Spooky & Dark

Filipino photographer Jeffroger Kho sent me these stunning engagements which perfectly reflect his wild, crazy, and downright addictive’  style.

These are kinda spooky and dark but I seriously love them (yes even the creepy doll) Check it out…

The client Mark and Johanna are photographers and very artistic individuals.  You can check out their site here as well Happy Garaje Graphic Design and Illustration.  Their style is really dark, desaturated, and textured.  And I am happy that I was able to capture that and also reflect the clients style.

The outfits are from the clients own wardrobe.  They pretty much have everything already.  They collect a lot of old stuff as well so it quite reflects much of their personality.  I believe that this set is very Rock n Roll because it’s different, downright crazy, non-conventional, and most importantly it reflects much of the personality of the client and not just a random theme just for the sake of having a theme.

Thanks Jeffroger!

ps be sure to vote for your favourites to win the Tinywater photo shoot contest, but pleeeease only one vote per person, lets keep it fair people! (plus I can see if you’re multiple voting so there really is no point.)

 

Credit: Jeffroger Kho Photography

Been Done? Who Cares?

You know this about me already but I’m a huge activist for being yourself on your wedding day, however crazy, out there or even mundane (oh yes) that may be. As all the veteran readers will know, I ran a contest for free wedding photography a while back, and have now gotten to know our winners pretty well. I was chatting to the Bride to be, Vana, on the phone the other day for no joke, literally an hour about all things wedding (jeez that gal can talk he he!) and I’m sure she won’t mind me telling you this. She was running a few of her newest wedding ideas by me to ask my opinion as to whether I thought they had ‘been done’ (for some reason she thinks I must be some kind of expert on such things…)

I said this to her, and on her recommendation I am now going to say this to all of you…do not worry about tack, about being over the top or if something you really want seems to be springing up everywhere in blog-land and has therefore, in your eyes, ‘been done’. Just remember this teeny tiny pearl of wisdom…Your wedding guests won’t have been scoring the internet looking for wedding ideas for the last year so will have no idea if something has ‘been done’ or not!

To me, our wedding was not completely nuts. We kept it quite simple with a black and white theme and a few personal touches, but we had so many people saying to us it was the most stylish and cool wedding they had ever been too…they hadn’t spent the last year looking at other people’s weddings and comparing themselves after all!

So don’t doubt yourself… Are you lusting after that cute Stephanie James Couture dress but are worried that in 10 years time the adorability will look as dated as the poofy sleeved meringues of the 80’s? Pah, if I got married in the 80’s I would have wanted to remember the 80’s…2008 was the greatest year of my life and I want to remember that year through my wedding pictures.
Have you have been dying to have cupcakes as your wedding cake ever since you started planning your wedding, but are worried because now everybody seems to be doing it? Well a lot of people that are getting married may be yes, but everybody in the entire world?…erm no.
Are you worried that your wedding isn’t cool enough because you spend all day looking at weddings that seen so much crazier/chicer than yours? (You are not alone by the way, I felt the exact same thing) Let me tell you this – you are more likely to regret planning a wedding in a style that wasn’t really ‘you’ than one that perfectly matches you and your fiancé’s tastes.

So quit stressing about what other people will think and just do it already…and then send me the photographs afterwards!

Now for a couple of trends I love and therefore don’t care if they’ve ‘been done’. Let me know if I’ve missed any of your favourites!

