Relaxed Organic Wedding Inspiration

We love when creatives bring us photoshoots that are inspired by everyday aspects of their lives. Lyndal from Lavender & Poppyseed was inspired by her surroundings to pull together this shoot with Jemma Keech about the moments before a bride walks down the aisle.

From Lyndal (Lavender & Poppyseed):

The inspiration for this shoot came from my own backyard. Organic stones in muted shades of nougat, slate and ivory, dot the lawn perimeter.  Most days I walk past them without a glance, but there is something so humble and harmonious about them, that they struck a chord with me.

They remind me of an image I love, of a young, porcelain woman perched on some rocks by the ocean. She is slight and her linen slip is tousled from the wind. But I never noticed this till much later. It was the stones that caught my eye. The striking repetition of colour set against the indigo swell became poignant inspiration for the shoot, particularly the tablescape.

Only days before the shoot took place, I fortuitously stumbled across a lovely French woman on Instagram who hand crafts wonderful ceramics in nudes, indigoes and slate. Her pieces are modest and organic, but filled with such character, and fit perfectly for the look and feel of the shoot.

The shoot took place in a 19th century warehouse with original distressed wallpaper. A neutral palette was also extended to the flowers and the beautiful silk menus to further enhance the feeling of ‘relaxed organic elegance’.

Photography: Jemma Keech | Styling & Florals: Lavender & Poppyseed |
Model: Serena C | Makeup & Hair: Liv Lundelius  | Wedding Gown: Inbal Dror// Helen Rodrigues | Lace Robes & Veil: Girl with a Serious Dream | Ceramics: Marie Helene Clauzon  | Calligraphy: Signora e Mare | Ribbon: Silk + Willow

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12.09.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Classic & Elegant Weddings from Sinclair & Moore

We see husband and wife photography and videography teams a lot, but today we get the pleasure of introducing you to a husband and wife event planning and design team! We’re so excited to tell you a little about Steve and Jamie Moore, who are the talent and brains behind the incredibly gifted event design and production team, Sinclair & Moore Events.

Steve and Jamie work closely with their clients process of wedding planning. With wedding design, coordination, and floral design capabilities, Sinclair & Moore creates and curates your entire event in house. Having control of every aspect of your wedding means that your Sinclair & Moore Event will come together as a cohesive and seamless production. Everything is handled in one studio, so you’ll have to spend far less time dealing with wedding planning on your own.

Steve and Jamie have worked together for years to create a classic and elegant style that draws high-end brides to their Washington studio. Sinclair & Moore Events not only work within Washington State producing world-class weddings and events, but love traveling to new countries to bring their designs to all parts of the world.

Check out more of their stunning work on their blog. If you’re interested in inquiring about 2015 or 2016 availability for your wedding, contact Steve and Jamie today!

Photography: O’Malley Photographers | Calligraphy: la Happy

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12.09.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Elegant Sunset Engagement Session

Today’s story is pretty special to us at Once Wed. Ashley is part of the Once Wed family, and we’re so excited to share her beautiful sunset engagement session from Lani Elias. Ashley and her now fiancé had been together for years, and she was thrilled when he finally popped the question. Read a little more from Ashley below about her proposal story.

From Ashley:

Trevor and I had been dating for over 5 years when he proposed last December. Although I knew a proposal was coming, he managed to completely surprise me! His scheme involved his mom, an out of town uncle, important insurance documents, and me planning a date night in vain all to get me to a beautiful hotel room filled with candles and pictures of us. It was incredible!

Photos: Lani Elias Fine Art Photography | Grey dress: ASOS | White dress: Revolve Clothing | Flowers: Academy Florist | Engagement Ring: Designed by couple, created by Epsilon | Makeup: Jessica Kmiec

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12.08.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Win a Wedding Video from NST Pictures

We’re so excited that one of our favorite sponsors, NST Pictures, is back with a wedding videography giveaway! We introduced you to NST Pictures a few months ago, and since then, we’ve fallen even more in love! Keep reading to find out how to enter to win a full-length wedding video like this one from NST Pictures.

Erica & Joseph – Trailer Film :: NST Pictures New York Wedding Videography from NSTPictures on Vimeo.

NST produces high-quality, cinematic-style wedding videos for their clients with packages starting at only $980. No matter your wedding budget, NST will work with you to create the perfect wedding videography package! They travel around the country, offering videography services in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and southern California.  And if you live in a surrounding area, NST is happy to discuss coverage of your wedding at their regular pricing, plus additional travel fees.

As a full service company, NST can capture your Engagement, Save the Date, and your Wedding. How fun would it be to announce your engagement or wedding date with a beautiful video rather than a card?  They specialize in creating keepsake wedding films that are long enough to highlight all of the most important details of your day, but short enough to watch over again. They can also be sent out to family and friends! Their cinematic-style Trailer and Feature Films come in increments of about 3 minutes, 10 minutes and 25 minutes. You don’t worry about the most important moments getting cut- they offer cleaned up, raw footage so you can relive every beautiful moment.

To win a beautiful, cinematic-style wedding videography package CLICK HERE! Don’t miss your chance to win a full videography package from NST Pictures worth $5,000! The contest ends on December 28, 2014.

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12.08.14 / Contests, Featured, New Sponsor Blog