Whenever I travel there is a particular place I seek out to visit if they exist in the area, ruins. There is something so incredibly enchanting about them. The mix of man made structure, left undone, overtaken by nature. Over-sized windows that now serve as doorways, a preview into the next landscape that lays just around the corner. I have long since been infatuated with the idea of a ruins wedding. When real bride Lexi, along with wedding photographer Casey Hendrickson Photography, set off for her portrait session, they headed to the dreamy North Carolina hideaway of Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Dripping in southern bride elegance, Lexi's look is one that is perfectly on trend. From a draped & cinched silhouette wedding dress, to the pulled apart braid wrapped around her neck, dotted with baby's breath. The duo took over the ruins around golden hour only to be meet with severe thunderstorms & the threat of tornado. Not ones to back down easily, they instead yielded the inclement weather into artistry, resulting in a wonderfully romantic ruins wedding dream.
Sometimes it feels like there are a million and one things to consider when planning a wedding. For anyone that is in love with the idea of a glam wedding, but not all of the extra that goes with, consider a minimalist glam take like this metallic infused South African wedding! With an eye on the gorgeous blank slate event space of The Square Cube, a team of South African wedding pros brought sparkle and sophistication with a few choice pieces. The key to all glam weddings is shine, something this team brought to life by working with a sequin tablecloth and metallic details. No South African wedding would be complete without vibrant proteas, in hues that echoed the pink palette. The beauty to this gem is in what isn't there, the clever choice of sparing decor, allowing shine and reflection to fill the towering space making for a light and dreamy South African wedding!
When you truly know yourself, let that guide you. This little phrase is easily the hallmark to this vibrant Winter Park Florida wedding, filled with full strength hues and sweet little details! Harnessing their joint joy de vivre, Laura & Jason knew that above all else they wanted a day that not only was about them, but was about their guests just as much. Joining forces with Florida wedding pros like Anna Christine Events & Flowers By Lesley, the couple created a simple Florida wedding wonderland at Winter Park Farmers' Market. Guests were treated to delights such as not just one wedding cake, but a scrumptious spread of 5 all cooked up by the amazing Fig & Flour! Playing up Laura & Jason's zest for fun, the couple crafted a unique & playful photobooth with the help of Party Shots Orlando that easily kept the guests entertained all night long! The rest was up to Laura & Jason, a cache of stolen moments between the two, everyone gorgeously captured by Rudy & Marta Photography and delivered in the most perfect of moody ways!
Perhaps it's because I grew up in the steel city, surrounded by endless warehouse giants, or maybe it's because I've spent the last 16 years in the urban wiles of NYC... Whatever it is, I have a special place in my heart for gorgeous loft industrial weddings. There is just something about the cavernous yet wondrously airy blank slates that they offer. When coupled with just the right touch of imagination, these hidden locales can truly sing. Hoping to inject the same sense of industrial wedding wonder, a team of Ohio wedding pros headed to the event space at Rustbelt Coffee with the goal of transforming the event space into one of elegant design. Details like sleek black ghost chairs, custom-made marble calligraphy place cards, & wispy branch centerpieces standing tall against old school loft windows are just a few touches that dial up the elegance. To bring this beauty to life, Ohio wedding photographer Captured by Hannah Photography does an eloquent job of capturing each moment in all sorts of dark, moody, artful goodness. There is much to love here, I suspect you'll enjoy discovering each little hidden treasure!