return of Wedding Wednesday posts are happening because I feel like a bride again. We’ve spent the last two weeks working on projects, collecting white porcelain platters and writing on chalkboards. My sister’s wedding is in 2 days. AH! And we’re so excited! Now I wouldn’t call be sister’s wedding full fledged DIY… but we did have a few projects that we needed to get done. We have hired my sweet friend and incredibly talented floral designer, Amanda Veronee to make Joe and Emily’s wedding really come together with color! And so we just needed to piece together some accents to carry the theme and add some unique elements to the day.
As we were working in my garage…. breathing in way too many spray paint fumes… I realized that there were several key tools that every DIY bride should probably have! These few items made our crafting a breeze!! so here are the must haves and little sneak peek of Joe and Emy’s big day! :
1. Powered Staple Gun & Extra Hot Glue Gun!
2. AWESOME Colored Spray Paint! We found this at Michael’s and it’s the perfect shade of Coral! 3. Chalkboard Paint and Chalkboard PENS! These pens have become my new best friends! I’ve been writing on Chalkboards like it’s my job! And this is just a little peek at Joe and Emy’s Navy and Coral Barn wedding!! So fun! It’s going to be a beautiful day! Praying for no rain!!!
When I’m scrolling on Instagram or looking through images after a shoot, some images just stand out and capture my attention more than others!
I don’t know if I have ever photographed a more gracious bride in the most horrendous heat! Seriously, Kelsey is a literal angel on earth. She brought her entire family to Virginia from South Dakota for this portrait session and was so incredibly kind even in the midst of 100 degree heat and humidity!
Lenses are NOT cheap, so when you invest, you want to make sure you’re choosing the best option!
If you think about a wedding day and the part that makes you cringe is having to interact and direct the groomsmen, I get it.
This was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen, but the timeline didn’t quite pan out like we had planned.. The rings got lost, hair & makeup went long, storms were rolling in and there were some stressful moments!
You’re not going to believe this but this session was probably our easiest DC engagement session to date! We had glow, no crowed, a beautiful setting and the most wonderful couple!