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Awesomes

Lisa & Geoff are awesome. So awesome in fact that my friends over at 100 Layer Cake also realised their awesomeness and have blogged their entire wedding over on their site today. Right here though I’m all about their amazing day after shoot at The California State Fair. I’m pretty sure the fairground photo shoot sinario is one I’m not going to tire of easily – so much colour and fun!

Thanks to the lovely Sarah for sending these in and thanks to Jillian over at 100 Layer Cake for working with me on this feature – be sure to go check out their post asap!

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Retro Rockabilly

I am absolutely crazy in love with Jessica & Dave’s retro rockabilly wedding! Not wanting to stick to tradition, Jessica & proposed to Dave over a jungle themed cake! She explained: 

We had actually had no plans of ever getting married, but a few things changed and my views on the whole institution of marriage softened a bit.  I knew that I wanted to get married, but I had no idea how I was going to bring up the subject, so it just happened sort of spur of the moment.  One day we were watching Ace of Cakes, and they were making a jungle themed cake.  I studied lemurs in the rainforest of Madagascar, so I turned to Dave and said “Will you get a cake with two lemurs on top of it with me?”  and he said something to the effect of “What, wait, huh? Why? Are you asking me to marry you?”  and I said “yes!”

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This is Summer

I posted a sneaky peak of this gorgeous wedding on both my Twitter and Facebook fan page a few days ago and have been simply dying to sharing more photographs and details of the whole shebang with you ever since! I am loving Steve’s sharp Lord Willy’s suit, Becca’s adorable Priscilla of Boston dress… and isn’t her bouquet one of the most amazing you’ve ever seen!?

Steve & Becca wanted a decidedly summery wedding and opted for Ash Mill Farm in New Hope PA for it’s gorgeous location and little personal quirks! (check out the animal photographs below – the one with the sheep may be one of my favourite wedding  photographs ever!) The couple explained:

‘The animals on site added a really great energy to the event and there are so many small points of interest and areas to explore.  And to top it all off the grounds are gorgeous and the owners are extremely accommodating and pleasant.  We were really in love with the idea of having a small group of family and friends on the premises at the inn for the entire weekend too.’

They also really wanted to stick to their roots and so sourced honest, regional produce for their food and decor:

‘We’re both into food and wanted to showcase local summer produce, so peaches, corn, tomatoes, etc were a given.  We also wanted it to have a bbq feel so we set up to have some grilling and other really simple preparations to really highlight the ingredients, and to serve most things family style to keep it casual. We got the artichoke flowers from a local farmer who to our knowledge is the only person on the east coast that grows them commercially.  They’re so striking visually and have an intoxicating smell, we thought they would be really dramatic and fun to coordinate colour-scheme wise, and they made sense in regards to the local produce connection.’

All the details such as the invitations, place cards and centrepieces were handmade by the couple with help from their closest friends and family:

‘The menus were printed specifically for each table with a vintage artichoke illustration as well as a vintage illustration that corresponded to the table assignment and centerpiece.  Each centepiece (bonsai tree – grown by Becca’s Uncle Barry) was adorned with a cutout or paper model of the animal or insect, and place cards (also printed at home on flashy 1960s patterns) were hung on twine between two trees with clothes pins and had the appropriate animal/insect stamped alongside the guests names. Favor cards were printed on the same patterns and left at each setting and asked the guests to take some pictures for themselves at the photobooth and to leave one for us.  We made the programs at home and designed them as fans, with 6 sheets detailing the event, and left them on each chair for the ceremony.  We wrote a care manual for the bonsai trees and taped one to the bottom of a chair at each table, and announced at the end of dinner that whoever had the card under their chair got to take the tree home.  The aisle was lined with paper flowers that we made from a craft kit.  The cake topper was made by becca and shows two birds kissing (hand felted by Becca) under a trellis with a sign saying “true love”.  We got the cake from whole foods and decorated it with wild flowers and the cake topper.  The invitations were also printed at home and had vintage-style knot drawings designed by Becca . We asked friends and family to make us something instead of giving us gifts.

I have to say it has been an absolute pleasure to share this wedding with you all. Thank to you much to Amanda & Carina of Love Me Do for sending over the images and to Steve & Becca for providing all the info. Mwwwwah!

Credit: Love Me Do Photography

Simply Love

You’ve got to love seeing a simple, relaxed wedding in a park full of love, laughter and oh yes..lots of tattoos!

Thanks to Bonnie & Shawn for sharing

Credit: Find The Found

Authentic Cowboy

Kimberly’s vintage dress (from Timeless Vixen) is adorable for a number of reasons, but I especially love how it is an absolutely perfect match to Anthony’s way too cool authentic vintage cowboy tuxedo and shirt! In fact the whole wedding was based around his very special outfit – who says it’s all about the Bride?

Thanks to the gorgeous Noa for sharing…

Credit: Feather Love Photography

We’re The Theme!

Amy & Jody certainly didn’t want a traditional wedding and went all out to show their individuality though their big day. As Amy told me, ‘We never wanted a conventional wedding. We wanted a mishmash of our favourite things and hoped it would all work out. Who needs a theme? We’re the theme!’

The couple had an intimate wedding with close family at Islington town hall which was followed by a massive party at The Distillers Bar. It was the small touches that made this day fabulous – whether that being the ice-cream van (free 99s all round!) the Cuban band or the tower of cupcakes and free flowing drinks that scream of British summer like Pimms.

Amy’s outfit was a vintage-inspired look at high street prices. The tea-length dress was by Aftershock, her adorable shoes were from Clarks and fascinator/veil was found in Topshop!  The bag and jewellery were all real vintage finds and her best friend’s mum made her bolero.

I love Jody’s look so much! Sometimes the Grooms tend to let the team down (here in the UK anyway!) with slightly boring suits or unimaginative fashion choices, but not this Groom! He bought a vintage suit, shirt and cravat from J Simons in Covent Garden. The trainers have got to be my favourite part of his look. When on holiday in Vietnam, he asked a shoe maker to make him a pair of Adidas Hi-Tops out of embroidered silk, not realising the guy would actually agree. Photographer David said he loved having two pairs of gorgeous shoes to shoot!

The couple set aside a lot of time for portraits which was great because David really got to go to town with ideas and locations for the shoot – my personal favourite has got to the the fancy dress shop ones with Jody wearing a horse head! Random yes but I love it!

Thanks to Amy & Jody for sharing their day and to David for sending me the gorgeous images!

Credit: David McNeil Photography