Khanh Hogland Wedding Photography


We were instantly in love when we first came across Khanh Hogland’s film photography. We adore the crisp, bright, colorful, yet soft quality of her photos, and we immediately wanted to see more. We are so happy to have Oklahoma based fine art film photographer Khanh Hogland Photography as a new sponsor here on Once Wed, and we’re thrilled to tell you more about her and her absolutely stunning photography!

Like most photographers, Khanh worked in the digital format for a while before discovering her passion for film photography. Khanh fell in love with film while working with natural light, and organic locations, as film brought out the natural beauty of her surroundings. She appreciates clients who are searching for photographs that have amazing depth, richness, color, and sharpness for their wedding day. By shooting in film, Khanh is able to capture your love story and the beauty of your relationship in the most organic and lovely way possible.

We are just enamored with Khanh’s style of photography, and we’re so excited to announce that she’s been generous enough to offer an 8 hour photography session to a lucky Once Wed reader!  You will receive 7 hours the day of your wedding, and a 1 hour engagement shoot the day before because Khanh loves getting to know her couples prior to their wedding day. You will get to experience the beauty of her craft first hand as she shoots your wedding day in all film, which is a $3,000 value! Albums, prints and other products are additional and can be ordered through Khanh. She is willing to travel to you for your photography session, but the lucky winner of this giveaway must pay travel fees up front if your wedding is located outside of Oklahoma.*

To Enter: Comment below with your name, email, wedding date, and wedding location or venue. Please tell us a little about your story, style, wedding and why you think Khanh would be the right photographer for you! Khanh will pick the winning couple on December 1st.

Visit Khanh Hogland’s website to check out her absolutely stunning portfolio!

*Khanh Hogland will make travel arrangements for herself.

This contest is now closed. The winner is  Wesley Sheffield.

11.04.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

How to Blow Dry Big Waves


Yes, you can get big waves without using a curling iron! One of my favorite things about this look is the amount of time you can rock this look. Yes yes, it does take a little bit of time to do but not much more than blowdrying AND curling it, plus it cuts out another heat damaging tool. With the products we used, it allows the hair to stay voluminous for a couple days!



Blow dryer.
Boar bristel brush.
Heat protectant and styling product. Like B&B Prep- heat protectant/detangler and B&B Thickening spray- root lift.
and a little bit of time :)

1. Start by prepping the hair with bumble & bumble prep and thickening spray. This allows the hair to stay in the shape you blow dry. Make sure hair is generously damp with the product (either from the shower or dry hair) Comb the hair evenly.

2. First, dry the roots lifting them away from the direction of the growth. Then start taking sections of hair (as big as your round brush) and start drying the hair as your rolling the brush up and down the shaft of the hair.

3. Once you have dried each section, take your fingers and roll the hair around them, as if you’re “rolling” your hair. (also- make sure there is a good hole in the rolls, this assures a good curl)

4. Pin and spray each roll as you go. Let the hair cool off, once you’re done with the last roll give the entire hair time to set. (we suggest to do your make up at this point)

5. Once the hair sets, take each roll down. Then take a boar bristle brush and start brushing your hair out. This might seem like you’re combing all the curl out, but what you’re doing is creating a wave by combing all the curls together, and taming them.Let the hair do its thing and spray once you achieve the look you love!

Photography and Styling: The lovely ladies of Irrelephant

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10.31.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

French Inspired Organic Wedding Ideas

Olive and Almond groves, sandstone and lavender. Provence France is heaven on earth. The perfect backdrop for our shoot with Gian Marco and Charlotte who live in the South of France. Gian Marco and Charlotte have been together for over three years and have some experience behind the camera yet have never had an opportunity to have photos taken together as a couple. We couldn’t have picked a better backdrop than the Le Hameux Des Baux which had the perfect balance of traditional architecture and modern interior design. It’s everything you could want in a venue and more.

Kerry Bracken our coordinator helped us source the venue and after working there, it’s one that we highly recommend. We cannot wait to return to Provence this 2014 for more destination weddings and we’re already taking assignments on for June, September and October 2014.

See more inspiration from this beautiful location from Feather and Stone on Grey Likes Weddings today!

Photography: Feather and Stone | Venue: Le Hameau Des Baux  | Planning & Styling: Lavender & Rose Weddings | Hair & Make-up: Camille Bonardi | Gowns: Zahavit Tshuba

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10.30.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Rustic Wedding Under The Trees

Such a gorgeous wedding, right? I saw an image a while back on Pinterest from this magical wedding under the trees, but recently tracked down a few more to share on Once Wed. I love the real trees Amy Merrick brought to create a canopy under the tent. Very pretty!

Photography by Henry Busby 

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10.28.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog