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Monet Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Kina Wicks

This styled shoot was sent over to us by Kina Wicks, who both designed and photographed the entire day. We love Kina’s approach to attainable elegance, and her injection of chalkboard elements, striking colors, and some seriously stunning floral arrangements from Ipomea Floral.

Monet Wedding Inspiration

Monet Wedding Inspiration

From the photographer and stylist, Kina: For the shoot’s theme, I really wanted it to be colorful, elegant and whimsical with lots of pastels like a Monet painting and touches of gold added for a bit of sparkle. Sheila from Ipomea Floral came through with a variety of luscious floral arrangements… my favorite of which was the chandelier made of laurel leaves and the most delicate fragrant peach narcissus flowers.

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I did the event design myself because I wanted to create something that, while elegant, could also be simple enough for a real bride to design. Salvage One is the perfect venue in Chicago for this as well with a plethora of unique furniture and nooks and crannies that make every wedding truly one of a kind there. The vintage farm house table was my favorite… I definitely wanted to take it home with me. I spray painted inexpensive leaf garlands from a local craft supply store to add a little sparkle to the decor, and used a simple lace table runner and dishes that I found while thrifting. The cake was iced with butter cream and topped with poppies, for a simple but elegant look.

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My favorite project for the event was the chalkboard touches. I used wood pieces for the name plates, table number and menu and spray painted them with chalkboard paint. After printing out the words I wanted for reference in my favorite calligraphy font, I used the amazing BRIDES chalk marker which created the chalk look with much more ease.

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Shoot Location: Chicago, IL / Photographer and Event Design: Kina Wicks / Floral Design: Ipomea Floral / Event Venue: Salvage One / Wedding Dress: Private Label from Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn / Hair: Your Stylist AJ / Makeup: Shannon O’Brien Makeup Artist

Travel Themed Wedding by Amorology

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Photos by:

Rachel Thurston

Today’s wedding is overflowing with fantastic details revolving around newlyweds Erin and Tyler’s love of travel. Styled by Amorology, it was pretty much a no-brainer that the wedding would become a favorite of ours. A favorite detail? The couple had a poet come in to write poems for the guests on a typewriter as favors. Photographed by Rachel Thurston, this wedding is a perfect example of how rain makes for such great photos and the cutest props like wellies!

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Wedding Location: Berkeley, CA / Wedding Photographer: Rachel Thurston / Wedding Flowers: Atelier Joya / Wedding Planning and Design: Amorology / Wedding Venue: The Brazilian Room / Wedding Caterer: Melons Catering / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Escort Card Maps: Brightly Designed / Entertainment: Entire Productions / Typewritten Poetry: Silvi of The Poetry Store

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Daily Pick

Clarence Chan Photography

www.clarencechanphoto.com

Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. It should be full of fun, laughter, and love; so should your photos. My goal is to capture beautiful moments by using a natural, artistic, and light photographic style. I’m passionate about story telling and I seek to document moments big and small—from the moment the bride walks down the aisle to laughter shared among friends—so that your photos will be cherished and shared for generations.

I have covered weddings across the United States and internationally and am a member of the esteemed Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and Fearless Photographers.

In 2012, I married my inspirational, creative, and loving wife. When I’m not shooting a wedding and traveling, I’m often at home with my wife, playing with our rambunctious corgi.

Based in New York City and the Greater Washington D.C area. I also travel domestically and internationally.

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