We have been featured on On The Go Bride!!

We have been blessed to have our 1950s Vintage Romance styled wedding photo shoot featured on the On The Go Bride blog!  This styled photo shoot was created especially for the Arrowhead Golf & Event Center, in North Canton, Ohio.  I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!

https://www.onthegobride.com/blog/2020/7/4/styled-shoot-a-1950s-vintage-romance

 

STYLED SHOOT | A 1950’S VINTAGE ROMANCE

Who loves all things vintage? *raises hand* So does Kimberly of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning. When she was asked to plan a styled shoot for Arrowhead Golf & Event Center in North Canton, Ohio, she knew exactly how she wanted to design it:

“I am obsessed with all things vintage. Especially the 1950’s era. I love the music, red lipstick, fluffy skirts and gloves on ladies, and classic clean-cut looks on the gentlemen. It was a simpler time, full of glamour and style. This retro-inspired theme immediately came to mind, full of bright colors and fun. The main colors used were cherry red and aqua blue, with a touch of baby pink and white to accent. We added polka dots, cherries and blue birds into the design scheme for a few fun touches. We also incorporated vintage clothing and accessories, and rocked it out!”

The Details

“Many of the decor items featured in this styled shoot are vintage items from the 1950’s. I wanted to give this shoot a truly authentic retro, but very fun, feel. This timeless theme carries over well into the modern age. The floral arrangements were created based on flowers commonly used in 1950’s weddings. The stationery suite was created especially for this event, mirroring the bright colors and fun polka dots in our table settings. There was also a subtle theme of cherries, hearts, and bluebirds of happiness running through our accessories and decor items. Overall, the vibe was very happy and dreamy, as a wedding day should be.”

The Attire

“Our models donned several different looks for this styled shoot. Our handsome male model, Kyle, wore a off white tuxedo jacket, white button down shirt, and slim-fitting black trousers for the entire shoot. We accented his classic 1950’s look with dark dress socks with a cherry design. Kyle wore two different ties, the first being a classic creme bow tie with cherries printed on it, and the second being a long red and white striped satin tie. He also wore two different pocket squares in his jacket, the first an aqua blue plaid with birds printed on the one corner, and the second being a dark red with a yellow paisley design. Kyle also wore vintage cuff links to complete his stylish ensemble. Very dashing.

Our stunning bridal model, Sammy Kay, is one of those ladies that looks fabulous in everything she wears, and has timeless features that you never forget. We had several vintage looks for Sammy for this styled photo shoot. The first outfit was a vintage tea-length ivory satin dress, with an asymmetrical neckline, pleated waist, and full skirt. We added a custom ivory satin sash, with a large bow and rolled satin roses. We wanted to give her a pop of color with her dress, so we added the red petticoat underneath. The underskirt peeked out below the hem at different times during the shoot, and looked amazing. Her jewelry included a red glass beaded bracelet with cherry charm, cherry earrings, and a red pendant necklace. Her rings were a vintage wedding set belonging to my grandmother. To complete her fun wedding day look, we added a romantic red lace birdcage veil, red Mary Jane heels, vintage ivory lace gloves with red trim, and a vintage red leather clutch purse.

Sammy’s second look of the day was just as romantic. She wore a vintage 1940’s tea-length lace wedding dress, that was simply elegant. For extra sparkle, we added a beaded belt, a pearl bracelet, and glittery gold heels. in her hair, we placed an ivory floral fascinator that framed her dark curls perfectly.

For Sammy’s final outfit, we imagined that she and Kyle were heading out for a formal, romantic evening during their honeymoon. Sammy wore a floor-length strapless red satin ballgown that flowed wonderfully while she and Kyle were waltzing. We added a sparkling ribbon belt to accent her waist, ivory opera-length fingerless gloves, and classic pearl and rhinestone jewelry. To complete her outfit, she wore a creme vintage cardigan sweater, trimmed in matching sequins, and a flirty little ivory birdcage veil. Sammy’s purse was a fun clutch style with a cherry pattern of cherries on gingham.”

