TGIF! Who's on Cloud Nine this Friday

TGIF! Who's on Cloud Nine this Friday
Photo credit: John Hope Photography via Flickr

What’s the one thing no couple can control on their wedding day? The weather. According to The Telegraph UK, however, a luxury travel company claims it can guarantee that the only cloud you will see on your special day is, well, Cloud Nine!

Oliver Travel’s weather modification technique called ‘cloud seeding’ comes with an expensive price tag, but does ensure a ‘perfect’, rain-free wedding day. It got me thinking, however, rainy real wedding submissions are actually some of the most gorgeous we’ve seen, including a rainy winter wedding shared with us by Holly Von Lanken photography earlier this week.

Tell us what you think about this cloud buster in the comments below!

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Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Madelinne Grey Photography (5)

Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Madelinne Grey Photography (2)

Today’s photographer interview is with Madelinne of Madelinne Grey Photography based in Austin, TX! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

My name is Madelinne Grey and I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer located in Austin, Texas. I specialize in non-traditional, alternative and offbeat weddings. I love what I do.  I started as a professional photographer in 2008, but  I’ve been in love with photography for long before that. My style ranges from creative semi-posed shots to photojournalistic candids.

I especially love weddings. Weddings are a huge deal, but the details and moments that make them up are what makes each one special. The bouquet that you spent five hours making. The prayer your father quietly says before the ceremony. The laughter. The tears. Everything. That’s why you hire me. I capture all of those memories and feelings for you, from start to finish so you can relive them every time you open your album.

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Real Wedding: Jessica and Matt's New Orleans Elopement by Eye Wander Photo (13)

Real Wedding: Jessica and Matt's New Orleans Elopement by Eye Wander Photo (13)

This stylish elopement comes to us from Aaron of Eye Wander Photo based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Here’s what Aaron has to say about this lovely couple and their big day:

Jessica and Matt celebrated their love by eloping in New Orleans City Park. These beautiful moments were shared with just a few close friends and family. The simplicity of their wedding allowed for everyone to enjoy the gorgeous environment and focus on the couples love for one another. We love the photo of the couple under the massive oak trees.

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Real Wedding: Charlotte and Bill's Enchanted Castle Wedding by Villetto Photography (1)

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Bill's Enchanted Castle Wedding by Villetto Photography (1)

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Kelly Villetto of Villetto Photography, is timelessly beautiful and utterly magical! Here’s more about the wedding and the lovely couple form Kelly:

When you think of princesses and knights in shining armor Charlotte & Bill really fit the fairytale to a tee. Bill Miller’s Castle set on a picturesque Connecticut property was the absolutely perfect setting for these nuptials. Everything about their wedding day felt like a fairytale. The soft baby’s breathe, the lavender highlights, the princess dress and of course the glass slippers or in this case Badgley Mischka slippers! Charlotte and Bill are both so quiet and soft and their castle marriage was something out of a Jane Austen novel. You can’t get more classic than this…

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This edgy and elegant styled shoot comes to us from Tara of the Berkshire Wedding Collective! Here’s more about the inspiration behind the shoot and the talented team that pulled it all together:

For 16 years, Tara Consolati drove by the abandoned, crumbling Great Barrington Fairgrounds. And for 16 years, she was oddly struck by its beauty. What used to be a bustling center of activity—a horse track which drew huge crowds season after season—was now weathered and forgotten! Then, in 2014, when Tara founded the Berkshire Wedding Collective, she knew that she wanted to assemble a team of wedding professionals to produce a beautiful styled shoot—one that incorporated the non-traditional beauty of the dilapidated structures with the mainstream loveliness of a modern-day wedding. One that encouraged the collaboration of several Berkshire Wedding Collective members.

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Real Wedding: Megan and David's Winter Wedding by Holly Von Lanken Photography (4)

Real Wedding: Megan and David's Winter Wedding by Holly Von Lanken Photography (4)

This gorgeous winter wedding comes to us from Holly of Holly Von Lanken Photography, Atlanta, GA! Here’s what she has to say about this wedding and the happy couple:

Megan and David’s beautiful winter wedding was held on January 3rd, 2015 in Macon, GA. It rained all morning, but lightened up to a mist for most of the day. The day flowed so well and no one seemed stressed despite the rain. I loved the simple, yet stunning details of the event – from the fur stole, to ceremony decor, to the donut tower of a groom’s cake! Megan even wore her mom’s garter that has stayed in their family. The couple met because David’s mom actually set them up! Talk about a great match maker! Love this couple. They are stunning – both on the inside and out.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: North Shore Weddings and Events (5)

Today’s planner interview is with Megan Estrada of North Shore Weddings and Events based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

North Shore Weddings and Events is a Full Service Wedding Planning company servicing the Chicagoland area and Midwest.  I created the company and started servicing events about 4 years ago.  I had always wanted to move, from the catering and venue side of the event planning business, to the client side.  Wedding Planning is the PERFECT job for my skill set and I love working with my clients to see their wedding dreams actualized.

Every event is unique, just like the people planning it. The wedding planning process therefore has to be tailored to each client. I provide structure and guidance to keep organized, stay within a budget and attain the wedding or event beyond the client’s initial expectations.  Unique events require extra creativity, not necessarily expenditures.  The goal is to produce the most creative and individual event within the conditions designated by the client.

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Friday Roundups Get Quirky!

Friday Roundups Get Quirky!
Photo credit: Krista Photography via Flickr

I just love it when a couple isn’t afraid of incorporating fun, unique details into their special day ~ whether it be a pair of colorful knee high socks (like the gorgeous bride in Wednesday’s real wedding) or an unconventional arch like the one you see above! Do you have any quirky real weddings you’d like to share? Email [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our weddings blog. Can’t wait to see what you send us. :)

Quirky real weddings + more!

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Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Kelly Embry Photography (11)

Today’s photographer interview is with Kelly of Kelly Embry Photography based in Atlanta, GA! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

My name is Kelly Embry and I am a wedding & portrait photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. I am terrible at talking about myself, lol. Let’s see, I have been studying photography since I was 14, did freelance work for a few years after high school while waiting tables, and then finally at 24 I put myself through college. I attended the Savannah College of Art & Design and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography. My studies there focused on portrait, fashion, and documentary photography. I am also a painter and I love cats.

A huge part of my company is the relationships that I form with my clients. I take a limited number of weddings each year to ensure that I can dedicate myself to creating the ideal wedding imagery for each of my clients. I love getting to know my couples and creating a fun experience for them throughout the process of planning and shooting their wedding day. I suppose I have a very hands on approach to how I run my business, but that’s just how I am, a bit of a perfectionist I suppose. If you have chosen me as your photographer, you get my knowledge, my experience, and my friendship, and I will assist you in any way that I am able to ensure that your wedding day is absolutely amazing.

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Real Wedding: Stephanie and Matt's DIY Rustic Wedding by Nathan Desch Photography, LLC (15)

This beautiful and laid-back wedding, brought to us by Nathan Desch Photography, LLC, is full of heartfelt details. Enjoy!

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