I have been dying to feature a photo shoot by Flory Photo in ages, and I think Curtis & Vali’s shoot has given me the perfect opportunity. Photographer and friend Joel Flory actually shot their wedding back in 2002 – his first – and being such great friends with this pair, this shoot was extra special to them all.
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Don’t you just love free stuff? When I clapped eyes on Etsy seller, WickedMinky’s tattoo inspired jewellery I knew I had to have some and I knew they would make a fabulous prize! So I bought myself a cuuute unicorn necklace and a swallow hair clip and I have to say they are absolutely gorgeous – so cute, so original, so rock n roll! So maybe you wouldn’t actually wear these on your wedding day, but I know full well many of you may not be getting married for quite some time – so it’s nice to have a new toy to play with in between then and now right?
WickedMinky has donated this gorgeous little diamond necklace…OK so it’s not real diamonds, but I pretty much think a tattooed style diamond is the next best thing! (The amazing bird hairclip is mine I’m afraid..I also bought this unicorn…LOVE!)
I thought long and hard about the competition question for this contest, and actually The Husband came up with this one…I want to know What is your favourite inspiring wedding photograph ever and why?! I want to know which photograph you saw and just thought “wow!” The one you kept going back to, the one you immediately saved into your ‘wedding’ folder (I know we all have them!) It can be a photograph you found here on Rock n Roll Bride or it can be one you found elsewhere (please please please include photo credit with your entry if possible)
And you know what, just because I am aaalll about the sharing, this contest is not just open to Brides-to-be, if you’re a photographer and want to share your favourite ever wedding photograph please feel free! You can enter as many times as you like, but please – one entry/photograph per comment.
I’ve been going though my archives to find my favourite and I have found it really bloody hard to choose just one…so I’ve chickened out and gone for a selection just to get you started…
Because this Bride has some serious kick arse attitude + fabulous tattoos and sunnies
Credit: Joel Flory
Because of the blue veil and the composition – Erica always blows my mind!
Credit: Erica Berger
Because of the leg kick..and because Rosie is amazing and made me look pretty (she took the photograph I am using in my header at the moment)
Credit: Rosie Parsons
Because this girl is seriously stunning…even before she has the dress on!
Credit: Angelica Glass
Because Max Wanger’s work always makes me smile
Credit: Max Wanger
Because this is probably my favourite wedding dress ever!
Credit: Aaron Delsie
Because I can’t even explain how much I adore this shot and everything Tinywater do!
Credit: Tinywater Photography
Credit: Jessica Johnston
Because they are just so cute!
Credit: Cathryn Farnsworth
Because the editing makes it almost a little bit gothic…photographic wonderfulness
Credit: David McNeil
Because the focus and the amazing headpiece make me swoon
Credit: Sloan Photographers
Because she is beautiful and funky and cute and has an awesome tattoo!
Credit: Jonathan Canlas
Because they look like Rock Stars
Credit: Azuree Wiitala
Because next to pink, this colour green is my favourite…
Credit: Allan Zepeda
Because I love balloons in Bridal shoots!
Credit: Kate Headley
Because she has pink 50’s styled hair!
Credit: Jose & Danielle’s Flickr/ Alex Creswell Keleigh Layton
Wow that was actually really hard..there were so many more I wanted to choose as well. Good Luck!
Terms & Conditions
· Prize includes one ‘little vintage diamond tattoo necklace’ by WickedMinky.
· Closing date Saturday, 16th May 2009.
· You can enter as many times as you wish (with different favourite images) Please one entry/photograph per comment
· Winners must be willing to be featured on rocknrollbride.com and may be required to become involved in future publicity. Photographs of the winner may be used in the press or on the site.
· Please include photo credit with your entry (i.e. who took/has copywrite of the image – this is super important as I don’t want to get into trouble for photo stealing!)
· If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right at its absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered
· Winner will be selected by Rock n Roll Bride. Judges decision is final
· By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete
· The winner will be contacted via their email address after the competition draw date. Rock n Roll Bride will not amend contact information provided. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact a winner. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery may result in forfeiture of the prize. If they cannot be contacted, or are unable comply with these terms and conditions, Rock n Roll Bride reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant
Remember these two fabulous weddings by Joel Flory? Well he send me some of his newest engagement shoots and how could I possibly say no to a little post? Erm…what was that I said just yesterday about not posting every single engagement set I’m sent? Well, it’s kinda difficult when they are all so good..come on…he sent me photographs with balloons!
Credit: Joel Flory
Weddings like this one make me so happy! Everything I love – tattoos, (brightly) coloured hair, aviators, white dresses (awesome contrast to the kick arse tats!) brightly coloured backdrops, fun and gorgeous bridesmaids…
Check these out for yourself and I dare you not to fall in love.
Loralie and Kevin had a beautifully personal ceremony on the rooftop of the Art Institute in San Francisco followed by a wonderfully intimate reception at Florio, a restaurant in the city (love this idea by the way – and surprisingly cost effective + guaranteed good food!)
However I am just so superficial, for me it’s all about Loralie’s amazing custom dress (hence all the photographs), designed and made by Joyce Hittelsdorf of Something Wonderful, in her small studio in Carmel, Indiana. For more of the gorgeous ceremony/reception check out the photographer’s website.
I have a lot of love for cute, intimate and quirky wedding stories right now and Kristen & Alex’s super stylish affair is no different. The pair had ceremony, just the two of them, at San Francisco City Hall followed by a small reception at Orson Restaurant, where they decided to have another small dedication ceremony in front of their gathered friends and family. “My favorite moments were the separation of the ceremonies” Kristen told me. “We had stressed for months on how to please both ourselves and our families (we wanted to elope, they didn’t want us to) The idea of 2 ceremonies was the perfect solution. My favorite tradition was the fact that we were so non-traditional. It took me a while while planning to realize that we had the freedom to do things the way we wanted, there was no rule that we had to do things in a certain way.”
The bride wore an ivory bridesmaids dress by Coren Moore with shoes by an Australian brand called Wittner that she had picked up on a trip to Sydney. Her veil, bolero and earrings all came from various Etsy sellers and her gorgeous bracelet was Marc Jacobs. She pulled everything together with a vintage style clutch and a bright pop of colour with her red rose bouquet.