Modern Lowcountry Wedding Inspiration from Tec Petaja

We adore the simplicity and modern elegance of this inspiration shoot from Tec Petaja and his creative team from his recent workshop in Charleston, South Carolina. As we always seem to say, simple is better. Keeping the details of your wedding understated will create a clean and modern aesthetic that will stand the test of time. Let your venue and bigger elements like the dress, florals, and overall styling speak to your personalities and design taste and you’ll end up with a modern and elegant wedding design that you’ll love for decades after you say your vows.

Photography: Tec Petaja | Styling + Florals: Jacin Fitzgerald | Styling: Abby Capalbo | Location: River Oaks Charleston | Dresses: Kate McDonald | Tuxes: The Black Tux | Rings: Heidi Gibson | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Film: Kodak

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04.20.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Romantic and Elegant Wedding Ideas from Tec Petaja

We’re so incredibly honored that our long-time friend, Tec Petaja, sent over the first images from his photography workshop to share with you all this week. We hope the next 4 series of posts that Tec shot alongside the talented team of Jacin Fitzgerald and Abby Capalbo in South Carolina will serve as inspiration for your very own wedding day.
Make sure to keep coming back for more from Tec and his talented team!
Photography: Tec Pataja | Styling + Florals: Jacin Fitzgerald | Styling: Abby Capalbo | Makeup: Dannon K. Collard | Location: River Oaks Charleston | Dresses: The Dress Theory (Camille Wynn) + Claire Pettibone | Rings: Heidi Gibson | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab
Film: Kodak

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04.20.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Wedding Photography Giveaway with Abigail Bobo – Closed


One of the first considerations for anyone who is engaged is where to hold the wedding.  Most brides go through their mental list of their dream venues before deciding.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to work with a photographer who loves to dream as well?  Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Abigail Bobo, a Once Wed Preferred Vendor whose fine art photography style marries passion for people with a desire to tell stories.

Abigail would love to make your dreams come true with a FREE wedding photography package!  She is sharing her Dream Wedding Location List below and would love to hear about the wonderful ideas on your list. Your dream may become hers!

Abigail Bobo Photography‘s Dream Wedding Destinations:
-United Kingdom or Ireland
-Ceremony in Museum of Art
-British Columbia
-Rosemary Beach
-Botanical Gardens
-Big Sur
-Oregon State Park
-Arizona Desert
-NYC Central Park
-Rhode Island or Maine
-New Orleans Cathedral

-1 winner will receive complimentary 9 hours of wedding coverage
-2 runners up to receive 50% off a wedding photography package of their choice.


Enter a comment below telling Abigail a little about yourself and why you would love to have her photograph your wonderful memories.

Giveaway applies to 2015 and 2016 dates. A standard wedding photography contract will apply. Additional hours of coverage, prints, albums and USB drives are available at additional cost that will be provided in advance and upon request. Travel fees for Abigail must be paid up front and Abigail will make her own travel arrangements.

This contest ends on May 2, 2015.

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04.18.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Romantic Church Wedding in Stockholm

As the saying goes: when you know, you know! Patrik proposed to Siri in Paris, and just 4 weeks later, they were married in a romantic church ceremony where both of their sets of parents were also married. The simple setting and minimal details allowed for the couple’s love to remain the focus of the day. With free-flowing champagne, a simple black and white color palette, and a home-made buffet dinner served at the bride’s parent’s home, their celebration was romantic, unpretentious, and honest. When you’re planning your day, we encourage you to remember what is truly important.

Photography: Johanna Åkerberg Kassel | Food: Olive Hummer | Groom’s suit: Tiger of Sweden , Shoes: Church’s | Dresses + veil: vintage, from Epok | Styling: Ann Bonander Looft  | Bridesmaids’ Pellerines: Ann Bonander Looft | Bride’s shoes: &other stories

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04.17.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog