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Entries in creative wedding ideas (7)

Tuesday
Sep112012

kelsi + paul | destination wedding | yellowstone, montana

Aw I just love Kelsi and Paul!

I've known Kelsi since high school because we happened to play softball together! When she contacted me to possibly photograph her wedding I jumped with excitement :D

I'd never been to Yellowstone before either, so extra bonus points. YESSS!

Kelsi and Paul were actually tour guides at the park, and that's how they met. The rest is history! They decided to have the wedding at the same gorgeous place where it all started.

Such happiness :)

Wednesday
Aug222012

sequin + summer | inspirational shoot | sweet sunday + bliss bridal magazine

YESS!

I've been just dying to post these.

Sweet Sunday and Bliss Bridal Magazine partnered to create this BEAUTIFUL inspirational wedding for their magazine! They correctly dubbed it to be Bohemian Elegance :D

Also I just saw that this is featured on Green Wedding Shoes today! Amazing :D

All the amazing vendors that made this happen:

Hair/Makeup: Green Alley Salon
Ladies' Clothing: Southern Hippie
Concept+Rentals+Florals+Styling: Sweet Sunday Events
Photog: EE Photography
Wednesday
Sep072011

we are featured! | pretty little weddings | vintage b & b wedding

Oh I'm so pumped to share that Lauren and Cameron's wedding is featured on Pretty Little Weddings today! YIPPPPIE!!!!

So head on over there to read such a sweet story by Lauren and the inspiration about their day. And make sure to allot some time and check out all the stellar eye candy that awaits. AMAZING!!

 

Monday
Aug082011

we are featured! | wedding chicks | a new jersey bunting wedding

YIPPIE!!! Head on over and check out The Wedding Chicks wedding blog. It is loaded with helpful information, free DIY's and downloads, amazing real weddings, beautiful ideas, and literally thoughts of sweet inspired photographs :D

I'm so excited that Cayla and Ben's wedding is being featured today!

Thursday
May052011

fishing rehearsal | stylized dress rehearsal | dallas wedding photographer

Oh I'm so excited to share this stylized shoot with you all! When I showed up to photograph this mock dress rehearsal, I was THRILLED about all this eye candy! I'll let Shelbi and Chandra share with you the details and inspiration of how this came about:

We began the styling of this photo shoot with a Pearl Harbor theme in mind and gravitated towards an upscale rustic rehearsal dinner. We wanted to incorporate 1940's fashion with a modern flare and incorporate that design into the tablescape, decor and invitation/sign design as well. The use of a fishing net, boat, poles and anchor helped to set the scene for a romantic dinner by the water. At the same time, we used a crisp white tablecloth and natural colors to create a simple and modern setting as well as hints of gold and silver to add a touch of opulence to an otherwise outdoor setting.
 
In keeping with the 1940's theme we used typefaces with vintage flair and spiced them up with a unique color pallets. The pop of bright gold was used in the invitation and the signs to unify the event but also to make it stand out. I found the succulents at Calloway's for $5 a piece in plastic pots and wrapped the pots in rope from Walmart to better fit with the design of the table. These were so easy and inexpensive to make but added such personality to the place settings! I included a step-by-step photo tutorial to show how I wrapped the pots. The hanging clear bottles were empty cream soda bottles used as vases for bunches of baby's breath.

The benches around the table were handmade by my husband who used stumps as support for two old boards. We also used slices of tree stumps to create a chalkboard menu, direction signs and coasters for the table.

I looked everywhere for the perfect fishing net and found one in the most unexpected place! As my husband was gathering wood for to make the benches he discovered a large net lying in the field behind my aunt and uncle's house. In the midst of creating a fort, we have speculated that one of my cousins somehow acquired and later abandoned a batting cage net and thus we found our centerpiece!

 

Yayy!!
Vendors:
Event Design: Shelbi Rampy of Events by Shelbi Rene
Paper Products, Custom signs, and Styling: Three by The Quill Pen
Photography: Erin Woolsey of EE Photography
Dessert Design: Kendra Heard of Skunk and Bee
Fishing Boat: Patrick Drew
 
A special thanks to Preston Rampy for cutting all the wood for our photo shoot. Also thank you to our models: Daniel Bynum, Ashton Lloyd, Preston Rampy, Morgan Watten, Kevin and Katy McKinney and the puppies, Patti and Selma.

 
Clothing vendors:
Antropologie:
- Curved Road Shades in Dark Grey
 
Urban Outfitters:
- Woman's High Waist Navy Shorts
- Urban Renewal Vintage Menswear Suit Vest (actual vintage vests so they change with each store)
 
Nordstrom:
And now DIY time for those adorable place holders!
 
Materials needed:
 
Succulent plant in plastic pot
Rope
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
 
Instructions:
 
Hot glue the rope around plastic pot starting at the top and making your way toward the base (see figures 1 and 2). It is easier to keep the plant inside the pot as it helps the pot maintain its shape. Be sure to push each layer of rope as close as possible to the preceding layer. Glue one layer at a time rather than trying to glue the entire pot at once. When you have finished wrapping cut off the excess rope.