I am so excited to bring a new series to Coastal Bride where I will be featuring some of my favorite engagement style. As a wedding photographer I am constantly asked for engagement fashion advice. It can be really hard to select clothes that look good on camera and compliment your fiance’s outfit. For my very first engagement style post I have partnered with Southern Proper, a Georgia clothing company that has recently started designing women’s wear. Make sure to check out their adorable clothes for your gent as well! For your engagement it is important to chose clothes you are comfortable in. You want to look and feel like the best version of yourself. You are only a bride once, so take advantage of it and wear some white. This top has a subtle eyelet pattern which is not too distracting on camera and I love the feminine scallop pattern of this chambray skirt. I finished off this look with these shoes that I can see myself wearing throughout summer and into the fall and my favorite necklace that goes with just about anything!
As you may have noticed earlier this week we celebrated our 3 year blog anniversary around here! (If you missed it, check out our celebration shoot here.) Rather than our typical Friday link up I thought it would be fun to share a few accomplishments Coastal Bride has achieved over the past year. To say it has been a busy one would be an understatement. I am so happy with what this blog has achieved over the past year and I cannot wait to see what the next one has in store! Debra Eby Photography
Early this summer I had a guest spot on the National Weather Channel. I spoke about inclement weather and it’s effect on outdoor weddings. I won’t bore you with the clip as it was my first time on TV and I was a bit nervous!
I am super excited about some of the fun collaborations we have had this year. I love having the opportunity to create great styled content for brands. Some of the brands I was lucky enough to work with were Lindt Chocolate, Valine’s Famous, iCustom Label, and eHow.
Joined forces with 30 other wedding bloggers to launch the awesomeness that is Aisle Society!
I had the exciting opportunity to run the Big Fake Wedding’s Instagram account for the night during their Charleston event.
In early February I took a press trip to the Bahamas and explored Sandals resorts with the Aisle Society ladies.
And last but not least we have more than doubled our blog views and social media numbers!
Happy Weekend! It looks like it’s going to be a rainy (and maybe snowy) weekend here in Charleston so I will most likely be spending it bundled up inside. I hope your weekend is a little more exciting! You won’t want to miss the fun we have planned for next week including bachelor party inspiration and a shoot I helped style! Corey & Jackie Wedding Photographers via Glamour & Grace
A romantic gold + sequin wedding.
Tips + Tricks for Valentine’s floral arranging.
In case you missed it – Valentine’s party poppers + a Garden & Gun engagement
Calligraphy cutting boards are a great gift but can be pricey. But I came across this tutorial to easily make one for less!
The prettiest desert ballet wedding inspiration.
New slang that will make you feel old — Do you know any of these because I sure didn’t!
A song for your weekend.
A fun boho New Years bash with the girls!
It doesn’t get cuter than this Dalmatian themed bridal shower.
A cozy Fall backyard campfire party.
I just majorly cleaned up my space for the new year and I love this cute + functional organization advice.
In case you missed it – our pick of the week + a Bloody Mary bar worth making.
I adore this colorful and tropical Hawaii wedding inspiration.
A song for your weekend.
Happy Weekend! I am so excited to reveal a bit more about the new project I am involved in! I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of Aisle Society! We’re coming together to create a new hub of wedding inspiration, run by more than 30 of your favorite wedding bloggers. Watch the video below and check out our website for more and don’t forget to check out our weekly link roundup below!
A stunning Michigan engagement – don’t you just love their style!
A vintage peach + plum vineyard wedding.
Every single way to tie your scarves this season!
Natural earth toned wedding inspiration.
Creative Fonts for your wedding stationery.
A song for your weekend.
Happy Weekend! Today marks the start of Fall wedding season here in Charleston, even if it is still 90 outside! I hope you enjoy the links we’ve rounded up for you this week. And if your a wedding vendor, don’t forget to enter our Instagram contest to win a sidebar ad for TWO months on BOTH Coastal Bride and Classic Bride! Milton Photography via Hey Wedding Lady
Fall is right around the corner and I’ve been thinking of making these again soon!
Loving this vibrant take on Fall florals.
This Southern wedding is full on classic details and monograms!
In case you missed it: Will You Be My Bridesmaid Pinatas + Little Neck Engagement
Looking for engagement style inspiration? Don’t miss our growing Pinterest board!
A recipe for your weekend.
This unique glitter shark tooth DIY would make a fun groomsmen gift!
A song for your weekend.
