Jessica & Shane were such a sweet couple and I had a great time photographing their special day back in June. Although we take part in so many weddings, it is so cool to see how each wedding has their own personality. I definitely saw that in Jessica & Shane’s wedding.
Here’s a bit of inspiration for your own planning!
To see more images from Jessica & Shane’s wedding, head over to Meg White Photography’s blog.
If you are looking to add a special touch to the lights on your outdoor tent for a reasonable price, consider this DIY. You can make it look full by putting a shade on every light or make a more simple look by spreading the shades out to every third or fourth light. It’s completely up to you.
We put these lights up for Karly and Shaun’s reception and once the sun set, they added a beautiful glow.
To get step by step directions click here.
Today’s wedding is your classic backyard wedding that was filled with so much love and peace. The yard was perfect, the bride was beautiful and the weather turned out in our favor. The morning was unbearably hot, 100+ degrees as we decorated and took pictures. However, once it was time for the wedding a little rain came and cooled things off for the evening. The groom called it, “Such a blessing.” Both of them couldn’t stop smiling the rest of the night.
Images by Becca Murdaugh
Cake by Belinda Wingo
Wedding by Social Graces
If you’ve following along this week you’ll know that we are showcasing our work that we did with the 417 Bride’s Summer Love Stories shoot. Today, we are looking at a theme inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Evening Whimsy.
Hair: Studio 417, Carly Hamilton, Jared Cluck
Make Up: Grove Spa, Krista Murphy
Bride Model: Ashley Toner
Bridesmaid Models: Kinsey Mhire , Mikaela Peterson, Michella Tenneson
Custom-designed gown and headpiece by Frock Bridal.
1. Pergola, votive lanterns, silver tree, candle stands and mercury vases available at Swept Away Rentals. Linens available at The Total Bride. Blue vases available at Creative Touches. Mikasa countryside collection cake plate, $80 at Dillard’s. Flowers by Linda’s Flowers. Two-tier cake by Beth’s Bake Shoppe.
2. Synergy Save the Date available at PaperWorld.
3. Purple bridesmaid dress, $199; magenta Venus Bella bridesmaid dress, $172; Bari Jay peacock bridesmaid dress, $230; all at Normans Springfield. Hairpieces by Felicita Studios.
4. Black linen available at The Total Bride. Purple clutch by Liddie Mae. Sterling silver David Yurman blue topaz and diamond ring, $1,200; 18-karat white gold flower fashion ring with diamonds, $3,499; both at Justice Jewelers
5. 14-karat white gold sapphire and diamond ring, $4,950; 18-karat white gold cabochon ruby and diamond ring, $6,799; both at Justice Jewelers
PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES
When I came across this wedding on Perfect Bound, I just knew we had to feature it. The gorgeous colors, the unique flowers, the antique ring, the style of the dresses…it is all so perfect. Meg and I actually feel in love with this wedding dress months ago when we were picking styles for the 417 Bride. I love seeing it on a bride in a real wedding. It’s so beautiful and really is a versatile dress.
Things you will need:
Peg boards (We used two different colors) A good idea is to map out your tags first to make sure they fit and can be arranged correctly, then you can tell how many boards you will need.
Arrange the flowers around the boarder of the board however you like it…a little more, a little less, have fun with it! Then hot glue the flowers down.Once the glue is dry, tack the name tags on in alphabetical order. We put A-L on one board and M-Z on the other. Then label your boards with how you arranged them to make things easy on your guest as they arrive (we used larger tags from Etsy, you can see one in the top picture). A little hit to help the traffic flow, we placed the boards on easel at each side of the door so there was less hovering to find their name.