Retro Movie Themed Kansas City Wedding

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You’re going to love Erica & Ryan’s homespun, diy wedding…and you’re certainly going to love their story. I was over the moon to receive these gorgeous images from photographer Katie and even more chuffed when Erica got in touch with all the juicy details.

“Ryan and I originally thought we would just have a courthouse wedding, and then have a big party. Of course, our parents were not so thrilled with the idea. We also did not want anyone else planning or making decisions for OUR wedding/party, because we did not want it to be the same old wedding and the same old reception that we’ve all attended twenty times before. Nothing against traditional weddings, we’re just not traditional.  We also were looking to keep it cheap simply because we think it’s silly to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a few hours. All we really needed was the two of us looking snazzy and an amazing photographer.”

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They chose the Scout Statue, Kansas City, MO for their ceremony as the couple drove past it every day and felt it was perfect for them. For their reception Screenland Crossroads, Kansas City, MO provided the perfect mix they were looking for – reasonably priced and unique. “We had seen a couple movies at the theatre and instantly fell in love with the place- who wouldn’t love fully reclining leather movie theatre seats?  It also went along with our Kansas City theme, as it is part of a small local chain of theatres. We met with the event coordinator, Bryan Williams, and he was more than willing to help us achieve anything we wanted to with our party. We loved all the vintage movie posters that cover the walls, and the leopard print carpet. Added bonus: cheap drinks since we planned on having a cash bar” Erica told me.

The couple added fantstic personal touches to make their wedding truely their own, everything from having Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ provide the food (one of their favourite restaurants) and to choosing doughnut from Lamar’s Donuts instead of an expensive traditional cake.

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Vintage Lace & Rock n Roll

Check out Ursula & Chris’ fantastically cool wedding. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw her Claire Pettibone dress (I wrote about these dresses a while back beacause they are called the ‘rock n roll bride’ collection!) Oh holy black tulle! “‘I fell in love with my ‘Midnight’ gown from Claire Pettibone’s rock and roll bride range the moment I tried it on. The mix of vintage style, beautiful beading, delicate embroidery and edgy black train make it a very special dress. I just loved the way my long veil looked against the slightly gothic black train. Breathtaking!” Ursula explained.

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A Perfect Example

Dylan & Grace will be riding their bikes (packed with wedding gear) to their venue about 90 miles north of Seattle. They are having a fabulous intimate event with 20 of their closest family and friends…and photographer Desiree in tow. Their engagement session is the perfect expression of their quirky, fun filled characters and love of nature.

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Thursday Treats – 13th May 2010

As most of you will know I’ve had a busy few weeks which all culminated in yesterday’s epic photo shoot. I am literally dying to share the results with you and am just waiting on the final images. I was seriously going to hold of sharing anything about the shoot but I literally might burst…so I hope you like these few sneaky Instax sneak peeks!

HELLO AWESOME!!!!! Look at my faux-hawk!

I am so knackered but I couldn’t forgo Thursday Treats could I?! As always, I hope you enjoy the gorgeous treats I’ve collected for you over the last 7 days…

♥ Gorgeous 3/4 length sleeved vintage dress
♥ Fab festival style wedding
Button Candy Wedding Cake
Love cookies
♥ More instax sneak peeks!
♥ Disney Pixar’s ‘Up’ inspired engagement (plus part 2 on 100 Layer Cake)
A Fun Day With Fancy & Maurice
Alexis George – oh my!
♥ Vintage love – picnic & music engagement
Picture perfect. photo delight. textures, alleys, old streets, old theaters

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The Security Guard & The Cocktail Waitress

Amanda & Byron got married in April at The Lake House Inn – Perkasie, PA. The couple met while working at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia.  He was the though security guard and she was the box office girl/cocktail waitress.

Their proposal story is so adorable I had to share it before you see their awesome tattooed wedding. “On a hot summer day in July 2008 we decided to drive to Hamburg, PA and hike up to the Pinnacle, which overlooks the vast Lehigh Valley” Amanda told me. “We are not avid hikers – we just like nature.  

We started the hike up the trail which began as a small incline then transitioned to a steep climb.  Our hike turned into more or a crawl (mostly for Amanda) as we pulled ourselves up the ridiculously vertical trail.  After a few breaks and questioning our fate, we decided to hike back down the trail and find a nice place to relax and have our picnic. The climb down was just as difficult – but filled with laughter and exhaust we were having a wonderful time.”

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A Rock n Roll Night Out

I love meeting people. I love gossipping, chatting and planning new ideas and projects. About every 6 months I try to organise a little get together for a few people I know. They have been great so far for getting people together to not only meet for the first time but to put some time aside to catch up with old friends. The latest meet, last Tuesday was the most successful one yet! There was a huge turn out (considering last time there were about 5 of us!) and the whole night flew by way too quickly!

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