Charleston Wedding Charm: Megan + George

Megan and George’s Charleston wedding was full of Southern charm. They were married this past May in Hampton Park among beautiful scenery and extensive floral displays. Following their ceremony in the park, Megan and George celebrated with family and friends at Marion’s in the French Quarter. The couple, details, and Southern charm were captured by Brooke from Brooke Brooks Photography. Find out more from the couple after the click…

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding at hampton park

Charleston Wedding

Megan tells us, “George and I wanted a small, intimate affair inspired by Southern charm. We had our families, with just a small group of our closest friends. I have always wanted to get married outside under a live oak, and was so excited to find out we could get married at Hampton Park! We wanted our reception to be in the heart of downtown, since so many of our family were coming from out of town. This way they could soak up all of the charm Charleston has to offer while being in walking distance, and maybe go out for a night cap after the reception! We chose Marion’s in the French Quarter for it’s location and ambiance; it has a large beautiful oak bar perfect for cocktail hour, with exposed brick walls in the main dining and dancing hall. Beth at Wildflowers, Inc. did our flowers, and kept them light and whimsical. Brick Lane catered the wedding, and really outdid themselves!! The food was amazing, and also Southern Inspired! It was a perfect evening for us, celebrating the beginning of our new life together, and I am so glad for the amazing photographs provided by Brooke Brooks to remember the day! One thing I love most about George is his silly personality, and she captured that about him effortlessly.”

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

“George and I have the perfect blend of being two individuals, united as one. We are both very independent, following our own dreams and aspirations, while at the same time finding a way to merge our paths together. We offer each other love and support that is endless.”

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding charm

Brooke Brooks Photography charleston wedding at hampton park

“Most of the planning and design was done by me. I searched all of the local wedding websites for inspiration, and Etsy became my new best friend. It was a lot of work; I made table runners, stamped all of our favor bags, made signs so our guests would know where to go in the park. It was all worth it! At the end of the night I knew I had planned something so special and everyone had such a wonderful night!”

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding at hampton park

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding at hampton park

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding

Brooke Brooks Photography - charleston wedding

Words of Wisdom from the bride, “Don’t be afraid to tell people what you want, and be specific!”

Vendors:
Reception – Marion’s in the French Quarter
Flowers – Wildflower Inc
Catering – Brick Lane Catering
Cake – Dolce
DJ – D&M Productions
Hair/Makeup – A Stuart Laurence Wedding

If you enjoyed this Charleston wedding and are looking for your wedding photographer, contact Brooke Brooks Photography for all of your wedding photography needs. You can also see Brooke’s South Carolina wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Brooke Brooks Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Pink Ombre Wedding Inspiration

Hi, loves! If you’re looking for some serious wedding inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re sharing pink ombre wedding ideas + details to inspire your ceremony and reception. I love the ombre effect, the design where a color (in today’s case, pink) graduates from light to dark. An ombre wedding theme is a fantastic idea for modern weddings: you can use any base color you love and incorporate details where you see fit. To make the most of this theme, keep in mind that less is more. While we love all of the pink ombre wedding details shown below, my suggestion is to pick your favorites — every item needn’t be pink ombre-d. This allows for the ombre items to really pop without overwhelming your space. Read on to see our favorites in this pink ombre wedding inspiration post + get a kick-start on this theme with a delightful giveaway by Cooper Jane Design! Enjoy!

Pink Ombre Wedding

Pink Ombre Decor

Loving these pink ombre decorations and poms! (photo: pearl pictures)
Delightful pink ombre poms and pinwheels (photo: pearl pictures)

photos: pearl pictures via love my dress

The Bouquet

Pink Ombre Wedding Bouquet (photo: sarah hasstedt, flowers: lauryl lane)

photo: sarah hassstedt, flowers: lauryl lane via grey likes weddings

The Centerpieces

Centerpieces for a pink ombre wedding (photo: pearl pictures)

photos: pearl pictures

The Bridesmaids

Pink ombre wedding inspiration (pink ombre bridesmaid dresses) -- photo: meredith perdue

photo: meredith perdue

The Cake

Pink ombre wedding cake (glorious treats)

cake: glorious treats

The Stationery

Pink Ombre Wedding Program (Cooper Jane Design)Pink Ombre Wedding Invitation (Cooper Jane Design)

invitation: cooper jane design

Additional Ombre Details We Love

Let's Eat Cake | Pink Ombre Wedding Inspiration (print: oh this wedding)Pink Ombre Wedding Inspiration
Monogram Cake Topper | Pink Ombre Wedding Inspiration (topper: studio bloom iowa)

let’s eat cake ombre sign: oh this wedding
clutch: juneberry stitches
‘oh happy day’ banner flag: betawife
ombre necklace: ohkuol
flower girl ombre pink necklace: wild hearts boutique
ombre butterfly display: ron and noy
pink ombre monogram cake topper: studio bloom iowa

DIY Ombre Pink Petal Curtain

And… how could we resist sharing this gorgeous ombre pink petal curtain? We spotted the DIY via Weddingbee by a real bride!

