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    Yumi Katsura 2015 Wedding Dresses

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Yumi Katsura 2015 Wedding Dresses

Known for her extravagant designs with luxe touches, the latest collection from Yumi Katsura is perfectly in step with the designer’s renowned aesthetic. Incorporating lace materials and beaded embellishments, Yumi carries on the rich and elegant style she is known for while utilizing modern and classic silhouettes. With designs for the bride who wants to standout in a grand way on her wedding day, Yumi’s latest collection marries the designer’s love of glam with a passion for creating styles that are perfectly suited for leaving a mark.

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Elegant Rustic Ranch Wedding in Salado, Texas

Dana planned every bit of the wedding details herself, down to the hand made table runners and homemade jelly favors. Tenroc Ranch in Salado was the perfect venue to capture a rustic yet elegant feel that the couple wanted.

Photographer: Shelly Taylor Photography
Cake Designer: Bobi Rudeen
DJ: Celebrate Entertainment
Signage: Crop Paper Scissors
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Caterer: Johnny's Steaks and Catering
Beauty: Kimberly Cutler Professional Make-Up
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Nikki Gregory
Equipment Rentals: RSVP Event Equipment Rental
Reception Venue: TENROC RANCH
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas
Floral Designer: Wolfe's Florist

Bury the Bourbon Session

Story by Casey Rose Photography. We met on August 13th -exactly one month before Khrissy and Jason's wedding date- to bury a bottle of bourbon on the grounds of their wedding site. The tradition holds that if you bury a bottle of unopened bourbon upside down one month prior to the wedding date, you will be married under clear skies.

Khrissy and Jason grew up in Clinton, North Carolina and plan to wed at Khrissy's uncle's home. They have strong Southern roots and plan to have a lot of fun details that show their love of family and tradition. On their wedding day, they plan to “unbury” the bottle to celebrate their love…. rain or shine.

Katie’s Classic Estate Bridal Portraits

Album story by Southernly Studios

I am just in love with Katie's classic style and Southern Belle personality! We went out to the Duncan Estate in Spartanburg, SC to capture these natural and beautiful bridal portraits! It was a warm Carolina summer day when we headed down to Spartanburg to meet up with the beautiful bride. Her dress was stunning and fit her shape perfectly. I'm a sucker for long flowing veils so I had to get a couple shots incorporating that! Everything about this estate says old Southern tradition, which is what I'm all about at Southernly Studios!

Photographer: Southernly Studios
Cake Designer: Cakehead Bakeshop
Event Venue: The Duncan Estate

Glamorous Southern Plantation Wedding

Brides Name: Jessie Lysiak
Grooms' name: Justin Braun

Date of Wedding: August 2, 2014

Location of Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Serenata Farm – Madison, Georgia
Location of Rehearsal Dinner: Grand Oaks, Greensboro, Ga.
Photographer: Brandy Angel Photography
Wedding Planner: Nancy Nolan-Kuperberg with No Regrets Events
Florist: Le Petit Jardin – Madison, Ga.
Videographer: Michael Reed
Hair : Conrad Heller
Make up: Katy Medrano
Jeweler: Tom Ross Jewelery ~ Atlanta
Harp: Dania Lane - Atlanta
Equipment Rentals: Goodwin Events

Brides Occupation: Chef
Groom's Occupation: Professional Athlete – NHL -Hockey player for the San Jose Sharks

Ring: Designed and Purchased from Tom Ross in Atlanta- He was the manager of Tiffany’s in New York during the filming of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and was a personal friend and jeweler for Audrey Hepburn.

Cake: There was never a doubt that the ONLY person to make the cake would be Debra Adams of “Cake Design by Debra” Her cakes have graced so many magazines and even covers.. She makes her own fondant by hand and has a special way of making a wedding cake a gourmet delight… super moist. The cake for Jessie had 6 different layers:

1) Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Crunch
Chocolate cake drizzled with frangelico liquor, crushed Ferrero Rocher truffle cream filling

2) Southern caramel cake with praline filling
Caramel cake with a cooked praline and toasted pecan filling

3) White chocolate truffle with Chambord
Melted white chocolate cake drizzled with Chambord and a dark cherry filling

4) Chocolate Pistachio with Chocolate Mocha Buttercream

5) Fresh strawberry with cream cheese filling

6) Grand Marnier butter cake with blackberry filling

Since Debra is a close personal friend, she allowed Jessie to come over and help make some of the hundreds of edible flower pedals that decorated the cake. The most amazing thing was that Debra gave this exquisite cake to Jessie as a wedding present.

