Happy New Year! I thought I would start the year off with a trip to the breezy beaches of the Bahamas through today’s gorgeous high fashion engagement. With a wedding theme of “Shipwrecked Romance,” this couple chose the private community of Lyford Cay for their engagement. With it’s lush greenery and historic cracked walls this engagement feels more like a portrait of a relaxed island vacation. This blogger bride called upon her friend Bahamian fashion designer Brynda Knowles to design a gorgeous Oscar De La Renta inspired gown which provides the perfect dash of elegance to the island landscape. I’d have to say their photographer Lyndah Wells knocked it out of the park with this stylish engagement which has left me day dreaming of warm summer days spent at the beach!
It’s the weekend! As your heading home by plane, train or automobile take some time to visit the fun links below. There was no shortage this week of weddings full of holiday charm and I just love all of the links I am sharing. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend spent relaxing with family and enjoying the season!
A recipe I will definitely be trying this weekend.
A lovely holiday elopement.
Looking for a rehearsal dinner outfit? How about this for inspiration with the most darling glitter bow pumps!
A classic Kentucky wedding featuring a gorgeously restored plantation house.
A song for your weekend!
Happy Weekend! I hope everyone has fun and festive activities planned for the weekend. I can safely say that I have knocked out my Christmas gifts and can actually take this weekend to relax. I just love this time of year. It’s so fun coming home to packages waiting at the door and opening the mailbox to letters that aren’t just bills! Hope you enjoy the weekend and that it’s full of holiday fun!
Another item to add to your wishlist if it is not already full!
And speaking of wish lists, one kids extensive Christmas list.
An elegant Nashville wedding featuring a stunning gown.
A festive recipe to try this weekend.
A song for your weekend!
There are so many unique details in this sunset inspired wedding from Sarah Joelle Photography that I don’t even know where to start! From the reception vases hand sculpted by the groom to the bride’s David’s Bridal gown that she tweaked with gold fringe. And how can you not adore a wedding with eight precocious flower girls who spent the day twirling on the lawn! I just love this brides bohemian style and the mix of rich tones with splashes of gold. Britta carried the sunset theme throughout her wedding with bright protea bouquets and orange-hued watercolor place cards.
Photography: Sarah Joelle Photography // Assistant Photographer: Laura Lee Anderson // Venue: Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colorado // Makeup: Lea Curry via Blondie’s Salon // Dress: David’s Bridal (Gold trim added by bride) // Veil: DIY // Bride’s Shoes: Two Shoes // Bridal Jewelry: Kate Spade // Grooms Suit: Black by Vera Wang via Men’s Warehouse // Bridesmaids Dresses: After Six via Nordstrom // Bridesmaids Robes: Forever 21 // DJ: Elite DJ // Videographer: Cinepro Studios
Happy Weekend! With Thanksgiving behind us, the web is abuzz with holiday inspiration and gift guides. While I have been compiling my own lists of seasonal wedding inspiration I came across the fun links I’ve shared below. And if your a surfer or enjoy the beach check out the video, it’s sure to give you a chuckle.
I stumbled upon this Etsy shop getyostitchon and just had to share their fun embroidery pieces!
A funny video for your weekend!
When I first laid eyes on this stunning Palmetto Bluff wedding from Landon Jacob Photography I knew I had to share it right away! Take one look at the images below and you’ll understand why. Lee and Brian’s wedding is coastal elegance to a T. I adore the little chic touches like the quaint Southern church that Spencer Special Events draped with greenery bringing bringing a fresh, spring like quality to the space.
I thought today’s wedding from Love Out Loud Studios would be the perfect addition to our Thanksgiving week of wedding inspiration! The woodsy surroundings of Zajac Ranch are the perfect setting for this couples bohemian wedding. A Day To Remember Events created this DIY wedding full of fun rustic details from the burlap table numbers to the brides flower crown and even a fun teepee!
Photography: Love Out Loud Studios // Wedding Planner: A Day To Remember Events // Venue: Zajac Ranch // Florals: Westgate Flower Garden // Wedding Cake: Jaclyn Charlton (Grooms’s sister) // Wedding Stationery: Bride + Groom // Wedding Dress + Veil: Bridal Gallery // Hair: Jessica Clark // Makeup: Crystal Heppner // Rings: Ryans Jewelers // DJ: A Day To Remember DJ Services
On a chilly November day a sunny pink and navy wedding can really warm things up and Julie and Pete’s Fourth of July themed fete is just the ticket! Shannon Cronin Photography captured this couples wedding at a private residence in Marblehead, MA. With monogrammed shirts, anchor motifs and a getaway boat for the bridal party, this charming New England wedding is every bit the preppy dream!
With the humidity in the South it’s a smart idea to choose an updo for your wedding. As the sun shines brighter you’ll be happy you choose to slick back your hair in a no fuss style. I’ve collected a few of my favorite elegant looks below to help get you started. The best part about these hairstyles is they all compliment the brides wedding gown and bridal “look.” From bohemian to classic theres an updo for every wedding! Bryce Covey Photography via Style Me Pretty // Tec Petaja via Once WedDev Photography via One Wedvia The Why We Lovevia Fresh Beauty Insidervia Style Me Pretty // KT Merry Photography via Style Me PrettyRylee Hitchner Photography via Dustjacket Attic // Irrelephant via Once WedChellise Michael Photography via Belle The MagazineTherese Winberg Photography via Polka Dot Honeymoons // via Loren Routhier Photography
Happy Weekend! As Fall is coming to a close the web is full of romantic winter wedding inspiration. I just adore this backdrop below from 100 Layer Cake. I can see this working perfectly as a ceremony backdrop or behind the cake table at your reception. Make sure to also check out our This + That Tuesday post which features the romance of maroon, a perfect color for your winter nuptials!
