Mariani’s Venue Wedding – Pembroke, North Carolina – Jessica & Michael

Michael found Jessica on Tinder, followed me on Instagram and they started talking. They first met in person at the airport a month after talking when he flew her to Fayetteville.

Jessica says that she knew he was the one the night she got home in Florida from visiting him for the first time, “ever since I met him I haven’t gone a day without thinking about him. I knew he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.”

Michael says that he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Jessica from the first time they were apart after they first met, and he proposed “while she was laying in bed, tied the ring to our puppies collar & then went back into the room with Sophie and got on a knee next to the bed.”

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Photographer: Johanna Dye Photography // Venue: Mariani’s Venue // Cake Designer: Hot Mess Bakery // Makeup Artist: Xio’s Liquid Glamour

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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Rustic Wedding in the Woods – Wakefield, New Hampshire – Laura & Sean

This charming and rustic wedding in the woods captured the essence of New Hampshire life including the ceremony in a “secret garden” followed by a boat ride on a nearby lake for the new husband and wife. This wedding was filled with personalised DIY touches including homemade yard games for guests to play during the reception.

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Photographer: Garone Photography // Pre Ceremony Location: Wakefield Inn // Floral Designer: Linda’s Flowers and Plants // DJ: Nate Fender // Bakery: Stella Loona

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Young Sommer Winery Wedding – Williamson, New York – Megan & Michael

“Michael and Megan met on a plane. He was a pilot and she was a flight attendant. They met on CommutAir (United Airlines) and took their special day back to where it all began. Michael and Megan later changed airlines, but continued dating. Dates happened based on schedules and what hubs and layovers they each had for the next 4 years until they said “I do”. United gave us permission to use the plane and document their love. The actual wedding took place at Young Sommer Winery on Lake Ontario where lots of aviation themed decor was enjoyed. I like to call their wedding Love is in the Air.”

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Photographer: Michelle Turek Photography // Venue: Young Sommer Winery // Dress Store: A Brides Design // Bakery: Erindipity’s Cake Studio // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: JoS. A. Bank // Floral Designer: Lagoner Farms/Gladtoknowya Farms // Jewellery: The Gem Lab

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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Pittsburgh Botanical Garden Wedding – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Jade & Jake

Jade and Jake had a beautiful wedding at the Pittsburgh Botanic garden with a flowerful outdoor and indoor reception. Red Punch Designs were their event planners and did an amazing job with the beautiful tablescapes and decor set ups.

The couple had a stylish cigar bar and outdoor bar so guests could enjoy the courtyard and the nice weather! There were lots of ivory, gold, taupe, grey, accents with touches of navy and blush. Their tables were draped with lots of greenery too!

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Photographer: Ctg Photography // Venue: Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens // Caterer: Hazelnut Catering // Event Planner: Red Punch Designs

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

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Couples Session – Columbia Riverwalk, South Carolina – Tara & Joey

Tara and Joey have been married for four years now, and they wanted to celebrate their love with a couples session. They recently moved to Columbia, South Carolina and wanted to document their love in the new city in front of one of Columbia’s most well-known landmarks. Tara made sure to bring along their two pups, Max (the golden pup) and Martini, for a few frames together as a family.

Tara says “I met my husband through friends 7 years ago. We had our 4 year wedding anniversary on 10-11-16. Our date was 10-11-12, he loves working out and he works hard at work. I am a RN and I love my job as well. Together we enjoy our home and our pets. I recently got a new addition golden retriever pup who we adore although he is wilder than a buck. We are from Johnson city Tn and moved here 2 almost 3 years ago. We enjoy it but also enjoy being close to home so when we want we take a 3-hour drive up i26 and are back in the mountains. We are also trying to start a family. We have been trying for a year and a half. I am actively going to a fertility specialist!”

Thank you to Jessica Hunt Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

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Backyard Wedding – Maryland – Kristina & RJ

Kristina and RJ met through mutual friends; their love story has been 4 years in the making and they are each others best friends. RJ proposed on Super Bowl Sunday in 2016 at his mom’s house while shooting guns. He had a box of ammo and when he asked her to open it, little did she know, a ring would be inside! Kristina said a resounding “YES” when RJ asked her to marry him.

