Romance, elegance and minimalism combine in this gorgeous calligraphic invitation suite, brought to us by Los Angeles based stationery designer KidGolightly Calligraphy! Here’s more from KidGolightly:
What inspired this stationery design is a particular scene from Breakfast At Tiffany’s – it was the telegram she received (although the news was a bit sad). So, I wanted to create a design that almost resembles a 1950s telegram. Taking that inspiration and putting a modern twist to it, making it a bit more minimalist in structure and assuring its simplicity to stand the test of time.
Today’s awesome guest post, brought to us by Ginny Bartolone of Simply Eloped is a fascinating read about the history of the white wedding dress and how the tradition evolved. Enjoy!
When my husband and I tied the knot in 2014, exploring the complex, century-old wedding traditions was one of the most fascinating parts of planning our big day. The stories about why we carry flowers, wear wedding rings, and have wedding parties deeply fascinated me—and understanding their backstories enriched the whole experience of choosing which traditions were right for us. Now, as I continue to work in the wedding industry, and as I attend my friends’ celebrations, I’m beginning to see more and more non-white, unique wedding dress choices—allowing brides to more widely celebrate and express their one-of-a-kind personalities. At first, I thought this was a new trend, especially as wedding designs are slowly simplifying and returning to a more natural, DIY perspective.
Today’s styled shoot, brought to us by Wendy of Asian Fusion Weddings is the perfect inspiration for a multicultural winter wedding! Here’s Wendy to tell us more:
Canadians are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation and February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day. This is not only a powerfully symbol, it is a tremendously meaningful one in our Canadian identity. Canadian history may not be as long as other nations, but it is still certainly rich with much to celebrate.
Today’s charming engagement shot comes to us from Bob Mackowski of Open Aperture Photography, based in New Bern, NC! Here’s Bob to tell us more:
Ernie’s proposal to Erin took place next to the fountain in James Reed Lane, a notable local alleyway, in historic downtown New Bern. As far as Erin knew, it was supposed to be a couples’ portrait of the two of them. It started out like that with us taking a couple portraits.
Weddings are wonderful but doubtlessly stressful for the people organising them. Holly from Will Williams Meditation, who help people tackle stress and reduce anxiety with meditation, explains how to manage wedding nerves as a couple:
Getting married is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do, but unfortunately, excitement often goes hand-in-hand with some nervousness! Whether it’s wedding-planning stress, anxiety at being the centre of attention, or worry that it’s all going to go wrong at the last minute, weddings can make you pretty apprehensive. But no matter how uneasy or stressed out you get, there are things you can do to manage wedding nerves, together!
This fun, free-spirited engagement shoot comes to us from Chelsea of Capture Create Studios, based in Sacramento, California! Here’s Chelsea to tell us more:
We had an engagement session set up for a beautiful location in Sacramento that ended up not working out… luckily we came across a generous fellow photographer who offered us his property to use up in the El Dorado mountains! From one direction you could see the snow capped Tahoe mountains and on the other side you could see a glimpse of Yosemite! This was a beautiful shoot and a gorgeous property with two of the happiest and cutest people we have met!
Today’s gorgeous real wedding brought to us by Jyl Deering of Chancey Charm Boston and Cape Cod is an elegant water-front soirée brimming with vintage details! Here’s Jyl to tell us more:
Kiwi and Lin wanted a 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding, on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Guests traveled from around the globe, and their closest family and friends – a group of about 60 – made the long journey on the beautiful fall day!
Whimsy and elegance blend beautifully in this rustic wedding invitation suite brought to us by Laura Macchia, based in Montpelier, VT! Here’s Laura to tell us more:
This letterpress suite was designed for Rich and Sasha’s summer wedding in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. After our first conversation, it was clear that Sasha wanted invitations that would give their guests a feel for her home state. She was also really attracted to my custom venue illustrations so we decided the main invitation would feature the lovely Austrian-inspired Trapp Family Lodge.