Planning an engagement session is no small task. You may find yourself stressing over the perfect location, deciding what to wear, and of course, who to photograph all the fun. Well sit back and take notes from this couple who chose a concept a bit out of the box – a wintertime engagement session in Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Tenth & Grace came along to capture and to say we’re obsessed is a massive understatement.
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From Tenth & Grace… Oklahoma is not known for its mountains, but Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is a special spot that rises above much of the flat landscape in this state. It was such a picturesque spot for this winter engagement session! These two are getting married in Texas this spring but decided to venture into Oklahoma for their engagement session due to the unique scenery and stunning views. Leslie with Everly Alaine Florals created a beautiful bouquet that really complemented the cool tones of the mountains in December.
Photography: Tenth & Grace | Bouquet: Everly Alaine Florals
Nobody, and I mean nobody, designs a wedding quite like Easton Events and this beauty of a day is the perfect example. Wanting a more intimate feel to the reception space, they brought in 30-foot trees for a cozy, woodland vibe…but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design, The Left Handed Calligrapher, La Tavola and so many vendors brought their A-game to Jen and Shane’s wedding design and the payoff was major. See it all through the lens of Katie Stoops below.
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From Easton Events… Jen and Shane, both law school students at the University of Virginia, wanted their wedding to be a relaxed celebration with friends and family. The key components that were important to Jen included residential accents, touches of copper and rose gold and a nod to her family’s Colorado background. Cowhide rugs, reclaimed wood, succulents, lush woodland florals, and blue and gray tones mimicking the Rocky Mountains were a few of the décor elements that we so loved adding to the overall design.
In order to make the reception space feel intimate, which can be a difficult task for stationed dinners in large open rooms, we brought in 30+ ft trees, which provided a major impact. Additionally, this helped separate the dining and dancing into two separate areas. Her printed suite designed by Rock, Paper, Scissors and calligraphed by The Left Handed Calligrapher was another special detail. The inner envelopes of the wedding invitations were hand tea stained providing a very natural and organic feel to the full suite. Bad weather loomed in the forecast all day, so last minute, we added a Sperry Tent to the ceremony site and décor.
Photography: Katie Stoops Photography | Videography: Naz Films | Event Design + Styling: Easton Events | Floral Design: Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose | Cake: Favorite Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Reception Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Catering: Pippin Hill Farm | Makeup: Anna Breeding | Hair: Moxie Hair & Body Lounge | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Band: The Adrian Duke Project | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Peter Richardson | Ceremony Chairs & Tabletop: Festive Fare | Ceremony Tent: Skyline Tent Company | Cocktail Tables: AFR Furniture Rental | Event Production: Easton Events | Food Truck: Carpe Donut | Lighting & AV: Blue Ridge AV & Lighting | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Lounge Furniture: Beehive Events | Printed Materials: Rock Paper Scissors | Printed Materials + Details: Rock Paper Scissors | Welcome Box: Marigold & Grey
We all know romance is the key ingredient to any successful wedding, so in honor of the official month of love, googly eyes and chocolate, we’re teaming up with Wedding Paper Divas to count down 24 of our fave romantic paper goods. From classic beauties to rustic pretties, we know Wedding Paper Divas has a Cupid-infused invite perfect for you and yours… no matter your style.
Drooling over Wedding Paper Divas’ lovely invites is a regular occurrence around these parts (even for those of us who have, ahem, long since tied the knot), but narrowing down 24 of our fave romantic stunners? That’s a new reason to party. And whether you are looking for the perfect way to set the stage for your vintage affair or simply want to let everyone know boots are required for your rustic celebration, Wedding Paper Divas has one gorgeous invite after another to choose from, plus a fab collection of other necessities you seriously can’t live without. (Hint: Save the Dates and reception decor.)
From amazing style options in foil-pressed (hello personalized foil!), letterpress, laser cut and thermography to beautiful, guest-impressing details (see: free address printing) to sweet invites boasting your smiling mugs, Wedding Paper Divas has a lock on just what you need to make your stationery suite POP… and all with a side of romance. Plus, each awesome invite is customizable when it comes to fonts + colors, so letting your unique personality shine through is easy AND a total must.
Valentine’s Day may be the official day of romance, but your wedding should, and will, take the cake. Visit Wedding Paper Divas TODAY to channel that l.o.v.e into your paper suite.
“What could be more romantic than a Valentine’s Day elopement?” That was the question that sparked this shoot kissed with color and a touch of whimsy. It’s the kind of inspiration that could easily translate to a Galentine’s Party, Bridal Shower, Wedding Day and beyond, and thanks to our girl, Lucy Munoz you’ve got an entire gallery to explore. Scroll on and let the pretty party begin.
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From Lucy Munoz… Our Valentine’s Day-inspired elopement took place in sunny Palm Springs. We wanted an open and vast landscape that complemented our colors and theme. We thought, “What could be more romantic than a Valentine’s Day elopement?”
Our real couple, Regina and Oscar made it super easy because they are truly, madly, and deeply in love! Alpha from Sweet Fuss gave Regina wavy locks and a fresh and natural glow. Regina is wearing this amazing gown from designer Stello (who was a former contestant on Project Runway). Our invitation suite is made by Alice of Lace and Lettering who creates the most gorgeous invites. The florals were made by Blue Ladder Botany. She created a bountiful arrangement which included orchids and overflowed with pink, blush, and red hues. Our cake was made by Elise cakes. We wanted a two-tier cake that was simple and sweet and one we felt that would complement the florals.
This shoot had everything we were looking for–a day filled with love, laughter and everything we’d hope for if we were eloping on Valentine’s Day!
Photography: Lucy Munoz | Floral Design: Blue Ladder Botany | Dress: Stello | Cake : Elise Cakes | Stationery: Lace & Lettering | Shoes : Alejandra G | Hair + Makeup: Sweet Fuss Hair & Makeup Artistry | Scans: The Find Lab | Tablescape Rentals: Cherished Rentals