1. North Wales Great Orme Stormy Wintry UK Wedding

    For those not faint of heart, opting to shoot during inclement weather can offer up some incredible rewards.  Often the skies are wondrously moody, the air unsettled potentially leading to fog and mist while the wind... the wind can be absolutely everything.  While shooting during intense weather wasn't the original plan, when weather struck, wedding photographer Avonné Photography  did not back down.  Instead she embraced the brutal weather Great Orme turning the shoot into a beautifully stormy wintry UK wedding bridal session.  The beauty to the shoot overall is how powerful of a force nature plays into each and every moment, serving to heighten and enhance each design choice.  From the simple sleek J.Crew wedding dress that plays tag in the wind, to the thick wool tartan blanket warped around the bride juxtaposed to the angry winds.  A collection of dark moody blooms were assembled into a wild and free bouquet, the perfect pairing to this UK wedding inspiro.  No matter how hard we try to plan, be it a real wedding or one for a photo shoot, weather is the one aspect you can never control.  Try not to get dishearten by it, instead embrace the elements as much as you can and turn them into your 12th man.

  2. Dreamy Oregon Coast Engagement Shot On Film

    Film photography, in the right hands, is something that can evoke the most intense emotions while leaving you weak in the knees.  When wedding photographer Sarah Nichole Photography sent me this Oregon Coast Engagement session, a piece of the Katie Nicolle Photography workshop, I was immediately smitten.  For me, this hits on so many levels.  Photographically speaking, there is a gorgeous art in Sarah's choices, playfully dipping between shallow and deeper depths of field.  The magic of film bokeh is something that, to me, digital cant quit touch... its just different and wildly enchanting when executed in such a dreamy way.  Locale wise, I adore it.  Long having had a fascination with the Pacific Northwest, I can see why there is such an attraction to an Oregon Coast engagement session, or any photography session for that matter!  Jutting in and out of the rich dark volcanic rock, walking the length of the coastline, all while vibrant lush green pines stand watch in the background.  They say locale is everything, I'd say its locale plus some pretty amazing film photography that really brings it home.

  3. Rustic Winter Harvest Wedding With A Boho Spirit

    Love.  Its often described through certain colors, certain flowery descriptors.  The truth is, love doesnt fit into one perfect box.  Love is also deep, dark, mysterious, brooding, angry, fierce, tormented and often wildly intense.  While today is surely to be filled with stereotypical interpretations,  I offer a version of the moody side in the form of The Gather Workshop.  A collection of Michigan's wedding pros got together to create a unique and thoughtful styled shoot that is a gorgeous marriage of rustic winter meets harvest wedding.  Working with the stark and bare world that fills our field of vision in the winter months, the team brought life to the harvest wedding by utilizing a bounty of earthly goods.  Fresh elements like ornamental and real cabbages, artichokes, carrots, peppers, apples and so much more appear in places like bouquets and table settings.  From a wedding fashion standpoint, the dress is boho chic, accented by the lush and overflowing floral crown, a harvest wedding must.  Our bride's winter wrap and antler detailing are reminders of season, while a table nestled between the evergreen's provides the perfect amount of green to take our minds...

  4. Rustic Elegant Wedding Perfection At Tennessee’s Candoro Marble Factory

    Of all the different styles one could put together when it comes to wedding design, a true favorite for me is rustic elegance. It is also, in my opinion, one that isn’t the easiest to pull off. As a rule, to craft a wedding like this, you need to start with an elegant wedding style as a foundation much the way TeamWedding, and The Bride Link have done. To then massage in rustic wedding décor, you need to understand the nuances that make it so, allowing that to guide your décor selections. Simply opting for a wood table isn’t quite enough. Choose the wrong one and it looks more ragged than sophisticated. French country style does an unbelievably gorgeous job of crafting rustic elegance. Polished, yet gently worn, natural and wholesome all while encompassing regal perfection, much the way the natural wood table and modern black plates from All Occasion Tent & Party Rentals do. Location is key, you can almost never have any sort of an elegant wedding without a venue that first exudes elegance, much like the one here at the incredible Candoro Marble Factory. Then there is the fashion, it’s pretty impossible to have an elegant wedding without stunning wedding attire choices that drip in style like the Gilded Gown and Regal Tuxedo showcased here. Driving this dreamy rustic elegant wedding home is the artful eye...