A Unique Wedding at Saint Louis Missouri’s City Cottage

Who says you have to wear white on your wedding day. How about a lovely blush pink gown topped off with a black satin belt and fabric flower detail like today’s bride Megan wore? It really is such a pretty option.

Photographed by Under Grace Photo, Megan and Todd were married at Saint Louis, Missouri’s City Cottage surrounded by lots of candles and the cozy warmth of vintage wares, wood floors, brick walls and pretty chandeliers. With a unique venue and pretty details, this intimate wedding was everything Megan and Todd hoped it would be.

Photographer: Under Grace Photo

Venue: City Cottage

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15 Variations For How To Display Your Beautiful Photography

I’m always fascinated to see how other people display photography in their homes, most especially how fellow photographers do so. As a photographer and closet interior designer, my problem is I have so many ideas for displaying my work and personal images, but never enough enough wall space 😉

Anyone else have this issue?

When my office is finalized, maybe by the end of the year???, I may use a couple of these ideas for inspiration. Which is or are your favorite(s)?

Creative grouping on three shelves – Pottery Barn

 

Three large images – Eden Lang

 

Photobooth style images on canvas – The Joneses (Movie Set)

 

Large images in mosaic on wall – A Yummy Life

 

Picture molding – Southern Living

 

Clothes hangers – Apartment Therapy

 

Instagrams printed into one big picture (MY FAVORITE) – Apartment Therapy

 

Nice grouping on two shelves – Better Homes & Gardens

 

Intagrams printed on square canvases – Canvas Pop

 

Various frames combined with books & memorabilia –  Christopher Baker Photography

 

9 Simply GORGEOUS square prints arranged in a square shape on wall – Tara Whitney

 

Black & white images in black and white frames on shelves – Bow & Tie

 

Black and white images in white frames – Samantha Pynn Inc

 

One big canvas – Sugar Bee Crafts

Multiple size canvases – The Blink Blog

 

There are so many awesome options to choose from here. I’m definitely planning on doing some big canvases, but I really like the giant picture with all the Instagram shots featured by Apartment Therapy. That seems like such a fun idea rather than just keeping the images in your phone.

What’s your favorite?

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An Intimate Yellow & Gray Mulvaney’s Building & Loan Wedding With Lots of Pretty Details

Because I have the opportunity to see so many fun and unique wedding ideas, I often times find myself imagining my own wedding re-do. Not that mine and The Hubby’s wedding was not good enough…because it really was just perfect. No, I day dream about doing our wedding again because I love all the pretty things that go into a wedding, the details, the party…the absolute loveliness of it all. And today’s bride and groom had plenty of lovely and then some.

Angie and Nick celebrated their union with an intimate ceremony and reception at Sacramento’s Mulvaney’s Building & Loan . But what caught my eye when photographer Stacey Marsh of Lovely You Photography by Stacey Marsh sent me this beautiful wedding was the amazing attention to detail…most especially the Mercury Glass, silver candle holders and silver painted Mason Jars. Mixed in with yellow and gray table runners, burlap and the gorgeous yellow and white hydrangeas, dahlias, roses, Billy Balls and of course I cannot forget to mention the succulents…this wedding is one I’d definitely pattern my own wedding re-do after.

Photographer: Lovely You Photography by Stacey Marsh

Venue: Mulvaney’s Building & Loan

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Make A New Infinity Scarf From An Old Sweater

The Hubby gave me a couple of his old sweaters a while back in case I wanted to make something out of them. Awe, he’s so sweet…always thinking of me 😉

Anyhow, the sweaters sat in my workroom for months just waiting for me to figure something out. Until yesterday when…(Eureka!)…a brilliant idea struck me like a lightening bolt! Why not turn the sweaters into infinity scarves? And what a simple & great idea it is, don’t you think?

So, if you want to make one too, here’s what to do. PS…you can omit the sewing part if your sweater material doesn’t look like it will fray. Or if you just want to hide your edges by folding it 😉

Step 1: Cut a straight line through both sides of the sweater from armpit to armpit.

Step 2:  Fold over the edge you cut and machine sew to prevent fraying. As mentioned below, if you want to make both edges uniform…cut off the bottom ribbing and machine sew again to prevent fraying.

Step 3:  Fold your piece the way you want it.

Step 4:  Slip over your head or fold over once more for a tighter fit.

 

Easy peasy…

Let me make a quick mention about fit. The sweater I’ve used here is a men’s Large. I’m a small girl so I folded the scarf one more time around my neck for a tighter fit. If you want a loose fitting scarf that you just toss over your head once, use a smaller sweater. If you want a scarf with more folds, use a bigger sweater. And as always, if you have any questions…please leave a comment or send me an email.

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Low Budget Australian Wedding High in Love, Style & Fun!

In 2011, Australian photographers iZO Photography ran a competition for one lucky couple to win FREE wedding photography coverage and Alicia and Aaron were the happy pair that won! Like many these days, they were on a very tight budget so it helped immensely to have their photography covered at no charge.

Regardless of their tight budget, they managed to make their wedding very memorable with lots of little DIY details and Alicia even let her fun personality shine by wearing a pair of cute Converse with her pretty dress!

With loads of photos taken at a nearby carnival, which suited the bride’s offbeat personality perfectly and a sweet moment of releasing white balloons midway through the ceremony in memory of Alicia’s mother, this this low budget wedding was high in love, style and fun.

Photographer:  iZO Photography

Reception Venue: Mandurah Quay Resort

Dress Store: Zoo Bridal

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