Swan Lake Ballet Boudoir Styling

Swan Lake Ballet Boudoir Styling

As part of our workshop series, The Fine Art Wedding Workshop, Jenn Marie Wedding Photography and Bespoke & Beloved Events wanted to highlight boudoir photography as a part of the wedding photography and styling. We knew that, like the ballet, we wanted to have a white and a black swan; and I knew that I wanted an overt nod to ballet for this shoot with a leotard-style body suit and a romantic white lace bralette and panty, that I accessorized with pointe shoes, tutus, and feather accents.

Sarah and Nick: Blush and Burgundy Enchanted Forest Wedding at Lingrow Farm

Sarah and Nick: Blush and Burgundy Enchanted Forest Wedding at Lingrow Farm

There is something ethereal about fall weddings, and this one is no exception. Sarah’s inspiration for the wedding was an enchanted fairy tale forest in blush and burgundy with sea foam green, and the fall foliage at Lingrow Farm provided the perfect background to bring her vision to life. And a little mud didn’t stop the Photography by Amanda Wilson team from capturing this adventurous couple’s wedding day perfectly.

Why I Am a Supporter of Wedding Boudoir Photography

Why I Am a Supporter of Wedding Boudoir Photography

Boudoir celebrates the beauty of now. Who we are, in this moment, the strengths and the flaws. I want to talk a little about a few myths about the practice and why I think that it is far more than racy photos or anything else its detractors might call it. And, why I recommend it to my wedding clients as more than just a present to their significant others.

You Are Cordially Invited... to a Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding

You Are Cordially Invited... to a Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding

I had so much fun drawing inspiration from the show to put our own modern spin on the world of Downton Abbey while still honoring all the wonderful vintage touches that make that world so captivating. I hope you enjoy our homage to the House of Grantham.

A Last Gasp of Brightly Colored Inspiration for Pittsburgh Summer Weddings

A Last Gasp of Brightly Colored Inspiration for Pittsburgh Summer Weddings

Labor day has come and gone, the kids are back in school and the stores are full of fall decorations. This fun bright colored wedding shoot is a last gasp of summer before we truly turn to the glories of fall. May all these bright colors give you the feeling of summer, freedom from schedules, vacations, and fun in the sun.

More Wedding Wear Trends - White Suits and Separates

More Wedding Wear Trends - White Suits and Separates

Dresses obviously get the most attention, but there also are some really fantastic white and ivory suits and separates. Check out these amazing pants, skirts, tops, and jackets.

Rustic Glamour Summer Wedding in Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Michelle and Jeff are proof that love conquers everything. These two arrived at their wedding day ready for a day to celebrate their love with their family and friends, and that is just what they got.

Nine Trends in 2019 and 2020 Wedding Dresses

There is a distinct split in wedding dress trends this year — highly detailed embellishments and adornments or sleek minimalism.  Both are well represented in the fashion shows for spring and fall collections.

The Fine Art Wedding Workshop: Nutcracker Ballet in Pittsburgh

The Fine Art Wedding Workshop: Nutcracker Ballet in Pittsburgh

Our goal from the initial conception of the shoot was to have a Christmas shoot without looking too Christmassy or overdone.  We decided to focus the theme on the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Land of the Sweets in tones of mauves, blushes, and purples. 

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Pantone 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Pantone announced its 2019 Color of the year this week, as it does every December, and the wedding industry is buzzing about the selection. I think the key to using Living Color in up-coming weddings is going to be to use it strategically as an accent color with other statement colors that keep it from falling too far into the overdone and cliched realm.

Pittsburgh Vintage Heirloom Wedding

Pittsburgh Vintage Heirloom Wedding

A collaborative Belle Epoque themed styled shoot with Jenn Marie Wedding Photography at Mansions on Fifth, featured on Aisle Society via Glamour & Grace. This styled wedding features a blend of heirloom details and vintage elegance with modern touches. The china, cutlery, and glassware were all personal family heirlooms that really helped elevate the vintage feel.

Dress Rescue for Former Alfred Angelo Couples in the Western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh metro-area

Dress Rescue for Former Alfred Angelo Couples in the Western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh metro-area

In western Pennsylvania and the Pittsburgh metro-area, the local communities and wedding industry members have rallied together to help engaged couples find wedding dresses quickly at Dress Rescue, created by planner Nicole Brough and owner of Your Big Day Pittsburgh.  Nicole has collected as many dresses as possible, for sale or donated to give away from individuals and local bridal boutiques, like This Magic Moment and One Enchanted Evening, to help those affected by the Alfred Angelo closing replace dresses and accessories they may have lost. 

6 Ways to Have Beautiful Wedding Flowers on a Budget

6 Ways to Have Beautiful Wedding Flowers on a Budget

A number of factors can influence the actual cost of wedding flowers, including the time of year and location of the event, the size of the event, the number of different types of flowers (and the flower types themselves), the size of arrangements and how elaborate they are, how far in advance you place your order, etc. Here are some options to keep your flower budget under control.

Laura and Michele's Harry Potter Proposal

Laura and Michele's Harry Potter Proposal

Laura approached me about creating something special for her proposal.  Michele is a huge Harry Potter fan, and Laura wanted to create a secret compartment in a Harry Potter book for the modern yellow diamond Golden Snitch engagement ring.  As a fellow Potter-head and wizard wanna-be, I was happy to lend a hand.