Russian Photographer Catherine Alechinsky has send me a selection of her wonderfully surreal, fairytale-like images. These remind me of the sort of images you’d find illustrating a fantasy story. I’m going start with this cute couple…I love her hairband, she reminds me of a sweet little doll or Alice in Wonderland or something. I have looked at a lot of Russian photographers work recently (more to come) and their style is just so different to anything you see if the UK or the US. It’s almost weird…gorgeously weird though!
Thanks to Catherine for sending me these and to reader Chanelle for drawing my attention to her work.
Credit: Foto 5
Have you been eagerly sitting by your computer waiting for the next installment of Teneisha & Chris’ crazy-gorgeous wedding extravaganza? I certainly have..every 5 minutes I’ve been checking my email to see if the rest of the photographs have been sent to me…sad? yes, yes I am.
Now if you thought their engagement shoot was to die for then you ain’t seen nothing yet!
I’m actually going to stop gabbing on about it and hand straight over to the couple who have described their wedding and their idea of what makes a rock n roll wedding absolutely perfectly…
The objective for our wedding, besides getting married, was about two things. The first was a goal that every single person have a completely kick ass time, including ourselves, and the second being that we would do things our way, no questions asked. We solved the “having fun” issue pretty easily by getting married on a Saturday evening, in Las Vegas; with a premium open bar and an excellent ipod play list. We served sushi and had chocolate covered strawberries instead of cake at our reception and had an open invitation after-party with a bathtub full of beer and debauchery that lasted until 5am. We also encouraged people to get creative with the dress code, which produced a very colorful crowd.
I think that our Bride and Groom outfits helped to set the right mood as well. I wore a vintage inspired, Sherri Hill polka dotted blue/gold/silver dress with all bright red accessories that I either made myself or bought from independent artists on etsy.com. I had the dress shortened from ballroom to tea length, which everyone tried to talk me out of and I’m so glad I didn’t listen! The groom wore crazy blue pants, suspenders, a fedora and an awesome bow tie that matched my dress perfectly.
You love this couple right? Yeah me too. Again, I can’t thank Teneisha & Chris’ and their wonderful photographer Holly Jones enough for sharing this amazing wedding with me!
Credit: Holly Jones Photo
This fun, quirky, laid back engagement session perfectly reflects the couple in it. With a pair of artists as subjects – Kelsey, an art historian & Stephan, a painter – what other sort of engagement session would you expect than one like this? An artistic, calm and serene vision that’s what these are. I like them an awful lot.
Photographer Emily Garrick seriously rocked this session – thanks so much for sharing!
Credit: Emily G Photography
That is the only way I can describe this wedding. I am swooning as I type away. Jenny & Johnny are way too stylish and way too cool, their hair ROCKS (I wish I had the balls for a cut like Jenny’s – mohawks are hot!) and of course their tattoos look awesome (Jenny is a hairdresser and Johnny is a tattoo artist, can you tell!?)
In fact I don’t think their is anything I don’t like about this wedding – Jenny’s vintage dress = gorgeous, the flower girl = cute (dress from etsy) the ring ninja (oh yes, no ring bearers here) = beyond wicked. One of my favourite details had got to be their unique guest ‘book’, an original piece art work designed by Johnny of the two of them, that each guest signed.
The couple tied the knot in Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. There had never been a wedding held here before as it is usually used for concerts and festivals in the summer and as an ice rink in winter.
For more, be sure to check out photographer Jill’s blog and the couple’s slideshow
eeek! Thank you so much to Jill for sending me these, you have made my month!
Credit: Jill Devries
Whoa Lisa Woods rocked this shoot! The colours are just gorgoeus…colour is your friend people.