Showing posts with label Ceremony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ceremony. Show all posts

Friday, October 11, 2013

{floral} FRIDAY :: the week of october 11, 2013.

 
 
{image via rifle paper co's site via snippet & ink}
 
so first up in this week's floral inspiration, my dear ladies & gents, is a snapshot of rifle paper co's new lookbook. no, this is not a real wedding, but it is nonetheless lovely. i must say i particularly adore the gilded flowers paired with the second photo and would not hesitate to incorporate them into an actual wedding.
 
{via 100 layer cake}
 
can't decide how to make your bridal bouquet stand out from the pretty blossoms your bridesmaids are clutching? try mixing up the aesthetic: more {and smaller} structure for your maids, more asymmetry and draping for yours!

 {via 100 layer cake}
 
these table centerpieces coordinate with the above bouquets oh-so-perfectly you'd think that the bridesmaid bouquets had been dismantled and reassembled on tables... hmmm... ;)
 
{via 100 layer cake}
 
i think 95% of the reason i decided to feature this bouquet involves the fact that it features ranunculus. yep.

{via green wedding shoes}

i have a confession: i am sick and tired of succulents. i mean, honestly -  we don't all live in the desert. yes, they are cute, cool, edgy little plants that stand up well to heat, et cetera, but i am so tired of seeing them i could scream. even i, however, appreciate a good giant flower - hence why i actually really like this bride's bouquet!
 

{via green wedding shoes}
 
go on, throw some feathers in your bouquet - you'll be glad you did!

{via ruffled}

i really like the lush center blooms of this bouquet that are framed with smaller, more fragile flowers and greenery.
 

{via ruffled}
 
okay, ignore the succulent. yes, it's all rustic et cetera, but what's really fabulous is that bouquet - check out the huge dahlias and the sprigs of lime green/purplish pink! 

{via snippet and ink}
 
if you don't lavish lush florals over the entrance to your ceremony location {in this case, the church}, you're wrong.

{via southern weddings}
 
this bouquet is amazing. i love it. it's flowy without being too dramatic for her outdoor affair, has just a touch of whimsy without being ridiculous, and looks absolutely beautiful.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

{real wedding} WEDNESDAY :: anita + steve, part 2 : ceremony + portraits.

welcome back to our second installment of anita + steve's lovely savannah wedding!
 
 
the bride floats into her ceremony...

 
after a traditional mass, the bride and groom are announced husband and wife!

 
everyone's favorite part: the groom gets to kiss his bride!

 
don't they look ecstatic? i love how big their smiles are!


the newlyweds!




after so many gorgeous portraits beneath the moss-laden oaks near whitefield chapel, the bride and groom headed downtown for a couple more photos closer to their reception space.




forsyth park's fountain makes a lovely photo op!
 

 
the couple shared one last kiss before hopping back in their vintage car and heading straight to their reception at the marshall house, which is next week's feature.
 
have a beautiful rest of your week, everyone!
 
XO,
 
jennifer
 
photography: chia + hon // ceremony venue: whitefield chapel at bethesda academy \\
florals: a to zinnias // coordination: morgan @ mge

 

Friday, August 23, 2013

{floral} friday :: the third week of august, 2013.

{via green wedding shoes}

these floral arrangements are the perfect accent to colored glassware, china & vintage gold flatware. remember: less is more!

{via ruffled}

holy protea, y'all! it just reaches out and grabs your attention by force, doesn't it?

 {via southern weddings}

floral inspiration, deconstructed. photo composition, perfected. 

  {via southern weddings}

i just adore a bold succulent taking center stage like this cheeky little guy all nestled in amongst warm palette blossoms!

{via wedding chicks}

something about the shock of purple in this bouquet just drew me in automatically. i also love how the feathery greenery adds to the wildflowers-just-gathered-in-a-meadow feel!

{via 100 layer cake}

so these are paper flowers, y'all - can you believe it?! check out the story on 100 layer cake for the scoop on a new book by thuss + farrell called paper to petal to learn how to craft your own beauties!

{via snippet + ink}

and to end on a sweet note - a ring bearer pup with a floral wreath 'round his neck! eeeek i adore it :) 

have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

XO,

jennifer

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

{real wedding} WEDNESDAY :: heather + john, part 2.

 
good morning!
 
i have the pleasure of being able to share some more beautiful photos from heather + john's spring-in-savannah nuptials with you all today.  {click here to see part 1!}
 

 
yes, doing a "first look" before the wedding is a fantastic idea!




 
 doing so can calm nerves, provide a sweet opportunity for some one-on-one time before everyone and their brother is vying for your attention at the reception, and of course create time for amazing portraits.

 
and then it's time for the ceremony!
 


 
chair swag in a blue bottle = so perfect with their color scheme & venue by the river!






 something else to definitely consider adding into your service? a wine box ceremony! the bride and groom each place a love letter into the box along with a bottle of the couple's favorite wine. depending on what they choose, they open the box either on their first anniversary or during a particularly bad first fight as a married couple. sweet words from your new spouse and a great bottle of wine? sign me up ;)
 
be sure to check back in next week for their lovely reception details!!
 