Vendor Love

Designer & Event Planner: Kimberly Lehman of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning Contributions: event planning, linens, wedding cake, favors, tableware, decor items,cupcakes, accessories, wedding rings, bridal garter, fashion styling, vintage ivory silk wedding dress, vintage blue bridesmaid dress and headpiece, blue pocket square, groom’s socks, cufflinks, ties, groom’s jacket

Venue: Arrowhead Golf & Event Center
Contributions: venue, chair covers

Photographer: Courtney Paige Photography

Floral: Liz Nidy Floral Design

Stationery Suite: Bellus Designs

Models: Sammy Kay Smith, Sarah Riddle, Kyle Burnett

Alterations & Bridal Sash: Lorili Design – Laurie Wallick

Handmade Items: Seasonal Accent – Jacqueline Kinsinger
Contributions: sign on cake table, small heart hanger with red ribbon

Veils: Over The Moon Bridal – Jenette McGiffin
Contributions: red lace and white birdcage veils

Vintage Truck: D. Hawthorn

Jewelry: Paparazzi Accessories – Samantha Guna

Clothing: English Rose Vintage Oh – Jacqueline Kinsinger
Contributions: 1940s vintage lace wedding dress, 1950s vintage lace wedding dress, ivory and red fascinators, bride’s shoes, cardigan sweater and clutch purse, dark pocket square

(all other clothing items not mentioned belonged to the models or Kimberly Lehman)

Our wedding anniversary photo was shared on Matchology!!

In June of 2019, my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.  I set up a styled photo shoot for the two of us, as we almost never have formal portraits taken.  We had a blast!  Our photo shoot was originally featured on the Pretty Pear Bride blog.  Today, it has been posted on the Matchology page on Facebook.  Matchology is the submissions platform for Aisle Society, a website that features beautiful weddings, engagements, and styled photo shoots that have been published.  I hope you enjoy!

https://prettypearbride.com/styled-shoot-20th-wedding-anniversary-love-laughter-and-elegance-wedding-planning/

@lleweddings not only submitted the cutest 20th-anniversary session to @prettypearbride with @matchology— she was the star! Heart if you love a good love story!⁠

Photography: @meandthemoonphoto | Venue: @springhillhh | Event Planning: @lleweddings | Floral: @precociouspetals | Stationery: @emmyanastasia | Videography: @videomemoriesfilm | Linens: @cantonchairrental | Hair: @kassidycutshair | Makeup: @aimee_alessi_artistry | Jewelry: @encoreresalefashions | Model: @lleweddings | Model: @wh_perrydad | Tableware: @lleweddings | Tableware: @springhillhh | Cufflinks: @overthemoonbridal | Laser Cuts: @powerlasercut | Cake Topper: @powerlasercut | Accessories: @lleweddings | Decor Items: @lleweddings | Cookies: @madcelebrations | Wedding Cake: @sarahssugarcookies | Bridesmaid Dresses: @encoreresalefashions | Groom’s Attire: @encoreresalefashions | Bride’s Shoes: @encoreresalefashions | Headpiece: @overthemoonbridal⁠


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We have been featured on Love and Lavender!!

We have been blessed to have our Stargate Atlantis inspired styled wedding photo shoot featured on the Love and Lavender website!  This is the second photo gallery from this photo shoot, by KatShot Designs.  Enjoy!!

https://www.loveandlavender.com/wedding/us/stargate-atlantis-inspired-styled-wedding/

Stargate Atlantis-Inspired Styled Wedding

09/06/2019 – Cleveland, OH

Photo Highlights

Styled Shoot Story

Photographer’s Comments: “We love Stargate Atlantis and wanted to put together the dream wedding of Colonel John Sheppard and Teyla Emmagan, the main characters of the show.  Joe and Chula were amazing to work with and the chemistry between them, you’d have never known they had just met that day!”

Vendors in this Wedding

Bakery: E.A.T. Cake 216 LLC
Floral Designer: Cathryne’s Creative Details
Model: Joe Morales
Model: Chula DeJesus
Balloon Arch Design: Designer Events, LLC
Makeup Artist: Heather OBoyle Makeup
Bakery: Mad Celebrations Planning & PartyFunNalia
Event Planner: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
Event Venue: Great Lakes Science Center
Photographer & Invitation Designer: KatSHOT Designs

Bridal Wardrobe & Jewelry:  Encore Resale Fashions

We have been featured on Storyboard Wedding!!

We have been blessed to have our Sugar & Spice styled wedding photo shoot featured on Storyboard Wedding!!

https://storyboardwedding.com/vintage-sherbet-wedding-inspiration/

 

In this vintage sherbet wedding inspiration by Art Goans Photography, my thoughts immediately flew to weddings from yesteryear, particularly from the 1960s. The mod movement heralded colors becoming brighter, prints were more bolder, and “slim” and “mini” became frequently-heard and seen. The sartorial explosion was global and clearly, still stands strongly today.

