Damn it. I love this engagement session.
Michelle of Rad + In Love obviously had a blast shooting these two. Put a red skirt on a pretty lady, give her a super cute fiancé and a couple of bikes to tool around town on, and viola!! You have one of the sweetest engagement sessions ever. Mel + Michael. Love!
PDN Cover and Inside Article!
The Wedding Artists Collective is honored to have been included in this years’ PDN Weddings Issue! Not only did Brookelyn Photography get the cover (woohoo!) we also got an inside story about the Collective. So proud of the whole group and thank you PDN!
The Cana Family - Movies AND Photography!
Everyone knows Ben and Drew from The Cana Family for their epic movies, right? Well, as they’ve developed a repution for their movie making talents (you can see those here) they’ve also created an extensive body of work for their photography portfolio. Slowly but surely they’ve developed an amazing group of stunning images that clearly show the depth of their talent. So...
Rad + In Love's Carondelet House wedding up on 100...
Rowina and Mark had a sweet wedding at the Carondelet House last fall and Rad + In Love were there to capture every little moment and detail. Can we talk about her Rodarte head piece? I mean, common. Right? Love, love love. Thanks 100 Layer Cake for the equally sweet post today. Oh and a big thanks to Kevin at The Why We Love for helping out with this one! Congratulations to Rowina and Mark....
Ariel Dearie's bath soaks getting some love on...
DS wrote: Ariel Dearie designs some of the most beautiful flower arrangements in Brooklyn. So it was no surprise that when she decided to expand into natural beauty products, they would be just as beautiful. Ariel recently debuted a line of bath and beauty products inspired by floral and other natural elements. The first product is a Botanical Bath Soak in three scents: Original...
Libbie + Jesse's Napa Valley Wedding on 100 Layer...
Fall weddings, lush florals, vineyards and wine…these are a few of my favorite things. Libbie and Jesse were sweet enough to bring Gary Ashley along for one of the most beautiful, romantic and elegant weddings of the year. For the full story, check out the post on 100LayerCake. Thank you 100LayerCake for the post and a huge thank you to Libbie and Jesse! We’re so happy for you both....
Backyard wedding by Shannen Norman
Shannen photographed Megan and Tony’s wedding last fall in New Haven, CT, home of Yale, where they’re both finishing their masters in poetry. I must say, these are my favorite kinds of weddings. It looks like such a relaxed afternoon of wondering around the city, taking portraits, a simple church ceremony and an evening full of great conversation and laughter illuminated by candles...
Destination Joshua Tree
Ever been to 29 Palms in Joshua Tree? If not you really need to check it out. It’s super laid back, rustic, and pretty much everything you’d want out of a low-key desert get away. Well these two knew what they were doing when they traveled to the desert for their wedding and I must say, I’m a bit jealous. Why didn’t I think of that? Photos by the one and only,...
Ariel Dearie collaboration with Katy Smail
A gorgeous collaboration with illustrator Katy Smail and Ariel Dearie. My eyes and heart say yes to this on so many levels. Don’t even know where to begin.
We're up on Etsy today!
The AMAZING Ginny Branch has recently started writing a column for Etsy called “Get the Look” where she features a real wedding and gives you tips on where you can purchase items for your wedding that match the inspiration. Emily and Paul’s wedding, shot by Josh Goleman, is one of the first to go up. Needless to say we are sooooo excited about this! Thank you Ginny Branch and...
Alder Manor wedding- Florals by Ariel Dearie
Some pretty stunning florals for a pretty stunning wedding. See the full feature and list of credits on Once Wed!
A foodie's dream wedding come true.
This has to be one of my favorite weddings from 2012. And why, do you ask? Well… other than the fact that Peter and Robert were able to celebrate their 20+ year relationship by getting married (as if that’s not enough!), they hired the crazy talented caterers Fire Roasted Catering (look them up, you’re going to want these guys in your rolodex if they aren’t already). What...
Air Museum wedding by Rad + In Love
Check these two out! What a theme, what an inspired wedding and what a sweet couple. Meet Erin and Matt. Matt has been working on getting his pilots license, and the two were happy when they learned that one of their favorite places, The Planes of Fame Air Museum, hosted events. They embraced the vintage travel theme from top to bottom, and did it with such flair. Erin crafted invitations to...
Welcome to the new year everybody
Thought I’d start the new year off right with some florals by Ariel Dearie. Every time she works her magic she makes me smile. Thank you Tin Sparrow Studio for the beautiful photos!
Magic in Big Sur by Rad + In Love
Beautiful, right? You can read all about this magical wedding on OnceWed here.
Upstate NY- I love you
I’ll admit I’m having a bit of a nostalgic moment as I think about some of the wonderful and wild times I’ve had in upstate NY. Oh, and I also got married in upstate NY. What is it about that area? Love. Speaking of love…I’m loving this wedding recently photographed by Brooke and I’m pretty certain you will too. Dana, you’re freaking adorable. Chris,...
A Colorado wedding by Rad + In Love
The latest wedding from Rad + In Love is bringing a smile to my face. What a beautiful location..I mean common- Telluride in the fall? Doesn’t get any prettier than this. Gorgeous photos, gorgeous light and a gorgeous bride. Congratulations, Laura + Ned!
Ariel Dearie for Sunday Suppers
Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers took these photos from a dinner she and Ariel decorated over the summer. For this project, they focused on the simple, elegant lines of Jasmine and other vines to create a feeling of nature quietly creeping in.
A Long Beach wedding by Brookelyn Photography
Kyle and Raquel got married this fall out on Long Beach Island and Brooke along with her second shooter, Ruth, captured every moment and gorgeous detail. Loving the thoughtful design elements, not to mention Raquel looks like the happiest bride ever. Love it! Congrats to you both.
A woodland wedding with Florals by Ariel Dearie
While I’m on the subject of rustic, simple, woodland weddings….head over to Ariel’s blog to see this beautiful little number she designed for earlier this fall.
A rustic wedding by Rad + In Love
I’m simply loving this recent wedding photographed by the ladies from Rad + In Love. Set in Julian, CA at the Pine Hills Lodge, Kelli and Brian pulled together some beautifully simple and rustic elements to create a pretty sweet wedding. It looks like it was such laid back, festive and love filled day. This has to be my favorite kind. Congrats Kelli and Brian. xoxo
Marlene's East Hampton Wedding on Once Wed
Once Wed created this beautiful feature on the East Hampton wedding photographed by Josh Goleman and filmed by the Cana Family earlier this summer. Thank you Emily and thanks again to Marlene and Dave for letting us be a part of your day. XOXO
Elopement by Rad + In Love
I must say, I’m really loving this San Diego elopement photographed by Rad + In Love. I’m a big fan of big weddings but there’s something so pure, sweet and simple about a summer morning elopement. Jamie can tell you all about it here but I just had to share a few of my favorites on The Wedding Collective’s little ol’ blog. Thanks for sharing Jamie and congrats to...
Ariel Dearie for Bulgari..... and oh so much...
August and September were two incredibly busy months for our floral designer, Ariel Dearie. There’s seriously so much to catch up on! Though the projects were vast and many here are some of my favorites. First up is the new Bulgari campaign with Isabella Rosselini where Ariel did the floral arrangement. You may have caught it in the September issue of Vogue and Vanity Fair. There...
Planks & Patina
Last weekend my husband took me on a little excursion to the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs. Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it you must know this place is magical. It’s so quite, serene and beautiful I could doze by the pool, take a dip and sip a glass of rosé outside on the private patio forever. If it’s any indication as to how relaxing and restorative it...
Pamela Love's Montauk wedding by Gary Ashley
When Gary was invited to photograph Pamela Love’s wedding we were like, “um yes?!” Knowing she had out of control style and even with a mutual friend or two we knew it would be a fun one. Pamela and Matthew got married at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, one of my favorite hotels of all time. Thanks to 100LayerCake for featuring this on their blog and best wishes to Pamela and...
Abby & Ted's wedding on East Side Bride!
To start the day off we have another cutie of a wedding shot by our new friends Rad + In Love which was just featured on East Side Bride. I love the rocker groom and his (can I say bitchin on this thing?) bride. Not to mention, Rad + In Love killed it with the photos. Congrats to Abby & Ted and thanks to East Side Bride for the post!
Gianna and Gilly's wedding on 100LayerCake!
Earlier in the summer Gary Ashley was invited to shoot this doll of a wedding at the Horticultural Center in Philadelphia. Gianna, being a designer for Free People, had a pool of insanely talented friends (see Kris Chau ) to help her create some of the craftiest, sweetest and beautiful elements ever. Thank you Gianna and Gilly for having us be a part of your day. As always it’s an honor to...
Rad + In Love join the Collective!
Oh man, am I excited about this announcement. The amazing, super cool, sweet (and yes, even rad) ladies, Jamie Street and Michelle Pullman a.k.a Rad + In Love have joined the Collective. Why does that name sound familiar, you ask? Well you may be familiar with their work from here, here and here. Their gorgeous landscapes, beautiful portraits and relaxed documentary style using a mix of...
An East Hampton wedding by Josh Goleman
Marlene and David tied the knot with style this summer in East Hampton. By mixing a little bit home-spun feel with a whole lot of glamor they rocked it! With Josh behind the photo camera and the Cana Family behind the video camera I think a little bit of magic happened that day. You remember this video I shared with you last month, yeah? A wedding that ends up with the bride and groom in the...
A backyard wedding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Brooke recently photographed this backyard wedding in Brooklyn and I’m really smitten with it. It’s nice to see an industrial space decked out to create such a festive and inviting place. Not to mention they had Fig & Pig cater with, you guessed it, a whole roasted pig. Looks like an amazing time. Congrats to Jess and Jeff!
