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The Fairground

Funfair? Check… Balloons? Check…Adorable couple? Check…That gorgeous streaming Californian light? Check!
It seems I will never tire of this scenario for an engagement shoot – it really shows the a fun side to any couple that just can’t help but make me smile – especially that ‘slide’ shot – how much fun does that look?! Oh how I love it so…

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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

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

A Western Vintage Vacation

After posting Jenn & Skip’s engagements back in May, I was convinced I would totally love their vintage vacation themed wedding – and I guess I was right. They went for a western/vintage vacation theme which was helped along by all their friends and family, not only dressing up for the day, but by helping the couple to DIY the lot!

Jenn made her own veil and fascinator, the invitations, her bouquet, the boutonnieres, the cake, the decorations and the signs. Skip made his own Groom’s cake – a bowling ball and pins – and helped Jenn wherever she needed it! Jenn’s sister and maid of honour made all the cute cupcakes and each Bridesmaid maid their own fascinators. The couple decided not to include anybody in their wedding that they didn’t know – so they had a friend perform the ceremony and other friends chip in with food, hair and make up.

I am obsessed with themed things, so naturally the wedding had to have a theme. Our overall theme was “vintage vacation”. From there we had mini-themes inside the big one. The brides cake and cupcakes were woodland (to go with the mountains). The suggested attire was western. The groomsmen and Dads wore western shirts. The bridesmaids wore headpieces and carried fans, saloon girl style. Both the bride and groom wore cowboy boots (which we already owned)… the groom also had spurs, the hat, the whole shebang! Our favors were vacation & western themed, as well as our decorations, popcorn & candy bar.

Insead of dancing, the wedding was rounded off with fun and games including eating doughnuts on a string, two photobooths, a candy and a popcorn bar.

Wow! Jenn & Skip I am blown away by your wedding. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Credit: Patrick of PWP Studio

A Western Vintage Vacation

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After posting Jenn & Skip's engagements back in May, I was convinced I would totally love their vintage vacation themed wedding - and I guess I was right. As these exclusive (oh yes) photographs show, their wedding was one seriously themed affair. They went for a western/vintage vacation theme which was helped along by all their friends and family, not only dressing up for the day, but by helping the couple to DIY the lot! Jenn made her own veil and fascinator, the invitations, her bouquet, the boutonnieres, the cake, the decorations and the signs. Skip made his own Groom's cake - a bowling ball and pins - and helped Jenn wherever she needed it! Jenn's sister and maid of honour made all the cute cupcakes and each Bridesmaid maid their own fascinators. The couple decided not to include anybody in their wedding that they didn't know - so they had a friend perform the ceremony and other friends chip in with food, hair and make up. I am obsessed with themed things, so naturally the wedding had to have a theme. Our overall theme was “vintage vacation”. From there we had mini-themes inside the big one. The brides cake and cupcakes were woodland (to go with the mountains). The suggested attire was western. The groomsmen and Dads wore western shirts. The bridesmaids wore headpieces and carried fans, saloon girl style. Both the bride and groom wore cowboy boots (which we already owned)… the groom also had spurs, the hat, the whole shebang! Our favors were vacation & western themed, as well as our decorations, popcorn & candy bar. Insead of dancing, the wedding was rounded off with fun and games including eating doughnuts on a string, two photobooths, a candy and a popcorn bar. Wow! Jenn & Skip I am blown away by your wedding. Thanks so much for sharing it! Credit: Patrick of PWP Studio

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The NOT Wedding – Results Time

As a general rule, I tend not to promote random bridal events. My personal feeling is, that if you want to go to a bridal show/sale/event you are more than capable of searching these out yourselves.  However The NOT Wedding is one bridal affair I make an exception for. Not only is the concept truly unique, but by using the awesome Our Labor Of Love to photograph the show, the results really have provided some fabulous inspiration I’m sure all you guys can enjoy. The idea behind the event was to hold a wedding show that showcased some of Atlanta’s best vendors by setting up 5 fabulous fake weddings – formal, betsey (funky and hip), California, picnic and palm beach.

For more info or to see more of these gorgeous images check out The NOT Wedding blog and the slideshow, courtesy of the fabulous photographers, Our Labor Of Love.