Happy Friday! We had a busy week around here hosting a blogging event and photographing a styled shoot. You can catch a few sneak peeks over on our Instagram here. Hope you have lots of fun things planned for the weekend and are soaking up summer while it’s still here! Wendy Cooper Photography via Bajan Wed
An intimate seaside engagement.
This fresh Capri inspiration is the perfect color palette for a preppy wedding!
A quick and easy recipe to try.
Coastal Bride vendor Blooms by the Box is giving away $500 in flowers and supplies! You won’t want to miss this, enter here!
Rain has been in no short supply this week so I’m loving this list of rainy day activities.
I’m crushing on this pink sunset hued palette.
Outfit inspiration for a week long honeymoon in Fiji!
A song for your weekend.
There are some shoots that are just so lovely they leave you breathless and slightly dizzy. Today’s North Georgia elopement from Sawyer Baird is one of those. With an organic bouquet by Forage & Fleur and delicate paper goods by Jenny Sanders this romantic elopement will leave you dreaming for the rest of the day!
Photography: Sawyer Baird // Florals: Forage & Fleur // Wedding Dress: The Sentimentalist // Rings: Trumpet & Horn // Hair + Makeup: Claudia Verduzco // Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders // Men’s Attire: H&M // Venue: Private Residence // Ribbon: Adorn Company // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Recently Minted, one of my favorite stationery companies, launched a new line of wedding invitations for 2015. Full of new colors, fonts and patterns there is a suite for every type of wedding and couple. Today I am sharing two of my favorite wedding suites from the new collection but I highly suggest you check out all of the styles on Minted’s site!
If you are a regular reader of this blog then you know I adore everything watercolor. And I just love seeing watercolor details popping up everywhere in weddings this year. With it’s wash of pinks and oranges, the Gallery Love suite is a design right after my own heart! My second favorite suite from Minted’s new collection is the Wedding Etching from their foil-pressed invitation line. Nothing says elegant like a foil-pressed invitation and this stationery suite on thick luxe paper will impress all of your guests!
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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis Photography
Happy Weekend everyone! We’ve got some exciting news this Friday! Tomorrow morning editor Gillian Ellis will be talking about inclement weather and it’s impacts on weddings on The Weather Channel! Catch her at 7:40 and 10:40 this Saturday on AMHQ Weekend and Weekend Recharge! Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to wish your mom’s and mom-in-laws a Happy Mother’s Day! Love by Serena via Wedding Sparrow
Roundup of pretty pastel bridesmaids gowns
A delicate spring bridal session
Gift basket ideas via Waiting on Martha
An interesting article on the rise of the transparent wedding gown – would you dare to bare?
I’m loving this lightweight dress for summer!
In case you missed it – DIY bachelorette survival kit + Spring wedding dress picks for guests
A fun cocktail recipe for your weekend.
We celebrated our 2 year blogiversary this past Wednesday! Instead of doing our weekly link roundup this week I thought I would reflect back on the past year and what Coastal Bride has achieved. I feel it’s always good to take a look back so you can appreciate where you are and where you’re headed. So here are 5 things we’re proud of in our 2nd year! Click Photo Co. via Sweetapolita
1. I am super excited to announce that this week Coastal Bride joined the Style Me Pretty network of collaborators! I have been a huge fan of Style Me Pretty since I started photographing weddings 6 years ago. I never thought I would be running a blog, yet alone joining their fabulous network and I am so incredibly humbled to join and to see what the future holds.
2. I have been incredibly lucky to have guest posted on several blogs I admire over the past year. From The Everygirl, Best Friends For Frosting to A Fabulous Fete. Currently I am really enjoying creating DIY posts for eHow and am excited for some of our upcoming posts.
3. Almost a year ago I started The Charleston Blog Society. My hope was to meet a handful of friends to grab coffee with and chat blogging. What started as a little group has grown into a society of over 100 bloggers. Not only am I proud of the friendships this group has fostered but I am always in complete awe of the different collaborations and networking our group has fostered.
4. Over the past year Coastal Bride has been lucky enough to collaborate with several brands we admire. I am so thankful for everyone that supports this blog and wants to connect with our readers on a personal level. I am humbled by the collaborations that have come our way this year and I can’t wait to share some of the upcoming wedding DIY’s we’ve got brewing!
5. Last but not least I am most thankful for YOU. Coastal Bride would not be possible without our readers. I am so thankful to each and every one of you that takes the time to read this blog, comment on our Facebook page and double-click on our Instagram images. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Now… if I can just get my hands on the cake above it will be a perfect week! 😉