Today I would like to introduce you to Cam Mack Photography! Cameron Mackey is a wedding and freelance photographer based in Southern California. I have fallen in love with his cinematic style in his photos, keeping it natural and capturing the raw moments. Especially in this engagement photo session Cam did of Severin and Kendall, you can just tell how much in love they are with one another! Using only themselves to emerge into the natural background, Cam beautifully captured so much of these couple’s personality. Enjoy the photos and read about Severin and Kendall’s love story!
“The sun rose on July 15th 2013, little did they know that it would be the day they would find someone to watch a lifetime of sunrises with. Severin and Kendall both volunteered to help at a local vacation bible school at the Packinghouse Church in Redlands. Kendall, being an experienced volunteer, was early as well as very organized. Severin, on the other hand, stepped in a little unorganized with only a few seconds to spare before being entrusted with a group of eager children. Kendall, noticing there was a, quite handsome and honestly quite confused new teacher in front of her, offered some guidance. Little did she know she offered something more. A spark. Severin, grasping for any chance to see her again, asked if they had any type of bible studies at the church they were serving at, there was. VBS came to a close, being nervous and distracted the two forgot to even exchange their names. Fortunately for these two, God had something special in store for them. They were able to see each other again the next Monday for a bible study and have been inseparable since.”
A few months back Michele contact us via our Etsy Shop for one of our signature item, the flower petal garland backdrop. She was so sweet during our conversation, and was glad to have worked with her in helping with her wedding planning. Michele kindly contacted us back after her wedding was over, to show us a picture of how she used the flower petals, and we were blown away! She and her husband Marcus looked amazing on their special day, and obviously madly in love with each other. Loving what we saw in the one little photo she sent us, we had to see more of these love birds and share it with the world. This beautiful outdoor California wedding could not have been a better fit for Michele and her classic beauty. Her choices of minimal colors and decor all work together so well to emphasize their special moment of that day.
Michele’s advise for your wedding day:
“Make sure to have fun, dance, eat and take a few moments to sit back and look around and take it all in! The day goes by fast but it will be the best day of your life as long as you have fun! My husband and I stopped everything went outside and watched the sunset together it was our “take a deep breathe moment”
“We met from across the country asIlived in NYC and Marcus in California. We stumbled across each other and decided to meet when I planned a trip to California. Since then we have been inseparable. We both say, as cliche as it sounds, that it was “love at first sight”. We began our first journey together which was a 5,000 mile, cross country road trip from New York to California. From that point on we knew that we could not be apart. We were engaged a little less than a year later and had our dream wedding August 15,2014. We couldn’t be happier and can now truly say that fairy tales and soul mates do exist!”
Today I’m honored to feature a guest blog from BHLDN! If you are recently engaged or are already married, I’m sure you have drooled over BHLDN’s beautiful wedding dresses and wedding decors. Their artsy yet romantic wedding decors are suitable for any weddings, and also great for keepsake for your new home BHLDN has put together a great post about how to create a perfect reception table for your wedding. Enjoy!
Putting Together the Perfect Reception Table for Your Wedding with BHLDN
Whether it’s a romantic vineyard soiree, beachfront banquet, casual garden party or rustic barnyard bash, the setting of your wedding determines the overall tone for the event. Once you’ve selected the venue and chosen an overall theme for your special day, the next step is finding the perfect décor that will really bring the party to life.
When it comes to impressing your guests, start with the first place their attention will be drawn… your reception tables! Putting together the perfect display may seem overwhelming but with a little help from our friends at BHLDN you can make your tabletops the talk of the party.
Romantic Vineyard Wedding
If you’ll be celebrating your big day under the stars, use soft tabletop lighting for your centerpieces to add to the romantic aura of the evening.
Incorporate metallic details into your display for a look that is both sophisticated and glamorous. Table numbers, place cards, table runners and vases are a great way to achieve this romantic look.
For brides planning a special seaside celebration, it’s all about the texture. Incorporate natural elements like wood and decorations reminiscent of seashells to subtly enhance your surroundings while keeping the overall look fresh and fun.
Calming blue and green hues can also help to tie in a sea-inspired color palette.
There is a certain whimsical element to outdoor garden receptions; the flowers, the grass, the open evening air. Make your guests feel as though they’ve just stepped into a fairytale with tabletop décor featuring pops of color and floral details for an added touch of ethereal beauty.
Having your reception in an otherwise “simple” location doesn’t mean you have to forgo elements of glamour in your décor. To keep a barn wedding country chic, incorporate antique tableware and items with rustic finishes for effortless charm.
No matter the wedding venue or theme that you choose, your guests are sure to be in awe with tables that look like these!
Needed a little dose of sexy backs this week! Remember, when you walk down the aisle and stand at the altar, your guests are staring at your back for a good while. Give them something pretty to look at! Enjoy!