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CONTENTS /

FEATURED Gossamer

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TUTORIAL Chair Swag

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Fern Necklace

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REAL WEDDING Ginny + Jason

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Q&A with Emme about vintage garments and Effortless style

GOOD TO KNOW Make it Your Own

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How to put a personal stamp

by Love is a Big Deal

on your wedding day

Hailey + Taylor Trends to Try

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by Jessie Holloway

Specs of Sparkle with Burnetts Boards

Kate + Bryan The Lifestyle Session

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by Julie Paisley

Capture your body, content, soul

Hayley + Matt

and believability in photographs

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by Ashley dePencier

Signature Drink

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Erin + Mark

Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer

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by Henry & Mac

Currently Crushing

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Everything Woodland

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LIFESTYLE A Bridesmaid Brunch

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A bridal luncheon and cake pull game

La Bohème

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Effortlessly Beautiful

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Simple touches in green and gold

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Florid Ferns

Gather in celebration of friendship

Ferns and foliage star in

+ savory and sweet recipes

this natural editorial

Home

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Soft and feminine picnic

Boho bridal shower

A Winter Gathering

STYLED SHOOT Berries, Florals, Greens

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Natural Details

Visit the home and truthful style

Inspiration in a mountain retreat

of Real Wedding couple, Erin + Mark

+ fern necklace tutorial

FASHION Dreamscape

New England romance

Audubon Air 28

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+ whiskey lemonade recipe

A boudoir in vintage lingerie

Streets of Charleston

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Bridal fashion in true Southern elegance

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CONTRIBUTORS

Lindsey Brooke

Little Hill

Laura Gordon

Olivia Griffin

Photographie

Floral Design

Photographer

Photography

Izzy Hudgins

Justina Bilodeau

Kelli Trontel

Beargrass Gardens

Photography

Photography

Photography

Florals + Events

Lisa O'Dwyer

Pink Diamond Events

Love is A Big Deal

Jessie Holloway Photography

Photography

Julie Paisley Photography

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Erin McGinn Photography

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GOSSAMER

our featured contributor

Gossamer's constantly changing collection of vintage lovelies has been enchanting us since 2013. We asked Emme to share with us the ins and outs of her world renowned online shop, and get a little insight into who she has in mind as she travels the country finding her textile treasures.

the gossamer girl is:

ROMANTIC ORIGINAL UNPRETENTIOUS

"I think the classic Gossamer girl has a great sense of style. She’s not afraid to be different. A lot of my customers make bold and unconventional fashion choices and that’s one of the things that I love about what I do: seeing what my customers do with their Gossamer purchases when they post pictures."

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Henry + Mac

Intertwine

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Wit Weddings

Lotta Alexandersson

Gina and Ryan

Mint Design

Photography

Michael and Carina Photography

Victoria Rothwell

Jessica Duthu

Moira Desgin Studio

Strawberry Moth

Special Thanks / Victoria Rothwell of Moira Design Studio, Jessica Duthu of Strawberry Moth and Lindsey Brooke Photographie

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GOSSAMER for VINTAGE treasures

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Q &A with GO SSAM E R L A UR A GO R DO N

How do you find your garments? It’s actually very hard to find quality vintage nowadays and when you have a certain style like my shop does, it’s even harder to find in more quantities. I do buying trips all over the states several times a month and scour sometimes unusual places to source merchandise. It’s a bit exhausting, but I get such an adrenaline rush when I find pieces I love.

What do brides need, besides a dress? I think boudoir pieces should also be taken into consideration when buying the whole wedding attire. Every gal wants to feel her prettiest, and having beautiful lingerie could boost confidence on her wedding or honeymoon.

Trend yays and trend nays. I love the organic and foraged floral trend going on right now. To me, it feels more down-to-earth and approachable. I’m glad burlap and mason jars are gone. Honestly, I was tempted for my own wedding!

