There’s a chill in the air so we’re escaping with this beachside engagement from K&K Photography. Captured on a Florida beach, Meg and Sebastian’s engagement is giving us all the summer vibes!
Photography: K&K Photography
With it’s endless views of turquoise waters surrounded by swaying palms the Longboat Key Club was the perfect location for Cristina and Chris’ destination wedding. Swanky Soiree brought the brides wedding day vision to life with string lights, lanterns, and pops of gold and turquoise details. You will be blown away by the stunning ceremony arch created by Flowers by Fudgie absolutely bursting in florals.
How did you meet? Chris and I met at work actually. Truth be told, I hated the job but stuck it out because I was stubborn. I’ll never forget the first day we met because I texted my mom the very next day excited to share all about the handsome blue eyed and dimpled new colleague on my project. We were friends for awhile before it turned romantic which gave us a strong foundation to build upon.
What is your proposal story? Our proposal story was very us. I think we would both consider ourselves private people and the idea of a public proposal in front of people we didn’t know made me anxious. I didn’t want to share our moment with anyone. It happened on Friday January 27, 2017 when I walked in the door from work. Our entire apartment had been transformed with lights, rose petals and candles all leading out to our back patio where he was waiting by our roaring fire pit with dinner. I don’t even remember everything he said but just was overwhelmed with happiness. I didn’t cry because I was so shocked. I wasn’t expecting it, even though I knew we were headed there. Chris had listened to me. He knew me to know the perfect proposal. I of course said yes!
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding: Our vision for the wedding was simple, classic and elegant. I wanted gold accents, lights, lanterns, and beautiful flowers with pops of colors. I wanted an outdoor ceremony which made South Beach at LBKC perfect. It was more private.The view was too beautiful to cover with a tent. And I envisioned lights hung throughout the property with paper lanterns hung around as well. Our wedding was a destination wedding which kept it more intimate and I loved being able to spend time with all of our guests.
What were your favorite parts of the day? My favorite part was our ceremony. The rain held off until the evening so we were able to have the ceremony on the beach under an archway of flowers and surrounded by our closest friends. A close friend of ours performed the ceremony and he nailed it. It was warm, personal, romantic, and funny. All the things we wanted. I’ll never forget how I felt walking down the aisle. It is one of the moment I will remember the rest of my life. I had my father by my side passing the torch to my new protector.
Our first look was also a favorite moment. All that planning and effort was over and I got to see Chris for the first time in his beautiful Black Lapel custom suit that made his blue eyes even bluer.
Photography: K&K Photography | Wedding Planner: Christina Harris of Swanky Soiree | Stationary, Lighting and Decoration: Swanky Soiree | Videography: A Peachy Life Productions | Venue and Catering: Longboat Key Club | Florist: Flowers by Fudgie | Dress: Enzoani purchased at RK Bridal | Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair and Makeup: Destiny and Light | Groomsmen and Groom Attire: Black Lapel | Entertainment: DeLair Entertainment | Dance Floor and Chairs: US Tent | Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo by Watters | Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musician: Ben Pila
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With the softest pastel florals, lavender linens, and sweet bicycle motifs, this Boca Grande, FL wedding is just the inspiration you need for Spring. NK Productions Wedding Planning designed an open and airy reception filled with potted trees and candlelight at the Gasparilla Inn. While a backdrop of Banyan Trees and lush greenery provided the perfect scene for gorgeous bridal party portraits from Luminaire. How Did You Two Meet? We met while working at the local courthouse as young attorneys. We were both fresh out of law school and had gotten positions as law clerks for judges in the family court. Our secretaries happened to be sisters, and they helped to set us up. We each knew within weeks of meeting one another that we would be married one day… and here we are.What Is Your Proposal Story? Michael proposed to me in one of my most favorite places in the world: on the Barnegat Bay in our home state of New Jersey. He took me completely by surprise, and had both our families waiting to celebrate with dinner and champagne. It was more than I could have ever asked for.
