A 2019 WEDDING GIVEAWAY

I'M GIVING AWAY A FREE TRAVEL WEDDING IN 2019! I'VE OFFERED THIS DEAL FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AND I'M NOT ABOUT TO STOP NOW. THIS OFFER HAS INTRODUCED ME TO SOME OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE CLIENTS AND I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET MORE OF YOU.

IF YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED OR ELOPING IN A COSTAL/MOUNTAINOUS U.S. STATE OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD (GREECE, MEXICO, VANCOUVER, HONG KONG, IRELAND, SOUTH AFRICA, MOROCCO, AUSTRALIA, ETC.),

I WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING FREE OF CHARGE! WANT MORE DETAILS? READ ON...

YOU'LL PROVIDE ROUND TRIP AIRFARE AND THREE NIGHTS LODGING FOR ME. I'LL PROVIDE ALL-DAY COVERAGE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY AND AN ONLINE GALLERY OF EDITED IMAGES OF YOUR DAY AFTER THE FACT. 

IT'S THAT SIMPLE.

YOU BRING ME SOMEWHERE NEW AND EXCITING AND I'LL PHOTOGRAPH YOU IN A FRESH, INTERESTING, BEAUTIFUL PLAVE AND PROVIDE YOU WITH FREE WEDDING IMAGES. WOAH. YOU'LL BE GETTING MY WEDDING PACKAGE FOR A SMALLLLLLLL FRACTION OF IT'S USUAL PRICE. 

INTERESTED? KNOW SOMEONE WHO MAY BE? SHARE THIS POST, LIKE THIS POST, OR SEND ME AN EMAIL/MESSAGE. I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YA!

xo, alyssa

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GRANT AND GRACIE

THIS SOUTH CAROLINA DAY WAS SO SO GOOD. THERE WERE DONUTS, A SMALL PUG, FRIED CHICKEN AND WAFFLES, THE PRETTIEST YELLOW GOLD BRIDESMAID DRESSES, TINY TINY CRABS RUNNING OVER MY TOES ALL DAY LONG, SOOOOOO MUCH SPANISH MOSS, AND THE MOST CAREFREE BRIDE AND GROOM IN THE LAND. WOULD DO AGAIN, 10 TIMES OUT OF 10.

GRANT AND GRACIE, THANK YOU!

XO, ALYSSA

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DAN AND BECCA

WE SPENT THE WEEKEND TRAVELING DOWN TO AND EATING ALLLLLLL OVER NASHVILLE (SHOOT ME AN EMAIL OR MESSAGE IF YOU NEED RECS - I'VE GOT LIKE FIFTY.) WITH THESE TWO. ONCE WE CHECKED INTO OUR AIRBNB, I KNEW I NEEDED TO TAKE SOME PHOTOS THERE. THANKS FOR LETTING ME GET IN YOUR FACE FOR FIVE MINUTES, YOU TWO. 

XO, ALYSSA

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#STYLEDGR

SEE MORE OF THIS SHOOT FEATURED HERE ON GREEN WEDDING SHOES!

VIDEOGRAPHY : GABBY HULST STORYTELLING

MODELS : LINDSEY RANK AND KEVIN PRITCHARD

BRIDESMAID : JODI HOEKSTRA

FLORALS/SILK RIBBON/STYLING : AUTUREL

DJ : ADRIAN BUTLER

HAIR : K SALON

MAKEUP : MORGAN NICOLE

BRIDAL GOWN/ACCESSORIES/BRIDESMAID GOWN : SPRING SWEET

BRIDAL ROBE/LINGERE : ALI NICOLE BRIDAL

GOLDEN MAID'S GOWN : WHITE FOX BOUTIQUE

BRIDE'S GETTING READY ENSEMBLE : ICONOCLASP

LEATHER BAGS : BAQETTE

RINGS : KATIE DEAN JEWELRY

JEWELRY AND GROOM'S WATCH : FRANCES JAYE

RUGS : SEMIKAH TEXTILES

LOW TABLE : FANCY FRAY

PROP RENTAL : SCOUT DESIGN CO.