The couple set out to plan a spring wedding in the hopes of it not being super hot. As they were wedding planning, they found out they would soon be parents to a baby boy!

On their wedding day, Kristina and her bridesmaids got ready in a gorgeous room at RJ’s mom’s house with huge windows whilst RJ and his groomsmen got ready in the spacious basement with a built in bar.

The couple exchanged vows in an open field among family and friends! The partly sunny April day may have been one of the hottest days of the month, but it didn’t stop Kristina, RJ, and their guests from having a blast during the reception! There were field games such as football, beanbag toss, and more. Not to mention the open dance floor and pool!

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Photographer: Pamela Renee Photography // Caterer: Bollinger’s Restaurant // Dress Store: David’s Bridal // DJ: Extraordinary Entertainment // Groomsman Attire: JcPenny // Cake Designer: Piece O Cake // Floral Designer: Potomac Florals // Other: Premium Distributors

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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Engagement – Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Georgia – Brandi & Torie

From the soon-to-be bride herself, Brandi on how this amazing couple met. “We met on a dating website called MeetMe. There was an instant connection. I liked that in her profile pictures, she was well dressed and in her car. To me, that meant she was responsible and able to provide for herself. We began messaging back and forth. Things just kind of took off from there. November 23, 2014, at approximately 4 am she asked if I would be her girlfriend. Over the next several months we moved in together, I knew she was the one. Torie, on the other hand, took forever. Then on our 1yr anniversary, Torie pulled out all the stops. She took me to lunch, then to the Augusta Canal. She gave me a padlock, engraved with our names and our saying. Then we went to find a place to put it. About half way across the canal locks she knelt down and said “what about right here? What about starting the next chapter right here? Will you marry me?” I was so surprised and happy all at once. I said yes of course! But I was scared she was going to drop the ring off of the bridge. I dragged her off the bridge and away from the rushing water so I could kiss her and take the ring.” 

These two lovebirds have faced so much hardship together, even rejection from family members because of their love, but when they are together, it’s nothing but smiles. These photos are actually a combination of a sunset session at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion (where the couple got engaged!) and a morning session at the Augusta Riverwalk Marina.
 
We always love seeing photos by Jessica Hunt Photography and this is another one which makes our hearts skip a beat!

 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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Villa Gerini Wedding – Florence, Italy – Eleonora & Marco

Eleonora and Marco celebrated their wedding last year, during a hot late summer Saturday afternoon in Florence. They had a traditional church ceremony, followed by a portrait session at Piazzale Michelangelo, taking vantage of the height above Florence, to have a complete panoramic view of the city and its spectacular Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral Dome.

Their wedding reception dinner was perfectly crafted in magenta and white to match Eleonoras bridal bouquet, in Villa Gerini, immediately out of Florence.

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Photographer: SenzaPosa Photography Studio // Venue: Villa Gerini // Hair Stylist: Acconciature Gio’ // Floral Designer: Florandia // Caterer: Il Fattore Party // DJ: Nuwanda DiJ // Dress Store: Sogno di Sposa

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Engagement – Independence Grove – Audubon Hall, Illinois – Joanna & Tom

Joanna and Tom had their engagement session at Independence Grove in Libertyville, Illinois. It looks as though it was a gorgeous autumn day, and they tied the knot on September 30, 2017!

Thank you to The Still Life Photography for sharing this gorgeous engagement shoot with us.

 

Monday, October 9th, 2017

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Griffin Family Farm Wedding – Virginia – Chelsea & Seth

The rain definitely did not stop Chelsea and Seth’s wedding from being beautiful and full of country charm. It was so special to the happy couple because it was perfectly planned on Chelsea’s family farm. It was the quintessential farm wedding complete with horses and even a turkey!

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Photographer: Candice Adelle Photography // Caterer: Homemades by Suzanne // Floral Designer: Jane Guerin Flowers // Equipment Rentals: Party Perfect

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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