A Thousand Threads

Tag: beach

{Real Weddings} Keith & Lauren

real weddings / a thousand threads

Thank you guys so much for all of your awesome book recommendations yesterday, I can’t wait to dive in!  Actually I’m kind of dying, I wish I had the time to start now.

I get all sorts of wedding submissions… big parties, small parties, venues where everything is pre-planned, elopements that were planned in 3 days… there’s no one formula for a beautiful wedding.

But in the end, what really gets me are the emotions.  The bride dancing with her father… the first time the groom sees his bride… the pure joy on each and every person’s face.  That’s the best part…

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Here’s the story straight from the bride…

Keith and I met through a sorority sister at UCF, who somehow knew “we were meant to be” and that we were perfect for each other. And sure enough we are. Keith and I love being outside, boating, beaching it up, and other fun things. We dated long distance for a while which was hard, but we some how managed to make it this far.

He proposed simply on April 9th in my bedroom. I think he tried to get my little beagle Lucy involved somehow but she wasn’t cooperating with him. Aka, I found him under the bed trying to get her to come out moments before the proposal.

I will move to wellington fl once I graduate. We are pretty simple people and love to have fun.

Photographer: Root Photography / Venue: Longboat Key Club

A Little Inspiration: Black & White Beach

Typewriter / Shoes / Escort Cards / Fries / Cake / Invite / The Guys / Beach Wagon

{Real Weddings} Victor & Pilar’s Day After

I’m not always the biggest fan of “trash the dress,” but this session has me begging for more.  Miguel Varona took these gorgeous shots of Victor and Pilar the day after their wedding in Valencia, Spain.  They were shot entirely on film (be still my heart) on Malvarosa beach and in the surrounding area… and with such a beautiful place and such a beautiful couple, really, how can you go wrong?

Photographer: Miguel Varona

{Real Weddings} Brendan & Joanna’s Sunny Soirée

What a weekend… I’m still recovering!

Our trip was even better than expected, with great weather, amazing sunrises, fresh air, and views.  There is nothing better.  But I have to admit… all of that cold has me craving the heat, and this beautiful celebration is just the fix.

Brendan and Joanna’s intimate wedding is full of gorgeous vintage touches and plenty of sun — enough to warm even the coldest of days.

Not to mention one of the prettiest bouquets I’ve ever seen.

Photographer: Lauren Reynolds Photography / Caterer: Carbonara Catering / Floral Designer: Krista Jon / Planner and Stylist: Ki Ki Lee Herr / Cake Designer: Itty Bitty Sweets / DJ: Divel Entertainment / Equipment Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals, Classic Party Rentals / Event Venue: The Historic Cottage

Christina & Ezra’s Sweet Santa Monica Engagements

Oh my goodness, I love engagement shots. They are such a great way for a couple to showcase their style. No white dress, no wedding venue, just a couple in love… and Christina and Ezra are a perfect example. I am in love with these gorgeous beach shots… they look so happy to be together. And their whole shoot was just perfect for who they are… just listen to what their photographer, Christina Dely, had to say…

He is an actor. She works in Entertainment Advertising Sales. So it was only fitting that Christina & Ezra were inspired by Hollywood Glamor, when they planned to shoot their engagement session at the luxurious and chic Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. The couple spent the evening sipping dirty martini’s in the Huntley’s Zagat rated Penthouse restaurant. And lounging among the carved African daybeds, drum tables, and leather-covered benches in the striking lobby designed by Thomas Schoos. Just moments away from the Santa Monica beaches, we wrapped up the engagement shoot by splashing & playing around in the surf. I cannot wait to shoot their beautiful destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta next March!

Thanks so much for sharing these, Christina!

Photographer: Christina Dely Photography / Location: Huntley Hotel / Hair: Drybar