Favorite fashion period or designer? Right now, my favorite period is Edwardian and my favorite materials from that period are Princess and tambour lace. I feel like it’s very romantic and a bit bohemian (the 70s are making a comeback too), and those are two huge things I have in mind when sourcing. For designers, I currently love what Marchesa is doing. Their designs are super romantic, and I love their vintage-inspired cuts.

Tips for an EFFORTLESS wedding? From my own wedding experience, I would tell brides to just sit back, relax, and let the planners and coordinators handle the day of the wedding. You’ve already done so much leading up to the big day. Just know that not everything will go 100% perfectly and that is okay. You’re marrying your best friend that day and that should be #1 on your mind. Everything else matters so little with that in comparison.

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Location / Private Estate in Leesburg, Virginia

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below: Start with foiled invitations left: Greet your gals with vintage purse favors

above: Adorn lollies with sweet sentiments right: Use edible flowers to garnish drinks and treats

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Forage branches from your own yard to anchor the floral runner, then add as many or as few flowers as you like

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THE CAKE PULL A southern tradition dating back to the victorian era, displays charms tied with ribbon that are then tucked between the layers as the cake is assembled. Each guest chooses a ribbon and pulls. The silver charm at the end indicates a different type of luck. Some examples of good fortune: an airplane to indicate future travel, a baby carriage, even a frog for the friend that has kissed too many of her own frogs and is finally about to meet her prince. Above Cake Pull charms can be found at / Weddings Etc.

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CHAIR S WA G

Supplies /

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Chair

Mini Zip-ties

Justina Bilodeau

Measuring Tape

Small Stem Tubes

Bridal Accesories /

Clippers

Greenery + Flowers

Lacielle Roselle

A chair for the guest of honor bedecked in flowers is the finishing touch for a party This simple tutorial best assembled just before the guests arrive.

Steps / 1 | Measure your chair back to determine the

4 | When your green base is assembled, start

length of swag you’ll be making. A good rule of

putting your flowers into the water tubes

thumb is to have the swag fall just past the seat

and attach them with wire or zip-ties to the

of the chair or to the floor as shown.

greenery. You can always tuck a few sprigs of the eucalyptus in to hide any noticeable wiring.

2 | Visit your local florist to select your materials. For the greenery base use 10 stems of seeded

5 | Depending on your style of chair, you can

eucalyptus, it is very forgiving of mistakes and

attach the swag either with pins, ribbon, or

7 stems of a second green filler that is sturdier

hooks.

to anchor everything and make the swag more

clear Command self-adhesive hooks attached

substantial. Other great greenery options: ivy,

to the wooden part of the chair frame. Then

ferns, boxwood. For your florals, choose ruffled

wire the excess swag to where the legs meet the

blossoms like spray roses, peonies, garden roses,

seat to hold it in place.

The swag shown is draped over two

dahlias, ranunculus. 6|

This project is best done at the last minute.

3 | Start laying out your greenery for your base.

The greens and flowers will hold up best out

Lay the greens out in a straight line, overlapping

of direct sunlight and in 75 degrees or cooler

the stem of one piece with the top of the next;

weather/room temperature.

wrap the stems together with wire or zip-ties in At the ends of your

Expert Tip / Whole Foods & Trader Joe's often

swag, tie the eucalyptus stem facing the opposite

have a good floral selection so try them first if

direction to avoid a blunt end.

you’re on a budget.

an easily concealed spot.

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ERICA JACKSON CURRAN WRITER

MAKE IT YOUR OWN HOW T O PUT A PERSONA L S TA M P ON YOU R W EDDING DAY

Anyone who’s planned a wedding in the Pinterest era knows how difficult it can be to narrow down your options. Whereas brides in years past have relied on a well-worn stack of bridal magazines to provide inspiration, today’s couples are bombarded by ideas—which can be a good and bad thing. While it’s great to have unlimited options, it can be tough to hone in on your personal style when you’re constantly exposed to everyone else’s.

