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Handmade Fall Wedding: Leigh + John-Luke

This handmade Fall wedding was spectacular! The bride Leigh and the groom John-Luke incorporated fall themed decor with bunting, custom signage, and much more. Their wedding was held in California’s wine country at a beautiful location called Murrieta’s Well. The winery’s magnificent feeling combined with the fall colors, and many details are sure to offer you some inspiration! Working to capture Leigh and John-Luke’s wedding and all of it’s splendor was photographer Jeannie Guzis. Find out more after the click…

Jeannie Guzis, Photographer - handmade fall wedding

Jonathan + Lindsey’s Marbles Kids Museum Wedding

Fun, fun, fun! Jonathan and Lindsey’s wedding was exactly that, fun! Their wedding planning led them to one of the coolest places in Raleigh, the Marbles Kids Museum. Their Marbles Kids Museum Wedding is something unique and creative. The museum’s colorful themes and cool atmosphere made for some incredible wedding photos. We can only imagine how much fun their wedding guests had that night and how they’ll always remember Jonathan and Lindsey’s wedding. Their wedding day excitement was captured by photographer Carolyn from Carolyn Scott Photography.

Destination: Nick + Ella’s San Francisco Wedding

With wedding day balloons abound, Nick and Ella celebrated their San Francisco wedding at the historical Old Mint. Nick and Ella incorporated beautiful details and added their own symbolic elements into making their destination wedding absolutely perfect. Their photographer Jennifer Wiley from JWiley Photography captured the wedding day fun from start to finish.

Tuscaloosa Wedding: Anna Clare + Casey

Planning a Tuscaloosa wedding? This is the post for you! Anna Clare and Casey’s gorgeous Tuscaloosa wedding was held in July at the prestigious NorthRiver Yacht Club. The yacht club served as an elegant ceremony and reception location for this Tuscaloosa wedding. Anna Clare and Casey celebrated their day among friends and relatives and included some details, like the beautiful brooch bouquet created by the bride, the bride’s “something blue” shoes, and the venue’s stairway, water views, and elegant ballroom. Read on to see more as captured by Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography


Custom Wedding Portraits: A Perfect Gift!

If you’re in search of a perfect gift for the bride and groom (or perhaps for your new love nest) you’ll love what we have to show you today! We spotted these incredible handmade custom wedding portraits by Emily’s Portraits, an artist who has always found herself drawn to portraying subjects, even as a kid. She tells us, “Even as a fifth grader, I was creating portraits for a quarter a piece!” How sweet! (Isn’t it amazing how the hobbies you acquire as a kid can continue to stay with you throughout your entire life?) Emily offers a unique artistic approach where she takes approximately 5-10 of your photos and works with the couple to decide the best image, medium, and size for your portrait. We think her work speaks for itself. Take a look…

custom wedding portraits

Connecticut Engagement Shoot: Tracy + Tom

We’re head over heels for engagement shoots that show off a couple’s chemistry. This Connecticut engagement shoot featuring Tracy and Tom is no exception! Michelle of Michelle Gardella Photography did a beautiful job capturing these two lovebirds throughout many Connecticut hot spots, including an aquarium with some of the sweetest shots we’ve ever seen. Michelle fills us in on some background details of the day. Take it away, Michelle!

“This engagement shoot with Tracy and Tom in Mystic, Connecticut was so much fun! We started at the Mystic Aquarium and one of the beluga whales came right up behind where they were sitting and starting posing for the camera! He even made a kissy face at the glass. We saw jellyfish, sting rays and tons of tropical fish. After a healthy lunch of french fries, onion rings and hot dogs we made our way to the historical Mystic Seaport. This is an incredible outdoor marine time museum filled with character. After exploring the old boats and vintage charm it was off to the center of town for ice cream cones along the shore. This couple loves to laugh and it was a photographer’s dream capturing their chemistry. They are getting married this coming winter (there is a photo set of the numbers 12-10-11 from the buildings around town) and their day is going to be filled with handmade love! Can’t wait!”

connecticut engagement shoot

Wilmington Bridal Shoot

We love shoots that give our brides tons of inspiration. This Wilmington bridal shoot is one of them! The bride, MaryEllen, struck poses + looked stunning at The Balcony on Dock Street. This location’s hardwood floors and original brick walls added a charming touch to the imagery. The photographer, Eric Boneske, provided details from the day: “When they offered the room for this bridal session, I jumped at the opportunity. It was exactly what I was thinking… lots of volume, and empty space for us to do whatever we wanted. To help out with details, we brought in the fabulous Kickstand Events ladies, who rocked the style and theme for the shoot. Hot Pink Cake Stand went over the top with the mini-cakes, and Reed’s Jewelers wanted to help with some jewelry to keep with the oyster/pearl theme. A special thanks to Caitlyn from Hypnotix Spalon who was on hand helping with hair, etc. throughout the shoot. Everyone did such a fantastic job, and it shows. Thanks so much to everyone for helping this whole thing come together!” Take a peek at the shoot + additional vendor information below:

Ontario Engagement Shoot: Kristina + Jeff

We love this beautiful, rustic and natural Ontario engagement shoot by photographer Rosina Di Trolio. Kristina + Jeff (such a beautiful couple!) wanted “natural with a touch of vintage” for their engagement shoot. We think Rosina captured the look perfectly. The photos were taken in St. Thomas Ontario Canada, the Railway Capital of Canada. In fact, the photos on the railroad tracks are a tribute to Jeff’s father and grandfather, both of whom contributed to build the Canadian Railway for many years. The picnic photos were taken at Kettle Creek in St. Thomas. Rosina incorporated an old typewriter and added the love notes. The props and antiques were supplied by Antiques on the Side in St. Thomas Ontario. Read on to see this engagement session as it unfolded…

Ontario Engagement Shoot

Ontario Engagement Shoot

Baltimore Engagement Session: Ashley + Ian

Today we are featuring Ashley + Ian’s beautiful Baltimore engagement session by Danielle of Danielle Cover Photography. Ashley is a lover of classic beauty, planning, and, of course, Ian. Ian is an English professor, lover of the arts and all things Ashley. They met at the Baltimore Museum of Industry for their engagement session and with Ashley’s hot pink dress, satin heels, and Ian’s classic ‘Mad Men’ attire the tone was set. These lovebirds make such a charming couple!

baltimore engagement session - ashley and ian

Phan + Jessica’s Outdoor Oklahoma Engagement Shoot

Happy Friday! With enjoyable sunny weather happening in most places this weekend, we thought we’d preempt this beautiful weekend with a fun outdoor engagement shoot. Phan and Jessica’s Oklahoma engagement shoot fun started with showing off their true colors for Oklahoma State. After proving their loyal fanship to OSU they found themselves riding down country roads occasionally stopping for fun and serious poses. With their fall wedding just six months away, Phan and Jessica worked the chalk board while giving their wedding guests a glimpse at who they are together. Enjoying the spotlight while embracing and hugging they quickly moved to showing off with some quick martial arts moves. After Jessica taught Phan a thing or two, they relaxed with some furry friends. Their photographer and engagement shoot guru Justin from Justin Battenfield Photography did an impressive job capturing Phan and Jessica.