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Green and Yellow Wedding by Ryan Flynn Photography

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The Pacific Northwest has really got to be a bit of heaven on earth.  The rich, wet colors and overcast lighting make for the most stunning imagery.  Combine that with Ryan Flynn‘s photographic talents and you have a recipe for something amazing!  One thing I always look forward to in the weddings that Ryan documents is his bridal party shots.  They are always my favorite.  Obviously he creates stunning shots of the couple, but he also has this innate ability to capture the moments leading up to the wedding in such an authentic and beautiful way – I’m always wowed by them.  This wedding, featured in my current issue of Beloved, is no exception.

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wedding dress by Maggie Sottero   |  hair and makeup by Salon Maison  |  flowers by Sublime Stems   |  ceremony and reception site: Manchester State Park, Torpedo Warehouse  |  catering by Alan Olson Catering  |  officiant: Megan Dobraz  |  decor by Bride

15% off of Minted Wedding Invitations

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Minted is one of the finest online wedding invitation retailers.  I’m sure most of you have heard of them and probably been the recipient of one of their cards at one time or another. I have a few designs available for sale on Minted and had the opportunity to meet Mariam, Minted’s founder and a few of her employees a few months ago and was so impressed.  Totally a group I would love to work with – not to mention the fact that you’d be working in San Francisco…..

I often have inquiries from brides who want to have letterpress invitations, but don’t have the budget for true custom design. I usually direct them to Minted because the quality of their printing is pretty fabulous.  They also support independent designers and have lots of new designs being uploaded constantly.  Today through Monday, April 28th, Minted is offering 15% off of their wedding invitations.  That’s a pretty good steal, so if you have something you’ve been eyeing….this is a good time to get it.

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Even if you aren’t ready to take the plunge on your invites, why not stock up on Thank You notes or ribbon?  Anyway…thought you might like a little way to make your budget stretch just a bit further. Cheers!

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On Pinterest | Megan Robinson Photography

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It has been forever since I’ve talked about who I love to follow on Pinterest.  Admittedly, I have taken a long and purposeful break from Pinterest.  As much as I love the site (I’m one of those who built her house prior to, and is now re-designing my house because of) I find that if I don’t take breaks, I either find myself not feeling very creative because I have everyone else’s stuff in my head, or I get totally bummed-out because there is seemingly so much more pretty happening in other people’s studios than in mine….both of which are poison to a creative person.  So, I jump ship and swim around in my own water every once in a while.

Anyway, I recently had the opportunity to work on a collaboration project with Megan Robinson and, naturally, sought her out on Pinterest.  Her boards are inspiring and I know you will be happy for the introduction.

I’m sure it’s because I’m married to a real working musician (the kind that tours a lot) plus the fact that I’m a designer and love great concert posters that I think her Sing Me A Song board is so cool.  If you are aching to get out of where you are, avoid her Wanderlust board because you’ll sell your soul to visit the gorgeous places she entices you with.  And, definitely, check out her “Megan Robinson Photo” board….she’s mega talented.

 

Sunset Inspired Wedding

sunset-weddingThis escort card display by La Boheme Events is so pretty.  It mimics the sunset over the ocean, and since the ombre trend is still hanging around, I thought I’d put together a little different approach in this board.  Rather than a monochromatic palette, I opted for  brighter, spring colors with subtle shifts from one color to the next.

Image Credits: white to pink ombre centerpiece  |  sunset escort card display  |  navy blue groom  |  watercolor invitations by Julie Song Ink  |  pink bridesmaids  |  delicate lace gown

 

From the Mag: Chic Urban Wedding by Alex Steele Photography

I absolutely could never pick a favorite feature from Beloved magazine; they are all stunning.  Issue no. 5 is no exception.  It’s no secret that the urban scene is home to me, making this setting enviable in my book.  Alex Steele Photography is based out of Chicago (one of my favorite cities) and has such an incredible eye with The Natural History Museum of Utah as a pretty stunning backdrop.  Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral can do no wrong, which is quite obvious in the impeccable styling and floral arrangements.
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photography by Alex Steele Photography  |  flowers by Tinge Floral  |  cake by Leloup Cake  |  catering by Elizabeth’s Catering  |  videography by Digital Memories  |  gowns by Vera Wang & Shawna Schauers  |  tux by Vera Wang  |  band: Josh Strauther  |  makeup by Jill Nielsen  |  hair by Cajun Howe  |  venue: Natural History Museum of Utah