Showing posts with label stationary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stationary. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Real Ford Plantation Wedding: Jennifer and Michael Part 1-Ceremony

Jen and Michael’s Ford Plantation wedding began with a word…”nostalgia”.  This word then inspired the couple to start pulling images that included scenes from the Great Gatsby and almost all things southern.  We then translated these images into details seen in almost every element of their wedding.  The specific southern elements included, mason jars, fireflies, oaks with Spanish moss, magnolias, oysters, and of course pie!  The invitations had their own letterpressed magnolia folder that held together the contents, the escort cards were placed in sand attached to oyster shells, oyster shells also adorned the table sign stands, and a large sugar magnolia was seen gracing the top of the couple’s cutting cake while mini pocket pies were offered as an additional dessert.  Southern hospitality was a must and offered in the form of several comfortable lounge areas where a guest might catch the relaxing smell of lavender while enjoying the monogrammed pillows.  Then when done with the lounge areas, they could throw on a pair of dancing shoes and dance the night away under the collection of twinkling wicker balls.  Jen and Michael were such a unique and caring couple so we choose to include several elements that were extra special to them.  They are the happy parents to an adorable dog and bunny and they included them by having cake toppers made that sat atop their sweetheart table.  The dessert table also had an extra special item which was a tea set that belonged to Michael’s mother.  Guests danced the night away to the fabulous band and even joined them on stage several times.  As guests lined up for the sparkling exit at the end of the night, the skies began to rumble but guests got to say goodbye just in the nick of time!  Overall this was the most wonderful wedding one could imagine from a Northern couple who love everything Southern! 

Tune in tomorrow for the portraits. 


Designed and Coordinated by Alysse, Photos by Mackensey Alexander, Paper Products by Emma J Design, Flowers by Garden on the Square

Monday, July 26, 2010

Featured on Style Me Pretty: Mock Photoshoot: Southern Boy Marries NY Girl-Part 1 of 2

Read more on this featured shoot at Style Me Pretty!

Over the years I have seen the photography needs of our clients transform into the main style of photography offered today: photojournalism. But what clients do not understand or might not know, is that there are MANY types/styles of photojournalism. More times than not when I ask my clients what type of photography they would like for their wedding, their short answer is simply “Photojournalism and in the moment shots.” The truth is that it is so broad and almost all photography they look at and like today is just that..the difference lies in the actual individual style of the photographer.

So with that in mind, we wanted to create a shoot that gave couples visual comparisons….

We picked 3 different styled photographers and picked pictures that were the same but different in each photographers style.

The Theme : Southern Savannah Boy marries an Elegant NY Girl

The Colors: Pink, grey and yellow

The Focus: Their profiles the paper products and a southern/northern feel

The Venues: We chose a great loft space, Ballroom on Broughton, that had amazing views of Savannah and had them troll around downtown Savannah for some amazing and INTERESTING shots!

The Attire: Bleubelle Bridal gave us a great Vera Wang gown that just seeped in chic-ness and sophistication and paired it with some great tea length bridesmaid dresses to boast. The groom wore a khaki suit and the groomsmen wore a seersucker suit. They both had to sport the bow tie being from Savannah Ya’ll know!

Below you will find the 3 photographers and their photos in a similar order to compare:

Azelle Photography: Azelle’s style focuses on a high fashion approach to photojournalism they are "looking to tap into the genuine emotions of the day"

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Geoffs Photos: Geoff’s approach is more of an artistic and complete unobtrusive style

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Diana Daley Photography: Diana’s approach epitomizes traditional and romantic

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Check back tomorrow for the goods!! Details, Details, details!

Additional Vendors that made this possible:

Hair: Ony Salon

Makeup: Dollface by Jules

Jewelry: Handpicked

Linens: Connie Duglin Linens

Rentals: Savannah Special Events

Additional Photography: Dillon Wilson for Diana Daley Photography

Monday, March 8, 2010

Let’s hear it for the Girls-Unique bridesmaid gift ideas

Picture this: You have your invitations sealed, addressed and mailed, your final dress fitting is a mere two weeks away and your mouth is already watering from the delicious food that will be plentiful during your reception. Sounds like everything is perfectly on track, right? Well, yes but you still have yet to purchase the perfect gift for those perfect girls in your life! Sure, you’ve thought of giving them jewelry to wear on your wedding day, a mani/pedi combo or maybe a monogrammed sterling silver piece, but so cliché, right? I’ve come up with a few ideas to help you get on the right track:

1. One idea that I really adore and believe every woman can never have enough of is personalized stationary. Try this stationary cube that I found at Dewdrop, Inc., or search for personalized stationery at Etsy and below is just some of what you will find!image imageimage 

2. Monogrammed pashminas. They are versatile and always classy. I personally like the subtlety of cream initials on a cream pashmina.

3. A great inexpensive gift that I love is a mini-scrapbook. Fill it with memories and photos of the many activities that you enjoyed together leading up to your big day. Make sure you leave a little room for them to add pictures from the night of your dreams! Add a special touch by writing a note in the front cover just like your grandma does.

4. If you are having a destination wedding, get them a pass to a local attraction or a gift certificate to a well-known restaurant. For Savannah, some of our favorites are: Savannah Trolley Tours, Pub crawl Ghost Tours, Alligator Soul, Jazz’d Tapas, or treat them to an after dinner hotspot at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar or Jen and Friends!

5. How about a cute pair of chic flats with a note encouraging your girls to break it down all night long?

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6. I don’t think any bridesmaid realizes just how much stuff she is going to be carrying around all day. Make sure no one loses their things by giving them personalized totes for the day of.

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Photos from Beau Coup and Hotref

7. Handmade jewelry- I would suggest making or having a piece of jewelry, personal to the taste of each girl. Again, if you aren’t the crafty type, take a look on Etsy. These necklaces are from Shopcloverbelle!


8. Remember tha t this is simply a thank you gift. Pretend you are buying for only one girl and buy something different and special for each of them. Think 'birthday' as opposed to 'bridesmaid gift'.

9. If you and your crew enjoy a nice glass of wine every now and then, try monogrammed wine glasses. I once got this as a gift and every time I look at it, I am reminded of countless memories.


Pictures from Amazon and Northwestern Wine

I hope this  helps-try not to think too much into it. After all, they are the most important people in your life and they are going to love anything you get them!

Until next time,


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