Justine Bursoni is a globe-trotter, a lover of creativity and a Midwesterner inspired by fine art. She’s also a gem of a photographer who we love to feature on EAD, and today we are so excited to give you a little behind-the-scenes info about this lovely lady!
After Justine graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in Art History and an M.A in Art Education, she bought a Canon 5D Mark II with all of her graduation money and decided to take up her childhood hobby of shooting photos to keep herself busy as she sought work as a teacher. Within a few weeks, a friend asked if she’d be willing to shoot photos at her upcoming wedding that summer. She agreed, and the rest is, as they say, history. Justine’s passion is photography, and she adores capturing a couple as they celebrate their commitment on their wedding day. Her inspiration comes from the couples that she works with, and she loves to share her work with others. We’re so thankful—we love featuring stunning weddings like this one!
Never one to shy away from multiple lenses and multiple camera bodies, Justine also takes photos with a variety of film in order to ensure a unique vision and interesting approach to a couple’s special day. Using Polaroid film, along with a trusty Diana, her work with a DSLR ends up being just part of each story.
If you are looking for an amazing photographer to capture your special day, Justine is based in Chicago, but is always the first to suggest multiple locations for any occasion, whether it’s an engagement session or the wedding day itself. For additional samples of her work, be sure to visit her vendor guide portfolio and website.
*This post was sponsored by Justine Bursoni Photography, but the gushing was all ours!
Louise and Matt’s Nashville wedding was Southern charm all the way, and we love every last gorgeous detail that Ali Harper captured in these images! The lush, neutral florals in the bouquets by Mark O’Bryan of The Tulip Tree meant the Amsale bridesmaids dresses—flowy, strapless taupe ensembles—and Louise’s lace-covered Muna Couture gown stayed in the spotlight. Roses and hydrangeas set a classic vibe for the reception at Belle Meade Country Club. The traditional wedding cake by Leland Riggan of Dessert Designs added classical sophistication to this affair, designed by Nashville event planner Elizabeth James. This wedding is grand and intimate all at once, and we’re completely head over heels!
Photography – Ali Harper \ Ceremony Venue – Westminster Presbyterian Church \ Reception Venue – Belle Meade Country Club \ Floral – Mark O’Bryan of The Tulip Tree \ Wedding Planning and Event Design – Elizabeth James \ Bakery – Leland Riggan of Dessert Designs \ Stationery – Buchanan Ink \ Calligraphy – Val Cole \ Band – The Atlanta Allstars \ Bridesmaids Dresses – Amsale \ Gown – Muna Couture \ Suit – Street Tuxedo
Kate and Dave’s outdoor Virginia wedding—held at Kate’s historic family home in Bentonville—was super sweet and romantic, with tons of springy details and personal touches! Watercolor floral stationery from Rifle Paper Co. set the tone for the casually sophisticated day, and Amaryllis, Inc., carried out the same look with the fresh pink and white flowers—we j’adore Kate’s pink peony bouquet! Ritzy Bee Events styled the event, captured in all its gorgeous glory by Abby Jiu Photography. A bar made of stacked hay bales and dressed up with a greenery and floral swag garland, plus garden-inspired decor beneath a tent in the field gave a nod to the down-home but elegant setting. And we love the unique, petite chocolate and pink cake from Maggie Austin Cake. Of course, we know you’re really dying over Kate’s Vera Wang gown—it’s stunning, just like this entire affair!
Photography – Abby Jiu Photography \ Venue – Family Home \ Floral – Amaryllis, Inc. \ Wedding Planning and Event Design – Ritzy Bee Events \ Catering – Design Cuisine and Barn Door BBQ Catering Company \ Bakery – Maggie Austin Cake \ Stationery – Rifle Paper Co. \ Calligraphy – Meant To Be Calligraphy \ Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen Rental \ Band – Liquid Pleasure \ Gown – Vera Wang \ Shoes – Valentino
This sweet color palette is making me absolutely ache for spring! Shades of the palest mint, dove, and pink pair with vibrant yellow and fun, on-trend color blocked accessories in this inspiration board that is sweet and sassy all in one! I absolutely adore the calligraphy-on-leather menu from this inspiration shoot on 100 Layer Cake, it’s just the perfect modern touch to an otherwise oh-so-girly palette.
Top row: billy ball and poppy pod bouquet by JL Designs, image by Jill Thomas; dress with pink bow via The Single Bride; Stuart Weitzman heels, image by Melanie Mauer via Style Me Pretty; dovetailed scarf from Anthropologie
2nd row: Jennifer Behr headpiece, image by Jen Huang Photography via Ruffled; Ines Di Santo gown, image by Jen Huang Photography from this romantic garden wedding; fluffy pink and yellow bouquet by Passionflower, image by abby rose photo via Style Me Pretty
3rd row: white centerpiece in silver vase, image by Melissa Schollaert Photography from this sophisticated Florida wedding; colorblocked bangles from Pour Porter; invitations by Jen Simpson Design, image by Caroline Tran via 100 Layer Cake; leather menu with gold calligraphy by Pink Ink Paper, image by Cassidy Brooke Photography via 100 Layer Cake
Bottom row: edible ruffles wedding cake via Martha Stewart; vintage china from Plate, image by AveryHouse from this pastel and metallic inspiration shoot; striped clutch by Rachel Roy via Martha Stewart