Post-it Notes – Top Tips for your Wedding Planning & Business – 25th March 2011

Photography Credit: via .la douleur exquise.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on last week’s post. It would appear you all like this new feature. Hurrah!

Take inspiration photos when you go to visit suppliers and make sure they ‘get you’ and your wedding vision before you book them. If you’re asking for vintage roses and they offer you bright lilac blooms then they ain’t the vendor for you (believe me I speak from personal experience. I hated our wedding flowers!)

You’re the one spending the money, don’t feel like you need to impress them with your ideas…they need to impress you!

Style your business/blog around what pleases you. If your business (and the way you portray yourself online) is a true reflection of you and what you love then the readers and clients you attract will be the like-minded awesome kind.

Do not start a business or ‘talk-the-talk’ to impress anybody else. Don’t afraid to be real – warts and all. People will love you for it, I promise.

Thursday Treats – 24th March 2011

Photography Credit: beautiful bicycle wedding by Rachel Thurston found via Oh happy day

First up a little reminder that if you haven’t voted for your favourite couple to win free wedding photography with Xanthe Roxburgh to do so now! The contest is super close right now (in fact when I checked it this morning, two of the couples had the exact same number of votes.) Voting close on Sunday and the winners will be announced on Monday.

So what else has been going on in blog-land I hear you cry?!

Rock n Roll Dallas Wedding
Bohemian Engagement Shoot {with a Bunny!}
Stunning florals
Artist feature of Feather Love Photography & her studio in rue magazine – Noa is one hot chick whoaaa mamma!
Tori & Oli + her beautiful flower headband
A Storyville story such a beautiful dress
Vintage Alabama Wedding
My personal take on taking things personallya must read for anyone putting themselves ‘out there’ online
Jessica & Stevenand her incredible tulle creation of a dress
The story of my first dress collection by the awesome Elsie
Heartfelt Vintage Wedding (Photography Credit: Becky Holladay)

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The Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair & My Catwalk Debut!

I almost don’t know where to start with writing this post as the whole day is kind of a blur…a fabulous adrenalin-fuelled blur…but a blur none the less.

In actual fact, I know you really all just want to see the photos and video (eek!) of me walking the catwalk so shall we just cut to the chase and get straight to it?

Yes..the catwalk was lit up pink! Do you think they knew I was coming?

HUGE thanks to Eliza Claire Photography & Shell de Mar Photography for taking these photos for me.

Lots of love to Allora Visuals for this exclusive video which they made to document my debut…

Yep, the veil fell off during the dress rehearsal! It wasn’t pinned in properly whoops…that’s what rehearsals are for though right?!

And to The Redfords who filmed this cute little iPhone video…

The outfits I’m wearing are (in order of appearance)…

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Lacy & Brandon’s Edgy Wedding

“The first time I met Lacy was over 10 years ago in high school where we became fast friends,” photographer Daniel Stark told me. “Unfortunately, she moved before our senior year and we gradually lost touch. When it came time to plan her wedding she walked into a bridal shop that happened to have my business cards. I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their fun, edgy, rockstar wedding.”

“Lacy has always been really cool and edgy even in high school.  And Brandon couldn’t have been a more perfect match for her. They quickly got identical tattoos with their own made up symbol that shows the love for each other. It was even on their wedding cake.”

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Elhaam & Mat’s Labyrinth-Inspired, Venetian Ball Wedding

This New York City couple wanted a super glam wedding with a twist…one that really reflected them as a couple, “On November 12, 2010, Mat and I were married at Capitale in NYC in front of 200 guests,” the bride, Elhaam, explained. “I’m originally from Georgia, with Iranian ancestry, and Mat is from Leeds, UK, so we wanted to incorporate British, American and Persian elements with our own personalities and style to make the wedding truly our own. We’re both in the music industry and that obviously played a huge role in the wedding too.”

“Our wedding was loosely inspired  by the ballroom scene from the David Bowie flick The Labyrinth. The film is about a journey and coming out a better person at the end through your relationships. Mat and I definitely went through a journey to find each other. He from Leeds, UK, and me from Alpharetta, Georgia, and both of us following our love of music to NYC where we meet and fall in love.”

“Some of the wedding features include antique candelabras dripping with wax, hanging green amaranthus, old European flowers, and moody lighting to capture that feeling from the ballroom scene in the Labyrinth,” she continued. “We had a masked ball reception with Venetian masks, live performances by artists like Marfa Lights and U.S Royalty, some celebrity guests, amazing food, and non stop dancing provided by DJ Cat Hartwell from indie band Holy Hail.”

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A Marie Antoinette Inspiration

You know I’ve got a bit of a ‘thing’ for Marie Antoinette right? Well Marie Antoinette + pink hair couldn’t really be more perfect for Rock n Roll Bride if it tried could it?

“This is what happened when 2 crazy photographers from different states in Australia put their heads together,” began photographer Vanessa. “It all started with a wig Rhondda found on the internet (not the 1 we used actually) and after many chats and emails later we came up with Marie Antoinette as a bride. I wanted a bouquet out of the norm and didn’t really want traditional flowers in it. What better florists to put my thoughts of an “APPLE” bouquet into something fab..”Velvetlily” florist. So after a talking to them about want I wanted they came up with this amazing result! I also wanted apples and vine in the hair!!..a bit of a task for the make-up artist but we got there in the end.”

“We were also trying to think what other props we could use to make this work…hmmm A PIANO!! After hunting through the internet we finally found an old one that would work perfectly! I didn’t want to over kill the shoot with massive amount of props like you see these days in some other shoots..so we kept it simple with mainly the piano and just a chair. With the costumes again putting a twist on things.”

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