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LoveSick Expo Wedding Event

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The new year brings with it another exciting round of Lovesick Expo events, this year in Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Boston! There is nothing traditional or stuffy about this bridal expo, rather picture an event that features cool couples and wedding artists, a steady flow of local microbrews, a tinge of vintage-inspired nudity, DJs spinning indie-house music, and a whole lot of love! The Lovesick Expo is a concert-like event that unites engaged couples and vendors who typically wince at the thought of attending a bridal expo. It’s a community of the best local, artistic, and under-the-radar wedding talent in the northeast, catering to those looking left of the mainstream to craft the most important day of their lives. In fact, event producers don’t like the term “bridal” expo as Lovesick is very guy-friendly and has a large same-sex couple turnout.

The 2013 events are going to be even bigger than previous years with talent representing every category of wedding vendors. The roster includes trendy men’s fashion from Bonobos, offbeat performances by the Boston Circus Guild, Philly’s ice cream tricycle Little Baby’s, a hand-built vintage-meets-modern photobooth from the Luckystar Photobooth, an array of amazing photographers such as Wren & Field and Photo Pink, plus food samples from Birchtree Catering, Joshua’s, and Betty Brooklyn, all who specialize in local, vegan, or vegetarian fare. Each city is unique, but all are amazing! Lovesick will showcase neo-burlesque performances, non-traditional live bands and DJs, and a bar for those 21+ older. Additionally, an estimated $10,000 in wedding-related products and services will be raffled off with all proceeds benefiting Philadelphia-based non-profit Children Can Shape the Future.

Lovesick Expo is also a green affair through carbon-offsetting, the use of recycled materials, and other eco-friendly practices. Additionally, the office of Lovesick Inc. is based in New Jersey’s first LEED-silver certified home. Tickets and info may be found at www.lovesickexpo.com. For more information, contact Tom Wright at lovesickexpo@gmail.com or by phone at 267.908.6162.

All photo credits are courtesy of Love Me Do Photography

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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DIY Whimsical Napkin Rings

DIY Projects

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You’ve all seen our Bridesmaids’ Luncheon shoot from Sweet Sunday Events and EE Photography, and now we’ve got Katy and her team back with us to share how she made the flatware napkin holders. Feel free to use any hue to coordinate with your color scheme, or make each holder different to bring in an eclectic vibe!

diy napkin rings

For this project, you will need:
– Forks
– Hammer
– Hot Glue Gun
– Spray Paint
– Mini critters, birds or other decorative addition found at craft stores in the toy section
– Wooden dowel or rod

diy napkin ring supplies

Instructions:
1. Begin by hammering the fork straight.

diy napkin rings

2. Bend the fork in half. We used a rod to help create a more rounded bend.

diy napkin rings

3. Glue your choice of decorative accent to the end of the fork with the hot glue gun. Let dry.

diy napkin rings

4. Spray paint the forks with your color of choice and get ready for the party.

bridal luncheon

bridal luncheon
bridal luncheon
bridal luncheon
bridal luncheon
bridal luncheon


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Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: EE Photography / Caterer: Catering with a Twist / Models: Zephyr Talent / Wedding Dress: Melange Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Kristen Coleman of Green Alley Salon / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

Bridesmaids’ Luncheon Ideas

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We’re just tickled pink to share this next shoot from Sweet Sunday Events and EE Photography, which sets up the ideal bridesmaids’ luncheon amidst a picturesque forest. Full of bright colors, beautiful attire, and stunning florals, this shoot is guaranteed to inspire — right down to the DIY project from Sweet Sunday we’ll be sharing later today!

bridesmaid lunch ideas

From Sweet Sunday Events: The perfect bridesmaid lunch was located in a whimsical forest and shot by Erin of EE photography. Sweet and enchanting, the lush background made way for a girls-only celebration full of yummy treats, beautiful fashions, and flowers to die for.


floral bridesmaids signs

outdoor bridal luncheons

floral bridesmaids invitations

wildflower fall bouquets

outdoor bridal luncheons

outdoor wedding ideas

The girls’ morning began in the make shift powder room. This sheet lined space held the day’s outfits, jewels, and florals. Looking lovely, the bride and her bridesmaids sat near the flower adorned vanity prepping for the big day. After all, who doesn’t love to play dress up?


bride and bridesmaids

outdoor bridal luncheons

floral bridesmaids invitations

wild flower arrangements

denim place settings

Between two trees stood a large wooden installation of varying shades of pinks and hanging hearts. Pattern on pattern place settings and a lush arrangement of dahlias, roses, ranunculus, thistle, and foliage completed the tabletop making it delightfully inviting.


wooden wedding installations

outdoor bridal luncheons

outdoor table settings

white wedding dresses

baked wedding goods

denim wedding decorations

dessert table signs

The food station was nothing to be forgotten. Catering with a Twist provided adorably displayed treats layered on a vintage flour table. The fantastic signage for the event was created by the oh-so talented Sarah, of The Stationery Bakery. Her hand painted signs, name tags, and letters added just the right amount of style to this fun day.


outdoor wedding installations

bridal luncheon food

wildflower wedding centerpieces

whimsical dessert tables

bridal luncheon decorations

bride and bridesmaids


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Photographer: EE Photography / Caterer: Catering with a Twist / Models: Zephyr Talent / Wedding Dress: Melange Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Kristen Coleman of Green Alley Salon / Paper Goods: The Stationery Bakery

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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