DIY Petal Curtain Backdrop | Pink Ombre Wedding Inspiration

Get the full scoop here.

Pink Ombre Wedding… Giveaway!

Want to plan a pink ombre wedding? Get a head-start with your invitations! For one week — 10/29-11/4/13 (11:59pm EST), we’re giving away a custom modern ombre wedding invitation suite by Cooper Jane Design. This beautifully modern wedding suite is customized for you by Cooper Jane with your own colors and text. This is a printable design file — you print at home or via your favorite print shop. Prize value: $85. No cash value. One winner will be randomly selected on 11/5/13 and announced on this blog post. Winner must reply to winning email within 72 (business) hours. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No purchase necessary. Use the entry form below to enter. Good luck!

Pink Ombre Wedding Invitation | Pink Ombre Wedding Inspiration (invite: Cooper Jane Design)Cooper Jane Design - Color Chart

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-E.

Are you planning a pink ombre wedding? What do you think of the ombre effect?

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers to Try

When you’re decorating your ceremony or reception space, don’t overlook your chairs. Chair covers can add a chic, stylish touch to your overall decor. To inspire your decor, we’ve rounded up seven stylish wedding chair covers for your ceremony, reception, or bridal shower. Which style is your favorite?

1. Custom

These chair covers were customized to fit the ceremony chairs. I love their half-slip sheer design and flower accent.

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers (photo: marianne wilson)

photo: marianne wilson photography, styled: simply sweet weddings via heavenly blooms

2. Ruffles

Ah, how can you argue with ruffles?

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers - ruffles (photo: mike sidney)

photo: mike sidney via gorgeous maui weddings

3. Asymmetrical

I love this asymmetrical design, a chic alternative to a standard sash.

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers - asymmetrical (photo: archetype studio)

photo: archetype studio, styled: tamara menges via style me pretty

4. Tulle

This tulle look is sheer, chic, and looks easy-to-diy.

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers - tulle (via afloral)

via afloral

5. Lace

Vintage or shabby chic wedding? Give these lace wedding chair covers a try.

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers - lace (photo: stephanie fay)

photo: stephanie fay via style me pretty

6. Wrap

Wrap it up with all-white chair coverage.

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers - wrapped (photo: darin fong)

photo: darin fong via bridal guide

7. Ribbon

Last but not least, check out this ribbon chair cover with a pop of color.

7 Stylish Wedding Chair Covers - ribbon (photo: diana marie photography)

photo: diana marie photography, styled: via elizabeth anne designs

Which wedding chair covers do you love?

Tell us!

Happy Planning!


-E.

P.S. Have you entered our fantastic wedding giveaways this week?

Earthy Wedding Ring Set

Happy Monday, loves! We hope you had an awesome weekend. Let’s kick off the new week with a giveaway, shall we? ;) We are pleased to present one of the prettiest wedding rings we’ve seen yet. This earthy wedding ring set is handmade with love by tinahdee beautiful jewelry and features a renaissance pattern. Last week, we talked about the debate between a diamond or alternative engagement ring and this is another example of a perfect alternative wedding ring set. Read on to find out more + throw your name in the hat for a chance to win!

Earthy Wedding Ring Set (by tinahdee beautiful jewelry) #handmade #wedding #jewelry

Earthy Wedding Ring Set

The wedding ring features two stacking rings: one features a 5mm renaissance pattern and the other features a 1.5mm hammered plain ring. This set is sleek, feminine, and earthy.

Earthy Wedding Ring Set (by tinahdee beautiful jewelry) #handmade #wedding #jewelryEarthy Wedding Ring Set (by tinahdee beautiful jewelry) #handmade #wedding #jewelry

Giveaway

Between 10/28-11/3/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win an earthy wedding ring set by tinahdee beautiful jewelry. One (1) lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post on 11/4/13. Winner will also be contacted by email. Winner must respond to email within 72 hours to confirm receipt of prize. Prize value: $65. No cash value. Prize must be ‘ordered’ within 6 months. Free first-class shipping included anywhere. Winner is responsible for providing accurate size information, resizing cannot be provided. First Class shipping to locations outside the US does not include any kind of tracking or delivery time guarantees. Shipping can be upgraded if desired, for a fee. Use entry form below to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good luck!

