Elegant & Modern with Rockabilly Charm

Erinn & Brandon’s Nashville wedding was an elegant and modern affair with a touch of rockabilly and country charm.

The couple chose Aerial as the location for their wedding. They had their ceremony and reception on the rooftop, overlooking the city – a perfectly modern backdrop. “We chose Aerial not just because it was rooftop, but because it was above all of the honky tonks that make Nashville what it is” the couple to me. “We wanted it to be elegant, with a glimmer of rockabilly and country in the background. The glow of the city lights and neon from below was perfect!”

So where does the rockabilly and country charm come in you ask? Well, Elvis is obviously a big deal in Tenessee so the statue made an apperance in quite a few of their photographs. Their recessional music was also “Glenn Miller “in the Mood”. Not your usual wedding music but it certainly set the tone of the night.

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The Great Outdoors

Sean & Nicola love the great outdoors so that’s exactly where they headed for their engagement shoot. A local country park provided the perfect setting for this sweet, fun and romantic photo shoot. Afterwards the couple got dressed up and headed back to the city for some hilarious photo booth style shots – these are my favourites!

Be sure to check back for Sean & Nicola’s gorgeous vintage-inspired/Scottish wedding next week!

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Thursday Treats – 24th June 2010

Credit: Our Labor of Love eeek I can’t wait to see this full wedding!

I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week. I’ve been getting really over-excited this week about my new blog branding. I’ve been working on it with an amazing graphic designer (all will be revealed in due course) and holy moly, it is going to be goooorrrgeous! However I’ve also been stressing a little bit. I’ve got rather a lot of projects on the go at the moment (which, don’t get me wrong is awesome!) but I’m really looking forward to mid-July when I can have a little break.

I need to remember that I’m doing stuff that I love!! I can easily be a big old stresshead at times. I think I’m the most scared about my first public speaking venture at the Unveiled event on July 1st in London. I have been invited to go and speak about alternative wedding photography and eeeek I am cacking it…I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of photographers that I know read this blog so please be nice to me. I’ll try not to stumble over my words too much! haha.

Anyway, here’s what else I’ve been lovin’ this past 7 days…

Sweet DIY Backyard Wedding
Warm & Rich Anniversary Session
Vintage Tea Party Engagement
1980’s Retro High School Love
AutumnArt Textile Necklaces
♥ Customisable (!) eShakti dresses
Baltimore Wedding With Cheeky Charm
Charming Beach Wedding – love that wicker-style cake!
Rustic Campsite Wedding Inspiration
♥ Vintage Vixen & a rainy day wedding
♥ FeatherLove makes London look oh-so-chic!

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Bunting, Cupcakes & Chickens – An English Village Fete Wedding

OK so I feature a lot of weddings photographed by Emma Case…but the thing is, all her weddings and all her couples are so RAD that as soon as I see the photographs I’m like “Emma Emma Emma send these to meeeee!” You get me right?

The event I got so excited about this week was Kelly & John’s wedding. Their inspiration came from the traditional English village fete, “where Nan brings an apple pie and auntie Brenda brings the coleslaw” Kelly explained. I love that!!

The couple wanted a laid back, casual, relaxed and informal wedding which they pulled off on a budget. “We had two things in mind when we planned our wedding” Kelly told me. “We would not spend silly money and we would do it our way. We wanted a relaxed, informal ‘village fete’ wedding with no formalities and in general, a big knees up! Practically everything was done on a budget but I think it makes you more creative anyway! I think having a wedding with a difference in England is hard work – finding the right people to work with and in particular, sticking to your guns, but it really is soooo worth it. Our wedding couldn’t have been ‘more us’ and it went beyond both our expectations – and the comments we’ve had about the day have been very touching. I just wish we could do it all again!”

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70’s Chic & Matchy Matchy Cuteness

I have so much love for Gretchen & Darby’s cute, retro, geek chic engagement sesh. Not only did the chalkboard/hearts location slay me, but their fashion choices are just so perfect…and they match each other in an oh-so-cute and not at all puke-worthy way. The super bright checked set, the crazy 70’s jumpers set and the lilac-y matching dress and tie set. Oh so adorable! I love love love them.

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On the River Bed…

When I first saw these I was like “erm…is that a bed in a river?!” I thought it surely must have been some post production/photo shop trick but no, they actually lugged about 300lb of bed 3/4 of a mile down to a river to get these shots!

“Bottom line-it. was. all. totally. absolutely. worth. it. I’m really pushing my approach and style as an effort to redefine expectations of photography” photographer Hollie told me. “Why shouldn’t my clients be pampered during their shoot and have a photographer who will create an environment of repose-it is after all, about them. I’m just so grateful for Team Lytlefoto and for having adventurous, free-spirited clients who believe in
my crazy ideas.”

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