Archive for July, 2011

Abbey & Jeremy: Lakefront Wedding

Mackinac Island, Michigan

July 28th, 2011

lakefront wedding

Abbey’s and Jeremy’s lakefront wedding took place on uber-charming Mackinac Island in Michigan. The intimate ceremony was held at the gazebo of the Mission Point Resort in front of 30 guests.

Mackinac is a non-motorized island, so bikes and horse drawn carriages are the only mode of transportation. Abbey and Jeremy continued the eco-friendliness by incorporating only local flowers, refraining from printing paper menus and programs, and opting for a double-duty bright idea: a beautifully decorated cake on a pedestal graced the center of each dining table, acting both as centerpiece and dessert!! As a bonus, the wedding and reception were all held outside during daylight, so no electricity was used to light the event. Immediately following the ceremony, photographer Paul Retherford took photos of the couple as they indulged in some time for themselves on a carriage ride around the island. Meanwhile, wedding guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvre, croquet, and gorgeous views of the lake.


Beachy at BHLDN

July 16th, 2011

It’s all about the beach right now at BHLDN. They’ve really hit the nail on the head with their shore-inspired wedding gowns, DIY-looking decor (driftwood garland, paper pinwheels, crochet-covered votives reminiscent of fishing nets, etc), and knockout accessories, including sparkly barefoot sandals that look like jewelry on your feet.

Bet I caught your eye with those photos of the beach. Yeah, I meant to. Thanks Jose Villa!

Waterside “Day After” Shoot

Hot Springs, Arkansas

July 6th, 2011

The adorable photos shown here are from the “day after” shoot that photographer Tara Welch orchestrated with newlyweds, Autumn and Adam. The very happy couple were married in a small garden ceremony at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, on the shores of Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas. They held the reception at a rented vacation house on nearby Lake Catherine, and it was at this location that the super playful “day after” shoot took place.

The reception and the shoot were very DIY, with festive handmade paper flowers, ribbon curtains, fringy fabric strips, and mini sculptures (made by the groom) all adding to the lighthearted spirit Autumn and Adam inspired.

A self-proclaimed goofy couple, Autumn and Adam were free to be themselves at the shoot, which the bride described as a playdate, hopping in the kayaks they bought for each other as wedding gifts, and, ultimately, jumping off the dock into the chilly lake. No worries here about getting clothes dirty…or wet!!

Thanks to Autumn and Adam, Tara Welch Photography, and Two Bright Lights.