Posts Tagged ‘Simple’

Katie + Alex: A Summery Southern Engagement Shoot by Almond Leaf Studios
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Engagements

Today’s gorgeous engagement shoot comes straight from the South—Chapel Hill, NC to be exact. Katie and Alex met as undergrads at the University of North Carolina (go Tarheels!), so when it came time to capture their pre-wedding bliss, ace photographer Elizabeth Marx of Almond Leaf Studios scouted three picture-perfect spots around campus.  We love the way they used simple outfits and backdrops—it really lets their love for each other (and those beautiful smiles!) shine through.

From the bride-to-be: Alex and I grew up about 20 minutes from each other in small and smaller towns in eastern North Carolina.  As close as we were geographically, and as intertwined as our families were in the local arts and athletics communities, it wasn’t until college that we (finally) met.  Our overlap at UNC Chapel Hill was very brief, but we were introduced by mutual friends during Alex’s senior year and my freshman year.  Post-grad, Alex and I both found ourselves in Charlotte (he beat me there by three years, naturally, and had secured a graduate degree in the meantime) and apparently we both needed a little nudging from our mothers (guilty, yes) to get us on our first date.  After sharing chips and salsa and a bottle of wine at a local Mexican restaurant, we realized that the saying is true—Mothers do always know best. And here it is, four years later, and we are getting hitched!

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Amy + Kenn: A Sweet St. John Wedding by Carina Skrobecki Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Consider this week’s real wedding a mini vacation you can take right at your desk! Amy and Kenn got hitched this past December in stunning St. John. They said ‘I do’ against a backdrop of clear blue water and lush island greenery, and we love the way they let the easy-going nature of the locale dictate a similar vibe for their nuptials. From Amy’s beachy updo to bridesmaids in mismatched dresses and sunnies, the details in this couple’s big day are sure to delight! Thanks to Carina Skrobecki for sharing the photos with us—you can see even more shots in the full gallery.

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French Blue Beauty in Virginia by Elisa B Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

It’s only Tuesday and I already feel completely spoiled with farm-inspired beauty.  Tyler and Kira married this past June at a spacious private estate in Charlottesville, Virginia. They envisioned a simple, elegant day adorned with fresh herbs and seasonal blossoms in a palette of French blue, violet, green, yellow, and cream. Although these pure and positively lovely photos by Elisa B Photography make everything look effortless, the weather that day provided plenty of drama…

Charlottesville and the surrounding area experienced massive winds and heavy storms the night before.  Kira says, ‘We woke up to a wedding day with no power and roadways blocked by storm-ravaged trees. Tyler, his groomsmen, and friends worked for hours to cut down trees so that guests could access the reception venue! The entire event ran off of three generators (just barely, but it worked). Even the hair stylist had to improvise due to no electricity!’

Floral and event designer, Beehive Events, described the day as ‘dressed up rustic’ and the fresh palette couldn’t have been more charming or fitting of an East Coast farm-style wedding.  I’m perfectly smitten with those wild, organic centerpieces! 

After a morning of unexpected events and a sweet ceremony, the couple celebrated with their guests under a dream tent on the lush Virginia landscape.

Super big congratulations to Tyler & Kira!

Photos by Elisa B Photography

Bridal Gown by Marisa

Florals by Beehive Events

Hair Styling by Jackie from Bon Hair

Venue: Private Estate


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DIY Wednesday: Dip Dye Favor Boxes
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Chelsea Fuss

These simple and pretty favors are easy to create, with a few craft store boxes and some acrylic paint! We made them for a modern, minimalist style wedding, but use your imagination and add colors and candy to match your own style and color theme. Each box costs approximately $0.50.


You will need:

Kraft paper boxes

acrylic paint


box filler

candy in the same color as the paint

wax twine



1. Paint either the lid or the bottom of the box. You can switch off to make it fun!

2. Let dry for about 20 minutes. Ours needed two coats.

3. Once the two coats are dry, fill the boxes with paper filler and candy.

4. Tie with waxed twine!

5. Display at each place setting for your guest to take home.


Photos and Project Styling by Chelsea Fuss

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