Whimsical Styled Wedding – Princeton, West Virginia

You may remember that we featured wedding at The DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Travis Collis was the coordinator. Jasmine White, the photographer, had worked with him before on another wedding, and he is apparently so incredibly fabulous at what he does. He made the experience shooting at The DreamMore so positive that she called him up a week or so later and asked him if he’d be interested in coordinating her dream styled shoot, and he was all in.

Fast forward a little – they set a date, she explained her vision to Travis, and let him run with it! Between the two of them, they were able to secure the most amazing vendor lineup for this styled shoot – which included two florists and that really helped to put this styled wedding over the top.

VENDORS

Photographer: Jasmine White Photography // Venue: The White House Farm // Models: Bethany Justus & Domonique Sherell Mabe & Ashton White & Ashley Bowyer // Personal Stylist: The Polished Pinkie Nail Salon // Bakery: Tonya Sutphin // Floral Designer: Flower Paradise Florist & Roller Floral by Ray and Lillies Flowers // Hair Stylist: Klassy Kuts & Carlie Semonco // Event Rentals: Vintage Moss // Paper Props: Invitations by Laura // Makeup Artist: Beauty by Kearston // Dress Store & Groomsman Attire: Bridal Central // Event Planner: Travis Collis // Officiant: Todd A Gray, Wedding Officiant

Feb 21, 2018

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Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin Engagement – Alexander City, Alabama – Shelby & Ryan

Shelby and Ryan chose the Children’s Harbor area at Lake Martin for their engagement session, and it looks perfect! They love that location because they spend so much time there and they also wanted their wedding to be there.

It’s where Ryan proposed precisely a week before Christmas! After Shelby, of course, said yes, Ryan had surprised Shelby with both her and his entire family there waiting to celebrate over brunch!

It’s such a quintessential place for a southern engagement session or wedding, with the beautiful white chapel being in such a perfect location right by the water.  One of the unique parts is the long dock that stretches close to fifty yards away from the shore into the lake. That definitely made for some gorgeous photographs for this beautiful couple!

We think that they chose their outfits very wisely to fit in well with the location, and thankfully the rain subsided long enough for them to capture all of their engagement images! Apparently, it was no longer than 30 seconds after the last photo that it started raining. Great timing!

Thank you to Allison Nichole Photography for sharing these photos with us.

Feb 21, 2018

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Barclay Villa Wedding – Angier, North Carolina – Michelle & Brooks

Michelle and Brooks tied the knot at Barclay Villa, and Michelle describes it as “regal and princess-like, kinda what I have always pictured as a child getting married at.” She wanted the flowers throughout the day to have a backyard garden feel, and they certainly did. The arrangements were made from hydrangeas and pink tulips with ivy incorporated.
 
Michelle had five bridesmaids who were all very close and dear friends of hers for 20 or more years! Brooks also had five groomsmen who were also childhood friends.
 
The wedding dress was a white sweetheart neckline that was fitted down to mid-thigh then the flared out with tiered ruffles, and Michelle’s makeup was a very natural and minimal look. Their wedding cake was four tiers that were also simplistic in style it was grey and had coral flowers cascading down the side to match the colour and theme of the wedding.
 
The wedding favours were the photo booth pictures that had the couples wedding logo on – a sweet little personal something to take home and display.

VENDORS

Photographer: In His Image Photography // Venue: Barclay Villa // Event Planner: Totally Beautiful Moments // Makeup Artist: Facing Paris B // Floral Designer: Fallon’s Flowers // Beauty: Precious Illusions Hair Studio // Cake Designer: Cake Couture Boutique // Caterer: Cake Couture Boutique

Feb 20, 2018

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A Paris Engagement – Paris, France – Autumn & Darius

Autumn and Darius met in College a few years ago, and have been in a long distance relationship ever since. Autumn lives in Maryland, and Darius is across the pond in London! Even though these two only get to see each other once a month, their bond and love for each other is as strong as ever. She often visits him in London and had always talked about how much she wanted to visit Paris. Darius surprised her by taking her to Paris last year, and one night as they gazed at the Eiffel Tower, he got down on one knee and proposed! She said it was the best night of her life and she was completely surprised.  

They hopped around to all of the iconic spots in the city to have their engagement pictures taken.

Feb 20, 2018

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Waterfall Engagement at Ohiopyle – Farmington, Pennsylvania – Stephanie & Josh

Josh originally proposed to Stephanie at Kentuck Knob, a scenic overlook at Ohiopyle park, and they wanted to take their engagement photos there. There’s a beautiful waterfall, Cucumber Falls, and they’d discussed maybe taking some portraits there as well. They were hoping to get a few photographs behind the waterfall, even though they weren’t sure quite how wet they’d get taking them. Their adventurous nature got them some wonderful shots, and a great memory of the day they spent together.

Thank you to Caroline Moore Photography for sharing these images with us.

Feb 19, 2018

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Bella Vista Winery Styled Shoot – Temecula, California

This styled shoot was to add some imagery for Bella Vista’s new Wedding and Events Department. The team were going for the most popular palette which is blush, with pops of burgundy and navy with mixed textures from shiny metals to soft sheer fabrics. The theme was an elegant but rustic look. 

Linda, this styled shoot coordinator, gathered all the vendors that Bella Vista Winery is using for their new inclusive package and preferred vendors list.
 