XO,
 
jennifer
 
event design + coordination: alysse @ mge
photography: harwell photography \\ venue: the westin savannah harbor \\ officiant: reverend steve schulte \\ invitation designer: katie woodward from twigs print studio \\ florist: harvey designs // wedding dress: bleu belle bridal \\ bridal accessories: family jewelry \\ hair and make-up: maria vaughan from salon aqua

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Future Savannah Wedding: Jenny and Chris




Jenny Pope & Chris Donaghe

Date Engaged:
New Year's Eve 2011-2012

Where did you meet? 
We actually went to high school together, but all we knew about each other then were our names. We re-met in college through mutual friends; he went to Georgia Southern, and I went to UGA. We were pretty much hooked since then!

How did he propose? 
We went out with our friends to a New Year's Eve event in Atlanta, GA. We counted down to the new year, kissed, and then Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was pretty much right in the middle of a big crowd, so we got a lot of applause.

When is your wedding date? 
November 24, 2012

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in? 
We are both from Hinesville, GA, which is about 45 minutes outside of Savannah. We've moved around quite a bit in the past, but we always call Savannah home. Besides, it's an absolutely beautiful location for a wedding! And a good number of guests are coming from out of town, so we wanted to have it somewhere everyone would enjoy.

Where do you reside now? 
Chris is in the Army, and we just got sent to San Antonio, TX.

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day? 
We are going to have my dad make a box for us to put a bottle of wine and two letters into to. You're supposed to open the box when you have an argument, drink the wine, and read the letters to remind each other why you love each other so much. Perfect argument ender! Maybe we'll make more than one! Haha

Anything else you would like to add?  
It's been a long planning process, and we are SO excited for our day! 

We are thrilled that the big day is coming right up. What a fabulous way to spend the holiday--celebrating with you two! Thank you both for your service to our country. 
XO
The MGE Team 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Makeover Monday-Using Words to Create a Custom Backdrop and Aisle Runner


Using Words to Create a Custom Backdrop and Aisle Runner


Couples are becoming more creative and personal during the wedding ceremony, so why not bring that same special attention to the ceremony decor? Custom backdrops and aisle runners are rapidly growing in popularity, and one way to create that custom look is with words. These words can be drawn from vows, song lyrics, poems, or whatever speaks about you as a couple. The example in the photos shown here, are words on simple craft paper creating a backdrop and continuing all the way down the aisle. This look can be easily adapted to any style by changing the material and the way it's presented.

For example, a more modern backdrop could be created with a simple white script on a plexi glass panel. The plexi could stand on its own, or be backlit, embellished with greenery, or grow sculpturally with other clear objects. Instead of having words flat on the ground, standing, narrow plexi panels, designed to coordinate with backdrop, could line the ceremony aisle. Script on wood, fabric, or any material you choose can be utilized to create different looks, but most importantly, this special touch allows your loved ones to join you in being surrounded by loving and meaningful words shared between the two of you.

XO
Nicole 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Featured on Style Me Pretty--Photoshoot: Singing in the Rain Part 1-Ceremony

You might have seen this featured on Style Me Pretty last week but we we thought we would share a lot more of the images! 















 









Tomorrow--Tune in for the Reception Details

Photography: Azelle Photography / Venue: Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia / Event Design:Morgan Gallo Events / Floral Design: Kiwi Fleur / Cinematography: JabberpicsImageryStorm + Azelle Photography / Editor: Kevin Ray / Photo + Video Equipment Rentals: Lensrentals.com + Meddin Studios/ Music: “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra + “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, Licensed throughSongFreedom.com / Paper Goods: Emma J Design / Rentals + Lounge Furniture: Classic Party Rentals / Wedding Dress: Liancarlo via BleuBelle Bridal Salon / Wardrobe + Styling: Jenn Reagan Wilson / Bride’s Hair Accessories: BleuBelle Bridal Salon / Jewelry: Happily Ever BorroWED / Hair: Chellie of Rob’s at Drayton Tower / Makeup: Jules DeJesus of Dollface by Jules / Men’s Attire: J. Parker Limited / Model Bride: Rachael Moore of Salon de Baile Ballroom Dance Studio / Model Groom: Mack McKenzie ofMcKenzie’s Professional Ballroom