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Romantic Wedding Shoot Turned Proposal

Wedding Design

When we receive a beautiful shoot like this one from Courtney Leigh Photography, we know we’re already in for a treat. In this editorial, Chalie and Andrew were surrounded by lush, woodsy elements that were enhanced through Blush and Vine‘s lovely bouquets and floral arrangements, along with the dreamy tablescape by Jade Magnolia. As we dove more into it, we found out that this wedding inspiration turned into an epic marriage proposal caught on film and we got even more giddy than we already were. There’s no better way to end a shoot like this one!

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Courtney Leigh Photography

From the photographer, Courtney Leigh Photography: This beautiful wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by earthy elements, neutral tones and pops of gold and dusty blue. The best part? This styled shoot romantically turned into a real life proposal for the sweet couple, Chalie and Andrew. It was such a memorable moment to capture and the moments following the proposal are my absolute favorite images from the shoot. This one definitely goes down as an all time favorite of mine throughout my photography career and so many talented teams helped bring my vision to life.

blue wedding ideas - photo by Courtney Leigh Photography

pear-cut engagement rings - photo by Courtney Leigh Photography

wedding invitation styles - photo by Courtney Leigh Photography
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Wedding Vendors


Courtney Leigh Photography

Floral Designer

Blush and Vine

Table Styling

Jade Magnolia

Wedding Dress Separates

Alexandra Grecco

Wedding Shoes

Bella Belle

Engagement Ring and Jewelry

Susie Saltzman

Hair Accessories

The Botanist Co.

Hair and Makeup

Hey Lovely Makeup

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Wedding Cake

Buttercup Houston


Miss J's Sugar Cookies


A Pretty Perspective

Linens and Ribbons

Silk & Willow

Ribbons for Invitation Styling

Frou Frou Chic

Wedding Invitations

Whitney Kaufhold Calligraphy

Film Lab

Photo Vision Prints

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Handmade Amber Springs Wedding

DIY Weddings

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When we saw this wedding sent over by Half Orange Photography, the first thing that caught our eye was how crafty the bride was — from the string art sign of the couple’s name to the coffee filter altar backdrop, bride Nikki was an expert in finding low-budget projects with high impact effects. Read on for her inspiration and some great advice for you brides planning your own DIY wedding:

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pink bouquets with succulentsgold wedding shoes

From the bride, Nikki: My vision for the day was one that was relaxed and fun, with a hint of rustic whimsy, and a mix of modern and traditional. My main inspiration for these projects came from hours of studying the visual displays at Anthropologie and of course, wedding blogs! The project I was most excited to make was the “Nikki & Derek” made of nails and yarn, which is now hanging in our home! The area I was the most stumped on was the ceremony decor, until I came across a blog post that reminded me of an Anthropologie display made of coffee filters. It was everything I wanted in a project: inexpensive, easy and high impact! Lastly, when Derek proposed, he used big wooden letters to spell out “Marry Me,” and I really wanted to incorporate those somehow. A fresh coat of paint to match the wedding colors, and on the stage they went! It was a perfect centerpiece for the dance floor.

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coffee filter decorpink white invitations

pink string art

grooms succulent boutonnieres

succulent pink bouquetwhite table number frames

bride holding bouquet

pink marry me sign

pink bridesmaids bouquetwrapped floral arrangements

pink bridesmaids dresses

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coffee filter decor diy

My first piece of advice to future brides is to create a list of projects, and then prioritize the most important to you. You won’t get to do everything on your to-do list, but if you select a handful to focus on, it will prevent you from having a ton of half-finished projects. My second piece of advice is to delegate. Trust your friends and family! They likely have talents that you never knew existed. Most importantly, keep your groom involved. Find out what aspects of the wedding mean a lot to him and let him handle those. It’s a good reminder that you know the wedding is about him too, and you have delegated tasks to lighten your load. It’s a win-win! Above all, soak up every minute of your day. It’s true what they say, it will be over before you know it!

bride and groom chairs

string wrapped bottlespink paper lanterns

simple floral centerpieces

white succulent cakeswooden cake toppers

rustic indoor receptions

vintage pink centerpiecesnewlyweds first dance

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Wedding Vendors (Montgomery, TX):

Wedding Venue: Stonebrook Hall at Amber Springs / Wedding Photographer: Half Orange Photography / Wedding Flowers: HEB Blooms / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alexia Designs / Wedding Cake: Kristin Spicer / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Program Designer: Haley McMichael / DJ: Klentzman Entertainment / Videographer: Simmons Visual Arts

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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Pink Christmas Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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Thank you to everyone who applied for the position. We will be in touch with applicants who we believe are the best fit, so please sit tight!

Personality, personality, personality! Chelsea and Brock were determined to infuse their day with plenty of it and the final product is a day full of fanciful color, favorite foods, amazing design and cozy holiday details. A wedding photographer herself, the bride had in mind exactly what she wanted out of her big day and started curating knick-knacks and attire that perfectly reflect her relationship with her fiance. I love how Chelsea describes the reception as “a world that reflects all that you and your hubby love!” You said it, my friend. Thanks to Jamie Delaine for the amazing photos!

rock and roll wedding

From the uber-creative bride, Chelsea. Our colors were red and green originally. Red is Brock’s favorite color (one of his alma mater’s colors) and bright green is my absolute favorite color–I drive a green Beetle and all of my own business branding is green. The red and green really worked since we were having the wedding so close to Christmas. Then, I decided on a pink dress and started adding in touches of pink everywhere and the vision came together.
rock and roll wedding

rock and roll wedding

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I acted in college and love the arts in general (Brock is a musician and I am a photographer) and decided that I would love the look of a black theater that gave me free reign to decorate as I desired. We had three pieces of furniture on stage, symbolic of the home we are building together. When we exited after being announced hubby and wifey, all of our family threw fresh long stem roses on stage, reminiscent of classical theatre!

rock and roll wedding

rock and roll wedding

I did all of the planning and coordinating myself, which may not be right for some brides, but being a professional wedding photographer myself, I knew JUST what I wanted. With our invitations, we sent out “tickets” that our guests signed and dropped in a box at the ceremony instead of a standard guest book. When our guests entered the ceremony, there was a red vintage suitcase with all of the programs in it as well as the “ticket box.”

rock and roll wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? To start with, your wedding day ia ALL about you and your hubby. Don’t ever forget that. Be respectful and sweet when family members and even friends try to tell you how it should be done, or what tradition is, etc, but remain firm in what YOU want for your wedding day.

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Wedding Vendors (Montgomery, AL):

Ceremony location: Auburn University Montgomery Theatre / Reception Location: The Chapel Hill Meeting House / Wedding planner and event designer: the bride / Florist: Bride and Groom’s mother / Photographer: Jamie Delaine / Wedding Dress: Light in the Box Reception Dress: Light in the Box / Hair: Whitney Lemaster / Birdcage Veil: the bride, My Pink Wedding Dress / Shoes: Bordello and Luichiny / Groom’s suit: Banana Republic / DJ: Exponential Entertainment / Caterer: family friend/ Wedding Desserts: Family friends / Wedding Cakes: Big Bad Wolfe Catering / Photobooth: Joy Box Photobooth / Wedding invitations: the bride / Videographer: Ryan Rodinis

Jamie Delaine is a member of Blue Label.

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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