For Tanya + Geno it was love at first sight. These two first met in 2015 when they were each out one night with friends. Although Geno had eyes for Tanya, he couldn’t work up the courage to ask her out until a year later, They immediately hit it off and it wasn’t long before Geno had worked up the courage for an even bigger question.
Newport is home to hundreds of gorgeous victorian and gilded homes. The infamous Newport Mansions boast unmatched grandeur, but they aren’t the only ones with beauty and grace. For this winter styled shoot we choose the glamorous Gilded Hotel on Brinley Street in Newport. Part of the Lark Hotel Group, Gilded is one of a handful of gorgeous boutique hotels across the country that perfectly encompasses the best of historical charm and modern elegance. Converting two homes into one boutique hotel, Gilded has all the curious nooks and crannies of a century old home and the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel. It’s perfect! We loved Gilded so much we decided to break the shoot into two segments, one casual engagement shoot and one more formal elopement shoot. Working with the talented Kim from Kim Lyn Photography and Sarah from Blush and Dirt for hair and makeup, we had a first rate group as the pictures are proof.
With everything from sea-side charm to gilded-age architecture, Newport is a perfect place to take your engagement pictures. There are so many choices, when Tyler and Julianna got engaged they couldn’t pick just one spot for pictures! They went to few locations around the city. Starting at Ochre Court they wandered around Bellevue Avenue, went over to Brenton Point, then to Fort Adams for views of the harbor, and finished at Julianna’s grandmother’s house for views from the family property. The couple choose Newport for their wedding and it seemed only fitting that they had their engagement pictures here too!
Meet the lovely Joanna. She is rocking this sexy boho lace gown. For this look we wanted something easy, slightly casual but still totally sexy. I think we nailed it. This dress works perfectly with the cathedral veil, the birdcage veil, and even the headdress. It’s magical! Everything works, everything looks good. Would you rock this lace curve hugger? Why or why not?
Meet one of the most gorgeous low-backed gowns I’ve ever seen. This dress is to die for. The illusion neckline, the sweet lace, the sexy back, the strands of pearls that hang from the shoulders, the hollywood worthy train, I just can’t get over this wedding dress. It’s simply stunning on. Sarah, our beautiful model said she felt like a movie star. Can you blame her?!
Check back later this week for the second look from our styled shoot!
When you think of bridal bows, do you think of those massive butt bows from the 80s? Don’t let that image deter you, bridal bows are the best! The perfect way to tie-off (pun intended) the perfect gown. Or shoes. Or both. A girl can never have too many bows you know. I for one want every one of these bow-dazzaled pieces. For the love of bows!
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Like something out of a modern fairytale, Glen Manor House is every princess’s dream come true. With it’s gilded age glamour inside and sweeping views of the ocean outside, wherever you are there’s a view that can’t be beat. Ceremonies can be held outside on the lawn overlooking the water, in the manicured garden on the side of the property, or inside in one of the beautiful rooms. It’s like something out of a fairy tale. A bit smaller and more intimate than the Newport mansions, and less known, Glen Manor is the perfect venue for a one-of-a-kind couple. Located on a good piece of land in Portsmouth just a few miles away from the hubbub of Newport, there’s no chance of foot traffic disrupting pictures of a ceremony.
In the early 1900s Glen Manor was built as a private home. in 1959 it was sold to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and turned into a school for children. In the 1970s the property was sold to the city of Portsmouth and restored to its original glory. Today the property is used as an event space.
Whether you like it for the history, the architecture, or the location, you can’t go wrong with Glen Manor. Fit for royalty, the couple that get’s married here is sure to start their lives together on the right foot.
Every event needs good signage, a wedding is no different. Even it’s it’s just showing guests where to park and how to find the loo, it might as well be pretty to look at. These wedding signs are just too cute. All the gold and fancy chalk lettering, it’s enough to make any sign look fancy!
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According to The Knot, the rose has been and continues to be the most popular wedding flower. While beautiful and sweet smelling, they aren’t everyones favorite. Sunflowers represent the sun and it’s cheerful life-giving rays. They symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity. If you’re a sunflower fan, this blog is your wedding inspiration. That last picture, it’s a sunflower lovers dream come true, no?
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Some couples choose to give each other gifts before they tie the knot. A sweet little romantic gesture saying “I love you” before the “I do”. Guys can be hard to buy for, hopefully these 16 gifts for the man in your life help you find the perfect pic.
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