Jacqueline and Jared Part 4: Budgets and Support Systems

It’s our favorite time of the week… it’s time for another installment of our Couple of the Year series with Jacqueline and Jared! In today’s blog post our newlyweds are talking about two of the most important pieces of wedding planning, budgets and support systems. This is a post you’re definitely going to want to read…

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Alicia and Carl’s Newport Beach House Wedding

It’s warm Friday afternoon in August. The light is perfect, the breeze takes off the edge, the venue is literally breathtaking, and the couple’s smiles are as big as could be. Welcome to Alicia and Carl’s Wedding. Their golden hour ceremony had perfect lighting and a kodak perfect first kiss as a married couple. We’re crushing on the bridesmaid’s mix of blush pink and champagne sequins and we know you’ll love them too! Continue reading

Ryan + Jen: When Wedding Vendors Get Engaged

We all know wedding planning is chaotic and a little stressful. But what about if you are a wedding photographer, florist, or planner? Is the planning experience any less stressful if you work in the wedding business? Short answer, NO! Today’s couple, Ryan and Jen of Ryan Devoll Photography have the inside scoop on planning their own wedding as vendors who’ve seen it all!

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Samantha and Eric’s Wedding at Gurney’s Newport

Samantha and Eric’s seaside wedding by Kim Lyn Chauvin at Gurney’s Newport has all the classic, romantic details that this loving couple embodies. It all started with their romantic engagement in Paris – a complete surprise to Samantha, who curates her own popular lifestyle blog, Bonjour Blue. Once back home in the West Village of New York City, this heartfelt pair knew that a wedding setting by the sea, closer to home for Samantha’s native Cape Cod roots, was in order. The set to work choosing the venue, photographer, flowers, and just about the prettiest illusion backed gown we’ve seen!

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Jenny and Ryan’s Wedding at The Chanler

Ryan and Jenny tied the knot on the last day of summer in an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Newport beach at The Chanler at Cliff Walk with Termé Studios and Laurie Marshall FlowersContinue reading

Jacqueline & Jared Part 3: Choosing the Venue

Jacqueline and Jared have shared about the overseas proposal, festive engagement party, and starting to take the guest list plunge, but today they’re covering an even bigger topic: choosing the perfect venue! Turns out when expectation meets budget reality, those venue dreams can still come true. Continue reading

How to look your best in your wedding photos

Ok, so your engagement session is coming up and you’re freaking out! What do you wear? How do you do your hair? What do you do with your hands? (Notice the same feelings as a first date…) Kim Lyn is one of our fav #bossbabe photographers and she has ALL the tips on how to look your best in your engagement session!

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Calm Your Jitters to Get Better Sleep Before Your Wedding

You might have expected jitters before your wedding, but you may not have counted on sleep deprivation, too. Lack of sleep can make you feel awful, interfere with your personal relationships, and destroy decision-making abilities. Anytime you get less than seven hours of sleep, the emotional center of your brain becomes oversensitive to negative thoughts and emotions. At the same time, the brain’s logic center slows down and doesn’t keep your emotional responses in check. That means you’re more likely to experience outbursts and more stress, which continues the cycle of stress and sleep loss.

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Dana and Zeke’s Wedding at The Bohlin

Ever heard the old saying that rain is good luck on your wedding day? Whether it’s true or not (p.s. we totally believe it’s true…) Dana and Zeke’s wedding day is proof that rain doesn’t have to ruin your day or your photos. When you choose a beautiful getting ready spot, rain doesn’t make the pictures worse, it just changes the scenery.  Continue reading

Winter Flowers You Never Thought Of

A vast majority of winter weddings will feature white or red flowers accented with evergreens, pinecones, and branches. There’s a good reason for that- it’s a classic combination that fits well with a winter themed event! But if classic isn’t your thing, or you don’t fancy using white or red flowers for your wedding, what other options do you have? Suzanne of Bella Floral Studio has the answer! Continue reading