As always, I have a plethora of joy to share today so I think I need to get right on it. Yesterday I was described by two separate people as ‘the hardest working blogger I know’ so I reckon I need to keep that perception running with these little gems.
I adore Jacqueline & Daniel’s cute ‘water babies’ engagement session sent in by the delightful Jessica Purvis. Can’t believe I’ve never seen water rings used in a shoot before – too adorable for words!
Credit: Jessica Purvis
Is is possible to have an addiction to a set of photographers? Because I definitely have a really intense Tinywater habit. Every day I need to get my fix…and it feels gooooood.
One day I will travel to Sacramento and track down Caroline & Daniel as I hold them personally responsible for my infatuation.
ps make sure you click on the thumbnails to get the full effect of fabulousness.
Blaine & Shanni didn’t have a day after shoot, but after two years of marriage decided it was about time to do so and who better to shoot them but Shanni herself – she is after all the most rock n roll photographer they know. The couple love to go for Sunday drives and Shanni had always wanted to shoot a couple at this dried up riverbed, so why not us?! she told me – why not indeed.
Credit: What Shanni Saw
After posting Jenn & Skip’s engagements back in May, I was convinced I would totally love their vintage vacation themed wedding – and I guess I was right. They went for a western/vintage vacation theme which was helped along by all their friends and family, not only dressing up for the day, but by helping the couple to DIY the lot!
Jenn made her own veil and fascinator, the invitations, her bouquet, the boutonnieres, the cake, the decorations and the signs. Skip made his own Groom’s cake – a bowling ball and pins – and helped Jenn wherever she needed it! Jenn’s sister and maid of honour made all the cute cupcakes and each Bridesmaid maid their own fascinators. The couple decided not to include anybody in their wedding that they didn’t know – so they had a friend perform the ceremony and other friends chip in with food, hair and make up.
I am obsessed with themed things, so naturally the wedding had to have a theme. Our overall theme was “vintage vacation”. From there we had mini-themes inside the big one. The brides cake and cupcakes were woodland (to go with the mountains). The suggested attire was western. The groomsmen and Dads wore western shirts. The bridesmaids wore headpieces and carried fans, saloon girl style. Both the bride and groom wore cowboy boots (which we already owned)… the groom also had spurs, the hat, the whole shebang! Our favors were vacation & western themed, as well as our decorations, popcorn & candy bar.
Insead of dancing, the wedding was rounded off with fun and games including eating doughnuts on a string, two photobooths, a candy and a popcorn bar.
Wow! Jenn & Skip I am blown away by your wedding. Thanks so much for sharing it!
Credit: Patrick of PWP Studio
Brady & Carrie got hitched at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco. A retro/vintage affair, Carrie even designed her dress herself and had it made by Atelier Des Modistes, a quint little boutique on Russian Hill. Carrie described the experience of designing her own dress as nerve-wracking but totally worth it. She didn’t even get to see what the dress would actually look like until the final week as all the fittings are done with muslin. She painted a wonderful picture when she described the fittings, Families walk by at night after dinner and I remember little girls with their nose pressed to the glass door watching me in my “gown”. They had that “pretty pretty princess” look in their eyes. So sweet.
Thanks to Jeremy for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us – we hope to see a lit more of his photographic gorgeousness on Rock n Roll Bride soon!