The Wedding Dress - Jessie has modeled for over 13 years and probably modeled a thousand wedding dresses so she knew she did not want anything she had worn or seen before. Jessie called upon a dress designer that makes dresses for Miss America and Miss USA. She had met Randall Smith at the Miss USA Georgia pageant where Jessie took 1st runner up…the winner wore a dress by Randall. Together they created Jessie's dream wedding dress. He also did a long beautiful veil. He designed her earrings, hand stoned the dress and her shoes.

The Bridesmaid's Dresses: The dresses were by “Mori Lee,” a company where Jessie has been a runway model for years.

The color was a blush peach, keeping in line with the Georgia peach idea.

Catering by “A Divine Event” – Beach Bellinis and Dark n Stormies were hand passed as quests toured the sprawling Southern mansion and gardens. Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat cheese were passed to guests alongside sour cream biscuits with homemade pickles and BBQ – all little bite sized nibbles of the Souths great dishes. It was a seated dinner with synchronized plating. It was quite a show. Everyone was served a filet and sea bass. It was divine!

Best Part of the Wedding Day: Jessie's dad walking her down the aisle. Her dad found out he had Leukemia last year and before the wedding it was touch and go. Jessie's biggest wish was that her dad would be able to walk her down the aisle and be able to see her get married…and her wish came true!

Highlight: The classic ’55 Chevy Jessie drove up in for the ceremony. After really struggling to decide how Jessie should arrive at the ceremony, just days before the wedding, she saw a beautiful old car parked on the side of the street. After inquiring all around and finally finding the owner, he gladly agreed to drive her up to the ceremony in his classic car.
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Whitney and David’s Idyllic Wedding at Tallahassee’s Historic Grove

Whitney and David were married at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tallahassee with their reception immediately following at a historic Tallahassee landmark, The Grove. There hasn’t been a non-family wedding at The Grove. Whitney and David were the very first! The Grove is the former home of two Florida Governors and sits right beside the current home of Florida's Governor on 1st Avenue…

Photographer: Kay Meyer Photography
Floral Designer: Designs By Darin
Other Location: Florida Department of State
Event Planner: JohnGandyEvents
Invitation Designer: Karmanos Printing Art Department
Cinema and Video: Unique Video Creations
Dresses: Daniel Thompson Bridals
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vocelles | The Bridal Shoppe
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Lindsay & Dustin’s Engagement Session at Coolidge Park, Tennessee

Album story by Lisa Shelby Photography

Lindsay and Dustin are so sweet!!! I absolutely loved getting to know them at their engagement session! They choose to have their engagement session in Chattanooga this fall since that is a very special place for them! We actually had their session in the exact park where they first met and over in front of the restaurant where they had dinner on their first date!!! This couple is so much fun! Chris and I seriously can't wait for their wedding day in Nashville next year! Thank you so much Lindsay and Dustin for choosing us to photograph your wedding!!! Congratulations on your engagement!!!

Photographer: Lisa Shelby Photography
Venue: Coolidge Park

Reflections and Driftwood Engagement

Natalie's favorite movie is the Notebook. While planning for her engagement session she wanted to incorporate the movie without copying it – to make her own “notebook” so to speak. We shot half of the session over at Cypress gardens which was home to one of the scenes in the movie and then because she and Andrew are such nature lovers, went out to Edisto Island and finished the session at Boneyard beach on an incredibly hot day.

Natalie choose 3 outfits, with 2 of the gowns from designer Joanna August. A peach dress at Cypress gardens and lilac for the beach. They are getting married at Charleston Tea Plantation this September with the theme “Antebellum with an edge”……

The canoe portion of the session really speaks of who they are – Andrew recently canoed the Edisto river over 3 days and covered over 80 miles. They both love the beach and while photographing on boneyard beach, Andrew found quite a few shark teeth.

It was sooooo hot on the beach (105 that day) and bright blue sky, but were still able to make the most of our surroundings and make use of the organic props!!

Photographer:  K A T S P H O T O S
Event Venue: Cypress Gardens

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