So how are you going to set your wedding apart from the millions of others that have come before you? Here are five tips for putting a truly personal stamp on your wedding day.

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Look around you to define your look. Inspiration may be closer than you think—

HUN T E R M C RA E

maybe even in your own home! Grab your fiancé and take a walk around the house. Peek in the closets, take in your art, and pay attention to the dominant patterns. Sticking

and font samples. Having these displayed

close to the style that you already have will

prominently in your home—without the

ensure that your wedding’s look comes

distractions of surrounding internet noise—

naturally and effortlessly. In other words, if

will help you feel more confident in your

your house is full of vintage treasures and

choices.

quirky art, a formal, ultra-feminine wedding just may not feel natural.

Look beyond the color palette. It used to be that brides would choose one

Restrict your online time.

or two colors for their wedding and stick

True, wedding blogs and Pinterest can be

to them religiously—and some brides still

incredibly useful resources when planning

do! But by expanding your palette beyond

a wedding. They’ll help you and your fiancé

a few shades, you can actually create a

figure out what you like—and what you don’t.

fuller, more textured look. Allow yourself

But too much inspiration can actually create

to choose up to five colors (Fab Mood has

problems. I find it helps to take the planning

some great suggestions), and then go even

offline occasionally, which is where a physical

further by selecting some patterns and fonts

inspiration board comes in. Designers still

that you really love. Once you’ve settled on

use them to plan their collections, so why

a combination you feel great about, refer to

shouldn’t you? Reserve the space for your

it as you work on your tablescapes, paper

absolute favorite photos, fabric swatches,

goods, favors, etc.

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Choose an image.

Go forth with confidence.

Think of this almost like a logo for your

As much as we all want our weddings to be

wedding—an

use

unique—and preferably known as the best

throughout the décor that really sets your

wedding anyone has ever attended—there’s

event apart. It could be a hand-drawn

bound to be some overlap. Just embrace it

illustration of your wedding venue, a bicycle

and recognize that the most important thing

built for two, a favorite flower, or a monogram.

that really, truly sets your wedding apart from

There are no rules—just choose something

every other event out there is you and your

that both you and your fiancé love, that you

fiancé. So be yourself, and have fun planning

feel like represents you and your bond.

the biggest party of your life.

image

that

you

can

Erica Jackson Curran is the Bridal Editor of Charleston Style & Design Magazine and has written about weddings for publications including Charleston Weddings, Virginia Bride, Destination I Do, and Smitten. She has been obsessed with weddings since long before planning her own big day in 2010, and she blogs about all things bridal for Wedding Paper Divas.

Custom Mason Jar Mugs Serve as Escort Cards Photos by Hunter McRae

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ST YL E T E A M Coordination & Planning / Pink Diamond Events Photography / Lisa O'Dwyer Floral Design / Hana Style Designs Hair & Makeup / Carlyn Ackerman for The Parlour Fort Collins Location / Boettcher Mansion Dress / Emma and Grace Bridal Necktie / The Knotty Tie Co. in Denver, Colorado

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Scissors Cardboard Felt or Fabric Hole Punch Oasis Floral Adhesive

Photography / Lisa O'Dwyer

Ribbon

Florals & Project / Hana Style Designs

Flowers, Feathers, & Moss

Hair & Makeup / Janie Rocek

Wearable flowers beyond the classic bout or corsage have been all the rage of late. From flower crowns to rings; now you can wear your blooms as a beautiful and fragrant statement necklace.

Steps / 1 | Keeping in mind the materials you have to work with, cut the cardboard and felt into the shape you want your necklace to be. 2 | Glue the felt to the cardboard and punch holes where you want your ribbon to go, then tie the ribbon long enough so it can easily be pulled over your head. 3 | With the Oasis floral adhesive, begin on one side of the necklace and start gluing down your flowers, succulents, air plants or other desired elements. 4 | Keeping a good design flow is key. Cluster colors together to make an impact or choose a focal point to add interest. Fill any open holes with reindeer moss and make sure to cover any details you want hidden. 5 | Voila!

