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This is Summer

I posted a sneaky peak of this gorgeous wedding on both my Twitter and Facebook fan page a few days ago and have been simply dying to sharing more photographs and details of the whole shebang with you ever since! I am loving Steve’s sharp Lord Willy’s suit, Becca’s adorable Priscilla of Boston dress… and isn’t her bouquet one of the most amazing you’ve ever seen!?

Steve & Becca wanted a decidedly summery wedding and opted for Ash Mill Farm in New Hope PA for it’s gorgeous location and little personal quirks! (check out the animal photographs below – the one with the sheep may be one of my favourite wedding  photographs ever!) The couple explained:

‘The animals on site added a really great energy to the event and there are so many small points of interest and areas to explore.  And to top it all off the grounds are gorgeous and the owners are extremely accommodating and pleasant.  We were really in love with the idea of having a small group of family and friends on the premises at the inn for the entire weekend too.’

They also really wanted to stick to their roots and so sourced honest, regional produce for their food and decor:

‘We’re both into food and wanted to showcase local summer produce, so peaches, corn, tomatoes, etc were a given.  We also wanted it to have a bbq feel so we set up to have some grilling and other really simple preparations to really highlight the ingredients, and to serve most things family style to keep it casual. We got the artichoke flowers from a local farmer who to our knowledge is the only person on the east coast that grows them commercially.  They’re so striking visually and have an intoxicating smell, we thought they would be really dramatic and fun to coordinate colour-scheme wise, and they made sense in regards to the local produce connection.’

All the details such as the invitations, place cards and centrepieces were handmade by the couple with help from their closest friends and family:

‘The menus were printed specifically for each table with a vintage artichoke illustration as well as a vintage illustration that corresponded to the table assignment and centerpiece.  Each centepiece (bonsai tree – grown by Becca’s Uncle Barry) was adorned with a cutout or paper model of the animal or insect, and place cards (also printed at home on flashy 1960s patterns) were hung on twine between two trees with clothes pins and had the appropriate animal/insect stamped alongside the guests names. Favor cards were printed on the same patterns and left at each setting and asked the guests to take some pictures for themselves at the photobooth and to leave one for us.  We made the programs at home and designed them as fans, with 6 sheets detailing the event, and left them on each chair for the ceremony.  We wrote a care manual for the bonsai trees and taped one to the bottom of a chair at each table, and announced at the end of dinner that whoever had the card under their chair got to take the tree home.  The aisle was lined with paper flowers that we made from a craft kit.  The cake topper was made by becca and shows two birds kissing (hand felted by Becca) under a trellis with a sign saying “true love”.  We got the cake from whole foods and decorated it with wild flowers and the cake topper.  The invitations were also printed at home and had vintage-style knot drawings designed by Becca . We asked friends and family to make us something instead of giving us gifts.

I have to say it has been an absolute pleasure to share this wedding with you all. Thank to you much to Amanda & Carina of Love Me Do for sending over the images and to Steve & Becca for providing all the info. Mwwwwah!

Credit: Love Me Do Photography

Guess Who’s Back?

Do you remember Stacey & Quentin and their awesome love train photo session from earlier this year? I have to say, I see a lot of faces and photographs everyday but as soon as I saw these I recognised Quentin (or more specifically his damn cool beard!) right away. The couple, who cited Rock n Roll Bride as a great source of inspiration during their wedding planning (yey!) met up with Jeremy Lawson for yet more fabulous portraits – lucky things!

Jeremy, you rock my world! MWAH…

Credit: Jeremy Lawson Photography

Too Stylish For Me

Bess & Matt…ahh what can I really say what would do justice to the images I see before me?

The couple wed at Ridley Creek State Park with an amazing outdoorsy, rustic style fest. Of course Bess’ tattoos and Matt’s ‘tache are what did it for me. Not to mention the dress by Megin Sherry, the check shirt (wow this Groom has some serious style) the casual garden flowers provided by Amanda Staples, the peacock earrings, the trilby hat and the cupcakes…oh yes Bess & Matt are just too stylish for me.

Thanks to Amanda & Carina for sending me this glorious wedding

Credit: Love Me Do Photography

Days Gone By

Emma & Chris had their engagement shoot at home with the french bulldog Colby for company. Chris’ sister photographed them using film and digital to get these great shots.  I have had such a resurgence of love for film photography recently, I am loving reliving days gone by with the gorgeousness of real film photography so these are right up my street. Don’t this look like they are literally living in the 1970’s? I ♥  it!

Thanks to Emma & Chris for sending me these gorgoeus shots and I can’t wait to see their wedding photographs (which will be captured by the wonderful Katherine O’Brien)

Credit: Kelly Lynn James for Williams-Matson

Been Done? Who Cares?

You know this about me already but I’m a huge activist for being yourself on your wedding day, however crazy, out there or even mundane (oh yes) that may be. As all the veteran readers will know, I ran a contest for free wedding photography a while back, and have now gotten to know our winners pretty well. I was chatting to the Bride to be, Vana, on the phone the other day for no joke, literally an hour about all things wedding (jeez that gal can talk he he!) and I’m sure she won’t mind me telling you this. She was running a few of her newest wedding ideas by me to ask my opinion as to whether I thought they had ‘been done’ (for some reason she thinks I must be some kind of expert on such things…)

I said this to her, and on her recommendation I am now going to say this to all of you…do not worry about tack, about being over the top or if something you really want seems to be springing up everywhere in blog-land and has therefore, in your eyes, ‘been done’. Just remember this teeny tiny pearl of wisdom…Your wedding guests won’t have been scoring the internet looking for wedding ideas for the last year so will have no idea if something has ‘been done’ or not!

To me, our wedding was not completely nuts. We kept it quite simple with a black and white theme and a few personal touches, but we had so many people saying to us it was the most stylish and cool wedding they had ever been too…they hadn’t spent the last year looking at other people’s weddings and comparing themselves after all!

So don’t doubt yourself… Are you lusting after that cute Stephanie James Couture dress but are worried that in 10 years time the adorability will look as dated as the poofy sleeved meringues of the 80’s? Pah, if I got married in the 80’s I would have wanted to remember the 80’s…2008 was the greatest year of my life and I want to remember that year through my wedding pictures.
Have you have been dying to have cupcakes as your wedding cake ever since you started planning your wedding, but are worried because now everybody seems to be doing it? Well a lot of people that are getting married may be yes, but everybody in the entire world?…erm no.
Are you worried that your wedding isn’t cool enough because you spend all day looking at weddings that seen so much crazier/chicer than yours? (You are not alone by the way, I felt the exact same thing) Let me tell you this – you are more likely to regret planning a wedding in a style that wasn’t really ‘you’ than one that perfectly matches you and your fiancé’s tastes.

So quit stressing about what other people will think and just do it already…and then send me the photographs afterwards!

Now for a couple of trends I love and therefore don’t care if they’ve ‘been done’. Let me know if I’ve missed any of your favourites!