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Jul 30, 2012 / 8 notes

wedding photography questions for brides:

i have a couple of questions for you brides and future brides that i would LOVE to get some feedback about:

1. how many final edited photos do you expect from your wedding day

2. how much do you expect to pay for wedding photography? what is included in this price?

Rhinestone-Toe Ankle-Strap Flat at CUSP
these shoes are sold out, but missemilyjones loves them.  i’ve done a search and come up empty handed.
can you help find these shoes (or similar ones)?
Jul 24, 2012 / 7 notes

Rhinestone-Toe Ankle-Strap Flat at CUSP

these shoes are sold out, but missemilyjones loves them.  i’ve done a search and come up empty handed.

can you help find these shoes (or similar ones)?

Jul 12, 2012 / 33 notes

1940s + Parisian Inspired Wedding Gowns

My husband and I eloped. Now we are having a wedding for family and friends. He loves the 1940s and I love Paris (we met there, I really want it in the theme some how.) and I am having trouble finding a dress idea that could fit this. Any suggestions?

I love BHLDN and their beautiful wedding gowns so I’ll start there, here are three adorable dresses with a vintage feel:

Aiguille Gown $1,200

Fairy Song Gown $1,400

Lita Gown $2,400

- Other Brands -

Corrina Gown by J. Crew $495

If you aren’t afraid of a little color and want an authentic vintage dress, I found this gorgeous 1940s Gold Gown on Etsy from TrunkofDresses for $325

Look for something with sleeves, even if they are just cap sleeves.  Strapless wedding dresses and sweetheart necklines were not big in the 1940s.  I think that a 1940s theme fits perfectly with Paris… a glamorous era meets a glamorous location. 

And I’ll even post a hair suggestion for you:

this floral garter is so incredibly gorgeous!  unfortunately it has been floating around tumblr with no source for me to include to identify it… does anyone know who made it/where it is available?
update:  sarahvantassel answered:  it looks very similar to mine! & here is where i got it: http://www.etsy.com/shop/woomipyo?ref=seller_info
i think you are right sarah, thank you!
May 25, 2012 / 95 notes

this floral garter is so incredibly gorgeous!  unfortunately it has been floating around tumblr with no source for me to include to identify it… does anyone know who made it/where it is available?

update: sarahvantassel answered: it looks very similar to mine! & here is where i got it: http://www.etsy.com/shop/woomipyo?ref=seller_info

i think you are right sarah, thank you!

May 4, 2012 / 17 notes

hot bridal lingerie and boudoir photo wardrobe choices

missemilyjones asked:holly- any suggestions on where to get hot bridal lingere? im looking for something to wear under my dress that helps hold everything in place but isnt an eyesore like spanx. i dont want my skivvies to be embarassing at the end of the night!

agent provocateur has some amazing corset pieces including a couple in a bridal line such as these two:

the classic corset $470

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Apr 25, 2012 / 2 notes

peaceloveshenanigans asked: Do you know the designer of the high-necked dress in front of the cacti? That's exactly the style I'm looking for!

Here’s the info on the dress below: the style is called “Colin” it was designed by Delphine Manivet, available at Lovely! Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

Apr 13, 2012 / 9 notes

scottishcharmm-deactivated20130 asked: I need help with wedding skincare, I have left it pretty late i get married in 2 n a half months. I am on a budget so can't really afford high end stuff! I'm a drugstore girl through and through! So anything you can find in superdrug/boots is my thing! I need something to even my skintone out? and just something to clear my face of little pimples and blackheads?! help :( thank youu!

i’m a drugstore girl too, but sometimes i splurge on the clinique system if i’m having major breakout problems…  for the past couple of months i have been using neutrogena oil free acne wash (the pink grapefruit kind) after reading rave reviews.  i’m a big fan, but if i use it twice a day every day it has a tendency to dry out my skin which could have just been because i started using it during the winter.

check out this marie claire article "how to wash your face", drink no less than 64oz of water per day, and try out 5 natural ways to remove blackheads.  2 months gives you plenty of time to get your skincare under control!

anyone else have suggestions they would like to share?

Feb 14, 2012 / 8 notes

wildterrain asked: can you recommend a wedding magazine you like?

sure thing:

  1. martha stewart weddings, of course, i just love martha she rocks at weddings
  2. weddings unveiled, so gorgeous and you can read the whole thing online on their website!
Dec 16, 2011 / 1 note

raachmau asked: look at your local city/state zoo! they have a million animals, and all really cool like that

ok, i was all confused like what the hell are you talking about… then i finally remembered that i posted this photo/question about where to buy animal masks.

i saw some at the national zoo in DC, but they were pretty expensive, unfortunately we don’t have a zoo close to here.  the ones that i found on amazon are mostly too childish/cheap to hold up in a photo booth i think.  *maybe* if i got this animal faces book and laminated the masks they would last for a while.