Wear

it

as

a

necklace,

hair

accessory, or even a belt. Then Instagram your creation and tag us so we can see: @smittenmagazine.

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LOVE IS A BIG DEAL

These self-proclaimed porch dwellers spend most nights over dinner with friends and good conversation. They love the outdoors, camping, gardening, hiking and especially their sweet pups. This wedding effortlessly reflects their loves in life and for each other.

Seventy-five of their closet friends and family gathered to attend the wedding at Travellers Rest, a historic plantation in Nashville, Tennessee. Jason's best friend officiated the ceremony, and a pair of musician friends played "Here Comes the Sun" as they walked down the aisle. Their dog served as ring bearer to round out the special people who participated in the ceremony. To commemorate when they first met, they served Pimm's Cup as a signature cocktail. The personalized pies are a favorite feature, and sweet ending to a most beautiful day. R E A L

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VENDOR LOVE

EVENT DESIGN + PLANNING ERIKA HOELSCHER FLORALS ERIKA HOELSCHER | VENUE TRAVELLERS REST | CATERING + BAR JOSH HABIGER RENTALS 12 th TABLE | DRESS BCBG | SUIT NORDSTROM

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5.31.14

J E S S I E H O L L O WAY

The spirit of this outdoor wedding was hardly dampened by the untimely rain shower; old wooden palettes made for impromptu bridges, a sprinkling of straw helped with the mud, and the watery mist in the air made for even more beautiful photos. A jovial wedding party happily posed in the venue's wheat field, and evening glowed under rows of market lights. The wedding palette's grays and blues played over the saturated greens of the landscape. At the end of the night, guests grabbed mini jars of honey from the favor display where a small sign read, "Oh, honey! We're so glad you came." R E A L

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VENDOR LOVE EVENT DESIGN DIY FLORALS TRACY CASEY | VENUE WATERS FARM | CATERER GRADE-A CATERING | CAKE MARIA HILLIS | MUSIC ANDREW BARNES + NATE DODSON | GOWN DAVID'S BRIDAL | SHOES TOMS

| GROOM J. CREW | RENTALS BLUE WATERS EQUIPMENT RENTAL

HAIR STYLISTS JANE ROSE SALON | COORDINATOR BRENDA SMITH | HANDMADE GOODIES + FAVORS DIY

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

6.6.15

J U L I E PA I S L E Y

Any wedding that opts for a multitude of beautiful cakes instead of one oversized traditional pastry is already off to a great start. Then add in a soft palette of summery pinks, corals and peaches with a few giant oak trees, and you have a lovely, memorable June wedding.

The bride and groom chose the historic Ribault Club on Fort George Island for their venue. The newly renovated waterfront clubhouse was built in 1928 as a playground for the affluent. Since then hundreds of beautiful events have graced the property, including Kate and Bryan's wedding. Julie Paisley captured every detail, from the charming signs, blush bridesmaids and refreshing popsicles. R E A L

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SWEET L I B AT I O N / whiskey lemonade

For a smoother cocktail, make the simple syrup with honey in lieu of sugar as in this recipe.

1/2 cup raw honey 1/2 cup water 1-2 stems of your favorite herb 1/4 cup lemonade 1 shot good whiskey 1/4 cup soda water fresh lemon slices to garnish In a small saucepan, bring water and honey to a boil. Reduce heat, add an herbal sprig and simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Let cool. Fill a short glass with ice and add one shot of whiskey. Add lemonade, soda, and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of honey simple syrup to taste. Add reserved herb and lemon garnish and serve.

