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Baby Naptime – A Whole New World…

I just LOVE this post from a mom called Queenie Liao who is a freelance artist based in California. She has taken the most inspirational shots of her son sleeping, transported into magical dream-like spaces simply due to her perseverance in her art. She cites her inspiration as Anne Geddes (you can see why), but her style is uniquely her own.

I’ve shared just a few of them, the rest can be found here.

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Love Shots in a Field | Wedding Photography Inspiration

Just some lovely wedding dreaming pics to share with you all today! Calling it Love Shots in a Field  – it’s just an inspirational post to all you brides out there who are considering photography and photographers for their weddings, and who are deciding on a ‘look’…

I love natural shotsand when they’re outdoors – all the better! Be inspired by these beautiful country-style field shots, with brides and couples featured in fields with light that’s soft enough to eat with a spoon 🙂 Only on The Good Girls Guide.

Light to Lick A Spoon With

Light to Lick A Spoon With | source here.

Gorgeous Curls in a Field

Gorgeous Curls in a Field | source here.

Black & White Dreaming

 Black & White Dreaming | source here.

Prettiness Is...

Prettiness Is… | source here.

Love in Lavender

Love in Lavender | source here.

Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride | source here.

Sunset in the Field

Sunset in the Field | source here.

A Field of Lights

A Field of Lights | source here.

Starry Skies in the Australian Outback | Beautiful!

Check out these amazing 15-hour exposure images by photographer Lincoln Harris in the Australian Outback – utterly magical, unreal and undeniably beautiful!

Posted by the Daily Mail, it details Harris’s photos after having kept the exposure open for up to 15 hours – creating these breathtaking shots of the earth’s movements reflected in the Heavens.

With no purpose other than to share beauty and to inspire you, I’ve reposted these shots – share them too!

Starry Skies

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Starry Skies 5

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My Wedding: Decor & Ideas Inspiration!

I’ve always loved weddings that go the extra mile in the detail. It’s the light touches, the hard work, the attention to detail that for me, shines as extra special! Having attended quite a few weddings in the past few years, I’ve seen some incredible ideas on what to do with ‘the detail’.

Wedding Flower Arrangements

Wedding Bliss

There are so many elements that go into making a wedding day breathtakingly beautiful, and I suppose it’s totally up to the couple to decide which is the most important. Photography, cake, stationery, decor, outfits, favours, guest entertainment, music, vows & ceremony…there’s plenty to release your creativity upon!

Some great ideas for some of the above:

Photography

Choose your photographer wisely. I would recommend a partnership team: they have experience working together and can ensure a wider variety of pictures. Also, choose someone whose style you enjoy – you want your vibe to be captured 100%! Most of all, feel comfortable! My lovely friends Rebecca and Bruce Meissner rocked our wedding 🙂 (see them here: Love Made Visible)

Photography by Love Made Visible

Cake

Cake Schmake. Yes, R4000 cakes are around, but trust me, unless you’re a confectionist, you really don’t need one of those! If you have a talent in your family/friend circle who can bake – go for it. Else, investigate cakes that taste amazing but don’t cost a bomb! We did an awesome chocolate fudge mousse cake from Melissas – and then decorated with blushing brides, icing sugar and a wire bicycle made for two!

Cake - Melissa's

Stationery

If you’re creative, do as much as you can yourself (table menus, name tags etc), but even if you are, leave the actual invitation to an expert! Trust me, it’s worth it. Look online for ideas – invites these days can be crazy fun and inspirational, elegant and classic or totally out of the box and different. Think different textures, wording, typefaces and imagery! Thanks to the gorgeous Nikky Dowding of Moonbeams & Polkadots for ours…

Invitation - Moonbeams & Polkdots

Decor

My absolute FAVE! Be specific – think of a theme/colour scheme and then go with it. Don’t look back. We did a vintage theme with lots of proteas, fynbos, old suitcases, lace overlays, clear glasswear of different sizes, a wine menu and white candles... Start with a moodboard and collect ideas. Pinterest is a good place to start brainstorming! Remember, decor is TOTALLY 100% DIY doable – have fun!

Decor - 100% DIY

And those are my tips to making your day extra-special. Get involved, do the hard work and be rewarded with a magical day when it all fades blurrily into the background as all you have eyes for is your husband. You can see how gorgeous it all looked in the photos later on!

Wedding Love Photography

View all our wedding photos here.