Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

Jul
23
Kristin + Dustin: A Snowy Pastel Barn Wedding By Emily Steffen Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Kristin and Dustin had originally hoped for a Christmas wedding, but couldn’t find a date. Fate works in weird ways sometimes, though—there was two feet of snow on the ground for their May wedding! Set at The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin, this pastel stunner combines the best of Spring and Winter celebrations. Special thanks to Emily Steffen for sharing the day with us! From the lilac bridesmaid dresses to the amazing ceremony lighting, we are absolutely smitten.

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Jul
01
Raquel + Jason: A Glam Nautical Wedding by Nerinna Studios
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Raquel and Jason’s glam nautical affair is the perfect blend of summertime and ballroom chic. From the striking blue lighting of the reception to the charming anchor cake topper, we love this hot weather wedding from Monterey, California for its unique twist on a traditionally preppy aesthetic. Thanks to Nerinna Studios for sharing the day with us! You can see even more details in our full gallery.

Jason and Raquel met through mutual friends at a Dave & Buster’s. After eight years of dating, Jason proposed during a gondola ride in Venice, Italy. After celebrating so many previous anniversaries at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, the couple knew it would be the perfect place to have their wedding.

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Dec
26
Charming Red & Yellow Wedding by onelove photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

We just have to gush a little bit about this week’s Real Wedding

The couple, Erin and Alan, just radiates warmth and love, and their goal was to plan a charming, inviting celebration for their guests.

They married on a rustic estate outside of San Francisco… it was an incredible venue.

Sara of onelove photography documented their vintage style and priceless moments.  (Her work is amazing)!

The palette was red, yellow, and white, and it couldn’t have been more perfect!The bridesmaids were glammed up in golden frocks by BHLDN and accessories by Stella and Dot.  Erin wore those cute rosy patent leather flats by Steve Madden. The day was filled with tons of stylish details like paper goods by megtab designs, mums for tossing, pennant flags, and handmade accessories for the flower girls.  A spacious setting, elegant landscaping, and Italian string lights set the stage for the reception.  The couple sourced tons of vintage décor from the Alameda Antique Show; Alan’s mom collected over 400 mason jars to use as vases and drinking glasses!

The evening ended with dancing and ice cream sandwiches!

There’s tons more to see, so check out the full feature {here}.

Photographs by onelove photography

Venue: A Private Estate

Bride’s Hair by Jenna Dyer

Bridal Gown by Trudy’s Brides

Shoes by Steve Madden

Florals by Jory’s Flowers

Bridesmaid’s Dresses by BHLDN

Paper Goods by megtab designs

Officiant: Chris Atwell of Portico Church

Lighting by LightHeaded Designs

Catering by Classic Catering

Ice Cream Sandwiches by C.R.E.A.M.

And one lovely video by Cloudless

Erin & Alan {Walnut Creek, CA} from Cloudless on Vimeo.

From the Bride: Our wedding coordinator asked us to decide on three words for our wedding so that we could focus on making decisions for our big day around those three words. We decided we wanted to have a wedding that was intimate, charming and fun.

INTIMATE: We were so excited to have our family and friends all together in one place and we wanted them to feel completely a part of our big day rather than just sitting on the sidelines.

CHARMING: We didn’t want a wedding that was formal or stuffy. We wanted it to be warm and welcoming….CHARMING!  We love the rustic, elegant look….sort of like Anthropologie… we ran with that with the old milk bottles, pepsi crates, milk tins, burlap, garden flowers, type writers and more!

FUN: We really wanted the wedding to display our personalities and not be too uptight because our goal was just to have a fun celebration with all the people we love. When things started to get stressful, we tried to ask ourselves ‘are we having fun? Will this make the wedding more fun or does it really matter?’

Favorite things/moments:

The venue is a family friend’s home and she was SO gracious to open her home to us for our wedding. We are in love with the place and feel so honored.

My cousin Stacie made the flower girl belts and baskets, ring bearer boutonniere & pillow, and my garter. SHE IS AMAZING!

I love that our guests threw mums down the aisle at us after we were announced husband and wife.

We collected a lot of the décor from the Alameda Antique Show. There were so many vintage things there. One item was an old easel that we hung all the seating assignments on and wrote “Please take a seat.”

My Grammie and Mom made all of our burlap runners and my Grammie made all of our pennant flags : )

My boss’s dad is a bee keeper and provided all the honey favors. We made tags for the honey that said “Meant to bee.”

I loved our sparkler exit. We found them in our friend’s garage and it was all very last minute, but am sooo glad we used them!

One of our favorite parts was the ice cream sandwiches for dessert. A place in Berkeley was more than willing to fulfill this vision of having ice cream sandwiches rather than cake. We were their first wedding which was super fun and they did GREAT! Our guests loved them!

I got most of my ideas from Pinterest. I ordered some things from Etsy too – - the guy’s bowties, socks, ring bearer bowtie, guestbook, and more!



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Nov
16
Urban Chic
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Real Weddings

Los Angeles-based photographer, Julie Pepin, sent over images of Alex and Brandon’s urban wedding… and I was so drawn to the dramatic photos and the unique character of this event!  As expected, Alex and Brandon are both creative types– Alex works in fashion and Brandon, in film.  The wedding was a complete DIY project; the couple pooled the creative talents of friends and family to pull it off.  Indulge in these artistic photos and read more about the day below!

It started when after Alex and Brandon unsuccessfully visited venue after venue and was continually left let down by the boring, or too expensive, or the just-not-right. The couple started to consider ‘alternative’ locations, and started to look at places that normally rent out for filming locations. They found the Pacific Electric Building downtown, but would have to take it completely as was. This meant they had to light and stock the location from head to toe. Brandon used his talent for lighting film shoots to bring an old school ambiance to the glow of the evening by stringing china balls and string lights all over the venue. They collected different old school frames to fill the tables and the walls with photos.  They also brought in their own glassware which the guests were later able to take home with them as gifts.

The bride’s dress was in her words, “bought at a discount store in Fremont- where they take out the designer label… quality I know… so I don’t know who originally designed it- but it was completely revamped by my cousin- designer Dawn Marie Forsyth.” Her headpiece was designed and made by her friend and co-worker Betsy Flores. The officiant of the wedding was the Groom’s best friend and brother-in-law. Music was provided by their musician friends and later by their close awesome DJ friends. I have never seen a group of people come together like this to create something so special for the Bride and Groom. Their wedding was filled with LOVE the entire day and not even a million bucks could have made this day any better. -Julie Pepin

Photographer: Julie Pepin Photography
Cake: Portos Bakery- Glendale
Flowers: The Finest Rose
Veil: Designed by Betsy Flores

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