I know you’ve seen a few sneaks of our desert shoot, but Victor Sizemore recently sent over his favorite shots from his mentor session that I styled, and you’ve just got to see more! I’m not only completely obsessed with our too-hot-for-words models, but also with Victor‘s work. Despite the consistent backgrounds, each image is unique and jaw dropping!
From the stylist perspective, this project was a HUGE undertaking. We’ve got rugs, living room furniture, an obnoxiously large coffee table (which at one point was under threat of a saw per its over-sized legs), antique chairs, a ladder, and more lighting gear than you’d care to imagine all set up out somewhere in the middle of the Nevada desert. The final result however was well worth the effort. My favorite scene ended up being our big pile of old porch chairs. Who knew that a few zip ties, a ladder, and a hot model in a ruffled dress could make chairs look so good?
Special thanks again to my friend Victor, who was really great to work with. He is endlessly patient and the most adventurous, down-to-earth, out-of-the-box photographer I’ve had the pleasure to work with. And he has great taste in food and bourbon. What’s more to ask for?
Hope you enjoy!
So, does handmade count even if you don’t handmake it yourself? I think it does. Because the important part is that it’s handmade! I’m really into embroidery lately, but more in the vintage rustic style.
You can go the personalized route…
Or perhaps something like this one:
I also love this version, which is a little pendant…
This romantic image via i can read is altogether the loveliest sentiment I can possibly think of. I wish this were a card. I’d buy it and give it to my love–day one, honeymoon. Though, come to think of it, every day is the first day of the future. Oh the possibilities.
Happy MONDAY! Another bright and glorious week is ahead of us. I thought I’d start the week off by catching you up on all the news and announcements. I’m sprinkling in tons of photos of paper cranes today (you’ll see why in a minute), just so you don’t go too crazy with all this boring writing.
Did you know that Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish? This beautiful bride and groom featured on Brooklyn Bride decided to do just that. (All their friends and family helped them fold over 1600 paper cranes. It makes me teary eyed just thinking about the symbolic gesture of contributing time and love to help the bride and groom earn a “wish”). Check out their gorgeous photos and be sure to read about ALL their wedding DIY projects. So inspiring. (More on paper cranes later!)
Let’s get to our announcements. (Click on each photo for sources!)
First off, Grey Likes Weddings continues to gain new readers each week, and it’s because of all you fabulous readers and bloggers that have contributed with links and word of mouth. So thank you! Because of our readership growth, we’re working on a HUGE make-over and plan to include TONS of resources for you all, so get excited and stay tuned.
Via Green Wedding Shoes
Second, the winner of our Superior Rings Giveaway was actually chosen by the Superior Wedding Rings staff. (So please forgive me for the delay!!!) I am pleased to congratulate bride and blogger Monkey In a Box. (So be sure to email me to claim your prize!)
Third, how would you feel about saving the local economy? Sounds fabulous, eh? Well, check out The 3/50 Project to find out how you can make a difference. In case you were wondering, some of my fave local shops include Cotton Idea Studio and Paris to the Moon.
Fourth, if you haven’t heard about Wedding Co.‘s Chandelier of Cranes Project, I encourage you to check it out. They’re asking engaged couples to make a paper crane, sign it and send it in. For every crane that is received, Wedding Co. is donating $.50 to cancer research. It’s a global DIY project, so I encourage you to consider participating. You can follow their Crane Updates here.
I sat here for a while trying to think of why these prints are relevant for a wedding. I’m still trying to come up with a reason. But no matter. They are still charming. I figure you’ll like ’em no matter what. Maybe you can give them to yourself as a wedding gift. PERFECT. A self-gift. Naturally, you’re well deserving.