-minute crafty details. She even brought a bucket of mason jars filled with ice water, lemon, oranges and basil to keep us hydrated! Her thoughtful gifts were so cute we ended up using them as a prop in one of our photos.

Our photographer Eric Kelley and his wife Lora were an amazing team to work with. Their vision for styling and photographing so many bright and beautiful details was perfection!

YUM. Heirloom tomatoes are one of the most beautiful produce items we’ve ever seen. More than their bright and bold colors, their history helped us form the storyline for this shoot.

The photo above is what we all like to joke is a still from Emily’s own cooking show. Are y’all seeing that cake?? Look for an amazing close-up shot on Wednesday!

We were thrilled that Miss Georgia, Jasmyn Wilkins could join us as our bride! She’s such a sweetheart and looked amazing in a beaded Lazaro dress.

We can’t wait for y’all to see what’s on the other side of these behind-the-scenes shots! Big thanks again to Faith Teasley and Jenni Bailey for tagging along with us on that hot day in July to bring us these images.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Rhiannon reply

    I cannot WAIT to see this! If the behind the scenes photos are this wonderful I can only imagine how lovely the real feature will be!

  2. avatar Kelly reply

    Beautiful sneak peak! I love the shots with the old silo! Can’t wait to see more. Congrats ;-)

  3. avatar Damaris Mia {Le Magnifique} reply

    Oh my word.. I can’t stop smiling! Looks like so much fun! Can’t wait for the magazine!

  4. avatar Taylor J reply

    I am DYING right now!! Looks gorgeous- can’t wait to receive my own V5!

  5. avatar Hunter Horton reply

    I seriously cannot even wait, it was such an honor to be part of this shoot! Thanks Lara for the opportunity, the magazine looks beautiful

  6. avatar Faith reply

    Such a fun day!! Everything was absolutely perfect… I cannot wait to see the tomato shoot (Family Heirlooms) in print!! :)

  7. avatar Baby Shower Invitations reply

    Looks great! Love the explosion of colour

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  10. avatar Deborah reply

    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful idea for a outdoor wedding! I just think it is beautiful! I love the colors used, the fresh produce and the wedding cake! The boxed lunches were so precious and such an added touch!

  11. avatar Sandy B reply

    This wedding has so many creative ideas. Love the boxed meal. Would like information on where to get those awesome kraft boxes. Thinking of using this idea in an up coming wedding. My daughter the bride to be is in love with this meal presentation! Thanks for your help !

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