Estate Garden Wedding Inspiration

One of the greatest joys of working in the creative industry is connecting with talented individuals from all over the country (and the world). When Elizabeth of Elizabeth Moore Photography reached out to me and shared her vision for a wedding inspiration shoot at Venue Chilton in Pennsylvania, I was thrilled to participate. This styled shoot was featured on Glamour & Grace and is filled with beautiful inspiration for an outdoor, garden wedding. 

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For the calligraphy details, I wanted to incorporate soft, organic textures that would seamlessly blend in with the outdoor venue without feeling too rustic. I used my favorite Silk and Willow handmade paper and painted a delicate leaf garland motif to soften the contrast of the black ink on paper.

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You can see more stunning images from this styled shoot on Glamour & Grace here.

Venue - Venue Chilton

Photography - Elizabeth Moore Photography

Cake - Bella Manse

Furniture Rentals - Swoon Vintage Rentals

Linens and Tabletop Rentals - Events by Eagle

Floral Design - Sandra L. Porterfield

Bride's Attire - Posh Bridal

Groom's Attire - Central Pa. Tuxedo

Hair & Makeup - The Bonafide Ginger

Ceremony Draping - The Gala Event

Calligraphy - Yours Truly Calligraphy

Boho California Coast Wedding Inspiration

There is something about the California coast. The salty winds, the crashing waves and the fine grains of sand that always seems to find its way into your hair and clothes. The ocean never ceases to inspire with its ever changing hue and expansive horizon. 

The ocean was the inspiration behind this beautifully intimate styled shoot dreamed up by the talented ladies at Beijos Events and photographer This Girl Nicole. This was the first styled shoot I participated in and I was thrilled to see it featured on Style Me Pretty. A dream team of talented vendors contributed to this shoot and I am so excited to share the details with you all!

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite images from this shoot:

All images by This Girl Nicole.

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I just love this off-shoulder Sarah Seven wedding dress from The Dress Theory and the stunning bouquet created by Milieu Florals. Hair and makeup was done by 1011 Makeup.

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The sweetheart table was put together with that gorgeous driftwood table from Found Rentals, tabletop wares from borrowed BLU and more beautiful arrangements by Milieu Florals. The wood Mr. and Mrs. pieces were made by The Duo Studio and the watercolor place cards were created by yours truly. 

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The dessert table set up is possibly my favorite from this shoot. What is there not to love with (too pretty to eat) sweets from Susie Cakes and Le Mignon Macaron, artfully arranged on cake stands from borrowed BLU? And that teal table from Found Rentals is just perfect.  

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I used pretty stationery from Prim & Pixie to create this handlettered wedding invitation suite, using a mix of white, pointed pen calligraphy and gray, watercolor brush lettering. All of the jewelry shown here is by Love Tatum, and the velvet ring box is from The Mrs. Box.   

More beautiful details, including this peacock chair by Found Rentals, shoes from BHLDN and rings from Love Tatum.

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I hope you enjoyed these images as much as I did.  Have a great weekend, friends!

Joshua Tree Engagement Session

My little sister is engaged, folks.

It is really weird for me to see my forever “baby” sister grow up and reach new life milestones. She will always be remembered as the little one that plastered my precious sticker collection all over my writing desk and ate my Halloween candy when I was away in school.  Somewhere along the way, she grew up and became my best friend and confidant.  Regardless of how old she makes me feel seeing her grow up, I am also very excited for her to begin a new chapter of life with her fiancé, soon to be husband.

When she sent me these photographs from her engagement session with Abbi Hearne, I was blown away by the beautiful images that really showcased the stunning desert backdrop and lighting, and of course, the darling couple.  Abbi did such a wonderful job capturing these two lovebirds in the desert:

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When my sister decided to do her engagement session in Joshua Tree National Park, I knew I wanted to create some calligraphy details to incorporate into the photoshoot.  My vision was to create something soft and lyrical, with neutral colors that blend into the desert landscape.  I decided to go with a neutral gray palette, with pops of mint green and black ink. (Though I didn't know it at the time, the desert is filled with shades of gray - as shown here.)  I selected a portion of the lyrics from Nature Boy by Nat King Cole (you may recognize it from the movie Moulin Rouge). I also had vintage cacti stamps leftover from my wedding invitations that fit in perfectly with the desert backdrop.

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My favorite images of the calligraphy details were the ones that included my sister and her fiancé. These were such a joy to create, even more so because they were for my baby sis. More images can be seen here.

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Hope you enjoyed the images - Happy Friday, friends!