Featured Photogs: Brooke Images

One of our favorite photographers, Brooke Images, recently shot one of our team members for her engagement photos and we wanted to share some of the shots with our readers. 

Brooke Images captures intimate moments and all the details, from that "butterfly in my stomach feeling" to pure happiness, they capture those precious moments and this shoot showcases it all. 

Shot in St. Augustine, FL, Jody and Alain met with Ashley and Greg on a cool October day. Lovers of Jack Johnson, they were inspired by his song "Better Together" because, as Jody says, "he is my other half, my best friend, and we really are better together."  

Going for an intimate, bohemian feel, the couple opted for a lot of moss, worn wood, and whimsical details. "I wanted to give our family and friends a feel for what our wedding will be, very intimate with a rustic bohemian feel while showcasing our love." -Jody 

They also wanted to included their adorable pomeranian, Tika, as she was the happiest little pup on the planet since "mommy and daddy are getting married."

pomeranian with engagement ring

Brooke Images did a great job at capturing their life together and showcasing their personalities. Ashley and Greg really took time to get to know the couple and understand what vibe they were going for. 

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Table to Farm

You are cordially invited to Table to Farm Dinners:

 

The King Family Farm and The Loft 5 have collaborated to create a night you'll never forget! It's more than a picnic and more exciting then a meal in a restaurant.

Private chefs prepare dishes made to highlight local sourced food and showcase the farmer

From the farm to the table, eating out may never be the same.

INFO:

April 16th & June 4th will be the next two dinners, other dates are to be announced.

Location:

King Family Farm

Price:

$

65.00 per person or $120.00 if you buy two seats (Must be bought and paid for together)

** $14.25 will be added to each ticket purchased for tax & gratuity.

Group discounts available for parties of 10 or more, including corporate events or private parties

Please contact A.J. Latteri at AJ@theloft5.com or 941-779-9801 for more information.

Payment:

M/C {or} Visa - 

If tickets are paid for by credit card it will appear on your bill as

A.J.'s Island Network

Reservation:

 Required and must be confirmed by credit card

Come rain or shine, Table to Farm will be ready to dine. 

**Covered areas are available if raining. We will work with the weather to make your dinning experience unforgettable. 

It is BYOB

Includes:

Welcome beverage & starter/tour of the farm/live music/ 3 course meal along with table staples and extra tasty fresh farm items and infused water.

FARM EXTRAS:

Table to Farm Dinners
Table to Farm Dinners

Table flowers can be purchased for $7.00 at the end of each dinner

Fresh farm honey & jam available

Table to t-shirts:

$ 15

Gift Certificate are available as well {great gift for the holidays -birthdays-or just because}

Farmer's Pick Produce Baskets $10

(No Special or Specific Orders Available)

Check out Farm Finds!!

Table to t-shirts:

$ 15

Gift Certificate are  available as well { great gift for the holidays -birthdays-or just because}

For more details please ring us @ 941-779-9801 and check out our new 

Facebook page!

Menus are done on Mondays. Please inform us of any special needs.

The King Family Farm address:

4630 60th. St. East Bradenton Fl. 34203

Noteworthy:

  • Casual Dress/Layers - Out Door Setting
  • Bring a Jacket in Case You get Cold
  • During Certain Times of the Year Bugs May be More Prevalent. Thus, If you are very sensitive to such please be aware and come prepared.

**Due to the nature of this event, no refunds will be given for cancellations, however reservations are either transferable or may be used for a later date. If you cannot attend the dinner and you wish to transfer your tickets please contact us with new guest information at least 24 hours prior to the event. If you choose to utilize tickets for a future event we require 24 hours notice of cancellation and 24 hours notice of attendance to future event.

Table to Farm Series has partnered with Southern Living!

Don't miss this night to remember, as Table to Farm and Southern Living come together to create the ultimate outdoor dinning experience. 

Make plans now to attend the area’s most unique culinary event to date! Outdoors among the peach trees of King Family Ranch, Harvest & Harmony invites you to experience the latest in true farm-to-fork dining, including a Southern Living-infused dinner menu and great ideas for summer party appetizers demonstrated by a Southern Living contributing editor. Then sit back and enjoy an evening of toe-tapping entertainment from some of Nashville’s most influential songwriters. 

For more information, please visit our

Table to Farm page

.

