Woodland Anniversary Session : Bridal Bouquet

My lovely friend Lora Grady of Lora Grady Photography and her darling hubby Dan celebrated their anniversary with a rustic woodland photo shoot, captured by Alyssia B. Photography. I put together a coordinating bouquet of creamy white ranunculus and spray roses. The bouquet was romantic and lush with lots of green, like it had been recently gathered from the surrounding fields and trees. I love how the bouquet complimented the textures of their wardrobe: the lace in Lora’s dress, the leather shoes and belt, and the gray wool of Dan’s jacket. The result? Images that perfectly resonate Lora’s beauty, both inside and out!

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Capturing an intimate moment in time, like your anniversary, is a beautiful way to preserve memories. I would love to help you coordinate your next bridal, lifestyle or anniversary shoot. Connect with me and let’s start dreaming…

Vendors:

Photography | Alyssia B. Photography

Floral Design | Darien Leigh Events & Design

Headpiece | Lacielle Roselle

Dress | Anthropologie

Whimsical Spring Bridal Session

A woman’s bridal gown is so much more than a dress. It’s a symbol of love, hope, family, youth and happiness. For some, the dress defines the event itself, and for others the type of event dictates the dress choice. Either way, your dress becomes an heirloom, whether you decide to keep it, or it’s forever preserved in photos. A stylized bridal session like this is one beautiful way to ensure your dress gets its proper moment in history…

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I’d love to help you style your bridal session. Connect with me and let’s start dreaming.

Vendors:

Floral Design: Darien Leigh Events & Design 

Photography: Lora Grady Photography

Dress Shop: Unveiled Bridal Boutique

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

 

Our Wedding Day : Part One

In celebration of our upcoming anniversary (April 19th!) I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos from the first half of our wedding day in Saratoga Springs, NY. It was beautiful outside, in the low 70s (almost unheard of for April), and we spent the morning getting ready with our closest friends and family. The entire day was so lighthearted, I can’t help but grin when I see the smiling faces of everyone around us…

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Photos by: Gallery 9 North

Lovely Leather : Wedding Invite Inspiration

A trend I’ve noticed popping up more and more in the wedding world is the incorporation of leather into the paper goods. Depending on how it’s done, I think it can make a seriously sophisticated statement, especially when paired with beautiful gold calligraphy. I love the masculine touch it adds to more feminine details like flowers and fine china. It also fits with a range of styles, from rustic to elegant or bohemian. Here’s a look at a few of my favorite ways I’ve seen it done:

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Photo 1: Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Photo 2: Pinterest via MStarr Event Design ; Photo 3: Cassidy Brooke Photography; Photo 4: Mark Brooke Photography; Photo 5: Pinterest via Oh So Beautiful Paper; Photo 6: Etsy; Photo 7: Martha Stewart Weddings

April Love : Our Wedding

April is one of my favorite months for several reasons: One being it’s that time of year when new life becomes abundant and my favorite flowers start to bloom (hello peonies!). Two, I love the soft colors that come with spring (white, blush, peach, butter yellow, cool mint…swoon). And last but not least, it’s the month I said “I do” to my best friend and partner in crime. I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since we walked down the aisle. Last year at this time I was busy finalizing details and welcoming family and friends into town. This year, we’ll be spending our anniversary tucked away at a quiet winery in British Columbia, and while I miss the excitement of the impending big day, it’ll be nice to just relax and refocus on each other. Here’s a look at one of my favorite photos from that day. More to come as our date gets closer!

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Photo by: Gallery 9 North

Berry Crisp : Easy & Delicious Dessert

Who said crisp was a thing of the fall!? When I had a craving for those cinnamony-sugar crumbles, I decided to improvise and use the ingredients I had. This tangy but sweet berry crisp was the result, and when topped with a dollop of old fashioned vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream it becomes dessert at its finest (and it only takes about a half hour from start to finish!) When baked individually, it would make a wonderful addition to a dessert bar at a rustic wedding, and can even be packaged up as a pretty little favor (sans cream of course!).

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Seattle Love : Seattle Wedding Planner

Moving to Seattle was never on my radar growing up. From upstate New York, it was distant land that mainly existed in Grey’s Anatomy episodes. But it’s kind of funny because the idea of the city has seemed to follow me throughout my life. In fifth grade we did a project on the fifty states. For some reason, I was drawn to Washington and chose to study Seattle and it’s surroundings. Little did my 10 year-old self know then, this city would become such a large part of who I am.

2014-03-04_0004I love it’s history and it’s sense of youth. This city makes you feel your big dreams are valid and attainable. There is this drive for the discovery of new things; things few others have yet to try or do. Yes, some would call this “hipster”, but I think it’s exciting.

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This city is full of tiny corner shops and bustling market streets. It doesn’t rain quite as often as everyone says it does, and it’s home to an extraordinary set of active, creative people trying to make their mark.

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This city has taught me that the world isn’t as large as we think it is, and with some hard work and the right people in your corner, anything is possible.

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Photos: Lora Grady

Refreshing and Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Yesterday’s weather was absolutely beautiful. One of those spring days you can’t let pass without spending time outside for fear it will all be gone tomorrow, which is exactly what happened. So on this drizzly day, I’m bringing back some of yesterday’s magic with its warm golden sun and cool, clean spring air….Mint inspiration

refreshing and romanticDoor: via Pinterest; Cake: The Cake Whisperer, Photo by AMB Photo; Mint Dress: Nordstrom; Bouquet: Photo by Lexia Frank; Chair: Anthropolgie; Tabletop: Rebecca Reategui Weddings & Special Events, Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz;  Invitations: The First Snow

Southern-Style Bridal Inspiration : Happy Spring!

Here’s an inspiration board I whipped up for a project I have going on this weekend. Can’t wait to share the beautiful results with you!inspiration 3

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Credits: Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop, Earrings: Southern Love, Invites: Lennah Press, Photo by Elisa Bricker, Linens: Alder & Co., Men: Pinterest via Grey Likes Weddings, Bowtie: Photo by Troy Grover Photographers, Bar: Pinterest via Southern Weddings, Chalkboard: Photo by Laura Murray Photography

 

Bohemian Bridal Inspiration

This bohemian bridal inspiration leaves me longing the warm days of summer with its soft glow of evening light…boho inspiration

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Bride and Groom Photo: May Carlson Fine Art Photography, Bride Photo: The Nichols, flowers by Nouveau Romantics, Lantern Photo: Aaron Delesie, Invite Photo: Kzphoto, Wheat Photo: Thea via Flickr, Floral Crown Photo: Alyssia B Photography