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Three Dresses & The Wedding of the Century {part 1}

As a general rule, I don’t like to feature weddings that have been seen on other blogs. I figure that if they’re on one blog you’ll have seen them and there is nothing more boring than seeing the same wedding/story over and over again…plus that’s why I started Thursday Treats, to give you a definitive round up just in case you’ve missed anything epic in blog land.

However, rules are made to be broken and when I saw Kestrin & Jonathan’s 2 day wedding, firstly on photographer Noa’s facebook and then on uber blog Style me Pretty I knew I’d have to share some of these images with you too. Incredible doesn’t even cover it.

The bride wore 3 amazing dresses. The first, a white Monique Lhullier number. ” It is based on Monique’s “Poetry” dress, and Kestrin requested a change from the original silk tulle trumpet shaped skirt into an A-line with a bustled train. The designers worked with Kestrin to get the exact shape she wanted, accentuating her waistline and de-emphasizing her hips. Before and after the ceremony she added a vintage velvet pashmina for warmth. Kestrin was absolutely STUNNING!” Noa said.

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The Lyon Shop

Hands up if you love Amelia Lyon! Chances are that if you’re not waving your arms madly in the air right now it’s because you haven’t heard of the lady… shame on you, oh boy is that about to change.

The Blog Land favourite and all round fabulous Amelia ran another round of her her famous ‘Lyon Shop’ photography workshops on March 6th in Vegas any results turned out a treat. I was lucky enough to secure these exclusive pictures to share with you today. Not only are the models gorgeous (photographer’s Mark & Candice Brooke), funky and fabulous but the locations are to die for. I am seriously swooning over that ‘pool at the top of a skyscraper’ shot. Just awesome.

Candice’s dress was from Allyse’s Bridal in Las Vegas and her fab headpiece and accessories were supplied by Lady Vintage.

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Gothic, Fancy Dress, Halloween Wedding

I have been dreaming about blogging this wedding since October when photographer Caroline of the wonderful  Tinywater emailed me to let me know she was off to shoot a Halloween, fancy-dress gothic themed wedding…and even before shooting the wedding, she knew I was going to love it. Well judging by the number of photographs I’m including in this post you could say she was pretty much bang on! I was lucky enough to have Rachel, the bride get in contact with me to share all the glorious details!

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500 Days of Summer

Inspired by the movie, Aaron and Kassee’s engagement shoot had that perfect retro, kooky and quirky feel. The pair even went to some of the iconic locations in the film including Angels Knoll park and Los Angeles Union Station. 

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Serious Fashion & Style Inspiration

What’s not to love about this shoot? Alex & Kaori’s downtown LA engagement session was the perfect expression of who they are as a couple – lovers of LA and fashion (they are both designers.) I will never stop loving the Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon shoes (I have them in yellow & black) and Alex’s fabulous red & white checked shirt and black bow tie combo. In fact this pair have got to be some serious fashion inspiration to at least a few of you!

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Sneaky Sunshine

Heather & Neil’s sunny, yellow and turquoise themed wedding was actually not as sunny as it appears! While the wedding party got ready it poured with rain, yet luckily for all, when it came to the portraits (which I heart) the sun shone. Great photographs like this will make any wedding day look happy, relaxed and sun-filled…even if it’s pouring with rain!

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Thursday Treats – 11th March 2010

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Credit: via Le Love

♥ Eco friendly wedding ideas including some pretty amazing dresses
♥ I love Which Goose nature-inspired headpieces
Lust List
♥ Must read for photographers and brides/grooms to be – Copyright, Creative Commons, and your wedding photos
♥ Lovely foot tattoos
Bohemian Palm Springs wedding
Charity shop picks
Max Wanger tees!
Taking the plunge
♥ Callie & Jay’s 1960s Woodland Wedding

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Homegrown Sunshine-State Flavour

Bonnie & Cabe’s Santa Barbara engagement session is the perfect prequel to their wedding, also in Santa Barbara, this summer. However when the couple first told photographer Paul they wanted their engagement session to be at their apartment and favourite local spots, he was actually kind of worried that the photos would turn out less dynamic and exciting to what he usually likes to shoot. He needn’t have worried! The session took place on the most beautiful sunny winter day and with Bonnie, an artist and photographer and Cabe, a musician, he was set up for the perfect shoot for this creative couple.

“They were coming up with a ton of ideas and remained chill and jovial all day.” Paul explains “You know how sometimes the photos we admire and look back at the most, are often the most basic … sitting on the couch, talking with a friend, etc. I think we nailed it. They also really wanted to emphasize their California roots … we’ll see even more “homegrown” sunshine-state flavor at the wedding this July for sure!”

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Sweethearts

When blog land favourite, Amelia Lyon, posted Sam & Nikki’s amazing looking wedding on her blog yesterday I was sure some other, high flying, blogger would have snapped them up for a feature. Never one to give up without a fight, I emailed Amelia on the off-chance they were available…and guess who got lucky?!

Sam is actually Amelia’s cousin. He married his sweetheart in January and luckily for us Amelia was first on hand to take these amazing shots. Nikki wore her Grandmother’s dress (sweet) and stunning cobalt blue shoes from DSW.

Be sure to check out their amazing love story/ same day edit video by Shade Tree Films after the ‘jump’!

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Californian Snow

I hope we’re all not too sick and tired of the snow yet as I have this beautiful bridal shoot to share with you. Scarlett headed Dawn and photographer Heather found themselves the victims of a happy coincidence when snow fell (in California!) on the day of their bridal shoot.

You can see more of this gorgeous bride on her wedding day here

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And so we Danced

How exactly am I supposed to find the world to accurately describe these images and do them justice? I’m not sure I’m up to the challenge. The gothic glamour, the sense of feeling you get from these is just..well…amazing. The images certainly do all the talking here. They tell their own story.

Photographer Annie told me:
The idea for this shoot wasa real mix of rock n’ roll and art.  We incorporated Tom Petty’s song, “Last Dance with Mary Jane” into a photo shoot with 2 agency models (Mirela Paraganglija, and Nima Nezhad) and a fantastic bridal gown designer.  We shot it as though it was Mary Jane’s wedding day/last dance…as though it was her final send off. 

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Hollywood Rock

Megan & Marcelo met at a punk rock bar in Hollywood… so naturally their wedding would have elements of rock too.  The day took place at the ube cool Marvimon in LA with the beautiful flowers being put together by Holly Flora. The bride wore a short hip wedding dress by Amsale and shoes by Gwen Stafani’s label, L.A.M.B. The groom looked similarly hot to rock in his skull themed accessories. All the music was hand picked and complimented by the couple’s favourite videos projected all night behind the dance floor.  It felt like The Rolling Stones, Bowie, Devo, Love and Rockets and Nick Cave all attended the bash as well!  The guests kept saying was that this wedding was just soooo Megan & Marcelo…and that is one the best compliments a couple can get.

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