I’m so excited about featuring Janet & Jim’s destination beach wedding. It took place at the beginning of June and was a truly personal, whimsical and joyous affair. “It started out as your basic sandcastle fairytale theme” Janet told me. “However, we have a 2-year-old son, Parker, who adores Pixar films, and one of our family favorites is” Up.” I walked down the “aisle” to the theme music “Carl Goes Up.” For anyone who’s ever seen the first 20 minutes of that movie you know that the true fairy tale is in the adventure a couple has as they grow old together.”
The couple chose blue, tan and yellow for their colour scheme to mirror their beach theme. They told their bridesmaids they could choose any dress they liked as long as it fitted in with that colour palate. “How cool for me that they all ended up with blue dresses from Boston Proper, BCBG Max Azria, Anthropologie and Victoria Secret Janet continued. “They looked comfortable and stunning. Mission accomplished.”
When I asked Janet about their venue, she was keen to tell e the story behind selecting Folly Beach. “People have been curious as to why we chose Folly Beach for the site of our wedding. Well, truth be told, it sorta just ended up being a serendipitous compromise between a few of the preceding ideas we were throwing around about where to have it.”
Oh I love featuring anniversary shoots. I get excited and all mushy to see how in love you guys are even after a few years of marriage…and of course they mean that there is no end to the inspiration I can give you – so don’t stop reading Rock n Roll Bride just because you’re married you hear!?
Sarah & Ben, have been married for 4 years and wanted to do a vintage rustic themed anniversary shoot in a park. They had a sweet lazy picnic going with apples and antique coca cola bottles where they could lie in the grass and enjoy the sun. They also climbed a tree together, wrote love letters on a typewriter, and listened to records. Their outfits were handpicked from estate sales, thrift stores, and Etsy and the props they brought – a portable record player, records, a birdcage, and a typewriter – were also from thrift & antique stores or passed down from family members.
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Wow wow wow. Kelly & Sean sure knew how to rock a wedding! From an emotional ceremony, to a family-orientated reception to a crazy-fun party, the whole day looks like an utter blast! “The one thing that we dislike about weddings is how they are all alike” they told me. “We understand its tradition and that’s how its supposed to be done, but why? why is there a set pattern? We wanted our wedding to be personal to us. We wanted to start our own traditions and do things unique to our style. The theme of our wedding was basically “Things We Love” and it ended up being the perfect reflection of us. We did whatever we wanted and nixed things we disliked. we strived to make it intimate and personal. Our wedding was hands down the best day of our lives, we had everything we loved, surrounded by everyone we love and made sure to marry the heck outta the one we loved!”
The wedding too place at The Allan House. They had a short and sweet ceremony outside which was full of touching moments. The groom’s grandfather was a groomsman! He really relieved the tension during the ceremony when he whistled at the bride as she walked down the aisle…what a lovely idea to involve such a special member of the family in the wedding in this way.
I love Bryan & Claira’s adorable rustic, homespun wedding. It was held at Hill Country Village, which is right out in the middle of the country that surrounds Shreveport, LA. “It has an old grocery store, a couple old farm houses and this big brick venue where we held our reception. The wedding itself was outside amongst all of these fun old buildings” Claira told me.
The wedding had a family orientated, diy feel to it with the bride’s Aunt helping with the flowers and even their photographer Kelly’s Mum making the cake! “The cake itself is based off of a ceramics piece I made early on into my studies as a potter here at the Savannah College of Art and Design” Claira continued. “Hill Country Village has a man named Bill who is incredibly on top of his game that makes delicious food and was more than happy to accommodate our vegetarian taste buds.”
Instead of favours, the couple donated beehives to a family in need through Heifer International and made little slips of paper with twine to let their guests know. Claira wore a dress which belonged to her Great-Grandmother which she had altered a little around the neck and bust. “It was so much fun to wear such a beautiful and meaningful gown” she said. Bryan helped her find her shoes and she was very careful about choosing her accessories, “I wanted something that was a little funky and 1930’sish. I found the earrings on Etsy and the necklace I wore was my Great Aunts (who’s wedding band I received).”
Last Tuesday, the city of Bristol paid host to a huge gaggle of budding photographers, models and industry professionals. The photography blog, The Photography Parlour, spearheaded by Rosie Parsons, organised a ‘shoot-out’ affectionately nicknamed G2G (Get Together) where everybody who’s anybody headed down for a day of shooting in the sun. I was GUTTED that I couldn’t make it (I was asked if I could come along and model but unfortunately my tattoo was still scabby and not to nice at this point!) but after seeing the results coming through I can not wait to attend the next one!
I wanted to share some of my favourite images from the shoot. Full credit and a list of everybody involved can be found after the ‘jump’.
Over 30 photographers attended so I couldn’t possibly share photographs from everyone. However I strongly advise you go and check out every body’s images over at The Photography Parlour’s flickr group…and if you’re still on the look out for a wedding photographer well boy are you in luck!