Thursday Treats – 9th September 2010

Credit: via Audrey Kitching Couture I’ve just discovered her and I’m smitten with her style!

A Bridesmaid’s Surprise
Rice Krispie ‘sushi’
♥ Beloved session with bunny rabbits
Couture Wedding Shoot in Printers Alley
Vintage Love
1930’s Backyard Vintage DIY Wedding
How NOT to tell your guests what to wear
Avoid Blogger Burnout: 5 Tips to Save Your Sanity
Rachelle + Patrick Engaged!
♥ The amazing Drops of Jupiter blog ran a feature on my finished ink – I’m honoured!

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“We got married after spending just 12 days with each other…”

Oh MAN am I excited to share Krystle & David’s wedding story with you today. The couple got married just twelve days after they properly met and they couldn’t be more in love if they tired. This is their story…

“We met online via our professional wedding photographer forum, DWF.”, the bride told me (they are both professional photographers) “We actually first met when both of us flew across the country to attend the DWF annual convention, in Nashville this past January.”

“We talked that first weekend about getting married and joked around about going to get married by Elvis back then and I told him I would have married him with a ring pop because I just wanted to be with him. We actually decided to just get married mutually, and when he came out to see me the couple days before we eloped to Vegas, he surprised me with a real proposal! We were playing Mario on my Super Nintendo because he swore he was better than me, yea that sucker failed miserably and I kicked his ass. He then pulled out a Star Wars tin lunchbox filled with my favorite Canadian chocolate bars, I love you mints, and dousche bag gum. At the bottom of all of that was a ring pop. He told me he loved me, wanted to be with me forever and then some, and then asked me to marry him. Nothing over the top, but I can’t think of any better way to be proposed to than Mario, chocolate, Star Wars, and wearing sweat pants.”

Ahhh! But it doesn’t stop their people, just you wait until you see their gorgeous wedding!

They were married in Graceland Wedding Chapel and had an informal dinner at the Grand Lux Cafe afterwards. As lovers of all things retro and “obnoxiously bright” Vegas was the perfect place for them. Both being wedding photographers they had seen their fair share of what they didn’t want over the years so the decision to do something completely different was quite an easy one.

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Hitchfest 2010 – Bowie Bride Gets Wed – The Engagement Session

Confession: I have been looking forward to Britt & Mike’s wedding for like, a year. Britt runs the awesome blog Bowie Bride where she’s been sharing with us their “oh so pec-u-liar” journey to the alter in her own, totally kick ass, anti-wedding industry and super colourful, DIY-mad way.

I first ‘met’ Britt about a year ago when she entered a contest on my site. She actually won, and since then I’ve not only been slightly obsessed with her blog but I’ve been slightly obsessed with her. In a girl-crush kinda way! We actually probably talk everyday, how mad is that?! We have a mutual love of Maine Coons though so we always have something to talk about even if it is just exchanging photographs of our respective pets on Facebook.

Anyway, I digress. Britt & Mike got married in LA last month. They DIY-ed the whole thing and spent only $12,000 to do it. I am SO FLIPPING EXCITED that I get to be the blog to share it. I literally can not wait!

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Under the Spotlight – Cake & Pictures

When you’re on the wedding photographer hunt it can sometimes be very confusing on where to start. Cake & Pictures provides an exclusive list of excellent photographers for all photographic styles and locations. Unlike the traditional ‘wedding directory’, Cake & Pictures only allows the very best photographers onto their list and keeps the selection short and concise.

Covering over 50 cities and 24 countries around the world, Cake & Pictures is certainly a good place to start when you’re hunting for your perfect wedding photographer!

You can also check out their blog, The Pantry, right here

Be sure to check out some more incredible photographs from some of their members after the ‘jump’

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Emma & Matt’s Incredible Fancy Dress Wedding

Emma & Matt had an incredible fancy dress wedding at home. The bride & groom live on a farm, so they decided their own home would be the perfect venue. The theme for the fancy dress was anything from 1920’s – 1980’s and they invited their guests to dress as their favourite decade from the last century. Even the music they selected fitted the theme, with the DJ’s  ‘The Beautiful and the Damned’ – who they saw playing at a festival – playing an eclectic mix of music from the 1920’s to the 1980’s throughout the evening.

“As a documentary film maker Emma used her creative skills to make her wedding truly individual, personal and above all a lot of fun,” Polly, their photographer, told me. “This is without a doubt one of the most fantastic and fun weddings I have ever photographed and I have never laughed so much at a wedding – some of these outfits were pure genius.”

Emma & Matt decided to go as Fred Astaire & Gingers Rogers. Matt hired his outfit from Angels, the costumiers in London, and Emma created a contemporary interpretation of the film star with a stunning dress byTemperley and shoes by Office.

Their were no bridesmaids as everyone was involved in the wedding and made a real effort with their outfits.

“My sister came dressed like the 1950’s,” the bride told me. “My Mum & her boyfriend came as JR & Sue Ellen. My dad and his wife were The Last Tsar and Tsarina. Matt’s Mum was a ’20th Century Fox’ – a version of Marilyn Monroe with a fox fur stole. George, Matt’s brother was a first world war pilot – complete with a plane!”

“We had lots of famous people there – Madonna, Elvis, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant (in fact four of them!)”

Amazing right!? Be sure to click ‘read the rest of this entry’ to see more of the incredible outfits!

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Angie & Jordy’s Musical, Heavily Tattooed, Central Park Wedding

Central Park played host to Angie and Jordy’s wedding. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, the couple chose New York to get married in because it was the first place they travelled to together, “It just seemed like the ideal location for us” Angie told me. “We wanted to see more Broadway shows and catch a Yankee’s game.  No to mention many of our guests had never been and who doesn’t want to visit New York?”

Central Park was the perfect location for them because they wanted to have an outdoor wedding, “We did research online and through the Central Park website I found our wedding planner Julie Lindenman (I Do New York) who organized the ceremony for us,” she continued. “We looked at different locations within the park but loved the rustic look of the Cop Cot area.  We also liked that it had seating for everyone as our group was small (only 25 people).  We had a cellist who was originally supposed to play our 3 songs but we were so grateful he played the entire 45 minutes while we were waiting for my mother to get there.”

Music was really important to the couple. The prosessional music was Child of Mine by Guns n’ Roses, Angie walked down the aisle to All I Want is You by U2 and the couple walked out to Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. 

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