Bride Becca and her photographer, Brittanee Taylor, decided they just had to put a fun twist on this California couple’s engagement session. Becca went all out with the perfect vintage-inspired hair and makeup by A Glamour Bride, a classic floral print dress, darling props and beautiful pink lips. From there, Becca and her man-to-be, Kalani, moseyed on over to Frank G. Bonelli Parkfor a gorgeous Summer afternoon filled with swoon-worthy lighting and some amazing images. We can’t wait to see their wedding!
We couldn’t pass up the chance to share Ira + Andreas charming European wedding in Salzgitter, Germany. Their hometown affair was complete with perfect summer weather, a romantic Modeca gown, beautiful horses and a melodious gospel choir. After the ceremony, Gasoline Photography was on hand to capture these soft, dreamy images of the newlyweds in the German countryside. They treated their guests to a gorgeous reception at Hotel Gutshof full of fabulous food, colorful macaroons, a candy bar and a whole lot of dancing thanks to Powerslide Disco!
While my husband and I were in the midst of planning our wedding, we had some issues seeing eye-to-eye on what was acceptable food to be served at our reception. He wanted to make sure his guy friends we’re going to enjoy their options and wouldn’t be stuck munching on dainty finger sammies. One of his grand ideas was treating our guests to a hot dog eating contest. I kid you not…I can’t make this stuff up. I literally had to pick my mom’s jaw up off the ground when she first heard of his plan. So, after nicely refusing to serve up Oscar Mayer weiners, we compromised on serving late night McDonald’s double cheeseburgers…we had the catering staff pass them out and people went crazy! They still talk about it. So, in honor of all the grooms-to-be who are set on hot dog eating contests or lord knows what else, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite food items that the men on your guest list might enjoy. Let’s face it, if you treat the boys to some hearty food and good booze, everyone’s bound to have a good time.
Was there every a more Southern beverage station than a Bourbon Bar? Um…no. I love this one designed by Calder Clark. What a fabulous way to involve your guests in creating and tasting their beverage of choice.
So, our talented photographer friend Mrs. Kelly Sauer just launched The Girl in the White Dress and to celebrate this more personal, wedding-specific branch of Kelly Sauer Ltd, she has decide to bless Lowcountry brides with not one, but TWO free weddings! Kelly has a knack for catching the perfect light and if you’re hoping for some truly romantic images on your Charleston wedding day then she’s your girl! Check out the guidelines below and don’t forget to visit Kelly’s post for additional details.
Each wedding will include an engagement session, 6-8 hours of wedding coverage, 300-350 images, a one-of-a-kind proof book, a web album, and a DVD with the digital proofs. ($3600 value)
A Few Portfolio-Wedding Rules – So You Know EXACTLY What I’m Looking For:
• You must be planning an outdoor wedding or a beach wedding. I will be giving away one of each. • Your desired photography coverage must be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. • You must be willing/able to allot at least an hour on your wedding day for photos of the couple and the full wedding party. (If we do this pre-ceremony, we will walk you down an aisle to your groom for an uber-romantic, utterly tender first look at one another.) • I must be available on your wedding date.
1. What is the Groom’s Name/Bride’s Name? 2. What is your wedding date? 3. What is your venue/location? 4. What priority do you place on photography for your wedding day? 5. What feeling are you trying to create for your day? 6. Where are you drawing inspiration for your wedding? 7. How do you feel my work would help you capture that feeling? 8. Do you have a proposed ceremony start time? 9. What is your planned reception end time? 10. How many guests are you expecting? 11. What is your wedding budget? 12. What is your photography budget? 13. What cake flavor are you having? 14. Tell me about your wedding. What makes your wedding different from every other wedding? What details are you incorporating to tell your love story? What is your very favorite thing about the wedding? Be creative. I want to know you. I want to know your story. 15. What is your favorite image from The Girl in the White Dress slideshow, and why? 16. How did you hear about Kelly Sauer, Ltd. Co. and The Girl in the White Dress?
We’re kicking off 2012 with this dreamy Georgia wedding from Kelly Is Nice Photography. The couple, Kristen + Drake, were wed in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Dunaway Gardens in Newnan, Georgia. The bride and her father walked down the aisle to a beautiful rendition of Mark O’Connor’s “Appalachia Waltz” from the Candlelight String Quartet. Kristen is nothing short of stunning…I mean, I’m pretty sure she was a Disney princess in a past life, and she looked amazing in her strapless gown. Kristen even created all of the bouquets and boutonnieres herself which is quite a task! The fabulous cake from Cakes by Dawn perfectly complimented the sweet vintage feel of the entire evening.
We hope everyone has been enjoying this holiday season! Sorry it’s taken us a few days to get back into the swing of things but the relaxing break was much needed! We wanted to kick off your weekend with Katherine + Jon’s Engagement Session from Charleston wedding vendor, Lauren Jonas Photography. As the sun was setting, the adorable couple toured the streets of the historic downtown area with a stop alongside the picturesque Battery. Don’t you just love that last shot?
My out-of-office message is officially up, my car is packed and (almost) all my gifts are purchased and wrapped but before I head to Florida for the long Christmas weekend, I just had to share Megan’s dreamy Southern wedding with you. This past September, Megan and her groom, Joel, tied the knot in Knoxville, Tennessee at the stunning Pavillion at Hunter Valley Farms. For the big day, she selected a fabulous preppy color palette of navy, green and pink. The couple lucked out with perfect weather for their outdoor ceremony where Kristin from KLP Photography was on hand to capture all of the memorable moments. After some gorgeous shots of the newly married couple, they joined their guests for a lively reception!