Archive for December, 2010

Liz & Chris: Lakeside Wedding

Lake Michigan

December 18th, 2010

Two things about this wedding by the water stopped me in my tracks. The first is the fact that the beautiful beach shots were actually taken on a lake and not the ocean (looks like ocean to my eyes!), and the second is the dress. This is some dress, for real. It’s a Vera Wang, so I’m not shocked by my love for it, but the combination of blush color, ethereal layers, and incredible embellishment along the bust line has me glued to these photos. How happy is this girl in this dress? I know she’s excited because it’s her wedding day, but she knows she looks GOOD!

Two more things I like here. Liz and Chris did a “first look,” which is highly recommended. Not only does seeing each other before the ceremony take a lot of pressure off the bride and groom (it’s hard to keep reactions and emotions in check in front of all your gawking guests), but it allows for really sweet photos of a very special moment. I also really like the swirly circles of rose petals down the aisle. I haven’t seen that before, and it adds an unexpected element to the ceremony set up.

This wedding was photographed by Harrison Studio, and the ceremony took place at Ventura Pines Cottage in Holland, Michigan.weddings by waterweddings by waterweddings by waterweddings by waterweddings by waterweddings by waterweddings by waterweddings by waterweddings by water

Nicole & Jared: Creekside Wedding

South Carolina

December 4th, 2010

So pleased to have a beautiful creekside wedding to post. The very talented (and sweet) Marni Rothschild photographed this South Carolina wedding, and I first caught a glimpse of it on The Wedding Row, a great wedding blog that highlights Charleston weddings and vendors. Nicole and Jared were married at the Creek Club, which is located just mintutes from downtown Charleston. Red Letter Events helped Nicole and Jared bring their vision to life, creating a simple, elegant ceremony with the creek as background. Sky blue bridesmaids dresses, decorative hanging panels, and striped groomsmen’s ties contrast perfectly with the bright, fresh, pink peonies, tulips, and orchid blossoms. Remember…parasols and fans are always a great idea at an outdoor wedding, and we see nice examples of them here. Settle in. There’s a lot to look at. weddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the water weddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the waterweddings by the water