Florals by Ariel Dearie
I thought I’d make it a floral Friday and share some recent arrangements by Ariel Dearie. Directly below is a bride’s bouquet of Peonies, Jasmine and Russian Olives. Happy Friday everyone! Love in the Mist, Clematis, Ranunculus & Scabiosa Olive, Peonies and Clamatis
Iloire & Gregory's Upstate NY Wedding
Where to even begin with these two? I guess I should start by explaining I was privileged to assist my dear husband, Gary Ashley, on this one. The term “laid back bride” doesn’t even begin to describe how insanely happy and chilled out Iloire was on her big day. You can see it on her face in each and every one of these photos-she’s hands down the happiest bride EVER. And...
Ariel Dearie in New York Magazine's Wedding Guide
I’m well behind in sharing this with you but I figure late is always better than never! One of Ariel’s arrangements was featured in NY Magazine’s Left of Centerpiece story in their summer Wedding Guide. Gorgeous.
Jenny & Chad photographed by Shannen Norman
Shannen Norman photographed Jenny & Chad at the Equestrian Center in Walnut Creek, CA earlier this spring. If you haven’t already seen it this is a fun one to check out. I mean, seriously, look at some of these details (the bridesmaid’s vintage purse/floral arrangement?). Love it!
Truly a Dream Team: The Cana Family + Josh Goleman photographed and filmed Marlene & David in the East Hamptons earlier this month. You seriously have to watch this one to the end! I’m not going to spoil it, but trust me- it’s EPIC. Photos soon to follow but for now…enjoy the show….
Sneak Peak- A spring wedding at Ruschmeyer's
The insanely talented jewelry designer, Pamela Love and her handsome beau tied the knot this spring at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk NY. As excited as I am to show this gem of a wedding I have to hold off just a bit longer! In the mean time, here’s a sneak peak of one of Gary Ashley’s Polaroids from the day. More to come!
A Mexican destination wedding by Brooke Fitts
Brooke shot this gorgeous little number a couple of months ago in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Clearly a lot of sun, sand and tequila was involved. Jealous!! To see more from this wedding go here. Congrats Candice and will! xo
New florals by Ariel Dearie Flowers
Adam & Dave's wedding featured on 100LayerCake!
My friend Adam (of Adam & Co) was married last fall at the Crane Estate in MA. My other friend and photographer of the Wedding Collective, Josh Goleman was there to photograph it. Two insanely talented people created and captured one insanely beautiful wedding which was featured on 100LayerCake this week. This is just a SMALL handful of images from the day. To see the complete wedding you...
A Southampton Wedding by Shannen Norman
I love the way Shannen described this wedding as “incredibly classy but far from stuffy”. It truly does look like a relaxed but beautifully and thoughtfully designed wedding thrown by two beautiful and relaxed people. Thanks to Jeremy and Alexandra for letting us be a part of their big day!
Brooke featured in NY Magazine Weddings Issue!
For you brides to be out there, maybe you’ve already come across the NY Magazine Weddings issue? If so, there may have a been a familiar name in there? Yep, our lady Brooke Fitts (from Brookelyn Photography) received some well deserved accolades this year. She was featured in their “Ask the Experts” section. Not bad, eh? High five Brooke!
The Cream of the Crop indeed
Wow. To everyone who showed work at the Cream event- I bow down to you! To be with so many talented, sweet, and lovely (not to mention smashingly dressed) people in one room, it was truly an honor, not to mention downright inspiring. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello and an even bigger thanks to Paige and Kelly of Bash Please for hosting! You really outdid yourselves. And...
Cream Event in LA! Yeah!
I’m super excited to share The Wedding Artists Collective has been invited to be a part of this year’s Cream Event being held in LA March 1st. For those of you who don’t know, the Cream Event is hosted by the lovely and ever so talented ladies of Bash Please. It is basically just a fun, well curated, stylish party for brides who are interested in seeing the work of some of the...
A Brooklyn wedding by Brookelyn Photography
Brooke Fitts of Brookelyn Photography photographed this gorgeous wedding at the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens last fall. Style Me Pretty was kind enough to do a beautiful post for it which you can read here. Best wishes to Lindsey & Steve!
Emily + Paul's countryside wedding by Josh Goleman
It makes me so incredibly happy to share this special gem of a wedding with you. Photographed by their good friend Josh Goleman, Emily and Paul got married in the sweetest way possible- with their friends and family, surrounded by the beauty of Wisconsin, in a truly homespun style. The floral arrangements, the hair, even the bride’s wedding ring- everything was made with care and love by...
Sneak Peak- Emily + Paul by Josh Goleman
We have a truly special (DIY to the Nth degree) wedding coming down the line- so special I couldn’t help but put at least one photo up. Stay tuned!
Introducing Ariel Dearie Floral Design
We are soooo happy to announce the addition of one lovely and talented lady to the collective- Ariel Dearie of Ariel Dearie Floral Design! This Brooklyn based studio creates a wide array of whimsical free-flowing arrangements for brides all over the NY area. As a New Orleans native, you’ll see her arrangements often evoke the city’s overgrown courtyards where nature has been allowed...