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With a Little Help From Our Friends…{Part 1}

It’s unlike me to split a wedding up into 2 parts but Anita & Alan’s really was a wedding that deserves more than one post. You’ll see why.

Being a photographer based in Chile means that the wonderful Kyle Hepp gets to photograph some truly unique and individual weddings. Being a third world country, weddings that cost hundreds of thousands of pounds are out of the question and for Anita & Alan’s wedding in particular everything was set up with love, devotion and with help from friends and family.

“The event started the day before, with everyone coming together to set up and organise for the next day’s festivities. “On Thursday, after Seba and I spent two days on vacation exploring Castro, we met up with Anita, Alan, and about 30 of their closest friends.” Kyle told me “We carpooled from Castro to Quicavi, another little seaside town, where we would take a boat to Voigue. But first, we had to load that bad boy up. When all was said and done, I was nearly certain that we would sink. I have never seen so much stuff packed into such a small space. I mean, pretty much the entire wedding, minus the tent, was being transported. As soon as we arrived on the island, everyone set up their tents, we ate lunch and then we got right to work — and by “we,” I mean everybody else worked really hard and Seba and I photographed them working really hard.”

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Orange.

Rachel & Geordie are a little bit too gorgeous to keep to myself and the orange motif that runs throughout the images – from her shoes and flowers to the Mini (bought by Rachel’s Mother a week before the wedding!) and the JCB (!) – is just too damn awesome. The wedding took place in Rachel’s parents’ back yard and really had the stylish vintage vibe going on.

Rachel’s stunning 1920’s inspired dress was custom made by her good friend (and clothing designer) Mireille Stettler and Geordie complimented her perfectly with his casual look.

Thanks to the gorgeous and super talented Brittany for sending me these!

Credit: Brittany Esther Photography

Be Inspired III

I have loved hanging out with Emily of Peach & Pearl this week..a huge thank you for all her hard work putting together some fantastico inspiration boards just for us. I hope you have all loved them too!
So for the last time (this week) over to Emily…

For my last board, I imagined an intimate, sit-down dinner with your closest family and friends that could be held just as easily in a loved one’s backyard or the patio of your favourite restaurant.  While not as rock and roll as some celebrations I could have put together, I think this board really reflects what I feel is the heart of Rock ‘n Roll Bride – not bowing to wedding convention, but truly having the wedding that best reflects you as a pair and your relationship.  Keep things simple and handmade with potted herb favours, a hosta and lady slipper bouquet, breadstick and olive oil centrepieces, pigs in a blanket at the cocktail hour, and a short, sassy dress for the bride.

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The Details
First row, left to right:
Patio tablescape from Blueprint; bride and groom from Brides; escort cards via Style Me Pretty

Second row:
Bread and olive oil centrepiece via Style Me Pretty; lady slipper bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings; greenery archway photo by Melissa Schollaert via Snippet & Ink

Third row:
Lemonade in punch bowl from Brides; lantern dinner party via Black*Eiffel

Fourth row:
Pigs in a blanket photo by Thorsen Photography via Weddingbee; potted herb favours from Brides; buttercream hydrangea cake photo by Leigh Miller

Thank you again, so much, for having me this week, and to Kat for inviting me on to her lovely blog!  If you’d like to see more boards and other style + design + wedding musings, I’m over at Peach & Pearl.  I also design custom inspiration boards through my Etsy shop, and would be delighted to work with you to put one together.  If you’re interested, you can see the details here and purchase here.