Monday, May 13, 2013

ashleigh and mike {engagement session}

While we may have just celebrated Mother's Day- today at Favor Me Events, it is Valentine's Day.

Meet Ashleigh and Mike. Ashleigh loves all things Valentine's Day. So, naturally when Mike proposed, Ashleigh had the perfect wedding date in mind: February 14th!

This sweet pair are set to wed at the Foundation for the Carolinas and we have been cookin' up lots of fun details for their day {and nope-- not a smidgen of red will be used!} Think bright whites, metallics, sparkle and a hint of purple. Oh, I really can not wait to see it all come together!

In the mean time, please enjoy some photos from Ashleigh and Mike's Valentine's Day inspired e-session, photographed by Kristin Vining Photography and styled by Lindsey Regan Thorne of Be Pretty.

So looking forward to your special day!

with love,

Friday, May 3, 2013

charlotte wedding magazine {published} derby-inspired

Last year {almost to the date}, I contacted Aleigh, the editor at Charlotte Wedding Magazine, with an idea...a derby-inspired wedding shoot. Knowing that the magazine had already gone to print on their Spring issue- this idea would take a year to come to fruition. And I could not be happier with the outcome!

Fast forward a year later, with the 139th annual Kentucky Derby tomorrow, I thought what better time to share some of my favorite shots from the derby-inspired shoot.

Here is where the inspiration started...

 And here is the real deal...

Of course, if you have a chance to pick up the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Charlotte Wedding Magazine-- please do so! You will be able to see our 12-page spread in high-gloss {as it was intended!}

As well, please take a moment to check out the 'behind the scenes' footage of the inspiration shoot, shot by Logan Cyrus at Charlotte Wedding Magazine.

And lastly, thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the amazing vendors below who worked along with me to make this one rockin' inspiration shoot.

Venue: Johnson Carriage House and Meadows
Photography: Anna Naphtali Photography and Creative Living
Floral: New Creation Flower Company
Cake: Got What It Cakes
Rentals: Party Reflections
Vintage Rentals: Old South Vintage Rentals
Stationery: Olive Paper
Catering: Plate Perfect Catering

with love.