Monthly Archives: May 2010

Engaged: David and Laura

Photographer Sarah Shreves was kind enough to share this super fun engagement session. Laura’s dad let them use his airplane, which makes it that much more sentimental. How great is this bright yellow plane?


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Engaged: Lauren and Brian

I’ve got an afternoon delight for you today! This is Lauren and Brian, and their engagement session shot by Shannen Norman. How much do you love that they kept shooting in the rain? Braving the weather made for some really cinematic shots! Oh how I want this session to be mine…


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Real Wedding: Courtney and Jamie

First off, getting the opportunity to feature a Clayton Austin wedding feels a little like winning the lottery. His work is so beautiful and so lovely!

Second, you MUST go check out the story of Courtney and Jamie’s wedding here, on Clayton’s blog. If you have a chance, also read Courtney’s explanation of “Velveteen Rabbit” in the comments section. Um…I totally cried.


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Julie and Mike: A Nautical Engagement

Let me tell you what I love so much about this engagement session: Photographer Yuriy Manchik along with his beautiful subjects, Julie and Mike, picked a location that is chock full of details that come naturally to the setting. This old-fisherman-wharf-vibe is really working for me!

Special thanks to Yuriy for graciously sharing the session and a shout out to his fiance, who is a Grey reader!


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DIY Hot Air Balloon Kits

I received an email last week from a reader that was desperate to track down the hot air balloons from these photos by Brandon Kidd:

The hot air balloons were a handmade item that I designed and assembled for a workshop/photo shoot last fall. The vintage hot air balloon motif was so much fun to work with and since it might be something you’d like to use for your own shower, wedding, birthday or event (and per last week’s email and a few other inquiries) I’ve put together an Etsy offering for custom DIY Hot Air Balloon Kits. You could even order the stationery suite from MaeMae Paperie!

Also, I wrote an article for The Storque: Etsy’s Handmade Blog that features a collection vintage items for your wedding. It includes lots more photos from this shoot as well as a ton of great vintage finds, so be sure to check it out!


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Mother’s Day Picnic

For Mother’s Day this year, we celebrated my mom as well as my sister, who is a mom for the first time this year. I thought I’d share our picnic with you, because I think if you are hosting a small wedding, an outdoor picnic might be a fun alternative to brunch the morning after the wedding. You can even use leftover flowers and decor from your wedding! A picnic might also be a great idea for the afternoon of your rehearsal dinner. Lunch in the park and lawn games with out-of-town guests and family could be the perfect antidote to wedding stress and jitters.

The photos are by T&H Photography and myself. Flowers and styling by Grey Likes Weddings.

For the recipe and photos of these lemon tartlettes we made for the picnic, check out Grey Likes Nesting!


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Farm Style Wedding Shoot

Photographer Meghan McSweeney, along with a killer host of vendors, including stylist Lindsay Averette of LK Events and Design, put together a photo shoot set on a farm. I love the soft colored images and the understated elegance of the details. Check out all the awesome vendors below.

Hope you enjoy!

Vendor Credits: Photographer: Meghan McSweeney Photography; Stylist: Lindsay Averette of LK Events and Design; Cake by Laura Reynolds of Buttercream Bee; Flowers: Carolyn Young; Hair and Make-up: Josh Henderson at Mango; Salon dresses and props provided by Pleiades Bridal


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