Friday, December 30, 2011

Katherine + Jon {Charleston Engagement}

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 Charleston Engagement Session from Lowcountry 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?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Megan + Joel {Tennessee Wedding}

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!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Valla + David {Charleston Wedding}

Valla + David tied the knot this past November overlooking the water at the stunning Renaissance on Charleston Harbor.  This venue is every Lowcountry bride's dream.  Not only are you surrounded by  the relaxing atmosphere of the marsh, a perfect coastal breeze and unmatched sunsets, but you'll also get amazing views of the statuesque Cooper River Bridge.  Not bad, eh?  Valla donned a beautiful Alfred Angelo gown that she accessorized with a rustic bouquet from the talented team at Horst Wholesale as she walked down the aisle.  Surrounded by their closest friends and family, the couple's 'I do's' took place just steps from David's childhood home.  After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their photographer, Mikkel Paige, captured some frame-able out by the docks.  They continued their celebration at the Renaissance on Charleston Harbor where guests were treated to Lowcountry cuisine from Cafe Catering and a fabulous Publix that matched Valla's gown.

 photographer: mikkel page photography  /  reception venue: renaissance on charleston harbor  /  hair stylist: grace salon spa caterer: cafe catering  /  floral designer: horst wholesale  /  dress designer:  alfred angelo bridal cake designer: publix

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Britt Croft Wedding Photography Giveaway!

Our friend Brittani, of Britt Croft Photography, is in the midst of a huge wedding photography giveaway, and boy do I mean huge! (First place wins 8 hours of wedding day coverage, DVD, an online gallery AND an engagement session...yes,please!)  Entering is simple, just send Brittani an email telling her a little bit about yourself (see complete details here) and a sweet story about why you two deserve to win.  Myself and Sarah of Dodeline Design have been dealt the challenging task of helping Brittani determine the winner (and we couldn't be more excited) show us what you've got!


So here’s the nitty gritty:
To enter: Between December 19th and January 5th, send an email to with the subject: 2012 Wedding Giveaway and include the following information…
- You and your fiance’s name (or a friend and his/her fiance’s name! You can absolutely enter on a friend’s behalf so long as they are getting married in 2012!
- A short but sweet story about you two as a couple, something that makes you unique, something funny or special, or just flat out why you deserve to win
- Up to 3 photos of the two of you together
- Wedding date & venue/location(s)
- Just for fun: Your favorite way to spend your time together on the weekends?
- Contact information (email and phone)

How it works: Up to five finalists may be chosen by Brittani, Erin from A Lowcountry Wedding, and Sarah from Dodeline Design based off of their story submitted. A blurb from each story accompanied by an image will be put into The 2012 Wedding Giveaway album on the Britt Croft Photography Facebook page, and you send your friends to “like” your image between January 10th and January 24th. Remember they must first “like” the Britt Croft Photography page! The picture with the most likes by 6 p.m. on January 24th wins, the picture with the second-most likes wins 25% savings, and the following morning, one finalist couple will be chosen for a free engagement session!

What you could win:
1. First Place: 8 hours of wedding day coverage with Brittani, an online gallery for sharing with friends and family, a DVD of all final high-res images (500-800) with a personal print release, a complimentary engagement session
2. Second Place: 25% savings on wedding day coverage and add on’s if booked within 3 months
3. All finalists: 10% savings on wedding day coverage if booked within 3 months and one free engagement session given away to a randomly chosen (using finalist couple

Rustic Winter Wedding Inspiration

Well, my holiday vacation officially started last night...which meant I had to sleep in this morning :)  So, sorry for the delayed post!  But, since we're in the Christmas 'home stretch', I just had to share this rustic winter wedding shoot from the talented twosome of McGowan Images and MegB Designs.  I know it's been unseasonable warm in our neck of the woods, but these images may just help put you in the holiday spirit!

From the designer, Meagan Bechtel of MegB Designs:

"My idea for this shoot was really simple – I wanted to convey a beautiful winter wedding scene, without being overtly Christmas or using any holiday cliches. I tried to stick with a few basics – neutral colored china and linens, antiqued silver and mercury glass, various sizes of pinecones, and just a few touches of bright red. We were so lucky to be granted the use of a local Christmas tree farm, which was the perfect backdrop for this scene. When I’m designing, it’s helpful for me to think of what I what I already own, what I can probably borrow, and what I might be able to source cheap, or second-hand. That’s pretty much the basis for my philosophy: beg, borrow, or thrift. I guess my point is, you don’t need a lot of money to set up a fabulous-looking event, or table-scape. We did two table settings, a desert station, and styled a bride and groom, and did it for cheap - my final total for this shoot was less than a hundred bucks: $20 for the whoopie pies ingredients, $20 for the florals/materials, $15 for 5 yards of cotton muslin to recover the chairs cushions/cloth napkins, $10 for a few well-priced Goodwill finds, and about $20 for the candles, peppermints, cranberries, and rock salt. As I did on my own wedding day, I trusted McGowan Images to capture this shoot the way I imagined it. We talked about wanting it to feel wintery, but at the same time, warm and sun-drenched. That's the kind of Christmas you get in Central Texas. I think the images turned out even better than we were hoping for, and I hope they help inspire a cash-strapped bride to think outside the box for winter wedding design."


Don't you just love the bride and groom's accessories? That red jacket and scarf are just perfect.

Merry Christmas, yall!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Statement Necklaces {Wedding Details}

We've been loving how brides are pairing their swanky designer dresses with fabulous statement necklaces.  Our ladies have been incorporating these bold pieces into their wedding day attire and their personalities have really been shining through! Whether it's a little touch of vintage, a colorful chunky geometric piece, a fantastic strand of pearls or some serious bling, you'll be sure to be the belle of the ball!

Image via Style Me Pretty
Images via Neiman Marcus
Image by Tec Petaja via Once Wed