A Simple Wedding at Home

Dogwood White Flower Wedding Cake Maggie Austin

One of our fellow wedding bloggers, Ritzy Bee, recently tied the knot with her husband at the home they built together in Virginia.  She was kind enough to share some more details behind their sweet and simple ceremony at home…

I recently got married…but kept things very small + very quiet in a bit of sweet irony with my profession. We actually tied the knot in our backyard of the house we just finished building and moved into…just the two of us but celebrated with cake, champagne and then a fun, fancy dinner out. We planted a dogwood tree (it’s the Virginia state tree + flower) together when we moved into the house which is the inspiration behind the cake design. The bottom tier  pear cake with blackberry preserves and white chocolate buttercream. The top tier was white velvet cake with chopped chocolate and peanut butter buttercream. The champagne coupes were Josh’s grandmothers while the cake server were my great grandmother’s. 

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Photography by Abby Jiu Photography // Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

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08.27.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog

Watercolor wedding stationery suite

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Happy Menocal Watercolor Invitation Crest Chickens Pineapple Fruit Pink Grey Gray Farm Wedding

Happy Menocal Watercolor Wedding Suite Crest Farm Wedding Chickens Pineapple Pink Gray Grey

While we’re on a roll with wedding stationery ideas for you over the last few weeks, we just had to share one more invitation suite from our Once Wed Magazine. We love it so much. This quirky, playful suite was hand-painted in watercolor by Happy Menocal. (What an appropriate name, right??) It has such a fun color palette. Can you imagine what the wedding might be like??

Photos by Jose Villa

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08.23.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Glass and Gold Film Photography Workshop

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We are so excited to announce the first ever Glass and Gold Workshop with Jill Thomas and Braedon Flynn which is a unique film workshop specializing in wedding and lifestyle photography. The Glass and Gold Workshop will, one help photographers bring the use of film into their work, whether inspirationally, personally, or running a fully film based business and also, to learn how to become your own unique artist.

Jill and Braedon are thrilled to have Jessica Commingore as the featured guest and speaker. Jessica is a designer, art director, stylist, blogger, and online editor for Kinfolk Magazine. Jessica will help to create inspiring shoots that will not only help jump start your portfolio but also show you how to step out of the box and learn how to shoot with an eye looking forward.  This workshop is not only about what to expect in the wedding industry, it is how to create and bring something new and creative into wedding and lifestyle photography. The workshop will be held in Palm Springs on November 12-14th. Check out the website for more information and get signed up!

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08.23.12 / Featured, News Blog

Farm Fresh Engagement

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This lovely engagement shoot is brought to you from the beautiful Serenbe. Can’t you just feel the clean air and fresh breeze? There is something so refreshing about stripping away the daily distractions of life and just finding an excuse to celebrate a new chapter of life. That’s one main reason we love engagement photos– it truly captures such a sweet and unique time of your life. Enjoy this farm fresh engagement and perhaps make the trip down to Georgia for a farmhouse retreat of your own.

Photography: Ryan Ray

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08.22.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog