If you like rustic weddings, then you’re sure to love Megan + Jordan’s wedding at the Buffalo Lodge! Their wedding last summer was held just outside Kansas City at a venue where the buffalo roam. (Seriously, they had photos with real buffalo!) Megan and Jordan’s wedding was absolutely beautiful — and Jana Marie Photography has incredible photos to prove it! See the photos and find out more…
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Brian and Mirai’s Red River Gorge elopement was beautiful! The Red River Gorge located in Kentucky is a intricate system of canyons with amazing features including high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. Brian and Mirai were seeking something simple and they chose the area for its beauty and uniqueness. They were also looking for a company in the area that provided officiant services. They were happy to find My Tiny Wedding, the only company offering officiating and photography in the area. Stephanie and Dave from My Tiny Wedding worked to make Brian and Mirai’s elopement a special and memorable event. The happy couple wed under a setting sun overlooking the gorge’s remote beauty. See their photos after the jump…
Red River Gorge Elopement
Stephanie tells us, “My Tiny Wedding provided the officiating and photography and a beautiful overlook in the Red River Gorge. We’re the only company licensed to perform weddings in the Daniel Boone National Forest. My Tiny Wedding specializes in small intimate weddings with 30 guest or less. Our specialty is beautiful sunset weddings performed on one of the many amazing sandstone overlooks throughout the area. Our services include officiating, photography, wildflower bouquets, cake, a reception venue.
Did you enjoy this elopement in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge? Be sure to check out My Tiny Wedding for your elopement or destination wedding. You can also see their wedding venue business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.
All images courtesy of My Tiny Wedding. All Rights Reserved.
This couple’s love for camping led them to their Christopher Creek wedding. Christopher Creek located just outside Payson, AZ is an oasis for the outdoor enthusiast, especially Angela and Charlie. Their camping inspiration was key in choosing a wedding location but when recent bear attacks closed down the reserved campsite, their plans changed for the better. Just down the street from the Christopher Creek Lodge was a scenic wedding ceremony spot that was perfect to rent. We think you’ll love the remote wilderness feel, along with that breathtaking creek perfect for this outdoor couple. Other creative items that are sure to catch your eye include custom handmade monogram, wildflower seed packets from American Meadows, themed cake and candy tower, and a thumbprint guest book. Capturing them and their love for another was Cyndi from Cyndi Hardy Photography. Enjoy!
Christopher Creek Wedding
Are you planning your wedding and looking for an Arizona wedding photographer? You’ll want to visit the website of this Arizona wedding photographer. Also, be sure to visit Cyndi Hardy’s business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.
All images courtesy of Cyndi Hardy Photography. All Rights Reserved.
What makes a wedding photo booth more fun? A handmade photo booth backdrop, of course! Earlier today, we talked about how to entertain guests at a wedding which included one of our favorite activities: a photo booth. The key to a perfect photo booth is a proper backdrop to ‘frame’ your photos with bright colors, unexpected decor (such as picture frames or props), and patterns to tie into your theme. One of our favorite backdrops is by April and Alison, the super-sweet dynamic duo behind The High Five Factory. This sweet shop offers handmade photo booth backdrops for your wedding or party designed with colorful strips of fabric that can easily tie into your wedding palette or theme. Plus, there is a pole pocket inside the top of the backdrop for easy hanging on a clothesline or homemade stand. Check out this brilliant design – which we call the ultimate photo booth backdrop – after the jump!
Photo Booth Backdrop
Aren’t they lovely? These backdrops would work well for your wedding day – and for parties ever after! There are also plenty of cute props available such as clouds and hearts. Adorable!
To see more additional pretty designs, check out the full collection at The High Five Factory. Tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you!
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Today, we’re headed to Laura and Russ’ Lake Geneva wedding. Their wedding ceremony and reception in Lake Geneva was held on a beautifully landscaped property providing the most unique details including a farm, animals, and a outdoor terrace. Laura and Russ’ Lake Geneva wedding had some rustic shabby chic DIY wedding elements such as the bride and bridesmaid created hair pieces, boutonnieres, and mason jar candles. The mason jars were craftily used to adorn the wedding aisle and after ceremony cocktail area. Ending their wedding day but igniting their future Laura and Russ walked underneath sparklers lit by family and friends celebrating a perfect couple’s love. Definitively capturing their Lake Geneva wedding was the photography team of Miranda and Adam, owners of Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam.
If you’re interested in finding out more about these wedding photographers, check out their site Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam for more photography. Miranda and Adam are Wisconsin wedding photographers.
All images courtesy of Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam. All Rights Reserved.
Spotted: A sweet, subtle, easy-to-DIY mason jar centerpiece for your wedding! If a powerful punch of royal blue is the look you’re after, this centerpiece has you covered! This blue is royally a-mazing and would look great incorporated with light blue hydrangeas. I can imagine plenty of these scattered throughout a rustic wedding, garden wedding, or bridal shower luncheon… lovely!
