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Can you picture in your mind a photo of your parents’ or even your grandparents’ wedding? It seems that no matter what they wore, you can pretty much guess the decade they got married in due to hairstyles, clothing and the like. Honestly, the era is very obvious in even *ahem* my wedding photos. My poufy-sleeved dress screams everything about the 1990s! (Look at my cutie pie mom and dad in 1964!)

Mom Dad Wedding

It’s no secret that I adore vintage things, and I also totally enjoy the town I live in. AND I geek out over First Fridays (and weddings). So, if you are in or near Lynchburg, you may want to take a peek at what they have coming up on Friday night that highlights local history along with fun wedding fashions.

Here is what the Lynchburg Museum had to say about the event…

As part of First Friday on May 2, the Lynchburg Museum at 901 Court Street will be open free of charge from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  In celebration of spring, the Museum will highlight 19th and 20th century wedding gowns and associated materials.

Wedding items from the 1830s through the 1960s will be showcased. Objects include wedding gowns, gloves, shoes, invitations, and wedding planning guides. One gown to be shown was worn by Barbara Crowder at her wedding to Alexander Schwan, Jr. in 1956 at Centenary Methodist Church. Another gown was purchased at Miller & Rhoads in Richmond in 1944 and worn by Janet Thornhill for her wedding to Thomas Thornhill, Jr. The gloves and ribbons worn by Elvira Daniel on her wedding day in 1836 at Point of Honor will also be on display. These items will remain on display through the weekend. The Museum will be open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon – 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is on the free trolley route that loops between participating attractions.

For more information, call 455-6226, or visit www.lynchburgmuseum.org or the Museum’s Facebook page.

 

Some sessions are just so unique that they just leave a lasting impression. I feel that the colors combined with the Japanese history and vintage aspects of the elements of these photographs do just that. This Asian Geisha inspiration shoot was dreamed up by the photographer, who is Japanese and had several 100 year old kimonos and vintage décor in a box tucked away. Her stylist Kelley Garner put together this themed styled shoot to juxtapose the Asian theme with her  high fashion style. Top it off with an amazing Asian cake and floral design and viola!

Geisha Inspired Fashion Shoot

Here is what the photographer, Pam from Paris Mountain Photography, had to say about the inspiration behind the shoot…

I was watching a car commercial at around midnight that had a beautiful woman and some red fabric flash on the screen for about 1 second, and the inspiration was born!  My mother is Japanese, and I have a lot of her vintage kimonos.  She also sent me a couple more to use for the session along with her vintage tableware. I was SO excited to use elements that I grew up with and know she used as a child.

My Stylist Kelley Garner also got several items from a friend who served in the military in Japan, and the owner of the venue Belle Terra had a beautiful screen that served as the backdrop for our amazing Asian inspired cake. Their ability to transform two Asian city girls in to fashion Geishas was absolutely amazing! Every year we always try to get together a couple of times to work on inspiration shoots not only show our work to our clients but also to push our limits at artists. The challenge is fun, and we enjoy the creative process more and have a wickedly fun time together! 

Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Japan
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Japanese Session
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography Wedding Cake
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Wedding
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Traditional Japan Session
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography Geisha
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Japanese Flowers
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Red Geisha
Hill City Bride - Paris Mountain Photography - Red Japanese Session

Vendors:

Cake – Honeymoon Bakery

Florals – A Perfect Wedding Floral Design

Hair/Makeup – A Glamour Affair

Photographer - Paris Mountain Photography

Stylist – Kelley Garner

Venue – Belle Terra Weddings

So, every once in a while I see a wedding that just sends me oohing and aahing over the sweet detailing, and this budget wedding (that totally doesn’t look like a wedding with a budget!) by Sincerely, Liz: Photography does exactly that. So much so that I requested this wedding for our most recent wedding issue of clutch, the bride’s guide to have and to hold.

There are so many DIY details in this wedding, and it was done with just $10,000. It’s hard to believe! The colors are so bright and happy, and this wedding is just full of sweetness. Caitlin put so much thought into her detailing. She peppered handmade signage throughout her wedding day, and I also love the hearts that lined her aisle. They are all so colorful and really add a reason to smile to their day. Believe it or not it actually was rainy at their wedding!

So, sit back and take notice to the time and attention that this wedding has, and draw your own inspiration. Who knows? You may even be able to create your own lavish, colorful, budget wedding. Enjoy taking a peek!

 

Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography
Hill City Bride - Sincerely Liz Photography

 

 

Vendors:

  • Photography – Sincerely, Liz: Photography
  • Cake – Bride’s Aunt
  • Catering – Bull and Bones
  • Dress – Aire Barcelona by Rosa Clara
  • Florist – Northside Florists
  • Makeup & Hair – Jennifer Metro
  • Venue – Nesselrod on the New

Signage Wedding

Ok, brides (and others, like me!) who love signage… this wedding is TOTALLY for you. Tatiana was an amazing DIY bride who did so many projects on her own, including the multitude of amazing signage throughout her Virginia Beach wedding. Chalkboard art along with an interactive guest book where guests painted a canvas to hang in the couple’s room are just a few of the ideas you can garner from this beautiful event. So, sit back and be ready to get your creative juices flowing today with this wedding photographed by Elizabeth Henson Photos!

Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - DIY
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Signage
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Sign
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Wedding Sign
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Getting Ready
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Wedding in VA Beach
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Flowers
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Note
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Letter
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Barn Wedding
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Bride
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Groomsman
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Groomsmen
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Wedding Blog
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Bridesmaids
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - DIY Wedding
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Wedding Fun
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Guest Book
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Outdoor Ceremony
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Wedding Signage
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Virginia Beach
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Virginia Beach Wedding
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Parents
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Outdoor Wedding
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Outdoor Ceremony
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Wedding
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Bridesmaid
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Wedding Bouquet
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Cowgirl Boots
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Ceremony
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Wedding Signage
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Outdoor Wedding
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Wedding in Virginia
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - DIY Wedding
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - I Do
Elizabeth Henson - Hill City Bride - Wedding
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Signage
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Groom
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Bride with Glasses
Hill City Bride - Elizabeth Henson - Pizza Bar

 

 

Vendors:

Gown – Consignment from Brides Against Breast Cancer

Pizza Caterer - Primo Ristorante

Photography - Elizabeth Henson Photos

Venue - Back Bay Farms

*DIY detailing and signs all done by the bride, Tatiana*

For those of you who know me, you know that I have a soft spot for art and journaling, and this e-session combines both of them! The intimacy of a Virginia coffee shop provided the backdrop for this California artist and her southern gentleman journalist to begin their engagement session. Followed up by a walk around the beautiful streets of Lexington, this couple’s love shines through as was captured by Brinn of BMW Photography.

Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - Lexington VA
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - Engagement Session
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - E-Session
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - Lexington Engagement
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - Lexington
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography
Virginia Engagement - Hill City Bride - BMW Photography
Lexington Engagement - Hill City Bride - BMW Photography
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - Virginia Engagment
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - E Session
E-Session - Hill City Bride - BMW Photography
Lexington VA - Hill City Bride - BMW Photography
Hill City Bride - BMW Photography - Lexington Couple