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1960’s Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Wedding

September 30, 2014 | carrie
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Taking place at a Frank Lloyd Wright venue, Allie and Timmy’s 60’s inspired wedding incorporated retro designs and different pop culture artifacts, including a typewriter. Their bright and joy-filled day was beautifully captured by Kimberly Seabury, who’s emphasis on photographing the emotions of the day made for some seriously breathtaking imagery! In honor of The Beatles, Woodstock, and Twiggy, sit back and enjoy Allie and Timmy’s 1960’s Frank Lloyd Wright inspired wedding.

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The Couple: Allie & Timmy

The Wedding: 8.2.14 in Salem, Oregon

The Inspiration: Our inspiration for the wedding was mid century design meets classic cocktail party. The two kind of go hand and hand, so it was a pretty fun process of gathering ideas and making our ideas a reality. We’ve both always been into classic design, so getting married was really a great way to showcase our style and get creative. I’ve always dreamed of having a fancy soiree, reminiscent of a party scene from an old movie. And also to have a swanky party with a lounge feel. And we were able to incorporate the two. It was cocktail classy meets lounge retro. The fashion fell into the same categories. Though my dress wasn’t actually vintage, I like to describe it as a 1950’s Vogue drawing. Very flowing, yet also very angular. Tim’s suit was very 1960’s. A classic suit, with a fashionable flair. Very mod. He looked like one of the Beatles! 

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The Moments: There were so many great moments I will never forget, so it’s hard to choose just one! It was amazing being able to see so many friends and family together in the same place. It was great getting to see everyone having the best time and telling me so. And of course, it was beautiful to spend the whole night with the man of my dreams. But I’d have to say that the best moment for me was being able to watch my grandparents share a dance with one another. To see the love they still have for each other is so inspiring and touching. I can only hope Tim and I persevere and are lucky enough to grow old with each other.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kimberly Seabury
Ceremony & Reception Venue – The Gordon House
Floral Designer – Ponderosa & Thyme
Officiant – Mike Honan
Catering – Wild Pear
Cake – Country Cake Shop
Wedding Dress – Cocoon Silk
Videographer – Sam Learn
Makeup Artist – Amber McMullin
Hair Stylist – Stacy Birch
Bridal Accessories – Nordstrom
Bridesmaid’s Apparel – Modcloth
Groom’s Apparel – Shyrock’s
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Shyrock’s
Rentals – All Star Rentals

The Couple Recommends: Everyone who contributed to our wedding did and outstanding job! Every vendor brought so much to the table and really made the wedding come together. I couldn’t have been happier!

Thank you Allie and Timmy for sharing your fantastically retro and chic day with us! For more vintage inspiration, check out this rad Vintage Wedding at Mercury Hall!

xoxoCarrie

20 Out of the Box Date Ideas

September 30, 2014 | lexi

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Whether you’re planning something special for your anniversary, or just want to keep life interesting, we’ve compiled 20 date ideas to inspire you to create a date that you and your partner are bound to love! Check out our list, and leave a comment below with your own favorite date idea!

1. Picnic in the park

Pack a blanket and your favorite bottle of wine for a lazy day of people watching and enjoying time outside.

picnic Photo by Thomas Pellicer

2. Horseback Riding

Hit a trail on horseback for a laid back afternoon.

horsebackriding Photo by Ash Imagery

3. County Fair

A trip to the fair is a great excuse to eat fried food and act like a kid!

fair Photo by Michael Wachniak

4. Exercise together

Go on a jog or take a yoga class together. Bonus points if you can incorporate your pet like these two!

yoga Photo by Daniel Stark Photography

5. Board Game Night

Great for couples with a competitive edge, board game nights are inexpensive, provide hours of entertainment, and don’t even require a change out of your pajamas!

boardgame Photo by Ken Kienow

6. Canoeing 

Rent a kayak or canoe for a few peaceful hours on the water alone with your special someone.