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There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!

Happy Planning!


-E.

Romantic Arkansas Wedding: Cassie + Tim

This romantic Arkansas wedding was a hit! Cassie and Tim’s outdoor September wedding was held at the Creekwood Gardens in Rogers, Arkansas. The simple yet elegant gardens are lined by trees and a rolling creek. Elements of their wedding that you’re sure to enjoy include wedding colors, flowers, a handmade boutonniere, their distinct fun loving personalities, partying, and of course fake mustaches! Photographing their wedding and its most intimate moments was Lissa from Lissa Chandler Photography. Find out more about the couple and see the romantic photos after the jump…

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Romantic Arkansas Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa tells us, “Cassie and Tim are basically the perfect couple. When I mean the perfect couple, I mean they are absolutely perfect for each other. I first met these two in the middle of winter in a rainstorm after I had shown up at the wrong Starbuck’s. It wasn’t my best first impression, but after sitting down together for thirty minutes, these two hired me for their wedding anyway. I was absolutely blown away by their gorgeous wedding. These two are ridiculously in love. It’s the kind of love that makes everyone else feel a pull on their own heart strings. There was so much laughter, love and excitement on their wedding day. I loved being part of it!”

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - romantic arkansas wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - Creekwood Gardens Wedding

Lissa Chandler Photography - wedding in rogers arkansas

If you enjoyed this wedding like we did, then you’ll definitely want to contact Lissa Chandler Photography for all of your wedding photography needs. You can also see Lissa’s Arkansas wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Lissa Chandler Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Guest Book Tree

Hello, loves! Happy Friday! This was the fastest week in history, or at least it felt that way. We’re kicking off the start of the weekend with a giveaway. We’ve teamed up with the lovely Heather of The Ink Lab to offer one reader a guest book tree print! A guest book tree (another in our favorite guest book alternative ideas) makes a lovely keepsake for after the wedding, as it can be framed and displayed in one’s home. Guests make a thumbprint using this and sign on or above the ink to create ‘leaves’ on your tree of choice. There are a few tree designs from which to choose, all of which have been carefully hand-drawn by Heather herself. (She’s pretty incredible.) Read on to find out more…

Guest Book Tree (by The Ink Lab)
Guest Book Tree (by The Ink Lab)Guest Book Tree (by The Ink Lab)Guest Book Tree (by The Ink Lab)Guest Book Tree (by The Ink Lab)Guest Book Tree (by The Ink Lab)

Guest Book Tree Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a guest book tree print by The Ink Lab! One lucky winner will receive a print (with free shipping included to US residents). Winner may select any tree print from the wedding collection. Prize value: $90. No cash value. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!

Entry Form

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Happy Planning!


-E.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!

Michigan Vineyard Wedding: Jamie + Brian

This Michigan vineyard wedding was delightful! Jamie and Brian’s wedding this past summer was at the Willow Harbor Vineyards in Three oaks, Michigan. The vineyard offered spectacular views and the ultimate landscape for a Southwestern Michigan wedding. Their wedding photographer Christoper from Pritchard Photography captured the day’s moments in stunning detail. See the beautiful photos and learn more after the click…

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Michigan Vineyard Wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Their photographer Christopher tells us, “It was a cool summer day with beautiful skies. An outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Willow Harbor Vineyard. Beautiful bridal quarters, lush green vineyards, barns and all the wonderful amenities to make for a tremendously great location for a profound couple. Brian’s most memorable moment of the whole day was “the split second that I first saw Jamie in her dress. Just a flood of every kind of emotion pouring in all at once.” The couple set the stage to reveal the first moments privately before the ceremony and the emotions were demonstrated in the images. Jamie’s most memorable moment was. “Hearing Brian’s speech and seeing the slideshow he had put together unbeknownst to me. I was so touched that he put so much time and effort into really going above and beyond. It just added one more aspect of the personal, unique feel that I loved so much about our wedding.”

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan vineyard wedding

Pritchard Photography - michigan winery wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Pritchard Photography - Willow Harbor Vineyards wedding

Venue: Willow Harbor Vineyards in Three Oaks, Michigan
Catering: Willow Harbor
Florist: New Fusion Events

If you enjoyed this Michigan wedding, then you’ll definitely want to contact Pritchard Photography for all of your wedding photography needs. You can also see Christopher’s Michigan wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Pritchard Photography. All Rights Reserved.