by: Lauren

I’m so excited to feature this garden wedding by La Dolce Vita Studio today! Jennifer and Bert’s wedding took place in Jacksonville at the Winterbourne Inn. The simplicity and delicate vintage details exude such a beautiful elegance. And as you all might know, I adore lace dresses! I actually fell in love with a dress very similar to this bride’s dress in my search for the perfect dress!

 

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Thank you for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us Melanie and Bradford!

 



by: Lauren

I’ve already been putting the {ELD} Wedding Style Dictionary to the test quite a bit! I definitely found it useful when creating this inspiration board. I met with a bride last week who is having an outdoor wedding on a farm, but she wants it to be more glamourous than country. The colors that she wants to focus on are eggplant and red, which are both two very bold colors. I spent a little while looking through photos, and after a few glances at the Style Dictionary, I came up with Whimsical Glamour. Each color is glamourous on its own, and when paired together, elements of whimsy are bound to occur!

 

Inspiration Board: Whimsical Glamour via TheELD.com

Row 1: Centerpiece, Invitation, Tablescape, Bouquet

Row 2: Tent, Bouquets

Row 3: Bride and Groom Shoes, Vases, Chandelier

 

Red and eggplant are a pretty unexpected combination, but I think it will make for an incredibly fun and gorgeous wedding!

 



by: Lauren

This engagement shoot from Leigh Taylor may be THE coolest engagement session I’ve seen. Leigh actually styled this whole shoot, which is such a fun idea! Themed engagement shoots are the absolute best, and they’re becoming so popular!

 

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I know I would have definitely wanted a styled shoot like this…my engagement photos were pretty blah. Ask your photographer if they would like to do a styled shoot for you, or even if they’ll just help you along with a theme of some sort. That is, if you don’t already have a theme in mind!

 



by: Lauren

This week was kind of a post-laden week, mainly because I had a lot of information that I wanted to share, yet I still wanted to provide all of the inspirational photo gorgeousness that you all expect. And now, I’m not planning on making 2 posts a day a habit, unless you all ask me to! I know personally I’m not much of a fan of several posts a day, because it’s more that I have to catch up on. Which then kind of defeats the purpose of having the Week At A Glance, because I’m trying to make reading {ELD} nice and efficient for you all! :)

 

And so, this week’s posts….

 

Elegant Real Hawaii Wedding by Kricia Morris :: Hawaii?! Yes…Kricia Morris has relocated from Florida to Hawaii, and now we get to drool over the beautiful Hawaiian sunsets!

 

Resource To Love: My Wedding Concierge :: An awesome new wedding blog search engine has launched as part of My Wedding Concierge. SO so amazing! Plus they have a great iPhone app too…

 

Preppy Navy and Yellow Inspiration Board :: This is the first ever preppy inspiration board that I’ve done. I do believe that “preppy” is more evident in patterns used and how things are presented, and not just the colors. So don’t fret! This color combination can be amazing without the “preppy” connotation.

 

Fresh, Eclectic Rhode Island Wedding by Kristin Spencer :: Yes, I am from the South, and had no idea that Rhode Island was this beautiful. I apologize. But seriously…this wedding is pretty awesome!

 

Want Free Photography? :: Joanna Wilson Photography is giving away 2 portrait sessions to couples or families that have the absolute worst photos! Just send in your photo to be entered into the contest! (And live in California or New York, or be willing to travel there)

 

Announcing the {ELD} Wedding Style Dictionary! :: The announcement of a little thing I’ve been working on for a few weeks! A list of words that can be used to describe weddings, complete with their definitions and links to examples (this part is an ongoing work in progress). Oh, and my first video blog. It’s short, not long. You should watch it!

 

New Resource To Love: Nonpareil Magazine :: If you haven’t seen this new online wedding magazine, you MUST! It’s a great new place to turn to for inspiration and DIY wedding projects!

 

A Naturally Beautiful Engagement Session :: Some pretty eye candy engagement goodness to end the week on a great note!

 

So again, sorry for so many posts, but I wanted to get all of the crucial information out ASAP! This was a great week for new and exciting wedding resources! Enjoy everything, and have a great weekend!