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Intimate & Stylish

The wedding of musician Damien Jurado & photographer Sarah Murphy was a beautiful affair captured by their friend  Jenny Jimenez. Don’t you just love Sarah’s dress? Their wedding was so intimate and quite frankly ridiculously stylish!
For more info or photographs, check out Jenny’s flickr or blog.

Credit: Jenny Jimenez

Backyard Beautiful

Valerie & Matthew had a gorgeous backyard wedding in their neighbour’s garden. What a cool couple!

The Bride describes their day below:
If I remember anything about this wedding it is that it was a collaboration of people we know and love. Almost every detail of the wedding was handed to us before we even asked for it (the catering, flowers, music, wedding planner). We wanted this to be an organic event and it really was. A lot of it came together on its own. We even decided to have the wedding captured on film to keep our natural feel. We had a year and a half to plan, but other than making sure we had all of the major details covered most of the work had to happen in the last few weeks.
Because this was a home grown wedding Matthew and I also had our hands in nearly every detail. I made the cake, some of the deserts, put together the kabobs, we both helped set up ( with the help of friends ), and ran several random errands the day of.

The day of our wedding was unexpectedly a hot day, but there was nothing we could do about that and we did what we could to make sure people were comfortable. We rush ordered parasols 2 days before the wedding, which ended up being a nice aesthetic last minute detail.
We chose to have a responsive ceremony where people in attendance played a verbal role and committed to us as a couple. The ceremony was straightforward, but we chose to make personal vows with each other after we left the wedding.
Once the reception started we relaxed, had some beers and essentially had a large scale backyard barbecue with 150 people who know us well. Though there were some minor glitches, we had fun and danced surrounded by our closest friends. After dancing, cutting the cake (something we decided to do to make the grandparents happy- we just wanted to eat baklava) and catching up with friends and family we decided to leave. We wanted to have a grand exit with sparklers (I found the website for the sparklers ironically by typing into google ‘buysparklers.com”.. and it worked and they had the best prices) and we ran to our car (due to my fear of the catching on fire- for real).
although it was a lot of work, I enjoyed myself and would do it all again in a heartbeart.

Credit: BWright Photo

Rose Tinted

Jenn & Ron had a gorgeous wedding, perfectly captured by Darbi G and her second shooter Erika Jackson. The photography even gives the day a rose-tinted glow. The resulting images truly appear to reflect the over-all feel and emotions of the day don’t you think? I can totally imagine being at this beautiful, soft, rose-tinted wedding!
Also can you believe Jenn actually made her amazing 2-piece dress (including corset) herself?! Erm..wow.
The henna on her hands doesn’t at all look out of place in among the personal touches and details of this wedding.  Everything feels tranquil, soft, homely and personal. I am smitten!

Credit: Darbi G  & Erika Jackson

Rock n Rollin’, Honky Tonkin’

Max & Michelle had a fabulously rock n rollin’, honky tonkin’, 1950′s stylee wedding in Nashville and Stephanie from La Photographie was there to capture the whole thing. Michelle’s hair, dress and tattoos are just so cooooel!

Credit: La Photographie

Love Me Do

This beautiful, almost peaceful New York wedding was send to me by the photographer Amanda of Love Me Do Photography.  The wedding took place in Central Park and the reception was held at a hip French Bistro in Midtown. What’s great about this wedding (quite apart from how stunning it is) is that the couple, Jen & Hooper pretty much DIY’ed the whole thing themselves. I think the only thing they didn’t make themselves was the cake and the dress!

The Bride, Jen is a fabulous blogger, painter and photographer herself, so she definitely started off of the right foot wedding planning wise! (Amanda even took some of Jen’s art as payment for photographing the wedding – how awesome is that!?)
Jen and Hooper designed the invitations/save the date (which you can see on Jen’s blog), the centerpieces and flowers (including the bouquets and those wicked masks), the guest book and the cute little Jen and Hooper paper dolls at each place setting. 
Jen’s dress was a silk chiffon evening gown from Bergdorf, her bolero was by Kate Towers and her gloves were by Carolina Amato

Enjoy these..and I’m pretty sure I don’t even have to mention how much I adore Jen’s bird tattoos…<swoooon!>

Credit: Amanda @ Love Me Do Photography