We have a special treat for everyone today! Instead of me gushing about Rebecca and Thomas’ stunning wedding, we’ve enlisted the bride herself to spill all the details….
I was not the little girl who dreamt up every detail of her wedding, which is surprising because I am a planner at heart. I always have a list of things going. To me, the wedding was something I wanted the man I was to marry to contribute ideas to. As we began planning, it became clear we had different ideas. My vision of muted pinks, mint green and white was quickly vetoed. So, I asked him what his ideal wedding color scheme would be, and I kid you not, the man I love more than life itself answered “rainbow”. Literally wanted a rainbow on his tie. After both calling each other crazy, we dropped the discussion to talk about again after more realistic thought went into it. Neither of us knew what direction to take in fear of getting our ideas shot down again so we turned to the experts of pinterest. Those who had gone before us. We searched high and low, and then suddenly, there it was. I saw one of the most beautiful flower arrangements and had to have them, and Tommy felt the same….
It wasn’t a simple color scheme either. Dark blue. Light blue. Orange. Gray. White. I wish I could thank the bride who used these flowers in her wedding because I literally had the same exact bouquet, down to the ribbon. Thank you random person, you made my wedding beautiful. And Laura Williams, a dear friend and true artist in the field of flowers, made that bouquet come to life at our wedding. When I look back on our wedding day, I can’t help but mention how beautiful those flowers are. The inspiration behind every other decorative piece of our wedding….
One of the easiest decisions we made for our wedding, was dessert. I had my first taste of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Chicago sometime around Fall of 2010. You could call me obsessed, but I like to think of myself as a connoisseur. Though I never really liked the idea of cupcakes instead of an actual cake at a wedding, I knew I would be happiest with Sprinkles, and even saved money this way. In fact, it was such a happy revelation when I realized every anniversary could be celebrated with a fresh cupcake (but thankfully Tom brings them home for me more often than is healthy, but neither of us are complaining). I had so much fun looking around finding different cake stands, and even making some myself. Opting for cupcakes gave me the opportunity to get more creative with my wedding. Adding fabric strips behind the table was just the touch it needed….
For a day that we’ll remember forever, we’re still so glad we get to take home all the beautiful picture reminders of the day we became one. And for that, we have George Street Photography to thank. It is impossible to take in everything that happens on your wedding day. I’ve already had moments where I ask myself “did I remember to…” and have to look back through pictures to remind myself. Investing in the memory of our wedding was our first priority and we’re so happy we did. Our wedding lasted one day – but it was the start of our forever. Our always. For this we are blessed and humbled. What an amazing journey getting to that day was, and how amazing it still is!
Dress, Veil, and Garter: David’s Bridal / Sash: “Bridal Shoppe” on Etsy / Shoes: Payless / Bridesmaids Dresses: Dress Sale / Flowers: Laura Williams, Poppyhill Flowers / Wedding Planner: Heidi Georgiades / Suits: Glendale Suit Gallery / Venue: Calamigos Ranch / DJ: Rob Schwandt / Cupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Today’s wedding color inspiration is an homage to one of our favorite holiday’s — Thanksgiving! And, in celebration of this homely holiday we decided to add a fun, fresh take to the traditional turkey day colors. Accenting the warm fall browns, oranges and creams is a color that we don’t typically see at many weddings, aqua. While a powerful color alone, aqua adds the perfect touch to any soft-hued fall wedding palette!
Congratulations! You’re engaged! This means wedding planning is on top of mind for the next couple months. However, one thing many brides forget to plan for is becoming comfortable in front of the camera. Unless you’re Heidi Klum, chances are you haven’t had a ton of experience with cameras following you around. Engagement sessions are the perfect way to help ease the nerves ahead of the big day. So, to make sure you get the most out of your e-session we’ve enlisted the help of Carlita and Kwame, our real bride and groom to be who know how to rock a photo shoot! Keep reading for some tips on what to do, wear and bring to your engagement session!
Tip #1: Wear Bright Clothes. Bright clothes, like Carlita’s, look great in print! If vibrant colors aren’t usually your thing, try incorporating colorful accessories to bring pops of personality to your outfit. Color coordination is also key for engagement sessions. We don’t recommend you match exactly, but pick colors that compliment each other, like Kwame’s salmon color button up.
Tip #2: Wear clothes that fit you well and bring a backup. Don’t wear anything too baggy or too tight, as the camera will accentuate this. While Carlita stuck with one outfit, it’s always safe to bring a backup in case you don’t like the way your first choice looks on camera.
Tip #3: Relax. The photographer is there to capture your love for each other, so feel free to ignore their presence and act natural. They will direct you as needed.
Tip #4: Bring props. Props are great for those of you that are a bit more camera shy, because it takes some of the attention away from you. Get fun and creative with your props — think hobbies, interests and styles that you both share!
Tip #5: Last, but certainly not least, show your LOVE! For the gentlemen, kisses on the forehead, cheek, and nose are always so sweet. Ladies, smile and close your eyes while he kisses you (the photograph above says it all). Do what you can to get a reaction out of each other, and get the laughter flowing, those moments are priceless. Above all…BE YOURSELVES.
While it means the cold weather is near, we just love fall! After a long hot summer, there’s nothing better than breaking out those comfy sweaters and watching the green leaves transform into a breathtaking array of oranges and reds. And, what better way to get in the spirit of the season than with some equally gorgeous fall wedding colors and details!
I think these three colors together are brilliant! Full of life and perfect for ANY season! I love how the brightness of orange looks paired with a softer green and a classic white. What do you think? Considering incorporating these lovely shades into your day?
This color combination is so fun & fresh! If you’re the kind of bride who LOVES color this is a great option for you. If you’d like something more subtle try adding hints of these shades for a nice pop!
This post is for all of you color lovers out there! Neons are going to be huge in 2012 so we thought we’d put some inspiration out there for those of you who are wanting to add a burst of color to your special day. Not feeling brave enough to smother your whole wedding in these neon hues? Try adding small touches of neon here and there that will pop without being too overwhelming. Using a bright backdrop for photos or having brightly colored treats for your guests are both great ideas!