Sometimes I get a submission, and I have a hard time picking my jaw up off the floor. It is THAT fabulous. Today’s wedding was one of those times – when Heidi Ryder sent it my way I OMGCOULDNOTWAIT to feature it. There is so much lovely, that I couldn’t include it all in the feature, so be sure to check out the gallery for every bit of gorgeous inspiration. Read More
Today’s wedding from TALL+small Photography is so classically lovely, so elegant, and has such a personal, down-home feel. I love the setting: a bit of winery, a bit of farmland, with the breathtaking beauty of the Virginia hills surrounding. Also, the kitty photo bomb is pretty great! Read More
I just love a good Southern wedding, don’t you? Spanish moss, sweet tea, Southern charm…what’s not to love? Between the soft blue color palette and the absolutely fab DIY glass chandelier that hung over the ceremony, this wedding fits the bill.
Advice to couples planning now? I would say to start early and do tons of research. I think if you do your homework you can be creative and original without breaking the bank. It’s also so important to find the right vendors and that doesn’t happen overnight. I feel like our wedding day was so much fun and stress free because I had put so much time into the planning and I knew I could trust my vendors 100% to carry out my vision.
The one detail that was probably the most memorable was the glass globe candle chandelier at the ceremony. A friend with a metal workshop whipped up a stainless steel frame for me and I tied individual glass hanging globes with tea lights to the frame. We hung the chandelier from rope on a tree branch that hung right over Jason and I at the ceremony. I thought it looked great as the sun was setting.
I would have to say that the attention to detail was my personal mark on the wedding day. I really tried to make everything individual to us from the custom designed programs and menus to the 5 different flavored cakes on antique stands and the DIY glass globe chandelier at the ceremony. I wanted there to be something beautiful and original everywhere you looked, I hope that came across to our guests.
I die over that chandelier! And the shades of blue and gorgeous florals are pretty fantastic too. Oh, and take note on that ceremony decor of candles lining the aisle. A super budget friendly idea and just as beautiful as florals. Maybe even more beautiful… What do you think?
I know summer is coming to an end soon, but it still feels like summer where I am, how about you? So if we have to keep sweating it out in summer heat, we’re also going to enjoy some of what’s great about summer: seersucker & peonies! This wedding has both, plus the most adorable little flower girl (and daughter of the bride) ever. She is SO cute, I can’t help but feature tons of photos of her
One of our favorite moments was when Ella accidentally flicked off the crowd because she was so excited to get her own ring and wanted to show it off.
I loved our first dance, with Ella spinning right along next to us!
How did you make your wedding YOU?
We wanted a classy yet simple wedding that we could just enjoy with those that we love and celebrate with them and have fun. We wanted the wedding to not only be about Alex and me but about Ella too and the family we were creating.
So seriously, HOW ADORABLE is Ella!? The peonies, coral, seersucker, and the bride’s braided ‘do are pretty fab too. Hope this gets you through another week of summer!
On a personal note, today is my three year wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe three years has already gone by since one of the happiest days of my life, and the best party I’ve ever thrown, happened. While we celebrated with a roadtrip last weekend (highlights coming on Friday) I hope to go through our wedding albums together tonight
The planning of this wedding was a family affair. The bride lives in a remote town near Yosemite with very little internet access, so aside from a few requests (like the Talking Heads tribute band ‘Same as it Ever Was”) she let her mother plan the entire wedding at her parent’s home. And if you ask me, her mother should start a wedding business, because she did a fabulous job herself & in hiring the perfect vendors to bring her vision to a reality. This is one of my favorite weddings I’ve featured, so sit down with a coffee or iced tea and enjoy this swoon-worthy, pin-every-photo wedding, and be inspired!