Riding The Awesome Wave

Awesome awesome awesome. I get to feature the most awesome stuff! How many times can I say awesome in one post? Apparently not enough….AWESOME!

If you too have some truly awesome stuff and you think I need to see it, then go ahead and sent it my way.

Credit: Kyle Hepp

White Orchid Bridals

I woke up today feeling like I didn’t want to get out of bed. At all. However I dragged my sorry self out of my pit and boy am I glad I did. I swear,  I think the stuff I have to share today may be by favourites ever. I have had some absolutely phenomenal bridal shoots and weddings land in my inbox overnight.

Think I’m exaggerating? Well just check out this photo shoot sent exclusively to meeee. All the dresses were supplied by White Orchid Brides. If you’re in the Knoxville area methinks you need to check these bad boys out. Erm..hello beautiful!

Tara and Colleen you literally rock my world…

Credit: Dixie Pixel

Paivi ♥ Miikka

This Finnish wedding shot by photographer extraordinaire, Marianne Taylor (I have had the pleasure of meeting and being photographed by her - oh yes I am a lucky ducky) literally hit me straight between the eyes. What I adore so much about Marianne’s work is how perfectly she captures atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding. Her reportage work is seriously second to none.

Even though a Finnish wedding has slightly different traditions to that of a British or American one, there is really not much difference when it comes to all the details. I adore the Bride, Paivi’s red shoes and cuuute red, heart earrings for example, and the lovely ‘Paivi ♥ Miikka’ sign is too adorable for words.

I have to add this little snippet from her blog post as it really made me chuckle:
First of all, I want to make it clear that if anyone wants to hire me to shoot a wedding in Finland, specifically in the capital area, I’m all up for it – what with it being my native country and all. However, if anyone wants to hire me to shoot their wedding in Juuka, some 8 hour drive from Helsinki, they better make sure they’re someone I consider practically a brother. So when one of my oldest friends, Miikka, asked, of course I said yes.

Credit: Marianne Taylor

A Bustling Flurry Of Exhilaration

When thinking about Mexico, the images that swim around my head (that is, after tequila and fajitas of course) are a fabulous and brightly colour hubbub of excitement. A bustling flurry of exhilaration. To me, my assumption is definitely reflected in their amazing portraits – just check out that yellow wall!

The Bride, Dana, described their wedding vision to me:
I am from Boston and my husband is from Mexico City. We live in Boston, but I wanted to share his amazing culture and the unique city with my family and friends so we decided to have a destination wedding. Our theme was modern meets classic with a major emphasis on something that has always bound us: our love of music. The ceremony was done set to our favorite songs—a mix of alternative rock and classic Mexican music. Mexico City is in itself, a huge mix of styles and old meets new, so we really played that up in our choices for the whole 4-day experience. Modern hotel and flashy nightclub outings, mixed with a traditional hacienda wedding locale and a live mariache band.

Credit: Rodrigo Cassou

Mischievous

I was lucky enough to meet both Eliza (the photographer) and Ly(the model) who sent me this trash the dress session to me a while back on a now rather infamously drunk night out in London! I can safely say the fun and frolics you see below perfectly reflect their slightly mischievous personalities.