grace & stella beauty products: keep or give?

Grace & Stella Dead Sea Mud Mask

Before you delve into these product reviews from Grace & Stella be sure to check out last week’s reviews here! Grace & Stella sent me their Dead Sea Mud Mask and their (business launching – I’ll explain in a moment!) Dr. Pedicure Foot Exfoliating Mask, which were two very new types of products for me, so let’s get to how it all went! DEAD SEA MUD MASK: I’ve literally never used a mud mask before. I know this sounds like a travesty but I just haven’t so … [Continue reading]

snowy mountain wedding portraits with couple’s dogs

Snowy mountaintop winter wedding portraits with the couple's dogs in Austria | Maria Luise Bauer Photography

Today’s editorial shoot from Maria Luise Bauer Photography is a really incredible one. Not only are the views from atop a snowy mountain in Austria stunners, but the couple’s dogs showed up for the fun as well. Read below for the darling story behind it all! From Maria Luise Bauer Photography – “Real couple Verena and Christian each have a dog and though they aren’t quite ready to get married yet, Verena dog Angel (the husky) is 15 years old and Verena … [Continue reading]

lake geneva portrait session

Lake Geneva Wedding

Russian native and Luxemborg resident photographer Nadia Vaisse has a mission to bring fine art photographer to her tiny adoptive nation and she sure is starting off well with this beautiful portrait session shot in the Lake Geneva region! Lake Geneva borders both France and Switzerland and its shores are home to gorgeous forests filled with Alpine greens and quaint towns, both of which you’ll see throughout these elegant images. Between the … [Continue reading]

enchanting winter styled shoot

Snowy Christmas Wedding Ideas

From Alexandra Del Bollo Photography – “This collaborative winter styled shoot was a result of the talent and dedication of an extraordinary team of creatives! Our goal was to design a casual yet elegant outdoor winter wedding. We accomplished this using a colour palette that included gold, burgundy, white and hunter green. A dense area of tall evergreens in an expansive Ontario Provincial park surrounded our vintage-inspired decor and aided in creating the … [Continue reading]

grace & stella: give (yourself + others) the gift of beauty

Grace & Stella Bathbombs

‘Me-Time’ pampering and holiday shopping just got a little bit easier with skincare and beauty products from Grace & Stella. Beauty. I was lucky enough to try out a few of their products and gave myself a little ‘at home spa’ experience that I’ll admit, I was in dire need of! With dry heels and a face that hasn’t seen anything other than my daily face wash scrub in quite some time I eagerly tested out a few products offered by Grace & Stella: Bath … [Continue reading]

gastropub rehearsal dinner

Gastropub Rehearsal Dinner

Foodie culture is on the rise – and with good reason too! Who doesn’t love sharing a fabulous meal and drinks out with their closest friends and family?! Today’s editorial shows a rehearsal dinner concept at Savor, a Dallas Gastropub shot by Emily Katharine during Amanda Watson Workshops. Modern design, elegant touches, and of course food, wine, and revelry are the perfect ingredients for a memorable rehearsal dinner! From the photographer, Emily … [Continue reading]

artisan craftsmanship: groom + groomsmen gifts

Unique gifts for Grooms and Groomsmen

Grooms and groomsmen are notoriously hard to shop for. It's all trendy right now to buy them beard grooming kits or fancy beer accessories... but it's your wedding! Get them something that they'll truly treasure! These guys are important (after all, you handpicked them to stand next to you and your partner on one of the most important days of your life!) and they deserve a keepsake as unique as they are... and that's where William Henry comes in. Bolt Belize … [Continue reading]

winter farm wedding in texas

Texas Winter Farm Wedding

From Katelyn Rosebrock of The Rosebrock Ranch – “This inspiration shoot has it all. A beautiful couple, a gorgeous setting under a huge oak tree, tufted burgundy velvet lounge area, lush floral, romantic calligraphy, vintage lampshades, and a donkey Oh MY! We included a macrame ceremony backdrop along with an eclectic, vintage table setting set for two. The cakes represent the color palette and are full of character and texture. There is just something romantic … [Continue reading]

