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Calm, pure, romantic. These were the three words textile designer, Kristen, gave photographer Heather Payne to describe the mood she and her groom, Jeremy Elrod of King of Pops, were after with their engagement shoot. Heather obviously nailed it. We LOVE the relaxed and dreamy vibe of this session—it’s so simple and the couple were totally in their element which resulted in a super authentic and beautiful series of images. Take a second to relax and enjoy this pretty shoot.


From the photographer: I had an amazing time photographing Kristen & Jeremy’s engagement session in South Carolina. When scheming ideas for their session, I asked them to choose 3 descriptive words that best represent how they want to feel during their session. They chose calm, pure and romantic.








Kristen has a love for industrial buildings so we chose a venue that had great light for purity and blank space to help create a calm environment. We ended their session outdoors in a nearby park where the streams of light coming through was so warm and ethereal.




Kristen and Jeremy had great chemistry and embraced the carefree mood we were aiming to create. I turned on some music to help them feel at-home and find their natural rhythm. These images are so honest to their love; carefree and playful.








Photography: Heather Payne Photography //  Engagement Ring: Jessie Jordan Jewelry // Dress: Anthropologie // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab // Bride: Kristen Elrod, Designer of Alanah Textiles // Groom: Jeremy Elrod of King of Pops // Venue: 701 Whaley


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As we near the end of fall, this gorgeous, woodsy styled shoot by L. brook events feels absolutely perfect. Obviously, we’re obsessed with the show-stealing fall bouquet by Pollen Floral Design—that pop of a yellow rose amongst the gathered aubergine foliage is unexpectedly beautiful and combined with the dramatic blue ribbons the effect is so romantic. And that textured Sarah Janks dress is perfection. Thankfully, Ashleigh Coleman captured all the gorgeous details with her dreamy film photography style.

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From the team: The rich visual dichotomy of deep, moody woods meeting a rock strewn shoreline, coupled with a man’s love for his bride, inspired us to evoke those emotions—ardor, wonder, depth. The varied hues of the coastline with hints of rich and lush seasonal berries also spoke to our design. Thus, an ancient ocean cottage, situated on island point where the Damariscotta River empties out along Maine’s rocky coastline, with its emerald collar of ancient balsams and giant ferns, provided a perfect backdrop for Claire and Maxwell’s love to flourish.





















Photography: Ashleigh Coleman // Design, Styling and Linens: L. brook events // Floral Design: Pollen Floral Design // Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks // Wedding Ring: Trumpet & Horn // China, Crystal and Flatware: One Stop Event Rentals // Paper Goods: Li Ward Calligraphy // Groom’s Tux: J. Crew // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Bridal Head Piece: Erica Koesler // Models: Lesley and Eric from Maggie inc. // Hair & Make-Up: Stacia Tetrault // Film Development: Richard Photo Lab // Venue: Private Residence, Bristol, Maine

As you all well know, we’re pretty big color freaks here at Grey Likes Weddings. It’s definitely our numero-uno-style-inspiration and there’s nothing more thrilling to us than rainbow of color options (ehem! the Mrs. Box collection). So, you can imagine our excitement when Weddings In Color, a rad new book from our friends over at Chronicle Books, made it’s way into our studio. This candy-colored planning guide is packed with totally do-able DIYs, super-honest interviews with industry experts and gorgeous inspiration imagery.  The authors, two major wedding professionals, Vane Broussard of Brooklyn Bride and Minhee Cho of Paper + Cup, have covered everything you can imagine from innovative menu designs, to floral head pieces to creating a confetti bar (yay!).

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We’re especially into the color wheels that open up each color chapter. If you’re looking to pinpoint the perfect green hue as reference for your calligrapher, you’re sure to find it in one of the seventeen greens on the wheel. It’s probably somewhere between sea mist, chartreuse or pistachio. Oh, and yes, there are individual color wheels for metallics, black, white and gray. Love.



Another thing that we’re kind-of obsessed with are the achievable DIYs. In keeping with style of the modern and contemporary wedding, the DIYs are cool, graphic and basically guaranteed not to look like Pinterest fails. And let’s be serious, no matter how proud you are to have done-it-yourself, a sloppy craft project does NOT elevate your tablescape.