Dec 14, 2011 / 2 notes
Dec 1, 2011 / 1 note

pinkidea asked: I Love everything you did !. I wish you can organize my wedding :))) i dont even have a bf :DD but girls always think about their weddings right? :)

thank you doll!  i am actually a photographer, not a wedding planner.  maybe i should try my hand at it though, running a wedding blog has to be quite a bit like planning an actual wedding right?

and i’m not engaged or married, but i’ve been running this tumblr for years so what does that tell you?  and i’ve heard plenty of responses from ladies who are married, but still obsess about wedding things, it’s a girl thing, wedding love forever!

Oct 22, 2011 / 38 notes

black and white wedding

tonifox23 asked: I love your blog, It’s so beautiful! My mom is getting married in May and I am getting so many ideas. It’s black and white theme so if you could please post some more black and white i would really appreciate it! <3

thank you and sure thing… check out these black and white ideas:

black and white wedding cakes

black and white anemone bouquet

black and white striped sash

black sash, white dress, black shoes

and black and white inspiration boards

also check out the black and white tag for old posts

Oct 1, 2011 / 32 notes

inexpensive wedding catering options or alternatives

Anonymous asked: Advice on catering your own wedding? or getting cheap food, like fast food or pizzas?!
ok, sometimes i think you guys are just messing with me with the "ask" feature, but this one seems at least half-way legit so i will give you some advice for some ideas that won’t look so tacky as a silver platter of whoppers or a stack of dominos boxes.
  • plan your ceremony for a time when folks will have just finished a meal.  instead of having a full on multiple course meal set up a dessert bar with cakes, candies, cookies, and pies that you have made yourself with the help of your loving family members.
  • plan your ceremony for morning so the reception is would be like a friendly brunch.  breakfast items are usually less expensive to prepare.  you could have a waffle maker set up with batter and various add-ins for guests to make their own, fresh fruit, an omelet station, etc…
  • if you are having a small, outdoor wedding you could have a cookout and hit up a sams club for a massive quantity of meat, buns, and brews.
  • potluck
  • food trucks, like the ones that serve tacos or burgers and drive around big cities.  we don’t have them around here unfortunately, but they do cost less than hiring a caterer.
  • make the food yourself with the help of your family members [if you already have a lot of diy projects going on with your wedding, choosing this option might will make you lose your mind]

and just to clarify, i love the idea of eating pizza at a wedding, but the thought of the pizza hut delivery guy rolling up in the middle of the ceremony makes me cringe, almost as much as the idea of eating cold chicken mcnuggets and french fries.

keep in mind that a smaller guest list equals a smaller bill overall, even if you self-cater your wedding, plus you get to spend more time with each individual attending friend and family member.  and sacrificing something small like programs or buying your wedding dress second hand can help you move some of your budget funds to use towards food cost.

Sep 29, 2011 / 67 notes

a casual picnic wedding

Anonymous asked: Hi! Do you or any of your followers have any fun ideas for a casual picnic wedding? Most of us don’t really like to dance, so I’m looking for other types of entertainment that wouldn’t be tacky but still fit in the picnic theme. Thanks!

as far as entertainment goes, i’m always a huge fan of photobooths [you get photos at the end and it keeps guests entertained so it’s a win, win!].  your guests will probably be sitting down so any kind of simple board games [i personally love chinese checkers] or classic cards.  try setting up some lawn games like croquet or bocce ball.  and here are some photos for inspiration that are not related at all to your entertainment…

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[free “let’s picnic” invitations]

these yellow gingham invitations may be a bit too informal for a wedding, but i’ll leave it up to you to determine whether or not they are a good fit.

vintage picnic basket wedding invitations from minted

i love how the wedding venue is the same as the reception venue and the food has already been distributed in a variety of vintage picnic baskets.

keep in mind that some of your guests might not be physically able to get down on the ground to sit… depending on your location, hay bales with quilts over them could be an option for these guests or traditional picnic tables.

do any of you have any suggestions for a casual picnic wedding?

Sep 22, 2011 / 30 notes

movie theater themed wedding

Anonymous asked:Do you have any suggestions for a movie theater location and movie themed wedding. We love horror movies (But all kinds of movies as well) but we want to keep it classy. Thanks :)
i can’t really do anything to help with a movie theater location (especially without your location miss anon), but i can show you some photos for inspiration.  keep in mind that the lighting in movie theaters is HORRIBLE and an absolute nightmare for your photographer.  my suggestion is to set up a cozy outdoor movie theater for your reception.