Part II of the photoshoot with Joy Thigpen, Eric Kelley Photography, and Lora Elaine is over on Once Wed today. My two favorite parts of the shoot are the bride’s wild, loose bouquet and the incredible reception table glowing with more than 200 candles. The evening candlelit shot was one of the last, and it was so rewarding to sit back and watch the magic unfold.
Joy offers some great tips on how to best make indoor venues work well for photos and for your wedding. It’s well worth the read!
PS – Recognize the girl on the right? It’s me! At the last minute, we decided to feature bridesmaid bouquets and well… it was hard work, but I couldn’t really turn down getting my hair and makeup done by Lora, could I? And when they brought out that fabulous gown! Somebody had to do it.
Skirt: Anthropologie, sold out; Peplum Top: Anthropologie, sold out; Sandals: Urban Outfitters (now on sale!); Earrings: Goldie O (website coming soon!)
It takes some guts to mix prints, but the fun of matching up the unexpected is so worth it. And I love the peplum trend – so girly and flattering. With this maxi, the look is super feminine. I’m excited to pair the top with a pair of high waisted black skinnies in the fall for a more edgy look.
Thanks again to my awesome little sister Audrey for the photo sesh!
Pants: Level 99, similar; Top: Anthropologie; Shoes: Urban Outfitters; Leather Bracelets: Leather store in Wisconsin; Gold Bracelet: Anthropologie; Earrings: Goldie O (website coming soon!); Lipstick: NYX in Shocking Pink
You know those mornings where you stare into your closet, your hair still swept up into a towel and soaking wet, for days? Okay, maybe not days, but long enough that you’re forced to skip that much needed cup of coffee? Well, I’ve had too many of those days lately, and it’s not for lack of clothes. So I thought I might try some outfit posts to catalog what combinations work and what I haven’t tried yet. I like to force myself out of my comfort zone every once in a while, so hopefully this will help with that too.
ps – Have you tried NYX matte lipsticks? They are my new favorite. They go on smooth, last all day, and come in some great colors. And they’re only $6!
All photo cred goes to my lovely and talented sister, Audrey. Thanks, lovey.