I saw this wedding this morning, and knew I had to rerun it. A year later, it is still just as gorgeous..
The first thing that stands out about Xian and Sam’s wedding is their smiles; this is a couple who looks like they are having a good time (I mean, they give each other high-fives after exchanging rings – how can you not love that?).
And then you notice the colors (captured beautifully by The Collection), which give the day a fresh modern feel – the bright red of the bouquets against the bridesmaids’ teal dresses and the browns paired with the teal again of the table settings. And then there are…
I’m knee-deep in the middle of Royal Wedding madness over here (we have such fun stuff planned for the lead up, including posts from guest bloggers you are going to go gaga over) and while I love the drama of it all, Rebecca and Kevin’s windswept, beach engagement session from Hyer Images is a breath of fresh air. It’s just the two of them, sharing their love against some truly breath-taking back drops (there is one shot of a lighthouse in the background that is just to die for…).
Which is not to say that their session doesn’t involve some killer duds, including a very jaunty cap and bow tie worn by the groom; these two know…
I know that it’s Tax Day, which even if you’ve been über-responsible and turned them in early… well, it’s still Tax Day. But, never fear! I have the perfect antidote that is guaranteed to bring smiles, joy and probably a whole lot of “ooh-ing” and “aah-ing” – Marlee and Tyler’s can’t-take-a-bad-picture engagement shoot from Gideon Photography.
Because, honestly, these two, look fantastic no matter what they’re doing. They’re in a soda shop, looking adorable, eating ice cream; then they’re having a romantic picnic (with a heavenly dress) looking happy and in love; finally, they head over to a bridge for shots that show off their more dramatic side (and Marlee’s great taste in shoes). They look gorgeous and totally…
Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s Monday morning and so you’ll have to excuse my brain lapse! In the newsletter that went out, we mistakenly said that the details were Chinese rather than Japanese (Grace’s lovely, origami cranes). Rather Jason and Grace are teaching English in China and I, obviously, need a very long vacation.
Oh, I love, love, love this wedding we have for you today from Emily Takes Photos. Grace and Jason are absolutely adorable and their wedding is chock-full of fantastic DIY details (Grace made their paper cranes, napkins and garlands; Jason’s mom made their bundt cake while her mom helped with the flowers; one of her friends designed her fabulous invites).
Amber and Josh are planning a big Southern-style BBQ wedding so when they began talking to their photographer, Stephanie at Stephanie Smith Photography, they knew they wanted to create a Southern-style shoot for a consistent look throughout their engagement photos. The effect is warm, down-to-earth and very fun (I can imagine their wedding is going to be quite the party).
And they didn’t need many props – the gorgeous sunlight and willow trees created their own dramatic backdrop – but for the ones they did use, Amber and Stephanie hunted them down at local antique shops and garage sales (a great tip if you want to get your hand in planning your own shoot). And I’ve gotta say, I’m so glad they did; that strawberry shortcake series is absolutely delightful, isn’t it?
Stephanie Smith Photography
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Sometimes it feels like you can sum up a wedding with a single element – a vintage hairband, an elegant arrangement or, in Ashley and Eddie’s case, really cool shoes. Between Eddie’s Vans, the bridesmaids’ Toms and Ashley’s hot pink flats, you get the sense this is a couple who is ready to enjoy their wedding day and life together.
And their photos by Acres of Hope Photography capture that sense of closeness and fun – their First Look series is absolutely priceless and you can’t fake the laughter and smiles that pepper their shots with their friends, their vows and during their first dance. I’ve gotta say, they kinda sparkle, don’t they?
Venue: Skyline Ranch outside San Diego
Photographer: Acres of Hope
Event planner: Couture Events
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Sometimes it’s nice to see an engagement shoot that is nothing but the couple – no props, just a beautiful setting and, okay, some serious heat. Shot beautifully by Chi Photography, the lush backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina is all that’s needed to capture photos that are elegant, understated and very loving.
And, I love that Kyle is sporting one our favorite trends for this season – the preppy tie and sweater. Well done, sir!
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Today’s engagement shoot from Jesse Daniels Photography has such a romantic story behind it, I just had to share. Troy and Lauren were starting to do the long distance thing when Troy was amazed to discover that Lauren had never read the Harry Potter books (crazy, right?). So he started reading them over the phone to her every night! And this, my friends, is how they feel in love. Don’t you just love it?
So, of course, they had to include Mr. Potter in their engagement shoot. They brought a picnic blanket and some books to the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s outdoor sculptures and the result is, in photographer Jesse Daniel’s words, “not an over-elaborate set or concept; just an idea that is very close to couple’s heart, making for lovely, memorable photos.” We couldn’t agree more.
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At first glance, Lydia and Christian’s wedding (captured beautifully by Munroe Photography) looks like a traditional affair with gorgeous classic detailing. There’s the tuxedos, the elegant gown, the unstoppable veil… but pretty soon on, it throws a couple of curve balls.
First off, there’s the location, Locusts on Hudson, which features not only a beach and a picturesque barn, but also farm animals, country lanes and a wooden swing. Then there’s the sumptuous table settings featuring candelabras, stacks of bread and flower centerpieces, designed by Matthew Robbins Design. Finally there’s the couple themselves, who not only take beautiful photographs, but by evening’s end are smoking a couple of cigars out on the patio.
This is our kind of wedding.
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