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.
Lee Ann and Matthew planned a beautiful wedding under the sweeping oak of the historic Confederate Home in Charleston, SC. With an ethereal theme of birds and botanicals this couples wedding was a soft and sweet affair. The garden theme was carried throughout with bridesmaids carrying fresh organic bouquets and tulip bulbs and seed bombs serving as wedding favors. Loren Routhier Photography captured this couples sweet day among the charming garden of this hidden corner of Charleston.
Photographer: Loren Routhier Photography // Venue: Confederate Home & College in Charleston, SC // Gown: White by Vera Wang // Bridesmaids: Donna Morgan // Catering: Cafe Catering // Florals: Charleston Florist // Makeup: Generations of Designs
Brrrr it seems Fall is finally upon us! Now that the cold weather has hit all I want to do is snuggle up in my warm bed. So I thought this sweet image of elephant pancakes from one of my new favorite blogs (Pair of Pears, check it out!) would perfectly symbolize the weekend I plan on having! For this weeks link share I included a bunch of fun Halloween things since the internet is all abuzz for the holiday!
Wow, this is one super creative way to screen your wedding film. On a 200 year old farm with vintage seating, popcorn and candied apples. It doesn’t get better than that!
One of my favorite Halloween YouTubes… what happens when you eat your kids Halloween candy? Click Here to find out!
A beautiful selection of cake stands via Sweet and Saucy Supply
A New York inspiration shoot with a lovely vintage wedding gown
A deep dish pumpkin-meringue pie recipe, perfect for the season!
9 Reasons to Boycott Slutty Costumes This Halloween via The Everygirl
Florida brides, oh do I have a treat for you today! If your planning a wedding in Southwest Florida then look no further than The Perfect Match. A wedding concierge studio located in Naples, Florida The Perfect Match is a one stop shop for planning your wedding. When you visit their Naples studio you are entering a space where stress magically vanishes. With over ten years experience in the wedding planning and designing industry, Karen Lopez and Madi Cona have spent countless hours handpicking vendors to be part of their collective. They have created a wedding library that is chock full of the best Florida has to offer. With Perfect Match on your side the days of spending your weekends perusing Google are over! The ladies research every vendor before accepting them into Perfect Match and have curated a large list of vendors for you to explore. They help couples find wedding professionals that are the right fit for their budget and style, creating a “Perfect Match!” They even take it a step further by setting up appointments for you. If you call ahead they can arrange for you to meet with vendors and even set up hair and makeup trials, right in the studio! If your looking for advice as you research vendors then you can meet with the studio managers who are happy to offer their insight and direction. It doesn’t get simpler than that and I haven’t even mentioned the best part yet. The services that Perfect Match offers are completely complimentary. That’s right, it is totally and completely free! Planning a wedding in Southwest Florida is now a breeze thanks to The Perfect Match, Wedding Library!
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Studio Images: Deborah Cull Photography // Headshot: Luminaire Foto
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend ahead! It’s 80 degrees here in Charleston and I’m looking forward to a weekend at the beach. Charleston was once again voted the the top city in the US by Conde Nast Traveler and I couldn’t be more proud of my little city! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite links from this week including a super cool beekeeper engagement from Style Me Pretty. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
An elegant Hong Kong wedding with a gorgeous floral ceremony arch.
Customs stamps for your wedding projects by Paper Sushi. Such a great idea for gift bags and favors!
Good tunes for a calm weekend.
I love when couples infuse their hobbies and passions into their engagement sessions. This engagement with two beekeepers is one of the most unique I’ve seen!
Today’s gorgeous wedding inspiration comes from the talented ladies at Spencer Special Events and Landon Jacob Photography. Together they created this charming autumn reception under the sweeping oaks of Belfair Plantation. With a rich color palette of deep maroon and ivory this inspiration shoot is the quintessential Southern Fall fete. With tables overflowing with leafy greens alongside pomegranates and figs this wedding had me captivated at first glance!
Photography: Landon Jacob Photography // Event Design and Production: Spencer Special Events // Venue and Catering: Belfair Plantation // Florals: Branches // Hair + Makeup: Christine Stephens // Cake: Sheri’s Edible Designs // Mini Desserts: M Sweet Desserts // Shortbread Favors: Heritage Shortbread // Stationary: Emma J Designs // Calligraphy: Bride Kielty Whelan of Savannah Calligraphy // Linen: Party Tables // Rentals: Ranco Tent Rental + Savannah Special Events // Glassware: Pier 1 Imports // Measuring Spoons: World Market // Soap: Baltimore Soaps via Etsy // Streamers: Extravagant Exits via Etsy // Mr. and Mrs. Forks: Lazy Lightning Art via Etsy // Brides Dresses and Veil: Ivy and Aster // Earrings: Vintage // Bridesmaid Attire: Forever 21
It’s finally the weekend! I hope you all have fun plans for the long holiday weekend. I’ve been invited to celebrate Thanksgiving early with my Canadian friends. So it looks like I’ll be enjoying Tofurkey and stuffing twice this year! The weather looks absolutely perfect here in Charleston so get out and enjoy your extra Monday off… but of course before you do check out the links below!
BaubleBar weddings launched yesterday and they have some gorgeous jewels for your big day!
Hope you have a happy weekend!
Gorgeous California couple Caitlin and Jon decided to plan an intimate Hawaiian beach wedding with just their closest family and friends. The two rented a beach cottage on the island of Kuaui providing them with the perfect setting for a private beach ceremony. The bride wore a simple white flower in her hair while the groom wore laid back J.Crew. Caitlin and Jon honored traditional Hawaii wedding themes with the exchange of lei’s. The couple also stood in a circle of flowers known as a “circle of love” for their ceremony and honestly I can’t think of a tradition sweeter than that! MickoPhoto captured this couples intimate wedding day among the lush greenery and mountains of Kuaui.