Grey, Coral & Mint Confetti Wedding Invitation Suite (5)

This fun, whimsical wedding invitation suite comes to us from Brown Fox Creative, based in Fort Worth, TX! Here’s Brown Fox Creative to tell us more:

Stephanie was an absolute pleasure to work for. She has an easygoing, playful nature, and she wanted her invitation suite to match her and her fiances’ personalities. So confetti in her colors — mint and coral — seemed the obvious choice. When it came to including the menu choices on the RSVP, of course we had to follow suit with fun icons as well!

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in Portland, OR: Picshare Party (5)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Jeremy Senn, Developer and Creator of Picshare Party, based in Portland, OR! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

As a Ruby on Rails full-stack developer that likes photography and getting down at weddings, I realized that the typical wedding picture sharing process is broken and needed to be “debugged”. Typically, there are three ways brides and grooms try and gather the pictures that their guests take at their wedding:

  • Text friends and family directly asking for any pictures after the wedding.
  • Try and convince everyone attending their wedding to download and install a phone app before the wedding, then post pictures via the app during.
  • Place disposable cameras around the wedding venue and hope that people will contribute.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Ilkley, England: Jenny Maden Photography (5)

Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Jenny Maden of Jenny Maden Photography, based in Ilkley, England! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

A friendly face who works to achieve very natural and relaxed photography, which ultimately ‘tells the story’ of your wedding day (including the moments that you may actually have missed yourselves).

My approach is very relaxed. At times I slink in to the background to document what is going on around me….and at other times (typically during the couples portraits) I work directly with my couples to achieve beautiful but genuine images of them together, as a married couple. I really take time to get to know my couples as its really key that they feel at ease with me and in front of the lens. I work to capture expressions and moments that are real and authentic – this is really key. As we chat and joke, I am constantly watching the light, the image composition and the angle in which I’m shooting, to ensure that the final images are polished and flattering – as well as natural.

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Romantic Vintage Inspired Vow Renewal (7)

This gorgeous red and white winter vow renewal comes to us from Marianne Blackham Photography, based in Washington, DC! Here’s Marianne to tell us more:

Set in the middle of snow-covered D.C., this January vow renewal put a vintage twist on the modern architecture of the American Institute of Architects. The setting and décor were perfect for the couple that wanted a classic event with a little bit of edge. The ceremony took place outside with snow still covering the city. Bride Hayley had a classic, sparkling, white ball gown, topped off with a fancy, vintage up-do by Liz Miiller Beauty, a dainty garter from The Garter Girl, and a luxurious wedding cape to keep warm. Hayley and Luke endured the cold for a romantic ceremony, officiated by Larissa Parks and with music from the Dapper DJs, before heading inside the institute for an even more romantic reception.

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Opulent Gothic Wedding Inspiration (10)

We’re absolutely swooning over all the amazing details in this moody styled shoot, brought to us by Prêt à Papier, based in Dubai, UAE! Here’s Prêt à Papier to tell us more:

Gothic Romance styled shoot inspired by the dark and moody colours of fall and with the weather changing and festivities in the air, we chose to go with maroons, deep burgundy and mix it with this season’s black and gold. It was just in time for Halloween but the blend of colours seems to fit in well with this time of the year, when everyone is in the mood to glam it up and put out the sparkle.

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Timelessly Elegant Wedding with Burgundy Details (4)

This elegant and romantic wedding comes to us from Mindy Sue Photography, based in Cleveland, OH! Here’s Mindy to tell us more:

A gorgeous, natural and lush styled wedding at historic hotel in downtown Cleveland!? Vibrant personalities from the couple shine through at this wedding with stunning stationery, a trendsetting guest book and overall absolutely drool-worthy portraits taken at Wade Lagoon at Cleveland Museum of Art. When working with a bride who has a clear theme and style for her wedding, it is my dream as a planner because the ideas, designs, and possibilities are endless!

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12 Things to Include in Your Wedding Invitation (4)

Today’s thoughtful guest post comes to us from Sara Roberts of Sai Digital Photography, based in London, England! Enjoy:

Your wedding invitation renders the first peek into your wedding day, so the invitations should shine considerably. People often dismiss the aspect of the invitation before planning for their wedding theme and style because it is usually sent way before the wedding itself. A blend of thematic elements, the right names, venue and style for the actual day and the invite itself, can give an idea to guests about how much you care about the occasion, while also making sure that you care about guests. Not sure where to begin your invitation card planning? Here is everything you need to take care of for wedding invitation card:

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die cut floral wedding invite

floral wedding invitation suitePhoto Credit: Daylight Fading Photography

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Ashley Barado, Owner of InvitoBella, LLC based in Hammond, LA. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I’ve always been creative and loved crafts. I started InvitoBella in 2011 when making invitations for family & friends became a passion and an idea for a business was formed. I was being asked to make invitations and/or event brochures regularly so I decided to go for it. Like they say, “go big or go home.” What started out as a hobby became my business!

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gorgeous wedding venue

bride and groom on the dockPhoto Credits: Love by Serena

Welcome to another lovely venue walkthrough! Today, we’re taking a virtual tour of Historic London Town and Gardens located in Annapolis, MD. Keara Mahan, the venue’s Director of Events and Sales, will be our tour guide. Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about your venue:

Created in 1683 by the Maryland legislature, London Town became an important tobacco port and a major player in the colonial trans-Atlantic trade network. It also served as an important ferry crossing on the main north-south route in the colonies, connecting Charleston, South Carolina with Boston, Massachusetts. As a center of transportation and trade, London Town reached its heyday in the 1720s, rivaling nearby Annapolis in terms of economic activity. The prominence of London Town began to fade in the mid-1700s and with the lack of trade during the American Revolutionary War; the port town simply could not survive. Once a vibrant town of 100 acres, consisting of 30 to 40 occupied lots and an estimated population of 300 people, London Town began to disappear from the landscape. Only a few buildings lasted into the 20th century, one of which is the impressive brick building, known as the William Brown House, built circa 1760 as an upscale tavern for travelers crossing the South River by ferry boat.

Tucked back on a bluff overlooking the South River, today Historic London Town and Gardens is set on over 23 acres. Just minutes from downtown Annapolis, our clients enjoy the peace of a waterfront setting with none of the hustle, bustle, or traffic. From our gardens to the historic brick William Brown House, to our 185-foot pier where you can arrive or depart by boat, our grounds boast extensive photo opportunities.

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Festive and Colorful Wedding in Mexico (12)

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Jorge Pastrana Studio, (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) is full of romance, colorful details and fun candid moments! Here’s Jorge to tell us more:

On this occasion, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Ana and Raul that was celebrated in the beautiful and historical city of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato.

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