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by Audrey
06.11.16

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The story leading up to this Johnny and June elopement is pure romance.  The groom is a musician from England, and the bride is from Chicago.  She started following him on Instagram.  Then after lots of talking, Skyping and few trips to the UK, he came to the States just two weeks before they got married, after “dating” for over a year.  What a whirlwind!  They asked their photographer to join them in Jackson, Tennessee so they could get married like Johnny and June, “I’m Goin’ to Jackson”.

The elopement was super small, just the couple, their witnesses, and the photographer with her assistant.  The bride reflected her unique style with dress from Etsy and some craft store spider web fabric fashioned into a shawl.  The groom’s cuff links read “bc your mine” “i walk the line”.  She made the bouquet with flowers made out of pages from their favorite books. They didn’t have rings yet so they used gold string and tied it around each others fingers.

Marriage Equality had just passed in Tennessee, and the courthouse was full with other weddings, thwarting their original plan.  They got the license anyways and went around town shooting great lovey portraits.  Next, they managed to get someone who was ordained to meet at an old train station, and right then and there said their vows next to a vintage train.  Total rock stars!

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Photographer: Rachel Neal Pictures | Bride’s Dress: Etsy

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by Audrey
06.01.16

Dramatic Wedding Inspiration with a Black Wedding Dress - Jillian Gorman Photography - smitten-mag.com_0089

Elegant and dramatic, this inspiration is traditional with an uber modern flair.  Black and white with lots of greenery is a classic choice for any wedding, but this captivating photo shoot will show you how to make it your own.  Designer, Morgan Miller from Spreading Lovely talks about what inspired them:
We used foliage and branches to help convey our offbeat and slightly untraditional bride, set in a completely white space to let the details shine through.  Many brides find themselves struggling between tradition, and paving their own path – so we wanted to create something moody with hints of darkness, but still related able with its effortless, elegant ease.  Elizabeth Dye had the most beautiful dresses for the occasion –  the white Zephyr gown with the cut out in the front is edgy with a traditional silhouette, and the Furiosa gown is a gorgeous deep black two piece for those more daring brides. 
Freckled Floral absolutely killed it with her oversized, moody bouquets and large greenery installation to set the tone for the images. I loved the idea of doing a table on the ground with lots of dark and cozy pillows, and think its great more brides are turning to non-traditional ways to seat their guests.  
Brown Fox Calligraphy delivered the most gorgeous water color pieces with her signature effortless calligraphy style with hints of copper to tie together our copper pieces throughout. 
Skyla Arts delivered gorgeous eye makeup with some drama and an oxblood lip for our bride and a more muted, but powerful lip for our secondary look. 

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Photographer: Jillian Gorman | Venue: The Loft Photo Studio | Event Planning + Design: Spreading Lovely | Floral Design: Freckled Floral | Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy | Cake Baker: Fox & Fawn Bakehouse | Makeup Artist: Skyla Arts | Hairstylist: Laura Tomassi | Bride’s Dress: Elizabeth Dye | Vintage Rentals: Seventh Heaven Vintage | Table Top Rentals: Chairs + Cups

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Volume 15: the Fresh Issue

by Audrey on 05.27.16

in Inspiration

by Audrey
05.27.16

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The Fresh Issue is live, and full of bold, beautiful, and fun wedding inspiration, trends, and ideas.  We especially love Carly + Kevin’s real wedding we are sharing with Grey Likes Weddings.  Head on over to their blog to see even more images.  What fresh wedding ideas are you planning?

Photographer: Ivory + Bliss

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Modern New Year’s Eve Inspiration

Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography | Event + Floral Design: French Knot Studios | Ceremony Venue: The Brice | Reception Venue: Pacci | Bride’s Dress: BleuBelle Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: James Gunn | Ceremony Backdrop: East Taylor Creative | Cake Baker: A Squad Bakeshop | Invitations & Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Laser Cut Food + […]

NYE Bridal Shower + Champagne Tasting

Any time someone puts together a party around a popular holiday and finds a new spin on it, I’m instantly intrigued.  This new idea for New Year’s Eve is bright, feminine, and oh-so-bubbly.  Super team Alissa Noelle Photography and A Fabulous Fete paired up with Beautiful Savage Flowers to create a stunning bridal shower.  It’s […]