The secret to planning a deeply personal and meaningful wedding has nothing to do with budget. It’s about creating a celebration that reflects a couple’s core values. Translating those values is the work of Modern Wedding, an information-filled guide with hundreds of creative ideas and beautiful, inspiring photographs for readers to look at and say, “This feels like us.” The book unpacks every element of a wedding—stationery, attire, seating plans, flowers and tablescapes, food and drink, gifts—with examples that will appeal to couples who care about how things are made but are not overly influenced by trends. The emphasis is on natural surroundings, seasonal flowers and food, modern dresses, minimalist ceremony structures, and naked cakes. Photographs of real weddings—“case studies” like a destination fete in Tuscany, a house party in Brooklyn, and a New Agey revel in Kauai—show how all the pieces can come together into a unique and expressive whole. Extensive practical information and resources give readers access to all the help they need for their own unique celebration.
In this guide, Vané Broussard (founder of the uber-popular blog Brooklyn Bride) and Minhee Cho (of the covetable paper company Paper+Cup) team up to present hundreds of entirely modern style ideas for every aspect of a wedding, in eight eye-catching and vibrant color palettes. From pretty floral crowns to die-cut invitations, altars made from balloons, and so much more, these ideas are anything but traditional. Simple DIYs will spark creativity while interviews with industry experts provide important insider info. Lusciously designed and bursting with vivid photography, Weddings in Color has everything brides need to design a stunningly colorful affair.
This is the book to use to keep the wedding on track making it the memorable day the bride and groom want. Not too stuffy but full of what is acceptable and not. The ideal book for any participant in a wedding.
In this guidebook, acclaimed and award-winning wedding photojournalist Tracy Dorr shows professional and aspiring photographers how to investigate and chronicle every important nuance of the wedding day, providing a can't-miss game plan for understanding the who, what, when, where, and why of wedding day photography. From artfully documenting the emotionally charged preparations and the soulful and serious ceremony to the buoyant bliss of the reception, readers are given an in-depth look at what it takes to capture the meaningful moments of the day to create images that tell the unique story of the bride and groom's day. Readers are given complete instruction on how to hone interpersonal skills to ensure that subjects will feel at ease, work through crowds and tune out distractions, position oneself to capture the key shots, and develop an eye for identifying those folks outside of the wedding party who mean the most to bride and groom. Additional chapters focus on the business side of professional photography, breaking down topics such as customer service, sales, and postproduction, to ensure a healthy and successful career.
Bestselling cake decorating author and world-renown sugarcraft teacher, Lindy Smith shows you how to create remarkable wedding cakes with the minimum of fuss. The wedding cake is the centre of any bride's big day, and having a design that is contemporary yet doesn't cost the earth is high on the agenda. This book will show you how to create a wide range of styles for modern wedding cakes, using the latest trends in cake decorating and wedding design, for a DIY wedding cake book like no other! Designs include a popular Zentangle-inspired cake, mosaics, metallics, beads, fringes, frills, and more. A section on making edible paper flowers means you can mix and match the blooms on your cakes and create beautiful cake flowers that will not wilt on the big day. Broken down into manageable stages by Lindy's trademark high number of step photographs, readers will be bursting to try these exciting and contemporary cake decorating techniques. With achievable wedding cake designs and accessible cake decorating techniques, this book covers the whole process of making a wedding cake--from conception to construction to decoration and even demolition!