NEW Table to Farm Dates Announced!

Sit back and relax as you enjoy the most unique outdoor dinning experience.

Our next two dates are April 16th & June 4th. Don't pass this opportunity up!

The King Family Farm and The Loft 5 have collaborated to create a night you'll never forget! It's more than a picnic and more exciting then a meal in a restaurant.

Private chefs prepare dishes made to highlight local sourced food and showcase the farmer.




Noteworthy:

  • Casual Dress/Layers - Out Door Setting
  • Bring a Jacket in Case You get Cold
  • During Certain Times of the Year Bugs May be More Prevalent. Thus, If you are very sensitive to such please be aware and come prepared.

**Due to the nature of this event, no refunds will be given for cancellations, however reservations are either transferable or may be used for a later date. If you cannot attend the dinner and you wish to transfer your tickets please contact us with new guest information at least 24 hours prior to the event. If you choose to utilize tickets for a future event we require 24 hours notice of cancellation and 24 hours notice of attendance to future event.

Announcing NEW dates for the Table To Farm Dinner Series!


You are cordially invited to the 2014 Table to Farm Dinners with dinners on Febrauary 12 & March 12. We will announce more dates soon, but keep an eye out for some exciting things happening later this year!



From the farm to the table, eating out may never be the same.

INFO:
February 12 & March 12 will be the next two dinners, other dates are to be announced.

Location: King Family Farm

Price: $65.00 per person or $120.00 if you buy two seats (Must be bought and paid for together)
** $14.25 will be added to each ticket purchased for tax & gratuity.

Group discounts available for parties of 10 or more, including corporate events or private parties
Please contact A.J. Latteri at AJ@theloft5.com or 941-779-9801 for more information.

Payment: M/C {or} Visa - If tickets are paid for by credit card it will appear on your bill as A.J.'s Island Network

Reservation: Required and must be confirmed by credit card

Come rain or shine, Table to Farm will be ready to dine. 
**Covered areas are available if raining. We will work with the weather to make your dinning experience unforgettable. 

It is BYOB
Includes: Welcome beverage & starter/tour of the farm/live music/ 3 course meal along with table staples and extra tasty fresh farm items and infused water.


FARM EXTRAS:
Table to Farm Dinners


Table flowers can be purchased for $7.00 at the end of each dinner

Fresh farm honey & jam available

Table to t-shirts: $ 15

Gift Certificate are available as well {great gift for the holidays -birthdays-or just because}

Farmer's Pick Produce Baskets $10
(No Special or Specific Orders Available)

Check out Farm Finds!!

Table to t-shirts: $ 15
Gift Certificate are  available as well { great gift for the holidays -birthdays-or just because}
For more details please ring us @ 941-779-9801 and check out our new Facebook page! 
Menus are done on Mondays. Please inform us of any special needs.


The King Family Farm address:
4630 60th. St. East Bradenton Fl. 34203



Noteworthy:
  • Casual Dress/Layers - Out Door Setting
  • Bring a Jacket in Case You get Cold
  • During Certain Times of the Year Bugs May be More Prevalent. Thus, If you are very sensitive to such please be aware and come prepared.

**Due to the nature of this event, no refunds will be given for cancellations, however reservations are either transferable or may be used for a later date. If you cannot attend the dinner and you wish to transfer your tickets please contact us with new guest information at least 24 hours prior to the event. If you choose to utilize tickets for a future event we require 24 hours notice of cancellation and 24 hours notice of attendance to future event.

Table to Farm Dinner Series: Fall Offerings


From the farm to the table, eating out may never be the same...

2013 Dinner Series
{Fall Offerings}


INFO:
Wednesday 5:30-8:30 {til daylight time change in March}

Location: King Family Farm

Price: $65.00 per person or $120.00 if you buy two seats (Must be bought and paid for together)
** $14.25 will be added to each ticket purchased for tax & gratuity.

Group discounts available for parties of 10 or more, including corporate events or private parties Please contact A.J. Latteri at AJ@theloft5.com or 941-779-9801 for more information.

Payment: M/C {or} Visa - If tickets are paid for by credit card it will appear on your bill as The Loft 5.

Reservation: Required and must be confirmed by credit card. Cancellations minimum 24 Hr. notice. Sorry No Refunds.

