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Photography Series - Whitney Deal


You might know Whitney from her lovely blog Darling Dexter, but she and her husband Dustin are also the creative force behind Oh, Darling! Photograpy. If that weren't enough, Whitney is also a graphic designer and just started her own fashion line! They are clearly such a creative and talented couple, and that certainly shines through in their beautiful North Carolina wedding.

Besides designing the invitations, Whitney is also responsible for creating the programs, napkins and departure flags. But the most impressive project by far is Whitney's wedding dress! She fell in love with a jcrew dress that was discontinued, so she and her Mom created something that was similar and perfect for her in every way (not only that, but they also made the bridesmaids dresses!) You really have to read about all the projects on Darling Dexter, which you can find here, here and here. And of course, Whitney was also kind enough to offer up some advice to all of you:

Simple, don't let the details become more than the purpose of the day. It's definitely an exciting time and an opportunity to decorate and design to your hearts desire -- but as a photographer I see the whole day from start to finish and at the end of it all, the most important thing is the commitment you are making and sharing that love with your closet family and friends. It all goes by so fast (witnessed by my own wedding) so be sure to relax and simply enjoy every minute of it!

So true! Thank you so much for sharing both your pictures and your advice, Whitney. {Images from Martha Manning}

7 comments:

Thao said...

wow, those dresses are amazing! whitney is such an inspiration.

LL said...

I've always found this wedding to be a sweet, inspiring example of a truly beautiful "handcrafted" wedding. So much personality!

I would love to know what font Whitney used for the Emerson quote in her programs - anyone know?

Thanks!

Teresa said...

Wow. What a gorgeous wedding. I love those colorful lanterns and all of those cakes!

Kathryn said...

I forgot how much I loved this wedding - so many awesome details and personal touches! And I can really not get enough of the stationery...

Cyd said...

Love Whitney and loved getting to see her wedding again. So glad you shared and I'm really enjoying this series this week!

tickledwhimsy said...

Adorable details, her dress is too cute!

Dina @ White Thread said...

I too forgot how much I loved this wedding. Bravo Whitney, the result is just stunning. Loved revisiting this Carolina wedding, thanks for that!