Archives for December 2011

A New Year’s Eve Party for the Two of You

new years ever party for two

New Year’s Eve is a few days away! Do you have any special plans with your sweetie? I just love this sparkly + fun idea for a New Year’s Eve Party for two styled by Lindye Galloway + photographed by Mark Brooke

new years eve table setting

new years ever table

new years ever table

new years ever table

new years kiss

couple, new years

new yers hats, disco balls

gray suit with black tie, party hats

beige dress, gold belt, gold necklace

new years wishes jar

new years wishes jar

new years wishes jar

new years wishes jar

new years wishes jar

new years eve table

disco ball tablescape

couple laughing, disco ball

couple in new years hats, white sofa

Hope you all have a Happy New Year! So many amazing weddings already lined up to share in January :)

Big thanks to Mark Brooke (photography) +  Lindye Galloway (style + design) for sharing this fun NYE party today!

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Favorite Engagement Sessions from 2011

I love engagement sessions! A chance to capture some gorgeous photos of you and your honey before the big day. Some couples go all out, some prefer to keep the focus just on them and a stunning location. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites from 2011…

favorite engagement photos

An Engagement Session in a Persimmon Orchard photographed by This Modern Romance, I just loved the unique location and the love you can see between the couple!

pomegranate orchard engagement session

A Fishing Engagement Shoot photographed by Caroline Tran. Andrew loves fish and Nikki loves water, so a fishing themed shoot was a perfect fit for them – and how cute are those fish!?

fishing engagement photos with stuffed fish

An Engagement Session with Lots + Lots of Balloons photographed by  Brittany Esther. I’m always a fan of balloons, but these photos are super dreamy + whimsical. Such an ultra romantic engagement session!

engagement photos in a room of balloons

sixteen candles balloons

Hong Kong Engagement Photos photographed by Simply Bloom Photography. Engagement photos aren’t as popular in Hong Kong, but this lovely couple wanted sweet photos of their own, so they flew Simply Bloom to Hong Kong to capture their love. I just love the locations they selected + their fun style!

hong kong engagement photos

engagement photos with balloons

The Story of Red Riding Hood photographed + dreamt up by Three Nails Photography. The red cape oh my! What more can I say…I love when couples dream up something totally different!

red riding hood inspiration

red riding hood inspiration

These engagement photos full of love photographed by Brandon Kidd. I love their adorable swing they created and check out their entire session to see their cute heart glasses + giant letters!

engagement photos on a swing with ribbons

These engagement photos at Joshua Tree photographed by Studio Castillero show that you don’t need a lot of props for great photos – just a talented photographer and a perfect location. :)

minimalist engagement photos

A Dreamy Engagement Session in a Cotton Field photographed by Glass Jar Photography. The cotton field makes for such a dreamy + whimsical location!

cotton field engagement
cotton field engagement

For something a bit different, these Tim Burton inspired engagement photos photographed by Jani B Photography came all the way from South Africa and love their quirky + romantic feel.


This cute couple loves collecting vintage things, so of course they wanted their engagement photos to have a vintage feel! Photographed by Ck Metro Photography + styled by Erin from Vera and Rose they did an amazing job capturing a vintage vibe.


I hope you liked my picks and I’d love to hear which were you favorites in the comments – don’t be shy! And check back tomorrow for my favorite tips to throw a budget DIY wedding.

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My Favorite Wedding Inspiration from Movies + Music

We’ve shared so many great wedding ideas inspired from movies, music – and even a video game! Let’s take a look at some of my favorites (and yours!) from this past year…

favorite movies and music wedding inspirations

Let’s start with one of the most popular posts from last year – a wedding inspired by Harry Potter. We love the earthy and aged but magical feel to this styled shoot photographed by Abby Grace.


And let’s not forget this Twilight inspired wedding shoot this time with a Southern California twist! Photographed by Brienne Michelle Photography + styled by Tasteful Tatters.


The romantic movie, Water for Elephants, was the inspiration for this gorgeous shoot of a mock wedding for the main characters, Jacob and Marlena that took place at one of the locations used in the movie! Photographed by Marilyn Nakazato + styled by Miss Tashina.

1930's wedding dress

Beautiful white + black ballet inspiration from Black Swan for this gorgeous styled shoot photographed by Jessica Claire + styled by Jill La Fleur . Love the hanging tutus!


Not quite a movie, but we all remember the music from Super Mario Bros. and this super fun Super Mario Bros. styled shoot had us all smiling big! Styled by Primary Petals and photographed by Lehua Noëlle Faulkner.


This lovely couple had an Up inspired Wedding photographed by We Heart Photography! The only thing sweeter than their wedding might be their proposal film with hundreds of balloons (you can see it here).


Maybe you are a fan of chocolate! If so, you might love this Willy Wonka inspired wedding shoot photographed by Kay English.


Who doesn’t love Amélie!? :) Love the bright + fun details with a bit of quirky in this Amélie inspired wedding shoot photographed by Melissa Munding.


Maybe you are thinking of a more modern + glam wedding? How about pulling inspiration from one of your honeys favorites: a Tron inspired wedding! Designed by  Simply Modern Weddings and photographed by Trista Lerit.


And music! We featured two amazing weddings this year inspired by the music of the Beatles…

The top Beatles inspired wedding was photographed by Ashley Rose + designed by Jesi Haack Designs. So many fun + cute details!

Beatles wedding

And then another Beatles inspired wedding designed by the couple and full of lots of DIY fun photographed also by Ashley Rose.

Beatles wedding

What do you lovelies think? Did you have a favorite movie, music or game inspired wedding we featured? What elements would you incorporate?

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