Archives for August 2011

Fun + Stylish Circle Themed Wedding: Hanna + Randy

Hanna + Randy wanted a wedding that was upbeat yet comfortable, and infused multiple colors and a plethora of circle patterns that could bring some fun, funk, and style! Love it. :) They also wanted great food and had to incorporate their love for coffee with a coffee bar and signature drinks. They selected the The Casino San Clemente as their venue and the outdoor space was a perfect setting for their lovely ceremony. Lindye Galloway Events helped Hanna + Randy create a day that was uniquely them while Emily Blake Photography captured it all on film. Congrats to Hanna + Randy!

the casino san clemente wedding

bride and groom in greenery

bride and groom portraits

Love that the bridesmaids each carried their own little succulent!


red bow tie on ring bearer

the casino san clemente venue

Lindye Galloway Events used Hanna + Randy’s inspiration to create multiple design elements unique to their day. On the fireplace at the ceremony, they created a cascading effect of color and circles using cross-stitch rings and colored coffee filters. This look was also mirrored in the reception. Hanna’s father built all those benches for the ceremony – gorgeous!

cute ring bearer and flower girl

the casino san clemente wedding

the casino san clemente wedding

the casino san clemente wedding

the casino san clemente wedding

bride and groom first kiss

fall centerpieces

unique escort cards

I love their “Notes to the Newlyweds” wall, again infusing their circle look. Guests would write a note on colored paper, roll it up and put it into the chicken wired tall frame to create a fun design.


chicken wire frame for wedding

the casino san clemente wedding

bride and goom portraits

bride and goom at train station

bride and groom at casino san clemente

orange wedding centerpieces

paper fan reception

succulent wedding cake topper

paper fan reception decor

paper fan reception decor

sparkler exit

Favorite memory of the day? As a bride, my favorite memory of the night (as sappy as this may sound) was being hand in hand with my groom as we walked down the sparkler filled aisle of excited and supportive friends and families. I loved having everyone who has been a unique part of our lives join us to celebrate one of the biggest days of our lives, our marriage.

Advice you have for brides planning now? A piece of advice I would offer brides is to remember to keep your groom part of the whole wedding process. While he may not want to go to Michael’s two times a day, he probably still wants to be part of making your wedding as much making his wedding…and most importantly being able to look back on “our” wedding.

designer + planner: Lindye Galloway Events // photographer: Emily Blake Photography // venue: The Casino San Clemente, CA // flowers: The Vine’s Leaf // catering: Carbonara Catering // coffee bar: Annabelle’s Coffee // hair + makeup: Hair by Allie // lighting: Five Crown Lighting

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Wedding Trend: Ombre Details

Ombre – oh how we love you! For those not familiar with the word, ombre is french for shaded – or maybe you thought ombre was a cowboy as my husband did until we were watching Project Runway a few weeks ago and he was so confused why a dress was called ombre and he didn’t see a cowboy. Pretty funny! Anyways, this has been a pretty big trend this summer and I’m predicting it will be even bigger this Fall. So many ways you could incorporate ombre into your wedding day! Some of my favorites…

pink ombre wedding ideas

pink ombre wedding ideas

photos from: simply photoLela Rose skirtnecklaceMartha Stewartombre napkin, macaroon photo by Mark Brookeombre cake feathers, pink ombre cake, ombre nails, pink bridesmaids dresses, pale pink ombre wedding dress

If you love the idea of pink ombre, maybe your bridesmaids in pink ombre is the way to go! You could have them in this pink ombre dress from Dessy or have them each wear a different shade of pink like these bridesmaids (photographed by Jill Thomas) to create an ombre effect. :)

pink ombre bridesmaids

Ombre can be in any color you wish and love pairing these bridesmaids dresses with cakes! :) Lavender ombre dress from ModCloth and lavender ombre cake by Whipped Bakeshop.

lavender ombre cake and dress

Pretty yellow ombre skirt from Anthropologie and cake by Brew-Ha Ha photographed by Ashleigh Jayne.

yellow ombre cake and dress

Stunning wedding dress by Versace via Fashionbride and gorgeous cake by Maggie Austin.

purple ombre cake and dress

So, what do you guys think? Anyone planning on incorporating ombre into their wedding day? I’d love to hear how!

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Just Married…Again

We just love the photos and the stories of love here on Green Wedding Shoes. This isn’t your typical wedding story, but the story that Renee of One Tree Life shared with me is one of a big heart and the will to keep going when your world turns upside down. Renee started working in the photography field seven years ago. Her and her husband built up the business slowly and had finally reached their personal goals that would allow her husband to quit his day job when he suddenly died. I can’t even imagine that… Renee became a widow and single mom. She took a year off photographing weddings entirely but was still unwilling to commit to photographing one before testing herself.

Renee had always been fond of a certain couple in her small town in Idaho. She also knew that they were unable to have a ceremony + reception when they were married. So Renee offered to design, set up and take the pictures at absolutely no cost. Not only was she able to provide a very deserving couple with photos + a wedding day they will cherish forever, she also found that she fell in love all over again with taking part in such an important day in a couple’s life. She is now back to photographing the thing she loves – weddings – and has now began booking weddings for 2012. It’s stories like this that really make me so happy to be a part of the wedding world. Renee, you are inspiring and I wish you all the best with documenting these stories of love and I know lots + lots of couple’s will cherish your photos for years to come. Thanks so much for sharing your story today. And to the Krizenesky’s – we are excited to share your “second” wedding today. :)


wedding first look

wedding bouquet

groom in suspenders

I just love her blue ruffled dress from ModCloth! Just $199 and it comes in pink too. :)

bride in blue wedding dress

ring bearer dog

flower girls in tutus

A beautiful backyard ceremony.

backyard wedding

bride and groom in boat

bride and groom in boat

outdoor wedding

wedding cake

wedding getaway car

Congrats to the Krizenesky’s and thanks so much to One Tree Life for the lovely photos. One Tree Life is located in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

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