We just know you’re gonna instantly fall for this Oklahoma wedding GATHER Events sent our way. Historic mansion venue? Check. The springiest blooms imaginable? Check. Huge wedding party all decked out in BHLDN + navy suits? Mhm. Even a little Midwestern rain shower couldn’t quell all this cheer. Ely Fair Photography captured all the details below:Read More
Mils + Kathy’s summer garden wedding overflowed with symbols of their relationship. The venue was a historic American house with an English garden feel—repping both her American + his English roots. They incorporated his dream of being a pilot and her love of animals in the deets. Their main color was green (he loves blue, she loves yellow) with other fave color accents. Most importantly, supporting them were the people that knew they were in love even before they did, that rooted for them even when they took a 3 year break and found their way back to each other at last. Sounds like a pretty great day to us!
Thanks to Luke and Katherine of Max and Friends for sharing the pics.Read More
We haven’t seen too many anniversary portraits as of late but if you + your other half haven’t considered any yet, these Salvation Mountain photos by Esther of Eslee miiiight sway your vote. Not only is this spot a few hours SE of us a visual wonder, it was the perfect way for Chrystal (owner of planning + design company A Blissful Soirée) and Timothy to rep the faith that brought and keeps them together.
Some gorgy paper flowers for ya…
I wanted to incorporate some details from our wedding day in the shoot to make it more personal. I had Art by Sarah Ku customize a piece for me for my one-year wedding anniversary that I gifted to my husband. It was calligraphy lyrics to our first dance song, “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” I also had the same mini red velvet cupcakes from my wedding at the shoot because I love sweets. I also wanted to incorporate flowers but this time, instead of real flowers, I decided to use paper flowers (since they last forever). Sara from Handmade by Sara Kim created such a beautiful paper flower bouquet and paper boutonniere for us and isn’t it just absolutely stunning?
Chrystal says, Our first year of marriage was a learning process. There are 2 different personalities under one roof now, 2 different ways of doing laundry, 2 different ways of washing the dishes, 2 different opinions on what is clean, etc. It was hard because it felt like we were getting to know each other all over again. As we were reaching our one-year anniversary, it finally felt like 2 people were finally coming together to understand one another. My husband and I are far from being perfect. But the past 2 years or our married life, we have learned to love unconditionally and sacrificially.
What’s a trip out to Salvation Mountain without a stop at Salton Sea?
They officially celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary this past Monday. Happy anniversary guys!
Photographer: Eslee / Coordinator & Stylist: A Blissful Soirée / Location: Salvation Mountain & Salton Sea / Makeup: Luna Bella Beauty / Calligraphy: Art by Sarah Ku / Mini Cupcakes: Nothing but Sweet Love / Paper Flowers: Handmade by Sara Kim
Truth: There’s nothing quite like a rustic wedding in the fall. Bold colors and warm vibes and elegant décor, you know? Thinking the same, wedding photogs The Willetts found the perfect Atlanta venue, The Stave Room, to portray such an occasion. Along with Lila Wilson Weddings’ expertise, they added an unexpected twist: blue. And it sure made for a heavenly scene…
Caroline of The Willetts says, Gregg and I, and an incredible team of vendors were inspired by the textures and the rustic vibe of The Stave Room at American Spirit Works, Atlanta’s newest wedding venue and whiskey distillery. We wanted to showcase the breezeway of American Spirit Works and styled an intimate ceremony with a fabulous wedding arch to highlight the mirrored backdrop. We also couldn’t get enough of the mixed metals on our styled table. Rose gold has become a staple color at contemporary weddings and we loved the way everything came together!
Farm tables all the way, if you ask us.
(Btw, you can click the link below for more ideas on incorporating blue!)
…Wrapping things up with a killer cake, like we do.
Kudos to the team below for a fantastic shoot. Cakes, be sure to check ‘em out:
Photography: The Willetts | Wedding Photography / Venue: The Stave Room at American Spirit Works / Planning & Design: Lila Wilson Weddings / Floral Design: Juli Vaughn Designs / Hair & Makeup: Scoobie West & Company / Paper Goods: Hi Note Stationery / Cake: For Goodness Cakes / Linens: Nuage Linens / Drapery: Unique Event Elements / Lounge Seating: Collection Event Rentals / Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited / Plateware: Kate Spade / Dress: Anne Barge from Buckhead Bridals by Guffey’s / Jewelry: J. Crew / Menswear: The Modern Gent / Models: Ursula Weidmann Models
It’s so easy to get lost in the darling pinks and whimsical pastels that come with spring and summer weddings. Then we see something like this. And even mid-July, it sinks in: fall is on its way. The colors Bustle Events went with—marsala, turquoise, browns—are perfect for desert bohemian in any season, yet captivating in another sense too. Moody, sultry, dramatic. We love every bit of this story, as captured by The Hearts Haven:
Marina of Bustle Events says, The design concept for this styled shoot began with the colors of marsala and turquoise and a backdrop of the stunning desert wilderness in mind. The look developed into a little bohemian, a little tribal, and a lot of breathtaking details. The neutral colors of Joshua Tree’s cacti and rock formations begged for rich colored details to help show off Mother Nature’s creations.
Joshua Tree is just the best.
One of my favorite parts of the entire shoot was the ceremony “teepee” created by Leaf it to Lexi. The garlands of deep red carnations mixed with branches and grass details came together so perfectly. I did a fun little DIY project with the floating Ojo de Dios that helped bring in something unexpected and different to the look. They were super simple to make, using a few small dowels and yarn.
More romance in Amanda Madeline‘s film:
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Photography: The Hearts Haven / Videography: Amanda Madeline / Location: Joshua Tree / Design & Coordination: Bustle Events / Hair, Makeup, & Wardrobe Styling: Thorne Artistry / Floral Design: Leaf it to Lexi / Calligraphy & Paper Details: KAKalligraphy / Catering: Waters Fine Foods & Catering / Rentals: Archive Rentals / Skull: Child of Wild / Jewelry: Erin Fader & Shel. Couture