eastern shore coastal wedding inspiration

Maryland Eastern Shore Wedding

From Cate Thorin of Ivy and Honor – “Our shoot was inspired by the work of Annapolis-based artist Kim Hovell to inspire the bride who loves the shore.  As a lifelong Maryland native, Kim's strong connection to the Chesapeake Bay and her love of the eastern shore lifestyle provide the foundation for her artwork!” From Cate Thorin of Ivy and Honor – “Kim Hovell is primarily known for her oyster paintings and we were inspired to create an editorial around … [Continue reading]

beautiful barn wedding

Beautiful Barn Wedding

Ashlene & Matt’s wedding is nothing short of a stunner with beautifully crafted details in and around Avon Century Barn in Rochester, New York. Luckily for us Alexandra Elise Photography (as an associate for Tammy Swales Studio) was there to capture it all beautifully! From the bride, Ashlene – “There are so many things people warn you about leading up to your wedding day: ‘enjoy the day it goes by too fast,’ ‘it’ll be over before you know it,’ … [Continue reading]

havana, cuba WORKSHOP

Havana, Cuba Workshop | Wedding Styling, Film, and Digital Photography

CUBA WORKSHOP! If you’ve been itching to get over to Havana for some photography opportunities this is your chance. These pros have been there and done that. They’ve got you covered so you can have a worry and stress-free experience allowing you to focus on soaking up the culture, history, and beauty of Cuba and of course, photographing beautifully styled wedding vignettes and editorials! DATES: FEBRUARY 1-4 2017 INVESTMENT: $ 3500 per person double … [Continue reading]

black dress + golden field engagement

Sweetheart table in an open field | Natalya Obukhova

From Natalya Obukhova – “Some of my brides prefer to wear black, not necessarily for their wedding but for romantic shoots like engagement session or bridals. A black dress looks truly stunning in a golden field and that’s where I got the inspiration for this engagement editorial from; to showcase how beautiful a black dress can be!” “We decided to add a few details to the shoot like glass, flowers, and a wooden bow tie for Sergey. As Olga and I … [Continue reading]

fall harvest wedding

Harvest feast wedding | Tara Bielecki Photography

From Tara Bielecki Photography – “This styled shoot was inspired by early Britain harvest festival customs and traditions. Until the 20th century most farmers celebrated the end of the harvest with a big meal called the harvest supper, to which all who had helped in the harvest were invited. We love how this idea marries with the sentiment of celebrating with those who have supported you to cultivate your wedding day!” From Tara Bielecki Photography … [Continue reading]

gilmore girls wedding

Gilmore Girl's Luke's | Ashley Gerrity Photography

From Tonia of Aribella Events – “There's a piece of me that wanted to be a Rory, wide-eyed with wonder at all the world has to offer, working hard (sometimes to her own detriment) to accomplish her dreams. But anyone in my world will tell you, I'm more like a Lorelai. With brilliant writing and a quick and witty script, countless fans have found their place in Stars Hollow. Maybe it's just me, identifying with another single-working-mom-business-owner (in … [Continue reading]

rural church wedding with a butterscotch + rose color palette

Rural restored church wedding

From GingerSnap Photography – “The jumping point for this beautiful styled wedding in a restored rural church was a large vintage stained glass window. The reclaimed window has rose and butterscotch coloured glass and from there a colour palette was built with charming vintage details, stunning florals, plush vintage sofas and chairs for seating and a romantic and classic look for the Bride and Groom. The models are a real life couple and the chemistry was … [Continue reading]

edgy savannah elopement

Restaurant wedding reception | Meghan Newsom Photography

From Ivory & Beau – “Savannah, Georgia is usually thought of being a sweet, romantic city. And it is! But Savannah has an edge, and we wanted to showcase it with our most recent shoot. We wanted to focus on an elopement, something intimate and meaningful. We chose Local 11 Ten Restaurant, which provided a unique setting for the ceremony and reception. The rooftop patio was perfect for the ceremony, surrounded by oak trees and moss, giving you the "Savannah" … [Continue reading]