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Kaori & Alex’s Multi-Cultural, DIY-Fabulous, Vintage Bohemian Wedding

Do you remember Kaori & Alex’s killer engagement session? It was all tattoos, awesome outfits and L.O.V.E. I have been dying to see the outcome of their wedding ever since and I ain’t half excited to share it with you today.

The couple were married at Old Zoo in Griffith Park, Los Angeles with a reception to follow at Señor Fish in Little Tokyo Area, Downtown LA. Both of them are designers so obviously their outfits were nothing short of unique and utterly fabulous.

Kaori wore a J Crew dress which she teamed with shoes from Charles David and a gorgeous hair piece from Prim and Posies and a flower pin (on the dress) from Sweetpea & Fawn – both on Etsy.

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Abandoned Prison Picnic Engagement Sesh.

It’s official, photographer Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love gets the coolest most Rock n Roll clients! Stephanie & Adam had a picnic at an abandoned prison for their engagement shoot shoot – not only a killer juxtapositionof themes, but maybe even a bit of a dig at the oh-so-often-seen ‘vintage picnic’ setting…it actually might not be but I kinda like the idea that it is!

“Adam and I set a date of May 14th 2011 shortly after getting engaged on June 5th” Stephanie told me. “We knew we would want our amazing photographer and good buddy Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love to shoot our engagement and wedding photos. We were stoked to hear he found a perfect location to shoot some photos of us in Atlanta. We, alongside our two road dogs Evan and Jenn, headed south to make it happen. The day was way more fun than we could have imagined. We shared laughs, a few bug bites and many jokes while exploring an abandoned prison, the boiler room and an amazing gorgeous field in-between the two. The juxtapose setting was a perfect place to show the love we have for each other.”

“Adam and I met 2 years ago after I moved here from Savannah, GA and became best friends, quickly connecting through a mutual interest in skateboarding, bicycling and music. Now we have found ourselves not only planning a wedding but also buying and reforming a clothing business called Niche Market. This next year will prove to be tons of fun and full of growthtogether. We can’t wait to celebrate with friends and family at Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC. Our ceremony will be held on a white sand beach overlooking a blue lagoon nestled in a rock quarry. The reception will be catered with fresh goodies straight from the farm crops. We hope to throw in a couple bride and groom Friday the 13th tattoos the day before just to make sure we keep it interesting.”

Arrrgh their wedding is going to be incredible! I can’t wait to see and (of course) share it.

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A Super Glam, Corpse Bride, Spanish Wedding

Anna & Andrew had a small wedding with only about 35 guests who came from all over the world. The Spanish bride and her South African groom, who actually both now live in London, had their wedding in Spain at the gorgeous venue Deluz.

“They were very unconcerned with conventions and just wanted to do things their way” their photographer Kyle told me, “hence the Nightmare Before Christmas/Corpse Bride cake (made by the groom’s Mother) the Batman garter, their crazy photographers from Chile, Andrew’s brother walked Anna down the aisle, because he’s the one who introduced them, their wedding planner was the one who conducted the ceremony, Anna wrote her vows five minutes before the ceremony started. It rained the day of so hard I thought the city would flood, but Anna’s mother who grew up in Santander near the water said she could read the sea and that the rain would stop before the wedding. It did. Just in time for a beautiful sunset ceremony. All in all, it was beautiful.”

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Willow Tree Photography Offers FREE Wedding Photography to All!

Yes you read that right! Newly full-time photographers Willow Tree Photography, based in Hampshire UK, want to offer you all the chance to have free wedding photography! Photographers Kathryn and her partner Keith are dying to shoot some awesome couples and weddings and so are offering to shoot your Rock n Roll wedding for free to give them that opportunity.

This is not a competition and provided they are free on your chosen date, Willow Tree Photography will shoot the wedding of anyone who contacts them for FREE. Yes Freeeeee!

Photographer Kathryn told me:

“For the remainder of 2010 we will offer our services for free (actual taking of the photos on the day) providing we are available on the required day.”

“It will also include a disc of high res images for your personal use as long as we can use the images on our website and for advertising/photography competitions etc. We would own the copyright.”

“Prints and/or albums etc and travel expenses would need to be paid for by the bride and groom. We are willing to travel anywhere but travel expenses must be paid for.”

“We use Nikon D700 cameras with 60mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm Nikkor lenses and SB 900 flash gun. Photos are edited in Photoshop using CS5 and are backed up on two external hard drives.”

Perfect for those of you on tight budgets. Didn’t think you could afford a pro photographer? Think again!

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Have a Wedding that is Perfect for YOU – Greg & Michelle’s Low Key, Homespun & Family-Focussed Wedding

I went out with photographer Emma Case a month or so ago and as we dolled ourselves up in the hotel room before hand she was telling me all about Michelle & Greg’s wedding. She told me how it was like nothing she’d ever shot before. The contrast of the awe-inspiring and dramatic Synagogue ceremony venue with the reception being held in Greg’s Grandmother’s house really was the ultimate depiction of what Rock n Roll weddings should be – you don’t need any of the wedding “bits” and you don’t need to spend a fortune – all you need is you two, in love, and a wedding that is perfect for you. 

“Editing this wedding has been quite an experience” Emma explained. “When Michelle & Greg first got in contact they expressed how much they were wanting a low key affair… a gorgeous ceremony then a small reception at Greg’s Grandma’s house with just close friends and family. It was to be a Jewish ceremony at the London Synagogue and when I arrived my jaw, literally hit the floor. It’s a somewhat unassuming building from the outside but it is so, so beautiful inside (hence quite a few pictures of it). I was absolutely transfixed through the ceremony… the whole thing was amazing… the Rabi sang a lot of the ceremony and the traditions were so wonderful to watch… when Michelle entered she had to circle Greg a number of times and then Greg had to stamp on a glass… I was quite emotional through the whole thing.”

Wind, Hair & Rock n Roll

“Just another hot and windy Sunday afternoon in Tracy, CA” began photographer Nirav.  “Showing Matt & Lynnae’s love for each other meant that they had to feel extremely comfortable in their location and with me so I decided to start the session at a place that they had spent a lot of time together and had lots of character which was Matt’s mother’s home/farm.  The home included stables, a farm house, and several critters of all sorts.  We took several shots there and once things felt right we moved out to the hills of Tracy with the intention of shooting with the giant windmills in the background.  When we got, the security patrol was there to make sure those shots were not going to happen.  The amount of wind up on hill was tremendous and I loved the movement of hair so we took the remainder of the shots there with a very simple backdrop.  My favorite shots are ones that play on light and shadows.  I wanted at least one dramatic silhouette shot which is when I spotted the power lines.  After that, we all headed back to house and passed out from heat exhaustion.”

“Wind, hair, rock and roll…mixed in with a little luuuv.  That’s what this shoot was all about.  Matt and Lynnae are a fun, charismatic, dynamic, and beautiful couple.  Matt and I go back to high school.  We also share the same love for playing and recording music.  Oh how I miss our jam sessions where we played everything from Tool, Rage Against the Machine (minus the ridiculous Tom Morello solos) and of course Alice in Chains.  Now we both listen to Hanson…MMMbop.  Lynnae is nothing less than the absolute coolest person on the planet.  She knows how to rock out and have a good time.  There is never a dull moment when we are hanging out.  These two are a match made in guitar center.  I just love it.”

LOVE

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