I have some serious swoonworthy eye-candy to share with you today! The dreamiest, most romantic photoshoot featuring our modest Sullivan gown. An incredible group of vendors collaborated to make this inspiration shoot absolutely picture perfect (literally, we have some gorgeous pictures to show you) and they were kind enough to share it with us so we can share it with you! Let's get going!
Everything about this shoot is perfect. The bride and groom, the flowers, the dress (if I do say so myself ;) hehe), the cake, the decor, the calligraphy... I mean they really pulled out all the stops to make this romantic photoshoot extremely special and beautiful. The photography turned out so beautiful with soft, dreamy lighting thanks to the talented Abbey Khyl, owner and operator of AK Studio Design. We even have a special treat that we aren't always afforded... a video!!! If this doesn't give you all the feels, there's something wrong with you. (Kidding. Kind of.)
What did I tell you?? It gave me goosebumps. Krissi Cook really knows how to capture moments so beautifully without seeming forced, and I don't think that's an easy feat.
So let's talk about the bride and groom for a minute. Cassidy is so stunning! Her flawless olive skin, dark glossy hair, supermodel lips, and mezmerizing hazel eyes... she's just a perfect bride. Mitch has a great mix of rugged and dapper going on. We're digging the subtle stubble beard/moustache mixed paired with the casual part and slicked back hair. Handsome guy! This couple is just perfect, and they look at each other like there's no one else in the world.
So about the dress. The Sullivan is a lacy mermaid dream. It was perfect for this romantic photoshoot and we're soooooo happy one of our gowns was chosen. It's covered in a beautiful lace pattern and soft satin buttons trail down the back leading into the flared mermaid skirt. The petal sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and flattering bodice make it fit for a bride as beautiful as Cassidy.
THIS CAKE. Amy Perkins of The Bakeaholic somehow managed to make an absolutely stunning cake without making it over the top. Sometimes less really is more. The smooth baby blue three tiered cake and ivory roses compliment the rest of the decor perfectly. The dark green foilage adds a little bit of drama which I just love.
This table arrangement is so beautiful. It ties in with the gold curtains so wonderfully. We really need to give a shoutout to Over the Top Events. They styled this shoot, did all the florals, and coordinated with all the vendors to make it a reality. They worked their magic in so many ways. Well done!!
That staircase!!!! Wow. Need I say more?
The invites, menu, save the date, envelopes... Foil and Ink knows how to make a statement without being too flashy. The simple gold ink in beautiful calligraphy is so perfect I could cry.
Thank you so much to all the amazing vendors who made this romantic photoshoot happen, Photo Native for bringing them together, and all our viewers for stopping by to enjoy it with us. We love you all! See you next time! XO
"As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen." -A.A. Milne
I'm practically jumping up and down with excitement about this bohemian wedding. Seriously guys, I'm super duper stoked to share these with you. Everything about this makes my heart and soul soooo happy. Let's just dive right in because I can't wait any longer!
Welcome all my flower children, hippies, free-spirited people, and deep thinkers of the world! Today we're sharing a beautiful bohemian wedding featuring our Fairchild gown! This is the dreamiest shoot and makes me want to walk around barefoot outside and connect with Mother Earth. Okay... maybe not right now because it's cold outside, but you know what I mean! Anyways, I can't believe what this amazing team of vendors came up with, this whole thing is pure perfection.
So here's the beautiful couple! Jazmin and Max kind of like each other, can you tell?
Let's focus on the cake first. Have you ever seen anything like it? The texture of the buttercream on the bottom tier, the rose, pink, and ivory florals with green/purple foilage is incredible. The star of the show, I would say, though... that gold layer! How did Emerlie of Sugar Rush Custom Cakes get that gorgeous color? And master the amazing golden drip on the top tier? I'll bet that talented gal has all sorts of tricks up her sleeve!
As for the amazing fringed wall hanging and bouquet wrap... you can thank the amazing Smay Thomson of 88 East! Other than the fact that she makes AMAZING decor, she's also a philanthropist who dedicates 10% of the proceeds she makes to help women trapped in the sex industry. Pretty incredible.
Her hair and makeup are stunning. A stylishly touseled fishtail braid, a smokey brown eyeshadow, and nude lip make for a natural but dramatic look, perfect for a boho bride. Well done Olga of Beaus N' Belles!
The flowers are also amazing. Deep greenery, shades of pink with pops of yellow/orange in the center... too perfect for this shoot! Bailey Jo Floral Design embraced the feel of all the decor and the bohemian wedding theme so perfectly!
I guess we'd better talk about the gorgeous dress, too. The Fairchild! This long sleeved lacy beauty features a gorgeous satin waistband, pearl buttons cascading allllll the way down the train, and my favorite thing? Eyelash fringe along the scalloped neckline and sleeves.