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7. Bike ride

Get some fresh air by breezing through your city’s streets on bicycle. If you want to try something unique, rent a tandem!

bikeride Photo by Gleason Photography

8. Have a water gun war

Get playful and cool down on a hot summer day with a couple of Super Soakers!

watergunPhoto by Spencer Combs

9. Splurge on a weekend trip

Surprise your partner with plane tickets for a spur of the moment weekend trip! (Be sure their schedule is open before you book)

airplane Photo by Raheel Gauba of Fia Forever Photography

10. Act like tourists

Don’t have the time or money to travel the world? Spend a day exploring your own city like a tourist, and be sure to take lots of pictures!

tourist Photo by Adagion Studio

11. Get caricatures

Have a street artist draw caricatures of the two of you to be whimsically displayed in your home!

caricature Photo by Adagion Studio

12. Walk a dog

If you don’t have a pup of your own, borrow a friend’s, or volunteer together at your local animal shelter!

dogwalk Photo by Amanda Wilcher of Amanda Wilcher Photographers

13. Spend time outdoors

Climb a tree, take a hike, and enjoy each other’s company while getting some fresh air.

tree Photo by Ash Imagery

14. Go Rollerskating

Take it to the next level by dressing in sweat bands and 70’s attire as you zoom through a park or your neighborhood in a pair of super cool rollerskates.

rollerskatePhoto by Ricki Ford

15. Take a Scenic Flight

Check out the aerial view of your favorite city by taking a scenic flight. Be sure to check Groupon for deals in your area!

scenicflight Photo by KLK Photography

16. Visit a Library

Make your inner nerd grin by spending your day together with your noses in books.

library Photo by Scobey Photography

17. Visit a Farm

Learn how to milk a cow and take home some fresh produce!

chickens Photo by Lauren Belknap of Callaway Gable

18. Browse through a record store

A perfect date for music lovers!

record Photo by DWJ Studio

19. Go to a football tailgate

Even if you don’t plan on going to the actual game, tailgates are fun and festive! Dress up in game-day gear, grill out, and sip your favorite brew while laughing at outrageous body paint on crazy fans.

football Photo by Matthew Moore Photography

20. Recreate your first date.

Laugh about how nervous you were and bask in nostalgia as you think of how far you’ve come since date #1.

datePhoto by Heather Waksa Photography

Don’t forget to comment below with your own favorite date idea, and check out this Vancouver by Bike Engagement Photo Shoot for more date inspiration!

xoxo

Nautical Inspired DIY Wedding in Maine

September 30, 2014 | lexi
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Emily Delamater Photography

Last Spring, I had the ultimate privilege to stand next to my oldest childhood friend and watch her marry her best friend and soul-mate. Drawing inspiration from all things nautical, this DIY wedding was relaxed, perfectly executed, and entirely sentimental. Their wedding was the ultimate celebration of love, filled with close family and friends, incredible food, and non-stop dancing – all captured perfectly by Emily Delamater Photography. I am beyond honored to share Jess and Tom’s nautical inspired DIY wedding with y’all today!

The Couple: Jessica and Tom

The Wedding: Laudholm Farm at Wells Reserve, Wells, Maine

The Inspiration: Since Tom and I are from different cities – we knew that our wedding would include travel for at least some of our guests. Instead of asking half the party to travel – we asked everyone to! Tom and I got married in Wells, Maine close to Ogunquit where Tom’s parents have a beach house. The inspiration for the theme and decor was a combination of laid back New England and nautical.

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The Couple Recommends: Honestly – we were so lucky! All of our vendors were super. Our guests raved about the food and that our band kept guests on their feet until the venue was literally kicking us out! I would HIGHLY recommend all of our vendors.

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Emily Delamater Photography
Event Planner: Bride, with help from Blue Elephant Catering 
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Laudholm Farm at Wells Reserve
Invitation Designer: By Invitation Only
Catering: Blue Elephant Catering
Florist: Laurie Andrews Event Designs for Bouquets and Bouts, friends and family for reception flowers
Officiant: Lauren Snead – Rhythm & Light Ceremonies
Cake: Friend of the Bride
Wedding Dress: Watters from Madeleine’s Daughter
Hair & Makeup: Bei Capelli
Live Music: Bob Charet Band
Transportation: Ogunquit Trolley
Party Favors: Crowe’s Corporate Promotions
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Rings: Cynthia Findlay

Thank you so much to Jessica and Tom for allowing us to publish their special day, it was incredible to be a part of it all!

Looking for some more DIY inspiration? Check out Jessica and Mark’s elegant DIY wedding!

xoxo