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smoke bomb wedding, creative wedding

We’re always up for trying new, fun ideas when it comes to making photos, and while smoke bombs have been around for ages, we love the idea of incorporating them into more than just your fourth of july plans. We’re beyond excited to share a recent styled shoot we dreamed up with Florist/Stylist, Laura McCarty of Marked and Augusta Cole of Artistry by Augusta. We were originally inspired by clouds and their ethereal characteristics, but a few lunch meetings later and our ideas took an edgy turn when we decided to incorporate a load of bold color. We hope this shoot can be an inspiration for brides & couples to incorporate time for creative portraiture into their wedding day or pre/post-wedding session. Smoke bombs bring such a fun element into photographs and could go the dreamy, graceful route with a neutral color palate or add in punches of color for a more artistic vibe. Since we all work pretty closely in and around the wedding industry, we envisioned the gals as a bride & bridesmaid, but this could just as easily become a fun addition to a party or engagement session. personally, we want to incorporate smoke bombs into a part of our daily lives.

Aside from the smoke bombs, we love so many other things about this shoot. Our ladies dresses came from Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters – two amazing resources for “wedding” dresses at a fraction of the cost. The white dress would work perfectly for a minimalist bride. Of course, we love BHLDN for all things wedding too, but this time Anthro pulled out a winner and all of our amazing jewels came from At Home in Homewood, AL.

And those amazing hairstyles… we can’t say enough about the absurd talent that is Lynze Prater and she lives right here in Birmingham, AL folks! We are obsessed with the wild and undone, yet coiffed looks she created for both of our ladies. I mean… that braid! we have no words. For a complete list of the crazy talented people involved, scroll to the bottom and leave them some love.:)

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smoke bomb wedding, creative wedding
smoke bomb wedding, creative wedding
smoke bomb wedding, creative wedding
smoke bomb wedding, creative wedding
smoke bomb wedding, creative wedding
smoke bomb wedding, creative wedding
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smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding
smoke bomb wedding, colorful desert wedding

Talented folks who made this happen:

Photography: W&E Photographie, http://wephotographie.com/

Florals: Marked, http://www.shopmarked.co/

Paper/lettering: Artistry by Augusta, http://www.artistrybyaugusta.com/

Styling: Marked & Artistry by Augusta

Hair & Make up: Lynze Prater, https://www.facebook.com/Lpsalonstudio

Bride’s Dress: Anthropologie, http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp

Bridesmaid dress: Urban Outfitters, http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/index.jsp

Jewelry: At Home, http://athome-furnishings.com/

Bar cart & Decor: West Elm, http://www.westelm.com/

  • Meghan - Such a great idea. I love all the pictures!

hipster diy wedding, swann lake stables
when lauren & trevor booked us for their wedding, we felt like we’d hit the jackpot. not only are they friends of ours, but stylistically their wedding was our dream. we have two words for their wedding day: effortlessly cool. from day one, we’d been encouraged by their adventurous spirit and up for anything attitude. prime example: that time they flew out to colorado for a destination engagement session with us. lauren & trevor exchanged vows on a stone patio at the waters edge. personally, we think every one getting married at swann lake should take advantage of the water front. the sound of rushing water and the way the light comes through the trees is heavenly.

they had so many fun and stylish ideas incorporated into their day. lauren and her gals hand-made the amazing macrame hanging piece behind the head table, while her brother created the structure it would hang from and rigged the edison bulb lights. their reception was also spotted with a couple of campfires and a ton of falsa blankets. it was so cozy! we also loved the fact that guests held bulb lights above them as they made their getaway. other notable moments were singing a hymn with their guests before dinner was served and taking time out for a few epic smoke bomb photos which you don’t want to miss!

and let’s not forget to chat about their fashion choices! the guys wore, local alabama designer, billy reid jackets with jeans. we loved that laid back, yet stylish look. the gals wore olive green shift dresses from zara and mix-matched ankle booties. and lauren’s dress… or shall i say skirt and top; the thing i loved most about it was that it was completely custom to her. and, of course, she rocked the nisolo boots because she’s one of the coolest brides ever.

lauren also had the genius idea of renting a lovely home for the girls to get ready in that morning. it was complete with modern decor and bright white walls (making this photographer VERY happy!). It was so much better than a dark hotel room with no character. high five, lauren!

finally, we’d like to give a shout out to the gents at back down south films and marked for being awesome to work with!

