GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

 

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: DIY Peony Flowers!

Peonies are all the rage these days and despite seeing them everywhere, we couldn’t love them more!  But, let’s face it-  Some brides on a budget and DIY brides don’t have it in their budgets to use these gorgeous stems… until now! We’re so excited to share with you this DIY project by Ez that we found on her blog, Creature Comforts.  These little beauties have tons of potential not only for wedding décor, but also as fashion accessories, gift wrap accents and so much … [Read More…]

GSS Featured Engagement Session :: Sarah & John’s Awesome Painting :: Allison Davis Photography

Wedding trends and inspiration are what we like to show you. Today we are thrilled to bring you such a fun engagement session from a very talented Dallas Wedding Photographer, Allison Davis! Allison’s style is a breath of fresh air and we really enjoyed seeing how this session came together with her client’s ideas and Allison’s talent. Who knew powder paint could be so fun in pictures?? A few words from Allison: Meet Sarah and John. They met through mutual friends and bonded while … [Read More…]

GSS Portrait Session Tips :: Preparing For Your Pre-Wedding Sessions

We want to share a few trends, inspiration, ideas and tips to make your pre-wedding portrait sessions fun, memorable, and most importantly YOU! Before the digital age of wedding photography and most every household had at least one camera, the world of photography was a lot different. In 1826, the first photograph was produced. We have come a long way from that day. Producing only one image was a very costly and a time-consuming process. Now, in the digital age, we can produce hundreds of images … [Read More…]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Plum & Sage Green

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We hope you had a fabulous and relaxing weekend.  We are loving this lucious Plum with light pops of Sage Green inspiration board.  When picking your wedding color palette, it’s always a good idea to pair a rich, dark color with a light and lively color.  The end result will be a match made in Heaven! Purple and Green Wedding Cake:  The Cake Divas Purple Bridesmaids Dresses with Green Flowers:  Juniper Floral Design          Image Courtesy of … [Read More…]

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GSS Portrait Session Tips :: Preparing For Your Pre-Wedding Sessions

We want to share a few trends, inspiration, ideas and tips to make your pre-wedding portrait sessions fun, memorable, and most importantly YOU! Before the digital age of wedding photography and most every household had at least one camera, the world of photography was a lot different. In 1826, the first photograph was produced. We have come a long way from that day. Producing only one image was a very costly and a time-consuming process. Now, in the digital age, we can produce hundreds of images quickly. With the help of a great wedding photographer, you can also have a those images produced beautifully.

Timing – if you are drawn to those dreamy golden natural light portraits, you will need to schedule your session around that time of day with your photographer. There is a time of day we photographers call the “golden hour“.  Its a magic time of day when the sun is closer to the horizon and the hues are warm and soft. The light is more diffused and the shadows are longer. This time of day is a great for those romantic shots you are yearning for.

image courtesy of Tara Swain

Wardrobe & Theme – we are seeing a lot more thought go into the “theme” and outfits with portrait sessions. The internet is your friend if you want to see what different outfits will look like paired together. Knit fabrics are the best to keep the wrinkles in your clothing from showing. Steer clear of lighter colors on areas that are not your best asset. The lightest part of the image is where your eye is naturally drawn to. We say coordinate, but not match. You can even create your own style boards on some clothing websites. Bring everything together with accessories! As for a theme, we say keep it unique to you. If you enjoy reading books, bring along some books. If you have a HUGE love for animals and your pets are your fur babies, bring them along. If you are thrill seekers and search high and low for carnivals and theme parks, ask your photographer if you can have your session at one of those places. Imagine three words to describe your style, your relationship and your personalities … combine these words to create a perfect session (with help from your photographer of course).

image courtesy of Arden Prucha

Professional Hair and Makeup – Yes. Do it … Set the curling irons and makeup down, a great makeup artist can make you look and feel amazing and your confidence will translate beautifully in the images. These are not your everyday pictures and you will be wanting to hang them in your home and give them to family, so splurge on this item.

Lastly, just have fun … you are spending time with your best friend and soul mate. You will cherish these images for years to come!

 

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GSS Featured Wedding Portraits :: Fall and PUMPKINS! :: Bobbi Ryan Photography

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Happy Thursday Lovelies!! This week was Halloween week…. but some of us are still sneaking treats out of kiddos buckets from trick or treating (myself included). With fall in the air we are seeing pumpkins everywhere. We saw these fun portraits from a wedding submitted to us on Two Bright Lights from Bobbi Ryan Photography and wanted to share the fall inspiration with you. This session incorporated pumpkins and we definitely know what time of year the portraits were taken. That makes them special and unique to the couple. The wedding day portraits are fun and most couples will set aside time on the wedding day to accomplish these wedding day portraits. If your timeline allows, you should definitely consider at least half an hour for pictures just with you and your bridal party. We did and we will never regret it.

Bobbi shares a bit about the couple on her blog :: “Cody and Allisha had a perfect day for their wedding which was such a huge success. There was so much love from family and friends all around. I was so happy to be involved in the entire wedding planning process and was able to share this fantastic day with two very fantastic people and the ones they love! To top it off they are such beautiful people inside and out! I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I do!”

Enjoy these fun portraits and we hope you all have a fantastic week!

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Wishing Allisha & Cody a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!  May every day be better than the last! And thank you Bobbi Ryan for sending us these fun portraits!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured- Please send it to us at submissions@groomsoldseparately.com.  We HEART submissions!

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GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

This week, we brought you a fun trend for a wedding DIY project, a gorgeous black, white and red inspiration board and some lovely day after wedding portraits. We even had a giveaway…..The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page in just a few minutes, so stay tuned!!

GSS’s Things We LOVE :: DIY Paint Chip Wedding Details!

If you have the time, patience and creativity-  Doing DIY projects can save money and add those sweet personal touches  to your wedding.  We found these brilliant paint chip details over at My Hands Made It.  These were used for a housewarming party, but can definitely be altered to fit a wedding, a shower or any other celebratory gathering for that matter!  Just head down to your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or a paint store like Sherwin Williams and pick up some paint chips to match your wedding color palette.  Then follow along with the tutorials linked below: DIY Paint Chip Invitations (We think these would make a perfect Save the Date!): Click here for the [read more]

 

GSS Featured Session :: Underwater Trash the Dress Session :: Amy Karp Photography

You’re in for a treat today!!!   Today’s fabulous featured session comes from our very own Amy Karp!!!  I’ve been hounding Amy for a while now to let me feature these amazing Day After/Trash the Dress underwater images- And she FINALLY gave in!  YAY! Amy Karp Photography is a Dallas, Texas based wedding photographer.  One of the sweet subjects from these images, Vanja (the bride in the first [read more]

 

GSS Giveaway :: Cahoots Handbag!!

Our post is a little later than we usually post, but believe us….its totally worth it!! We are so excited to partner with Cahoots Handbags and offer you this awesome clutch as a giveaway! Yep….you read that right! A giveaway. How would you like to have this gorgeous custom clutch all to yourself?? All you need to do is head on over to our Facebook Fan Page and tell us the most obscure or random item you have ever found in your [read more]

GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Red, Black & White :: Argyle!

We love how classy and sophisticated a classic Black and White wedding can be.  But why not add just a small pop of Red and maybe even throw in a little Argyle theme?  That would make your Black and White color palette so fun and little sassy!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this board!  If you have a theme or color combination you’d like to see featured on Groom Sold Separately, send it to us at tamra@groomsoldseparately.com! [read more]

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