a summer wedding and a feast…



i will always be inspired by italy…. and these amazingly talented people:

Design and Styling: Ginny Au // Flowers: Amy Osaba // Paper and Calligraphy: Meagan Tidwell // Food Styling: Caitlin Van Horn // Table Garland, Olive Branch Arrangement & Wreaths: Cloth of Gold // Hair Styling: Joanna Ballentine // Makeup: Molly Stilley // Cakes: Dreamcakes Bakery // China, Linens and Flatware: At Home Furnishings // Brides Dress: Lanvin // Brides Shoes: Chloe Ballet Flats // Engagement Ring & Earrings: BHLDN // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Chairs: Market 46

see the feature on once wed here to see more photos & the beautiful words ginny wrote about her inspiration.

Jade Sheldon - As lovely as ever.

Italy will always be one of my favorite places on the planet… I never tire of it…

kurt boomer - So insanely gorgeous! That might be my favorite ceremony shot ever.

Amy - Stunning. I mean really, really incredibly beautiful.

sarah kate branine - Rylee,
I can’t get over the beautifulness in your photographs. Also, I noticed Amy Osaba’s name on the list. She did several arrangements for my sister’s book, that released today from Amazon, by the way! (My sister is Barb Blair and her book is Furniture Makeovers– beautiful! — I’m biased of course, but I think her book is beautiful! : )

gaby j - so unbelievably gorgeous!

Esther - Too beautiful for words… so much talent among this group of creatives!

hilary lamb - your work is simply magical, love each and every photo

Renee Jones - Amazing photos!

diana elizabeth - new fan here, just saw you on OnceWed.com, amazing work, keep it up! Really breathtaking.

Tenielle - I’ve seen your beautiful images floating around the web Rylee, but the for the first time I’ve stopped by and whilst I’m here I wanted to tell you how beautiful your work is. You also seem like you have a heart of gold. Congrats on your success, both in your career and in your life. Warmest T xo

berries & lavender


styling: joy thigpen

calligraphy: neither snow




Henry - I’m also a lover of simplicity, this is absolutely wonderful! Zen-like.

Rachel - These photos are beautiful- the colors are so inspiring.

sarah kate branine - Rylee,
I came across your site after reading your post over at Holly’s blog, Seed and Water. I just want to say that your photography is probably the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Breathtaking! So glad to have found you. And, thank you so much for your post in the ‘For Telling’s Sake’ series. I so appreciated your words.

summer vineyard wedding…

venue: gainey vineyard, santa ynez, ca //  dress: claire pettibone // shoes: kate spade // suit: theory // cake: enjoy! cupcakes // florals + styling: abany bauer // makeup: kelsey nance // invitations + calligraphy: brown linen // food & wine pairings: graft events & catering // rentals: classic party rentals// lighting: LBPS events // coordinator: mary for weddings by marybeth  // videography: the reason // getaway car: classic car rental


Brennan - Rocked this out! Love it.

Rachel Lynn Spray - These are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! So simple and pretty and THAT LIGHT!

leilanika - So romantic.. Love this wedding!

erin mcginn - Rylee, truly one of the most stunning weddings I’ve seen. The palette is perfection and your photography is breathtaking!

Emilia Jane - So much beauty!!!!

Linnea - Rylee, these photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you captured the romance and details of their day. I think my favorite details are the cake with just a few raspberries and the lace sleeves on the bride’s dress. Perfection!

sarah kate branine - I cannot get over how beautiful these pictures are! I am so glad that I popped over here via Seed and Water. I will be back!

Daniel Stark Photography - gorgeous wedding! love the image of the couple in the car photographed through the window.

Dan and Melissa - Beautiful! You are truly a talented photographer and artist. Gorgeous wedding.

an autumn theory…

these photos are so dear to my heart…. maybe it’s because it truly shows the beauty of my sweet home alabama. or maybe because this collaboration was crafted with some of my favorite people in the south. (have you met these ladies yet? they’re all so amazing and i am so honored to know them)…. whatever it is, these photographs make my heart feel so full. and i am so happy to share these with you.

i hope you are all having a wonderful christmas season. xoxo

Featured on Once Wed |  Photography: Rylee Hitchner | Creative Direction, Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Flowers: Rosegolden Flowers | Food Styling:Caitlin Van Horn | Invitation, Paper & Calligraphy: Linea Carta | Hair Styling: Joanna Ballentine | China, Glass & Linen: At Home Furnishings | Chairs & Table Rental: Blue Eyed Yonder |  Bridal Gown: Theyskens’ Theory | Bridal Shoes: Elizabeth and James | Bridesmaid Dress: Anthropologie

Ciara - Rylee your talent never ceases to amaze me, and I can see you have found a group of kindred spirits in your home state. This shoot gives me chills, ethereal and beautiful! x

Lisa - These pictures are exquisite, and what an incredible team of vendors. So amazed by the beautiful way you captured every moment and detail!

Cindy P - Wow Rylee! These photos are magnificent! What a beautiful wedding this was and you did a WONDERFUL job capturing it. I love how dreamy your photos look. Amazing!

››Melissa Jane - Gorgeous!! You are so talented!

Emilia Jane - So beautiful

Brennan McKissick - Absolutely beautiful wedding! Always love seeing your posts, great work.

Robyn - Gorgeous photos! I can’t wait for you to photograph my wedding in France in May!

izzierae photography - even more beautiful than how you described it! :)

Laura Gordon - These images are so beautiful! I love every single one…. you are an inspiration!

esther - absolutely beautiful! you’ve got a beautiful soul, Rylee!

Britty - Wow, Rylee. These are amazing. Such a beautiful job :) Love your work so much!

Daniel Stark Photography - WOW! the light! beautiful.