Gobo means “goes before optics,” which is a really technical definition for something that is very much like a stencil. A plate is cut with a design (your monogram, wedding logo, date) and is placed over a light. The image is projected on your dance floor or a large open space (a wall, ceiling, paved entranceway).
Hey friends! Sorry for the silence. I’ve been doing a lot of lounging and vacationing over the past week. And, now I’m playing a game of catch up! I’ll be back here next Monday refreshed and rejuvenated with a week full of posts! Thanks for indulging my need for a few days of respite from blogging : ) Hope each of you had a happy holiday weekend!
image from anthropologie’s 2011 swimwear look book via coco+kelley
First look photographs happen before the ceremony. They’re called “first look” because it is the first time you will see each other as bride and groom in your gown and suit. First look photographs are wonderful if you’re tight on time following the ceremony, or if you’d rather spend your time cocktailing rather than photographing. But, they’re nearly crucial during fall or winter months when the sun sets earlier. First look photos allow you to take advantage of natural light outdoors, rather than having to rely on artificial lighting to light your portraits indoors.
above: Ashley and Paul seeing each other for the first time at The Jefferson before their ceremony at University of Richmond. Photography by Don Mears.
Shoes in bright colors are wonderful. So are cowboy boots. But when else can you wear a classic white wedding shoe if not on your wedding day?
images: 1 Katie Stoops Photography; 2 Liz Banfield and Tara Guerard; 3 Leo Patrone via Style Me Pretty; 4 Laura Novak via Think Splendid; 5 Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty; 6 Logan and Joseph’s wedding photographed by Worthington Photography
Today is national donut day, but it doesn’t have to be the national donut holiday to serve these tasty treats at your wedding. If you’re in Richmond or Charlottesville, you’re in luck. We have some of the best donuts in the country, of course! : ) Last year at an event, we packaged donuts from Westhampton Pastry Shop in glassine bags for wedding guests to take with them at the end of the evening. Country Style Donuts are also dee-lish. If you’re in Charlottesville, maybe Carpe Donuts will make a surprise appearance at your event like it did at Keli and Nick’s wedding?
images: 1 – Designed by Simplesong Design and photographed by Kate Headley via MSW; 2 – from Eunice + Daniel’s wedding featured on MSW; 3 – Carpe Donuts photographed by Katie Stoops and featured in Southern Living Weddings