the reason this is a little LATE is because I got side tracked. ALL DAY. This happens quite often. I went downstairs to grab my purse to go to the bank and then out to get the flowers and then I saw my laundry….you should know that this laundry has been in the washing machine for over 24 hours. Gross. I had to re-wash it and after unloading the dryer and making the bed, I realized “Oh, I was supposed to go to the bank like and hour ago!!” That really sums up my whole day. I’m trying to stay on task and this the post up ASAP because there is SO much to be done before Friday! ah!
So, here is a little DIY post about centerpieces and it’s incorporating DOILIES! This is the “DIY Doilie Part 2”! If you missed PART 1, you can view it HERE! These are just simple ways to incorporate doilies into your wedding decor. They are CHEAP and photogenic! So really, it’s a win-win for the bride AND the photographer!
Ok here is a very simple setup: Hydrangeas, vintage glassware (that doesn’t match! oops!), and a patterned table cloth. It’s beautiful, simple and classic. HOWEVER: Warning to brides! If your wedding day is going to HOT… do NOT have hydrangeas sitting outdoors for an extended period of time. Trust me, it’s not pretty. I like to call them the “pretty but wimpy” flowers. They are GORGEOUS and I love them… but they don’t hold up well in the extreme heat!
Ok so now, we’re stepping it up a notch. We added a book for height and a POP of color and then some white accent pieces. This centerpiece just went to a WHOLE different level!! Most brides get overwhelmed at the though of creating something like that. It’s a lot less overwhelming if you look at it in pieces and parts and not as a whole!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.