Oh my goodness- isn’t this wedding from Jillian Mitchell a breath of fresh air?! Really, could this bride be more elegant and modern? She looks as if Jackie O has just stepped out of the 50’s right into 2014 (today would have been Jackie O’s 85th birthday by the way). We were instantly enamored with her bold patterned Dior skirt, paired with a classic set of pearls. And her groom is rocking that white dinner jacket. These bold choices together created a most elegant and fun aesthetic for their wedding day.
Saipua’s floral designs are seriously to die for as well, and Jillian Mitchell did such an amazing job capturing the gradations of color and texture used in the decor. They took a space that was already stunning and amplified the beauty by 1000 by adding lush greenery garlands, large arrangements, and trees on the tables. We just adore how they brought the outside garden in for this exciting and lovely reception.
Are you tired of being at the bottom of the totem pole? Does making copies of documents that nobody reads not really do it for you? How about shredding documents all day that are even less important? Do you aspire to something greater than fetching coffee?
If so, we might just have the internship for you!
If you want to work from home, have flexible hours, love interacting with people and consider yourself an organizational genius, you should check out this position. The thing is…. while your title may be “Once Wed Business Intern”, this is a role of real importance and essential value to Once Wed. Identifying and training you to make a real impact on our teams will be one of our more critical tasks this year. So if you are interested in learning state-of-the-art business processes from an online startup, working on a variety of social media, cloud based tech, reporting, and customer service initiatives, working with amazing creatives, building a reputation as an irreplaceable member of our team and working for one of the finest wedding publications in the world, please click the link below fill out the questionnaire . We are really excited to meet you!
Let’s discuss the many ways you have dazzled and amazed the entire Once Wed team at the conclusion of your internship:
1. Your flawless attention to detail in payroll has saved the company 5 figures and insured accurate and timely pay of all OW personnel – making for very happy owners and employees.
2. Your copywriting for social media features and recognitions has drawn us closer to our community, dramatically improved our followers on social media and earned the appreciation of our sponsors and industry friends
3. Your streamlining of client reports and refining of sales process have shortened the time needed to close deals, increased renewal rates and helped our sales team close more new business – making you a superstar in the eyes of the sales team.
4. In this multifaceted role, you have shined as a proactive, high energy self-starter who monitors her own work, handles issues before they become problems, communicates exceptionally well to all OW team members and clients, has the confidence to stop and ask questions when needed and summons the mental flexibility and emotional maturity to adapt with a growing small business. Management has been blown away but your contributions!
We can’t wait until you make this opportunity a reality.
This engagement session almost brought us to tears. Honestly, Eric Kelley seems to have somehow captured the love between these two in the most intimate and revealing way. Every frame speaks to their affection for one another, and we couldn’t love it any more.
Here’s more from the bride:
Josh and I met at the University of Virginia but our relationship really began when we both moved to New York City after graduation six years ago. Josh proposed last summer while we were on vacation in Sardinia, Italy. He swam from the small boat we had rented to meet me on the beach and when I looked up he was down on one knee proposing. We had been together so long but I was still taken back by how emotional it was, we enjoyed the moment on the beach and drank from a bottle of prosecco. The celebration continued later that night when he surprised me with a private boat ride to a candlelit beach side dinner.
I will admit that I couldn’t wait to start planning and called Easton Events while still on vacation to enlist their expertise for the big day. We’re both from Virginia and will be getting married at Verulam Farm in Charlottesville over Labor Day weekend. Since our wedding will be back home we wanted our engagement pictures to be taken in the city, were we fell in love and share a life together now. Josh is the creator of the Mason Shaker and founder partner of W&P Design based in Brooklyn, and I’m the Director at a gallery in the city.
We both were immediately drawn to Eric Kelley’s romantic but composed style and love how the photos came out. The dreamy bedroom shots were taken at the Standard Hotel, then we walked down through the cobblestone streets of the West Village to a favorite coffee shop. I worked with LoraKelley to achieve a soft and natural look for my hair and makeup.
All in all, everything with this session is perfection.
If we could cover everything in gold foil, we would. We simply adore the delicate and rich touch that gold foil adds to paper, and we loved these name cards that Meghan Kay Sadler created for our welcome dinner at the Erich McVey workshop. Keep reading for the full tutorial.
The layering of handmade paper with natural edges, charcoal writing, and organic gold leafing make these name cards a detailed gem to a simple tablescape. Instead of classic calligraphic ink writing, this name card is a bit more DIY friendly, since using a charcoal pencil is easier for a novice letterer, and you have the option of erasing.
1) To maintain the natural edge of the paper fold a 1 inch strip back and forth until able to tear a relatively straight edge (add moisture on the edge if necessary).
2) Fold smaller sections back and forth to make 3-4in name cards. Don’t worry if the edges aren’t completely straight.
3) Using a regular pencil, lightly write out the name to make sure it fits properly.
4) Go over your writing with a sharpened charcoal pencil. Once you get a feel for the spacing you can just use the charcoal pencil. Be sure to keep the pencil sharp so you get the fine lines. To obtain a varying line weight, press a little harder on the downstroke of all your letters.
5) Dip your small paintbrush in the tacky glue and apply a light layer of glue where you’d like the leafing to be placed. Feel free to change up the placing to keep the cards looking organic.
6) While still in bag separate the sheets of gold leafing into smaller parts. Layout gold leafing in a flat jar or plate. Dip your brush into the gold leafing, place on the glue section of your name card. The leafing should stick to the paper, but you may need to help it lay flat with your hands. Apply until all the glue is covered, remove excess gold leafing.