rustic elegance: beauty from the anthomanic workshop

Someday I want to attend a flower workshop just to bask in all the beauty. Until then I have to be satisfied by admiring them from afar. Rachel May recently attended and photographed a floral workshop put together by Amanda of Anthomanic. Get your pinning finger ready because today’s workshop shoot from Rachel is overflowing […]

vintage travel-inspired wedding

After yesterday’s wanderlust engagement session nothing could be more fitting than a gorgeous, old-world travel themed wedding inspiration shoot! Sarah Goodwin Photography captures the jet-set lifestyle perfectly along with classic, glamorous wedding style. From Sarah Goodwin Photography – “The theme for this inspiration shoot arose out of a love for travel – specifically the luxurious, […]

disney’s maleficent-inspired wedding

I don’t know about you but I’m super excited to see Disney’s new live action feature Maleficent! Today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Palette of Petals and Bit of Ivory Photography takes this eerily beautiful story and transforms it into a hauntingly gorgeous wedding. Weird has never looked so good! From Chelsea at Bit of Ivory […]

the loving type: a wedding inspired by love letters

A love letter is often a key ingredient in the grandest of grand romances and today’s stunning wedding inspiration shoot by Nikki Santerre Photography is based on exactly that. Passion, romance, a rich & luxurious color palette, calligraphy and of course plenty of bookish details – it really doesn’t get more amorous than this! From Amanda Burnette […]

dreamy abandoned mansion inspiration shoot

In my other life I want to be a florist so I can learn how to create complete magic like today’s botanical inspired shoot from Anne Robert Photography. With some of the most incredibly romantic floral design ever from Holly Chapple & gorgeous vintage details from Something Vintage Rentals – this shoot isn’t just an […]

stylized bridal portraits with a pink dress and matching cake

Today’s darling and sweet bridal session inspiration shoot from Jessica Maida Photography just couldn’t be more perfect for this week’s Valentine’s Day Extravaganza! The way the cake detailing mimics the pink wedding dress is genius and the snowy ground and adoring groom all add a sense of cozy romance to this amazing inspiration shoot. From Jessica […]

adorably vintage bridal portraits

It’s always cute when a bride incorporates her wedding theme into her bridal portrait session and bride-to-be Megan (you might know her from her fabulous blog – Freckled Italian) did just that in this darling shoot from V.A. Photography. From Ashley of V.A. Photography – “Megan’s wedding theme is vintage so we wanted to hint […]

how to plan an inspiration shoot

Just in time and right on the heels of last week’s styled shoot contest announcement, Chelsea LaVere is here to explain exactly how to put together an inspiration shoot. She wears many hats as a photographer (Bit of Ivory Photography), blogger (Tidewater and Tulle), and styled shoot coordinator (Orchestrated Stylized Shoots) so I can’t think […]

s’mores, cider, and campfire elopement shoot

Young couples don’t always have tons of money for grandiose weddings, but that doesn’t mean that their elopement can’t be fairytale-like and beautiful. This gorgeous autumn elopement wedding inspiration shoot photographed on medium format film from Michael and Carina Photography shows how. It features apples, cider, a wheat-accented boutonnière, and s’mores in rural Virginia and […]

classic and modern hampton roads wedding

Today’s gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot from Amanda Hedgepeth Photography combines a classic wedding style with modern touches. This shoot is brimming with amazing details to be on the lookout for: the feathered bodice on the bridal gown, gold flakes on the chocolate, color-blocked treats, golden acorns on the table, and the beautiful bronze vases and […]

cardinal themed wedding inspiration

One of the wonderful things about belonging to a community of wedding bloggers is that you can collaborate and bring the very best to just the right brides. Each blog has its own special niche and its own awesome tribe. This cardinals and oatmeal themed wedding inspiration shoot from Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography […]

rustic bridal portraits

I’ve always believed that setting up a little inspiration shoot for your bridal portraits is an excellent idea! It’s so much more fun this way and allows you to have some creative play. When choosing what sort of theme you want to go with for your bridal portraits you don’t necessarily have to style it […]

lavender wedding inspiration

Ladies, you are going to love this lavender inspiration shoot from Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography! It’s a little English garden mixed with a little American rustic, and it’s all oh-so-perfect. From Chelsea: “Since going to England I have been utterly obsessed with lavender, especially after trying to get myself to a real English […]

lemons and sunflowers

This lemon and sunflower shoot from the lovely Nikki Santerre Photography is a special one indeed. Due to a series of unfortunate events Charlie and Ashley were unable to get the portraits they wanted at their wedding. It’s really sad, but let’s face it – sometimes this happens! But one fabulous and fun way to […]

rustic chic bridals

This styled bridal portrait session from Laura Gordon is absolutely fantastic. The film photography + natural lighting and stunning floral crown and bouquet from Anthomanic are breathtaking. Plus, I love it when people come together to help each other out and that’s exactly what happened with this shoot. Laura had a vision, her photographer friend […]

fall floral inspiration

What a treat from Laura Gordon Photography today! This fabulous fall floral inspiration shoot was shot for and styled by The Picked Petal, a  sparkling new floral design company in Virginia, and wow oh wow – these gorgeous blooms and amazing fall wedding styles are going to knock your socks off! Isn’t this shoot fantastic? I […]