Crazy People…You Got Some Wicked Style

Alissa & Rich send me their gorgeous engagements yesterday and with some vintage fashion like this how could I refuse a little post, in fact Alissa’s green dress was only $30..now that makes me jealous!

It seemed that their photographer, Laura Greer loved this couple and this shoot just as much as me…from her blog:
This shoot is one of my FAVORITE shoots that I have done in a
while…what I loved about it was the spontaneity and what Alissa and
Rich each brought to the shoot.  They told me that they were NOT beach
people, so we figured we’d wing it in Hollywood. He shows up in a
slick suit; She brings colorful balloons and cute sun dresses and
other than that we had ZERO plan, except to meet at the Arclight in
Hollywood.  It was SUCH an adventure that involved running through
alleys and halfway houses trying to find access to areas to shoot and
just discovering little oasises of cool colors and textures amidst  a
concrete jungle filled with some seriously CRAZY people.  The funny
thing was that we TOTALLY BECAME  the “crazy people”, especially when
I scaled a 10 foot fence in broad daylight…all for the sake of that
“perfect shot”.  I have a hurt ankle too from soccer, so it was a bit
of a feat for me…but CHECK OUT the crazy life size television set that
we found in a locked up parking lot in Hollywood!  Once we saw it we
were determined to find a way to get in there…And we did!  I am all
about finding crazy colors and textures…Just look at what you can get
even in one of the ugliest areas of town!…but it also helps to have a
bride who is an actress and a groom that takes Tae Kwon DO…I mean
SERIOUSLY!  You two rock!”

Hey no fair…I wanna strut my stuff inside a huge fake telly too!

Credit: Laura Greer of Beautiful Day Photography

Contemporary Love

Some more of the super modern for you. Canadian photographer Amber Hughes has really captured the drama of the contemporary architecture, whilst staying true to the portrayal of the couple in love…

Credit: Amber Hughes Photography

Uncomplicated Drama

Right, I have been incredibly rock n roll today and fell asleep when I got back from work at 2pm..in my defence I do have to get up at 4am for my ‘day job’ so it’s not like I am totally pathetic! Anyway the result of which was I now have loooads of amazing stuff to catch up on so I better get going!

Sarah Yates is another one of my Twitter discoveries, and when I saw her website I was shocked that I hadn’t found her earlier.. .appalled (at myself!) almost. Her photography is soooo good. Check out Keenan & Sarah’s weddingfor example – modern, chic, editorial, fashionable – these are just some of the words that pop into my head and the photographs could literally be straight off the pages of a high fashion magazine.  Even though these are quite uncomplicated in colour (and we all know I am all about the super brights) these just totally work for me and are really dramatic in their simplicity.

Credit: Sarah Yates Photography

Contrast

I love to see contrast in images. Take this bridal session by Carl Zoch for example – traditional wedding dress on a  tattooed bride, dark hair with pink highlights, glamorous photographs taken in a derelict location…this is the stuff I love, and the is the stuff that really makes you stand out!

Thanks to Bertie for sending these my way, and Carl for letting me share his gorgeous work!

Credit: Carl Zoch Photography

We Love Colour!

Some may say I blog too much, but the thing is, when I get send sooo much fabulousness it’s a crime not to share. Without all these posts I would go to blogger’s prison.
Just one more for tonight then, and I’m ending the day with one of my favourites. – Tinywater. I love them. Caroline even tweeted me the proofs of this session before blogging them as she knew I’d go crazy for them..and hurrah she was right!

I also recieved a lovely email from the Bride, Sandra who was more than happy to share some of the details of their glorious day..

Dress:  Sonia Cholette, purchased at Trudy’s Brides
Shoes:  Carlos Santana, Believe
Earrings:  White Aisle
Hair:  Giao Nguyen
Makeup: Vy of Exquisite Faces
Coordinator: Kristen Jensen of Sugar Rush Events
Ceremony:  Mission San Jose
Reception:  Ruby Hill Golf Club

What made our wedding so special to us, was that we were able to share it with the people we love most.  They accompanied us to almost every meeting, from tastings to linens, and really participated.  Since we have been together since Junior year of high school (11 years!), everyone was just so happy for us, and it showed.

For the decor–if you can’t tell already, we LOVE color.  So turquoise, lime green, and papaya made up our color scheme.  My sister is a graphic designer, and she helped us with all things paper.  This included our signature drink signs, our cookie buffet welcome, our favor labels and escort cards, and our programs and invitations!  She is truly a genius.

We wanted to keep the ceremony traditional, and since it was in a historic mission, and I have Spanish roots, I went with a scalloped lace gown, and a mantilla veil.  I feel it really complemented the decor and felt very authentic.

I think the most “us” thing about our wedding, besides the colors and the ceremony, was the cookie buffet. Chad and I are not huge fans of cake, but we LOVE cookies and milk.  So after much logistical planning, we created a cookie buffet for dessert instead of cake, and did a cookie cutting and milk toast instead of cake cutting and champagne toast.  A little different– but totally us!

For their wedding photographs, clicky here, here & here! – but I’m all about these amazingly bright, colourful, fabulous ‘newlywed session’ shots.
Seriously Caroline & Dan…I need to you come to London so you can take photographs of meeee!

Until tomorrow my darlings xx

Credit:  Tinywater

Definitely Cool

These engagements by Jeff Newsom are definitely cool, don’t we think?

ps I will be uploading the 18 minute mp3 of The Flashdance’s exclusive Rock n Roll Bride mix just as soon as my computer geek of a husband sorts it for me so don’t despair!

Credit: Jeff Newsom