Kelly and Chris’ save the date engagement session is fun they get to share! This North Carolina couple is planning their July 2012 wedding in Wilmington, NC and were looking for the perfect photos for their save the date stationery. After contacting Wilmington photographer Eric Boneske from Eric Boneske Photography, they headed out to an abandoned farm. Kelly and Chris, being such a photogenic couple, worked with Eric to capture happiness between future husband and wife.
We’ve been in love with the beautiful collection of bridesmaid clutch purses at Brighter Day for quite some time, and today we’re sharing another reason to love ’em: custom personalized messages! Now your perfect bridesmaid clutch purse comes equipped with a sweet sentimental note written by the bride, sure to be a long-lasting sentiment for years to come. We especially love this mustard yellow clutch purse, shown below… take a peek:
Add your custom personalization below as illustrated below:
Are you looking for “something blue” with a little subtlety? We spotted this sweet yet subtle something blue hairpiece featuring a petite feather clip and a tiny pop of aqua blue accent feathers. Hackle feathers, ivory ostrich wisps, and the pearl cluster embellishment (which I love) finishes this pretty piece. By The Headband Shoppe.
One key element to achieving a cohesive wedding theme is consistency. One easy way to achieve a consistent look is through the use of wedding monograms. Think of your monogram as a wedding “logo” which can be placed on decor throughout your event. Monograms can vary and typically either include one initial (the letter of your new last name), both initials, three initials (the first letter of first names + the first letter of your new last name) or your first names written out. To make your wedding monogram really stand out, be sure to use tons of color. Add your monogram to each element throughout your decor such as the save the date, invitation, menu, ceremony program, favor, and aisle runner for consistency. Take a look at a few colorful examples we spotted at Wedding Monograms:
Custom monograms can be used after the wedding day, too. Place them on your thank you cards and stationery for years to come.
Looking for a twist on traditional wedding cake? This wedding cake alternative – double chocolate raspberry pavlova – looks positively delicious. Pavlova is a dessert with a meringue base or shell and is filled with whipped cream and fruit. We spotted this yummy wedding cake alternative at What Katie Ate (via Pinterest) where you can read a full pavlova how-to instruction. This looks too good to skimp on size, so be sure to make plenty (+ save some for us)!
Today we’re showcasing this dreamy backyard wedding style shoot! This inspiring photography shoot by Izzy Hudgins from Izzy Hudgins Photography is absolutely perfect for brides looking to take a break, relax, and look inward for their own intimate backyard wedding style. Izzy explains what wedding style details this shoot entails and how you can be inspired for your backyard wedding.
Izzy tells us, “This photo shoot was inspired by a trip to a vintage store called Magpie Vintage in Madrid, where we found the adorable leather ankle boots. I wanted to create a dreamy session based on Megan’s relaxed, bohemian style. Most people, when they think of weddings automatically think of huge gowns, rhinestones and super luxurious accessories. What makes me love the wedding industry so much these days is that there are no rules anymore. I think its important to let brides know that if they have a more chill, relaxed style they don’t have to necessarily be super glam on their wedding day. Its important to stay true to who you are and to realize that you can truly wear what you want. This styled inspiration shoot is perfect for bridesmaids or even a bride who is having a backyard/intimate wedding. Its also super budget friendly, the entire look, besides the professional hair and makeup, came in under $100.” See anything inspiring for your backyard wedding?
Model: Megan Flom Dress: Zara Boots: Magpie Vintage Flowers: German statice bought at a local flower stand Jewelry: from various world markets Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography Hair and makeup: Leo Rodriguez Pulido Location: Casa de Campo Madrid, Spain
If you’re interested in seeing more from this amazing wedding photographer check out Izzy’s site here. Izzy Hudgins is a preferred vendor in The Bridal Book at Emmaline Bride and you may view her listing here.
All images copyright Izzy Hudgins Photography. All Rights Reserved.
Need wedding inspiration boards by color? Looking to coordinate with your wedding’s color scheme? We’ve got ’em! Chrissy Ott, editor of The Perfect Palette, sent us these incredible inspiration boards which combine our love for handmade and her expertise in color palettes. And, since it is easier to find an accessory first (rather than find one to match your palette later) Chrissy used a handmade clutch as the focal point for each board. We are also excited to add that each handmade clutch used below is from The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride, where you can find tons of handmade loveliness from the best artisans on the planet. Get inspired with color AND a handmade accessory to match!