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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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: YellowBrick Graphics

Today’s stationer interview is with the talented Mickenzie of YellowBrick Graphics based in Kansas City, MO! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

After completing my degree in Advertising, I wanted to pursue a career as a Graphic Designer. My husband and I moved to Alabama shortly after I finished school, and in the midst of meeting wonderful new friends in a new home, I was asked to design a wedding invitation. I enjoyed the experience so much that I continued on the journey and started YellowBrick. After awhile, my husband joined the team and we love creating beautiful wedding invitations for our lovely clients!

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Real Wedding: Julia and Brandon's Wedding by Will Pursell Photography (10)

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Will Pursell Photography, is a delightful blend of quirky and refined. Here’s more about the wedding and the happy couple from Will Pursell:

Julia and Brandon celebrated their wedding at Secret Garden in Abbotsford, BC. They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the gardens at the venue, and the reception was in a beautiful greenhouse. All the details were DIY-ed by the bride and groom. They made each an every little origami crane that were hung as a backdrop behind the table and scattered throughout the guest tables. Julia’s bouquet was custom made out of paper. She loves the Lord of the Rings, so she made a special request to get some of the flowers in the bouquet to be made from some pages of the Lord of the Rings books.

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Get to Know a Wedding Vendor: Glo

Today’s Wedding Vendor interview is with Taryn of Glo, an innovative company that offers paperless wedding invitations and matching websites! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Taryn, the founder of Glo, which I started almost 5 years ago. I have a business background, and I love technology, so that makes running Glo lots of fun. Glo helps modern-minded engaged couples invite, inform and organize their wedding guests. We offer an integrated suite of email wedding invitations, responsive wedding websites, online RSVPs and guest messaging tools.

With Glo, you can:

  • Send Glövites: beautiful email wedding invitations, save-the-dates and even a group thank you. All of our online designs have matching paper designs available to order too.
  • Create a Glösite: your multi-page, responsive wedding website. You can personalize like crazy by adding photos or slideshows, videos, interactive maps, or any other widget. You can even specify which guests can view each page.
  • Add unlimited events to your website (e.g., rehearsal dinner and reception) and select which guests are able to view each event. The website only shows the correct events to each guest, thus preventing hurt feelings.
  • Add unlimited RSVP questions for each event, seamlessly collect responses, and view them online or download them to a .csv file. Guests can edit RSVP responses for their entire household, preventing duplicate RSVPs. You can also update your guests’ RSVP responses online.
  • Easily communicate with all or some of your guests before and after the wedding celebration using the easy messaging tool. It’s super easy to ping and remind guests to RSVP or send last minute updates.

You can choose from a range of Glö designs – or upload your own design. Our invitations and websites are responsive, which means they are beautiful on any mobile, tablet or computer device.

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Happy, Cutesy Friday Lovelies

Happy, Cutesy Friday Lovelies
Photo credit: Rachel Wilder via Flickr

Imagine you were a flower girl (once upon a time ago!) and were given the single task of looking cute while throwing petals down the aisle, alongside some boy who probably thought you had the cooties. Well, what if you ended up walking down the aisle (for a second time!) two decades later with that very same boy. The adorable flower girl and ring bearer in the picture above you may be siblings but these two weren’t… and that is their love story! Talk about deja vu! Catch the story in this week’s trending topics, interviews, features, real weddings & more.

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