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Ribbons, Pom Poms & Papel Picado – Roxana & John’s Amazing Fiesta Wedding

Roxana & John’s incredible Mexican fiesta wedding was shot by the amazing Katherine O’Brien with a Holga, a Hasselblad and a Polaroid camera. The results are not only magical, but give a really unique and different perspective when looking back. In fact looking at these awesome images is almost like a crazy, exciting acid trip…in a good way of course!

The bride, a costume designer, custom-modified her dress with dress with ribbons, rhinestones and a favorite brooch that was her Great Aunt’s. Her groom wore a gold western belt buckle with the initial S for a bit of extra personality.

The couple added lots of fantastic details to suit their papel picado theme (a natural fit given their Texan roots) including tissue paper flowers lining the railings and tables, a custom card box in festive colours that looked like a wedding cake and grosgrain ribbons tied to the cedar arbor with fleur de lis topped markers. They also used Mexican loteria cards as escort cards which they clipped to a red ribbon hanging on an old wooden door. They then put matching cards on each table with a cowboy boot filled with wildflowers as the centrepieces. The wedding cake was topped with a Day of the Dead Bride and Groom.

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“Up” Inspired Beach Wedding (With Holga!)

I’m so excited about featuring Janet & Jim’s destination beach wedding. It took place at the beginning of June and was a truly personal, whimsical and joyous affair. “It started out as your basic sandcastle fairytale theme” Janet told me. “However, we have a 2-year-old son, Parker, who adores Pixar films, and one of our family favorites is” Up.” I walked down the “aisle” to the theme music “Carl Goes Up.” For anyone who’s ever seen the first 20 minutes of that movie you know that the true fairy tale is in the adventure a couple has as they grow old together.”

The couple chose blue, tan and yellow for their colour scheme to mirror their beach theme. They told their bridesmaids they could choose any dress they liked as long as it fitted in with that colour palate. “How cool for me that they all ended up with blue dresses from Boston Proper, BCBG Max Azria, Anthropologie and Victoria Secret Janet continued. “They looked comfortable and stunning. Mission accomplished.”

When I asked Janet about their venue, she was keen to tell e the story behind selecting Folly Beach. “People have been curious as to why we chose Folly Beach for the site of our wedding. Well, truth be told, it sorta just ended up being a serendipitous compromise between a few of the preceding ideas we were throwing around about where to have it.”

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Pure (Feather) Love

Emma Case is my home-girl. I love her. She is a massive (and I mean crazy massive, like totally obsessed) fan of Featherlove Photography so when she found out that Noa was over in London in April, she jumped at the chance to do an engagement shoot with her fiance Pete. As soon as Emma told me of her plans I immediately ‘bagsied’ the images for featuring as I knew, even without seeing a single frame or knowing the premise of the  shoot that they would be awesome…and boy how right I was!

I asked Emma this morning if there was anything she wanted me to add to this post and she simply replied “The only thing I would like to add is a big fat thank you to Pete. I cannot begin to explain how supportive he has been over the past six months. I love him with all my heart and he’s so friggin’ hot in these pictures it’s unreal!!” So much cuteness. Now hurry up and get married you guys. I’m waiting for my invite in the post damnit!

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The Happiest Place on Earth

Where could be a better place to celebrate the happiest time of your life that The Happiest Place on Earth!?

“Mary and her strange love for Disney that only a comic-goth girl could have, met Carlos the guitar player for an LA metal band in 2004″ photographer Colette Lash told me. ” They fit together like rockers and latex pants.  Mary rocks out at Carlos’ shows, and Carlos stand proudly by his girl for her art openings and show premieres (she’s worked on all sorts of tv/movie cartoons that have her wicked sense of humor like South Park where she has been for a handful of years) The two make art together too, Carlos builds these guitars and Mary does beautiful paintings on them.”

The pair have a genuine love for Disney and have been season pass holders at the park since day one, “especially for Bats Day!” Colette laughed! “Revelling in the snarky comments from the visitors from Snore USA, weparaded down Main st to New Orleans Square hand in hand and gently shaded by Mary’s black parasol.  With the perfect black diamond engagement ring in hand Carlos proposed to Mary on the Haunted Mansion ride in front the crystal ball area.” On the actual shoot day the couple convinced a Disney worker to embroider some Micky Mouse hats with the words “I” and “do”, a really cute and fun touch I think.

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Three Dresses & The Wedding of the Century {part 2}

Is your mind ready to be blown?! 

 Half way through the reception, Kestrin changed into a green vintage number. Made by Rebellion Dogs, Kestrin said: “It felt like I was wearing a ladybug tutu, an absolute dream.” She found it on a whim, just before the wedding, at Talun on Echo Park Blvd in LA..

