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A Little Inspiration: Black & White Beach

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Daniel & Rachel’s Arkansas Engagements

So, guess what?!  We’re finally going to have our engagement shots taken today!  I seriously cannot tell you how excited I am.  And, in honor, I thought I would share these lovely shots from Melissa McCrotty… whose work is always the cutest!

Photographer: Melissa McCrotty Photography

{Real Weddings} Cassie & Troy’s Gorgeous Garden Love

I just love Cassie and Troy’s classic, perfect garden wedding.  Set among the towering trees in Lodi, with just the perfect pop of pink, it’s as pretty as can be.

Photographer: Joleen Willis Photography / Dress Designer: Miosa Couture / Event Venue: Wine & Roses

Vanessa & Ariel’s Bright Sunny Engagements

I can barely look away from these beautiful shots.  The lighting, the colors… and that puppy?  He (Hurley is his name) has my heart.

Ariel and Vanessa are getting married in Puerto Rico later this year, and their super talented photographer, Kimberly Chau, will be going along.  If these shots are any indication, I’m sure it will be amazing!

Photographer: Kimberly Chau Photography / Location: Hermann Park

Berries & Whim Inspiration Shoot

Let me just say… I am crazy for this shoot.

The beautiful organic details, the simplicity of that amazing location, those beautiful photographs… there are so many things to love.

Thank you to Jillian Michelle Photography for brightening my day by sending this over!

Photographer: Jillian Michelle Photography / Event Venue: Grey Gables Farm

So That’s Where The Snow Went! Tracy & Nicola’s Italian Engagements

I know I’ve been all about the sunshine lately, but I just couldn’t pass up this gorgeous winter wonderland of an engagement shoot.

And, as it turns out, while I was taking afternoon strolls in the sun, my parents were welcoming mass amounts of snow for the first time in… ever?  Well, maybe since ’69.

Growing up, I really only remember visiting snow.  If it fell on our house it was usually just in time to melt.  I think there might have been one time when I was able to build a very small snowman.  But this year, apparently anything is possible, because this week my childhood home saw a full eight inches of snow.

So, while you’re missing the snow that you might not have received this year, tell me, is this the prettiest winter shoot you’ve ever seen?  I think it is.

Photographer: Gianluca Adovasio Creative Wedding Photojournalism

{Real Weddings} Chuck & Ginger’s Sweet Southern Charm

This one is really special.  I’m not sure if it’s the rustic DIY detail, the impossibly perfect, sweet Tennessee venue… or just that horse (I love that horse).  This one takes my breath away.

I had to reach out to the bride to hear more…

How did you choose your venue… did it have any special significance?
We didn’t want the typical wedding venue.  We wanted something unique and country.  My husband was from the north so we wanted to show his friends and family a southern good time when they came down, so we wanted the theme to be country chic. We finally found a venue that fit that theme.

What other special details did you incorporate into your day?
We made the last minute decision to walk down the aisle in cowboy boots which was a nice special detail I don’t regret.  My matron of honor wrote us a poem of our love story that we had displayed at our wedding.

What was your favorite part of the day?
I think my favorite part of the day was taking pictures with Chuck… spending a couple of hours before the wedding just goofing off and being ourselves really calmed our nerves down for the actual ceremony.

Any advice for other brides?
Get a good photographer. The day goes by so fast and all you’ll have left is the pictures so spend the extra research time and money in getting a good photographer

I couldn’t agree more! Thank you so much, Ginger, for taking the time to answer my questions, and to your fabulous photographer for sharing these shots.

Photographer: Matt Phoenix Photography / Reception Venue and Ceremony Location: Front Porch Farms

{Real Weddings} Sondra & Jason’s Kentucky Classic

Sondra and Jason’s wedding — with its neutral palette, to-die-for location, and cutest kids ever — is one for the books.  The two were introduced three years ago by Jason’s sister and the rest, as they say, is history.

Photographer: Chris Cornwell Photographer

Mandy & Dominic’s Miami Engagements

I have to admit, I have a huge soft spot for engagement shots.  There’s just nothing better than a couple in love and in their element… no fancy dress, no tux, just two people in love.  It makes me melt every time.  Sometimes even more (dare I say) than the wedding shots themselves.

From the photographer

When we asked Mandy and Dominic how they met, the two of them looked at each other and giggled. Apparently Dominic had a plan from the beginning to win Mandy’s heart, but Mandy only saw him as a friend. After a while of Dominic taking Mandy to dinner and a movie as a friend and as he described it, “slowly working his way into her heart”, Mandy said she realized she was head over heels in love with him. Since then they’ve been inseparable and are currently planning their November 2012 wedding at the Ron W. Shane Center in Miami Beach. Mandy and Dominic wanted their engagement session to reflect their laid-back personalities and pay homage to their backgrounds. They chose the beautiful backdrop of the Deering Estate at Cutler in the heart of Miami. Photographing Mandy and Dominic was like following the couple on a romantic date, complete with champagne and a blanket to watch the ocean on. To represent their hometowns, each of them brought their favorite beer to toast with. Dominic chose Red Stripe to represent his family’s Jamaican heritage and Mandy chose Oberon beer to represent her home state of Michigan. We’re looking forward to their wedding day in November!

Photographer: Rubber Boots Photography / Event Venue: Deering Estate

{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