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We always love a twist on a wedding tradition and this one from Ooh Events is adorable. Bridal portraits are a longstanding Southern tradition and real bride Kate and her friends joined a team of fabulous professionals for “Brunch and Bridals.” Kate invited her wedding party out to Rockville Retreat to celebrate with her and enjoy the sea breeze at an al fresco brunch the morning before her photo shoot. The girls had a light brunch and enjoyed the serene views afterwards while Kate did her portraits. Stylist Candice Lorraine created a fresh, breezy look highlighting an organic vibe with watercolor invitations by Olive Juice Press and a delicious spread from Harvest Catering and ABCD Cakes. We love the mood and how perfectly Marni Rothschild Pictures captures it all!

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from Ooh Events: Here in the South, bridal portraits are kind of a big thing. Rather than post an engagement photo of the bride and groom together in a newspaper announcement, a formal bridal portrait is typically published the day after the wedding to announce the news. Shooting formal bridal portraits beforehand also offers a great opportunity for the bride to get comfortable in front of the camera and do a trial run with her hair and makeup team.

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Real bride Kate Francis chose to do her portraits in Rockville, just outside of her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Rockville is a 45 minute drive from the city and is a charming, laid back, waterside village, boasting little more than a historic yacht club, grand live oaks and winding dirt roads.  Kate invited her wedding party out to celebrate with her and enjoy the sea breeze at an al fresco brunch the morning before her photo shoot. The girls had a light brunch and enjoyed the serene views afterwards while Kate did her portraits.

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Anna at Olive Juice Press printed a stationery suite and escort cards using colors that reflect the calm nature of the surroundings. Harvest Catering prepared a sumptuous brunch with seasonal produce that included a spring asparagus tart and local crabs served benedict style and topped with a quail egg. After Kate’s portraits were complete, the group previewed a taste of the cake Kate chose to serve her wedding guests…a lavender almond cake with whipped wild berry filling and a blackberry compote drizzle from Charleston cake artist Ashley Brown at ABCD Cakes.

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Event Planning: Lisa Thomas, Ooh Events // Photography: Marni Rothschild Pictures // Styling: Candice Lorraine // Paper Suite and Calligraphy: Olive Juice Press // Producer: Vail Duggan, Loulu Agency // Venue: Rockville Retreat // Rentals: Ooh Events // Hair: Michelle Atwood // Catering: Harvest Catering // Makeup: Charlotte Yeager // Cakes: ABCD Cakes // Engagement Ring: Croghan’s Jewel Box // Looks: Out of Hand and BHLDN // Wedding Gown: BHLDN // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Lab: Indie Film Lab // Bar: Batch Bar Service

 

 

 

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Set in the historic gardens of Pittsburg’s Melon Park, the creative team led by Lauren Renee Designs and Soiree by Soulere carefully selected details for the shoot to pair with the refinement and softness of the garden – brass candlesticks, lush greens, botanical china, water-colored stationery by Blush Paper Co., a delicate silk gown by Leanne Marshall and a cake by Bella Christies that resembled the designs from the main garden gate. Accented by some of our favorites in the details category—classic calligraphy by Judith Browne and abundant bouquets by The Blue Daisy Floral Designs and a gorgeous vintage car, this editorial is filled to the brim with romantic inspiration and each and every bit is captured to perfection by Lauren Renee Designs. Enjoy!

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Photography: Lauren Renee Designs // Event Design: Soiree by Souleret // Floral Design: The Blue Daisy Floral Designs // Stationery: Blush Paper Co. // Calligraphy: Judith Browne // Venue: Walled Garden at Mellon Park // Videographer: Shofilms // Hair and Makeup: Beauty Justified // Wedding Gown: Leanne Marshall // Bridesmaids Dress: BHLDN // Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic // Napkins: Lendable Linens // Linens + Ribbon: Silk & Willow // Cake: Bella Christies Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique // Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental // Vintage Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals // Ring: Trumpet & Horn // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Shoes: Ophelia by Vince Camuto // Film Scans: The Find Lab

 

 

We never cease to be amazed by the ways in which wedding creatives find new inspiration. In the case of this lush editorial, the talented team looked outside the wedding world and into the contemporary art world for inspiration in the form of a light installation by Victoria Janssen’ called “Into the Mist” featuring interactive orange, pink and yellow fog (seriously, check it out!). The result is a sherbert-hued mix of modern and organic details set in the blooming trees of Maui and featuring styling by Unveiled Hawaii, and super fun paper by Kate Paulson. Photographer Wendy Laurel was behind the lens capturing all the colorful moments utilizing double exposures and the sun flare to echo the feel of the art inspiration. We’re loving the result, especially perfect for brightening up anyone’s wintery day!

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Photography: Wendy Laurel // Styling: Unveiled Hawaii // Florals: Wendy Laurel + Unveiled Hawaii // Invites/Paper: Kate Paulson // Dress: Claire Pettibone // Table Settings: Set Maui

Photographer Josh Deaton has definitely captured all the romanticism of this Amanda Watsom Workshop editorial and it’s GORGEOUS. Designed by Lindsey Zamora, the European inspired venue, the soft jewel tones and the subtle decor set the mood for an elegant story. We love the rich florals by Poppy Lane Design including a stunning bouquet tied together with raw silk ribbons by The Poetry Of Silk in the same blue hue as the gorgeous calligraphy invitation suite by Fig & Flourish. And we’d be amiss not to mention the gorgeous, airy Carol Hannah gown and how perfectly it fits with the organic elegance of the shoot. This one is sure to inspire!

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Photography: Josh Deaton // Design: Lindsey Zamora // Florals: Poppy Lane Design // Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Fig & Flourish // Venue: Aristide // Ribbon: The Poetry Of Silk // Tabletop: Posh Couture Rentals // Vow Books: Wedding Story Writer // Bride’s Attire: Carol Hannah // Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux // Hair & MU: Beauty & The Blush // Cake: Layered Bake Shop  // Macarons: We The Birds Macarons // Rings: Amulette Jewelry

 

 

The love the light, bright mood of this beautiful shoot from Connie Balluff Photography. The peach, blush and pink peony bouquet by The Lovely Ave pops against the historic, white Utah State Capital building and the relaxed, textured details like the cropped top and tulle skirt by Janay Marie and the organic stone headpiece by Danani Handmade give a fresh boho vibe. Lucky for us, Connie Balluff  was behind the lens scapturing all the details of this lovely editorial.

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Photographer: Connie Balluff Photography // Florist: The Lovely Ave // Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas // Cake: Bright Cake Artistry // Model: Brooke Skabelund // Hair/Make Up: Stephanie Brinkerhoff // Dress: Janay Marie // Ring: Olive Ave Jewelry Co. // Hair Piece: Danani Handmade // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab