meet…saddle shoe signs

You were first introduced to Saddle Shoe Signs with our latest Peppermint Wonderland photo shoot, and today we are going to introduce the company to you, and the fabulously talented Meredith Moran – the woman behind Saddle Shoe Signs. Yes, this is the same Meredith of Meredith Moran Photography. Not only is she a fantastic photographer, but she also makes the signs with her own two hands. We’ve  seen her work up close and personal…and they are beautifully handmade. In fact, we want some of our own!
Saddle Shoe Signs are vintage-inspired marquee lights.  Our signs are rented by the letter so customers can spell whatever they’d like, creating a custom sign perfect for their event,” Meredith said. “There are so many people out there buying “Eat, Drink & Be Married”, or ” I Do”  signs for their weddings, only to be stuck with the sign after the wedding (& we all hope there isn’t going to be another wedding!), or stuck with the hassle of giving it away, selling it, or just throwing it away.  How about the grand opening for your store or restaurant?  No need to be stuck with a “Grand Opening” sign after the “grand opening”.”
Rental prices are $35/letter for the first 2 letters, $25/letter after that. Outside of Denver, there is a minimum 3 letter rental, in addition to a mileage fee for traveling outside Denver. They deliver and install signs. All rental letters are red, but Meredith can make a letter in a different color for an additional fee.
For all you blissful brides out there, Meredith sweetened the deal. If you book her for your wedding, you can get a sign for free. Click here to see her portfolio.
Letters are also available for sale on Etsy {how cute would these letters be in a home…I can just see JOY on my mantle next Christmas}, and are made with heavier/high quality material. You have the option to choose from 20+ colors. Visit Saddle Shoe Designs on Etsy here.

tea for two

A beautiful couple, a vintage-styled table {set for tea for two}, antique furniture {LOVE, LOVE the couch}, soft pink and whites tones, anemone flowers and even a pocket watch accessory for the groom…this shoot, photographed by Stacey Bishop Photography, really is lovely and quite pretty.

This stylized wedding shoot was created out of the love for all things classic and lovely. From a historic home, antique furniture and details, classically styled attire to the soft color scheme of the flowers, this gorgeous bride and groom take us to a simpler time without compromising style!

Photographer:  Stacey Bishop Photography
Floral Designer: Flower Allie
Etsy Designer: DeLoop
Etsy Designer: Sofisticata
Makeup Artist: Makeup By Amy
Bakery: Old Town Baking Co.
Hair Stylist: Doug O’Connell
Second Shooter:  Brittany Dow Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

vintage glamorous styled shoot

Vintage accessories, a rustic barn, DIY charm and a glamorous chandelier – sounds like our ideal event! Seriously, all those elements combined are ingredients for an absolutely gorgeous event…in this case, a styled shoot. You can find so much inspiration for your own event with these lovely images shared with us by  Jalapeño Photography.

In the words of Edwina, photographer from Jalapeño Photography: The backdrop for our shoot, Ekster Antiques, used to operate storefronts in the Northern Virginia and Maryland antiques’ districts, but Caroline Verschoor with Ekster Antiques got away from the restrictions of operating a shop on Main Street when she began selling her Frenchy-chic antiques quarterly out of her barns in Hamilton, VA. Ekster Antiques’ barns are a dream location for any girl who’s ever owned a glue fun. The barns are a perfect mix of rustic, mercury glass-bling, and high style.

The hair and makeup for models Tiffany Griffith and Joshua Medellin were spot-on and done by MakeUp by Tiffany M. Tiffany ensured that the makeup and hair appeared fresh and clean, and then gentle played up the lips and curls to give our bride, Tiffany, a little va va voom. 

The flowers were assembled by the hip Anthomanic —which translates from Ancient Greek as “a person who suffers from an extravagant passion for flowers.” Perfect name for Amanda’s business! Amanda with Anthomanic incorporated beautiful and in-season flowers, which was the perfect complement to the Frenchy antiques. The drinks were styled by Lindsay with the Well Fed Hospitality Group, a restaurant consulting upstart for the DC market. The cocktails were a Bulleit Bourbon Sweet Tea Mint Julep and a ginger beer float. Visually beautiful and perfectly refreshing. The invitations were styled by the Dandelion Patch. Off white invitations played up the vintage feel of the shoot, while the pinks and greens helped continue the muted color pallet. 

Hasna with Sugar Lips Confectionery styled the picture-perfect cake. Ruffles incorporated the elegance of the antiques, and the robin eggs added the perfect pop of color and played on the shoot’s rustic charm. 

The favors were caramel apples dipped in white chocolate and pecan, a Jalapeño Photography styling element. These apples are a crisp and visually stunning favor for fall weddings.

Event Planner:  Well Fed Hospitality Group
Floral Designer:  Anthomanic
Invitation Designer:  The Dandelion Patch
Cake Designer:  Sugar Lips Confectionery
Makeup Artist:  MakeUp by Tiffany M
Venue/Other:  Ekster Antiques
Photographer:  Jalapeño Photography

{images via Jalapeño Photography}

Country Vintage Wedding

Goin’ to the chapel {or backyard} and we’re gonna get married

Jordan and Justin had a simple, rustic, backyard country wedding in May 2012.
Married on a perfectly sunny day at the groom’s farm in Oklahoma, this couple went 100% country!

Belt buckles & guns, horses & haystacks … I am loving every bit!

{images via Photos by Keshia}

juliet + doug

Zenobia Studios captured the vintage and hand-made beauty of this destination wedding at the fabulous Belle Mer in historic seaside Newport…and we’re happy they shared it with us.

Some of the couple’s DIY details included the creation of their own photo station with a vintage curtain backdrop and vintage props. The bride also found beaded belts and 50’s cat sunglasses on Etsy for her bridesmaids. Invitations, menus, signage and programs were all handmade and stunningly beautiful and vintage chic. And, the bride incorporated her Italian heritage everywhere, including love quotes by Dante printed on cards around the cocktail area.

Photography: Zenobia Studios
Floral Designer:  Flowers by Semia
Event Venue:  Belle Mer

{images by Zenobia Studios via Two Bright Lights}