In an industry that been inundated with vintage-rustic, this modern take on contemporary weddings is a breath of fresh air. Weddings In Color is super comprehensive but super straightforward and will help you navigate all the essentials in creating a bright and colorful celebration.



So, this book is basically the PERFECT gift for any bride. Shower, engagement party, thanksgiving—she’s gonna love it. Or…maybe it’s your turn to get a gift?? (cue the drumroll) Yep! It’s a giveaway! We’re excited to be giving away a copy of the book + wedding notebook (as seen below).

Here’s two ways you can enter:

1. Create your own wedding inspired instagram featuring your favorite wedding color and use the hashtag #greylikesweddingsincolor and be sure to tag @greylikes

2. Comment with your wedding color on our @greylikes post about this giveaway (find the post using the hashtag #greylikesweddingsincolor).

A winner will be announced one week from the date of this post. We can’t wait to see you colorful wedding inspiration. Happy coloring!


How gorgeous is this wedding?! It’s giving us a whole new appreciation for the color purple. Hues like lilac, eggplant and merlot were brought together in the details, like the gorge flowers by Unique Floral Designs , for a totally glam look at Miranda and Danny’s wedding at Vibiana, a restored Cathedral-turned-event-space in downtown L.A. And can we talk about Miranda’s style?! This new momma was smokin’ on her big day with a plunging cut-out lace gown and a killer fishtail braid. Lucky for us, One Eleven Photography was on hand to capture the bride’s fabulous look and the rest of the stunning details of  Miranda and Danny’s big day.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Being able to spend it with the people who meant the most to us. We had been so busy being new parents we really hadn’t had time to just relax and have fun!




Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

Originally I found a Berta dress on Pinterest and fell in absolute love! After finding the only vender in all of SoCal to have it, I drove 2 hours to try it on. I ended up HATING it! It looked amazing on the 5’11” brunette model but terrible on little me. I finally gave in and tried on a couple more. This one was it! I loved it and the fact that the skirt was detachable made it even better as I love to dance! I purchased an additional shorter skirt for later in the evening to really dance in.



What were some touches added to make it personal?

We wrote our entire ceremony ourselves so it would really encompass who we are. Writing our vows was super special too! We did an ice-cream party to wrap up the evening too as the bride loves ice-cream and dislikes cake.









What was the most memorable part of the day?

Being able to finally marry one another! We planned our entire wedding originally for May 23rd 2015 only to find out a couple months later that we were expecting a baby! We moved the wedding to September so our son could be a part of our special day.











Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met on Tinder! We both had only been on it for a couple weeks. After finally deciding to meet up at a local coffee shop, our 15 min coffee date turned into a 3 hour coffee date. It really was love at first sight. After only one month of dating Danny told me (Miranda) he was going to marry me. I totally thought he was kidding. He started having a ring made, asked my parents for their blessing and at our 5 month anniversary he took me back to the coffee shop we met and asked me to marry him! We never in a million years thought we would find “the one” on a dating site but here we are, baby and all!


Photo and video: One Eleven Photography // Floral: Unique Floral Designs // Coordinator: Lisa Kahn // Bride Hair: Brittain Kristine // Makeup: Samantha Bates // Dress: Berta Bridal // Bridesmaids’ Hair: Sofia Sweet // Bridesmaids’ Dress: Donna Morgan // Groom Tuxedo: Hugo Boss // Groomsmen Tuxedos: The Black Tux // Officiant: Couture Ceremonies, Barry Bishop // DJ: Skyline Entertainment // Venue: Vibiana

Are you checking this post first thing in the morning? Maybe you’ve already been to yoga, finished your cappucino and responded to all your emails. If so, you’re probably already a morning person. But if you’re not a morning person, the facts are, you kinda have to become one for your wedding day. As is, hair starts at 8AM and things don;t slow down until the band plays the last song at your reception. Thankfully, the pros at Wish Wonder Dream have some tips for you on how to become an early bird. Maybe not forever… but at least you can give it a try on your big day.