Google+ blue eyed yonder Archives - Southern Weddings

Southern Weddings

Tag: blue eyed yonder

We love hearing about the holiday traditions of our favorite couples! While most are understandably centered around Christmas or Hanukkah, we think New Year’s traditions should get a little more time in the spotlight. Krista Janos’ contribution to our latest issue was one of our favorites for that very reason. We hope it inspires y’all to set aside time with your significant other in the next week or so and dream about 2015!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/blue-eyed-yonder.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/krista-janos.jpg”>

Tec Petaja

From Krista:

At the end of each year, the Mister and I have a Year-in-Review/Goal Setting session. This sounds very “corporate,” but I promise, it’s so much fun! We have a chart that breaks the year into four quarters, and together we talk through and write down the great things and the not-so-great things that happened for each. We laugh and reminisce about the good times, and also share a few “oh Lordy, I’m glad we made it through that” moments. Afterwards, we brainstorm and share our personal goals and shared goals for the upcoming year. Some are fun, like “learn a new language,” “try one new recipe a week,” or “teach Dottie Mae to high five,” and others are a little deeper, like “carve out time to read the Bible together,” “plan a get-together with friends at least once a month,” or “do something kind and unexpected for a neighbor.” Once you have your goals, I highly recommend writing them down and keeping them somewhere in your home where you will see them often–on your bathroom mirror, nightstand, or fridge. Nothing beats written, visual goals; they’re constant reminders to make time for the things you want to do. It’s fun to encourage each other in our goals and, since I’m a huge list-maker, it’s always rewarding to cross things off the list!

Love Krista’s idea? Print out our ups and downs chart here. And check back in next Friday, when the Southern Weddings ladies will be sharing their relationship resolutions for the new year!

emily Written with love by Emily
0 Comments

Southern Weddings reserves the right to delete comments which contain profanity or personal attacks or seek to promote a business unrelated to the post.  And remember: a good attitude is like kudzu – it spreads.  We love hearing your kind thoughts!

Reply to:
close

For the last two years, working with this talented Atlanta crew has been a highlight of my summers. As I’m sure you’d agree if you’ve taken a peek at our wildflower or Fine Feathered Fete shoots, these people are crazy talented! We had the most beautiful August day at Serenbe to stage this shoot, and we’re so grateful Blue Ribbon Vendor Anna K Photography was on hand to snap these behind the scenes pictures!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-butterfly.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-farm-animal.jpg”>
src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-setting-the-table.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-dottie-may.jpg”>

Yes, Sun in My Belly created that delicious food out of the back of their SUV! My mind was blown :)

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-wildflower-centerpiece1.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-ali-harper1.jpg”>

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-before-your-eyes.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-claudia-mejerle.jpg”>

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-treehouse.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-floral-bridesmaids.jpg”>

We’ll do anything to get the right angle, including climbing into a tree house!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-flower-girl1.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/southern-wedding-bridesmaid-golf-cart.jpg”>

Thanks to Paul Moody of Before Your Eyes who set this beautiful day in motion with his behind the scenes film!

See the final photos and full list of vendors right here!

emily Written with love by Emily
3 Comments
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Such a fun day!! This team is so amazing!

  2. avatar Maureen (@SheisMoments) reply

    I love the Paul Moody video! It’s always so fun to see you guys in action behind the scenes. I feel like I was there almost! :)

  3. avatar Dana reply

    my absolute favorite!

Southern Weddings reserves the right to delete comments which contain profanity or personal attacks or seek to promote a business unrelated to the post.  And remember: a good attitude is like kudzu – it spreads.  We love hearing your kind thoughts!

Reply to:
close

Fair warning: I put far too many photos in this post. But when they’re as beautiful as these, can you blame me?? Of course, pretty much anything that Ali Harper points her camera toward turns to gold, but we started with a pretty beautiful venue, too…

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-in-a-meadow.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-blooming-gate.jpg”>
src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-serenbe.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-serenbe-chicken.jpg”>

I adored the paper suite that Ashley Buzzy McHugh put together — each part is actually a custom stamp, making these an easy and inexpensive project you could try at home!

Our gentlemen were looking oh so dapper in goods from Billy Reid. Love those polka dot bow ties!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-dapper-groom.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-leather-shoes.jpg”>
src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-groomsmen-in-gray.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-polka-dot-bow-tie.jpg”>

Of course, the ladies were in fine form, as well (with a little help from Claudia Mejerle!). Lindsay Coletta Designs‘ bouquet was truly stunning, and included one of my favorites — hellebore!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-pink-bouquet3.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-statement-necklace.jpg”>

I love this escort card display that Krista from Blue Eyed Yonder and Ashley put together. Washi tape makes a concept like this look so good with so little effort!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-feather-escort-cards.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-ashley-buzzy-calligraphy.jpg”>

Our table was set under a lovely tree, next to the cutest trio of goats! (Nicole would have been happy.)

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-signature-drink1.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-white-centerpiece2.jpg”>
src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-calligraphy-eggs.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-white-centerpiece-flowers.jpg”>

Ashley specifically handlettered each egg while she was on a trip to Georgia, because she didn’t want to have to ship them from California!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-frog-table-number.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-green-beans.jpg”>

Remember those delicious dishes I talked about? Here they are! So yummy. Thank you, Sun In My Belly!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-pie-tin.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-biscuits.jpg”>

Krista hand-selected the perfect combination of white and light blue chairs to set around our table.