Tell Us About Your Wedding Design? I was inspired by Boca Grande itself. I wanted to have a wedding that was understated, but elegant, and so I tried to work with the natural beauty of the Florida summer as much as possible. We chose soft lighting and colors that complemented the surroundings, such as grays, greens and corals. With the tent, we were able to really enjoy the warmth and the breeze. I knew if we kept our design elements simple, and our guests comfortable, we couldn’t go wrong.What Were Your Favorite Parts Of The Day? Where do I start? Everything was a dream. However, the best moment of the night was when Michael and I were able to take a step away from the reception for a few minutes. We sat there watching everything happening from afar, taking it all in. I would recommend every couple do this on their wedding day. It is so easy to get caught up in the moment, and it all goes by so quickly. Take a few minutes to let the night sink in before it’s over.
Photography: Luminaire | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mercy | Reception Venue: Gasparilla Inn | Event Planning: NK Productions Wedding Planning | Event Design: Botanica International Design Studio | Stationery: Minted | Videography: Voila Cinematic | Wedding Cake: Gasparilla Inn | Linens: Botanica International Design Studio | Hair: Style Hair and Makeup | Makeup: Beaute Savage | Tent: Sperry Tents Naples | Favors: Kate Aspen | Band: Phase 5 Band | Wedding Dress: Caroline DeVillo | Groom’s Attire: Be.Bespoke | Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Veil: Veil Trends | Jewelry: Nadri | Groom’s Belt: Allen Edmonds | Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Groom’s Socks: Cole Haan | Bridal Salon: Nordstrom | Groomsmen Attire: Be.Bespoke | Submitted via: Matchology
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While we’re still very much snowed in here in Charleston, this Florida engagement session is making us wistful for warmer days. The Ganeys captured this session at Vizcaya Gardens which has no shortage of beautiful backdrops and greenery. Read even more about this couples love story below!How did you meet? We met at a pretty lackluster bar in Chicago on April 4, 2013. Complete strangers, not even 3rd degree connections on LinkedIn, he was out being a wingman for one of his friends while I was at a friend’s birthday. The catch 22 being that I wasn’t even going to head out that night knowing it would be my grandmother’s last – but my mom convinced me staying in would do nothing. Indeed that night was her last, but I know she secretly brought us together as soon as she became an angel.What is your proposal story? Steven’s a bit of an idea guy and tried to make quite a few elaborate ideas come to life, each one meeting road block after road block. Eventually he “settled” by renting a private boat for the morning to cruise around Miami. It was such a fun day with perfect weather. Secretly, he had a good friend sneak into our apartment to set up the proposal. When we got back from our fun adventure, he had set up pictures everywhere of all the various places we had traveled to, champagne and roses – and got down on one knee!
Photography: The Ganeys | Reception Venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Hair: Drybar Brickell | Dress: Lulus | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Bride’s Shoes: Tory Burch | Submitted via: Matchology
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Escape to the hills of Tuscany with this styled shoot captured under the sweeping oaks of Laurel Wood Gardens in Florida by The Ganeys. Drawing inspiration from the Italian countryside Amber Veatch Designs created an elegant tablescape featuring olive branches and bold berry tones. Andrea Layne Floral Design decorated the space with lush blooms while an antipasti table of Italian favorites and a naked cake added a relaxed touch. We can just imagine a fabulous night spent under these oaks with good friends and flowing wine!
Photography: The Ganeys // Concept, Planning, Floral Design: Andrea Layne // Planning, Styling, Event Design: Amber Veatch // Rentals: Set Rentals and Wish Vintage Rentals // Venue: Laurel Wood Gardens // Bride’s Dress: Daalarna Couture, from The Bride // Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August and Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid Tampa // Hair and Makeup: SMP Artistry // Cake: Trudy Melissa Cakes // Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab
We cannot stop smiling while looking at these engagement photos by The Ganeys. Captured at Kelly Park Rock Springs and featuring a gorgeous, organic bouquet by Marigold Flower Co this session is sure to keep the Monday blues at bay!
