Santa Cruz Boho Beach Engagement Photos

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They met at their church’s college group and it was only three months later that Colleen knew that Dave was “the one.” For Dave, it was two years later–when he realized that he wanted to spend “forever” with this cheerful brunette who could light up a room! Shot by Laura Hernandez Photography, their love story continues…

Here they are at Santa Cruz Beach for a charming engagement session that’s off the beaten path. Enjoy!

Santa Cruz engagement photo

Santa Cruz engagement session

Santa Cruz engagement photo

Playing guitar in Santa Cruz engagement session

Santa Cruz beach engagement session

Santa Cruz engagement session

Have a rustic style?
These rustic Save the Dates will have you pining for nature!

Credits
Photographer:  Laura Hernandez Photography

 

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Color Monday: Vintage Florals

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

hey friends–you still have today & tomorrow to get 25% off your wedding stationery. Code: WE28TK

 

Are you a fan of vintage florals? A little girly and very romantic, the vintage floral trend is as strong as ever. And we see this charming trend continue to bloom in weddings. The soft and muted floral patterns offer a sense of nostalgia that make them absolutely perfect for a classic wedding style. Want to put a retro spin on your classic wedding? Consider planting vintage florals throughout your attire, decor and stationery! Elegant yet sweetly familiar, we are so smitten with this trend. You could even start a new conversation by combining vintage florals with another hot trend like bold typography, the color gold, and/or a countryside boho look.

Shown in this inspiration is the RSVP Postcard from the design suite entitled Romantic Rose–a suite that embodies this soft, romantic wedding trend.

Classic wedding style with vintage florals

Suite Details …
Personalized in a palette of winter white, gold, peach and tan–see an enlarged image of the featured RSVP Postcard from the Romantic Rose design suite.

Pin the palette …

Floral wedding color palette

 

Photo Credits
For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

Couple via Emma Case Photography
Bunting by Amy Boston Photograpy {via Coco Sailore}
Bangles by Delezhen
Bridesmaids by Tanja Lippert {via Southern Weddings}
Bow Tie by Lewes Bow Ties by Dina Malkova

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Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Decor + Wedding Stationery

The fans are hungry and ready for their next helping! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the highly anticipated sequel to 2011′s The Hunger Games, premieres today nationwide. In celebration of its release, today’s blog post features three fun ways to weave this dystopian story into your wedding stationery, fashion, and decor. Feast your eyes on the loveliness below.

Bow & Arrows
Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the book and film series, is a skilled archeress whose bow-hunting skills come into play quite often throughout the series. Since bow and arrows also hint at love–and Cupid’s arrow—this theme would be a lovely addition to your wedding day.

There’s so many fun ways to aim at this theme:

  • Arrows “shooting” into your wedding cake
  • Inscriptions on your wedding bands
  • Bow and arrows hung from the ceiling or as table displays

To keep the look light and romantic, you could try a softer color scheme with gilded touches, as illustrated on the inspiration board below. Our Love Arrows stationery suite offers an airy palette that complements this theme very well.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Bows & Arrows

Photo Credits: Bow & Arrow by Natalie Spencer Photography via RuffledSave the Date by MagnetStreetCake by Justin Marantz via Hostess with the MostessBouquet by Natalie Barrett Photography via Bows and ArrowsRing via Etsy 

 

Enchanted Forest
The annual Hunger Games takes place inside a giant arena—a sprawling landscape filled with dense forests, rolling meadows, grassy fields and rushing streams. This woodland panorama lends itself nicely to a rustic, outdoorsy wedding theme.

There’s a bounty of beauty and nature to explore for this theme:

  • Owl/bird feather boutonnieres
  • Twigs, berries, and pine needles
  • Botanical, organic hairpieces
  • Rustic wedding cake or dessert

You could even kick-off your woodsy wedding theme with a tree-laden Save the Date, such as the one pictured below, or another nature-inspired Save the Date design.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Forest Theme

Photo Credits: Save the Date by MagnetStreetTablescape by Ashley Photographer via Green Wedding ShoesHeadpiece from Etsy, photo by Caroline TranCake by Courtney Clarke via Wedding ChicksFeather boutonnieres by Stacy Jacobsen via Green Wedding Shoes

 

Fiery Fashion
If you saw the first film, then you’ll probably remember one of the more striking scenes: Katniss and Peeta, riding into the arena on a chariot, their outfits bursting in flames (literally).  Fire remains a strong theme throughout the series, as evidenced in the name of the sequel, Catching Fire.

Why not heat up your wedding day with some fiery fashion and decor? A simmering palette of reds, oranges, and yellows can ignite this theme, as shown on the inspiration board below. From ombre patterning to roast-your-own s’mores (how fun is that?), there’s a lot of fun ways to turn the heat up on this theme.

Our stationery suite Whispering Feathers stationery suite takes on a fiery twist when personalized in warm red/orange hues, as pictured below.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Catching Fire

Photo Credits: Cake via Maggie Austin CakeWedding Invitation by MagnetStreetS’mores by Jessica Bennett Photography via Grey Likes WeddingsRattan lights via Etsy

 

What do you think of these ideas? Are you planning your own Hunger Games wedding theme? We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

 

Happy Friday,

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

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State Park Winter Engagement Session

Categories Real Weddings

Going from gold crystals to ice crystals … tis the season for winter wedding and engagement ideas. And Heather and Matt’s cool winter engagement session in Tuscarora State Park in Pennsylvania involves all the right ingredients for a great photo session: a cozy cabin, hot chocolate, snowballs and sunshine. Captured by Carden’s Photography & Film, be inspired by the serene backdrops of an outdoorsy session in a beautiful state park.

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Cardens Photography and Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Thanks Heather and Matt!

More State Park Inspiration For You:

Check out Jessica and Darian’s e-sesh in New Jersey’s Allaire State Park. There is also Amy and John’s gorgeous Bay Area sesh in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And finally, Jill and Chris had a fun e-sesh in Maryland’s Patapsco State Park.

 

Photo Credit

Photographer:  Carden’s Photography & Film
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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