Figueroa Farmhouse Outdoor Wedding Ideas

This lovely shoot from KT Merry was recently released in the new spring issue of Flutter Mag. Check out the issue here to see more images and a delicious drink recipe. Below is a sweet film from Lola Film & Video. Have a great weekend!

Super 8mm Film | Joy de Vivre | Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse Inspiration Shoot from lolavideo.net on Vimeo.

Concept & Design:  Joy de Vivre // Photography: KT Merry // Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse // Florist: Kelly Kaufman Design // Silverware: Classic Party Rentals // Stationary: Linea Carta // Video: Lola Film & Video // Dresses: Ines de Santo, Oscar de la Renta from Ever After Miami // Hair & Makeup: Luna Bella Makeup Art // Runner & Napkins: ACL Handweaver // Plates: Christiane Sutherland // Wooden Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // Food: SBB Gourmet Catering // Glassware: from the collection of Joy Proctor

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04.05.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

DIY $10 White Fondant Bubbly Wedding Cake

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This is a seriously simple and budget friendly sweet little simple wedding cake. You could make or even buy the frosted cake in plain white fondant (or ice it with buttercream and smooth it with a paper towel–here’s a really nice, thorough tutorial if you want to try it for the first time) and then add the decorations. You can buy a small package of ready-made fondant from your local craft, cake, or maybe grocery store for about $8 and then buy or make a little bit of royal icing for a few more bucks…this decoration can be done for about $10! All you have to do is tear off bits of fondant, roll them into little balls, and “glue” them on with the royal icing. If you could use play-dough as a kid you’re going to rock this simple wedding cake!

Photo: Ali Harper // Cake + Styling: Joy Thigpen

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04.03.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Dreamy Veil and Boudoir Editorial

I haven’t had the chance to visit a lot of the Northwest, but this dreamy editorial along the Williamette River from Erich McVey has me daydreaming of taking a trip out to Oregon. Erich partnered with Emily Riggs Bridal to highlight some of her newest pieces, and his photos are nothing short of exceptional.

Photography: Erich McVey // Headpieces & Sash: Emily Riggs Bridal// Hair & Makeup: Terri Reece// Romper: Beautiful Bottoms // Bralette and Bottoms: Only Hearts // Lace Gown: Claire Pettibone // Model: Molly Reardon of Option Models

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04.02.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Rebecca Yale Portraits

Our amazing sponsor, Rebecca Yale Portraits, is giving away an entire wedding photography package including full day wedding coverage and an engagement session to one lucky Once Wed reader for absolutely free.  Rebecca combines her background in photojournalism with her love for fashion photography to create beautiful intimate portraits while capturing every moment as the day unfolds.  Rebecca Yale does not place time limits on her coverage, because she wants to tell your whole wedding story from the minute you slip on your dress to your final spin on the dance floor.

The prize: The package being given away has a value of $3000 and is for full day wedding coverage and an engagement session.  Albums, prints and other products are additional and can be ordered through Rebecca Yale Portraits.  A standard wedding photography contract applies and must be executed within two weeks of notifying the winning couple.  If the wedding chosen is outside of New York City or the surrounding boroughs, the winning couple agrees to pay for travel feels including room and board upfront, with travel arrangements made by Rebecca Yale. The couple must not have an existing contract with another wedding photographer and Rebecca Yale will be the exclusive photographer for the event.

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’d like to win the photography package.  Rebecca will pick the winning couple on April 27th.

Be sure to check out her website to see more of her lovely images!

04.02.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog