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Susan and Scheffer Ely’s Camp-Out Rock Star Fest!

I have been waiting for what seems like forever to share these with you and I am so over-the-top excited that I now get to. This may actually be one of my new favourite weddings!

Susan and Scheffer Ely (they already sound like rock stars!) got married at a property outside of the town of Mariposa (which is on the way to Yosemite).  The couple did tons of work on the property and totally DIY’ed the lot.  They did all of the adorable flowers in the trees, made the chandeliers over the dining area out of Manzanita branches and they even constructed a flame burning giant flower sculptures that decorated the pool area! They also had a self-portrait photo area where guests could dress up in costumes and take their photo.  

 

Most of the guests camped out on the property for the weekend, and the little tent in the pictures is the “honeymoon tent” that the couple stayed in the night of the wedding (aww!)

The large Moroccan wedding tent was a friends and the smaller one we bought directly from India and shipped over.  Susan has kindly said that anyone in Northern CA can contact her to rent it! (if you’re interested drop me an email and I will pass on her details to you)

 

Susan’s dress was from Jeremy’s in SF – a store that sells high end samples.  She didn’t want a traditional dress so she shopped in stores that had more cocktail dresses, dresses for formal events kind of a thing (Susan will be getting back to me with the make of the dress soon but I just had to get these up right now!) She also made her beautiful hairpiece herself from a gorgeous piece of lace put together with some “feathery poofs from a silly accessories store
Susan’s make up was done by Tracy Murphy.  Susan says
I think my exact words might have been make me look “rock and roll”!! 

 

Mission accomplished don’t we think?! I hope you guys love these as much as I do!

A Huge thank you to Susan for sending me all this info and to photographers Judy & Heidi of  Gertrude & Mabel Photography for sending me the images.

Credit: Gertrude & Mabel Photography

Bookworm Bride

Melissa & Adam, two self-proclaimed bookworms (check out that cake!) had a fabulously bright, fun wedding. The details are just wonderful – their shoes, the daisy pomander bouquet, the paper pom poms, the sweet n simple table layout…oh and I am crazy about those ring shots! So original and so colourful!

Thanks Rob – you rock! 

Credit: nLighten Images

A Tattooed Rockstar Fest!

I’m on a (rock n) roll and I ain’t stopping, especially with these photographs to share - I know you are gonna go crazy over them (yeah I say that a lot but it’s really really true a lot.)

Remember this ridiculously fabulous movie credit style wedding video? The one with the Groom with his sexy voice and the Bride with her awesome tattoos? Sure you do!
Well the couple just got their wedding photographs back and Kate sent them straight over to me..woop woop! I didn’t think it possible after seeing their video, but the photographs are just as fantastic and they really make them look like total rock stars – seriously the most awesomely tattooed couple I’ve ever had the pleasure of blogging!

The couple did a lot of DIY to make their wedding totally their own…
We made all of our centerpieces out of vinyl records, and my husband hand painted/water-colored all of our table numbers. Our favors were temporary tattoos, and then a some of our friends that are also artists, painted “wedding related” pieces and we made them into stickers. We also built the altar.

Clicky here fore more (164 images!) Unfortunatly too many for even me to post!

The couple also have a watercolour and jewellery etsy store which you really must check out too. OK on to the good stuff!

Credit: Kriech-Higdon Photography

That Bride/That Wife/That Photographer Extraordinaire

Jenna Cole is one of my best online friends. I met her what feels like a lifetime ago when we were both planning our weddings, through her blog That Bride.  Once she got married she became That Wife and now is even a photographer herself!  I have been dying for share some of her work with you for a while but have definitely been waiting for the best rock n roll style photo shoot…and I think I’ve got it don’t you?
Aviators, a cigar, birdcage veil, DIY wheat bouquet, tattoo…you name it this shoot has got it (even a tarantula for crying out loud – click here for that, I refuse to put a taruntulas on here! <shudder>)

 

Credit: Jenna Cole Photography

Fake And Fashioned

When Fox & Freddy (seriously, how rock n roll can you get!?) got married they felt their photographs really didn’t represent who they really were. So 6 years down the line their friend and photographer Joy Wilson offered to do a super cool fake wedding shoot for them so they could have all the funk they deserved! Joy even went so far as to head off to a fabric store and fashion Fox’s ridiculously gorgeous dress using a plethora of stunningly coloured tulle’s and a lot of safety pins – she also made the one of a kind bouquet…multi talented you might say!

These are spectacular…and oh my God I want that dress!

 

Credit: Joy Wilson Photography

Handmade

Wow. This has got to be one of my favourite DIY/handmade weddings ever…the Bride even made her dress! What a gorgeous, homely, hilarious, personal and rustic feel this beautiful barn wedding has. I have never seen so many genuinely happy people. It makes me smile.

OK so I went crazy with the amount of photographs I’m adding to this post – but you know, I was actually kinda restrained! Click here for more, including all the preparations…

Thanks Bertie (as always!)  Edit: Remember this engagement shoot? Well I’ve just realised it’s their wedding..no wonder it’s so amazing. This two are too stylish for words.

Credit: Josh Goleman via Casando Ideias