wedding wednesdays : 6.27.12

This week, let’s get started with two gorgeous posts from the wonderful world of Southern Weddings:

I just can’t get over the flowers in this wedding. They are stunning! (And the glitter wrapped boutonniere?! Oh my word!!!)

photo credit : christina carroll

post credit : southern weddings

And don’t you just wish you had been at this next wedding? I love all of the bright colors and all of the warmth and all of the FUN! Great job capturing this beautiful day, Nancy Ray!

image credit : nancy ray photography

post credit : southern weddings

Why haven’t people been doing this forever?! What a great wedding idea: trail mix favors!

Trail mix in mason jars as a farm wedding favor

Trail mix in mason jars as a farm wedding favor

Trail mix in mason jars as a farm wedding favor

post credit : i love farm weddings

And to close: this beautiful video. Wow.

video credit : the cana family

wedding wednesday : 6.13.12

How much fun is this wedding?! Love the bright colors and sweet details and pure JOY!

image credit : IRIS photography

post credit : style me pretty

This groom requested that their wedding colors be blue and orange, the colors of his beloved Denver Broncos. While most brides would probably be appalled by such a request, this one took it and ran with it! (And FYI, if my fiance asked me that, I’d know for sure that we were made for each other. For real.) Also – this is a backyard wedding. Backyard! Can you believe it?! SO beautiful!

image credit : revert photo

post credit : style me pretty destination

Oh my GOODNESS! Unbelievably gorgeous, unique, and sweetly country. What a perfect day! Please go check out the whole post here!

image credit : dave lapham photography

post credit : southern weddings

wedding wednesdays : 6.6.12

People.

PEOPLE!

I’m about to go into full-fledged gushing mode. We’re going for quality over quantity this week and let me tell you…there is some fabulous quality up ahead!

I was a little surprised to see a Rochester wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. I was a lot surprised when I began to scroll through the post and realized that I knew the bride!!! I was NOT AT ALL surprised that her wedding turned out as it did: a beautifully coordinated day full of vintage charm and meaningful details. Congratulations, Jenna!!! I’m so happy for you!

image credit : t & s hughes photography

post credit : style me pretty new york

The one starts out with a bang: just take a look at those invitations! And then that bouquet! And then the flowered arch! And seriously…I can’t even talk about the cake. (But if you want to spend the rest of your day in sugar-themed dreams, just check out the bakery’s website.)

San Juan Capistrano wedding

San Juan Capistrano wedding

illustrated wedding menuSweet and Saucy Shop wedding cake

image credit : KLK photography

post credit : 100 layer cake

This wedding…OH, this wedding! From start to finish it makes me jump up and down and squeal in delight. If I could put every single picture in this post I would, but since I can’t I have to implore you to go check it out for yourselves in full detail right now. It’s absolutely one of my favorite weddings EVER!

image credit : the reason

post credit : southern weddings

wedding wednesdays : 5.30.12

We’re doing something a little different for Wedding Wednesdays today. Instead of sharing gorgeous weddings, I want to share the gorgeous work of some of my very favorite photographers. Just because they’re AMAZING! These people are talented, committed to their craft, and they work HARD. That combination results in the heart-leaping-out-of-your-chest beauty you’ll find on each of their websites and blogs.

Seriously, your day will be better if you take a few minutes to take a peek through their eyes:

amy paulson

(you need to see these!)

gina zeidler

(you need to see these!)

love the schultzes

(you need to see these!)

nancy noble

(you need to see these!)

nancy ray

(you need to see these!)

ryan estes

(you need to see these!)

shannon nicole smith

(you need to see these!)

wedding wednesday : 5.23.12

I was so excited to see this wedding posted on the SW blog last week. It’s my favorite from V4!!!

image credit : jonathan canlas photography

post credit : southern weddings

This looks like such a sweet wedding. Love the bright colors!

image credit : anne skidmore weddings

post credit : style me pretty

I think the yellow shoes make this whole day. So pretty.

image credit : akil bennett photography

post credit : style me pretty

You had me at bouquet. GORGEOUS!

image credit : louisa bailey weddings

post credit : style me pretty

This is an oldie from the favorites archive, but I just LOVE this wedding!!! Who can say no to a wedding with fried chicken and biscuits?!

image credit : ulmer studios

post credit : southern weddings

wedding wednesdays : 5.16.12

Oh. My. Goodness. This wedding is a beauty! That citrus trellis arch is going to be making an appearance in my dreams.

image credit : troy grover

post credit : style me pretty

I want to be friends with this couple. They look like so much fun!!! The hitchhiking pic is classic.

Ben Sheriff Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - real barn wedding in California

Ben Sheriff Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - real barn wedding in California

Ben Sheriff Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - real barn wedding in California

Ben Sheriff Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - real barn wedding in California

image credit : ben sheriff photography

post credit : I love farm weddings

The dress, the flowers, the venue…all of it is just so elegant. Gorgeous!

