Summertime Fun Engagement Photos

Two super fun summer engagement sessions to share with you guys today! The first is from Aria Photography and is of Ginger + Jon. Ginger is a huge fan of Green Wedding Shoes, and has been using GWS to help plan her “vintage” theme wedding. Thanks Ginger! I love the cute lemonade stand they stumbled upon…

lemonade stand engagement photos

lemonade stand engagement photos

lemonade stand engagement photos

bike engagement photos

bubble gum engagement photos

bubble gum engagement photos

dandelion engagement photos

dandelion engagement photos

It looked like a perfect fun summer day! Thanks Aria! You can see more from their fun session on Aria’s Blog. Aria Photography is located in American Fork, UT and available to travel worldwide.

And next we have the fun session from Stone Crandall – and it has special meaning to him – it’s of his sister Kelsey! Kelsey is also a GWS reader and even introduced her brother to GWS, so thanks for introducing us – and congrats to Kelsey + Buck on their fun photos :) A bit into the shoot from Stone:

Kelsey and Buck are getting married July 24, 2010 up in Crested Butte,CO at the Lazy F Bar Ranch. The two of them are some of the most kind, sincere, and flat-out funny people I have ever known so when it came to their engagement shoot we wanted to try something a bit different and completely fun that really showcased their amazing personalities (also Kelsey still insisted on a few “pretty”photographs).

The location we shot at is a pool just 10 minutes down the road from Boulder and has quite a rich history. The pool opened on July 4, 1905 and was originally called the “Coney Island of the West.” When it opened in 1905 it was the largest swimming pool in the country. Even Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower honeymooned in the cabin just east of the pool and hotel. The resort’s popularity grew during the 1910’s and 1920’s, and the hotel guest list read like a “Who’s Who in America.” Guests included heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey, actor Douglas Fairbanks, actress Mary Pickford and W.C. Fields.

vintage pool

retro swimming pool engagement photos

retro swimming pool engagement photos

retro swimming pool engagement photos

retro swimming pool engagement photos

Stone Crandall is one of our sponsors here at Green Wedding Shoes. You can view more from this session on his blog. Stone is located in Colorado, but moving to San Diego in the next few months.

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryStone Crandall Photography is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Real Wedding: Summer + Daniel’s Romantic Barn Wedding

I love when readers share their photos + stories on Green Wedding Shoes and I’m so excited to share Summer + Daniel’s day with you guys! Summer even found her amazing photographer, Clayton Austin, here on Green Wedding Shoes – so happy you guys found each other because he captured your day beautifully. Just wait until you see their ceremony! Such a stunning location and my favorite part is that they played a song together during the ceremony – what an incredible moment! Thanks Summer for taking the time to share a bit into your day with us :)

For our wedding style we wanted to go with an Anthropologie feel. With a rustic backdrop, vintage accents and charm. I wanted it to remind me of my mom’s livingroom (which is filled with antiques – i went shopping in her house for embellishments). And lastly, the feel of an old romantic novel.

movie theater wedding

flowers in hair wedding

barn wedding

bard wedding ceremony
Most memorable moment of your wedding day?
There are two; First, walking down the aisle (with Cat Stevens “Don’t Be Shy” playing), and seeing Daniel…. He looked beautiful, and everyone around me looked emotional and I could hardly keep it together. I was tearing up and shaking. The barn, the lighting, and the warmth of the sun behind me, made the moment surreal and magical… No words can really describe it except that it felt right. After all these years, Daniel and I really did it right…

barn wedding lights

Second, playing our song in front of everyone. We had thought of the idea a month prior to the wedding…. I wasn’t sure it would be possible to get a piano rented and delivered to the barn. We quickly had to learn the song (off you tube – no sheet music) and when it came to sitting down in front of everyone and playing what we had created, it felt amazing! It was truly a poweful moment in my life, and our life together.

bride and groom ceremony piano

wedding kiss

barn wedding texas

wedding cake

wedding dance

wedding photography texas clayton austin

clayton austin wedding photography

Try to delegate tasks to those around you. I am a control freak and really stressed myself out through the process. I was stuck on achieving perfection, and i was working hard up until the last Minute. It’s best to let go, and take it in stride. In the end, everything didn’t turn out exactly as I hoped and planned, but it didn’t matter. The people and all of the special moments, prevailed.

And seize the day! Everyone kept telling me it was going to fly by so enjoy it. This bothered me so I really tried to appreciate every moment and detail (after all I had been planning this thing for a year). I took a moment to check out the end results, admire the cake, look at each decoration, bask in the people and the mood. And I have to tell you – I can remember everything and it was an incredibly special day for me!!

Thanks so much Summer + Daniel for sharing your beautiful day with us. Best wishes to you both! And thanks again to the talented Clayton Austin for capturing their day so romantically. You can see more from their day here on Clayton’s blog.

Thanks so much Summer + Daniel for sharing your beautiful day with us. Best wishes to you both! And thanks again to the talented Clayton Austin for capturing their day so romantically. You can see more from their day here on Clayton’s blog.

Vendors
Venue: Santa Margarita Ranch
Photography: Clayton Austin
Wedding Dress: La Sposa
Hair and Makeup: Melanie Mulvaney with Bladerunner Salon
Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie
Groom Suit: Friars Tux
Event Planner: Amy Northcote with Fancy’s Event Services
Floral Design: Lori Boe Floral Design
Cake: The Cakery
Music: Phase One Mobile DJ
Catering: Phoenix Fine Catering

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A Whimsical Wedding Inspired By A Fairytale

Today I’m sharing some ideas from a fairytale, and probably not the typical fairytale you would think of to get wedding inspiration – it’s Shrek :) And mainly this super sweet song from the Shrek Forever After soundtrackDarling, I Do by Landon Pigg + Lucy Schwartz. Our friends at DreamWorks Animation sent it over to me thinking I’d love it – and they were right, I totally have fallen in love with this song! It would be so sweet for your wedding. Take a listen and I think you’ll agree :)

And then I thought it would be fun to put together some boards for a wedding inspired by this song and Shrek + Fiona – a whimsical wedding in the woods with some fairytale details! I think a green wedding dress would be such a fun + unique idea. A beautiful forrest, announce your marriage on a fun scroll and a flower girl in whimsical crown!

woods wedding shrek whimsical
credits: top left: Q Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Punam Bean, Elizabeth Messina, Sarah Yates

And what is more romantic than a bride on a horse!?

bride on a horse
credits: Elizabeth Messina

A crown of flowers would be so organic + whimsy. Gingerbread cookies as favors for your guests and lots of love – to last happily ever after.

whimsical woods wedding
credits: top left: Jonas Peterson, Punam Bean, Primele on etsy, gingerbread cookies from Vanilla and Lace, Jonas Peterson, and shana faust

What do you think? Do you love the song as much as I do? Anyone planning a fairytale wedding in the woods?

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