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lauren, when you ever get upset with trevor, just come back to this photo… i mean, look at those puppy dog eyes!

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hipster diy wedding, swann lake stables
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hipster diy wedding, swann lake stables
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  • Becky E - Who did the bride’s makeup?

  • Lynne Stephens - Love pics!

  • Ryan Hoffman - Absolutely unreal how beautiful this wedding and your photos are! Kuddos to you two and Lauren and Trevor!

destination seaside chapel wedding
sumner & drew tied the knot in seaside, florida, which is one of the most charming, beach towns on the emerald coast. it’s dreamy and i’ll let the photographs to most of the talking on that front.

multiple times during sumner & drew’s wedding, we caught ourselves gushing about what a great couple they are. these two were so full of joy on their wedding day and it rubbed off on everyone around them. after getting into her wedding dress, sumner had a “first look” with her dad (his reaction below is priceless), but after all the hugs and happy tears were had, sumner went on to thank her sweet family for supporting her and getting her to where she is in life. it was the most heartfelt thing i had ever heard a bride say to her family and, yes, i was tearing up behind the camera. the girl has a heart of gold, i tell ya!

two other notable moments from this day were sumner’s second “first look” with her bridesmaids; everyone cheered and then the music cranked up a couple notches and sumner couldn’t hold back her dancing feet. again… she is precious! and finally, for the third “first look” of the day, when sumner and drew laid eyes on each other for the first time, drew could not stop repeating “oh my gosh, you are so beautiful” in between all the hugs and kisses. their love is truly genuine, which made documenting their wedding day a labor of love.

we left sumner & drew’s wedding feeling pretty joyful ourselves.

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get ready… here comes her dad’s first look (which we highly recommend, by the way!)

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destination seaside chapel wedding
destination seaside chapel wedding

and the celebratory dancing…. sumner’s reaction to every moment on her wedding day was just spot on!

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we’re big fan’s of the “first look” over here and this photo is a prime example. can’t you just feel the joy in sumner’s face?

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let’s chat about the seaside chapel for a bit. it’s perfect in every way. white washed head to toe – modern, yet  timeless. and with the simple additional of candles and greenery, christina gillion events hit it out of the park!

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  • Meghan Murphy - There are no words… These images are perfect!!

leavenworth, washington, destination wedding photographer

last year we visited the PNW, specifically oregon’s mt.hood area, for the first time and fell in love. this year, we went back with our family and explored central washingon and it was just as amazing. even while surrounded by forest fires during our time in leavenworth, so much beauty was on display. do you notice the smoke, that could be mistaken for fog in the first few images? thankfully, while the fire was close enough to be in our backyard (which happened to be the wenatchee river itself!), we weren’t in any danger.

one day, we hiked up to colchuck lake, which was no small feat, and were stopped in our tracks by the overwhelming beauty of the glacier lake. the terrain was rugged, steep and it felt more like climbing than hiking at times. we also had the opportunity to hang out on lake chelan for an afternoon and while it was chilly for a summer day, we loved relaxing on the clear blue lake waters. chelan is the 3rd deepest lake in the U.S. at a depth of almost 1,500 feet. woah!

we even surprised ourselves this time and got our holga film developed right away, so you’ll see a couple of those gems throughout this post.:)we can’t wait to make it back to the upper left in the future. until then…

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colchuck lake trail, washington, destination wedding photographer
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colchuck lake trail, washington, destination wedding photographer
colchuck lake trail, washington, destination wedding photographer
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lake chelan, washington, destination wedding photographer
lake chelan, washington, destination wedding photographer
lake chelan, washington, destination wedding photographer

bohemian bridal, destination wedding photographer

This bohemian bridal session is such a stunner. We love the relaxed, yet moody feel of it. We’re really into wedding dresses that aren’t actually “wedding dresses”and this one fits the bill perfectly. Hilary wore a lovely dress from Free People – which we love for a non-traditional wedding dress option. Small designers are also on our list of favorites such as Sarah Seven or Elizabeth Dye. Simple accessories, a snuggly falsa blanket and topped off with a felt hat – we’re all about incorporating every day style into your wedding look.

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bohemian bridal, destination wedding photographer
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bohemian bridal, destination wedding photographer
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bohemian bridal, destination wedding photographer
bohemian bridal, destination wedding photographer