Photography Challenge: Shadowed (Quicksand Roses)

Shadows are a fun tool to use in photographing roses. They help add depth to the layers of petals and mood to the photos themselves.

These are Quicksand roses. When the buds are closed, they appear beige with a light greenish tint on the tips of the outer petals. When the buds open, the roses are shaded from almost-white at the outer edges to a beigish-mauve in the center. They are large, many-petalled roses – and unlike many florists roses, are fragrant when they open. So they are really a pleasure.

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For more on the Shadowed Photography Challenge:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/shadowed

Have a great day and … don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

A Warm Winter Wedding

Congratulations to Alex & Emmalie! Thank you for letting us be a special part of your wedding day!

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The sunny bouquet …

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The rich chocolate cake …

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Pretty details …

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The fireplace, decorated for the wedding … the Christmas Tree in the background.

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Wishing, Alex and Emmalie tremendous happiness … and wishing everyone a joyous holiday season!

Details from a Perfect Autumn Wedding

We had another lovely wedding at The Morning Star over the weekend. The beautiful bride wore a vintage-inspired tea length, beaded ivory gown, with pale make-up,  red lipstick, and her long dark hair in a side updo. The groom looked dapper in a deep blue suit with a tan tweed cap. The weather was amazing, sunny and mild. When the official photographer sends me photos, I will post them. In the meantime here is  a sample of the photos that I took

Bridal Bouquet …

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Garden Venue …

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The Wedding Cake …

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Before Dinner …

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Wishing the very best to Kristine and Anthony! Thank you for having your wedding at The Morning Star!

A Beautiful Summer Wedding

We had a beautiful wedding at The Morning Star yesterday. The couple was just a joy to work with. Wishing you a world of happiness, Labrina & Brandon! We are hoping that the official photographer sends us some photos, but in the meantime, here are a few that I took after the wedding.

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Have a wonderful day!

 

The TOP Wedding Trend-By Far | Events by L | Chicagoland’s Premier Wedding and Event Planning Experts

Laurie:

We love this trend and have noticed it too!

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Mr & Mrs wedding signs

It seems that anytime we meet new people in the wedding event industry, or just in general, once they discover that we are Wedding and Event planners by trade they always like to ask about the current trends.

There are so many different trends out there that it is really hard to specify just one.  However, in doing some thinking there is one trend that we see in almost every single wedding: signs, signs, and more signs.

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We are not going to lie, we absolutely love this trend and are quite sign obsessed ourselves.  We always have an extra sign or ten on hand at every event we plan in case there just aren’t enough.

Truth be told, nine times out of ten we actually do need more signage.  It is human nature to wait to take action until we are told and something that we are taught very early…

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A Prairie Wedding

Here are a few great photos from LaBrisa Photography of a prairie wedding for which I performed the ceremony a few weeks ago. Thank you to Sarah and Ben for letting me be a part of their wedding day! It is such and honor and a joy to be the celebrant for a lovely couple’s wedding. And thank you to LaBrisa for letting me share their photography.
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The wedding took place on a beautiful, sunny summer afternoon at Prairiewood Retreat.

Best wishes to the happy couple!

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Have a lovely day!