Engaging Train Ride

As a gal who spends her weekends rummaging through flea markets in Brooklyn, you know I’m partial to vintage themes.  So, naturally I just about died when I saw this 1940’s themed engagement shoot from England.  Set at an old railway station in Tintern, United Kingdom and dripping in antique goodness, welcome to Laura and Andrew’s engaging day at the rails…   Photography:  Charlene Morton Photography Hair:  Bride & Groom Mobile Hairdresser Makeup:  Thea McDonald Venue:  The Old Station

Rustic Springtime

More often than not, rustic weddings are associated with Autumn.  The distressed wood and earthy details pair well with fall leaves and cool weather.  But what about the other seasons in the year… can’t they get some rustic loving?  Of course they can!  Witness ‘Exhibit A’.  Jason and Maggie’s Midwestern nuptials had all the fixings of a good ol’ Kentucky shindig – horseshoe details, hay bale decor, and weathered barnyard wood.  However with green and purple florals thrown into the mix, these are a perfect example of rustic nuptials done the ‘Spring’ way!   Photography:  1326 Studios Catering:  Be Creative …

Charleston Pastel

There is a general consensus in the wedding world that classic, black tie nuptials should be color-less.  And although we agree that vibrant colors can often date or modernize a neutral palette, there is a loophole to the timeless design creed… pastels!  Pastels are classic in their own way and when combined with a black tie event, the results can be electric.  For a shining example, take cutie pie newlyweds Anne and Justin.  Their Charleston, South Carolina wedding had all the makings of a timeless Southern fete.  By adding a little pastel softness to the details, their nuptials were amazingly …

Woodland Fairytale

Ever fantasize about moving to the woods to live with the faeries?  Well after today’s post you will!  This rustic stylized wedding is so dreamy, it even makes this city girl want to renounce all luxuries and lead an organic life in the backwoods.  But before you decide to join me and start selling all your crap on Craigslist, let’s live vicariously through this brilliant group of vendors… vendors who know how to make even the harshest environment look irresistible!                 Photography:  Gideon Photography Event Design:  Forevermore Events Floral Design:  Bloomers Invitations:  Kortney …

Grandpa’s Ranch

When cuties Margot & Michael started to plan their wedding, the bride knew her grandfather’s ranch was the perfect spot!  With scenic lakes, sprawling pastures, and weathered barns this couple couldn’t have found a more ideal location for their rustic-themed nuptials.  So put on your cowboy boots, pour a glass of whiskey, and enjoy this dreamy Oklahoma ranch wedding…   Photography:  Simply Bliss Photography Event Planning:  Details by Paige Floral Design:  The Thicket Catering:  Party Serve Cake:  Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe Event Rentals:  Eventures Party Rentals Officient:  Ron’s Weddings Music:  Tulsa Bagpipes, Contemporary Productions Dress Store:  The Gown Gallery Hair: …

Salmon & Chiffon

There’s a fabulous new trend hitting the wedding market this year… colored bridal gowns!  If you are an adventurous bride, then you’re going to have your veritable pick of dress colors in 2013.  Although this might seem like a radical idea to most, it’s interesting to note that the “White Wedding Dress” has only been popular the last 150 years (immortalized by the iconic fashionista of the 19th Century, Queen Victoria herself).  Before then, blues and reds were the most popular bridal hues and in many international cultures, those are still the reigning colors.  So if you think about it, …

Marshmallow Pink

Sometime wedding inspiration comes from the most unlikely places… like food, for instance!  With limitless options for party decor, why not let your stomach find your nuptial muse?  Today’s newlyweds, Crystal & Manuel, seem to have subconsciously honed in on their secret indulgent desires… pink marshmallows!  With a picturesque rustic setting, perfectly weather, and a pervasive soft pink hue throughout, this is one wedding that will leave you yearning for a rose-tinted marshmallow cloud to call your own.   Photography:  Wilton Photography Catering:  Cafe Bon Appetit Floral Design:  Florals by Becky Brammer Dress Design:  Maggie Sottero Dress Store:  Mann’s House …

The Valentine Ombre

What happens when you combine red hot kisses with a rustic barnyard setting?  A Valentine’s Day bridal shoot, of course!  With a cold farm backdrop, this vibrant orange, red, and pink palette is sure to inspire any couple considering cupid-inspired nuptials.  So, cuddle up to your sweetie and enjoy the visual eye candy of the Valentine Ombre…           Photography:  Melissa McCrotty Photography Venue & Catering:  The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch Dress Store:  Formal Affairs Hair:  Bliss Salon Cakes:  Sweet Sensations