Come rain or shine, Table to Farm will be ready to dine.
**Covered areas are available if raining. We will work with the weather to make your dinning experience unforgettable. Should the dinner be rained out you can transfer reservations.

It is BYOB
What's included: Welcome beverage & starter/tour of the farm/live music/ 3 course meal along with table staples and extra tasty fresh farm items with infused water.





Dates/Calendar:
Arrival Time 5:30 pm

Wed- Oct. 23
Wed- Oct. 30
Sat- Oct. 23
Wed- Nov. 2
Wed- Nov. 6
Wed- Nov. 13
Wed- Dec. 4
Sat- Dec. 14
Wed- Dec 18



FARM EXTRAS:

Table flowers can be purchased for $7.00 at the end of each dinner

Fresh farm honey & jam available

Table to t-shirts: $ 15

Gift Certificate are available as well {great gift for the holidays -birthdays-or just because}

Farmer's Pick Produce Baskets $10
(No Special or Specific Orders Available)

Check Out Farm Finds!

Noteworthy:
Casual Dress/Layers - Out Door Setting
Bring a Jacket in Case You get Cold
During Certain Times of the Year Bugs May be More Prevalent. Thus, If you are very sensitive to such please be aware and come prepared.




The King Family Farm address:
4630 60th. St. East Bradenton Fl. 34203




For more details please ring us @ 941-779-9801 and check out our Facebook page
Menus are done on Mondays. Please inform us of any special needs.


Pictures Taken By: Jaquelyn Marie

You're cordially invited to Table to Farm dinners, September 25th


The King Family Farm and The Loft 5 have collaborated to create a night you'll never forget! It's more than a picnic and more exciting then a meal in a restaurant.

Private chefs prepare dishes made to highlight local sourced food and showcase the farmer...


INFO:
Every Wednesday 5:30-8:30 { til daylight time change in March }


Location: King Family Farm


Payment: M/C {or} Visa - If tickets are paid for by credit card it will appear on your bill as A.J.'s Island Network


Reservation: Required and must be confirmed by credit card


Come rain or shine, Table to Farm will be ready to dine. 
**Covered areas are available if raining. We will work with the weather to make your dinning experience unforgettable. 

It is BYOB
Includes: Welcome beverage & starter/tour of the farm/live music/ 3 course meal along with table staples and extra tasty fresh farm items and infused water

For more information check out our Table to Farm page


Summer Lovin'


Photoshoots are always fun! The best ones are usually super early in the morning or the golden hour when the sun is just about to set {to catch the perfect light}.... After hosting an event the night before and waking up to the sun rising, the results of this photoshoot were well worth it! Simple, classic, with the sea as the perfect backdrop....


The details came together to create a beautiful look with a vintage touch. Sea glass, shells and a gold chevron table runner {LOVE!}, all blended together perfectly for the look we were going for. 



We always love shooting with Ashley & Gregg of Brooke Images. They're from the Jacksonville area so anytime they're on the island we try to set up a shoot. The soft, natural lighting mixed with the details of the decor created the perfect feel for a vintage, beach shoot. 










Ingredients to the photo shoot:
Brooke Images {photographers}
Nikita Fosmore - Salon Salon {model's & hair and make-up}
Silva's Flower Corner {flowers}
The Loft 5 {styled}

Rustic farm weddings from The Loft 5 and King Family Farm



As farm weddings are on the rise, The Loft5 is excited to head to the farm... The King Family Farm!


The farm offers many different settings..Take your breath away water view's - Barn {rustic} -covered Market area, rows of citrus and a real show stopper the Old Oak Tree.







The farm is a natural backdrop for any event, photo shoot and of course your {Big} Day.



Extra special offerings: 
Hayrides
Fresh picked Flowers
Favor's {honey-jams}
and last but not least our talented hands to turn what's grown from the farm into tasty dish's for you and your guests to enjoy! 




So feel free to give us a ring @ 941-779-9801 to make a time for a meet and greet.
We look forward to visiting with you !

Extra special ingredients:
Photos by Brooke Images / Hair by Linda@ Victorian Bride / dresses from Relish / jewelry by Marley & Me / flowers by Silvia Flower Corner / Styled by Aj @ The Loft5 & Nancy from Beach re-cycled . Thanks to the models & King Farm

Table to Farm featured in Eat Local Week!


