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South Asian Wedding with Modern Twists: Barathi & Mahesh

Images and story by L. Hewitt Photography Mahesh and Barathi were wed with traditional services in Baltimore. This couple is so vibrant – they brought so much life to this wedding weekend! From the planner: Tell Us More About Your Story How did you meet? We met in French class in high school when we were 15. Our last names start with an S so we sat near each other and we became fast friends. He asked me to junior prom, and we went as dates. I still have the cute notes he would put in my locker back then! After graduation we went to college in different states but stayed in touch, reconnected, and even did the long-distance thing for a while. We finally both ended up back in Maryland when I started medical school and the rest is …

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Philadelphia Museum of Art and Waterworks Engagement: Darina & Elias

Story and photos by J&J Studios, LLC Darina answers a few questions about her fiancee: 1. How did you and your fiance meet? We met on a birthday trip to Las Vegas for a mutual friend about 5 years ago. I didn’t know he was interested in me at all until about 2 years later when we began our relationship. 2. What do you love most about your partner? He is always listening even when you think he isn’t. He’s definitely one of those people that will buy the gift that you talked about 5 months prior. He’s also extremely resilient in any situation. I truly admire that about him. 3. How did he propose? He proposed at a restaurant in DC while we were celebrating my birthday with friends. At the end of the dinner, my best friend gave …

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Longwood Gardens Engagement: Brittney & Dwayne

Photos and story by J&J Studios, LLC Brittney and Dwayne’s story: 1. How did you and your fiance meet? My cousin was visiting her boyfriend in Philadelphia. She and Dwayne had some mutual friends and met up at a bar and she told Dwayne about me, vetted him out, and gave me his phone number. I text Dwayne the next day and we talked for a few weeks and then I flew to Philadelphia to meet him in person and we clicked immediately and started a long-distance relationship. I relocated from Boston to Philadelphia in 2018 and… 2. What do you love most about your partner? As my family would say, “he is my right hand.” I love how supportive and nurturing he is, very patient, will do anything to make me happy 3. How did he propose? We are …

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Italian and Chilean Heritage Wedding: Frances and Pedro

Story and photos by Shauna and Jordon Photography When we first heard Pedro and France’s love story, we immediately fell in love with the serendipity and romance of how they met and fell in love. An Italian-American teacher working abroad in Chile, only to find the love of her life- who she would come to one day marry. So as their big day arrived, we knew that we truly could not wait for their legacy of love to unfold amongst some of the most beautiful, thought out details honoring the legacy’s that they too came from. THE HERITAGE THAT MADE THEIR LOVE STORY THE TALE THAT IT IS. A heritage that molded the love stories preceding Frances and Pedro and that will continue to carry on for decades to come. Honored through flags waving outside of The Italian Club. Through …

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Whimsical Celestial Styled Wedding Inspiration

Story and photos by Leah Goetzel Photography  Emily and Jessica are a real-life couple, which always makes photographing them so much more special. Even though Emily was wearing a different dress than the one she’ll be wearing for her November wedding, Jessica was still so emotional seeing her lady all dressed up. We had a “first look” of sorts and it was the sweetest moment. Love love loved working with these two.

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Fort Lauderdale beach hotel wedding: Jessica and Scott

Photos and story by Jeff Kolodny Photography  Jessica works for Anne Barge a popular bridal gown designer.  She has been in the bridal business for over 13 years.  She has a lot of insight when it comes to bridal gowns.  They were very surprised when the did their wedding site visit 4 weeks before her wedding.  She arrived at her chased venue to find that the venue was under construction.  Needless to say, this was a mess, she had to move her wedding to a different venue.   She is very happy to talk with publishers about her career in the wedding gown industry,  her venue issue, and having to deal with the stress of it all.  As the photographer, I ask that the name of the old venue does not get mentioned in the article. Jessica and Scott met …

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Wedding at Paramour Estate: Todd and Chelsea

Todd and Chelsea were wed in the impressive and classical Paramour Estate in Los Angeles California. Both professional models they met while working on set and have been inseparable for 10 years! Being professionals in front of the camera they made photography since it felt like there was only love in the room, with their genuine laughs and smiles. The day was perfect, at 72°, and not even chilly at night for a great outdoor reception under the stars! With a wedding venue considered a mansion at 22,000 ft.² the Mediterranean style home, on4.5 acres of 360 views of Los Angeles is hard to beat! Chelsea’s style was stunning in 2 jaw-dropping bridal gowns. One from Zac Posen for the ceremony and one high neckline, long-sleeved, beaded gown from the Jessica angel collection for the reception. Her engagement ring from …

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Southwestern Meets Hill Country

Photos and story by Snap Chic Photography Naturally, like anything in the wedding industry, nothing always goes according to plan. Luckily we were working with an incredible bunch of wedding pros so we rolled with the punches! First, our original venue canceled. Problem solved because Lost Mission was so wonderful to let us do the shoot there on shorter notice, and honestly, the setting could not have been more perfect for the southwestern/desert vibes we were giving! Then, on the morning of the shoot (we’re talking like an hour before we were to start hair & makeup), our model texted that she was sick – like 102 fever sick – and wouldn’t be able to make it. Then comes Malarie with Lazy Creek Designs to the rescue! She was always going to attend the photoshoot as a vendor, but instead, …

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Ukrainian/Romanian/American wedding

This bold pink and white fun summer Georgia wedding had some unique traditions that included: a dad putting on the bride’s shoes, a unity ceremony of nailing a box closed to open at a later date, choreographed first dances, choreographed father-daughter dances, biscuit hour instead of cocktail hour, and the fun smoke bomb photo to end the night!  

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Boho Jewel Tones Inspired Wedding

Photos and story by Jennifer Nicole Photography This inspired wedding had tons of bright and vivid jewel tones mixed with a boho style. Aristocratic Events planned this shoot at Old St. Andrews in Jacksonville, Florida and I’m obsessed with the bright colors! Becca and Darnell completely rocked this too! Becca wore a boho jewel headpiece and a beautiful gown from One Bridal. The grounds we fulled with tons of greens and inside the chapel were beautiful stained glass. The reception set-up featured boho decor and mix-matched cushions.

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Elegant Modern Elopement

Photos and story by Freckled Fox Photography This styled shoot was for a photographer’s workshop that I put on last year. This couple is just adorable and some of my favorite photos to date. I’ve been wanting to submit them and what better time than right now with all of the unrest in the country about African American equality. Try looking at these photos without smiling, I dare you.

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Southern to a T with a World-Renowned Bagpiper in the Mix: Rebecca & Cameron

Story by Moonlight & Lace Weddings and Events Photos by Laura Caraway Photography LLC Following the nuptials, guests arrived to cocktail period at 601 Spring Street where they were treated to a glass of champagne while discovering their seat for dinner at the custom built champagne wall(s). Following cocktail period, Uncle of the Groom, Mr. Tom Campbell escorted wedding guests into the formal ballroom while playing his world-renowned bagpipes, which was a special touch just for this wedding. Custom dance floor, specialty linens and luxe floral throughout this seated dinner and reception.

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