Credit: David McNeil
I just wanted to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to say WOOOOHOOOOO to all you guys in California where the ridiculous Prop 8 was overturned and deemed unconstitutional. To all my LGBT readers and friends, go out and celebraaaate!
Now go get the hell married and send me the photographs afterwards! Love you all.
ps pop by next week to see this rest of Lindz & Amanda’s ass kickin’ wedding!
Christine & Ara met in August 2009. Ara proposed in October 2009 and they married in April of this year. The couple, both Armenian, may be proud of their heritage but neither of them wanted anything to do with the traditional ‘cookie cutter’ Armenian wedding and so went all out to make sure their wedding was different. “They all consist of the same cookie cutter agenda: hour long church ceremony/reception at a tacky banquet hall/an entourage of bridesmaids/groomsman/endless supply of cheap appetizers and shish kabab…..and a horrible wedding dj who plays generic music” the bride told me.
Instead the couple got married at Inn of the Seventh Ray restaurant by Ara’s Father who is a minister. They hired a jazz band to play their reception and they had their first dance to “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone. Christina wore a gorgeous polka dot lace dress from Aire Barcelona with Tarina Tarantino acessories and put her maid of honour in Betsey Johnson…and what did they have on their feet? Oh yes those fabulous Vivienne Westwood shoes!
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I have been a huge fan of Gala Darling ever since I discovered her blog about a year ago. I love her style, her positivity and the fact that she’s not afraid to be herself and speak her mind. I love the way she writes and I’m inspired by her every.damn.day!
Gala posted these très sexy boudoir-esque shots on her blog last week and I’m really excited to share them all with you too. I think these make great inspiration for all your brides-to-be wanting to do boudoir shoots – they show that great light and fabulous styling makes all the difference! So do it. Embrace your inner minx and go for it!
Be sure to check out the full list of everyone involved after the ‘jump’ Continue reading
Is it possible to ever get tired of all this wedding gorgeousness? I don’t think so!
Julie & Eric got married at Glen Cove Mansion in NYC, a former 1920’s Gold Coast estate. They emulated the Great Gatsby stylee history of the place in their wedding with the bride, who is a graphic designer, designing all the stationary herself to fit in with this theme. The couple also baked all the cookie favours themselves!
The bride wore an adorable short dress to which she added her own gold belt, gold watch and shoes by Nina. The groom looked suitably suited and booted in his retro style ensemble and looked quite the part, even down to his slightly askew tie pin.
This beautiful vintage shoot should certainly send some always needed inspiration your way! Set up by new UK photographers Horse & Carriage, they explain:
“Our creative goal is to take ordinary couples and place them into fun, exciting, high-concept, themed shoots —as chosen by them, in consultation with us. If a bride has always wanted to look like Greta Garbo in 30’s Hollywood, then we will sit down and work out exactly how to make that a reality for her. If the couples’ vision is punk, vintage, or couture we will work with them to realise this on their wedding day. We’re not restricting ourselves to a single theme, although we do have one unmovable ethos: we want to create images that our couples will fall in love with”
For this month’s Best of Blogs article, I wanted to turn full circle and feature the work of the fabulous Noa of Feather Love Photography. Why full circle you ask? Well the images I chose to illustrate the post with were the engagement shoot that Noa shot of Emma Case (who I featured a few month’s back) & her fiance Pete.
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In the last few months I’ve focused on a lot of UK photographers – this is an UK magazine after all! However after featuring Steve Gerrard which linked to my Emma Case feature I really wanted to round this trio off by hopping over the pond to talk about Feather Love Photography. As I touched on a couple of months ago, Emma Case fell in love with Feather Love’s style and vintage aesthetic when she found her blog. So when she heard photographer Noa was coming over to London she jumped at the chance to have her photograph her and her fiancé Pete. This is her story…