1. Moustaches – Daley Hake 2. Bicycles – Fuller Edge Photography
3. Slideshows – Jonas Peterson 4. Photo Booths – Josh Goleman
5. Short Dresses – Melissa Brown 6. Vintage – Katherine O’Brien
7. Converse Trainers – The Nichols 8. Balloons – Kate Headley
9. Cupcakes – Tec Pejata 10. Mis-matched Bridesmaids – Flint Photography
11. Silly Sunglasses – Cameron Ingalls 12. Martha Stewart Pom Poms – Lillian & Leonard 13. Red Dresses – Rosie Parsons 14. Umbrellas – One Love Photo
15. Coloured Paper Lanterns – Tiffany Aicklen 16. Non Floral Bouquets – Crissy Farah  17. Felt Bouquets – Austin & Cassandra Photography 18. Bird Cage Veils – Victor Sizemore

Traditional Korean

Jennifer & Matthew had a gorgeous traditional Korean wedding, which took place at Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Jennifer’s beautiful dressis a traditional Korean dress called a hanbok, but with a modern twist.  It was designed by Kim Mehee, who designed Sandra Oh’s dress for the SAG awards….
The couple went DIY’ed all the flowers! I love their peacock boutonnieres  the most but I am also pretty crazy about her homemade bouquet, she used flake flowers to keep it looking perfect throughout the day.

Credit: Caroline Tran

Edit: I had to add their gorgeous video to this post too! Thanks to the Bride, Jennifer for sharing it.

Jenn + Matthew’s Wedding Highlights from Alumiq Productions on Vimeo.

Superheroes

Didn’t I tell you I had a lot of amazingness to catch up on? This is what happens when I have to hold off posting for just one day! (ps keep voting, you have until Sunday)

Jenn & Graham had these crazy portraits taken on their actual wedding day as they decided to set enough time on the day to get some amazing shots (that’s got to be every photographer’s dream right!?) I adore Jenn’s organic dress, it is just so stunning and of course it goes without saying that the cruisers, the Groom style (hot!) and the superhero cake topper are awesome!

This has got to be one of the coolest weddings ever, hence the million photographs I’ve posted alongside this!

Dress by Riva’s Eco Store 

Thanks to Erin of Fuller Edge Photography for sharing!

 

Credit: Fuller Edge Photography

Cute Kids & Pom Pom Flowers

I am just crazy about these cute kids and those pom pom-like flowers…fun fun fun. These images were actually shot on film too…amazing!

Credit: Punam Bean Photography

One Big Party

Aly & Elroi’s wedding was described by the couple as ‘one of the most magical days of our lives’ A day filled with such a fun party vibe and one where all their friends and family pulled together to help them achieve the wedding of their dreams.

Just a few examples of their amazing friends who helped out include, both their outfit’s being made by a friend of theirs who lives in New York and another friend made and travelled with their amazing wedding cake all the way from Texas! They had another friend cater for them and some other friends who made the invitations.

Funny and persoanal anecdotes are what makes wedding like this great, and Aly spoke about their impromptu (and hilarious) bridal shower…
So, I went to the coffee shop to meet them, got my coffee, sat down and realized that everyone was being weirdly quiet as I babbled and babbled. So, I stopped and was like, “What’s going on? Why aren’t y’all so quiet?” And my friend Lindsey says, “Well, I’m just going to tell you. You’re kidnapped.”
“Huh?”

Danielle, my MOH, shouts “Get in the car. I’m not gonna tell you twice!” (She was trying to be tough-sounding in a hilarious way.)

So I was handed a clue that I had to decipher to tell them where we were going to. I was like, “Wait- you’re kidnapping me but I have to tell you where to take me?”

Danielle: “Don’t ask questions!” Ha!

So I figured out that the place the clue was talking about was the place Elroi proposed. So we went there and took pictures that would be left as a clue for Elroi, who has also unknowingly been kidnapped from our house by his side of the wedding party.

(Side note: Elroi was actually kidnapped right in the middle of washing our dogs. So, Danielle’s boyfriend who had been helping at the house took over dog-washing duties. As El’s friends were leaving with him, Macauley, our rascally cake-maker instructed Danielle’s boyfriend to just “wash as many dogs as you can.”

Every time I solved a clue, I got a present–so it was also like a surprise shower. I couldn’t believe I didn’t know anything about it and I felt so loved that all these people would plan something so elaborate and fun for us.

Thanks to Aly & Elroi for sharing their gorgeous wedding and story!

Credit: Our Labor Of Love