Cozy Festive Mood

I love photography that invokes a feeling, and during the holidays the feeling I’m looking for is a warm comfort, a festive delight, and a dash of chic. I hope you find that and much more this season. Whether you’re able to spend it with family, or you’re working to provide the rest of us with gifts or entertainment, or if you’re simply relaxing at home alone by choice or otherwise, I hope you find a sense of peace and inspiration for the new year and beyond.

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Design-Vox Reader Survey Nov 2014

Happy Monday! If you’d like a brief distraction from the reality of Monday I would love it if you took this survey! Design-Vox has recently gained some new followers and I’d really like to get to know you all a little bit. There’s also a couple feedback questions about the content here on Design-Vox. This is a sneaky blogger way of getting you to tell me what to blog about. ;) Click through to the survey! (Opens in a new window.)

Christopher + Christina Engagement Photos

Our engagement photos arrived! And I absolutely love them. I knew I would though, working with the incredibly talented Kelly Sweet. We rescheduled something like three times due to weather and ended up having a rainy day anyway! It seriously started pouring right as we left the house but both Chris and I were so eager to get the photos taken and tired of postponing that we just went with it. I grabbed my Gina & May umbrella (thank goodness I own a reasonably attractive umbrella) and watched the sky intently the whole drive to the park. Mercifully, the downpour broke while we were on the road and patches of blue sky and sun appeared. A few minutes into shooting it started drizzling again but only briefly.

I’m really glad we got engagement photos. It seems like a bit of a luxury since it’s certainly not a necessary expense when wedding planning, but we’ll treasure these photos just as much as the wedding photos. It’s great to have some shots of us looking basically like we do everyday, messy hair and all thanks to the humidity. :)

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All photos by Kelly Sweet.

Romantic Wedding Flower Inspiration

Romantic Wedding Flower Inspiration

As you may know, I am engaged and consequently wedding planning takes over my brain some days. Check out my wedding tag for more wedding related posts. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is flowers. Folks, I love flowers. And I’ve found that I have pretty specific preferences. I went through all of the inspiration photos I’ve saved (there’s easily over a hundred) and made note of recurring themes to try to form a clear direction.

Romantic Wedding Flower Inspiration

Peonies and ranunculus are clearly favorites, though there’s all sorts of flowers mixed in with them. More often than not I’m drawn to looser arrangements that have a textural, almost wild quality. Pink, coral, white, cream, dusty greens and blues and an occasional hit of orange-yellow. I’ve been asked several times what my color scheme is going to be and I never know how to answer because I want all the colors I just listed plus gold and maybe some deep maroon-blacks. I really don’t want to restrict myself to one or two chosen colors, that’s not how I roll. Obviously it isn’t just going to be a rainbow explosion either. There’s many colors, but it’s still a specific palette.

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Slowly but surely progress is being made with this wedding. It truly is astounding how many different elements to such an event there is. Chris and I were supposed to have our engagement photo session tonight but we’ve postponed it for a second time due to stormy weather. Hopefully next week Tuesday is the winner. I can’t wait to see the photos and they haven’t even been taken yet!

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