by: Lauren

It’s a gloomy, rainy day here in Florida, and so I wanted to post wedding that took place in beautiful, sunny Florida! An {ELD} sponsor, Carrie of Studio Blu Images, sent over this wedding, and I just love the simplicity of the colors. The bridesmaids dresses are absolutely adorable too! And keep an eye out for orange fruits…how many can you find? ;)

 

Real Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.com
Real Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.comReal Florida Wedding via TheELD.com

 

Thanks so much for sharing this wedding with us Carrie! A beautiful Florida days always makes for a beautifully perfect wedding!

 



by: Lauren

I’ve been having some Etsy withdrawals lately, so I thought I would share some finds that I’ve come across in my Etsy endeavors…

 

{Friday Finds} Etsy Love! via TheELD.com
LiveInStyle

 

{Friday Finds} Etsy Love! via TheELD.com
Untamed Petals

 

{Friday Finds} Etsy Love! via TheELD.com
BeSomethingNew

 

{Friday Finds} Etsy Love! via TheELD.com
MeganHamilton

 

Wow how amazing is all of this?! And, it’s only the result of about 15 minutes of reacquainting myself with Etsy! It’s such an awesome place to find amazing and unique things. If you have a favorite Etsy shop, please feel free to share it in the comments! I’m always looking for a great Etsy find!

 



by: Lauren

Let’s face it- just because you’re a “bride”, it doesn’t mean that you should act a certain way on your wedding day. All brides are different. Because <gasp> they’re people, and people have different personalities. But no matter who or what or where, I’m pretty sure that most brides want to enjoy their wedding day, right?

{Thursday Tips} Enjoying Your Wedding Day via TheELD.com

You’ve been planning this day for months, constantly immersed in the details, and having nightmares dreams about what will go on during your wedding day. You can’t help but worry/think about that one goofy groomsman or if guests’ favors will be put in the correct place. And so, a few tips for you to help you enjoy your wedding day…

– Have a day-of coordinator. I know, I’m a broken record about it, but it’s totally the truth. Keep in mind that a day-of coordinator (aka DOC) doesn’t just walk in on the day-of your wedding. A DOC will work with you weeks prior to your wedding to make sure all of the details are taken care of. You won’t have to worry about how things are going to get done while you’re busy getting beautified on the day of your wedding. And you will have time to soak up your wedding day in all of it’s lovey/joyful/amazing glory.

– Have a general timeline. You don’t have to stick to the timeline exactly, but it’s always good to have the order of events in mind. If you have a DOC, she will handle the timeline for you and make sure you’re not running behind or dilly dallying too much. If you don’t have a DOC, know what time you have to be ready, and then plan to be ready before that time. We all know that the worst feeling is being rushed, and that feeling can be even worse on your wedding day.

– Don’t forget to spend some time with your new husband! A first look is the best way to do this, plus it greatly eases any issues with available photo time. If you don’t do a first look, definitely make sure to sneak away for photos with just the two of you!

– Family photo organization. Let family members know that they will be wanted for photos after the ceremony so they don’t wander off.

– And the ultimate wedding day tip: no matter what happens, remember that at the end of the day you will be married!

 

If you have a tip to add, please share it in the comments! I hope everyone is able to enjoy their wedding day even more now!

 



by: Lauren

I recently discovered the work of Kallima Photography, and I knew I HAD to share this eclectic garden wedding with {ELD} readers!  It looks like Angie and Shawn’s bridal party were a blast, and the details are pretty awesome! Plus, Kallima Photography’s photojournalistic style makes you feel like you’re actually there at the wedding. I love it!

 

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.comAn Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com
An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.comAn Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

And now for the boys…seriously, they have getting ready for a wedding SO much easier!

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com
An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com
An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

 

Proof of why a First Look is amazing…

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

 

Yet another reason First Looks are great- plenty of time for awesome photos with your bridal party…

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

 

Completely awesome details…

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

An Eclectic Purple Garden Wedding via TheELD.com

 

I just love it when photographs tell the whole story of a wedding. You can see more photos at Kallima Photography’s blog post of this wedding as well. Thanks for sharing this wedding with us Rebekah and Ben!