Kara and Jaime’s White Lace and Gorgeous Greens Summer Wedding

2017 has ended and while I am still coming to grasps with that, I didn’t want another day to flash by without sharing photos of my friend Kara’s gorgeous summer wedding!

To start of course, we need to take a look at the gray lace invitation with their watercolor brush calligraphy envelopes! Kara wanted simplicity in her invitations so we kept the design simple but with an intricate lace design in the corners in a pale gray for low contrast.

Sam Allen Creates Watercolor Wedding Invitation Envelope Addressing detail

Sam Allen Creates Gray Lace Wedding InvitationSam Allen Creates Gray Lace Wedding Invitation Detail

Sam Allen Creates Watercolor Wedding Invitation Envelope Addressing

The wedding ceremony was held outside of the Eagle’s Nest Clubhouse. It was truly one of the most gorgeous ceremonies I have ever attended… I just loved the cascading botanicals framing the bride and groom as they became husband and wife!

George Street Photo - Eagles Nest Clubhouse - Ceremony

George Street Photo - Eagles Nest Clubhouse - Bridal Bouquet of White and Green

After the ceremony, the guests came inside the Clubhouse to attend the cocktail hour and find their seats on this amazing table seating chart created with a variety of silver and white frames within 2 vintage window frames. It was such a unique concept and I loved getting to work on it with them!

Sam Allen Creates Wedding Seating Chart on Windows

George Street Photo - Eagles Nest Clubhouse - Bar Menu Chalkboard - Sam Allen Creates Lettering

The last item I got to work on for the wedding was handpainted placecards for each guest! Kara and I came up with a fun way for the server’s to know what dish to provide the guests… the different amount of leaves in the corner of the card would say whether they got steak, shrimp or vegetarian! I loved it (the shrimp and the outcome of the tent cards!)!!


Wedding photography by George Street, photos of my handlettering designs were taken by me.
Wedding Coordinator: Events by the Cea
Wedding Venue: Eagle’s Nest Restaurant & Clubhouse
Florist: Benabese
Table numbers painted by Skript Shoppe

Lynzie and Daniel Barish Wedding, Heritage Lake, Menifee; with J. Rose Photography


A HUGE great BIG thanks must first go out to Jessica at J. Rose Photography for inviting me to tag along with her as she photographed our friend Lynzie’s wedding.

Having videographed quite a few weddings (also as an assistant), I have seen my share of the behind the scenes, but as the videographers follow the photographer, the head photographer really has the greatest responsibility on his or her shoulders.

Jessica knew that I had always wanted to assist her at a wedding and as she rarely shoots them, I finally just got my chance.

Mostly I only photographed the formals but my favorites are of just Lynzie and her now husband Daniel.


I just love how adoringly Daniel is looking at his new wife.



I must say my favorite part of being a second shooter is getting the chance to shoot the artsier shot… but I do love Jessica’s view of these same poses.



Another great factor in my tagging along was to get some behind the scenes shots of Jess working with her clients. I have always thought of Jess’ humor as super hilarious but watching her try to get this group to pose with excited arms up was just making me crack up.


And of course, my favorite was watching Jess’ son Grayson cheer her on in the background. Now if his face doesn’t say “proud of my mommy” I don’t know what does!


Thanks again Jess for letting me join you and sharing in your gift of photography!

To see Jessica’s post of Lynzie and Daniel’s wedding, click here.