Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jessica & Reid's Classic Atlanta Wedding Charm from Laura Negri Photography

The beautiful warm tones of Jessica and Reid's classy southern wedding were the perfect fit for one of our oak trees.

"A big thank you for such a beautiful and creative solution to the traditional guestbook! I absolutely adored having something interactive for our guests to do when they got to the reception as we were still taking pictures at the church." - Jessica

Via Laura Negri Photography:

Jessica & Reid had a beautiful and classic Atlanta wedding at Northside United Methodist Church and Cherokee Country Club.  The camera just loved them both and we had one of those perfect fall days. Jessica and her mother have flawless taste and the whole day was perfection.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Balloon inspiration

Check out this sweet picnic wedding in Big Bear. All of the use of color and balloons is great! Wish we could have added a balloon guestbook to their mix...

Via 100 layer cake:

A picturesque outdoor venue in the forest, vintage soda pop, and an endless supply of pies…sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. It’s also undoubtedly, a perfect way to celebrate a wedding. Especially when you’ve got Hollin Brodeur photographing and styling it. Laura + Dustin’s 120 guest wedding in Big Bear was executed within a budget of 15k, and as charming as could be. All the bits & pieces, plus a cute little French Bulldog, make this wedding a real treat to share with y’all!
For the ceremony decorations, Hollin drew inspiration from a Japanese art exhibit at the Getty Museum (10+ years ago). She remembered the walkways being lined with large lanterns attached to poles with 2 streaming ribbons flowing down and loved the idea of incorporating it into L + D’s ceremony.
We all know who’s the cutest of the bunch…

 Add a guestbook fingerprint balloon to the mix to capture the whimsical feeling of this day:

 Bleu de Toi Handmade - Original balloon drawings

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Client wedding in Oregon

Meghan and Emily used our tandem bike guestbook fingerprint balloon to record all of their loved ones in attendance that day.

Via Ruffled:

Meghan and Emily’s wedding is proof that nothing says timeless like amazing photography. Shot by You Look Nice Today Photography, this adorable couple who is as witty as they come, chose an equally charming venue for their nuptials – The Octagonal Barn at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. See many more images from this wedding right here!

same-sex Oregon wedding
Intimate Oregon Wedding

Intimate Oregon Wedding

Intimate Oregon Wedding

The week before the wedding Emily was in a car accident. Luckily it was nothing serious, but hence the “just married” sign.
wheelchair just married wedding sign

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

We really tried to focus on two main things: simple & clean. We wanted something that felt intimate in size and timeless in style.
Meghan’s advice to other brides: Keep it simple. The more elaborate ideas that I had originally all fell by the wayside and yet after all everything was said and done, it was the best night of our lives.
Another note, we found that since most of our family had not yet met, an informal lunch the day before the wedding was a brilliant move. Emily’s aunts hosted a picnic the Saturday before so as to thank all those guests who flew in from around the country. This gave our loved ones time to meet and make some connections before the wedding itself. Emily and I both feel that this helped people feel more like a family before the wedding itself. It made for a much more intimate setting the next night.
I will add though, that the show-stopper for the night wasn’t our first dance, it was one that followed. A friend of mine requested Michael Bolton’s version of When a Man Loves a Woman. One need not have been there to be entertained by the idea of two women slow dancing to this at their wedding. There’s a photo that Ryan took of us holding hand on the dance floor and singing to each other. “When a maaaa-aaaan loves a woman!” It was kind of epic.
Wedding Songs:
Leading up to the wedding: The Vitamin String Quartet’s Indie Wedding String Collection
Meghan and her wedding party processional: “The Winner Is”- Devotchka
Emily and her wedding party processional: Instrumental version of “All of the Lights”- the Portland Cello Project
Recessional: “Home”- Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “Crazy Love”- Van Morrison
Wedding Vendors and Venue (Hillsboro, OR):
Venue: The Octagonal Barn at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse / Photographer: Ryan Wilcox of You Look Nice Today Photography / Florist: Jessica Beck with flowers from New Season’s Market and Broadway Floral Home & Garden / Emily’s Dress: Bridal Exclusives / Bridal Party Shoes: Toms / Meghan’s Suit: Express suit and J. Crew shirt / DJ: Jared Jenson of the band Bombs Into You / Desserts: Cupcakes from Cupcake Jones / Wedding invitations: Two Yellow Shoes / Guest Book: Blue de Tois / Favors: Emily’s step-brother Dan Wellisch who owns Flash Ink Custom Screen Printing in Bend, Oregon