RECIPE BY/ Heidi Larson of Foodie Crush WWW.FO O DI ECR USH.CO M

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ST Y L E TEAM Florals / Intertwine Photography / Olivia Griffin Gowns / Gown Boutique of Charleston Hair / Wedding Hairby Charlotte Paper Suite / Rachel Knowlton Calligraphy

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C A M P K E E P, C A L I F O R N I A

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A shley de P encier

Hayley and Matt found their ceremony location while geo tagging near Camp Keep, California. Prior to their wedding day, they wrote love letters to each other in matching journals, then traded and read them before walking down the aisle. They had an intimate wedding with only close friends and family under a magnolia tree followed by a reception with champagne and cake at a beachside park in Montana de Oro. Ashley dePencier spent part of the day photographing Hayley and Matt on the beach and wandering through endless trees. R E A L

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VENDOR LOVE EVENT DESIGN DIY BACKDROP MINT DESIGN | VENUE PRIVATE RESIDENCE

| GOWN YANIQUE BARNES at DREAMERS LA | HALO JACLYN NELSON

FLOWERS FLUIDBLOOM | CAKE GIMME SOME SUGAR SWEET COMPANY

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Join us as we visit the eclectic home of ERIN + MARK

H OME TOUR

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HENRY + MAC

When two artists get married, and one of them is in the wedding industry, planning their own nuptials can be quite a task to come up with ideas that are unique. Finding the venue at their favorite restaurant was the jumping off point. With a maximum occupancy of twenty, the guest list had to be carefully crafted. Next they filled the vendor roster with talented industry friends. For the ceremony, an artists' studio adjacent to the restaurant was the perfect blank space, and nod to their professions. The only thing they would do differently; make the party last longer. But an anniversary celebration with the same guests in the same space would do the trick. R E A L

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VIEW THE VIDEO

VENDOR LOVE EVENT PLANNER EMILY ELIZABETH EVENTS FLORALS PRETTY FLOWERS | CEREMONY VENUE FORT ANDROSS GALLERY

| RECEPTION VENUE FRONTIER CAFE

OFFICIANT A SWEET START | CAKE TARA BARKER | MUSIC PETER DUGAS | GOWN BHLDN | SHOES MADEWELL | GROOM ZARA SUIT INVITATIONS + ARTWORK DIY | MAKEUP ABOUT FACE | VIDEOGRAPHER EVERYDAY FILMS

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L� B o� È �e style, design + planning/ MINT DESIGN

photography/ ASHLEY dePENCIER

florals/ WHITE OAKS FLORIST

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Rentals / BorrowedBlu Hair / La Dolce Vida

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Paper Goods / Matinae Design Studio

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LIFESTYLE SESSION

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The Lifestyle Session... allows for the creation of an honest series of photographs with body, content, soul, and believability. This can be achieved by pushing the concept of “storytelling�. With a little bit of creativity and soul searching, you can set the stage and framework for your own unique story. Here are some of our favorite tips that we encourage you to consider when planning your own Lifestyle Session that truly reflects your personalities.

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LOCATION / ENVIRONMENT For now, forget the technicalities of an actual location.

Instead,

we

encourage

you

to

contemplate an environment that reflects your personalities and emphasizes your interests... a scene you might naturally find yourselves in.

How? Imagine completely submersing

yourselves into an environment where you find inspiration, happiness, love, and peace all at once. What would your surroundings look like? Mountains? Meadows? Downtown? Rooftop? Home? Paint a picture, and then try to find a location that fits this criteria.

STYLE / ACCESSORIES The more your clothing style fits in with your selected environment, the more natural, cohesive, & believable your story becomes. The key is not in “dressing-up”, but in accentuating your casual day-to-day look with style, texture, and accessories, which further offer true insight into your personalities. We recommend one outfit so that the storyline stays intact, and perhaps adding layers as the evening progresses. Together, your styling options should be coordinated utilizing a complimentary color palette while avoiding being overly “matchy”, all while retaining the same level of formality that fits cohesively into your session’s storyline.

