Monthly Archives: July 2010

Real Wedding: Kelly and Michael

Kelly and Michael’s wedding shot by Desi Bayton is so unique and refreshing! Desi has some really beautiful imagery…I’m loving the old world feel, and I ADORE the Fitzgerald-esque tux that Michael is wearing. I also don’t normally post lots of images of ceremonies, but I couldn’t help sharing these…I just love all the gorgeous tradition involved in Michael and Kelly’s wedding. So lovely!

I know there are lots of you out there desperate to see ballroom weddings…and I think this one is exemplary! Thanks again to Desi for sending it over!


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Engaged: Kim and Matt

I’m so delighted to share Kim and Matt’s eclectic engagement session with you shot by Amanda and Carina of Love Me Do Photography. It feels like a little glimpse into their lives…I love how personal it is. I know Kim and Matt will look back one day, 30 years down the road, and show their kids these images of their first home, their first pet, and their early hobbies.

This session comes to you in three acts.


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And the winner is…

First off, thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to fill out the Grey Likes Survey and helping me get a better handle on who you are, what you love, and what you hate! I’ve learned so much from your feedback and can’t wait to share with you all the exciting updates and improvements you’ll be seeing over the next few months. I’ve learned that your favorite posts are most definitely real weddings followed up by DIY Projects, which were a close second. Mostly, you are here for good ideas, which I’m hoping to track down for you, like a hound after bacon. (Hounds like bacon, right?)

Anyhow, I’m excited to announce our winner of the contest. I’ll be emailing her, but I wanted to share with you her comment, which just made me laugh! She wrote:

Grey doesn’t overuse words like ‘swoon’ and ‘drool worthy’ and ‘your special day,’ but the items, vendors and photos featured on this site are all of those things. The weddings that are shown represent an attainable fantasy–highlighting the creative and beautiful and unique, not just the expensive.

I absolutely love it!

I hope you all are enjoying little tidbits of the summer as we slide into mid-July. Perhaps, at this very moment, you are stuck in a freezing cold air-conditioned cubicle and you are dreaming of the weekend. You can smell the salty beach air, can’t you? Well, Friday is just around the corner! Hold tight…here we come, weekend!


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Garden Fete

This romantic garden party was shot by Jessica Hill and an amazing group of vendors! I was so inspired by the bright pops of color, gorgeous flowers, calligraphy, and simplistic beauty. You can just never go wrong with the pretty, can you?

Special thanks to Jessica for letting me feature her stunning work. Be sure to check out the amazing vendors that I’ll mention throughout the images! What a great team!!!

First up…adore the all greens centerpiece! So fresh!

Treats were by Amber at Le Cookie Monkey!

The invitation suite (including the lovely wine bottle label) is by Megan and Jen of Hi Friend Design!

The styling, design and production is by Dani of Weddings Fresh!

Giveaway winner will be announced at NOON, pst!


Filed under Decor, DIY, Flowers, Inspiration, Photography, Splurge Worthy, Stationery

Engaged: Sandy and YongKyun

This engagement session is simply beautiful. Gorgeous lighting. Gorgeous couple. Gorgeous scenery. It couldn’t get better. This was sent to me by MoAE Photography and I’m so delighted to share it with you!

We’re announcing the winner to our survey giveaway tomorrow, so be sure to check back.

I’m on my way to Atlanta right now. I’m visiting some relatives before I head to Charleston for a photo shoot with Victor Sizemore. It’ll be a great week. But not to worry–I’ll be posting to you from the deep south. Someone get me to a mint julep. Stat!


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Real Wedding: Zachary and Ayesha

Zachary and Ayesha had a really gorgeous wedding in a little treehouse over the Tennessee River. They had so many thoughtful DIY details that really seemed to be a gracious effort on behalf of their guests. One of my favorite little elements was a small menu card they placed at each table setting which included an “easy conversation” suggestion, such as “What’s the poorest you’ve ever been?”. I also love that as favors, Zachary and Ayesha made two custom music mixes, each with separate genres on them to suit the tastes of their various guests. I hope you enjoy these images shot by Julia Davis.

I love the front of their invite…so fun!

Ayesha’s sandals were a last minute purchase from Rue 21 for $8. Sadly, I don’t think this pair is available anymore, but I really love the sandal concept…super fun!

Ayesha made the floral strap on her dress by combining flowers she purchased from Emerson Made, who we’ve actually featured here!

I adore the cover of their guest book!

Ummm… A + Z?!? Stop it. How do these things happen?


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Engaged: Anna and Jaret

This session sent over to me by Anjuli of Photorange Photography takes place at a super creative location. Anna and Jaret decided to shoot everything in an unfinished Italian villa. I love how it sort of symbolically relates to the idea of beginnings and building a new life together. I hope these shots spark some creative ideas for you!


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