Infusing Bold Colors Into Your Wedding

We adore a wedding full to the brim of joyful colors to mirror a joyful day. Though natural and organic hues are prevalent in many weddings today, don’t feel the need to embrace this trend if bold and bright speaks to you more. We gathered up some of our favorite ways to infuse bold colors into your wedding here:

04.22.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

5 Reasons To Order A Custom Wedding Suit From Indochino

Over the last few years, we’ve noticed a considerable improvement in the attire of grooms and their groomsmen. Why? We can only attribute this to the growing world of men’s fashion, and in particular, the increased availability of custom-made wedding suits. So what does this mean for you? The men in your bridal party, including your groom, can actually look good.

Unlike rental suits, made-to-measure suits (like those available from one of our favorite online menswear sites, Indochino) are becoming easier to order, are higher quality than ever before, and are even customizable to your style or wedding theme. Take Indochino as an example, where they make shopping made to measure simple: after you take your own measurements (they’ll even send you a measuring tape), you can customize your suit’s details and place your order. Your suit will then be tailored to your exact measurements and delivered within four weeks, free of charge.

Plus, there are more options than ever for your discerning groom, who may want something a little more unique than he can find in a retail store. Indochino offers more than 40 special options, like personal monograms, Bemberg linings, and your choice of lapels to create a truly one-of-a-kind suit. We’ve heard from many grooms that they have loved the seasonal fabrics available from Indochino — the lighter fabric options are summer weddings or warm destinations that much more enjoyable.

And, their “Perfect Fit Promise” states that if your clothing doesn’t fit exactly how you like it, they’ll either remake your order or provide you with up to a $75 credit to your favorite local tailor!

Even better? Your groom’s wedding suit is free when 4 groomsmen (or more) buy a suit from Indochino! Less than 4 groomsmen? Indochino has an offer for that, too.

04.21.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Garden-Inspired Spring Wedding Flowers

It is absolutely thrilling when we get to see wedding professionals collaborate and create together, teaching each other and helping each other to grow. Why? Because this means that each vendor involved will be stretched creatively, ultimately bringing YOU a higher quality and more inspired product, creating the wedding that you dream of. Today, we’re excited to share images from a one-on-one floral workshop between Nicole of Soil & Stem and Kaytee of Roots Floral Design (both Utah-based designers) – and these floral designs couldn’t be more lovely! 

Nicole says, “We spent the day immersed in flowers and friendship during this springtime one-on-one class. Our focus was on layering blooms with textured elements and gestural stems to create our loose, garden style, hand-tied bouquets and centrepieces.” Choosing to use shades of orange (complimentary to the dark blue walls of the studio they were working in) might seem like a bold choice for wedding flowers, but we think you’ll agree that it all came together perfectly! “We opted for a somewhat neutral and textured base in our centerpiece designs, and then added a moment of salmon colored poppies to balance against such a powerful and almost masculine backdrop. The poppies may have been my favorite element of this class. In natured-inspired floristry, I like to emphasize the importance of using blooms at different stages of life, as they would biologically be in found growing in a garden or field. These poppies were the perfect example of that practice. I absolutely love how Mike & Brit of Brushfire Photography captured these details, as the petals were just about to spring from their protective pod.”

More from the photographers, Brushfire Photography:

“As artists, we love seeing other artists create.  It is that much better when we are able to bring our crafts together and learn from one another.  We were so excited to work with Nicole and Kaytee as they put together beautiful vignettes full of color and life.   

We were able to incorporate some of our artistic photography techniques with the shoot.  We have an ongoing project that involves Instant Photography and alternative processes.  We shot Fuji Instant films and did emulsion transfers, where in place of letting the print develop on its base, you peel the negative and place it on a piece of fine art paper and let the emulsion develop onto it, creating an original piece of art.  We love when we can bring our love of the hands on craft of photography to a shoot.  It allows our creativity to flow.”

Floral Mentor: Nicole Land of Soil & Stem | Florals: Kaytee Stice of Roots Floral Design | Photography: Mike & Brit Hansen of Brushfire Photography | Dress : Alexandra Grecco | Cake: Tess Comrie | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Venue: Miesh Studio | Model: Katie Craig

04.21.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Delicate and Natural Boudoir Photography Inspiration

Bridal boudoir photography has become increasingly popular for brides in recent years, and while the concept of being photographed in not but lingerie can seem daunting (after all, we’re normal women here – not models!), we’ve found that natural sessions that seek to highlight the bride in a simple, delicate way can be absolutely breathtaking works of art. Take today’s styled session as an example: though her robe is sheer, it is not distasteful; though she’s photographed in a bedroom setting, it is not racy or scandalous. If you’re toying with the idea of memorializing this moment for your groom but aren’t sure about it, we absolutely recommend creating a simple, delicate space that will make you feel incredible.

More from the photographer, Shannon Von Eschen:
“On the very first day of the workshop, we were presented with the most stunningly beautiful boudoir session. Kurt Boomer & Joy Proctor styled the simplest but visually intricate scene, and all of us were enthralled with how lovely the tiny space was. A small, delicate vine of ivy trailed up the rock wall behind the bed our model sat on. The sunlight filtered in through the door to our right, and the stone floor warmed with its presence. The gown she wore flowed freely when she moved, and her makeup and hair were flawless. She was uniquely quiet and beautiful, and I kept feeling like I’d walked in on a painting. Kurt and Joy wanted the scene to be delicate and natural, so there was minimal posing. The whole session unfolded effortlessly, and I remember such quietness from us all as we took in our surroundings. We played with light and photographed her first with the sun cradling her back, and then later, with it kissing her face. I walked away inspired and euphorically peaceful with all the pretty my eyes had just beheld. But nothing compared to the joy I felt after getting my scans back. Seeing my memories from this workshop captured on film, those moments so beautifully designed for us as attendees preserved forever, was magic.”

Photographer: Shannon Von Eschen | Workshop: Kurt Boomer Photography | Styling: Joy Proctor Design | Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox | Floral: Amy Osaba | Vintage Gowns and Lingerie: Girl With a Serious Dream | Vintage Rentals: Found Rentals | Candles: Creative Candles | Venue: Sunstone Villa | Ring: Trumpet & Horn

04.20.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog