Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Not Your Ordinary Wedding

As part of the vintage photo shoot, we went with a less than ordinary look for a few of the scenes.  Not every bride wants to walk down the aisle in white and hey, that's perfectly okay.

Your wedding day is all about you and should fit your style.  If that means going against the grain and being non-traditional, go for it!

Why not wear yellow?

I love the yellow bowtie and dress together - so sweet

Or why not wear black?

Add a belt to add something extra to the dress

What do you guys think of non-traditional looks? 

Up tomorrow: The Dessert Table!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Vintage Fairytale

"And they lived happily ever after..."

As I've mentioned a couple times last week and yesterday, I was involved in a styled photo shoot a few weeks ago.  The whole idea came from Krissy with Make Believe'N to feature her wedding sashes and grew from there.  Krissy had the idea of a vintage 1940's themed shoot and asked me to join from a planning and styling aspect.  From there we got photographers, other designers, models, make-up and hair stylists to sign on (if you've ever done a styled shoot, you'll know from experience that the logistics are not a walk in the park).

After we got everyone on board, Krissy, myself and the two photographers (Morgan & Janelle) went scouting for locations.  We found so many around Atlanta (such a great city for photo shoots!) but landed on Oglethorpe for the romantic feel and Janelle's house which is full of amazing backgrounds and scenes.

Bright and early on a Sunday (aka 730 am!) we got started with the hair, make-up and styling.  As you can see everything came together perfectly to make a vintage fairytale.

This is a great shot of everything coming together - the 40's hair & make-up with Krissy's belt

One of my favorites!

Loved this wall - it was a great find at Oglethorpe!

Loved the romance in this picture.

What do you guys think of the shoot?  It was such a fun experience!  Annnnd I have more to share with you all week long! 

Up tomorrow - less traditional wedding looks.

Photographers: Darling Studios and MHC Photography
Bridal Dresses: Bel Fiore Bridal
Bow Ties:
The Social Seam
Ms Formaldehyde and Smitten Boutique 
Bridal Sashes: Make Believe'N Alternative Weddings LLC
Swank Underpinnings
Hair Accessories:
La Coco Rouge
Make-up: Amanda Moyo and Blasina Salam

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Little Something ~ #25

Today's {A Little Something} is here to kick off this week's posts dedicated to the vintage photo shoot I helped with two weeks ago.

L.O.V.E - that's what it's all about.

Can't wait to share the rest with you all week long!!

Picture Credits:
Photographer: MHC Photography
Bridal Dresses: Bel Fiore Bridal
Bow Ties:
The Social Seam Bridal Sashes: Make Believe'N Alternative Weddings LLC

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Life's a Beach

This past week I was at the beach with my family for some R&R and some birthday celebrations (Tuesday I turned 25... more on growing up and getting older another time.) 

Walk to the beach from the beach house.

We spent the week lounging on the beach, going for leisurely bike rides and just enjoying good company.  It was such a great week and just what we all needed!

Sunset on our last night there.

And so pulling some inspiration from this last week, I put together this beach inspired wedding board.  Maybe a beach wedding would be better than a lake wedding after all...

How cute is the 'message in a bottle' idea for the guest book? Perfect for a beach wedding!

Pictures via: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vintage Photo Shoot Feature

Last Sunday I had to the joy of working with Krissy Cartwright from Make Believe'N on a vintage (40's) styled wedding photo shoot.

We worked with some really great designers, make-up artists, hairdressers, models and photographers for what I think are some AMAZING pictures!

And to top it off, today we are featured on Brenda's Wedding Blog, owner of Best Wedding Sites.  Check out our shoot and get excited for a post everyday next week about the shoot.  Can't wait to show you all the details.

Check out Morgan's website for additional pictures she took as well!

Photographers: Darling Studios and MHC Photography
Stylist/Wedding Coordinator: Something Old Something New
Bridal Dresses: Bel Fiore Bridal
Bow Ties: The Social Seam
Jewelry: Ms Formaldehyde   
Bridal Sashes: Make Believe'N Alternative Weddings LLC
Crinolines: Swank Underpinnings
Hair Accessories: La Coco Rouge
Jewelry: Smitten Boutique

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Etsy Find ~ Andie's Specialty Sweets

Today's Etsy Find is Andie's Specialty Sweets.  This shop is full of beautiful hand made, edible cake embellishments.  They're almost too pretty to eat!

Andie's Specialty Sweets makes made-to-order sugar decor that is perfect for make your wedding cake truly unique.  And as they say in their profile: "We LOVE custom requests! Some of our favorite items listed in our shop has been the result of customer genius, so don't be shy.." 

It's really hard to believe these are all made of sugar and are edible!


Fall Decor
(Yes, their candy not real nuts!)


A little fanicer than the candy necklaces we had as kids, huh?

These would be so cute on a dessert table or on a groom's cake!

 It's really so amazing that all of these are made of sugar - how real do they look?!
Be sure to check out the rest of Andie's Specialty Sweets for more awesome treats!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


So you all have probably noticed my lack of posts in the past couple of weeks (other than the already scheduled - way in advance - A Little Something weekly posts).  Well I have a couple reasons, the first being I was in Prague with a girlfriend for a little vacay.  Such a fun trip and cool city to explore - I highly recommend it.

A little iPhone photography of the St. George Cathedral  - it's amazing what that little camera can do

So while I had an amazing trip and vacation, the other reason for my absence is a little more important and a little harder to write about.  After an amazing battle with cancer over the past two years, my wonderful aunt passed away.  It's been a sad, emotional week with my family but we all rejoice knowing she's in a better place and no longer in pain.

"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality." ~Emily Dickinson

My Aunt with one of her sons and his wife.  Such an amazing person.

As hard as it is to lose someone you love so much and who has been such a huge part of your life, it's always helpful knowing they are in a better place.  The past week has been a lot of tears but also a lot of story telling and remembering.  It's amazing to realize how much one person has impacted the lives of others.  My aunt was such a giving person and constantly did anything and everything for everyone else - anything to put a smile on your face and make you happy. 

It's going to be hard not having her around or seeing her beautiful smiling face but I know she'll continue to provide for us and be her giving self as she smiles down on us.

In thinking of loved ones lost and knowing they can't physically be part of special moments in our life, I started thinking about ways to include them and remember them.  A friend of mine recently had a memory board or sorts at her wedding to recognize those who have passed.

Here are a few memory boards  I found during a quick search.

Honoring Relatives that Have Passed on at Your Wedding... :  wedding Grandparentsboard

Wedding Memory Board from the How to Make a Memory Board to Display Photos image gallery

Am a couple other ideas as well:

A candle holder to add to the centerpieces. {via}

Square Memory Bouquet Frame
A photo on your bouquet. {via}

I think remembering your loved ones, especially on a day as important and special as your wedding day, is important.  What do you guys think of these ideas?

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Little Something ~ #23

How cute is today's {A Little Something}?!

I found these little mini wedding invitations on Cap Classique.  This couple sent these tiny invites including a mini map to their wedding guests.

So freakin' cute!

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Little Something ~ #22

I just love today's {A Little Something}. 

It's always fun to see how people make their wedding ceremony unique.  It may be a floral alter or a wooden 'I Do' sign or in this case glass bubbles on the ceiling.  Hey, why not?!

Check out the original blog post on 100 Layer Cake for DIY tutorial!

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Little Something ~ #21

Today's {A Little Something} is an alternative option for your wedding guest book.

How fun is this Jenga guest book?  Oh the things you can find on Pinterest!

Happy Monday!