Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Part I: Wedding Bouquets

I'll admit, I've been dragging a little bit this morning. 
It's been hard for me to get back into the swing of things after the long weekend, which I hope everyone enjoyed!  Originally, I had planned this post for later in the week but this morning,
I decided it was a better fit for today. 
Truth be told, I just wanted to peruse the internet for bouquets.

I could look at flowers all day long (and normally, I do).  I've always been envious of floral designers.  Their talent of arranging a wide variety of blooms is something I wish I had.  Over the past few months, I've been collecting some of my favorite bouquets and wanted to share a sample.  So, here's Part I of Wedding Bouquets.

Let me know which one is your fav!  Enjoy!

Image via Once Wed by Rinne Allen

Image by Jose Villa

Image via Pintrest

Image via Style Me Pretty

Image via Style Me Pretty

Image via Ruffled

Image via Tec Petaja

Friday, May 27, 2011

Billy Balls

I may have gone a little overboard but I just couldn't stop "researching" these little guys. 
I'm hoping that my habit of excessively collecting pics will show you a variety of different ways to incorporate billy balls into your wedding. 

Sidenote: They're actually called Craspedia but that sounds like some kind of creepy insect and billy ball is way more fun to say.  Available late Spring to early Fall, these happy little yellow flowers will add a texture and spunk to any arrangement, bouquet or bout. 

Hope everyone has a relaxing holiday weekend!

Image via Birch Blooms

 Image via Landlocked Bride

Images via Pintrest

 Image via Honey and Poppies

 Images via The Popes

Image via Which Goose

 Images via Landlocked Bride

 Image via The Goodness

 Image via Hostess

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Part II: Marissa + Steve

The thing I've always loved about Charleston is its character.  The history, picturesque backdrop and lush landscape is a combination that, in my opinion, few other locales can compete with...
and lucky for us it makes for some killer images!

In Part II of Marissa and Steve's Lowcountry celebration, they say their vows along The Battery in Washington Square Park and then head to Folly Beach for their reception at a private residence. 

I'm a sucker for black and white photos and I EASILY could have done this entire post without any color but photographer, Amanda Julca, captured such vivid moments I couldn't not include them. 

I love all of these group shots.  The word timeless doesn't even begin to describe them...

The maids wore J. Crew dresses

Steve and his men were looking dapper in tuxedos from Men's Warehouse

After few more portraits in the park, we headed to Folly Beach where the reception was being held. With the custom lighting designed and organized by Steve’s best man, eclectic mix of food by
Duvall Catering and Events (including shrimp and grits!), the stunning cake created by one of Marissa’s bridesmaids, and the exciting mix of music- this party was the best way to truly celebrate the coming together of their lives. What a day!


Congratulations you two!  Thanks to Amanda Julca for sharing.

The ceremony was then held in the Washington Square Park.
The sunlight, the sounds- everything about their ceremony was perfect.

Part I: Marissa + Steve

I was getting really excited when I started rummaging through the images Miami based photog, Amanda Julca, sent over of Marissa + Steve's wedding and couldn't wait to post them.  Besides being a stunning couple, their April wedding day oozed with love and happiness and it didn't hurt that they picked a photographer that perfectly captured  their vintage glam day.  From Marissa's bright pink peony bouquet and her matching shoes to the laughing and smiling of all  the guests and the loving glances the couple shared throughout the day, everyone involved seemed to really enjoy the entire celebration! 

The day started off at the historical, The Mills House Hotel and
 I'll let Ms. Julca take it from here...

Marissa and Steve truly planned the most beautiful wedding day to share with close family and friends.  It was vintage, southern, bright, happy, classic and glamorous all at the same time. We started the day at The Mills House Hotel downtown where the beautiful Marissa and her girls prepared for the big day.

The room created a serene ambiance for Marissa to piece together her vintage-glam look with a birdcage veil, her mermaid gown by Michelle Roth, and those rocking pink Kate Spade shoes!

Marissa's hair was done by the talented Tanesha from Affair Hair by Tanesha.

Just outside in the courtyard of the hotel, Steve waited to see her for the first time before they married. Once they came together, it was like peace swept over them.

The outside of The Mills House created the backdrop for some pretty,
pretty portraits of the two of them and their attendants.


I'm in LOOOOVE with this shot! So timeless.

Check back later this afternoon for part two...