Posts Tagged ‘Melissa Copeland Photography’

Editor’s Weekly Wrap-up: Amazing Wedding Makeup, New Lace Wedding Dresses, DIY: LOVE Mug Centerpiece, 5 Wedding After-Party Ideas, Bunting
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s that time of the week again! Check out our round-up of stories that were featured on ProjectWedding this week. This week it’s all about wedding day beauty, fashion, and some fun after-party and decor ideas! Don’t forget to share your favorites!

1. Amazing Wedding Makeup– Need inspiration for your wedding day beauty look? We’ve got you covered with gorgeous photos of real brides!

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Photo by Hair and Makeup by Steph

2. New Lace Wedding Dresses– Lace is one fabric that never goes out of style- and we saw it all over the runways this year at Bridal Fashion Week.


Gowns by Sottero and Midgley & Jim Hjelm; Photos by Dan Lecca

 3. DIY: LOVE Mug Centerpiece– An adorable chic way to hold floral centerpiece, and you can do it in one afternoon!

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Photo by Marvelous Things Photography

4. 5 Wedding After-Party Ideas– The party doesn’t end once the reception’s over! Enjoy your lounge, hire a food truck for some late night munchies, or hit the bars.

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Photo by Arnau Dubois Photography

5. Bunting– Add a fun sign to your dessert table, sweetheart table, or beverage station!


Photo by Melissa Copeland Photography



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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Romantic Wedding Invitations, Emergency Kits, Moss Decor, Groomsmen Portraits, And Winter Wedding Fashion

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

Romantic Wedding InvitationsFall in love with these pretty papers in all different shapes, sizes, and colors of mint, blush, and gray.

Photo: Katelyn James Photography

15 Wedding Emergency Kit Must-HavesPrepare yourself for mini mishaps like dress stains or rips, tears of joy, and headaches or stomaches.

Photo: Melissa Copeland Photography

Moss DecorImagine stepping foot into your reception looking like The Secret Garden complete with moss table runners accented with single roses, monogrammed chair initials, and globe centerpieces.

Photos (from left to right): Amy Arrington and Jennifer Lauren Design

8 Groomsmen Portrait IdeasLet’s admit it, groomsmen don’t like taking formal pictures. Consider the “jumping for joy,” “do something funny,” or “just taking a stroll” for starters.

Photo: Wren Photography

Winter Wedding FashionKeep your leading ladies warm with patterned scarves, faux fur coats, pashmina shawls, or colorful cardigans.

Photo: Emily Steffen Photography

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4 Family Photo Wedding Decor Ideas
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Things We Love

On your wedding day, you want to be surrounded by your closest family and friends. Whether that means they are there physically or spiritually, here are four ways to honor them:

Clothespins – Ask guests to take polaroid pictures of each other to hang on display. Tip: It can double as your guestbook if they also write sweet notes underneath.

Photo: Courtney Bowlden Photography

Seating – Designate a reserved chair and decorate with signage. Tip: Briefly mention in your ceremony program or ask your officiant to say a few words regarding the significance.

Photo: Melissa Copeland Photography

Bouquet – Wrap a locket with heart-shaped photos around the stem of your bouquet.

Photo: Julie Kate Photography

Family Tree – Showcase your family tree with your parents’ wedding photos, grandparents’ wedding photos, and great grandparents’ wedding photos.

Photo: Sweet Tea Photography



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Amber + Daniel: A DIY Rustic Illinois Winery Wedding By Melissa Copeland Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Melissa Copeland Photography

Amber knew Daniel was a keeper after their first date. “I never knew happiness the way I know it now,” she said. “He makes me feel that all things are possible.” On the morning of their Castle Finn Winery wedding in Illinois, Amber prepared a survival kit with the most important essential — tissues. She wore a tea-length wedding gown with a champagne colored bolero jacket, sash, and birdcage veil, and accessorized with a do-it-yourself burlap bouquet. The outdoor ceremony showcased the couple’s love for each other and their families with a chalkboard timeline of their courtship, designated chair for the bride’s late grandmother, the bride’s uncle officiating, and unity candles. “I had our unity candles made out of birch bark with our initials and wedding date burnt into the bark,” Amber said. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed lawn games such as cornhole and jenga. Each member of the bridal party received wood chargers at their place settings, bunting hung from tables, and bubbles flew through the air at the reception. From cake, cupcakes, and homemade jam favors, the sweets were endless too. See the full board here.

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