If you love supporting local businesses, Eat Local Week is the place for you! This year's Eat Local theme is “Investing in Our Local Foodshed,” showcasing the best of local food and farming in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and Desoto counties. 

Table to Farm will be in the mix, Thursday March 28th. Starting at 6 p.m. and ending around 8, Table to Farm is collaborating with Edible Mag to create an unforgettable local dinning experience. At $50 per person with tax and gratuity included, this gathering in the fields is a rare chance to sit and eat with the people who grow your food. 


BYOB
Payment MC-Visa-Diners Club



For more details please ring us @ 941-779-9801 and check out our new Facebook page! 


Here's a rundown of all the events, March 22nd through March 29th: 
Friday, March 22-Friday, March 29: The Lexicon of Sustainability

Friday, March 22: Slow Money: Investing as If Food, Farms, and Fertility Matter

Saturday, March 23: Slow Money Investors' Briefing and Gamble Creek Farm Open House

Monday, March 25: Taste of Local Dinner at Ortygia
Tuesday, March 26: Know Your Farms Tour

Wednesday, March 27: A Festival of Reskilling

Thursday, March 28: Table to Farm

Friday, March 29: Harvest Ball: Putting the "Culture" Back in Agriculture

Table to Farm Dinners: Eating out may never be the same



You are cordially invited to Table to Farm Dinners


The King Family Farm and The Loft 5 have collaborated to create a night you'll never forget! It's more than a picnic and more exciting then a meal in a restaurant.

Private chefs prepare dishes made to highlight local sourced food and showcase the farmers.



From the farm to the table, eating out may never be the same. 



INFO:
Every Wednesday 5:30-8:30 { til daylight time change in March }
Location: King Family Farm
Price : $65/person & $100 for two. Tax and Tip included.

Payment: M/C- Visa
Reservation: required and must be confirmed by credit card
Come rain or shine, Table to Farm will be ready to dine.
**Covered areas are available if raining. We will work with the weather to make your dinning experience unforgettable.


It is BYOB
Includes: Welcome beverage & starter/tour of the farm/live music/ 3 course meal along with table staples and extra tasty fresh farm items and infused water

Table to t-shirts : $ 15
Gift Certificate are  available as well { great gift for the holidays -birthdays-or just because}

For more details please ring us @ 941-779-9801 and check out our new Facebook page! 
Menus are done on Mondays. Please inform us of any special needs.


The King Family Farm address:
4630 60th. St. East Bradenton Fl. 34203

Farm extras:
Come out 10 minutes early to U-PICK for $ 5
or take a TAKE-A-WAY- basket for $ 10



Farm Inspired

Story has it, wild chickens are running around Anna Maria Island. Some people enjoy them, others not so much. With the help of locals {Team Chicken}, they have found a home for the chickens at The Wildlife. 



Joe and Nancy, from Beach Style Re-cycle, came up with the idea of "have you hugged your chickn today?" All the proceeds of the t-shirts go to keeping the chickens free.





This Chicken tale will go down in history....


INGREDIENTS TO THE PHOTO SHOOT
PHOTOGRAPHER: Emily Fritz

MAKE-UP: Elizabeth Thomas

MODELS: Ashley Cranston, Elizabeth Thomas, Annah Dault & Miss Lilly {AJ's dog}

LOCATION: Under a oak tree on AMI

PROPS & TEE'S: Beach Style Re-cycel & The Loft 5

STYLED BY: A.J.

Nautical Vintage Photo Shoot



We always love when we're able to showcase our inner-hidden talents and just have fun with ideas, so 
whenever Emily Fritz is in town we always steal her away from her hubby for a few hours.

 Together, we bring our visions life. 



BIG thanks to Elizabeth for the beautiful make-up artistry and our wonderful team players {the models} whom are Lofter's. Let's not forget Nancy & Joe for letting Emily and A.J. raid their fabulous store and use their rare finds.







INGREDIENTS TO THE PHOTO SHOOT

PHOTOGRAPHER: Emily Fritz

MAKE-UP: Elizabeth Thomas

MODELS: Jason Bond- Ashley Crantson & Elizabeth Thomas

LOCATION: My Boat House

INSPIRATION: Nautical vintage

PROPS: The Loft 5 & Beach Style Re-cycle

STYLED BY: A.J.

