Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Rainy Barn Wedding

I have to share some of these majorly swoon-worthy wedding images from Braedon Photography. To start, the bridal parties attire has me crushing big time! From the buffalo plaid ties, chic bridesmaids in neutrals and boots, and the stunning bride wrapped in the most adorable little sweater - I cannot get enough! Oh and not to mention the beautiful towering trees, rustic barn and stunning florals!

The thing that stood out most to me while swooning over this wedding however? A beautiful little quote, "...a wet knot is harder to untie". So the saying must be true, rain on your wedding day is good luck! And to be honest after seeing these beautiful images, I would be okay with a little rain too!

Photography: Braedon Photography
Source: Rustic Wedding Chic

Monday, May 28, 2012

{Real Wedding} Vintage Military Wedding

Happy Memorial Day! I couldn't think of a better shoot to share today - over the span of this gorgeous couples relationship, the groom Brian was in the service and saw deployment twice during this time. The sweet love story, vintage details, and breathtaking florals were captured through the lens of the talented Brandon Kidd. A big thank-you to Brian and all those that have and continue to serve - you are truly appreciated!

Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Mon Amie Bridal in Costa Mesa
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Caterer: The Villa
Floral Design: Floral Occasions
Photography: Brandon Kidd
Source: Green Wedding Shoes
Stationary: Joycee Designs
Venues: The Villa – San Juan Capistrano

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Montana BBQ Rehearsal Dinner

It isn't too often that I feature a rehearsal dinner and the truth is, they are pretty easy to overlook due to majority of every brides focus (myself included) on the big day!

Well this BBQ inspired rehearsal, from Carter & Cook Event Co. and Habitat Floral Studio, has me rethinking everything - from the fabulous rustic Montana venue to the down home country atmosphere, lets just say I am inspired big time!

From Lindsay (the bride): Friday night we hosted a Welcome BBQ for all guests on the banks of the Blackfoot river. Guests sat at picnic tables and feasted on typical BBQ fare — brisket, fried chicken, baked beans, grilled corn, and s’more bread pudding. We did a microbrew tasting featuring beers from Bitterroot Brewing Company — the brewery in my dad’s hometown of Hamilton, Montana — and guests went home with customized Bitterroot Brewing Company pint glasses. Lots of Bulliet Bourbon was also served — a favorite of Steve’s [the groom]. Guests were entertained with hatchet throwing (yes, this combined with the beer tasting/bourbon drinking did give me a little scare but the husband really wanted this one), roping lessons, and fly fishing lessons. 10 Foot Tall and 80 Proof kept us dancing with their unique combination of rock, country, and blue grass music!

Floral Design: Habitat Floral Studio
Photography: Michele M Waite
Source: Green Wedding Shoes
Style & Design: Carter & Cook Event Co.
Venue: The Resort at Paws Up

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Groomsmen in Plaid

When it comes to weddings, we all know that the brides fashion typically takes center stage - but what about the guys?! For my wedding, I am thinking something a little non-traditional ... groomsmen in plaid! Whether a simple touch seen in a bow tie and tie or all out plaid shirts, let's just say I am head over heels for the look! A more recent trend seen within the wedding world, not only is the look perfect for the laid back groom but it also adds an undeniable southern charm that I love!  Naturally I couldn't resist sharing some of my favorite plaid looks that have me inspired;  

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 So what's the consensus - are you a fan of groomsmen in plaid?