Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beth and Landon's Fayetteville Wedding

Hey everybody!

A gorgeous small chapel wedding followed by an intimate backyard dinner... it sounds pretty perfect to me!  St. Catherine's Chapel was the beautiful, perfect backdrop for Beth and Landon's wedding, and the rustic backyard dinner was at the couple's home in Fayetteville.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday ELLIE!

Hey everybody!

Yesterday, my baby girl turned into my teenage girl.  Wow.  How did that happen y’all?  For those of you who have followed this blog over the years, you’ve witnessed it alongside me - are you just as shocked as I am?

I’m not shocked at how mature Ellie is.  She’s been so mature for her age all her life.  She’s loving and caring, always down for whatever (like her daddy), and a complete goofball (ok, also like her daddy). 

We’ve been doing a lot of shoots lately because Ellie has an interest in, and a talent for, modeling.  She turns it on for the camera as well as the professionals do (trust me, I know!), and I just can’t believe it’s my little girl in front of my lens. We recently shot a 13-themed photo shoot to commemorate the teenage milestone, and here are a few of my favorites.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

This One-Stop Will Destroy Your Wedding To-Do List

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Today's post is from one of Benfield Photography sponsors, Basic Invite! Yay!  I'm so happy to be sharing this information with Benny Brides :) . If you're planning a wedding, this single site can help check off so many to-do list items: save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you cards, place cards and menus, and guestbooks! Boom!  Read on!

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Basic Invite’s Wedding Day Essentials

When is comes to wedding stationery… save the dates, wedding invitations, and thank you cards usually take the cake as the most important pieces - as they should. There would be no wedding without guests and thanking everyone for their gifts and well wishes is a must! However, there are a few wedding day essentials that you may want to reconsider when it comes to your wedding stationery.

So, Basic Invite is going to share why day of stationery is just as important as your invitations and thank you’s. If you aren’t familiar with Basic Invite, they are an online stationery company. They specialize in custom invitations and stationery for all of life’s major moments and they’ve been nice enough to let me in on why the day of details matter!

Day of details are so important because they can help everything run smoothly while adding an extra touch of intricacy to the wedding decor and table settings. Day of stationery may not be a standard staple, but it is a standout option that your guests will notice and appreciate. So, what are the wedding day essentials when it comes to stationery? Let’s find out!

Wedding Programs
Wedding programs are essential, especially for a larger wedding or one with multiple venues. Letting your guests know the day’s schedule upon arrival will make the day go smoothly. If guests need to be at one location for the ceremony and another for the reception having    
printed wedding programs is a smart move! You can customize them to match the wedding suite you sent out a couple months ago or start fresh by choosing a design that matches your wedding decor.

Place Cards & Wedding Menus
Place cards and wedding menus can add a touch of detail that will round out your table settings and reception decor beautifully. Incorporating these into your day is just another way to keep things flowing.

Guest Books
Your wedding day is going to fly by, we all know that. You will leave with memories and a new chapter in life, but being able to look back at who was there and read advice and well wishes while reminiscing can make for lasting feel good moments. That’s why having a wedding guest book is so important! Plus, Basic Invite lets you customize your guest book. You can match it to your wedding stationery or upload a gorgeous photo from your engagement session straight on to the cover. Their guest books have an ultra sleek look with a hidden bound and can lay completely flat. So chic!


Basic Invite has over 200 wedding invitation designs consisting of both traditional wedding invitations and modern wedding invites for a truly custom invite for any bride! With more than 180 custom colors and endless customization options, Basic Invite has it all! Head over to their inspiration gallery for some magical stationery inspo that is sure to get you started on your custom creations.

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