If you love the beach, but are wanting a more romantic and soft wedding, today’s shoot captured by Shanell Photography is sure to inspire! This team shows that you can have classic elegance and without sacrificing your sand and sunshine. From the lush florals to the glam linens, this shoot brings modern romance to the seaside in such a stunning way! Don’t you just love the breath-taking beaded gown?
Photography | Shanell Photography | Venue | Camp Blodgett | Design, Planning, & Floral | Posh Petals | Cake and Desserts | Rykes | Linen and Rentals | The Rental Company | Paper Goods | Freshly Squeezed Print Shop | Videography | White Willo Media | Tea Bar | Ferris Coffee & Nut Co | Liquor | Long Road Distillers | Wedding Dress | Ali Nicole Bridal | Hair | Launch Salon | Makeup | Makeup by Jenna | Jewelry | Coughlin Jewelers | Vow Books | Meadow Paper Co | Film Lab | Photo Vision
Escaping to the romantic wild landscapes of Ireland, Kristen Booth Photography captured this stunning portrait session that will set any old soul’s heart aflame! Donning a vintage dress, suit, and floral crown, this couple set off to explore a hidden gem close to their hometown. The overgrown castle ruin is the ultimate romantic location and this shoot couldn’t be dreamier!
The retro vibe was in full swing in this fun vintage wedding captured by Eureka Photography! The bright mint color palette perfectly complemented this couple’s sunny springtime wedding. How perfect is the bride’s mint petticoat? It’s such a cute pop of color and flirty fun!
Everyone who knows me, know I am obsessed with two things: vintage and polka dots. I wanted our wedding to reflect who were are, a laid-back but fun couple. We chose mint and gold as our colors as they reminded us of spring.
For jewelry, I wore my grandmother’s necklace and bracelet so she was near me. Also, Chris’s grandmother gifted me a necklace for our engagement. It was her mother’s necklace and she passed it along to me as it has an “M” on it. I knew I wanted to wear it as well on our wedding day.
I own a lot of vintage high-waisted, A-line skirts and dresses and so I knew my wedding dress had to be short and poofy. That’s just me. It was difficult finding short wedding dresses, so I started looking for dresses I could alter to make shorter. I fell in love with my dress when I put it on. It was vintage-like, but had some sexy to it with the open back and the sheer plunge. I had bought a vintage blue petticoat at one of my favorite vintage stores, but it wasn’t enough poof. I looked on Modcloth to see if I could find a poofy petticoat there. I was ecstatic to find not only a poofy petticoat, but one that was in mint! It worked perfectly, and was a nice surprise for the guests. I felt beautiful.
For our venue, I knew somewhere rustic would be a blend of Chris’s country personality with my vintage/antique aesthetic. We fell in love with Pecan Springs Ranch when we visited. We wanted a mixture of outdoor and indoor, but not feeling like you are indoors. The Main Building with its high ceiling and wall of glass looking out on a wide patio, gives it a feel of open and airy.
To make it us. We had to keep reminding ourselves that this was our wedding and to make sure it stayed true to our personalities. We wanted it to be fun and memorable. We wanted our guests on the dance floor with us the whole night. We wanted our family and friends to laugh and sing at the top of their lungs and just be together. Bringing so many different groups together was daunting but then I look at pictures and remember being on the dance floor and seeing so many people from different parts of our lives having the best time together. It was amazing.
For the decoration, I didn’t feel like I needed to do much. One, because the venue was so gorgeous it didn’t really need extra, and two, we wanted our guests to be on the dance floor the entire night, not at the tables. So we kept our centerpieces simple. A distressed frame with the table number, a gold mason jar with fake flowers, and bottles and things I found in random shops filled with baby’s breath. I love lace and doilies, and so I wanted to bring that in somehow. Thus the table runners and place-mats for some of the tables.
I’m a very DIY person. All the signage (table numbers, bar sign, guest seating chart, etc.) was designed by me. I painted and distressed all the table number frames. The bridesmaids bouquets of baby’s breath were put together my family and I.
It was so wonderful being with everyone that have loved and supported Chris and I throughout our relationship. Some of my favorite moments were seeing Chris tear up when we had our first look. Dancing our butts off with our favorite people. Sitting with Chris off to the side and just relaxing after dancing our butts off.
Photography | Eureka Photography | Venue | Pecan Springs Ranch | Coordinator | A Bunch of Weddings | Florals | King Florist | Dessert | Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering | Maudies | Linens | Premiere Event Rentals | Invitations | Ann’s Bridal Bargains | DJ | Made from Skratch Weddings | Dress | Ivy & Aster from Unbridaled | Shoes | Shoes of Prey | Hair & Makeup | Lola Beauty