You are going to love Katie and Jeff’s vintage-inspired engagement photos – they just scream summer love, don’t they? Perfect for the first day of June! Katie is a professional swing dancer, the couple met at a swing club, and they have a love for all things vintage, so a vintage-inspired love shoot was so perfect for them. And, appropriately, the brothers Wright used their awesome multitude of vintage cameras to capture it all…

Doesn’t everything about this black and white photo look like it came straight out of the forties? I love it!

Say photographers Brian and Brandon Wright: The location for these photos is just down the road from Katie and Jeff’s new place in Pasadena, at Eaton Canyon. It was quite a challenge hiking to the falls, crossing the river over a dozen times, but it was well worth it. There were actually over 100 people watching us shoot, but somehow we managed to have a lot of fun with it and still pull it off. Pretty much everything you see is vintage 1930s, 40s and 50s, from Katie’s swimsuit to Jeff’s bow tie.

See tons more vintage goodness from this love shoot over on the B. Wright Photo blog. Happiest wishes Katie and Jeff!
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This classic July wedding was sent to us from the talented Leah McCormick – love these photos! Napa Valley was not only the place where Byron proposed to MacKenzie, but it also made for a fun destination for the groom’s family, and is close to the bride’s family in California. Says MacKenzie, “We loved celebrating with family and close friends!”

The aisle was decorated with hanging baskets of white hydrangeas. The young flower girl came down the aisle in a special “Wedding Flyer” wagon.

Centerpieces were garlands of magnolia leaves, white roses and green apples.

MacKenzie’s advice for brides is simple: Enjoy the day!

Photography: Leah McCormick

Venue: Meadowood in Napa Valley, California

Coordinator: Lori Wickersham for Meadowood

Bride’s gown: Oscar de la Renta

Groom’s custom suit: J. Michaels Clothiers of Nashville

Bridesmaid dresses: BCBGMaxAzria

Flowers: Friday Flowers

Linen rentals: “Bingo” from La Tavola


See lots more from this beautiful wedding over at Leah McCormick’s blog.

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Can you believe it – this weekend already marks the unofficial start of summer. How has time gone by so quickly? My husby and I will be grilling out with some friends, possibly tossing around a frisbee, and hopefully getting a little sun. Any suggestions for favorite picnic side dishes that I might contribute to the get together? I was thinking maybe some blue cheese cole slaw or a minted fruit salad, but I’d love to hear if you have any favorites you’d recommend.

What are your Memorial Day plans?

via My Parents Were Awesome


Trade in your bridesmaid dress for a little black dress.

Vintage magazines online – why didn’t someone think of this sooner?

I wish the pics were bigger, but these rings look so lovely.


Vintage bling is my favorite kind, via The Bride’s Guide.

Fruity art prints from Sycamore Street Press.

A charming illustrated guide to the perfect pantry, a la Alice Waters.

Classy Jell-O shots, who knew!

Sunny, happy bridal shower invites.

Everyone needs more surprises in their lives.

Some sassy little dresses – which one is your favorite?

Funny puppy.

Such pretty watercolor stationery (especially love the strawberries), via Wedding Chicks.


Have a happy Memorial Day weekend, lovelies!



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Kate and Brett’s Kate Spade-inspired wedding is just too fun! Gold sequins and confetti tie together the bright and colorful palette…

Says Kate: My favorite moment of the day was walking into the courtyard toward Brett and our guests. It was a reminder of what the day was about. I was just so happy – happy to see Brett and all of the people who have been there for us.

Invitations were chosen by the groom from Minted, and the rest of the printed items were designed and printed by the bride. In lieu of a guest book, the couple asked their friends and family to write on little cards with prompts: Advice for the newlyweds…, Favorite moment with the bride and groom…, and Where do you see us in 25 years…


Photography: Diana Elizabeth

Venue: Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona

Bride’s dress: J.Crew

Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade

Gold sequined clutch: Kate Spade

Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein

Stationery: Minted

Flowers: Butterfly Petals

Cake: La Dolce Pesca


Best wishes Kate and Brett! And thank you to Diana Elizabeth for sharing these fun photos with us.


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