Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Black & White Photos

I personally love black and white photographs! With the right lighting balance of dark colors against some really light color, they can be timeless and stunning. Shown below are three photos from three different weddings I did all taken by Russ Hurlburt Photograghy

This wedding was the very first one I did when I began my business 5 years. The bride was waiting in her dressing room for the ceremony to begin. The colors in this photos lean a little more towards antique rather than true black and white. I love the lighting!

This one was taken at Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington, also the first year I was in business.

I really like the way the sunlight is shining on this couple from behind. So pretty!

I recommend you ask for a few black and whites from your photographer!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hair Adornment

Fresh or fake? Brides are always asking me for fresh flowers to adorn their hair on wedding day. Naturally, being in the flower business I'd love to sell you flowers, but more importantly, I want you to look your best on your wedding day!
Most brides have their hair styled hours before the ceremony even begins. There are very few flowers that will hold up without water for hours on end, especially in the heat of summer, without wilting. I say why risk it when there are so many other gorgeous, stylish options for you to choose from? Shown below are just a few different styles available. DIY's can fashion something easily themselves with a hair comb and some imagination!

I love fabric and feather combos such as this Isis Chic Satin pouf bloom from Seraphine.

Headbands such as this from Serenity Crystal are a great option for outdoor weddings.

A crystal hair pin as this one from Treasures570 would make a beautiful hair accent.

This birdcage veil available on Etsy from Powder Blue Bijoux is oh so chic!

For those of you who have your heart set on real flowers, orchids such as these dendrobiums are a great option.

Whatever your style, there is something out there just for you!