Looking for wedding stationery that matches your wedding theme but don’t know where to start? This is where Ari Krzyzek and her award winning company Chykalophia Design come in. Based in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Chykalophia is a design company whose specialties range from save the date, invitations, menus and place cards. Essentially any and all paper goods you may need for your special day! Everything Chykalophia Design makes is completely custom designed and tailored to your wedding. Ari and her team work directly with you to figure out the perfect design you need to carry out your wedding theme. It’s always great to have a professional on your side when you need to make design choices and visualize the finished product. As Ari puts it, designing a wedding suite is like creating a personalized brand. Your stationery has the ability of portraying the feel of your day to guests long before the official day arrives. Stationery is the first glimpse guests get of your wedding and you want it to make a splash! Ari, a web and graphic designer by trade, began making wedding stationery after her own wedding in 2011. As a designer she wanted to make sure that her invitations portrayed the theme of her wedding day. Personal touches go a long way in wedding design and when you create a custom wedding suite you can easily infuse your own style and personality. The best part about Chykalophia Design is that they don’t just stop at stationery. They also offer wedding websites at HeartilyWed.me. So not only will Ari work hand in hand with you to create a wedding suite that perfectly represents you and your groom but she can then translate this into a matching website. This way you can have your wedding day information, registries and love story all on one simple to navigate site! With a team like Chykalophia Design’s on your side, infusing your personality into your wedding is a synch! Your friends and family will appreciate the little details and remember your wedding for years to come!
Hong and Tim planned a destination wedding at the Paradisus Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was important to the bride and groom that their guests felt like they were on vacation and enjoy the weekend away. With a clean color palette of white and crisp green this couples wedding matched the tropical area perfectly. Kimberly Chau Photography captured this sweet couples day while Alquimia Events created a gorgeous floral ceremony arch. With a mariachi band, white sand beach and thatch huts to lounge under I can’t think of a more relaxing place to wed!
Photographer: Kimberly Chau Photography // Venue: Paradisus Resorts in Playa Del Carmen // Florals + Rentals: Alquimia Events // Hair + Makeup: Yhi Spa // Cake: Paradisus Resorts // Gown: Judd Waddell purchased at Mia Bridal Couture // Bride’s Shoes: Charles David // Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG MaxAzria // Suits: Studio Suits // Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas // Jewelry: Maharaja Jewelers, Kim Chau Jewelers and Sam Moon // Lighting + Music: J&S Audio Visual
Have any fun plans for the weekend? I am fully booked with shoots and am happy that we will have beautiful sunny weather in the 70’s all weekend! I am also super excited as two weddings my Dad and I photographed were published on two of my favorite blogs this week! You can check out our features here on The Knot and here on Elizabeth Anne Designs!
Gorgeous wedding dresses from Sareh Nouri including a beautiful grey gown.
A warm winter recipe to try this weekend.
A song for your weekend.
With mint juleps, romantic fascinators and blush roses this Derby Days inspiration shoot from Blue Eyed Yonder is every bit the romantic dream! Ali Harper photographed this shoot at the historic wooden stables of Serenbe. With inspiration pulled from the Kentucky Derby this talented group of vendors decorated with trophy cups and tiny horse drink stirrers, while also incorporating lush greenery and flowers, keeping the shoot bright and natural. The color palette was kept soft and romantic with creamy blushes and neutrals, along with a pop of emerald green. Inspired by the tradition of the winner’s blanket given out each year, floral designer Lindsay Coletta created a lush blanket of over 1,000 blush roses. With this teams precision to detail and creativity this romantic inspiration shoot had me at first glance and I hope it inspires you for your wedding day!
Photographer: Ali Harper Photography // Design, Styling, Props: Blue Eyed Yonder // Venue: Serenbe near Palmetto, Georgia // Florals: Lindsay Coletta Designs // Videography: Artworks Wedding Cinema // Hair + Makeup: Claudia Mejerle // Food + Drink: Sun In My Belly // Stationary: Buzzy Craftery // Wardrobe Stylist: Molly K. Web // Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta // Bridesmaid Dress: Neiman Marcus // Silk Floral Headpiece: Fine and Fleurie // Silver Trophy Cups: Chicken and the Egg // Linens: Pottery Barn // Horses: Mia and Peyton of Serenbe Stables
Brittany and Chris’ engagement takes place in the charming beach town of Seaside, Florida. With a little blue bicycle, gourmet food truck and darling string lights this engagement is just the sweetest thing! Lauren Kinsey photographed this couples relaxed afternoon at the beach, capturing their love in these delicate images.
Photographer: Lauren Kinsey Photography
Do you have fun plans for the weekend? I’m heading up to D.C. to visit old friends and my High School stomping grounds. I can’t wait to enjoy the free art museums and wander around Georgetown. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Since I’m headed up to D.C. here is a gorgeous wedding from the city.
Stunning Halloween masquerade wedding.
A song for your weekend.
White pumpkin decor for Fall.