Category Archives: Wedding

Paivi ♥ Miikka

This Finnish wedding shot by photographer extraordinaire, Marianne Taylor (I have had the pleasure of meeting and being photographed by her - oh yes I am a lucky ducky) literally hit me straight between the eyes. What I adore so much about Marianne’s work is how perfectly she captures atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding. Her reportage work is seriously second to none.

Even though a Finnish wedding has slightly different traditions to that of a British or American one, there is really not much difference when it comes to all the details. I adore the Bride, Paivi’s red shoes and cuuute red, heart earrings for example, and the lovely ‘Paivi ♥ Miikka’ sign is too adorable for words.

I have to add this little snippet from her blog post as it really made me chuckle:
First of all, I want to make it clear that if anyone wants to hire me to shoot a wedding in Finland, specifically in the capital area, I’m all up for it – what with it being my native country and all. However, if anyone wants to hire me to shoot their wedding in Juuka, some 8 hour drive from Helsinki, they better make sure they’re someone I consider practically a brother. So when one of my oldest friends, Miikka, asked, of course I said yes.

Credit: Marianne Taylor

A Bustling Flurry Of Exhilaration

When thinking about Mexico, the images that swim around my head (that is, after tequila and fajitas of course) are a fabulous and brightly colour hubbub of excitement. A bustling flurry of exhilaration. To me, my assumption is definitely reflected in their amazing portraits – just check out that yellow wall!

The Bride, Dana, described their wedding vision to me:
I am from Boston and my husband is from Mexico City. We live in Boston, but I wanted to share his amazing culture and the unique city with my family and friends so we decided to have a destination wedding. Our theme was modern meets classic with a major emphasis on something that has always bound us: our love of music. The ceremony was done set to our favorite songs—a mix of alternative rock and classic Mexican music. Mexico City is in itself, a huge mix of styles and old meets new, so we really played that up in our choices for the whole 4-day experience. Modern hotel and flashy nightclub outings, mixed with a traditional hacienda wedding locale and a live mariache band.

Credit: Rodrigo Cassou

Backyard Swanky

You would be forgiven for thinking that backyard weddings are always small, budget affairs? Well not when the Bride’s parents own Portefleur estate! This surely made for a super swanky venue and wedding. Aaron proposed to Lauren with a song he wrote for her and even treated the guests to it at the reception..ahh love.

Thanks to Mathieu for sharing these with me

Credit: Mathieu Photography

Classic, Simple, Beautiful

You may have seen a few a snippets of this wedding gorgeousness on a number of other blogs, however I’ve gotta go that one step further and get you the full scoop on the wedding behind these glorious images…oh and I know it’s a little off topic but don’t you think they both look like vintage movie stars!?  Nathan has definitely got a bit of a James Dean thing going on…

Katie & Nathan’s wedding took place in the Groom’s parent’s back garden. They decided on a simple yet stunning green and white theme which was perfectly reflected in their surroundings. Katie’s dress was a vintage find from online store Vintage Style Clothing and Nathan wore a suit from Zara. Unconventionally the couple had their reception they day before their ceremony. They decided they would rather have a full day to perfectly engross themselves in their temple wedding without feeling at all distracted by the craziness of a reception to follow.
Nathan said:
It worked out perfect for us. Party hard the night before, and enjoy the simplicity of the temple ceremony with family and close friends the day after. Highly recommend it.

A huge thank you to Nathan & Katie for allowing me to share their wedding.
Images from this set can also be found on some of my other favourite blogs including {frolic} and {Casando Ideias}