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Lisa Grasso - May 29, 2013 - 11:50 am

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Gorgeous Couple Wedding Photo Ideas

Oh boy, it’s been a little while since we talked about weddings. But since it’s just about that time of the year {you know, wedding season!} and Monday {our usual wedding day} I figured I’d talk about it today.

As I was thinking about weddings and looking at some wedding photos, the one thing that kept sticking out to me was the couple photos. You know, the shots taken of the happy couple after the ceremony? Yeah those.  Some of them were pretty basic and some were pretty lame, but some were so gorgeous. And it wasn’t even the photographer or photo quality that made it that way {though that probably has something to do with it}, it is the composition. If you happen to have an awesome photographer who thinks this way, fabulous. But if not, here are some great couple wedding photo ideas that you might want to pass along to your photographer to make those romantic wedding memories stay alive.

If you’re going to have a longish veil, this would be priceless. It hides your kiss and softens the moment. Romantic.

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This one makes me think of my wedding day. Moviestar did this to me, but unfortunately we didn’t get a shot of it. It reminds me of man {the strong one holding you up} and wife {the dainty creatures we are}. So pretty.

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Having fireworks or know of some happening on your big day? make this happen. Do it.

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This idea creates a lovely silhouette. Again, romantic and subtle. Not average. Frame-able.

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How sweet. He’s holding up her dress as she walks. Now that love. Men, show her you care….

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I’ve always been a big fan of shots of the couple alone in their ceremony and/or reception venue.  They picked the place alone and it has a way of showing their intimate alone time in the space.

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Crossing the “fielded” threshold. Again, it reminds me of the strong man and gentle woman. Another way to use this is to get the couple walking out of their ceremony venue {i.e. the church}

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This is one of my favorites. Moviestar would never have gone for it, but with the long veil and puffy princess dress, it creates a soft moment. I’m a huge fan.

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And to truly annunciate the new union {or if you really like Lord of the Rings}, try a shot through the ring.

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The Tomatoes are Coming!

For the first time in my adult life, I am trying to grow plants. I’ve bought a few plants in the past for my cat to play in, all of which she has utterly destroyed, but I didn’t care, because that was their purpose. This summer though, I am growing a few of my own fruits and vegetables in hope of saving a bit of money and eating some truly fresh food. After relentless weeks of a few new plant limbs branching here and there, I was excited last week to finally see tomatoes sprouting. This week, I have not only seen the existing tomatoes grow, I now have about five new ones starting. I can’t wait until my other plants start sprouting, too. I have squash, cucumbers and watermelons growing as well, but have not yet seen any sprouts. Now that Bonnie has moved into her new home, she has avocados, oranges and grapefruits growing naturally in her backyard, and she plans to plant some fruits and vegetables soon. If our family keeps this pace up, we might be able to have our own fruit and vegetable stand :)


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Using Pallets as Home Decor? Whaaa?

I have been wanting to talk about this for soooooo long. I just kept putting it off. But now it’s time to talk Pallets. Yes, those nasty wooden things that are used to haul heavy shipments around in trucks. But somehow they are magically able to be transformed into gorgeous pieces to make your home feel cool, rustic and interesting. After looking at some of these, I’m ready to scour my city so I can use pallets as home decor around my place. Check out these ideas and my thoughts on them.

Pallet Wall Art from Love of Family and Home

I love this idea and its really so versatile.  You can do what they’ve done here and put words or you could paint something. I love the idea of painting it and then spray painting stencils of … really anything!

Garden Pallet from Our Little Acre with a full photo tutorial!

Bonnie has been all over these Garden pallet ideas right now. She and her family just moved and she really wants to great an herb garden on her new back patio using a pallet. I think I just might copy her especially since I live in an apartment where it’s hard to plant, but I do have a small patio that would hold it perfect. However, I also love the idea of mixing my herbs and my gardening supplies on one pallet {since they currently hide under the outdoor stairs of our complex. Shhhh… don’t tell anyone.}

Hanging Patio Pallet Bar from Today’s Nest

This one might be a little more complicated to create, however it seems like a great idea. Now, I’m not a drinker but I’d love to make something like this as a coffee bar. I’m obsessed with coffee…. Drinking my home made iced coffee now…. yumm….

Pallet Coffee Table from Mango Tomato with tutorial!

I’ve seen this idea all over the internet but I just loved the stain and gloss on this one. Plus, I’m happy to share a tutorial for it.

Pallet Coat Rack from Decor Racks

Now this is a beautiful thing. Such any easy and cheap coat/hat rack. Plus, it’s just half a pallet painted. So simple.

Pallet Walkway from Funky Junk Interiors with tutorial!

Oh My Goodness Gracious! This is a fabulous idea And the tutorial helps so wonderfully.  I might pass this along to Bonnie too :) You can use the pieces of a pallet or just some 2×4’s

Pallet Bookshelves from Sas Interiors with tutorial!

I have wanted to do this for a long time.  Either putting books or picture frames/decor pieces in them. What do you think?


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Heather - May 14, 2013 - 3:45 pm

This pallet stuff is so cute. I really like that bar — it looks so much cooler than the average bar. I’ve always wondered where people find these pallets, though. I see stuff like this all over Pinterest and have no idea where to get so many pallets, haha.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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