Featured on Style Me Pretty: Allison & Ian

Allison and Ian's Holman Ranch wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Friday.  You remember all her lovely inspiration for her wedding day that I posted about here?  And Allison's super cute blog, Engaged and Inspired?  I'm so excited to see it all come to life exactly as we planned.  

The funny thing about the day is that it rained and hailed all afternoon and evening except for about 40 minutes when it let up so we could have the ceremony outside.  We had to move the entire party inside the barn and I'm so glad we did because I think it turned out really romantic and rustic, exactly like Allison wanted.  Also, a lot of these portraits were shot in the rain and you can't tell in the slightest!  Ah, the magic of photography.  

Oh and a fun fact, Allison made almost all of the decor elements HERSELF! We came up with the idea of keeping the palette neutral and having pops of color.  Allison and her father completely concepted the entire wardrobe escort card display and did a fabulous job with it.  Allison and I debated a lot about the table linens.  We came up with the idea of a white table cloth, lace runner and stained book pages on top.  Allison spent months collecting old books, tea-staining them and cooking them in the oven to get that lovely antiqued effect and then she taped them all together in long runners.  

The biggest challenge in pulling all of this together was that, having her amazing blog, Allison had LOADS of inspiration and lots of style.  My job was to try to help her pair it down into a cohesive look and I really think we achieved just that.  What a beautiful day, I'm so happy I got to help her bring everything to life!

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