Ho Down Wedding

Photographer Lauren Killian described this to me as a ‘ho down’ wedding, however I have to say I don’t see any singing round any campfires. Apparently it doesn’t all have to be cowboys, campfires and country music!

Credit: Person & Killian Photography

Barbican Trash The Dress

The sore head from last night’s shenanigans is beginning to kick in…who knew the girls of the UK wedding scene were so hardcore! Last night I went out with a bunch of girlies I’ve met through the site and I have to say we had am absolute ball!

So it’s only fair to start today off with some of the work of one of the gorgeous girls from last night’s meet. Eliza Claire sent me these first thing this morning (her headache must not be as bad as mine!) They are photographs she took of her friend and fellow photographer, Ly Wylde at the Barbican in London.

Love them and love all my new wedding loving friends!

Credit: Eliza Claire Photography

Ridiculous Talent

So I’m about to head of to brave the London tube strike (grr!) to meet some of the most ridiculously talented photographers and vendors that the UK wedding ‘scene’ has to offer. I am rather excited about having a good old girlie gossip over one too many cocktails! 

So to keep you entertained until I return, check out this pretty darn gorgeous set by Holy Holy Matrimony, and if you haven’t already then enter the contest!

See you tomorrow you gorgeous creatures…

Credit: Holy Holy Matrimony

Old School Charm

Some may say I blog too much…and I know I do, but come on I have to share stuff like this! The tattoos, the veil, the cute dress, the old school style…love love love

From photographer Katherine:
Naomi and Ian were married at The Old School on East 11th street, it’s a historical home owned by the documentary photographer Alan Pogue and his wife. It’s an incredible house with a porch and tall ceilings and filled with Alan’s powerfully beautiful black and white photographs.
The groom and his friends set up the stage for the ceremony then got ready at Verde Camp.

Though it was a stormy day, the rain stopped in time for the ceremony and held off for a beautiful outdoor dinner and dancing to Ian and his friends music.

A huge thank you to Katherine O’Brien for sharing these with me..I am in LOVE!

Credit: Katherine O’Brien

Susan and Scheffer Ely’s Camp-Out Rock Star Fest!

I have been waiting for what seems like forever to share these with you and I am so over-the-top excited that I now get to. This may actually be one of my new favourite weddings!

Susan and Scheffer Ely (they already sound like rock stars!) got married at a property outside of the town of Mariposa (which is on the way to Yosemite).  The couple did tons of work on the property and totally DIY’ed the lot.  They did all of the adorable flowers in the trees, made the chandeliers over the dining area out of Manzanita branches and they even constructed a flame burning giant flower sculptures that decorated the pool area! They also had a self-portrait photo area where guests could dress up in costumes and take their photo.  

 

Most of the guests camped out on the property for the weekend, and the little tent in the pictures is the “honeymoon tent” that the couple stayed in the night of the wedding (aww!)

The large Moroccan wedding tent was a friends and the smaller one we bought directly from India and shipped over.  Susan has kindly said that anyone in Northern CA can contact her to rent it! (if you’re interested drop me an email and I will pass on her details to you)

 

Susan’s dress was from Jeremy’s in SF – a store that sells high end samples.  She didn’t want a traditional dress so she shopped in stores that had more cocktail dresses, dresses for formal events kind of a thing (Susan will be getting back to me with the make of the dress soon but I just had to get these up right now!) She also made her beautiful hairpiece herself from a gorgeous piece of lace put together with some “feathery poofs from a silly accessories store
Susan’s make up was done by Tracy Murphy.  Susan says
I think my exact words might have been make me look “rock and roll”!! 

 

Mission accomplished don’t we think?! I hope you guys love these as much as I do!

A Huge thank you to Susan for sending me all this info and to photographers Judy & Heidi of  Gertrude & Mabel Photography for sending me the images.