WINTER

by Cynthia
03.17.17

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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 Cynthia
02.22.17

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Insights from Mackenzie on the inspiration behind this lovely engagement session:

The unique beauty that Montana winters have to offer is easy to be inspired by. The blue mountains, the snow adventures, and having to cuddle to stay warm. What could be better than going on a snowy adventure with your love and snuggling on the chair lift?

We couldn’t agree more Mackenzie!

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Photographer: Mackenzie Keough Photography | Flowers & Decor: Diamond Events & Floral | Invitations & Stationery: Warewulf Design | Hairstylist: Taylor Lamb | Makeup Artist: Taylor Lamb | Bride’s Dress: Ivy & Aster | Bridal Salon: Belles & Lace | Location: Showdown Montana

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by Audrey
09.06.16

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You can’t get much more original a combination than the cultural blend of this Norwegian and Indian wedding.  Set in the coastal town of Galveston, Texas, photographer, Endless Exposures gives us the inside perspective…

When I first heard from my bride Nadia and asked about her love story, she said “I’m a Texan, he’s Norwegian,..and we met and now live in NYC together!” Nadia’s Hotel Galvez had beautiful colors: pinks, golds, oranges, and greenery throughout her reception.. with Indian, Texas, and Norwegian traditions incorporated throughout the day. We absolutely adored her boho-chic lace dress from BHLDN that she paired with a baby’s breath floral crown by Island Flowers. You know it’s going to be a fantastic wedding when there’s not just one, but two wedding dresses. Nadia later changed into her Indian wedding attire to dance the night away with her groom on the colorfully lit up dance floor inside the Galvez’s Terrace Ballroom. The couple loved that the hotel had so much historical and romantic charm.  Guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the beautiful Terrace Ballroom while the couple and family took their formal portraits. When the couple was introduced to the reception they were greeted with their closest family and friends to watch them stride into their first dance. They had a Polaroid guest book table setup that entertained guests the entire evening, along with an Anniversary box for everyone to write a note of well wishes, sealed tight until their first anniversary.  We made sure and snapped a Polaroid of the couple at the end of the night so they could join in on the festivities!  I remember talking to Nadia in the hotel room while she was getting ready, and she had told me she wanted a beautiful, organic, and colorful wedding. Nadia got just that with the simplicity and airiness of everything from her beautiful gown, decorations, seagulls in the sky, air in the palm trees, and the sunset as they walked down the aisle.

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Photographer: Endless Exposures Photography | Reception Venue: Hotel Galvez | Bride’s Dress: BHLDN | Videographer: Blink Films | Cake Baker: Cakes by Jula | DJ: DJ Tariq | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Eventology Weddings | Flowers & Decor: Island Flowers | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hairstylist: Orchid Beauty Salon

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