Whimsical Wedding Day Look

Backless wedding dresses are all the rage right now. Bride’s are starting to take a few more risks when choosing their dresses, and a deep v in the back is our favorite new trend! This whimsical backless Sadie dress from Rue De Seine simply took our breath away. Don’t you just love the beading detail on the “wings”? We love that this dress is classically designed, yet has so many modern details, like the low back and modern gem detailing. You’ll certainly make jaws drop walking down the aisle in a dress like this.

If you do choose a dress with a low v, we suggest keeping your hair up in a loose updo, so some pieces fall but so that it’s covering up your back. To complement the modern design of the dress, we paired the Rue De Siene dress with a modern hairstyle and natural makeup, using the Temptu Bridal Kit. We love the whimsical, and almost rock and roll style, we achieved with this loose and piecey updo!

Check out the DIY Natural Bridal Makeup Tutorial on how to recreate this natural look for your own wedding.

Creative Direction and Styling: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Makeup: Amy Clarke using the new Temptu Bridal Kit | Hair: Christian Marc | Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine Sadie from The Dress Theory

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06.10.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

A Styling Workshop for Photographers (Studio Sessions)

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DOES THE FOLLOWING RESONATE WITH YOU?

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We’re excited to announce new Fall dates for Studio Sessions, a one-day styling workshop for photographers to help you continue to grow as artists. This won’t be about how to use your camera or how to run your business; we’re only speaking to what we know from our seats. Nor will these sessions be a particularly pampered or posh time; we want to make it affordable and accessible for you as small businesses. It will be light on fluff and heavy on the content that we think will make a big difference in your work.

We realize most of you don’t have stylists working with you at every wedding. You often have to be your own stylist and art director. We’d love to help you learn how to watch for (or create) all the little things that make the difference.

We know that you also have to be your own editor. We want to help you learn to edit before you take a picture–and after. Which are your best images? We’ll give you our opinions.

WHAT WE’LL COVER:

AESTHETICS + DISCOVERING YOUR PERSONAL AESTHETIC

HOW TO COMPOSE GOOD IMAGES

WHAT MAKES A GOOD IMAGE

STYLING PEOPLE — WARDROBE, HAIR + MAKEUP

STYLING TABLETOP — FOOD AND TABLESCAPES

STYLING DETAILS — FLOWERS, PAPER + ACCESSORIES

EDITING

HOW TO WORK WITH A STYLIST

HOW TO WORK WITHOUT A STYLIST

TIPS, TOOLS, AND TRICKS

GETTING PUBLISHED

BUILDING YOUR PORTFOLIO

ROOKIE/EASY-TO-FIX MISTAKES THAT MAKE OR BREAK AN IMAGE

All sessions will be one day of class time. Lunch will be included. Limited to 20 attendees.

OPTIONAL ONE-ON-ONES

Available the second day for up to 8 attendees. If you’d like us to take a look at your work, give our opinions of your best work and what we think you should be showing on your website, help identify areas for growth and coach you in those, or for you to ask us anything… You’ll get an hour with with Joy and an hour with Emily.

WHEN + WHERE:

AUG 4 (AND 5) — ATL

SEPT 9 (AND 10) — NYC

NOV 10 (AND 11) — LA

CLICK HERE to see what other photographers are saying about Studio Sessions and how to sign up!

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06.09.14 / Featured, News Blog

Custom Wedding Websites from Wedding Jojo

We’ve been huge fans of Wedding Jojo for years, and we love the options and themes they offer for creating a custom wedding website. Wedding planning can be a daunting task, so it’s always a good idea to have a central place to keep all of the information regarding your wedding, and your guests can easily reference it in the months leading up to the big day!

With Wedding Jojo, you can share all of your wedding plans with your guests and at the same time still create a custom designed website that reflects your style and personality. Choose from one of their many adorable and modern wedding website themes, and once you’ve chosen a style, upload some of your favorite engagement pictures to share with friends and family!

And with a premium membership, you’ll have access to a full range of features including full RSVP management- so you won’t have to worry about keeping up with all of those pesky cards, and you’ll be able to set up a custom domain specific to your wedding! And if you want to share your wedding journey with friends and family, the premium membership also sets you up with a blog! We love the idea of blogging throughout your journey all the way up to your wedding day!

So, take a few minutes and set up your perfect wedding website with Wedding Jojo. Click here to get started!

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06.07.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Simple White Homeware Roundup from Zola

We may sound like a broken record when we say it, but sometimes simplicity is best. We firmly believe in this philosophy for wedding design, and we also feel the same way when it comes to furnishing your home. If you choose a classic design for your wedding, you’ll still love every detail when you look back in 50 years, so why wouldn’t you take the same approach for decorating your home? 

Zola has a full range of classically designed, yet modern, products for you to fill your home with, and if you choose simple pieces, like these stunning white kitchenware options, your design will be timeless. There’s nothing worse than outfitting your new kitchen with “trendy” plates or serving ware and then a few months after you buy it all, you’re tired of it. Choose minimalist designs, and you’ll always love your kitchen- we promise. 

Check out our roundup of our favorite Zola pieces, and let us know which ones you’d choose for your dream home! 

1. White Nesting Platters

2. Butter Pot

3. Stoneware Facet Mug

4. White Leaves

5. Stoneware Water Pitcher 

6. Stoneware French Bowl, Stoneware Salad Plate, Stoneware Dinner Plate

Sign up for your Zola Wedding Registry HERE and instantly receive a $25 credit! 

Creative and Art Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Ali Harper | Styling: Ginny Branch and Ginny Au| Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick | Graphic: Hannah Lee

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06.06.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog