Gorgeous coastline inspiration shoot on Grey Likes Weddings

Oct 29, 2010

When J&I lived along the Mississippi Sound, I always thought the calm coastline would be a beautiful spot for an intimate afternoon reception or a sweetly formal soiree of any kind. This gorgeously-executed inspiration shoot in Kittery, Maine, featured on Grey Likes Weddings {entitled The Mermaid and the Sea Captain} turns my vision to life! I'm in loooove!


Click here to see more of the shoot {plus proper credits} and here to see an amazing video of the shoot. :o)

ps. Hope you all have a happy Halloween!!! See you back here on Monday. :o)

Enviable 1920s styles from Boardwalk Empire

Oct 28, 2010

I've heard lots of buzz about HBOs new series Boardwalk Empire and based on these promo shots alone, I can tell I'll be hooked. Can't wait to soak up all the 1920s-inspired costumes and sets ... I'm thinking it might visually serve as a glitzed-up, frillier version of Mad Men ... Thoughts? Anyone seen it?

And p.s. Wouldn't these photos be so darling for a bride + bridesmaids photoshoot? ;o) YES!

Wednesday Nesting: Julie + Dan's anniversary shoot in Portland

Oct 27, 2010

With Monday having been my own two-year wedding anniversary, I thought it would be fun to share an anniversary shoot with you this week! And this relaxed session at a quaint cafe in Portland, Ore., comes across as perfectly uncontrived adorableness ... I can't help but imagine the same concept implemented at a Parisian streetside bistro ... Perhaps in the spring J&I should test out the theory ... seeing as we're just a short train ride away from the City of Light. ;o)

Enjoy the photos and scroll down for a little backstory and details on the shoot ...


... I've never been to Portland but these photos are so inviting they're making me want to pack my bags, grab a loved classic title and snuggle up with a photo-ready cup of coffee in this sweet little Caffe Autogrill, just like Julie and Dan. :o)

Here's a little from Portland-based photographer Sara Gray about the sweet shoot:
I wanted to send over an anniversary shoot I just wrapped up -- we styled it using a cute cafe, some pretty coffee drinks and a fun international-inspired print by Made by Girl -- I was inspired by the idea of a romantic morning over coffee at a neighborhood cafe, and how romantic that can be. The couple (Julie and Dan) have been married for almost five years and it's so fun to photograph married couples since they have such a comfortable familiarity.

Thanks Sara for sending over these darling photos and congrats to Julie and Dan on their anniversary! :o)

{All photos by Sara Gray Photography; Makeup styling by Nicole Carlson}

David + Kasia's Chicago wedding

Oct 26, 2010

If you remember loooong, loooong ago, there was a little Missy Photography/Classic Bride contest on the blog and David and Kasia were the lucky winners {you can see their lovely engagement session here} ... well, it's finally time to sneak a peek at their pretty wedding photos! Hope you enjoy:

So cute! Congrats Kasia and David! And thanks to Missy for sharing these photos!

Our {second} anniversary!

Oct 25, 2010

Moon river, wider than a mile
I’m crossing you in style some day
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin', I'm goin’ your way
Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me
(moon river, wider than a mile)
(i’m crossin’ you in style some day)
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way
Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after that same rainbow’s end, waitin’ ’round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me
Happy anniversary, love.

Vintage Chic Wedding at Lindon Place in Rhode Island

Oct 21, 2010

Can you get over that house?! It's as if it were made to host weddings! Kim and Dan held their ceremony on the back lawn and had their reception in a side building that resembled an old stable - charming! Let's get right to it and enjoy these scrumptious photos:

Isn't Lindon Place just exquisite? Congrats, Kim and Dan! And thanks to Dana for sending over the images! You can see more from Kim and Dan's wedding here.

{All photos by Dana Laymon}

Wednesday Nesting: Inside Corbin Gurkin's coastal Carolina home

Oct 20, 2010

Charleston, S.C., will always be my home sweet home ... I haven't been back in years but my roots are still firmly entwined with the memories I'll always have ... shopping on King Street, the sights and sounds of the Spoleto Festival, the sweetest iced tea I've ever tasted, Dock Street Theatre performances, boiled peanuts on hot summer days and the kindest hospitality I've ever found. So whenever I come across anything that oozes Carolina appeal, I pretty much melt.

That was the case when I came across photographer Corbin Gurkin's beautiful home on design*sponge recently. The strong French Provence and Gustavian styles resonate deeply with me ... And, of course, do I need to even address the fab antique finds?

Here's a little bit about her style from d*s:
The home is filled with a delightful mix of what Corbin identifies as flea-market finds, antiques and photography and paintings she or her friends created. Corbin’s design aesthetic for her house was inspired by country-French style, Swedish design and her exposure to the world through travel.

I love the different color palettes throughout the home ... wouldn't they all be lovely translated to a wedding board? You can see more of Corbin's pretty house here.

Woodsy Connecticut Wedding

Oct 19, 2010

Amaaazingly organic-looking bouquet ... the best kind of soft, magical lighting you could ask for ... romantic mossy centerpieces tucked among aqua ball jars ... this wedding has those delicious details and more. Wickman Park in Connecticut housed Simon and Leila's darling ceremony and reception and their decor couldn't have fit the venue any better. The reception was in an adorable cabin on the premises ... Love.


All photos by Missy Photography