The spaces were decorated with sheer fabric, embossed fabric, shiny metals, crystals, beautiful arrangements that offered a variety of textures and colours as well as delicate china.
The flowers were stunningly beautiful blush and burgundy roses, like the garden roses and quicksand roses. The arrangements unified the look between the custom rentals, designer dress and navy tux.
 
The shoot was personalised by having a real couple (David and Carly). We absolutely love styled shoots with real couples, especially when the photographs are so special for the pair. In this case, the photographer was able to give them pictures in Carly’s wedding dress since they were not able to get any pictures from their wedding.
 
The groom wore a classy, slim fit navy peak lapel tuxedo with navy accessories, and the bride wore a custom-designed dress by Jaime Elyse. The design was a silk mermaid dress with French lace adorned with scallop trim.
 

VENDORS

Photographer: Matty Fran Photography // Venue: Bella Vista Winery // Design & Decor: Temecula Valley Party and Event Rentals // Mens Attire: A Class Act Tuxedo // Floral Designer: Heather Christan Designs LLC // Dress Designer: Jaime Elyse Official // Makeup Artist: Tamara O’Shell // Hair Stylist: Tamara O’Shell

Feb 19, 2018

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Heinz History Center Wedding – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Laura & Tommy

In the autumn of 2013, Tommy and Laura met whilst they were both students at Marshall University in West Virginia. Once they began talking, they dated shortly after and they’ve been inseparable ever since!

Laura says that when it came to the proposal “Tommy is someone who tries his hardest to always surprise me, but is not the best at keeping secrets. Any time a holiday or birthday came up, I always found out what I was getting or what we were doing before the actual celebration. So when the day came for him to propose, I was sure I would know when and where it would be happening.

“One Friday, Tommy mentioned he had a site visit in Santa Monica early in the day. He said I should come with him because it would only take 15 minutes, and we could then enjoy the rest of the day for a ‘date night.’ I didn’t think anything of it because we have done this before. 

“Friday rolled around and we were on our way down to Santa Monica. Tommy received a call from work saying his client cancelled at the last minute. Because we were halfway there already, his work just let him have the rest of the day off. We parked at the beach, and Tommy suggested we go to the pier first to watch the sunset.

“We walked all the way to end and down the stairs to enjoy it. After a minute or so, we started to walk up the stairs. Tommy said to me, ‘You know Laura, I want to spend the rest of my life with you…’ As he was saying this to me, we had reached the top of the stairs, and then everything happened in a matter of seconds. Across from me, four people stood with signs spelling out the words: “Will you marry me?” (I later found out these were my friends who had flown in for this!) Behind Tommy, there were street performers singing ‘Marry Me’ by Bruno Mars, and a photographer was capturing every single moment (thanks, Flytographer!). Tommy got down on one knee, pulled out the ring and asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ – and I said ‘Yes!’

“I was in awe and, quite frankly, extremely surprised! I had no clue he had this up his sleeve and could not believe all the details he had planned for this exact moment. It was just a typical Friday evening that turned into a day filled with surprise, excitement, laughter and celebration that we will never forget.”

The colours of this wedding day were peach, blush and greenery. Laura had the wedding colours picked out for a while. Peach (the primary colour) is meaningful because when she was little, her grandmother (on her mother’s side who is 100% Italian and was fluent in Italian) called her “piccinina”; which means little girl in Italian. From there, her dad shortened the saying (and Americanized it a bit) by calling her “my peach”. “He rarely calls me anything other than peach, and it’s always been my thing. When my grandmother passed, I knew I wanted to honour her in a way, and I have “piccinina” tattooed on my foot.”

VENDORS

Photographer: Leeann Marie, Wedding Photographers // Venue: Heinz History Center // Floral Designer: Blumengarten Florist // DJ: Pittsburgh DJ Company // Transportation: Molly’s Trolley’s // Makeup Artist: Ciel Cosmetics // Beauty: Classic Hair and Makeup // Cake Designer: Bella Christies and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique // Caterer: Common Plea Catering // Linens & Coverings: Mosaic, Inc.

Feb 18, 2018

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Mayowood Stone Barn Wedding – Rochester, Minnesota – Abby & Peter

Abby and Peter are a fun, adventurous couple and said that when they toured the Mayowood Stone Barn it “just felt right” for the location of their wedding. 

On their wedding day, they opted to do two ceremonies – one outside quickly before the rain decided to show up, and the second ceremony with all of their guests inside the barn loft.

The colours for the day were beautiful touches of gold and a soft palette. The bridesmaids wore different dresses that were boho inspired and the men wore navy with ties and suspenders. In the barn, the decor was gold with touches of dark and light colours.

The bride and groom were the stars of the night but in a close second place were the grooms grandparents, who celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary this year!

VENDORS

Photographer: Eileen K Photography // Venue: Mayowood Stone Barn // Dress Store: A and Be’ Bridal // Caterer: The Canadian Honker // Officiant: Grand Avenue Wedding Officiants

Feb 18, 2018

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Wedding Advice – Enjoy the day – Sarah & Stephen

“Enjoy the day, and don’t let anything stress you out! Things may go wrong, but in the scope of things they aren’t important, and as long as you’re happy and smiling, your guests and everyone else will take the cue from you to enjoy themselves too!”

 

Sarah & Stephen
Married in Concord, North Carolina, USA

Images by Images by Amber Robinson

Feb 17, 2018

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