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PURPOSE / THE STORY

PROPS / PERSONAL ELEMENTS

With efforts to create something more real,

Bringing along a simple interactive personal

more powerful, and more beautiful than

element can really help make the session

a series of structured poses, action and

truly your own. Ideas? Binoculars in a nature

exploration

give

setting, or a newspaper in an urban setting.

purpose to the session’s story. Determining

Options are endless... a local area map, a

a climatic point for your story will help with

Polaroid camera, a blanket, books, the dog, a

the framework of the session, which can be

journal, a kite! A personal element can inject

as simple as interacting with the set location.

even more personality into the storyline and

What can your story be built around? (e.g.:

encourages further interaction, thus creating

Nature: hike towards a view, pick a wildflower

a recipe for a content rich personal story.

may

help

activate

and

bouquet; Beach: get wet, build a sand castle, surf; Downtown: visit a coffee shop, get icecream, ride a bus, etc).

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DAY OF

PHOTOGRAPHER INPUT

Take the day off of work. Relax a bit. And

With this, you'll have the framework for your

maybe schedule a ‘test run’ with your hair

own telling story, and should be well on your

and makeup artist that you plan on hir-

way to a successful Lifestyle Session. Don’t

ing for your wedding. Spending some ex-

hesitate to contact your Photographer for their

tra time on yourselves will help boost your

professional input; they want the best for you,

confidence for your session, and may help

too.

ease any nerves. Set some good vibes on the ride to your session by blasting your favorite tunes. And smile. Smiling breeds happiness,

Gina & Ryan Photography are based out of Southern Cali-

and starting the shoot off in a good mood

fornia, and travel near and far to document extraordinary

sets the stage and pace for the rest. Finally,

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HOME

Home tour of Real Wedding couple ERIN + MARK

photography/ ERIN LITTLE

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HOME TOUR / This church turned home proves a perfect fit for this creative family, captured by homeowner and photographer, Erin Little

Mark and I are both artists making our living

At first, I thought it was a bad idea: old church,

in Maine. I am a professional photographer

big drafty windows. But when I walked in, I

doing both editorial and commercial work,

knew it was meant to be, as I stepped into the

and a limited number of weddings each year.

first large room, I was sold. The property was

Mark splits his time between working at a local

in great shape, so oddly enough, all we had to

boatyard and creating contemporary abstract

do was add a kitchen, full bath, and paint... a

paintings in our home studio. A couple of

lot of paint. Within a month of closing, it was

years ago we were looking to relocate while

ready to go and we moved in. It’s been trial and

staying in the midcoast area, but our needs

error with heating. This building wasn’t really

as a family and artists meant we had to find

meant to be lived in and kept warm through

a pretty unique property. After exhausting

the coldest months of a Maine winter, but we

much of the house listings, Mark mentioned

are managing. It’s the perfect house for our

I should take a look at a church that had been

creative lives as a family and we couldn't be

for sale for many years.

happier!

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QUIRKY ART IN THE ENTRY AND A LIVED IN COLLECTION OF OUTERWEAR

BOL D TR I M A ND M I X O F PATTE R NS FO R TH I S CO O L K I D' S R O O M

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H ANG A RT A L L TH E WAY TO TH E CE I L I NG ; SALON STYLE. WHEN SHOP P ING FOR ART, G O F OR EITHER OV ER SI ZE D O R A BU NDA NT. DO N' T S TR E SS ABOUT 'MATCHING ' P IECES YOU ALREAD Y HAVE. IF YOU ARE DR AW N TO A PI E C E, IT WILL 'G O' WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.

