Smilebooth - Erica and Chet

I'm a big fan of the smilebooth!

Here are some shots from Erica and Chet's wedding at the King Plow Arts Center at the end of October. Erica was such a sweet, sweet bride. Photography by Our Labor of Love and hopefully real wedding photos coming soon!


Lindsay and Ben - more!

Reception held at the Trolley Barn.

A creative guest.

Lindsay handmade all the wedding favors.

Photo booth - ha ha.

Her gown was a stunning Vera Wang.

Rosemary: Friendship, fidelity and remembrance. Their signature drink. Rosemary was also utilized in the all the bouquets and centerpieces.

Wrought iron lanterns for the patio tables.
Vases were wrapped in burlap and moss ribbon. Bells of ireland, rosemary, kangaroo paw, astilbe, nerines, snapdragons, dahlias, and poppies for centerpieces.

Whimiscal candle trees were wrapped in tree fern, sprinkled with blooms and nestled in a bed of sheet moss and more candelight.

Patio centerpieces were sword fern, montbretia, snapdragons, sweet pea, kangaroo paw, ranunculus and bells of ireland.

Carolina jessamine vine - wrapped lanterns.

Lindsay made the floating candle vases for some of the outside patio tables.

And this is my favorite photo of the day - Lindsay's mom surprised her with a butterfly release when she and Ben arrived at the reception. Here's a real live detail enjoying herself on the rim of the signature drink. You can see the blurred image of Lindsay and Ben in the background.
What a cool photo. (All photography courtesy of Christine Gallager.)


Lindsay and Ben - More!

Lindsay has a keen eye for detail. She's a jewelry designer and her creative flair was evident throughout the day in both big and small ways.

She handmade all the hairpieces for her bridesmaids.

Flower girl halo and moss-edged basket provided by bloom. I tried my hand at the fabric flowers and attached one to the copper-colored heart-shaped basket.

A close-up of the bridal bouquet. Lindsay was quite happy with it!

Such a beautiful couple - Ben looks a little like Dave Matthews, no?

The vows.

The reception was held at the Inman Park Trolley Barn and, of course, the wedding party was transported via trolley!

There will be more...check back!


Lindsay and Ben - Decatur United Methodist Chapel - Part One

The Decatur United Methodist Chapel was the obvious choice for Lindsay because she had grown up down the street. In fact, her parents still live close by and Lindsay has a house around the corner. It is a sweet little chapel with a top notch wedding director!

The handrails leading up to the chapel were lightly decorated with tree fern, colorful flower sprigs and butterflies. As you will see, butterflies were a very important part of the day!

Lindsay is so completely photogenic it is hard to choose the best photos to post since they are all so good. And that is due also to the incredible talent of photographer Christine Gallagher.

This is undoubtedly my favorite bridal bouquet of late. A vibrant mixture of astilbe, kangaroo paw, freesia, nerines, sweet pea, rosemary, snapdragons, and poppies. And, of course, a tiny turquoise butterfly.
Bridesmaids bouquets were a stunning mixture of rosemary, nerines, poppies, sweet pea, snapdragons, and freesia wrapped with a beautiful brown faux bois ribbon that Lindsay had special ordered from Paris.

(The above shot is currently the wallpaper on my laptop...!)

Ben's boutonniere was a pink nerine with hypericum berries, fiddlehead fern and sword fern wrapped with bark wire.

And that is just the beginning...check back soon for part two!


Halloween Wedding!

The wedding of Christine and Phil was so much fun! They were married on Halloween at The Solarium in Oakhurst. There were so many cool things about the wedding, I don't know where to begin. And, of course, these photos are my own for the sneak peek. I can't wait to see the professional shots!

All kinds of flowers were used to top the jack-o-lantern centerpieces. The pumpkins were carved by all their friends at the rehearsal dinner. Pincushion protea, seeded eucalyptus, sea thistle, kangaroo paw, spray roses, dahlias, waxflower, hocus pocus roses, scabiosa and celosia were some of the flowers used.

And I tucked in tiny skulls to add a bit of sinister-ness!

Phil's boutonniere was a schwartzwalder calla - a purple so deep it is almost black.

The mom's corsages were black magic roses.

The bridal bouquet wouldn't have been complete without a spider...

Sea thistle - one of my favorite flowers to use.

Bridesmaids held chocolate dahlias, sea thistle, wax flower and schwartzwalder callas wrapped in platinum ribbon.

Now, Christine and Phil were married in the traditional gown and tuxedo, but after the ceremony they transformed into Morticia and Gomez! Their guests attended in costume and I saw a 70's basketball player complete with knee-high socks and short shorts, a tennis player, a renaissance couple, some hawaiian tourists with zinc on their noses, and some guy in the traditional "bear/gorilla" suit. It was hilarious!
They had a dj spinning vinyl, a giant cardboard tree with spanish moss and pinatas for later in the evening. The guest's favors were tiny ghost pinatas which lined the windowsills. It seemed like every detail was turned on end - I even think the guest book was a coloring book to be signed with crayons!
Certainly, not your typical wedding. Happy Halloween!