Kimberly Lehman from Love, Laughter, & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning is a die-hard fan of shades of pink and peach (who isn’t, right?). When she came across her venue of choice–The Cross-Eyed Moose–she fell for the quirky country-western vibe and the overall deep brown, rustic interior would hold up well against the sharp contrast of the color palette she had her heart set on featuring. The guest table centerpiece was a very full arrangement in a large trumpet vase that had mandarin oranges and peach slices at the base, for added color. The centerpiece, boutonniere, and bouquet were comprised of coral and pink roses, pink peonies, lavender stock flowers, baby’s breath, ferns, and a variety of greenery for texture. We think Pretty Petals Design nailed a home run with these blooms.

Our most favorite element, however, was the vintage 1960s Mustang that showed up quite serendipitously. A married couple was visiting the venue for the day and this was the vehicle they were in. They graciously said yes when asked if it could be featured in the shoot, and the rest is history. Funny how things work out so well don’t they?

Credits

The below wedding pros made this amazing event happen. See more of their work by visiting their website.

We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

We have been blessed to have our Stargate Atlantis Inspired Styled Wedding Shoot featured today on the Aisle Society website!!  Originally featured on Storyboard Wedding, this is my interpretation of the wedding of two of the main characters of the TV show Stargate Atlantis:  Col. John Sheppard and Teyla Emmagan.  We had an amazing team that collaborated to bring my vision to life, and they crushed it!  I hope you enjoy!!

https://www.aislesociety.com/post/stargate-atlantis-inspired-wedding-editorial#

 

  • 3 tier black wedding cake

Anyone die-hard “Stargate Atlantis” fanatics? This “Stargate Atlantis” inspired wedding editorial is right up your alley. Kimberly Lehman from Love, Laughter, & Elegance planned this stellar shoot with epic attention to detail and an explosion of any and all things about space exploration.

We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

Our Earth Angel styled wedding photo shoot, from February of 2019, has been featured on the Aisle Society main page today!  The feature was posted from the Storyboard Wedding blog.  Enjoy!!

https://www.aislesociety.com/post/moody-vintage-wedding-inspiration

https://storyboardwedding.com/moody-vintage-wedding-inspiration/

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Love, Laughter, & Elegance’s antiquated styled shoot with brushed, aged metallics; muted colors seen in florals or other design elements; and baubles scattered throughout the aesthetic is a divine example of the now-often-seen vintage wedding trend into the current age.

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We have been featured on Aisle Society!!

Our Autumn Romance styled wedding photo shoot, that has been featured on Chic Vintage Brides, has also been featured on the main page of the Aisle Society website!!  We have been very blessed to share this special styled shoot with you.  Enjoy!!

https://www.aislesociety.com/post/autumn-romance

 

  • Vintage same sex wedding

Inspired by one of my favourite films, and featuring a black wedding cake, a truly unusual engagement ring and not one but two beautiful brides, this editorial is nothing short of magical

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We have been featured on Layers of Luxe!!

The cake from our Earth Angel styled wedding photo shoot, that was featured on Layers of Luxe, has been named one of the best of the best for 2019!!  This was one of the most elaborate styled shoots we have produced, and one of my favorites!  The stunning cake was made by Debbie Wright of Cake Wasted, and the photos were taken by Stephanie Uptmor of Imagine It Photography.  In the Layers of Luxe feature, the cake was listed as photo #9.  Enjoy!!

The following link will take you to Layers of Luxe’s blog page:

https://www.layersofluxe.com/bestlayersof2019cakes?fbclid=IwAR2lmhO1LlSfx7u5peZQpQIgGYLLsjnxl3fOSVxOBpsLSC0076ifDowXPBM

The following excerpt is from Layers of Luxe’s Facebook page:

Layers of Luxe

BEST LAYERS OF 2019// WEDDING CAKES…We’ve rounded up 16 of the most beautiful creative wedding cakes designs for your big day…Click the link to see beautiful and delicious cake…https://www.layersofluxe.com/bestlayersof2019cakes
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(#pink)-Photographer: L’Estelle Photography // Cake: Table & Company Canada
(#white)- Photographer: EC3 Moments // Cake: Staij and Co 

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We have been featured on Chic Vintage Brides!!

