Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lauren & Mark at The Willow Tree Inn, Tipp City

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Lauren and Mark lucked into the perfect fall day for their country chic wedding this past weekend. The Willow Tree Inn is a cute little Bed and Breakfast that has a charming country setting for weddings. Of course, named after the giant willow tree on the property, we couldn't resist photographing amongst the willow branches. It also made for the perfect spot for their first meeting.

We had a wonderful time laughing with friends and family, and Lauren literally couldn't hold still during the ceremony she was so excited to be marrying Mark. It was definitely a cute and romantic wedding for two people very in love.

Lauren and Mark also added some fun details to the event by having fish bowl glasses on the table filled with Swedish Fish. Their signature drink was the 'fish bowl,' which was a favorite drink at a bar they used to frequent in collage. Lauren's dad also made peach preserves for all the guests since he commutes from Dayton to Atlanta. The preserves fit perfectly with the color scheme and were made with love. The colorful flowers were also made with love by a friend of the family.
Mark and Lauren are enjoying the sunny beaches of Jamaica, but feel free to leave messages for the newlyweds below. More images are also on the studio's Facebook page. Be sure to tag yourself in any of the images!
You can check out some of Lauren and Mark's vendors:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sara & Chris at Benham's Grove, Centerville

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Sara & Chris had a lovely outdoor fall wedding at Benham's grove this past Saturday. To say that Chris and the wedding party had us laughing all day would be an understatement for sure! We knew that we would have a great time at the wedding since Chris had us laughing through their engagement session. Aside from having a blast while photographing, we also really enjoyed Sara's fall wedding theme too.

I'm always surprised when fall bride's don't fully utilize all the pretty and fun decor options that are available for fall weddings. Sara's twist to their fall decor was to use white pumpkins combined with moss, acorns, wheat, ivy and other organic elements. Her flowers were also accentuated with dark brown flowers called cosmos, which actually smell like chocolate. It was an awesome fall theme without being the traditional orange, gold, burgundy and brown color combo, which you see a lot. We'll have more of Sara and Chris' decor elements featured in next month's Inspire! Me Board.
Feel free to leave messages for the newlyweds below in the 'Comments.' You can also find more images on the studio's Facebook page, and be sure to tag yourself in those photos too! Congrats to the happy couple!

Elite Catering

Friday, September 17, 2010

Chrissy & Stephen at The Manor House

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We had a lovely time this past Sunday with Chrissy and Stephen! We had a busy day starting at their hotel for getting ready photos, then Chrissy's reveal to Stephen at the Manor House and then picking up the wedding party for some urban shots downtown Cincy.

Chrissy had a fun color scheme based loosely on a Peacock feather of teal and eggplant. The teal dresses really looked great on all the girls, and of course we loved Chrissy's purple shoes. Chrissy and Stephen's friends and family are a close bunch and had us laughing all day. You'll have to check out how animated they were on the dance floor in the slide show.

Chrissy and Stephen are enjoying the sands on the Mayan Riviera for their honeymoon...which sounds scrumptious! Please feel free to leave messages for the newlyweds in the 'Comments' section below. Images will also be posted soon on Facebook so feel free to tag yourself in photos if you see yourself!

Check out of some of Chrissy and Stephen's great vendors:
Brideface, Poetic Cinema, Lisa's Cakes, Nina's Florist, MotorToys, Bridal and Formal, The Manor House, Party Pleasers

Friday, September 10, 2010

New: Inspire Me! Boards

We love weddings and anything wedding related! Jennifer particularly enjoys creative color schemes and fun details that personalize any wedding. We thought we would share some of the great ideas that we come across from our personal events as well as new trends in the industry. We'll wrap up all these ideas in one 'Inspire Me! Board' that you can print or bookmark for your very own creative pick-me-up!

Having a hard time finding a color scheme, decor ideas, thoughtful favors or new twists on old ideas? Tell us how we can help by leaving a post below or on Facebook. We're happy to help and hopefully can make it our next 'Inspire Me! Board.'

Our first Inspire Me! Board comes from Ryan and Michael's wedding that we photographed over Labor Day weekend. Ryan created a contemporary, chic wedding that still felt inviting and cozy with bright shades of pink and fuchsia offset with striking black and white graphic elements. View more photos from their wedding as well as a list of the vendors she used to help create this look by viewing their wedding post.
Check back each month for a new Inspire Me! post with lots of great colors and ideas to add to your event!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Christine & Mark at Country Club of the North




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This past Sunday, we spent the day with Christine, Mark and their wonderful family. Christine and Mark had a beautiful fall day for their outdoor wedding at CCN...one of our favorite venues. the weather was perfect and we were even starting to get a hint of fall colors in the leaves.

Christine and Mark are a cute couple and we've enjoyed working with them ever since we did their engagement session last fall. Since they live in Chicago, we've did a lot of planning via email and phone calls, but everything worked out perfectly for their wedding. We enjoyed sharing the day with their family, which is obviously very close. The wedding party had us in stitches all day too, including Blair, our pregnant bridesmaid, who is due literally any moment!

Our newlyweds are enjoying the next ten days in Antigua, which sounds so awesome! Please feel free to leave message for them below in 'Comments' or on the studio's Facebook page.

Here are a few of the great vendors who helped make their day a success! Check them out...
Country Club of the North....Thanks a million Pam...great job as always!
Ele Cakes
Lillian's Bridal
Furst Florist

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ryan & Michael at Carillon Park, Dayton, Ohio


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Ryan and Michael lucked out with a beautiful early fall day for their outdoor wedding. Their beautiful ceremony was at Moraine Country Club, which was then followed by an amazing cocktail hour under the fall canopy at Carillon Park.

Ryan and Michael's reception was also held at Carillon Park in one of the prettiest tent setups that I have seen in a long time. The decor of hot pink and fuchsia was offset with black and white graphic elements to create a contemporary, yet cozy environment. In keeping with their contemporary wedding, their cake and flowers were both striking, yet elegant. Guests were also able to enjoy cocktails served from lit lucite bars and a cocktail lounge under the stars.

Truly a wonderful day for a wonderful couple! Ryan and Michael are celebrating their honeymoon in Paris....so jealous! Please feel free to leave well wishes in the 'Comments' section below or on the studio's Facebook Page.

Ryan and Michael had some amazing vendors that helped to make their day run smooth and be memorable for all the right reason! Check them out...
Tres Chic Event Planning....a BIG thank you to Kristen & Rick! You guys rock as always!
Courtenay Lambert Floral & Event Design
Goodwin Lighting
European Bridal
The Envelope
Classic Confection Cakes
Elite Catering
Prime Time Party Rental
Party Pleasers DJ
Carillon Park
Ryan & Michael had so many beautiful details and decor elements at their event we will feature them shortly with their own post on the blog so that you can truly appreciate every aspect. Stay tuned for more!