Michelle + Kenton: A Twist on Tradition

It’s the week of the weddings and I have two special real weddings and one ultra chic photo shoot for you, starting with this princess wedding with a twist photographed by Larsen’s Photography. This couple brought their fun-loving personalities into their wedding with a bright fuchsia and green color palette and laid-back reception.

The bride’s dress was, as she describes it, the “ultimate princess gown”, and I couldn’t agree more. Lace, beading, embroidery and of course the big poof, it’s every little girl’s fantasy wedding gown and it’s absolutely breathtaking!

Michelle Wells and Kenton Trigger were married on September 10, 2011 in Redwood Valley, California, United States. Continue reading

Tips from the Pros: Getting the Shots You Love

The following is a guest blog post by Viorel Dudau, photo editor at Dreamstime. Enjoy!

For many couples, photography is the heart and soul of their wedding. The “right” picture can rekindle fond memories, instantly whisking the bride and groom back to one of the most special days of their lives.

From the initial stages of selecting a photographer to pre-wedding engagement shoots and the actual wedding day, engaged couples have plenty to consider. Here are some tips for couples so they can capture and cherish those special memories: Continue reading

The What’s What on Wedding Ring Pillows

From formal to rustic chic and even themed, ring pillows come in all colors, patterns, shapes and sizes to suit your unique wedding personality and style. The trick is to find that perfect pillow.

Here are a few of my favorite themed, black tie and specialty ring pillows from Weddingstar. Hopefully one will speak to you (but if not, browse all of our 33 designs HERE). Continue reading

Kristin + BJ: Pops of Purple and Turquoise

With a turquoise and deep purple color palette, this wedding has pops of wow all over the place  especially the a-maz-ing purple bouquets!

And check out the engraved Weddingstar toasting flutes!

Kristin Stull and BJ Anderson were married on May 2, 2009 in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Continue reading

Erin + Matt: A Military Masterpiece

There’s something about a groom in military uniform that makes a wedding so intimate and special, and the way this couple pulled every piece of their formal nuptials together was a true work of art.

Here is what their photography had to say:

Matt is a Sergeant in the Army Reserve so a military presence was essential. He wore his dress uniform and had a saber ceremony as they exited the church. For Erin, the bride, it was all about keeping it simple and making sure that Matt’s military details came to fruition.

Erin Rhodes and Matt Adams were married on October 15, 2011 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Continue reading

A Fairytale Wedding Theme

An incredible ball gown with rhinestones, beading and pickups; twinkle and sparkle everywhere; and feeling like a princess for a day  that’s the magic of a fairytale wedding.

Here are a few of my favorite princessy accessories to make all your fairytale wedding dreams come true.

Creating the Theme

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Designer Spotlight: Making a Statement

Hello fellow readers! Pamela here, ready to announce I’ve just returned from maternity leave and boy does it feel good to be back in the Weddingstar bustle.

Lately, I have been really inspired by clever signboards and wanted to share with you my ideas for making a statement… literally. Witty words, favorite phrases, amusing quotes… all can be easily incorporated into a wedding and photography. Continue reading