Real Brides & Weddings

Destination Wedding in San Diego

Photos and story by Paul Douda Photography Travel bugs a.k.a. Jordan & Mirtza have spent their relationship traveling the world together. They have seen so many sites and Jordan even planned a romantic scavenger hunt around Italy to propose to Mirtza. Being from Louisiana, Jordan & Mirtza had never been to San Diego but have always loved the ocean and the idea of having an intimate seaside wedding with their closest family and friends. It was beautiful to see how many people traveled across the country to witness their special day. Especially during a pandemic! Instead of a traditional guest book, they opted for their guests to sign a globe which they will use to plan future trips and wives. Jordan and Mirtza hosted a simple and beautiful wedding overlooking Sunset Cliffs followed by a reception dinner at the historic …

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Falling in Love Chic Wedding Styled Shoot

Photos and story by Quamina Image Ghartey of Events By Lady J, and Floral Designer, Patricia Sterling of Sincerely PS Events and Design, along with a talented team of industry partners. The combination of fall scenery with beautiful details of bold and vibrant colors added a touch of sophistication to the shoot. We fell in love with a beautiful bold orange chair and built the theme of the shoot around it. We combined bold color palettes of orange, dusty blue, light blue, gray, and accented it with gold. With the autumn weather, we thought we could emphasize the scene by setting up a chic table with an autumnal and glamorous touch. We played with autumn colors in the flowers, invitations, menu cards, and custom macaroons to emphasize the look. To add to the shoot we incorporated a whiskey and cigar …

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COVID-19 Micro Wedding: Lyndsey & Landon

Photos by Tracy Townsend Photography Story by The Event Company Lyndsey & Landon are Bethune-Cookman University college sweethearts. They got engaged in December 2019 and wanted to wait until Lyndsey graduated from grad school before they were married. June 5th was just after she was due to graduate. Wedding plans were in the works when Covid-19 hit. Lyndsey and Landon made the decision to postpone their wedding to December 2020. They then decided that even though the wedding moved to December that it was important to them to move forward with that date (this decision was made two weeks before the date). The plan was to do a small vow exchange in a small neighborhood park. I reached out to some local friendors who willingly offered their services. This included a full video production livestream from Omarvelous Productions through Facebook …

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A Day of Love and Peacocks

Story by The Diva Wedding Planner Photos by B & S Photography Shauntavia met Jamie in the 10th grade. He came to her hometown (Hemingway, SC ) with his cousin for a girls and boys basketball camp, he was already out of school just trying to find his way, came down just to help his cousin with the camp. From the Bride:  I was all into basketball and did not even have boys on my mind. So, Jamie approached me and asked me for my number. At first, I was like nope, I don’t want any boyfriend and he was like okay cool. The next day at camp Jamie asked again, and once again I turned him down. Jamie was determined to get my number so, he asked again, and I finally gave it to him on the last day …

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Glamorous Sri Lankan Fairytale Wedding: Shanika & Abir

Story and photos by Haley Shandro of Shandro Photo When Shanika and Abir met, Abir was working as an intern at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in the Psychiatry ward, and Shanika had just started her Psychiatry placement as a third-year medical student in the same ward. Their impressions of each other when they first met were quite the opposite of how they actually feel about each other now. However, their senior colleagues felt that they had a ‘natural chemistry’ and that chemistry developed into a relationship a year later, once they got to know each other better outside of work. Abir proposed on Shanika’s birthday weekend. He surprised her by organizing a romantic date night at the Stanford Plaza in Brisbane, which is situated near the Brisbane River and the Botanical Gardens. The evening started off with …

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Romantic Virginia Waterfront Garden Wedding: Shai & Jacob

Photos and story by Ariel Moriah Photography Shai and Jacob’s romantic waterfront garden wedding was an absolute dream! Located in the heart of Virginia, these college sweethearts tackled all obstacles of the pandemic and celebrated their love with their closest family and friends! Shai and Jacob Q&A: Q: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet? A: Jacob and I met at the beginning of our first year at the University of Virginia. We were both attending an event for a Christian fellowship called Cru. Even though we met during the first week of classes, our friendship truly began later that year, and we didn’t start dating until the Spring of our third year. Q: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique? …

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A Haitian-Albanian Muslim-Christian Wedding

Story by Platinum Label Weddings LLC Photos by Palmetto Duo Tatiana a beautiful Haitian-American rich in both her Haitian and American culture and Christian faith weds Indrit an Albanian immigrant whose family is strong in their Muslim beliefs. It was beautiful to watch these two families blend their cultures together at their children’s wedding, proving LOVE WIN’S  every time.

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Backyard Star Wars Themed Pandemic Wedding

Story by 9 Lives Designs Photos by Stephanie Lagares Photography LLC This couple decided to get married in the Spring of 2020 despite all the chaos in the world. In these times we have to get creative and that’s exactly what this couple did. Not only did Radiance and Anthony show how strong their love is by getting married during a global pandemic, they did it with stormtroopers and a Mandalorian! Baby Yoda even made an appearance! It was an intimate ceremony and family members and friends that couldn’t be there logged in on Zoom and were able to watch the whole wedding and even celebrate after. It was truly a unique wedding that proved love has no limits. Photography: Stephanie Lagares, Stephanie Lagares Photography LLC Wedding Design + Decor: Megan Morrison, 9 Lives Designs Food Displays + Table Floral …

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3 Micro Wedding Details You Can’t Overlook

By Rebecca Jones Yes, you can have a beautiful and meaningful wedding this year! 2020 cannot take away your celebration of love. In fact, 2020 couples have embraced the new concept of the micro wedding.  For those couples who decide to get married this year, micro weddings have become increasingly popular. Micro weddings are smaller in size, usually with a guest count that’s in line with local guidelines. Although your wedding has shrunk in the number of guests, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the opulence or details. In fact, a micro wedding can be your dream wedding. Go for Fine Dining A large majority of the wedding budget is traditionally spent on catering. But with a smaller wedding and a smaller guest list, your budget has opened up considerably. With that freedom, consider offering more of a …

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