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-tomato-place-setting.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-brussel-sprouts.jpg”>

Love this sweet little guest book station. I adore the idea of having each guest sign their name as a witness to your marriage vows — in fact, that’s what I did at my own wedding!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-creative-guest-book1.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-quote-guest-book.jpg”>

The hand-wrapped favors came from Many Fold Farm, just down the road from Serenbe.

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-red-centerpiece1.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-egg-basket.jpg”>

Chicken friends :)

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-bride-and-dad.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-blush-gown2.jpg”>

I could not love this cake from Anne Kathleen more — the coconut flakes remind me of snowy feathers!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-white-cake.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-raspberry-crumble.jpg”>
src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-blush-dress.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-field-portraits.jpg”>

Finally, this vintage car from Krista’s collection could NOT have been more perfect for this color story if it had been ordered up special. And yes, y’all, she rents this beauty for weddings!

src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-car-garland.jpg”> src=”https://southernweddings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/southern-wedding-vintage-car.jpg”>

This gorgeous snippet from Anchor Heart Films puts everything gorgeously into motion — including that beautiful blush skirt from The Sentimentalist!

I would love to hear: What’s your favorite part from this editorial? I have the hardest time deciding, but I love the cake, the bride’s necklace and gown, and her bouquet — possibly equally :)

Ali Harper and Blue Eyed Yonder are delightful members of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

emily Written with love by Emily
19 Comments
  1. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    AHHH! Love serenbe, love the earthy gothic feel of this shoot, and I REALLY love the bridal attire. The Sentimentalist is THE best new bridal store in Atlanta and I’m so glad to see it represented! OH, and Sun in My Belly is AWESOME. And so is Ali Harper! EEEeee!

  2. avatar Laura reply

    What a feast for the eyes, so beautiful and elegant. I love the dresses, especially the non-traditional wedding dress.

  3. avatar Plum Pretty Sugar reply

    Amazing details and decor, we absolutely love all of it! So very many congratulations to the sweet couple!

    xo

    http://www.PlumPrettySugar.blogspot.com

  4. avatar Marilisa reply

    Good gracious, that video made my heart SWELL. I love how elegantly down-home-chic this shoot is. So much romance! That team of vendors is truly incredible.

  5. avatar Kat reply

    LOVING her bouquet!!! And that escort card display is so fun!

  6. avatar Caitlyn | The Aerialist Press reply

    Let’s see… the venue (who doesn’t love Georgia), the cake, the flowers, custom stamp… okay. Everything!

  7. avatar Haley Sheffield reply

    So in love with every part of this shoot. Every single vendor involved is just beyond talented.

  8. avatar 11 Stylish Country Brides | Rustic Folk Weddings reply

    […] Feathered Fete From Southern Weddings { Ali Harper […]

  9. avatar 14 wedding themes and ideas | Rustic Folk Weddings reply

    […] Vintage Weddings From Southern Weddings { Ali Harper […]

  10. avatar Southern Weddings Weekly Round-Up – Southern Weddings Magazine reply

    […] for chickens is well-documented, so it is probably no surprise that we’re all smitten with Fine Feathered Fete! P.S. A big SW thank you to our sweet friend Kathryn at Snippet and Ink for sharing a preview of […]

  11. avatar christina reply

    where are the dresses from?

  12. avatar Pomegranate and Cherry Wedding Colors | Burnett’s Boards reply

    […] Chicks, photographed by Brumley and Wells // bouquet photographed by Erich McVey // cake via Southern Weddings, photographed by Ali Harper Photography, created by Anne Kathleen Cakes // invitation suite from […]

  13. avatar 9 Gorgeous Escort Card Displays | Oh, What Love Studios | The Blog reply

    […] Links: 1.Mr Haack  via 100 Layer Cake 2. Libby Lane Press 3. Brooke Boling, Maureen Koo via Once Wed 4.  Lisa Lefkowitz, Ariella Chezar via Smitten Magazine 5. 6. Once Wed 7.  Gina Petersen Photography, Plum Couture Vintage via Wedding Chicks 8. Paper Stories, Ryan Alexander Events, Pollen, AveryHouse via Sweetest Occasions 9. Blue Eyed Yonder, Ali Harper via Southern Weddings […]

  14. avatar Do Yourself a Little Favour : Alternative DIY Wedding Favours reply

    […] credit: Left, Southern Weddings Right, Snippet and […]

  15. avatar Love is Everywhere reply

    I love the wedding gown! No different, simples and nice. The other details are amazing like: escort “cards”, the scenario, the cake! Really elegant and simple!

  16. avatar Valentine's Day Wedding Ideas – The Mantilla Company reply

    […] invitation suite 2. dress and bouquet 3. ruby intimates 4. wedding cake 5. heart sparkler 6. signature cocktail 7. […]

  17. avatar TRY THIS: a Dozen Easter Egg Ideas – Four Generations One Roof reply

    […] Calligraphy Lettered Eggs from Southern Weddings […]

  18. avatar 21 Ideas for a Spring Wedding reply

    […] Photo by Ali Harper via Southern Weddings […]

  19. avatar Who Is The Most Stylish Of Them All? A Guide To Disney Princess Bridal Styles -Beau-coup Blog reply

    […] Polyvore collage image credit clockwise from top left: Beau-coup, Stylemepretty, Josevillablog, Southernweddings, Burnettsboards, Somethingturquoise, […]

Southern Weddings reserves the right to delete comments which contain profanity or personal attacks or seek to promote a business unrelated to the post.  And remember: a good attitude is like kudzu – it spreads.  We love hearing your kind thoughts!

Reply to:
close
Top