Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Light Me Up...

Think back to when you were 10 - who was your crush - do you remember? I remember mine.. his name was Ryan Walters. I LOVED him since the 3rd grade - this would continue all through grade/middle school. He was even my first kiss in 8th grade. The story never really ended until we made out again when I was like 22, and that was the end of that. I thought that was kind of a cool, long-winded childhood love story, but I had nothing on Allie and Tom!!!

Allie and Tom met in 5th grade, at 10 years old. And that was kinda it - the Universe knew that these two were meant for each other, and continued to keep them together or near enough through their entire lives. There were times that they were together, and times they weren't, but they never stopped talking or thinking of each other. These two are what the term "there for you" means. By each other's sides in the best and worst of times. They are an extension of one another - they are best friends, truly.

Being with them and their families and friends - who by the way, are pretty much ALL from their childhood too, was incredible and fun, and insanely beautiful. You would think that a group as tightly knit as this would be weird about letting outsiders in to be a part of it, but they weren't - in fact, this group was the most inviting, generous, kind, cool group ever. We love them - we've been adopted.

As we spent a week together, documenting this destination journey, we realised how incredibly unique and special this scenario really was. How important celebrating roots and family is, and how valuable it is to have true friends who will carry 10 bottles of Tequila across the World in their suitcase for you, so you can have your favourite drink at your wedding!

With that said, this trailer is only the beginning - a tiny glimpse into the magical week we spent in many Portuguese cities with some of the best people we've ever met. We can't wait to share the rest. Get the tissues!



x
Maria

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Featured! Libby and Ryan on Bridal Musings...

Today is such a good day! We have another feature on the always amazing Bridal Musings for Libby and Ryan's magical destination wedding in Oklahoma. They have called it "Prairie Chic", and that is totally spot on. It was relaxed, but styled to perfection - kinda like Libby and Ryan are in real life.

Studio 1208 featured on Bridal Musings for Libby and Ryan's prairie chic destination wedding in Oklahoma

The first feature (above) was for their photos, and it is BEYOND - to see the full post, click HERE. Their portraits though.... all I can say is prairie sky meets Salt Flats!

Studio 1208 featured on Bridal Musings for Libby and Ryan's prairie chic destination wedding in Oklahoma

The second feature (above) was for their film trailer - it is so emotional and amazing - the vows will KILL YOU DEAD. To see the full post, click HERE

We loved working with all of the amazing vendors from this one, especially Forever Cole who coordinated this magical day and Studio BDR, who did all of the calligraphy, signage, and paper / printed goods...including the gorgeous invitation suite!!!

xx
Maria

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

As In Love With You As I Am...

Sinead and Tommy were married on perhaps the windiest day ever recorded in history, but that did not stop them from having the greatest wedding ever, and it did give them one of the most magical confetti moments of all time! I guess you could say that it perfectly fits the structure of their relationship...afterall, it might never have happened if that cab didn't break down...

This wedding was shot by one of our talented 1208 Artists, Rach, who absolutely nailed it. Thanks also to Danny for the back up and drone footage!! The story, people and location couldn't be more beautiful, and we are so happy to share it with you today!


xx
Maria

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Feeling Electric...



You know when someone famous gets married, how it seems like people come out of the woodwork to catch a glimpse? Well, this wedding was no different...except the couple isn't actually famous. You would have thought they were though, by the hundreds of people who came to wave to Jane as she arrived to the church! I guess you don't have to be famous to be a total legend...

I can't tell you how fun this wedding was - they pulled out all the stops for their guests, and the party went on for days - yes, DAYS. I guess when you have the wedding on your own property, you can kinda do whatever you want, and that is exactly what they did. We are so excited to share it with you today - Enjoy!

xx
Maria

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

You Won't Have To Face The World Alone...

So what can I even say about this, other than WOW.

Remembering this week, with these people brings nothing but joy to me instantly. To say that they welcomed us into the fold is an understatement - we were instantly part of the group, and had a bond of friendship from the moment we met. Add in their friends, family and Vince's three rad (and handsome) sons, and their two dogs, and it was like a big family vacay we were all on together. It started on a Lake, and finished on a mountain... this story is special, and I am so excited to share it with you all today!!!




Thanks to Kara from Love This Day Events for doing such a great job, and being so amazing and fun! Let's do it again soon!!!

xx
Maria