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Handmade Fall Wedding: Leigh + John-Luke

This handmade Fall wedding was spectacular! The bride Leigh and the groom John-Luke incorporated fall themed decor with bunting, custom signage, and much more. Their wedding was held in California’s wine country at a beautiful location called Murrieta’s Well. The winery’s magnificent feeling combined with the fall colors, and many details are sure to offer you some inspiration! Working to capture Leigh and John-Luke’s wedding and all of it’s splendor was photographer Jeannie Guzis. Find out more after the click…

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Handmade Fall Wedding

Their photographer Jeannie tells us, “What a lovely day. The most memorable things about this day were the incredible hearts that swelled with emotion, love, and support. Leigh and John-Luke had an unforgettable first look, with tears and laughter. This was a couple who loved each other so deeply. Leigh, with the help of her mom and other family members, handmade nearly all details of the day, from her flowers and his boutonniere, to her veil and lace sleeves on her dress, to all the reception details that had a vintage and Autumn theme. Leigh and John-Luke also planned lots of surprises throughout the day: groomsman’s superhero shirts, funny dances with mustaches during announcements, and major silliness with clown noses and painter’s caps during dancing. All these details came from the couples’ hearts, because they wanted to show their appreciation for all the guests attending.”

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - Murrieta's Well wedding

Vendors + Details:

Flowers, Boutonnieres: Handmade
Catering and Cake: Wente Vineyards
DJ / Entertainment: Vive Entertainment
Shoes: Naya

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

All images courtesy of Jeannie Guzis, Photographer. All Rights Reserved.

Jonathan + Lindsey’s Marbles Kids Museum Wedding

Fun, fun, fun! Jonathan and Lindsey’s wedding was exactly that, fun! Their wedding planning led them to one of the coolest places in Raleigh, the Marbles Kids Museum. Their Marbles Kids Museum Wedding is something unique and creative. The museum’s colorful themes and cool atmosphere made for some incredible wedding photos. We can only imagine how much fun their wedding guests had that night and how they’ll always remember Jonathan and Lindsey’s wedding. Their wedding day excitement was captured by photographer Carolyn from Carolyn Scott Photography.

Carolyn tells us, “It was held at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a beautiful and fun space! The couple, both math professors, made the most out of their surroundings and enjoyed every minute of it!”

Did you enjoy this wedding? Check out more couples happily captured from this Raleigh wedding photographer at Carolyn Scott Photography. Make sure to visit Carolyn’s North Carolina Ad in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Carolyn Scott Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Destination: Nick + Ella’s San Francisco Wedding

With wedding day balloons abound, Nick and Ella celebrated their San Francisco wedding at the historical Old Mint. Nick and Ella incorporated beautiful details and added their own symbolic elements into making their destination wedding absolutely perfect. Their photographer Jennifer Wiley from JWiley Photography captured the wedding day fun from start to finish.

Jennifer tells us, “This is such a beautiful couple, both inside and out. Nick & Ella had a small destination wedding witnessed by their closest friends & family who flew into San Francisco from as far away as Ireland! The couple is actually from Minnesota, but felt that San Fran is their home away from home and the city suits their nontraditional vibe. The vibe can best be understood as it was stated on the reception place cards “Our mission: to make today feel like all of our favorite people are giving us a hug at the same time.” Their ceremony & reception were held at the Old Mint which is an amazing old building that is in the process of being restored and was a really fantastic choice for this fun, offbeat wedding. Their wedding also incorporated eco and animal conscious elements like biodegradable balloons and exclusively vegetarian dishes at their reception.

Their ceremony was so unique. Each member of their wedding party walked up the aisle holding a balloon, and once they were all assembled Nick & Ella gathered the balloons together one by one for a big “balloon bouquet” that they released at the end of the ceremony. Nick, being a musician, also played a song on his guitar which did not leave a dry eye in the house, including their photographer. One of my favorite things that they did was to pass their rings around to each of their guests at their ceremony and asked that everyone impart happy vibes onto them for the future. Everyone present was just so full of love for the couple, and the overwhelming feeling of the day was beautiful, serene happiness. Oh, and on an artistic note, Ella, a photography lover herself asked if I’d shoot some of the day with a Holga film camera. This was such a great idea and created some really fun images too.”

Location: San Francisco, The Old Mint
Catering: Vesta Catering + Curry Up Now
Flowers: DIY!
Design & Decor: All DIY, including their kitty cat table cards :)
Dress: BCBG
Shoes: Stewart Weitzman

If you’re interested in finding out more about this wedding, check out Jennifer’s site http://www.jwileyphotography.com for more photography. Jennifer is a Chicago area wedding photographer.

You can also check out Jennifer’s Illinois listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of JWiley Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Tuscaloosa Wedding: Anna Clare + Casey

Planning a Tuscaloosa wedding? This is the post for you! Anna Clare and Casey’s gorgeous Tuscaloosa wedding was held in July at the prestigious NorthRiver Yacht Club. The yacht club served as an elegant ceremony and reception location for this Tuscaloosa wedding. Anna Clare and Casey celebrated their day among friends and relatives and included some details, like the beautiful brooch bouquet created by the bride, the bride’s “something blue” shoes, and the venue’s stairway, water views, and elegant ballroom. Read on to see more as captured by Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography

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The bride wore an elegant long wedding gown with cap sleeves and a short train.

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The bride wore these blue shoes as her ‘something blue’.

