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Hunting Hill Mansion Proposal: Leroy and Raina

Photos and story by J&J Studios, LLC I was so glad we got to capture this romantic Hunting Hill Mansion Proposal for Leroy and Raina. The set up was so sweet and the suspense was killing me the entire time we waited for their arrival. Hunting Hill Mansion has roots back into the 1700s where it was originally a Georgian farmhouse that is still used as the reception area of the venue. In the early 1900s, the property was acquired by the Jeffords family. The mansion was given as a present by Sam Riddle, a millionaire, socialite businessman at the time, to Sarah Dobson Fiske, Sam’s niece, and Walter Jeffords, her fiance, a prominent Philadelphia investment banker. I find it particularly appropriate that the venue is often used by Parque for weddings and engagements as the mansion itself was an …

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City Skyline Proposal: Engagement Inspiration

Story and photos by Oak + Pine Photography Have you ever dreamed of a romantic elegant proposal on a rooftop? This gentleman proposed to his fiancé downtown Atlanta with the perfect view of the city. Ventannas is a hidden venue downtown Atlanta, GA with an exquisite helicopter pad. This venue offers a 360-degree view overlooking the city. This is what proposals are made of.

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Marriage Proposal: Do it your way!

By: Wedding Stories by Tania This is the story of two small-town laid-back guys who met online. They went out on a first date in a big city with a lot of skepticism about ever finding love.  Something magical happened on that first date – tingling feelings of love fluttering for them.  And with each next date, they fell in love till one day, they decided that marriage would be their happily ever after. Planning a marriage proposal can be overwhelming and exhilarating at the same time.  And the best way to do it is your way.  Chris did just that!  He hatched a wonderful plan to surprise his beloved Christopher with his marriage proposal.  That is about when I got the call and we got down to work quickly.  It took us a couple of months of chatting on …

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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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Intimate Destination Indian Palace Wedding: Amin & Patel

Photos and story by Fine Art Production Serendipity brought Aditi and Mital together. Mital, born and raised in New Jersey, visited Vadodara, Gujarat, in 2011 to play professional cricket and decided to settle there permanently. Aditi was born and raised in Vadodara, and though she had a green card since childhood, decided to give the card up to settle permanently in India. For Aditi, it was love at first sight when she received Mital’s bio-data. The first time they fell in love with each other was over a piece of paper and three sets of pictures.

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An Elopement & A Honeymoon

By: Tania Hossain I never thought there would be a perfect time to talk about elopement weddings. If it weren’t for a certain sadness that is carried around with the thoughts of six feet apart and social distancing, most of 2020 has become elopers dream come true. Having said that, elopement weddings are some of my favorite ones. Having done a few of them, I find that it has very little to do with saving money and more to do with this is how couples decided to start their life of togetherness in marriage. Christian and Mariana’s elopement at the Spanish Steps in Dupont Circle – a Washington DC Wedding followed by honeymoon in Rome, Italy right after. Yes, that’s right. They got married in the early afternoon and caught a flight to Rome that evening! How about that for an elopement …

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