Claire Pettibone Dress Veil Ivory Bouquet Ribbons

Claire Pettibone Dress Veil Spanish Moss Oaks

image credit : jose villa

post credit : once wed

Bold and beautiful with eye-catching details, what more can you ask for?!

love balloons

rose and gold centerpiece

gold napkins

red and pink floral bouquet

image credit : ryan ray

post credit : 100 layer cake

wedding wednesday : 5.9.12

Let’s start this post off right. With this guy…

Stevie T Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings - rustic Maryland farm wedding

Stevie T Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings - rustic Maryland farm wedding

Stevie T Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings - rustic Maryland farm wedding

Dear I love farm weddings, I love you. And farm weddings. Particularly this one.

image credit : stevie t photography

post credit : i love farm weddings

I just can’t stop thinking about the amazing color contrast in these bridesmaid dresses…perfect!

image credit : emilie inc.

post credit : style me pretty massachusetts

Holy COLOR! Oh my goodness…I think one of my many color-lovin’ blood vessels burst while scrolling through these pictures. What a fun styled shoot!

image credit : peacock photography

post credit : southern weddings

I knew from the first picture (which is also the first picture here) that I was going to love this wedding. The venue, the gown, the flowers, the CAKE…it’s all just filled to the brim with soft, romantic beauty.

image credit : vitalic photo

post credit : southern weddings

A short list today. But when it’s filled with so much quality, how can you ask for more quantity?! Gems of weddings, these.

weddings wednesdays : 4.25.12

I’m so glad this feature is back.

This week’s Wedding Wednesday is SO full of beauty I can hardly contain my enthusiasm! Let’s dive right in:

Oh my word…THIS WEDDING! I love every single thing about it! The bold, beautiful colors splattered in between bright whites, the whimsical details, the emphasis on fun and warmth that emanates from every photo. It’s a winner in every way!
Laura Ivanova Photography and Elizabeth Anne Weddings featured on I Love Farm Weddings - Northern MN Grandview Lodge wedding

Laura Ivanova Photography and Elizabeth Anne Weddings featured on I Love Farm Weddings - Northern MN Grandview Lodge wedding

Laura Ivanova Photography and Elizabeth Anne Weddings featured on I Love Farm Weddings - Northern MN Grandview Lodge wedding

image credit : laura ivanova photography

post credit : i love farm weddings

I’m a sucker for succulents. And they are all over the place in this wedding! I’m especially a fan of the row lining the ceremony chairs.

image credit : kate harrison photography

post credit : style me pretty

So many beautiful, handmade details in this sweet Texas wedding. Love the bride’s hair, too!

image credit : kelly hornberger photography

post credit : southern weddings

There are literally no words for how much I love this bouquet. I could have added all of the rest of the wedding photos too…but this arrangement is so stunning I just couldn’t do anything but showcase it alone!

image credit : ben q photography

post credit : style me pretty

How gorgeous is this dress??? And the paper flowers? Perfection!

image credit : michele beckwith photography

post credit : style me pretty

Well this wedding took place in Wisconsin, which means it was already a winner in my book.The tall trees, soft spring colors, and lakeside festivities just put it over the top.

image credit : yazy jo photography

post credit : style me pretty

wedding wednesdays : 4.11.12

People…I’m obsessed.

OB-SESSED.

With something other than Instagram. Or at least in equal proportion to Instagram.

I recently stumbled upon I love farm weddings, a beautiful blog dedicated to all things country matrimony. And oh…my…word…my life will never be the same.

Obsessed.

I love farm weddings (and p.s., I do love farm weddings!) features farm inspiration, handmade tutorials, and of course…real farm weddings! Here are a few of my favorites:

Country Sugar Events and Jackson Wright Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog

from chelsea + andy’s wedding on i love farm weddings

Honey Heart Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - rustic vineyard wedding

Honey Heart Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - rustic vineyard wedding

Honey Heart Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - rustic vineyard wedding

from abby + courtney’s wedding on i love farm weddings

Lauren Fair Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings - rustic chic barn wedding

Lauren Fair Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings - rustic chic barn wedding

from courtney and lewis’s wedding on i love farm weddings

Ampersand Studios featured on I Love Farm Weddings - farm wedding in Roseberry Idaho

Ampersand Studios featured on I Love Farm Weddings - farm wedding in Roseberry Idaho

from brianna + jeremy’s wedding on i love farm weddings

Laura Ivanova Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - Enchanted Barn Wedding Hillsdale WI

Laura Ivanova Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - Enchanted Barn Wedding Hillsdale WI

Laura Ivanova Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - Enchanted Barn Wedding Hillsdale WI

Laura Ivanova Photography featured on I Love Farm Weddings blog - Enchanted Barn Wedding Hillsdale WI

from shelby + jeff’s wedding on i love farm weddings

Whether you are planning a beautiful wedding or just planning on spending an hour or 5 scrolling through photos of beautiful weddings, I suggest you head over there pronto.

staying real : wedding wednesdays

Life is weird.

As I mentioned in the Southern Weddings post, I used to be highly averse to all things wedding-related. Like, I’d-rather-do-ANYTHING-other-than-be-involved-any-wedding-in-any-capacity, averse.

And now…I just can’t get enough! Perhaps I absorbed it through osmosis over the course of the past few years as I’ve attended, been in, photographed, or assisted in over 50 weddings. But perhaps it’s because I just love love. I love how God uses and honors strong marriages. I love two families melding into one and friends gathering together from near and far. I love beauty and creativity and color and light. And hello, I love dessert.

Clearly, weddings and I are long lost friends. We’re meant to be.

SO, because I routinely have multiple weddings related thoughts and resources that I’m more than eager to share, a new feature is going to appear once a week: Wedding Wednesdays. It will be like Sunday’s Inspired posts – things that I just can’t help but feature because I love them so much – but instead of being varied they’ll only pertain to holy matrimony.

No need to wait for the initial installment…it’s coming….now!

(Also, if some of you are experiencing deja vu, I also did this on my photography blog last year. Here’s a list of those posts!)

wedded bliss : part 1

wedded bliss : part 2

wedded bliss : part 3

wedded bliss : part 4

wedded bliss : part 5

wedded bliss : part 6