Wedding Photo Re-Edits

Every so often our amazing wedding photographer Christina Gilchrist is inspired to go back through her film and find little gems she may not have noticed before, or re-edits photos from our wedding.  She is always sweet enough to send them along to us which is a lovely way to re-live little moments from our wedding.

Here are some of my new favorites from this bunch…

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BHLDN is here!

The highly anticipated bridal collection from Anthopologie has finally arrived!  BHLDN (aka: Beholden) was introduced to a fanfare from blogs across the web.  I was too busy sanding away to get a good look at until the evening, so sorry if this is old news already but I had to show you my personal favorites from the collection.

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Color Me Inspired: Brown Velvet Ribbon

I love the pop of blue and orange in this otherwise soft palette.  And if you know me at all, you know I have a thing for velvet ribbon in rich tones.

Bouquet from 100 Layer Cake via The Ritzy Bee.

10% OFF: A Alicia Wedding & Handmade

Remember A Alicia’s beautiful knit accessories I mentioned earlier this week?  Well Anna also has a beautiful bridal shop chock full of wedding goodies including beautiful garters, ring pillows, clutches, jewelry, corsages and a collection of adorable hair accessories.  I love the vintage lace pom poms and gold lame bows.

Anna has graciously offered 10% to Lost & Fawned readers when they purchase this week!  Use the discount code ‘LOSTANDFAWNED’ when you make a purchase at A Alicia Weddings to receive the discount.  Code expires on September 10th.

And SURPRISE!  Anna has also offered 10% at her accessories shop as well!  Also use the discount code ‘LOSTANDFAWNED’ when you purchase from A Alicia Handmade to get 10% off your purchase!

Paper Anniversary Ideas

Our first anniversary (one year married, 7 years together) is less than two weeks away.  I can’t believe the wedding was almost as year ago.  Jared and I really like the idea of using the traditional anniversary themes for gifts and I think we are going to try to stick with them.  That would make year 1 our paper anniversary.

Yesterday Jared asked “for anniversary gifts, do we get the other person something or get “us” something?…  I think it is a more romantic gesture to celebrate our being together than your being with me… what do you think?” First of all, I love my husband to pieces.  He’s so sweet.  Secondly, now we’re trying to think of a paper gift for the two of us.  We were hoping to have a house deed in hand, but it’s unlikely we’ll find something and purchase it in time.

Other ideas he proposed were an art piece of some kind (maybe a portrait… anyone have a wonderful artist who does custom work?), a spur of the moment trip (any ideas where?), receipt for something fun (cop-out if we can’t think of anything) or a rainy day savings account (practical and boring).

So what did you do for your paper anniversary?  Anyone else sticking to traditional anniversary gifts?

Our Spread in Portland Bride & Groom Magazine

Well, I finally got around to taking some photos of the issue of Portland Bride & Groom (which came out in May) that our wedding was featured in.  Sorry, it took so long.  Jared and  have been so busy and time just seems to fly these days.  Anyways, the issue is available on newsstands in Oregon (and apparently some parts of Washington and California) until the winter issue comes out.

Open up to the table of contents and hey!  Check that out!  Real weddings on page 25!

The first 2 pages have our bio (which is so corny and pretty outdated since we wrote it for the application back in October).  Big photo of the ceremony.  One of Jared’s poor brothers ended up in the gutter of the magazine and disappears completely unless you really open the magazine up wide.

Second page with one of our Holga shots and some more detail photos.

And a selection of our amazing vendors!  I wish they could have featured more vendors, but I know they are limited on space.

Overall, I’m very pleased.  Naturally being the person I am, I wish I could have edited it myself and selected which photographs would be featured, but at least Jared or I don’t look like a goober.  HUGE congrats to Christina, our amazing photographer!  You totally deserve it!

Delicious Summer Flowers

I can’t help it.  Raspberries are my favorite.  Beautiful for a summer wedding or for your kitchen table.

Photos via Elseachelsea via flickr.

Our Wedding: Part Five – The Details

Today I want to share some of the lovely little details that made our day so special.  All of the centerpieces and decor flowers were purchased from the local flower market and arranged in a variety of milk glass containers by my very talented grandmother and aunt.  The bouquets we had done at Basketcase.  I made the “F” charm for my bouquet.

The reception needed some pattern and texture, so spent a weekend scooping up Amy Butler fabrics on sale a yard at a time, cut them and with the help of my mother-in-law hemmed them all.  I also put together the bunting for the breeze-way with the leftover napkin fabric and some patchwork runners for various tables.

I loved our cake. It was 2 tiers of lemon poppy seed with lemon and raspberry cream cheese filling and 1 tier of rich chocolate with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberry preserves.  It was all covered in ivory buttercream with white fondant eyelet lace trim.  My aunt and uncle purchased a custom cake topper from Ann Wood for us which topped the simple cake beautifully.

We used a vintage aqua suitcase to serve as a card box on the guest book table and tucked out of our beautiful invitations in the pocket.

We had a limited bar with local beers and wines, a fresh fruit sangria, Oregon strawberry lemonaid and citrus water.  Everyone managed to find something they liked.

We decorated the staircase to the beach with leftover centerpieces from the rehearsal picnic (canning jars from the grocery store with “popcorn hydrangea”).

All photos by Christina Gilchrist out of Portland, OR.

Vendors Featured:

Invitations: My Ugly Kitty, Ring Bowl: Paloma’s Nest, Bouquet Initial Charm: Lost & Fawned, Cake: The Dessert Tray (Beaverton, OR), Cake Topper: Ann Wood Handmade, Food: Claeys CateringBeer: Rogue Brewery (Portland, OR),

Our Wedding: Part Four – The Ceremony

I took a little break from posting yesterday to tend to a sick husband.  Jared has the flu and was miserable yesterday.  He’s feeling a bit better today and is back at work so I’m back to posting.

Our ceremony was only 13 minutes.  Yea, only 13 minutes.  We really stripped it down to the basics and a beautiful little homily by my step-dad who is a wonderful speaker.  My dad and brother built the crooked aisle the morning of the wedding and both ended up with awesome sunburns.  Since we knew the ceremony would be short we skipped chairs and alters and everyone just closed in around us.  We did have some random beach-goers stop and watch the ceremony, which was fine.  They were quiet and courteous.

You’d be surprised how many photos can be taken by 2 photographers in just 13 minutes.  The sun started setting during the ceremony and the weather was beautiful.  My awesome brother Jimmy sang and played harmonica with guitar for the recessional (‘All I Want is You’ by Barry Louis Polisar).  We made sure our photographer got a photo of all our guests right after the wedding.  I’m so glad we did this.  The pictures are so cute and we know no one go left out.

More coming tomorrow.  Details, reception photos and my favorite portraits coming up.

Our Wedding: Part Three – First Look & Bridal Party

We went ahead and met before the ceremony to take some photos and take some of the pressure off to get photos taken between the ceremony and reception.  Jared was a real sport about taking pictures.  He absolutely hates having his picture taken.  Somehow we managed to get some pictures without any people in the background.  The tide was high enough that the tide pools weren’t exposed (which draws TONS of beach combers to the rock) which really helped.  But even at high tide there are lots of walkers on the beach.

We had a very lopsided bridal party.  Jared had 6 guys on his side and I had 2 ladies and 2 guys on my side.  Pictures were never going to look even and symmetrical, so we just mixed everyone up.  I think the sweaters brought a lot of color into and otherwise neutral bridal party.  In some of these you can see some scary clouds that blew in.  I had no idea the sky was dark until weeks later when I saw these pictures.

All photos by Christina Gilchrist out of Portland, OR.