Happy Wedding Wednesday!
What do you get when you combine a romantic Bride & Groom, adventurous spirits & the gorgeous desert? A day of awe-inspiring love & natural beauty. Take us away, Gordon Robinson Photography:
Here to tell us about this special wedding day is the lovely Bride, Jessica:
"When my now-husband & I were deciding on our wedding ceremony, we knew exactly what we wanted; a sentimental, memorable day that involved adventure! We have so many wonderful friends & family, but we wanted the ceremony to be intimate so we chose to elope, telling only our closest friends. We decided on the beautiful & remote desert of Utah, where we have been backpacking each October for the past four years. It is a special place to us & now it will be forever in our hearts- each & every year that we go back! The experience was beyond perfect. It was romantic, sincere, adventurous &, above all, fun! I would not have done it any other way."
My Favorite Moment: The Bride & Groom went hiking the day before their wedding & picked the ceremony spot!
My Favorite Detail: I'm torn between the Bride's sweet halo & tough boots!
Congratulations, Jessica & Bobby!
Photography: Gordon Robinson Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Tomorrow's fabulous elopement features a stunning location provided by none other than Mother Nature. I really want to give Mother Nature a big thumbs up for creating beauty far better than anything manmade. This post is dedicated to Mother Nature & her gorgeous creations.
Oh so pretty! I'm a little embarassed to admit other than a little snow, Mother Nature wasn't involved much in my wedding. Will or did you include Mother Nature in your wedding day?
Update: I wrote my posts in advance this week & now I sit here with a heavy heart as I think of Mother Nature. She is capable of so much beauty, as well as so much destruction like in Oklahoma. My heart, thoughts & prayers are with the good people of Oklahoma. May peace, comfort & hope be theirs.
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Happy Friday! Do you have any fun weekend plans? My hubs & I are attending a 10th wedding anniversary party which just sounds like so much fun. Before I get my party on, here is a sneak peek at next Wedding Wednesday:
Oh, you guys. I can barely contain my excitement over this incredible elopement! I don't want to give too much away so I'm going to let this single image do all the talking. Trust me when I say you must come back next Wedding Wednesday to enjoy this indie elopement!!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Photography: / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Today, prepare to step back in time for an unique, offbeat elopement that completely captured my heart. Here to take us on the journey back in time is Paul Retherford Wedding Photography:
The ever adorable Sally & Jim are big fans of the movie, Somewhere in Time, a romantic time travel fantasy starring Christopher Reeve & Jane Seymour. So much so that when the California couple decided to elope, they chose to elope at the 30th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time at the
Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, where it was filmed.
Inspired by the film's unforgettable time travel story, Sally & Jim traveled back in time for their elopement. The Bride donned an elaborate blush ball gown, accented with ivory satin gloves and a lace parasol. Not to be outdone by his Bride, the Groom wore a top hat & white gloves, accented with an old-fashioned pocket watch. It looked like they were time travelers! The Bride & Groom invited six fellow movie buffs they'd just met to be their witnesses. In front of those witnesses & countless onlookers, the Bride & Groom got married in a simple, sweet ceremony on the front porch of the Grand Hotel. After becoming husband & wife, they toured several important Somewhere in Time movie locations, including the Somewhere in Time gazebo. Their wedding was complete with a romantic horse & carriage ride on Mackinac Island where cars are prohibited. It's like a fairy tale come true!
Congratulations, Sally & Jim!
Photography: Paul Retherford Wedding Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Elopement Venue: Grand Hotel / Floral Designer: Margaret's Garden / Transportation: Gough Carriages
My wedding program was four pages, including order of ceremony, description of Filipino traditions, who's who of wedding party and thank you notes. Yes, it was pretty much a short novel! As a past very detailed Bride, I couldn't help but laugh when I spotted this extremely short & clever wedding program pinned by A Practical Wedding. It's appropriately titled "Why complicate things?"
Yes, indeed. Why?
Photo Credit: via The Meta Picture
Happy Friday! Whatever you do this weekend, don't forget to call your Mom!! Before we meet again next week, here is a sneak peek at next Wedding Wednesday:
Every once in awhile I see a wedding that is like absolutely no other wedding I have ever seen before. It's rare but it happened again with this charming elopement. We've got a handsome Groom sporting a top hat, white gloves & old-fashioned pocket watch. Also, we have a beautiful Bride wearing a blush ballgown & carrying a lace parasol. It's so unique that you won't want to miss a single detail- join me next Wedding Wednesday!
To all the Moms, expectant Moms & hopeful Moms, Happy Mother's Day!
Photography: Paul Retherford Wedding Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights