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 Irish Bride : Whidbey Island Wedding Inspiration

In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with green year round, especially along the coastline. Yet, I still find myself feeling giddy at the thought of spring, bringing fresh buds to the trees and a sweet, clean smell to the air. Our bridal shoot was inspired by the cool, early days of spring along the romantic coastline of Whidbey Island, WA. The green rolling hills, weathered farmhouses, and gray misty coast set the perfect backdrop for an ethereal shoot, transporting us to the Irish countryside. Go ahead and get lost…

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2014-03-17_0002The dress choice was inspired by intricate Irish lace crochet, a popular choice for wedding dresses in the early twentieth century, fitting perfectly with the beaded floral headpiece and authentic vintage jewelry.2014-03-17_0003 2014-03-17_0004 2014-03-17_0006 2014-03-17_0005The color palette was pulled from the picturesque surroundings and stemmed from a base of ivories, golds and deep emeralds, which were worked in through floral and accessory choice.2014-03-17_0007 2014-03-17_0008 2014-03-17_0009

The wonderful team of like-minded, creative women behind the scenes really made this shoot come alive. It is so refreshing to work with talented individuals who truly love what they do and can effectively collaborate, while enjoying each and every minute. We weathered cold temperatures and some seriously harsh winds, but these whimsical photos made it all worthwhile.

Styling and Floral Design: Darien Leigh Events & Design
Photos: Lora Grady
Dress: Unveiled Bridal Boutique (Saison Blanche)
Hair/Makeup: Hair by Ceann Cherry
Hairpiece: Lacielle Roselle
Earrings: Unveiled Bridal Boutique (Everything Angelic)
Vintage Ring, Vintage Brooch: Rhinestone Rosie

A Pretty Little Downpour : Bridesmaid Inspiration

With the onset of spring, inevitably comes rain. On the upside, spring also brings brightly colored tulips. My mom is an avid gardener. I can remember getting so excited at the first sign of those bright green stalks popping through the soil. When I saw the stores filling with tulips I had to put together a little something to celebrate. I crafted this bouquet of tulips, ranunculus and roses, and then styled a simple little shoot to celebrate the coming season (great bridesmaid/bridal inspiration!). Of course, like any good Seattle spring day, it rained. Really rained. But you wouldn’t know how bad it actually was with the photographic talents of Lora Grady. Plus, I happen to think the raindrops made it look extra romantic.2014-03-04_0011

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Photos: Lora Grady

Dress, Ring, Earrings: Nordstrom