Plenty more to showcase today! Stay tuned. :)
With the Summer wedding season just around the corner, we thought we’d share Ellie and Brian’s lovely outdoor Michigan wedding. Ellie and Brian were married last August outside a small country home overlooking a small lake in Port Sheldon, MI. Their very intimate ceremony and private reception incorporated very unique elements including mason jar centerpieces with fresh cut flowers and a cordial canoe ride on the lake. Their outdoor Michigan wedding was beautifully captured by Kelly Sweet from Kelly Sweet Photography.
Kelly tells us, “Ellie went barefoot the entire day and was totally up for getting in the canoe and floating around the lake before the ceremony. I loved her for that. The guests parked in an empty lot and a small bus shuttled the guests to and from the home. The ceremony was short and sweet, followed by a cocktail hour in the back yard. After cocktails, guests moved into the tent for a barbecue style dinner with toasting and dancing. The smoke from the tiki torches with the sun setting behind created some of the most beautiful lighting.”
The bride Ellie tells us, “We chose the location because I always wanted an outdoor wedding, and I absolutely loved his parent’s setting with the small lake. My wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses were designed by J Crew. We purchased the flowers at Holland’s Farmer’s Market from Hamilton Dahlia Farm the morning of the wedding and my aunts arranged them. The programs and the invitations were handmade by me, my sister, and my cousin. We simply wrapped twine around them and put a rock on top of it. The delicious cake was created by Brian’s aunt Carol (of Cakes by Carol) and was accented with peach ribbon wrapped around the tiers with freshly cut dahlias. Our tent and chairs were rented locally in Holland, MI from The Rental Company with tasty catering from Beechwood Catering.”
If you love these photos and want to see more from this Michigan wedding photographer, check out Kelly’s site Kelly Sweet Photography. You can also view Kelly’s listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.
All images courtesy of Kelly Sweet Photography. All Rights Reserved.
This Lake Ontario outdoor wedding is making us feel a little bit warmer in March. Geoff and Bre’s beautiful outdoor July wedding was held right off the lake at Bree’s family’s summer home in Henderson, NY. Bre wore flip flops and J Crew dress. Her mom picked local wildflowers for her bouquet just 20 minutes prior to the ceremony. We love all the details like the lemonade, water, and wine filled mason jars! How fun! The adorable red-checkered tablecloths gave the outdoor affair a fun picnic theme! Neighbors provided the delicious pies for dessert. Yum! Kara of Kara Pearson Photography did a fantastic job covering the details of the day. Take a peek…
View more at beautiful Real Weddings by Kara via http://www.karapearson.com/.
All images courtesy of Kara Pearson Photography. All Rights Reserved.
The state of Florida, especially south Florida, is a beautiful and warm place this time of year. It is free from snow and cold and it warms our hearts that Jessica and Adam, the bride and groom, did such an amazing job bringing the beautiful characteristics of winter into their very own winter-themed backyard wedding venue. The photographer Stephanie from EMinDee Images captured their winter-themed wedding details perfectly. Stephanie tells us…
“This couple built up their entire back yard into a Winter Wonderland for their wedding… from ceremony to reception. Adam is very handy, and Jessica is a talented artist and art teacher. Adam built the beautiful arbor for their ceremony and helped Jessica decorate it with fabric and beading. They built by hand (not a kit) an impressive tree bar on a platform with lighting, decor, and foot rails to use for the reception. Adam built the dance floor, and Jessica painted it. Jessica made the table centerpieces using vases, coffee filters, crystals and glitter… they were very pretty. The dance floor and backyard were lit with Christmas tree lights and the beautiful decorative coffee filter flowers Jessica made to hang from the lights. Everything was put together to carry on their winter theme. It was a wonderful experience for me as a photographer because I was included in their design and layout process during the months before the wedding. The transformation was amazing. It was truly impressive to see so many friends and family helping the day of the wedding… everything from setting up the food, to finishing touches with the decorating, to valet parking the cars. It was a magical night.”
All images courtesy of EMinDee Images. All Rights Reserved.
We’re loving Katie and Keith’s rustic outdoor Montana wedding. This farm fresh wedding has some beautiful handmade details from groomsmen boutonnieres to the bridesmaids head pieces. The rustic feeling, vintage dress, and amazingly long dinning table in this country setting make this one of our favorite outdoor weddings. Their wedding photographer, Jessica Lowry from Cocoa Blue did an amazing job capturing this rustic wedding. Great ready to yearn for summer and the outdoor wedding season!
Jessica tells us, “Katie and Keith were married on the family homestead farm of Katie’s family in Trego, Montana. She made the peacock head pieces that her bridesmaids wore as well and the boutineers for the groomsmen. The cake was made by a friend who also decorated it. All of the food was grown on local Montana farms and prepared by their good friend Tim of The Cuisine Machine. Both of the dresses the bridesmaids wore (both sisters of the bride) were vintage from the their Grandmother. The long table in the field was decorated with vintage glass from Katie’s family. She purchased her headpiece on etsy. The flowers the girls carried were harvested from a friend’s farm and donated to the wedding. The bride and groom wrote their own vows and the bride’s maid of honor Kassi married them.”
If you love these photos and want to see more images from this Montana wedding photographer, check out Jessica’s site http://www.cocoablue.com . You can also view Cocoa Blue’s listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.
All images courtesy of Cocoa Blue. All Rights Reserved.