Shutterfly Photo Book Giveaway

Have you been looking for a fun and creative way to display your most loved wedding photographs in your new home? Well today is your lucky day because Shutterfly is giving away a premium photo book to three Once Wed readers. All you have to do is comment on this post below for a chance to win. These photo books are not your typical wedding albums either– they are genuine hard-cover leather, professional quality, 8×8 books with 40 pages to fill with the memories of your big day (and valued at $120!) Shutterfly books are awesome because you can customize them exactly the way you want with a variety of pictures, captions and even fun embellishments. Now you don’t have to let your wedding photos collect dust in that ‘ole hard drive, you can display them on your coffee table for all to enjoy.

Comment below for a chance to win! Good luck!

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11.19.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Win a Wedding Dress from Saja!

Happy Friday! We are thrilled to partner with Saja to offer one lucky Once Wed reader the chance to win a wedding dress of your choice from 2013 Saja Collection (excluding styles BT6900/CR6380).  Click the link above to enter, it’s really that easy!

Saja wedding dresses are known for their non-traditional ethereal style gowns that are light, whimsical and timeless. No purchase necessary. Contest ends Wednesday, November 28th–good luck!

Please note: The winner will not receive their dress until May 2013.

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Check out the entire 2013 Saja Collection right here!

Photography: Tec Petaja // Hair & Makeup: Jordan Byers // Styling: Yoo Lee

11.16.12 / Featured, News Blog

Elegant Fall Wedding Colors Cake

And what better way to end our week of fall wedding colors than with a beautiful, stained glass wedding cake created by the amazing, Maggie Austin? Can you believe this cake is completely edible, too? Yum!

CLICK HERE to see more images from this beautiful fall shoot!

Creative Direction and Design: Joy Thigpen // Photography: Eric Kelley // Venue: Early Mountain Vineyard // Floral Design: Joy Thigpen //  On-site coordination and production: Lora Kelley // Wedding Cake: Maggie Austin Cake

11.15.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Elegant Fall Wedding Colors II

Yesterday we featured Part I of this fall wedding colors shoot which was pretty much the ceremony part. We get a lot of requests to see more ideas for indoor weddings and how to bring the outside in. Its hard not to love an outdoor wedding but between weather and location sometimes its just more practical to have your wedding inside. If you find yourself caught between loving the look of outside and the convenience of a roof and central heating, these are some ideas for you. :)

  • If possible, find a venue with lots of natural light. Natural light is a big part of what makes those outdoor pictures you love so pretty. Big windows also instantly connect you with the outdoors.
  • Also (you and/or your photographer) can find some spots on the property or even down the road with some beautiful outdoor places to take pictures. They’ll look so much better than indoors, especially if you’re in a place with fluorescent lighting. And it’ll give you some time away from it all to be with your new spouse in a beautiful place to really enjoy the moment.
  • Bring nature inside! This is especially easy to do in the fall when the foliage is begging to be on display but really, any season has tons to offer by way of (free!) decor. Use clippings from your yard and even the side of the road to bring a natural and wild quality to an otherwise sterile space.

Creative Direction and Design: Joy Thigpen // Photography: Eric Kelley // Venue: Early Mountain Vineyard // Floral Design: Joy Thigpen // Wholesale Flowers: Fifty Flowers // Event Rentals: Festive Fare // Linens: Wildflower Linens // Dress: Matthew Williamson // Calligraphy: Holly Hollan // Candles and Lanterns: Crate and Barrel // Center Pieces: West Elm // Shoes: Valentino // Grooms Suit, Tie: Alton LaneBespoke Attire // Grooms Shoes: To Boot New York // Hair and Make-up Styling: Lora Kelley // Jewels: Tiffany & Co. // On-site coordination and production: Lora Kelley// Styling assistant: Mallory Joyce // Photographer’s Assistant: Barrie Humphries // Wedding Cake: Maggie Austin Cake // Letterpress Suite: Blackbird Letterpress

CLICK HERE to see more images from this beautiful fall shoot!

11.14.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog