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by Cynthia
03.17.17

Winter-Shoot-Smitten-Magazine-Samantha-James-Photography-001Modern Winter Shoot As Seen on Smitten Magazine | Samantha James Photography | Michigan Wedding

The Inspiration Behind The Shoot from Photographer Samantha James:
With temperatures that can be downright frigid, planning a wedding during the Winter in Michigan is not for the faint of heart. Winter here, however, can be beautiful and it was the simple loveliness of the season that inspired this shoot.We wanted to create a romantic, winter wedding setting to inspire couples to think outside of the summer months when planning their wedding. With a monochromatic color palette of white and silver, we brought the outdoors inside. Adding textures like the white confetti linens and sparkling white sequin table covering really captured the feel of snow and elements like the clear glass vases, acrylic escort cards, and ghost chairs were our ice contributions. Lots of candles, soft white roses, hydrangeas, and a stunning lace and tulle gown definitely enhanced the romantic feel that we hoped to achieve.

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Photographer: Samantha James Photography | Location: Century Club Ballroom | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: White Dress Events | Flowers & Decor: Wasserman's Flowers | Invitations & Stationery: Jamie Lynne Creative | Cake Baker: Ryke's Bakery | Hairstylist: Flawlessly Finished Event Artists | Makeup Artist: Flawlessly Finished Event Artists | Rentals: The Rental Company | Rentals: Redi Rental | Linens: Special Occasions West | Bride’s Dress: Spring Sweet

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by Audrey
08.10.16

Ice Cream Inspired Wedding Ideas - Taylor Rae Photography  - smitten-mag.com_0563

Wedding cakes are a classic sweet choice, and there are some beautiful cakes out there.  But what if you want something extra fun?  Or perhaps not a fan of cake?  So why not give your guests the ultimate in dessert options with an ice cream cart on a bicycle?  You can offer a few flavors, toppings, and who can’t resist a fresh waffle cone?  We love how this inspiration started with the striped umbrella topped bike and bright pastels of the ice creams, then used lots of beautiful flowers and fresh ideas.

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Photographer: Taylor Rae Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Ashley Nicole Events | Flowers & Decor: The Purple Magnolia | Reception Venue: The Cedar Room | Rentals: Eventhaus Rentals | Bowtie: Brackish Bowtie | Bride’s Dress: Emily Kotarski Bridals | Ice Cream Bike: Scoops, Wheely Good Ice Cream | Invitations & Stationery: Designed with Amore | Wooden Names: Bella Grafia Ink | Hair + Makeup: Paper Dolls

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by Audrey
08.01.16

Enchanting Sea Oasis Bridal Inspiration - Rachel Haylie Photography - smitten-mag.com_0531

This enchanting inspiration takes place on a hidden beach on the Oregon coast.  The light and airy film images, thoughtful styling, and pale neutral hues are perfect for a dreamy summer wedding.  The illusion back of the dress is sexy and romantic.  Setting the table on the rocks is the perfect modern picnic elopement, but if you rather have tables of guests, these are gorgeous ideas to bring the salty air tabletop.  A bare wood table is a must with gauzy runner woven among the succulents, driftwood, and occasional seashell.  Complete the look with white flowers and gray green foliage.  Keep it elegant and save the cabana stripes for the honeymoon.

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Photographer: Rachel Haylie Photography | Bridal Salon: Merrime Bride & Soiree | Rentals: For the Love of Pete Event Rental & Floral | Flowers & Decor: Good Seed Floral Design | Cake Baker: Mrs. Sipe's Sweets | Hairstylist: Kendall Peters at River's Edge Day Spa | Makeup Artist: Allie Chino | Invitations & Stationery: Lucky Penny Paperie | Bride’s Dress: Sophia Tolli | Bride’s Jewelry: David Tutera | Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Twigs & Honey | Model: Mallory Stephens

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