Keeping it Green


This is the second time we've had the pleasure to work with Mike & Lizzie Thrasher. We were honored when they asked us to cater the food for their big award from the United States Green Building Council--The Platinum LEED Certification and a Net Zero Energy-- This is the highest award given to developments with the highest standards of environmentally friendly building practices. May 9th, County officials, USGBC Members and local residents gathered to celebrate at The Rosedale & Sears Cottage. 


"We hope our 'show' and 'tell' project becomes recognized globally as a benchmark in sustainable working and living."- Lizzie Thrasher 

Adding to "keeping it local," Kings Family Farm donated the tomatoes we used in our tarts and as well as the zucchini blooms {that were picked at noon}, which were stuffed with lavender ricotta and fried in a light locally brewed beer batter, severed at 5 p.m. to 100 guests.

The general store poured wine and made Mimosa to boot. We had our team and a few of The Cafes.
 Mike Thrasher, so kind and talented, put together our Table to Farm Dinner logo.

Keep an eye out for them starting in Fall 2012 and check out SRQ's August issue as they featured us  and the cover girl, Mrs. Shelby King herself. 



The ingredients for the celebration:
Jaquelyn Marie did the Photos
Sylvia's Flower Corner did the flowers


Let's Party & Enjoy Life


Loving life, bride Tiffany and groom Jasen, knew the perfect spot for their wedding. 



Before moving out of state, the couple wanted to celebrate their unity with family and friends at a beach wedding filled with laughter, memories, and love. The ceremony was held at Anna Maria Beach with a beautiful reception by Sunrise Gardens.


Th couple's motto: "Let's Party and enjoy life." 
The purple and khaki undertones made for a perfect romantic yet carefree feel as they celebrated life and love on their special day. 




Tiffany's father unfortunately passed away from cancer so as a thoughtful reminder, she had a picture of him on her bouquet, representing him being there in spirit. In lieu of wedding favors, donations were made to The American Cancer Society in Loving Msemory of {Buddy Burress} by the couple.



Ingredients to their perfect day:

Set Up:The Loft5 Bridal Lounge
Ceremony: Anna Maria Beach
Reception: Sunrise Gardens
Photographer: Memories By Billie
Beach set-up : The Loft5
Food: The Loft5
Hair & Make up: Salon Salon
Beach music: Trevor Bystrom
DJ: Jay Goodley
Flowers: Slivia's Flower Corner
Officiant: Jack
Cupcakes: Diana Bogan





Vision of Beauty


Couple Justin and Elise flew from New York to make their dream wedding come true. 

Bride Elise, from Australia, is in theater, so she had a very clear vision of what her wedding would be like. With the help of The Loft 5 and other vendors, her vision became reality, making their special day absolutely unforgettable. 



The wedding took place on the beach on Anna Maria Island and a trolly took the wedding party to the Waterfront restaurant, which Justin's cousin owns, where they shared a beautiful evening of celebrating their love with family and friends. 



A special moment for groom Justin was when he and his grandfather made table numbers for the reception. It was one of those details that made their day that much more special. 









Ingredients to their perfect day:

Efficient : REV.Charlie
Flowers: Silva 's Flower Corner
Music: Strings attached and Chuck Chaudell
Beach wedding set-up The Loft5
Table/decor: The Loft5
Photography Jaclyen Marie
Hair & Make-up : Salon West
Cake: Mindy
Reception: The Waterfront

Table To The Farm Dinners, A New Dining Experience

{ Think long wood tables, white linens & flowers and the the freshest ingredients ever...}

Table to Farm...More than a high brow picnic and more exciting then a meal in a restaurant.
The gathering in the fields, is part of a growing trend of food lovers.

Private chefs prepare dishes made to highlight locals sourced food and showcase the farmers.


"Know your farmer" is a tag line widely used these day, a rare chance to sit with the people whom grow your food.

What's Included:
-Transportation
-Live Music
-Welcome Beverage
-Passed Appetizers
-Amuse Bouche
-Salad
-Entree
-Dessert
-Parting Gift

Cost $125 p.person or $200 for two people
Limited Availability


From the farm to the table, eating out may never be the same. 


**Brought to you by the Loft 5 and King's Family Farm

Credits: Images on this site belong to The Loft 5 Photographers.