Aug
27
2015

{ELOPEMENT} LOVE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA…

the above is EVERYTHING this blog will ever stand for.  even though i’m closing up shop at the end of the year with the blog, this elopement here is what i am so proud to be able to showcase on here.

it’s all about them.  their family.  their loved ones.  no frills.  no fuss.  just the two of them.  their love story.

their love story so beautifully captured by

JAMIE ALLIO

i’m so thankful to be able to share Jamie’s work on here.  so glad that you guys now get to discover who this immense talent is.  i’ve barely touched the surface with the images i’ve shared from this elopement, so please head on over HERE for much more.  then obviously mosey around JAMIE’S BLOG for so much more of her work.  truly won’t be disappointed.

Aug
27
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE IN BELGIUM’S OLD TOWN OF BRUGGE…

as always, love when a wedding from across the pond is sent over to share.  extremely thankful to

KASIA SKRZYPEK

for sending over this Belgium wedding over to share.

the groom was a former carter so i love that he took his bride on a ride on their wedding day.

for more of Kasia’s beautiful work, head on over to HER BLOG.

Aug
26
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT PHOENIX’S THE DUCE…

love that they planned their entire wedding while they were living in Egypt and it was still magical as ever

thanks to

AARON KES

for sending this one over to share.  head on over HERE to see more from this wedding.

then stick around and mosey around AARON’S BLOG for more of his solid gold work.

other wedding vendors involved:

Makeup: Soffie Artistry  // Cake: Wilde Cakes /  Flowers: The Flower Studio

Aug
25
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT SEATTLE’S COURT IN THE SQUARE…

many thanks to

MANETTE GRACIE EVENTS

for sending this one over to share. as well as

ONE LOVE PHOTO

for their wondrous wedding storytelling via these images.  so glad to have THEIR WORK on here once again.

wedding vendors involved included:

event coordinator:  Manette Gracie Events // venue: Court in the Square // officiant: Reverend Ray // bakery:  Tallant House // florist: Paisley Petals // DJ: Integral DJs // Hair and Makeup: Luce at Erin Skipley Weddings // vintage rentals: Vintage Ambiance // invitations: Minted // dress: The Dress Theory // photobooth: You + Photobooth // rentals:  AA Party Rentals

Aug
21
2015

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 75…

as a reminder,  confetti throw fridays is where after spending my thursday nights scouring through my blog subscriptions and social media feeds, i pick my favorite images from any of the wedding photographers i am following and showcase them each week in the friday post.  it’s a chance to show off the hard work that wedding photographers have been up to.  in all honesty, i see it as a way for wedding photographers to cheer each other on and give high fives to each for the stellar work.  never see it as a competition or a let down if you’re not on here, always see it as motivation and to throw confetti for your peers in this industry.

BRADFORD MARTENS

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ASH IMAGERY

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JESSICA FEY

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PAT FUREY

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AMANDA VANVELS

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STUDIO CASTILLERO

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THE MULLERS

just a reminder to all to read THIS POST.  only a few more weeks left open for submissions before i bow out and would love to have as many of you that are so loyal and supportive of this blog on here before i go.

Aug
20
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT MICHIGAN’S DEPOT BEACH…

“Kristen and Harold wanted their wedding day to reflect their warm and relaxed personalities, so they chose to host it at an outdoor beachside venue in Charlevoix, Michigan, a location that is near and dear to their hearts. They infused the day with little personal details, all the while keeping the comfort of their guests in mind. They created charming hand-painted wayfinding signage, custom-printed napkins and water bottle wrappers (designed by Harold), and a lantern pathway that guided guests down to the beach after dark. The alternative dessert bar (ice cream, pie, and cigars) and spot-on DJing were icing on the cake. And let’s not forget the adorable Michigan State themed ring bearer pillow (Kristen and Harold are Spartans). But ultimately, the day was about the love between Kristen and Harold and all of their beloved friends and family. It’s hard to beat a summer wedding in northern Michigan. Especially when Kristen and Harold are hosting it.”

major thanks to

ALICIA MAGNUSON

for sending this one over to share.

excited to have you all check out Alicia’s work.  mosey on over to HER BLOG for much more of her latest and greatest.

other wedding vendors involved:

Caterer:Catering by Kelly’s//Event Venue:Depot Beach//Equipment Rentals: Taylor Rental Center//

Aug
20
2015

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT BIG SUR…

huge thanks to

JENNIFER WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

for sending this Big Sur wedding over to share.

“It was a camping wedding at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur. When I say camping, I don’t mean “camp themed.” It was at a campground, and everyone literally camped there for the wedding. The bride and groom decided they wanted to be married at their favorite place, so they booked the entire campground, and transformed it into their wedding venue.”

check out more of Jennifer’s work over on HER BLOG.

truly a DIY wedding including the fact that florals were done by the maid of honor, Floral Designs by Brittney J.