PROP RENTAL : RENT EMERALD CRANE

GLASSWARE : GIGI & LACLEDE

PLATES : WOOD + WATER CLAYWORKS

PAPER GOODS : WYLD SAGE DESIGNS

PAINTING : EMILY CAPISCIOLTO

FOOD : DONKEY TAQUERIA

CAKE : BUTTERCUP BAKED GOODS

CHOCOLATES : MOKAYA

ASSORTED DESSERTS : THE CAKABAKERY

LAUREN KOSTER EVENTS / WIND + JAMES STYLED SHOOT

WOW, WHAT A WAY TO START YOUR WEEK. I SPENT MY MONDAY WITH THE FANTASTIC TEAM LISTED BELOW, EXECUTING AN EDGY STYLED SHOOT. I WON'T SAY MUCH MORE HERE - I'LL JUST LET YOU SCROLL THROUGH THE IMAGES BELOW. ALSO, BE SURE TO GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM MEMBERS. I'D RECOMMEND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM FOR YOUR OWN WEDDING!

PLANNING/STYLING/INSTALLATIONS : LAUREN KOSTER CREATIVE
VENUE : WIND + JAMES
FLORALS : CASS & JEAN FLOWER CO.
HAIR : CHEEKY STRUT
MAKE UP : SIMPLY GLAMOROUS BEAUTY
GOWN : ELIZABETH DYE VIA SPRING SWEET
MODEL : THOUGHTFULLY THRIFTED
CAKE : THE CAKABAKERY
PAPER/ACRYLIC GOODS : ANNABEL REESE
HAIRPIECE : NATURAE DESIGN VIA
SPRING SWEET
JEWELRY : LORAE RUSSO JEWELRY
SHOES : M4D3

BASIC INVITE

BRIDES! 

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STILL OUT THERE AND ON THE HUNT FOR WEDDING INVITATIONS? I'VE GOT AN INCREDIBLY EASY, INCREDIBLY PRETTY OPTION FOR YOU. I WORKED WITH BASIC INVITE TO DESIGN TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF WEDDING INVITATIONS AND IT WAS JUST THE SIMPLEST PROCESS. 

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FIRST OF ALL, BASIC INVITE OFFERS HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT BEAUTIFUL WEDDING INVITATION DESIGNS AND ENVELOPE COLORS AND PAPER OPTIONS. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO FIND THE PERFECT DESIGN TO FIT YOUR UNIQUE DAY. I FIRST SELECTED A CLEAR ACRYLIC INVITATION STYLE. FROM THAT STARTING TEMPLATE, I WAS ABLE TO COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZE MY SUITE WITH MY OWN FONT, COLOR, AND TEXT PLACEMENT OPTIONS. THIS WHOLE PROCESS TOOK ME LESS THAN 30 MINUTES AND WAS INCREDIBLY USER FRIENDLY. I'M SUPER TEMPTED TO ORDER A SET OF THEIR ROSE GOLD FOIL PLACE CARDS FOR MY NEXT DINNER PARTY...

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ASIDE FROM WEDDING INVITATIONS AND SAVE THE DATE CARDS, BASIC INVITE ALSO OFFERS KEEPSAKE GUEST BOOKS, STATIONERY, AND THANK YOU NOTES. THEY HAVE CUSTOMIZABLE PAPER GOODS FOR BABY SHOWERS, BIRTHDAYS, VALENTINE'S DAY, QUINCEANERAS, AND CHRISTMAS (JUST TO NAME A FEW EVENT OPTIONS...). YOU CAN EVEN WORK WITH BASIC INVITE TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING WEBSITE! THEY'RE FREE

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FOLLOW BASIC INVITE ON...

FACEBOOK , INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST , AND TWITTER

YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

XO, ALYSSA

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A VALENTINES DAY POP-UP

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT? SAVED YOUR SHOPPING TIL THE LAST MINUTE? DON'T REALLY CARE TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY BUT LOVE FLOWERS AND BAKED GOODS AND PRETTY CARDS? 

I'VE GOT JUST THE THING FOR YOU. ADOR|N|ED FLORAL, WYLD SAGE DESIGNS, AND BUTTERCUP BAKED GOODS WILL BE AT MY STUDIO SPACE, LAMB BRIDE (636 WEALTHY), ON VALENTINES DAY NEXT WEEK FROM 12PM-7PM! THERE YOU CAN BUY PRECIOUS LITTLE BOUQUETS (THAT YOUR MOM OR G.F. OR WIFE OR YOU WILL WIND WAY PRETTIER THAN YOUR AVERAGE BUNCH OF GROCERY STORE DAISIES/ROSES). TAKE HOME SOME BEAUTIFUL AND TASTY CUPCAKES. DELIVER YOUR GIFT WITH A HANDMADE CARD! 

WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT (IT'S ALLLLLL AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AS WELL!)? CHECK OUT THE EVENT PAGE HERE AND PEEP THE PHOTOS BELOW FOR A PREVIEW OF WHAT'S TO COME!

REED AND ANGIE

ALL TIME FAVORITE VENUE - NO QUESTION. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO PHOTOGRAPH REED AND ANGIE'S LOVELY REHEARSAL DINNER AND WEDDING DAY AT FOXFIRE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK THIS PAST FALL. I'VE GOT TWO MORE WEDDINGS THERE THIS YEAR AND I CANNOT WAAAAAAAAIT (I'D STILL LOVE TO ADD MORE...). 

I COULD LIST ENDLESS FANTASTIC THINGS FROM THIS DAY - A PUP IN A FLORAL COLLAR BY SCULPTED FILMS, IMPECCABLY DESIGNED ROOM AFTER IMPECCABLY DESIGNED ROOM,  CHARLOTTE STONE HEELS, A REHEARSAL DINNER ON THE PORCH UNDER LITTLE WHITE LIGHTS, AN ANGULAR ARCH CONSTRUCTED BY THE GROOM HIMSELF, A DANCE FLOOR MADE OF ARTFUL TILES, A GORGEOUS GOWN AND FUR BY STONE FOX BRIDE, AND LOOOOOTS OF CANDLE LIGHT. TAKE A LOOK FOR YOURSELF!

XO, ALYSSA

KONRAD AND LAUREN

KONRAD AND LAUREN HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. THIS WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CHICAGO DAY. ASIDE FROM ALLLLLLL OF THE BEAUTIFUL DETAILS AND LOCATIONS YOU'LL SEE IN THE IMAGES BELOW, MY BIGGEST MEMORY OF KONRAD AND LAUREN'S DAY AND OF THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WAS HOW GIVING AND THOUGHTFUL EVERYONE WAS. THAT'S WHAT LASTS AND THAT'S WHAT MATTERS. THIS WAS MY KIND OF DAY AND I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU ALL TO FINALLY SEE THIS BATCH OF PHOTOS!

XO, ALYSSA

BEN AND LEAH

LAST WINTER WE HAD THE ITCH TO SHOOT SOMETHING BRIDAL IN THE FREEEEEEZING COLD YET BEAUTIFUL SNOW THAT IS OUR REALITY DURING JANUARY IN MICHIGAN. LISA OF LINNAEA FLORAL, SAM KLUG ARTISTRY, KRYSTLE WAIVIO, AND I TEAMED UP TO DO JUST THAT. BEN AND LEAH GRACIOUSLY AGREED TO PLAY MODELS FOR THE DAY (SOMETHING I THINK THEY WERE MOST DEFINITELY CUT OUT TO DO).

IF YOU AND YOUR BESTIE WANT TO ELOPE OR RENEW YOUR VOWS IN THE SNOW, PLEEEEEEASE GET IN TOUCH! I'M SO READY FOR THE COLD FINGERS.

IAN AND COCO

I LOVED THIS DAY. LOVED IT. SIGN ME UP FOR A WEDDING LIKE THIS EVERY WEEKEND.

IAN AND COCO GOT MARRIED RIGHT ON THE SHORES OF LAKE MICHIGAN IN CUSTOM WHITE DENIM JACKETS. COCO'S DRESS AND ACCESSORIES? VINTAGE. KENLEY EVENT DESIGN THREW TOGETHER A CHARMING BOUQUET OF WILD FLOWERS FOR THE BRIDE. THE WHOOOOOOLE PARTY WAS DESIGNED AND EXCECUTED BY JAMIE OVER AT HEY DAY LAB (SHE'S BRILLIANT.). WE ATE DONUTS AND ATE TACOS FROM DONKEY TAQUERIA. ALL THE DECOR WAS VINTAGE INSPIRED (THINK TALL LIGHT PINK CANDLES IN BRASS HOLDERS, WILD FLOWER BOUQUETS, DISCO BALLS, BANDANAS, ETC.). IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU MAY ALSO SEE SOME STAR WARS PARAPHERNALIA SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT. 

ENJOY THIS ONE - I KNOW I DID.

XO, ALYSSA