Mary and Aaron's October wedding was the first wedding ever to be held at Brewery 85 in Greenville, South Carolina. It was a DIYer's dream, filled with personal details around every corner.
Photographer: Simply Violet Photography//Other Location: Brewery 85//Officiant:Danielle Baker The Wedding Lady//DJ:Epic Entertainment//Equipment Rentals: Event Decor and More//Floral Designer: Bouqs.com//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: George's Gorgeous Goods//Hair Stylist: He and Me Hair Designs and The Treatment Room//Caterer: Seasons Cafe & Catering//Other: Simply Violet Photography//
From the Photographer:
"Nothing could keep these two love birds apart - not even a hurricane! You know, the great hurricane meets tropical depression meets whatever else was coming up - basically 'The Perfect Storm' in real life. It didn't matter to them though. Kate was glowing as she got ready to go see her groom, and Brian was nervous but overjoyed knowing that the day was finally there when he'd make Kate his wife.For their colors, they chose vibrant hues to bring more happiness to their images. It absolutely matched their fun-loving personalities. The best thing about their details had to be that they chose Dunkin Donuts to replace their cake! THE cutest setup ever! As they said their vows to one another, they were surrounded by their family, and danced the night away with all of them to some pretty great Irish music. This day may have had some rough weather, but it didn't dampen any spirits here!"
Wedding Date: October 3, 2015
Devon & Kevin tied the knot on June 6, 2015 at The Watson House in North Carolina.
Kevin and Devon had an amazing wedding at The Watson House in Emerald Isle, NC. This was a destination wedding for them as they live in Cary, NC. Devon's parents live along the coast and they decided to get married on the water.
Some fun wedding day facts:
-The couple wrote and exchanged cards and letters before the ceremony. They were delivered by a groomsman and bridesmaid so that they didn't see each other. Both wrote their letters the morning of the wedding.
-The couple met on the dating website Plenty of Fish. After taking a picture with their respective wedding parties on separate levels of the venue, Devon surprised Kevin by using a fishing pole to lower a love note to him that was shaped like a fish and had their usernames on it.
-A terrible thunderstorm rolled through between the ceremony and reception. The clouds can be seen in the pictures on the dock. The rain started shortly after those pictures were taken.
-The bridesmaids' bouquets had a childhood picture of each of them tied with ribbon.
-The wedding band was incredible and led the tone for a very active, fantastic reception. Kevin and Devon were on stage singing and dancing on and off throughout the night.
-For the garter toss, Kevin tried to use the elasticity of the garter to shoot it at the single guys. When that failed, he picked it up and hurled a perfect strike into the chest of a single guest.
-Dense fog rolled in throughout the area during the reception. It was so thick under the tent at one point that I legitimately thought the band brought a fog machine with them.
-After going through a sparkler exit, the couple walked down the Watson House's long dock and left by boat.
-When the couple left, the bridesmaids all jumped into the venue's pool.
