by Nicole Burdick, Simplified Spaces
If you’ve started planning your wedding already, you’ve probably discussed your wedding budget with your significant other. What may not be as urgent, but is of equal importance, is budgeting how you will spend your money together as a couple.
Money is never fun to talk about, which may be why couples avoid discussing it until it’s too late. Many studies cite money arguments as the top cause of divorce in the U.S., so get a head start on a healthy marriage by starting the discussion before you say “I do.”
Ashley and David's August wedding, photographed by Alante Photography, celebrated the best of both coasts. The couple lives in New York City, but held their nautical-influenced wedding at Ashely's parents' summer home in Sequim. We think they made the right decision - they brought their east coast style to the west coast, and it's all we want to look at today!
We love the navy stripes and Sperry tent that lend this classic wedding a touch of nautical flair. And the ring-bearer's sign is just about the cutest thing we've ever seen.
But more than that, we adore how Ashley and David made fun such a big part of their wedding. They seem to be laughing through the whole day, and we can't get enough of it!
by Joe Thompson, Joe & Patience
(all photos by Joe & Patience, taken on film)
Film. Something a lot of us thought would be quickly thrown to the side and forgotten in the onset of digital photography has been making a remarkable comeback as of late.
I can still remember the exact moment I rediscovered film. There was just something about the look of the photos I was seeing on the screen in front of me. The scanned photos were vibrant without looking cartoonish, soft without being out of focus and somehow leapt from the screen even though they were taken with a technology that was so recently thought to be on its deathbed.
By Ashley Thomasson, Love Beauty
The time is finally here and all the months of planning and dreaming of walking down the aisle are about to come to fruition. The venue, booked. Your dress, bought. Rings, sized. You’ve finished making all the centerpieces and other decorations and now there is just one thing left to think about: You. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and although it is a day often considered to be “all about the bride,” sometimes it can actually be hard to really stop and think about yourself when there are so many tasks at hand. But, since it is your day, you need to remember that you and how you look are every bit as important as all the other details of your wedding.
As a makeup artist, I love the consulting process. I love helping a bride take her visions and dreams of how she has always wanted to look for her wedding and help bring those to reality. Throughout this process, I’ve come to learn a few tricks, tips and thoughts for helping my clients decide on their wedding day makeup look and I am excited to share some of these with you. So I invite you to take this time to pause and do just that – start planning for your look that will complete your journey as a bride!
Over here at Pacific Coast Weddings, we love dreaming about weddings and all they entail. And we also love sparkle and shine and glitz and glamour. So we thought it would be fun to put the two together and partner with some of our oh-so-fabulous wedding vendors to create an opulent and extravagant Great Gatsby-themed wedding shoot at the Lakeway Inn.
We knew the shoot would be lovely – we were working with some really awesome people – but what our crew put together was above and beyond what we had expected. From a designer cake to ethereal ceiling drapery and gold EVERYTHING, they pulled out all the stops and we were simply blown away by the extravagance they created.
Two locations, two breathtaking wedding dresses, laughter, dancing and good food. We couldn't have asked for a better collaborative team! And, now that the new Pacific Coast Weddings magazine has hit the stands, we can share this beautiful shoot with you. Grab a glass of wine and channel your inner Gatsby – there's beauty ahead!