Sometimes a wedding day comes together so perfectly that you can’t help but admire it. Erin and Mike’s wedding was a bright Florida fete full of fresh greenery and pops of white designed by Amelia Weddings & Events at the Ribault Club in Jacksonville. Brooke Images perfectly captured this couples sweet wedding day among the palm trees and draping Spanish Moss.
Photographer: Brooke Images // Wedding Planner: Amelia Weddings & Events // Venue : Ribault Club // Caterer: Catering by Liz // Florist: Shea Hopely Flowers // Wedding Gown: White Magnolia, a wtoo mimi // Bridesmaids dresses: Lulus // Chalkboard Signs, Seating Chart, and Flower Girl Dresses: Sand-a-Baby Designs // Officiant : Pastor Bob // DJ: DJ Herman
There’s no better way to start the week than with a sweet engagement and this stunner from Justin DeMutiis Photography fits perfectly. This couple began their engagement among lush greenery and finished along a white sand beach in Florida with the perfect sunset to cap it off!
Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography
Wow I cannot believe it’s October already! Where did the summer go? I’m heading up to Washington D.C. this weekend and am looking forward to seeing the changing leaves. That’s the one thing I really enjoy about Fall and miss living in a beach town. One thing I hate about Fall? It’s almost time to don a wetsuit… yikes! Enjoy the weekend!
I adore this romantic winter bouquet via Snippet & Ink.
The Mrs Box has launched!
Essentials for Fall via Camille Style.
A gorgeous wedding on the beach via Wedding Chicks.
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Killer airport style via Atlantic-Pacific
A song for your weekend.
We’re hoping to brighten your Monday with today’s engagement from Finding Light Photography. Hillsboro Beach, Florida was the perfect setting for this casual couple. With an empty white sand beach and clear blue water, their engagement could not have have taken place on a more pristine day!
Photography: Finding Light Photography
There’s nothing sweeter than an engagement shoot and one in downtown Charleston doubles the charm factor! Brooke and David’s engagement from Meet The Burks takes place among the lush palms and dock swings of Waterfront Park. Be sure not to miss the creative ring picture these two created with scrabble pieces!
Photography: Meet The Burks
Oh do I have a gorgeous inspiration shoot to share with you today! The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center provided the perfect backdrop for this inspiration shoot from Rustic White Photography and The Sentimentalist. And I must say this storybook shoot has everything fairy tale’s are made of! Organic bouquets paired with loose updo’s complimented flowing Carol Hannah and Leanne Marshall gowns and created an ethereal and airy vision.
Photography: Rustic White Photography in collaboration with The Sentimentalist // Venue: The Swan House at The Atlanta History Center // Gown: Carol Hannah, Mulberry Gown, Spring 2012 Collection // Gown: Leanne Marshall // Hair + Makeup: Claudia Mejerle // Florals: Meredith Mejerle for Amy Osaba
This past Spring designers introduced the world to a new concept of wedding wear, the bridal jumpsuit. While I don’t think the trend will take off and replace elegant gowns I do think jumpsuits are kind of fun. A jumpsuit would be the perfect casual yet dressy outfit to wear to your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or even on a dressed up engagement shoot. But I want to know your opinion… is this a trend that should stay or one you hope goes away?via J. Crewvia Houghton Bridevia Giambattista Valli // via Valentinovia Jose Villavia Temperley Bridal // via Monique Lhuillier
With a color palette of classic navy and white today’s wedding is every bit the sailors dream! Brooke Courtney Photography captured this couples day at the stunning Bonnet Island Estate in Ocean County, New Jersey. Jennie and Scott’s reception took place in the sweeping ballroom with 30-foot high cathedral ceilings designed to resemble the inside of a ships hull. With monkey’s fists anchoring table numbers and tablecloths resembling the blue and white patterns of Wedgwood China this couples wedding is a perfectly preppy seaside affair!
A lush green forest outside Seattle is the perfect setting for today’s organic portrait session from Lora Grady Photography. With a backdrop this naturally beautiful you don’t need much to make it romantic as this couple proves. The Makeup Session kept the bride’s look elegant with soft makeup and a sweet waterfall braid, while the bride wore a wispy long veil and carried a simple bouquet of baby’s breath.