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GR E AT A DDI TI O N OF P LANTS TO THIS RELAX ING SPACE

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RECIPES FOR

Potato Galette Lemon Thyme Bars Pinwheel Salad PAGE / 172

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Lemon Thyme Bars Lemon bars on top of buttery thyme crust

RECIPE CREDITS Lemon Bars / D.M.R. Fine Foods Salad / Pinch of Yum Galette / My Name is Yeh

Crust: ½ lb. unsalted butter ½ cup sugar 2 cups flour 2 T. fresh thyme, finely chopped ¼ tsp salt Lemon Glaze: 2 cups confectioner's sugar ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking pan. For the crust, cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light. Combine the flour, thyme and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into the greased baking pan, building up a 1/2-inch edge on all sides. Chill. Bake crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. For the lemon layer, whisk together eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 35 to 40 min. or about five minutes beyond the point where the filling is set. Cool to room temperature.

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Lemon Layer: 7 large eggs 2 ½ cups sugar 3 T. grated lemon zest 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup flour Fresh thyme sprigs, for garnish

Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. For the lemon glaze, whisk together the confectioner's sugar and lemon juice. Add more or less sugar and/or juice for desired consistency. Pour glaze over lemon bars and spread with a spatula to cover evenly. Allow the glaze to set for at least 20-30 minutes. Cut into squares and garnish with fresh thyme. Serve and enjoy!


Pinwheel Salad

Potato Galette

Present this salad with all the ingredients divided

Salt and vinegar potatoes with caramelized onions

Salad: 1 cup pomegranate seeds 2 cups chopped baby kale 2 cups cooked wild rice ¼ cup toasted walnuts ¼ cup feta cheese

Ingredients: 1 large onion ¼ cup butter 1 T. kosher salt, or to taste 2 potatoes thinly sliced ½ cup white vinegar

Dressing: ½ cup minced shallot 2 T. olive oil 2 T. water 2 T. honey ½ T. apple cider vinegar ½ tsp salt 1 squeeze of lemon or orange juice

Instructions: Preheat oven to 375.

Instructions: Prep the salad ingredients (chop, rinse, toast, etc). Chill them in the fridge while you make the dressing. Mince the shallot and saute in ½ tablespoon olive oil to reduce the bite. When soft and fragrant, remove from heat and transfer to a food processor. Pulse the shallot with the remaining olive oil, water, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and orange juice until smooth and creamy. Toss the salad ingredients together with the dressing just before serving.

2 T. chopped chives black pepper, to taste ½ lb. pie dough 1 large egg ½ cup shredded Parmesan

Caramelize onions in 2 T. of butter and a pinch of salt over medium. Place your sliced potatoes, 1 T. of salt, and 1/2 cup of vinegar in a large pot. Fill it with cold water until the water covers the potatoes. Bring to a boil and then simmer on a low rumble for 15 minutes, gently stirring occasionally. Strain potatoes and pat dry. Heat remaining 2 T. of butter on a skillet over medium high heat, and then fry your potatoes in batches, for about 5 minutes each. Toss with the chives, black pepper, and additional salt and vinegar to taste. Roll your pie dough out into a 12 or 13 inch circle and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Whip up your egg with a splash of water and brush it onto the dough, leaving a 2-inch perimeter. In the center of the dough, layer up your toppings in this order: a sprinkle of cheese, the onions, a sprinkle of cheese, half of the potatoes, a sprinkle of cheese, the other half of the potatoes, any additional chives or black pepper. Brush the edges with egg and then fold them up around the potatoes. Brush the outside edges with egg, sprinkle with salt, and bake until the pie crust is nicely browned, 20-30 minutes.

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A

signature drink RECIPE

GINGER BASIL GRAPEFRUIT SPRITZER 1 G RAP EFRUIT 1 cup / ICE 36 oZ / ginger soda 1/4 cup basil simple syrup* 1 bottle / CH ampagne or white wine COM BINE AL L ING RE DI E NTS, M IX W EL L AND CH IL L FOR 2 HOU R S. G ARNISH W IT H G RAP EFRU I T & BASI L

* To make the basil simple syrup, boil together one cup each: sugar and water for two minutes. Add one cup fresh basil. Steep 20 minutes. Strain and discard basil.

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