Posts Tagged ‘romance’

Fashion Friday: Sareh Nouri Spring 2013
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

We’ve just published the new Sareh Nouri collection over here, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this incredible photoshoot of sheer femininity, and utter bridal indulgence by Emme Wynn. Be prepared to be swept away by the romance of Sareh’s gowns (including some of the dreamiest ball gowns I’ve ever seen) and the lightness and beauty of Emme’s work. I could gaze for days….
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Part Two: Love Poetry Photoshoot with Erich McVey Photography + Petalos
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Reception, Wedding Inspiration

With a ceremony as gorgeous as that, it’s only reasonable that a dream-come-true ‘reception’ followed.  Never have the classic pair of roses and candlelight looked so fresh and contemporary while fully emanating romance at its absolute best.  

{The luxe, love-filled invitation: Designed by Paper Bloom and Adorned with a rich accent of Midori ribbon.} 

When Erich and Amy McVey happened upon the beautiful grounds and incredible, light-filled solarium at the Historic Deepwood Estate in their hometown of Salem, Oregon, they instantly knew it was the perfect setting for the romantic vision.  (That checkered floor?  So. amazing).  Our stylist and floral designer extraordinaire, Stephanie Major of Petalos, knew just what to do.  She paired a vintage farm table with sophisticated gold chiavari chairs from West Coast Event Production, and created a table design that perfectly captured a ‘luxe romance meets contemporary beauty’ feel.

‘It was important to me that the floral

didn’t over power the design of the table settings–napkins, antique

champagne flutes, rustic farm table, etc.  I elevated the primary

centerpiece element in order to do this.  To continue with the organic

textural quality from the bouquet, I incorporates deflexus to bring in

a draped feel to the arrangement.  I used a variety of roses,

reflexing a few, to bring in another textural quality.  I used

white roses petals to create a runner and nestled a collection of

brass candlesticks and gold votives to illuminate the table. ‘ ~Petalos

Laying eyes on the floating centerpiece was like falling in love.  The rest of the tabletop was equally exquisite, including crimson-scripted escort cards and calligraphy-printed napkins by Neither Snow.

Nicole, looking ravishing in a Lazaro gown and crimson lip was the picture of utter bridal beauty against a backdrop of romantic bliss.

{Makeup and Hair Styling by Christine Shields}

Naturally, the story wasn’t complete without paying homage to one of the greatest loves of all: puppy love!  Callie, a Newfoundland pup, sat so pretty for pictures in her custom floral collar.  

Out amongst the lush landscape of the Deepwood Estate, this little forest nook begged to be photographed. A perfect place for cake!  Erin Fale of Sugarhouse Cake embellished the poetry theme with subtle ivory script and garden rose accents on a stunning three tiered cake.  This regal marble table from Peter Corvallis fit beautifully with the luxe feel of the afternoon.

With no detail overlooked, nothing other than a timeless favor would do for an intimate setting like this.  We sourced leather bound journals from Hinged Strung Stitched to complete the vision.

{See the Full Gallery Here}

I can’t thank this amazing team enough.


Photos by Erich McVey Photography

Design and Florals by Petalos

Bridal Gown by Lazaro

Hair and Make-Up Styling by Christine Shields

Escort Card, Napkin, Vow and Favor Band Calligraphy by Neither Snow

Invitations and Paper Good Printing by Paper Bloom;  Ribbon by Midori

 Venue: Historic Deepwood Estate

Groom’s Attire by Este’s Mens

Gold Chiavari Chair, Votives, & Place Setting Rental by West Coast Event Production

Brass Candlestick Rental by Something Borrowed

Cake by Sugarhouse Cake

Marble Table for Cake by Peter Corvallis

Leather Bound Journals by Hinged Strung Stitched

Models: Nicole and Kamyar from Option Models & Media

Creative Direction by Katelin Gallagher


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Shane + Charity: Rustic Vineyard Romance by Amanda Patrice Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

With pairings of succulents and roses, a pink palette and a vineyard setting,  Shane and Charity’s wedding in Temecula, California spells rustic romance all over.  As gorgeous as these photos by Amanda Patrice are, the day was also deeply heartfelt, filled with sentiments of how they met, grew to love one other, and became parents to their darling son.  Here’s a look, starting with this absolutely pristine bouquet of pink roses…

The maids looked pretty as can be in pink chiffon gowns, carrying those classically romantic bouquets. Charity’s hair was swept up in a braided style by Kori at Salon Amerige, as she prepared for the relaxed outdoor ceremony at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards

Following the touching ceremony, the family of three was joined by loved ones for an all-out celebration in the barrel room. The décor elements were a total DIY effort by the bride and groom, with some help from close friends.  The couple shares a love of reading, so these popular, succulent and vintage book pieces were just the right accent for the reception tables.  

The evening was complete with the ambiance of glowing candlelight,  TONS of dancing, a romantic and textured cake (that I just can’t take my eyes off of), and a super fun sparkler send-off.  Sigh… gotta love a good rustic vineyard romance…

Wishing this cute little family so much happiness!  Massive thanks to Amanda Patrice for sharing the album.


Photography by Amanda Patrice

Florals by Flowers for Less

Hair Styling by Kori at Salon Amerige

Venue: Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards

Cake by Cakes to Celebrate!

DJ: Unique Mobile Sounds


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Fashion Friday: The Lace & Lavender Collection by Ruche
Posted by Kate. Filed under Announcements, Wedding Dress

After Ruche came out with their debut bridal collection,  stylish brides on a budget rejoiced (and so did we)!  This week, the follow-up collection, Lace and Lavender, was released and it is just so lovely… Here’s a peek!  

Captured against a lush, romantic lavender field, these vintage-inspired beauties are just about as pretty as pretty gets.  See the full lookbook here.

Have a sweet summer weekend ya’ll…


Bridal Collection by Ruche

Photography by Stephanie Williams from This Modern Romance 

Makeup by KC Witkamp

Florals by Star Events Floral Design

Paper Details by sakura paper co.

Location: Highland Springs Resorts

Furniture Rentals by  Found Vintage Rentals

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