Meet a Wedding Jeweler in San Francisco, CA: Kelly Morgen Jewelry (4)

Today’s interview is with jewelry designer Kelly Morgen, Owner of Kelly Morgen Jewelry, based in San Francisco, CA!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I have been bringing stories to life since 2005! I create each of my unique goddess necklaces using the ancient techniques of the Italian masters, with whom I studied in Florence. Every piece tells a empowering story of love, passion, creativity, healing, and more. Much like talismans of old, my necklaces are designed to be worn throughout the course of your life, lending strength and inspiration to your expression of you. I also bring my training with a Cherokee shaman and silversmith to my art, wedding a legacy of fine craftsmanship to healing intention. I use a traditional jeweler’s hand-saw and flame torch, as well as the maritime art of scrimshaw to carve my goddesses’ faces onto recycled piano keys. My work has been featured in international art magazine Ornament as well as fine art galleries worldwide, celebrity collections, and the Russell-Cotes Museum in England. I was officially licensed in 2015 by the Mucha family to carry on the art nouveau style of Alphonse Mucha, the father of the Art Nouveau movement.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in New York, NY: ThirstyNest (8)

hands of young people toasting with champagne glasses

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Jacki of ThirstyNest (New York, NY) a brilliant wedding registry focused on wine and spirits! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I actually grew up in the wine industry so I’ve known the right glassware to use since I was ten years old. That lead to me falling in love with the wine world and inevitably working in it for many years to come. I eventually received my advanced degree from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and spent over a decade working in various facets over the years.

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beautiful bride getting ready

beautiful bride getting ready

Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Mitch Lenet, Owner of  Mitch Lenet Weddings based in Ottawa, Ontario!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m Mitch Lenet and I lead a team of professional wedding photographers in Ottawa. We  invest a lot of time in truly understanding and working with our clients’ vision of their wedding day. We understand that planning a wedding is likely a first for many of our clients, therefore, we emphasize clear communication and guidance that surpasses the parameters of photography. We are present to our clients through the the entire process; from our first meeting until their wedding day and follow-up. My team naturally finds beauty, elegance and personality in each of our weddings and we tell those stories through the lens of the camera.

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classic wedding portrait

Timeless Cape Cod Wedding

We can’t get enough of today’s real wedding! From the stunning location to the impeccable details; what’s not to love? Here’s wedding planner Jyl Deering of Chancey Charm to tell us more:

Suzanne and Scott said “I do” during a beautiful waterside ceremony infant of the Edgartown Lighthouse, overlooking the water and the boats passing by. Everything about their day was simple, sweet and that made it so them!

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Swan Lake Themed Wedding Inspiration (3)

swan lake inspired bridal portrait

We’re loving all of the romantic details and the dreamy location of today’s styled shoot brought to us by Heather K Cook Photography, based in Atlanta, GA! Here’s Heather to tell us more:

They are a modern couple but fell in love with the romance and timeless love of Swan Lake.The session was photographed at Berry College in Rome, GA.The castle pictures were taken at the Ford Buildings and the lake pictures were captured at Swan Lake in the Mountain Campus of Berry College.

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Fun-filled County Fair Wedding (1)

bride and groom at the fair

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Chris Withers Photography (Springfield, IL) is fun, laid-back and full of charming details! Here’s Chris to tell us more:

Nan and Robbie are a fun and easy-going couple. Their quirky personalities and passionate love for one another allowed this day to be one where anything goes. We ran around the fair and mixed it in with a day of candid love and traditional events.

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Vintage Backyard Barn Wedding

Vintage Backyard Barn Wedding

This gorgeous barn wedding, brought to us by Liv Lyszyk Photography (Grand Rapids, MI) has a warm, laid-back vibe and lots of sweet vintage-inspired details! Here’s Liv to tell us more:

I’m excited to share Katie and Colin’s gorgeous vintage backyard barn wedding! Katie and Colin have to be two of the most laid back and in love people I’ve ever met. When I met with them to talk about their wedding they just gushed about how excited they were to tie the knot. This was a day full of elegant details and romantic elements. The couple wanted it to be a relaxed wedding and they definitely achieved that.

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Our friends at Pixelicious (Montreal, QC) created this helpful list of simple posing tips to help you feel at ease in front of the camera on the big day. Enjoy!

1. Start by turning the body slightly away from the camera

We tend to avoid photographing female subjects straight on as this makes her look widest by seeing the full width between both shoulders. The other extreme is to turn the body completely sideways but this will emphasize the arm and the profile angle of the subject’s face, not always flattering for someone with a long or crooked nose. Therefore we only need to turn just slightly to capture a slimmer silhouette. As to turning left or right, that’s just a personal preference but girls tend to have a “better side”, we go with that if it makes her more comfortable.

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gorgeous bride wearing vintage inspired gown and accessories

elegant, vintage inspired cake and wedding details

This incredibly romantic, vintage inspired styled shoot comes to us from Grier Cooper Photography, based in San Francisco, CA! Here’s Grier to tell us more:

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin used to host weddings only for couples who were members of the church – until now! Voulez Events, a wedding planning company based in San Francisco, coordinated a styled shoot in collaboration with Bay Area vendors to celebrate this heavenly venue in the Marina.

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