We love engagement shoots. They give you and your babe a chance to have photos of just the two of you before the big day, but what about just having a little sesh to yourself? We’re starting to see more bridal shoots pop up and absolutely love them. You’ve obviously spent some nice dough on a dress you wish you could wear more than once, so we say hire a photographer for a couple of hours, head out to a secluded spot and capture ‘the dress’. It’s easy to do when you’re bride in a Sarah Seven dress holding a stunning bouquet by Bows and Arrows, and have Heather Hawkins photographing you though, yes?
We love it when you can tell what kind of wedding a couple is going to have from their wedding invitations. In this case, Amy + Tim’s wedding, captured by Kris Holland, was a casual vintage wedding with a handmade feel (just like their cute DIY invitations). They also found history and charm in their wedding venue, the Milfori House, a restored farmhouse from the 1800′s that honored their deep family roots in the gold country of California. It was exactly what they’d been looking for, and with the help of family & friends, their rustic outdoor celebration was a hit.
My bridal bouquet had “café au lait” dahlias, “embrace” dahlias, flame mini callas, ivory dahlias and craspedia pods. The stems were wrapped in a cream silk and incorporated my grandmother’s brooch. The brooch was my something blue and meant so much to me since my Grandmother had passed on. I felt like I had a bit of her with me down the aisle.
This inspiration shoot was born of the love for spring, its blooming flowers and all it’s glory in New York City. Take these elements and incorporate them into one of Brooklyn’s chicest venue’s, Wythe Hotel, and you have city charm coupled with a touch of nature perfectly tied together in one gorgeous event. This shoot also emphasizes the playfulness of both Amber Gress and Viva Max‘s personalities, as well as their love for color, which is why this shoot was a perfect fit for them to work on together.
Can it get more adorable than this bow hairstyle? This do is becoming our new obsession. Especially after seeing it modeled on our very own Amanda. We recently had a little hair day with Fiore Beauty to see how exactly one gets the bow look and couldn’t resist sharing the tutorial. Summer brides, we hope to see some of you pulling this off at your weddings! It’s crazy cute. So, want to learn how to do it yourself? Check out our lil’ video we made just for you!
Yesterday we were all about tissue paper poms, and now today we’re really feeling the paper rosette look. Jennifer made an entire wall of them as the backdrop for their sweets table, and it’s pretty glorious. Growing up in West Michigan the water played a large role in their childhoods and summers together, so they choose a Lake house for its wrap around porch and panoramic views of the water. It was just the right amount of personal, creative and fun that they wanted with lots of DIY touches.
Jennifer’s bridal bouquet recipe: coral cottage roses, coral and white dahlias, white ranunculus, dusty miller, and succulents.