Day 2 of the wedding started out early, at Palace Hotel, San Fransisco and after finding some cute vintage  pantaloons, she and photographer Noa embarked on an impromptu 10 minute boudoir sesh! They them got dressed up again in their glad rags and headed to the Day 2 reception which was held at Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, an exquisite plant and tree store run by Jonathan’s older sister. About 300 guests attended.

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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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Soulmates & Magic

Chihye & Tom’s LA engagement speaks volumes of their love. From the simple moments between these two to the beautiful field full of ruby red heart balloons – what’s not to love about these?

It would appear that photographer Chrissy agrees with me “I don’t know if I have the words to accompany these photos. They truly speak for themselves. A couple so deeply and genuinely in love mixed with God’s beauty creates the most gorgeous moments. Chihye and Tom are another one of my kindful couples, our first meeting lasted hours over Sangria and Cuban food. The longer I do my job the more I believe in soulmates and magic.” (and I swear to God I wrote by ‘bit’ before I even read hers! It must be love…)

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Holga, Music & Diy A-Plenty

Oh how I love a holga-photographed wedding! I can’t help but applaud a couple who take the risk with such a camera…I tried my hand at holga photography a while back and promptly gave up!

Katie & Kevin had a perfectly personal diy wedding. Katie loves crafting and so made everything, and I mean everything, herself. One of my favourite bits had to be the hand-dyed coffee filters used as hanging paper ‘flowers’. She also made the felt bouquet and the groomsmen’s custom cuff links herself too!

A Graphic designer by day, she did all the graphics on her invitations, save the dates, bridesmaid guide and rehearsal dinner invitations herself. They also included a CD gift with all her escort cards for guests to find their tables. It was a mix of love songs that her and Kevin had DJRJ play at the wedding. She handmade the table settings including tin can candle holders and framed menus.

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Fiery Wedding at Sloss Furnaces

My last wedding from Bob Miller (for now! – if you missed them here’s one and two) is the gorgeous relaxed but energetic wedding of Beverly & Neil.

Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham AL (apparently one of the most haunted places in the US!) was suggested to the pair by their friend and eventual wedding coordinator, Sarah Crawford.  After visiting Sloss, they both agreed this location would provide the unique, relaxed, and energetic atmosphere they wanted.  Working within a very limited budget, they felt that choosing an unconventional location would allow them to bypass some of the traditional wedding etiquette.  “The location also said a lot about our interests” the groom told me. ” I’m an Architect (student) and Beverly is a Graphic Designer.  The soaring smokestacks and steel columns and beams (all decades old) provided an amazing setting.  In addition, much of Sloss consists of beautiful greenery sprouting out of the old steel in various spots.” 

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Urban Backdrop to their Love Affair

Colin & Sara Jane ‘s mutual affection for all things urban made their choice of engagement shoot location a no-brainer. When they asked photographer Bob Miller to photograph them in downtown Birmingham (USA) for their engagement, his goal was to use the city’s character and their favorite locations as a backdrop for their new love affair…I’m pretty sure he achieved that one! His images are exquisite! They have such a raw, filmic quality to them…le. swoon.

(There’s a couple of their wedding images snuck in here – I couldn’t resist)

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Homespun & Locally Sourced

I’ve discovered one of my new favourite photographers! So much in fact that I emailed him to ask for not one, not two, but THREE of his weddings to feature…so hold onto your hats because over the next few days you’re gonna see some serious awesome.

First up is Tony & Katie’s laid back, funky backyard wedding. Although the pair live in New York they opted to hold their wedding in Kentucky where all their family are based. They knew they didn’t want a traditional church wedding and luckily for them Katie’s grandparents allowed their home to play host to the celebrations.

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Rock n Roll Oz Day ~ Holga Love

I’ve been sent 2 amazing Australian weddings over the weekend so I thought I’d make today Rock n Roll Oz day! First up is this stunning set of Holga images sent to me by the lovely Casandra of Caspix Photography.

“I was so pleased when first discussing her wedding photography that Susan, the bride mentioned she was a huge fan of Holga and that she had a Diana camera herself” Casandra explained. “We discussed shooting a Holga session at her wedding and i was excited to see what we could capture. Lomography, which is shooting with a cheap snapshot camera like a Holga or Diana is known for it’s dreamlike romance, with optical distortion, saturated colouholrs, exaggerated vignetting, streaks from light leaks and unpredictable outcomes.”

Thanks to Casandra for kicking off Oz day today!

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Credit: Caspix Photography