Tag Archives: Light

The Enchanted Forest

Sarah & Kevin’s North Carolina wedding has got to be one of the most detail-perfect enchanted woodland wonderlands I’ve ever seen, with branches even weaving and wondering throughout the rooms the couple got ready in. This stunning venue is Garden Retreat in Poplar

At this outset this day had an air of magic about it.  From the ever so slightly scary giant wooden insects, to the awesome ‘picture on the wall’ photo booth, to the amazingly detailed centrepieces – there is nothing about this wedding that doesn’t exude enchantment. The magic doesn’t stop there though – the couple actually DIY’ed the whole lot! Oh yes…That is quite frankly incredible and makes me feel terribly terribly inartistic.

The couple’s portraits in the woods are so perfect they look like they were shot on the set of a Hollywood movie – most probably directed by Tim Burton or written by Lewis Carroll. I just can’t get enough of the back lit images! 

As always, thanks to Tara for sharing her incredible images with me. Eeeek..I looove them!

Credit: Dixie Pixel Photography

Circus Act Of Colour

Rock n Roll Bride sponsor Michelle of Oeil Photography sent me an exclusive peek at her newest photographic creation. A lucid ballet of light, colour and fabulous fashion, these shots just make me want to dress up in a bright yellow ‘cage’ dress and get my pose on!

Models Rene, Lauren (who actually made the yellow cage) and Tara (of Trigger Happy Photo) seriously rocked this shoot – stepping away from any fancy frou frou weddingness in favour of playing along in their very own circus act of colour, experimentation and edgy fashion.

Credit: Oeil Photography

Holga Love

I am really feeling the Holga love right now and when I saw these I knew I had to feature them as soon as possible. Shooting a wedding with a toy camera must be a precarious and slightly unnerving job (what if the film doesn’t load? what if the photos turn out badly? what if I loose the film? eeek!) but photographer Daniel Krieger appears to have got his skillZ down and pulled this one off seemingly without a hitch. These images are just making me even more excited about getting my very own piece of plastic joy soon..ahh the light, the texture, the soft focus – swoon!

Daniela & Chris got married at the ridiculously stunning Mohonk Mountain House. Have you ever seen a location so picturesque? Daniela’s beautiful dress is the Fontaine wedding gown from J Crew and she is actually selling it right now on Craigslist. It’s a size 4 and you may well be able to snap it up for yourself (if you’re quick!) you lucky lucky things.

Daniela has also shared a few little tips of her own:
Enjoy every minute and roll with it. The quirks of your wedding are what will make the memories that much better. On our day, it was so cold that the ipod playing the bridal march (dum, dum, da dum) froze (literally!) and the audience had to hum the music. Couldn’t have asked for anything better!!

Thanks so much to the brilliant Daniel Krieger for the photography, and the couple Daniela & Chris for allowing me to share their day.