We have been blessed to have our Fall Romance styled wedding photo shoot featured on Chic Vintage Brides!! 

https://chicvintagebrides.com/fall-romance-inspired-by-practical-magic/

Inspiration Shoots

Fall Romance Inspired by ‘Practical Magic’

SHINY PENNY STUDIOS

Today’s shoot sees us say a sad goodbye to Fall for another year in the most fabulously creative way possible. Inspired by one of my favourite films, and featuring a black wedding cake, a truly unusual engagement ring and not one but two beautiful brides, this editorial is nothing short of magical….

By way of an introduction, here is photographer Keli from Shiny Penny Studios….. “I love the autumn season!  I love the variety of colors on the trees and plants, the crisp air, and this sense of magic I always feel.  I also love the movie “Practical Magic”, so we wanted to evoke a sense of the film with a nod to the season with a color palette of black and deep emerald greens with touches of copper, to make our own magic. 

With so much gorgeous foliage in and around the Spring Hill Historic estate, we added simple floral details. The lush bridal bouquet featured creamy white roses, orange lily, hypericum berries, coral dahlias, fiery red alstroemeria, Italian ruscus, and hints of lavender.

We also used Italian ruscus, large pine cones, and teasels on the dining table, to add a natural element to the strong color palette.

Our table was layered with black and emerald green linens.  The black vintage chairs are part of the Spring Hill Historic Home estate, and are replicas of the original 200 year old dining room chairs.  The table settings were eclectic, with copper charger plates, vintage green glass plates, and dark green napkins that matched the tablecloth.  The vintage silver cutlery also belongs to the Spring Hill estate.  The glassware included modern black goblets, and vintage cut green glasses.

This styled shoot featured an eclectic mix of vintage and modern gowns.  Our bridal gowns were very different in style, as are our models, Sammy and Sarah.  Sammy wore a beautiful modern ivory lace gown with a beaded empire waist and bodice, cap sleeves and court train.  In her hair, we added a lovely beaded headband and she wore a vintage Art Deco necklace and earrings, which added lots of sparkle. 

Sarah donned a stunning vintage gown from the 1960’s. It was an ivory chiffon over satin crepe gown, with a rosette trim at the waist, and court length train.  Soft ruffles adorned the portrait neckline, the long fitted sleeves, and the front of the gown.  Around her wrist, we added a vintage necklace as a bracelet, with deep green cabochon stones. 

The gorgeous cake was a tall three-tiered delight!  Placed on a vintage copper cake stand, the cake was covered in dark fondant, to match our color scheme.  The bottom layer of the cake was covered in a dark forest green fondant, while the top two layers were adorned with simple, elegant black fondant.  The only decorations on the cake were a copper colored hoop with lush white, burgundy, and coral blooms, and a script “Mrs & Mrs” cake topper. “

Same Sex Wedding Inspiration

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Isn’t it fabulous?! I just love the light and the pretty palette is so romantic! Thank-you so much to the wonderful team listed below who lent their creative talents to bring this incredible story to life. And a special thanks to Keli of Shiny Penny Studios for capturing it all so perfectly. You can see more of her beautiful photography by popping across to her website and by following her on Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re considering a Fall wedding of your own and are looking for more inspiration for a celebration in this beautiful season, you should take a look at this boho-vintage desert elopement inspiration, or this gothic inspired editorial and this breathtakingly romantic styled shoot at Twickenham House. And this stunning wedding inspiration shoot from Sweden has a beautiful Fall color palette, in a Scandi style. And if its color ideas you are looking for, then do take a peek at these 10 inspiring Autumn palettes!

Amy

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Credits & Contributors

Photography: Shiny Penny Studios | Venue: Spring Hill Historic Home | Event Planning: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Floral: Cathy Cowgill Flowers | Stationery: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Wedding Cake: Cake Wasted | Rentals: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Hair & Makeup: Aimee Alessi Artistry | Handmade Items: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning | Model: Sammy Kay Smith | Model: Sarah Riddle | Cake Topper: Everlaser | Wedding Ring: Raw by Olivia Mar | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Wedding Dress: English Rose Vintage Oh | Fashion: English Rose Vintage Oh | Jewelry: English Rose Vintage Oh | Headpiece: English Rose Vintage Oh | Submitted via: Matchology

We have been mentioned on Martha Stewart Weddings!!

