once wed veil story…

Hair + makeup: Amanda Paige // Location: Callanwolde // Styling: Joy Thigpen // Dress:Catherine Deane’s Elysium gown from BHLDN // Veil + hairpiece: The Bride Room

Hair Tutorial on Once Wed.

Nicole - Another stunning set of images! I love how light and airy your work is. Each image is breathtaking.

Charity - So So Beautiful!!

Jasmine - So soft, Rylee. I love what you do!

sarah kate branine - Rylee,

These are absolutely stunning and perfect. Perfect! May I ask what lens you were using with the top photo especially?

gabyj - incredible!

Anni - This is beautiful, absolutely ethereal.

Cindy Habel - Your work is amazing Rylee…every image is pure art.

Hannes Uys - Stunning post Rylee!!

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.