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A Diy-Heavy, Cotton Candy-Eating, Vivienne Westwood-Wearing, Jeans-Definitely Allowed, Handmade, Carnival Themed Wedding

You might remember these two from their ‘Coney Island Cool’ engagement session. Well as suspected, their wedding was just as amazing!

Jess & Bryan’s is my favourite kind of wedding. I love the fashion, I love the style, I love the amazing diy touches and the whole chilled out and creative vibe of the day. “We really wanted usto be present in everything that was a part of our day” the couple told me. “We tried to make, and do, as much as we could for our wedding. This meant enlisting the help of our talented and wonderful friends and family to make paper cupcake toppers, straw flags, escort cards, wooden signs and much, much more!  We all got together the day before the wedding to set up the entire tent and yard and then relaxed with a night of BBQing and laughing. 

For the few outside vendors we did hire, we made sure that we worked with amazingly talented people who obviously care deeply about their craft, like our photographer Lindsey and caterer Kim. Some of the more unique characteristics of our wedding include an outside secular ceremony performed by a former judge and environmental activist, handmade everything, jeans allowed, vegetarian pigs in a blanket, a cotton candy machine, tattoos, mini birthday cakes for special guests and a hand made vintage inspired wedding dress. The best compliments we’ve received about our wedding have been, ‘Best wedding yet!’ and ‘It was so you!’ ”

I flipping LOVE it!

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Minimal Modern with Vintage Touches

I really love featuring weddings that I feel like I was in anyway a little part of shaping. Not only did the bride Carolynne read Rock n Roll Bride throughout her planning (yey!) but she even won one of my contests for a cute Lissita Treasure Ring by TokyoMade which she gave to her Maid of Honour to wear on the day!

This fabulous diy wedding was held at Prairie Production in downtown Chicago. Carolynne looks fabulous in her $75 dress which she found on Ebay (wow!) and her Joan & David shoes. She teamed these with a hat/veil combo which she found by Cyndef Designs on Etsy and vintage gloves and jewellery. Her groom, Andy looked pretty damn dapper in his Michael Kors suit too!

“We wanted to have a chic, urban wedding that we would want to go to if we were the guests” the bride explained.  “Since I had only been to one other wedding in my life before this, I had little to go on, but as long as it had awesome music & food, and no boring speeches or dumb traditions (like throwing a garter) then really anything was possible!” The couple really wanted to have a mix of modern and vintage styling and found the minimal loft space of Prairie Production to be perfect for this. They were able to add classy touches with the simple flower designs and vintage touches with their outfits and that cool car!

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Fresh & Fun with Vivienne Westwood Shoes

Anyone that knows me at all will be well aware than I have a bit of an obsession with these Vivienne Westwood/Melissa shoes. So, when photographer Kellie send me Carol’s bridals which had her wearing the very shoes I am totally smitten with (and own – I have the yellow and black ones too) well I couldn’t wait to feature! I am also crazy in love with her cute short birdcage veil and her Modern Trousseau gown.

Carol & Wilson’s wedding has been blogged in full today over at Ruffled Blog. Go check it out in all it’s fresh ‘n sunny goodness!

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Thursday Treats – 1st July 2010

Credit: Georgia Frost by Miles Aldridge via Fashion Gone Rogue

I usually hate blog posts that start of with an apology but I’m going to have to do this myself today. I’m sorry that this week’s Thursday Treats is a bit slimmer on the ground than usual but I have had such a busy week this week! Not only did I have a full day out doing a photo shoot by the beach this week (sneak peek here) but today I’m off giving a talk at the Unveiled Photography Conference (holy EEEK!) today…plus of course keeping on top of email, tweeting like a mad thing and scheduling all this week’s posts in advance has left me kind of pooped.

So I’ve had to sacrifice today’s treats an ickle ickle bit because as I write this I really should be finishing my notes for my speech! I promise next week’s edition will be even bigger and better than before!

♥ Firstly, thanks to Kate Aspen for the lovely blog interview that went up today 
♥ A whimsical and very lovely engagement session
♥ Funky bridal headwear
♥ Super duper creative and colourful wedding
Dancing on the Rooftop
♥ Another fabulousvintage/retro Holga engagement
♥ {We’re Loving} Custom budget wedding rings + gifts!
♥ Super sweet engagement in a bar
Shoulder chains & silver booties
Blogging, Steel-Toes, And Kicking Perfections A$$
Fairytale-inspired love
♥ Bored of the unobtainable ‘perfect’ inspiration boards? Just be yourself!

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