I want to know where she got that necklace!!!
I'm pretty positive you're as in love with this bohemian wedding as I am... cause how could you not be? Thanks for stopping by! XO
Photography: Taylor Elaine Photography
Studio: Travis J Studio
A beautiful photoshoot in a beautiful modest gown... yes please! But wait... it's at the Utah State Capitol?! Can't beat that. This shoot has us speechless. Everything about it is dreamy and fairytale-like. Let us take you through the swoon-worthy story of Julia and Marty.
Darling Emily White who owns and operates "The Pear Blossom" and provided the stunning flower arrangement for this enchanting Utah State Capitol photoshoot sent us an email. We were so excited because she even included the bride and groom's love story. I really can't say it better than she did so I'm going to show you exactly what she sent me. "They met at the state fair and parted ways at the time, but Marty just knew he had to pursue Julia so he took off a semester of his schooling and followed her to BYU. During fall semester they became inseparable and fell truly in love. With the help of family and friends, Marty proposed by surprising Julia with a romantic wintry picnic in the park. He dug a pathway out of the snow and lined the pathway with rose petals for her to follow. At the end of the path he had a candle lit table set up for her full of images from their dating adventures. The table also contained receipts he had kept from all their dates and activities, even going back as far as meeting for the first time at the state fair. Julia says he loves little details like that and she feels like the lucky one to have him."
Well my goodness. Is that true love or what? Come on now. MEANT TO BE. Anyways... our real bride Julia is a sweet and beautiful blonde with delicate features. Her hair and makeup were so fun for Julie Maughan aka "Blushing Blonde" because she is a gorgeous canvas in the first place. Seriously though... Julie did such an amazing job, and highlighted Julia's beautiful features wonderfully without masking them. With an elegant, classic, simple twist in her hair, Julia's beauty was certainly done justice. Emily captured her wedding colors in the most beautiful way in her bouquet. Slate blue, burgundy, and soft dusty pink made for a perfect arrangement. The whole thing was captured at the Utah State Capitol in absolute perfection by Ashley Hawkes of Hawkeye Photography, and I'm pretty positive it couldn't have turned out better.
We are so honored that one of our modest gowns was chosen for this. I mean... speechless. Nevertheless, we have to take this opportunity to tell you about the dress that was chosen... the Markova. This stunning modest gown features a flowy a-line skirt met by a beautiful lace bodice at the flattering beaded waistline. Basically a total princess gown. BEAUTIFUL.
Okay okay, enough talk from me. Let's let the photos speak for themselves now.
Okay guys, I'm so sorry this is coming in a night late but nevertheless, here's the blog I promised you! We love to talk about weddings. Wedding dresses, flowers, propsal stories, you name it! Our favorite thing though... we just LOVE our Real Brides! Ladies who send in their real stories and pictures of their real weddings in our dresses make our day. We have an awesome Real Bride story for you today, and one of the best parts? It features an affordable wedding dress!!!
Okay. So do any of us really want to spend a fortune on our wedding dress? Sure, we want it to be beautiful, but if you can find something beautiful for a decent price, it's a no brainer. Buy an affordable wedding dress! We'll get back to that later, for now let's focus on the star of this feature... our Real Bride Tarah! I made an IG/FB post featuring one of our beautiful affordable wedding dresses, the Ronan, and this lovely girl replied and told me she was married in that exact gown! Well obviously I'm going to beg her for the pictures, right? Right. Anyways, she sent me such beautiful photos and her unique LatterDayBride story which we are loving.
Basically, it's a "Serendipity" type of tale. The Universe kept bringing these two lovebirds together. Tarah met her now husband, Matt, when he was working as a manager at Chuck E. Cheese. They started dating and totally fell in love. They both wanted to serve a mission so they went for it. Little did they know... they were going to end up in the MTC together! (Awkward, in Tarah's words. Hehe.) Anyways, Tarah served her mission in Calgary, Canada, while Matt served his in good old Salt Lake CIty, Utah. When they returned from their missions the stars aligned and they ended up back together. As Tarah said... "The rest is history!" They were married on February 24th, 2017 in the Payson, Utah Temple.
We've got to talk about the dress. Our Ronan gown is beautiful, elegant, and hello... it's a super affordable wedding dress. Does it get better? It runs at only $350 bucks! It's a gown complete with ruching from top to bottom, flattering lines, and a corset back. Look stunning, but don't spend thousands of dollars. No brainer. You can even dress it up with a sparkly belt like Tarah did! Budget friendly and lovely. Once again, it's just a win from every angle.
There you have it! Truly a couple pulled together by their faith in Jesus Christ and well... fate! Hope you enjoyed the look into this return missionary couple and the bride's fabulous afforable wedding dress! See you next time!
Photography courtesy of Trekker Burt Photography