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If you love these photos and want to see more from this Birmingham wedding photographer, check out Spindle Photography. You can also check out Spindle Photography’s listing in the Bridal Book here.

All images courtesy of Spindle Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Custom Wedding Portraits: A Perfect Gift!

If you’re in search of a perfect gift for the bride and groom (or perhaps for your new love nest) you’ll love what we have to show you today! We spotted these incredible handmade custom wedding portraits by Emily’s Portraits, an artist who has always found herself drawn to portraying subjects, even as a kid. She tells us, “Even as a fifth grader, I was creating portraits for a quarter a piece!” How sweet! (Isn’t it amazing how the hobbies you acquire as a kid can continue to stay with you throughout your entire life?) Emily offers a unique artistic approach where she takes approximately 5-10 of your photos and works with the couple to decide the best image, medium, and size for your portrait. We think her work speaks for itself. Take a look…

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But that’s not all – be sure to visit Emily’s Portraits to see more of Emily’s beautiful work.

Happy Friday!

xo,
-E.

Connecticut Engagement Shoot: Tracy + Tom

We’re head over heels for engagement shoots that show off a couple’s chemistry. This Connecticut engagement shoot featuring Tracy and Tom is no exception! Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography did a beautiful job capturing these two lovebirds throughout many Connecticut hot spots, including an aquarium with some of the sweetest shots we’ve ever seen. Michelle fills us in on some background details of the day. Take it away, Michelle!

“This engagement shoot with Tracy and Tom in Mystic, Connecticut was so much fun! We started at the Mystic Aquarium and one of the beluga whales came right up behind where they were sitting and starting posing for the camera! He even made a kissy face at the glass. We saw jellyfish, sting rays and tons of tropical fish. After a healthy lunch of french fries, onion rings and hot dogs we made our way to the historical Mystic Seaport. This is an incredible outdoor marine time museum filled with character. After exploring the old boats and vintage charm it was off to the center of town for ice cream cones along the shore. This couple loves to laugh and it was a photographer’s dream capturing their chemistry. They are getting married this coming winter (there is a photo set of the numbers 12-10-11 from the buildings around town) and their day is going to be filled with handmade love! Can’t wait!”

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Thanks, Michelle, for sharing this beautiful engagement shoot with our readers. Tracy and Tom – you are such a cute couple! Best wishes as you prepare for your wedding day!

Michelle Gardella is a preferred photographer in The Bridal Book. View more of her gorgeous photography at her website.

Wilmington Bridal Shoot

We love shoots that give our brides tons of inspiration. This Wilmington bridal shoot is one of them! The bride, MaryEllen, struck poses + looked stunning at The Balcony on Dock Street. This location’s hardwood floors and original brick walls added a charming touch to the imagery. The photographer, Eric Boneske, provided details from the day: “When they offered the room for this bridal session, I jumped at the opportunity. It was exactly what I was thinking… lots of volume, and empty space for us to do whatever we wanted. To help out with details, we brought in the fabulous Kickstand Events ladies, who rocked the style and theme for the shoot. Hot Pink Cake Stand went over the top with the mini-cakes, and Reed’s Jewelers wanted to help with some jewelry to keep with the oyster/pearl theme. A special thanks to Caitlyn from Hypnotix Spalon who was on hand helping with hair, etc. throughout the shoot. Everyone did such a fantastic job, and it shows. Thanks so much to everyone for helping this whole thing come together!” Take a peek at the shoot + additional vendor information below:


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Love this shoot? You can check out the full post here for even more wedding day inspiration. Eric Boneske is a featured photographer in The Bridal Book.

Wilmington Bridal Shoot Vendors

Photography: Eric Boneske Photography, www.ericboneskephotography.com
Flower, Paper and Event Designer: Kickstand Events, www.kickstandevents.com
Mini-Cakes: Hot Pink Cake Stand, www.hotpinkcakestand.com
Rentals: Party Suppliers and Rentals, www.partysuppliers.net
Decorative Accessories: The Fisherman’s Wife, www.thefishermanswife.com
Jewelry: Reeds, www.reeds.com
Hair Accessories: Joanne Miranda Designs, www.joannemirandadesigns.com
Hair Design: Caitlyn at Hypnotix Spalon
Venue: The Balcony on Dock, www.thebalconyondock.com

All images copyright Eric Boneske Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Ontario Engagement Shoot: Kristina + Jeff

We love this beautiful, rustic and natural Ontario engagement shoot by photographer Rosina Di Trolio. Kristina + Jeff (such a beautiful couple!) wanted “natural with a touch of vintage” for their engagement shoot. We think Rosina captured the look perfectly. The photos were taken in St. Thomas Ontario Canada, the Railway Capital of Canada. In fact, the photos on the railroad tracks are a tribute to Jeff’s father and grandfather, both of whom contributed to build the Canadian Railway for many years. The picnic photos were taken at Kettle Creek in St. Thomas. Rosina incorporated an old typewriter and added the love notes. The props and antiques were supplied by Antiques on the Side in St. Thomas Ontario. Read on to see this engagement session as it unfolded…

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Rustic Ontario Engagement Session
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Rustic Ontario Engagement Session
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Special thanks to Rosina for sharing these engagement photos! If you’re a bride-to-be looking for an engagement and wedding photographer in Ontario, check out Rosina’s website here.

xo,
-THE EB TEAM