Happy Wednesday Friends! I was doing a bit of Google searching on members of my family and I came across this one, too sweet not to share.
My Great Grandfather was President of the Arizona Senate in the 50′s. He is the one wearing glasses.
I love old photographs and the stories they tell of a time I never got to experience. With vintage weddings being all the rage, this photo inspired me to search for some true vintage images. Photos from the 50′s have this classic elegance to them that has yet to be matched in modern times. If you are trying to go with a vintage theme for your wedding, keep in mind that they were filled with grace, poise, and beauty and were truly timeless. Stay true to those values first and foremost!
And one more of my Great Grandfather who I credit for my height. My Mom is 4’11 so I needed all the tall genes I could get!
This wedding you are about to see proves that you can incorporate an unexpected theme that is important to you in subtle ways! This couple decided to have a subway themed wedding and everything from the subway token cuff links to the color of the guys ties paid tribute to their theme in some way. However many of the details were so subtle and cohesively done that you likely wouldn’t know that they were part of a theme unless someone told you! I love when couples get a little creative and add in unique details that make their wedding unique to them. The photography is from the incredible Photography by Verdi.
Metro Card place cards on a map, how clever is that?
Images submitted via Two Bright Lights.
There are a few things in life that make my body tingle upon first sight. One of those things are cowboys. Yum. There is just something about their rustic charm, their tight pants, the manliness emanating from their being, and those downright sexy voices. Young or old, I love them all. Of course I also fancy weddings and the combo of weddings and cowboys is a guaranteed crowd pleaser in my humble opinion. I tried to get Kyle to be a cowboy, I really did. He has boots, tight pants, and even a hat. But ladies the fact of the matter is you can not become a cowboy, you are born one. Kyle is an awkward cowboy and well it makes me laugh so he’ll have to deal with me swooning over dusty men with southern drawls. The World’s Oldest Rodeo is this weekend and you can bet I’ll be there to watch the show. I could care less about the bucking broncos, in fact it gives me anxiety, and the calf roping is just downright mean in my book, I’m not much of a cowgirl either, but the place will be packed to the brim with Stetson hats and Wrangler jeans. Enjoy a little cowboy wedding inspiration on this Friday.
This is adorable!
My darling friend Shandi and her cowboy, Colton.
This is fabuloso! For the cowgirl bride in all of us comes the bridal belt buckle!
Outrageously awesome centerpiece anyone? Love it!
This is frightening but I thought very much worth sharing. Explain why the cowboy is marrying a clown?
4th of July is steadily upon us which equals fireworks, hot dogs, and all things red, white and blue. That sent me searching for some 4th of July wedding inspiration as I imagine several people out there join forces with Independence Day to celebrate their marriage.
Credits: Lollipops, Ring, Water Bottle and Cherries, Dresses, Shoes, Cake, Flowers, Ring Pillow, Berries and Cream
I can’t get enough of patriotic wedding stuff. It would be the ultimate summer wedding and I think you could have a TON of fun with every bit of it from the menu to the attire.
Anyone having a 4th of July Wedding?
With Memorial Day comes lake trips, flip flops, tan lines, and all the various other joys of summer. Although I am from Phoenix, Arizona where it is essentially Summer most of the year, there is just something about actual summer that gets me excited. It means the heat is acceptable and we do whatever is necessary to take full advantage of it. It also generally means that wedding season stalls, at least in Phoenix anyway. If you are brave enough to go for a July or August wedding, you will likely get some major discounts. If you are planning an indoor wedding, it could be a great opportunity to come in under budget. Here is a little summer inspiration for your holiday weekend! Have fun and be safe! I am actually attending a wedding this weekend in Sedona, and I’ll surely have some pictures on Monday!
How cute is this Watermelon cake?! Perfect for a summer bridal shower!
Summer = Ice Cream. That is all.
Why not carry the theme through with the flowers!
Earlier this week, someone posted a tweet that involved a Shrek wedding complete with green paint and ogre ears. The couple were huge movie buffs and their friends often joked that they looked like the ogre couple, so the went for it, big time. Their guests also dressed up like various fairy tale characters. This isn’t an isolated incident though, themed weddings are pretty popular including themes like Star Wars, Shakespeare, and Halloween. So I ask, are themed weddings fun ways for couples to make their wedding truly unique to their personalities or is it something they may regret 10 years down the road? I am absolutely 100% in favor of couples creating a wedding that reflects their personalities and beliefs, if that includes Shrek, who am I to judge? If you think you will still have the same passion for Star Wars in 10, 15, 20 years and be proud to show pictures of your groomsmen dressed as Chewy, then go for it. I would give some major consideration though as a wedding is a symbol of a major commitment and while I do not think other people’s opinions (your parents or other family members) should affect your wedding planning decisions, be prepared for some back lash as not everyone will have the same love of cartoons as you do. Even in a traditional wedding, everyone isn’t going to agree with your choices and really that is irrelevant. It’s your wedding, your day, enjoy it.
They really do look like Shrek and Fiona, don’t they!?
The mask I can handle, the officiant’s outfit, I’m not so sure.
Good news for me, Kyle would never wear a Speedo-esque outfit in front of others.
May the force be with you.
Yep, It’s real.
Who doesn’t love a wedding with a little adventure built in?
To each his own. If anything, the pictures are very fun to look at!