We have been blessed to have been mentioned in an article on Martha Stewart Weddings!!  Thank you, Jenn Sinrich!!

https://www.marthastewartweddings.com/2139134/tips-feeling-confident-wedding-day

Every bride should feel great on this special occasion.

By Jenn Sinrich

November 25, 2019

If there’s one day you want to feel, look, and act your very best and feel as confident as can be, it’s without a doubt your wedding day—a day that’s entirely centered around you and the love of your life. But accomplishing this feat is a lot harder than it sounds. After all, this is a day you’ve likely been dreaming about for years, if not as long as you can remember, and you want everything to go according to plan. To help make your wedding-day dreams come true, we asked planners to share their best tips for feeling confident in your role as the bride.

Related: Easy Ways to Get Your Energy Up Before Your Wedding

Hire a great vendor team.

To feel truly confident on your wedding day, you need to know that it’s going to go off without a hitch—and that it’s being handled by professionals you can trust to get their jobs done right. Amy Greenberg of Amy Greenberg Events recommends hiring vendors who you really feel understand you and your vision, can be a calming presence on the day, and who you feel comfortable being your advocate. “Trust and comfort are key with all of your vendors,” she says.

Establish healthy habits early on.

Feeling and looking your best on your big day means taking care of yourself in the months, weeks, and days leading up to your wedding. In addition to eating well, exercising, and drinking plenty of water, it’s vital that you get your rest, especially as the 10-day countdown approaches. Don’t forget to pamper yourself a bit, too! “Manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages are wonderfully relaxing treats,” says Kimberly Lehman, wedding and event planner at Love, Laughter & Elegance. “The overall goal is to give you a healthy, radiant glow on your wedding day, which will show from the inside out!”

Be organized.

If you have a wedding planner, you should be all set in this department, but if you’re handling all the details yourself, it’s vital that you keep track of your checklists and timelines. Additionally, about two months before your wedding, Greenberg recommends sitting down with a couple of your most organized and detail-oriented friends and going through all your vendor contracts and noting deadlines and requirements. Then, start inputting these dates in your calendar with a reminder alert a few days before and on the day of. “Make your day-of timeline with the help of your venue or catering team and emcee, review your venue layout, check-in with all of your vendors, and then make more lists (the list of people who will need a day of timeline, all the things you need to pack when you leave your house for the last time before the wedding, what things you still have left to buy, order, or make, like seating assignments, welcome sign, card box, etc.),” she says.

Love your gown—and feel comfortable in it.

Your wedding day is not the day to squeeze into a gown or outfit of any kind that you feel self-conscious in. When choosing your wedding dress, comfort should be one of the biggest considerations. “You should buy something that you feel amazing in today and not something you have aspirations of feeling good in once you’ve gotten in shape or lost weight closer to the wedding,” says Leah Weinberg, wedding planner, owner, and executive planner at Color Pop Events.

Related: Five Tips for Feeling Your Best on the Morning of Your Wedding

Schedule engagement photos.

Weinberg always recommend that her couples do an engagement session or a couple’s session with their photographer before the wedding. “It’s less about having the photos themselves and more about getting comfortable together in front of the camera, since most couples haven’t been professionally photographed together and might not know how they best interact in front of the camera,” she says. “Doing a session with your photographer before the wedding will get you more comfortable with your partner and also more comfortable with your photographer.”

Do a hair and makeup trial.

For optimal day-of confidence, you should know what you plan to look like—both in terms of hair and makeup. This is where hair and makeup trials come in handy. “You don’t want to spend the morning of your wedding trying multiple styles and re-doing various looks,” says Weinberg. “You want to go into that day knowing what you want and having tried out that look with your hair and makeup person or people well in advance.”

Surround yourself with positive people.

Whether it’s your bridal party, close cousin, or mom, keep people who relax and calm you close by on your wedding day. Greenberg also suggests finding buffers for the family members who are likely to bring you stress. “If there’s someone who you feel like you have to have present while you are getting ready but fear they will cause you anxiety, ask someone else also to act as a buffer,” she says. “All in all, just make sure that you are surrounded by the people who make you feel like the best version of you and you will feel confidence with ease on your special day.”

Remember to breathe—and smile!

Your wedding day is your day, and one you won’t get back—so make the most of it! “If something is really bothering you, talk it out with your partner, family member, friend, or professional counselor,” says Lehman. “Whatever you do, don’t let a small issue get bigger over time until it seems near impossible to overcome.”