Upstate New York Outdoor Wedding

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Ryan Ray recently sent over the beautiful outdoor wedding of Matan and Victoria for me to share with you on Once Wed. Such an adorable couple!

“Matan and I are vegans and wanted to express this life practice in all the facets of our outdoor wedding, while still being considerate of our guests.We imagined rolling hills, green grass, untouched and unaffected, rustic. The gardens at Boscobel were just that. The guests were serenaded by an accordionist and acoustic guitarist. Branches of jasmine supported the chuppah, adorned by the prayer shawls of our grandfathers. The afternoon was crisp and the sun dappled. The reception tent glowed with votive candles and string lights. We danced the night away.”

Photography: Ryan Ray // Event Designer: Oliver Kita // Venue: Boscobel House & Gardens // Flowers: Linda Baldwin Flowers // Grooms Attire: Rag & Bone // Wedding dress: Handmade by the bride’s grandmother and worn by her mother Josiane in 1977 at her wedding. Was fashioned after an antique dress from Henri Bendel // Crown: Handmade by New York fashionista and stylist Jen Patryn // Makeup: Helen Andersson, Face Stockholm New York // Hair: Mary Snell

12.10.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog

Fall Lakeside Engagement

Well, folks, your wedding photographers out there just keep raising the bar! This engagement session of Spencer and Parker, photographed by Austin Gros, is one such example. I kind of love that real life can look this beautiful. Congratulations to Spencer and Parker! These photos will be such sweet memories for you… Please let us know how we can help you as you plan your wedding!

Creative Direction, Floral Design and Styling: Jessica Sloane // Photography: Austin Gros // Hair and Makeup + Hair Tutorial: Amanda Paige

12.07.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog

Welcoming our Sponsors!

Super talented photography studio SugarLove Weddings are offering one lucky reader a chance to win an extraordinary photographic package.

SugarLove Weddings are a stunning, timeless & elegant photography studio based in Sydney, Australia. Their clients have commissioned them for weddings in exotic locales such as Marrakech, Lake Como, Tuscany, Ireland, Los Angeles & Fiji. With International Award Winning Photographer Bradley Patrick at the creative helm it is no wonder clients such as Cameron Diaz, Uma Thurman & Anne Hathaway have all stepped in front of his lens for film portraits

The Australian based team will be in the USA to cover some weddings in California & the Caribbean in April 2013.

To celebrate they are offering one lucky couple complimentary travel & expenses for their wedding day along with a custom designed album (valued at $3000)

To enter your wedding date must fall between April 23rd-29th 2013 and be taking place in California or the Caribbean.

Simply “Like us” on Facebook and then email with a photograph of you & your partner with your wedding date along with 25 words or less on why you deserve to win. Winner will be announced on the SugarLove Facebook page on December 20th.

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Kenan + Bethany | Highlights from East West Productions on Vimeo.

East West is a wedding filmmaking company led by Caleb Jordan Lee. We are located in Virginia, but specialize in travel and destination weddings. Our goal is to craft a timeless and emotional piece of art that our couples will cherish for the rest of their lives.  We feel very blessed to work with couples on the most significant day of their lives.  The most rewarding part of our artistry is capturing all the love, joy, and emotions that take place between the photographs. We invite you to explore our portfolio and view a collection of our handcrafted films. Check out more of their beautiful films here.

Here is an excerpt of an email from one of their couples…

“Weddings move so fast. You take in so much but there are still so many little details that slip away.  We both felt like we relived the whole night through the film, and remembered so many funny little things we’d forgotten.  We really appreciate the skill it takes to build relationships with people, make them comfortable, and then also step in and be the professional. We recognize your hard work and thank you for coming into our day and being not only respectful, but super sweet and a joy to work with.” – Yasmeen + Jason

12.06.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Elegant Fall Wedding Ideas

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We have such a treat in store for you today. Some of my favorites creatives in the South Ginny Au, Rylee Hitchner, and Caitlin Van Horn of Roost recently collaborated on an incredible fall wedding ideas editorial, which I am so excited to share on Once Wed. More from Ginny…

Our inspiration for this fall wedding ideas shoot were the textures, mood and rich colors of autumn. Each element of the design had seasonal intent; from the unruly bouquets and foraged arrangements to the understated Theysken’ Theory gown, personalized linen napkins and menu. Combining this inspiration with simple details, we wanted to inspire fall brides to embrace the beauty and warmth of the season.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Creative Direction, Design & Styling: Ginny Au // Flowers: Rosegolden Flowers // Food Styling: Caitlin Van Horn // Invitation, Paper & Calligraphy: Linea Carta // Hair Styling: Joanna Ballentine // China, Glass & Linen: At Home Furnishings // Chairs & Table Rental: Blue Eyed Yonder // Bridal Gown: Theyskens’ Theory // Bridal Shoes: Elizabeth and James // Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie // Grooms Tie: Brooks Brothers

12.04.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog