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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 β€œInvesting 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

Southern Charm

Hosted by her mother, Iris and her Aunt, Mesia, bride to be, Lacey Shuttleworth's bridal shower was right out of colonial times.

The setting was as if you were in old Charleston, South Carolina, with a long drive way leading up to a beautiful colonial style home. Guests were greeted by a harpist playing music picked up by the cool breeze.

A young man served refreshments as a Marc Jacob stiletto was passed around to be signed by guests.
As guests walked in the charm continued as beautiful details surrounded the home. The foyer was filled with gifts and her aunt's wedding dress was on display.


There were three tea stations with English and German tea cups. Drinks included strawberry mint water and a Champaign cocktail. Private chefs prepared food that was taken to the dinning table and displayed elegantly. Last but certainly not least there was lavender cookies with a rose water icing that blended so well into the mood of the day.






The bridal shower was a beautiful day filled with love and happiness as the bride and her close family and friends celebrated the upcoming nuptials. Guests enjoyed the southern charm of the private estate while sipping on cool refreshments and nibbling on delectable treats. 


Bride to be: Lacey Shuttleworth soon be marry Kevin Owens of Sarasota fl
Hosted by: Mesia (aunt) & Iris ( mother)
Location: Private Estate, East Bradenton
Music: Harp Nancy Feeley
Food : The Loft 5 { A.j.'s Island Network }
Cake/cupcake: Pasteries by Design
Team : AJ ,Erica , Miss Alyssa and Annah



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