Photographer: Open Aperture Photography//Floral Designer: Avalon Event Floral//Cinema and Video:Benz Productions//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Cameo Bridal and Formal Wear//Musicians:Crystal Coast Musicians//Transportation:Diamond Limousine Service//Hair Stylist:Hair Wave Salon//Cake Designer:Kim Cake//Caterer:Mez Catering//Hair Stylist:Mirror Mirror Salon//Apparel: Savvi Formalwear and Bridal//Band:The Band Punch//Event Venue:The Watson House//
Wedding Date: April 9, 2016
From the Photographer:
"My cup runneth over, that’s the best way to start this blog post. For so many reasons this wedding warms my heart and my soul. Tiffany and Nick, and their families, welcomed us with open arms. It always amazes me that when we feel like we are family and friends with our clients, we pull off some of our best work. Both of these families were caring, loving, open, and simply amazing! Everyone was happy all day – it’s as though a smile was part of the wardrobe, just as a black tie would be requested. I wish I could bottle up the energy when there is no stress and everyone is truly living in the moment. It’s a beautiful thing!I could talk about each one of the photos below for days — they all have such a raw quality of truth behind each one. I also have to mention that all of the photos in this blog post were shot on film cameras. We gushed over these on Facebook already because Doug simply couldn’t wait to share them (rightfully so). For the last year or so we have been working hard to identify the future vision and style of Arte de Vie and really pursue fully the style of wedding photography that we’re truly passionate about. With the encouragement of our friend Valerie Gernhauser with Sapphire Events New Orleans – Wedding and Event Design we started shooting film again last year, mainly on portrait and styled shoots. "
Photographer: Arte De Vie//Cinema and Video: Bella Productions//Band: City Heat//Dress Designer: Gonzalo Calderon Couture//Bridesmaid Dresses:Jim Hjelm//Event Venue:JW Marriott//Makeup Artist: Katie Malone Makeup Studio//Apparel:Michael Kors//Bridesmaid Dresses:The Bidal Boutique by MaeMe//Band: The Young Pinstripes//
Abby is a precious girl born with Turner's Syndrome. She was nominated for a special princess photo shoot for her courage and determination. This is her story.... For many years, Abby dealt with various health challenges. As a baby, she had congenital hip dyspepsia and had to wear a special suit to fix it. She suffered from total hearing loss in her right ear due to a hole in her eardrum. In school, she struggled with dyslexia and dysgrafia, and she was very small for her age. It wasn’t until she was about 10 years old, when she had stopped growing completely, that they found out Abby had Turner Mosaic Syndrome. The news was completely devastating for a while. It seemed like there would be so much that Abby would not be able to do in life. At the same time, the reason for all of her struggles as a child suddenly fell into place. Turner’s Syndrome is a chromosomal defect that affects only girls. They are born with part of their x chromosome missing, and as a result, it causes their bodies to freeze as a child, stopping all growth or any passage into puberty. It also the causes learning disabilities and the many other health challenges that Abby was experiencing. What is truly amazing about Abby, is that most babies with her condition do not survive past birth. She is a walking miracle and a true testimony to what God can do with a beautiful life! Since discovering her condition, Abby has had to undergo many growth treatments and her heart has to be monitored regularly for a possible hole that could develop. She also found out she won’t be able to have children of her own someday, but Abby is not discouraged – she has a huge heart for adoption and is excited to be able to help children that will one day need a loving home. Even with all these challenges, Abby has learned to overcome them every day with a joyful and loving spirit. She is now 13 years old and can do so many amazing things! She enjoys horseback riding, and rides Tinkerbell competitively. She has a brilliant memory, and despite all her learning disabilities, was able to memorize the Gettysburg address in a single day! She would love to become an actress someday, and enjoys memorizing lines as fast as she can. She also has a deep love for animals and would like to pursue Veterinary Medicine. The thing that I loved most about meeting Abby, was her incredibly beautiful heart. She was so attentive to detail and so genuine and kind. She is such a special girl, and it was truly an honor and a privilege to be able to give her this princess moment! She represents true beauty inside and out. And when it came time for the Daddy-daughter dance – it surprisingly started to rain! But you know what? They danced anyway! And we captured the most beautiful, heart-warming photos! It reminded me of a quote I once heard, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
From the Bride:
"For my dream wedding, I always wanted a wedding that was intimate yet still a party. My vision was an outdoor lakeside wedding that was elegant, charming, and romantic. I always loved the look of a romantic garden wedding that was lush with greenery and a candle-lit glow. I wanted something simple and elegant, but for the wedding to still showcase style as well as our personalities. Alvaro and I met at Rollins College, so instantly after we got engaged we thought the Rollins Knowles Chapel would be perfect. I also grew up in Winter Park therefore loved the idea of getting married in my hometown. The thought of getting ready for my wedding day in my childhood home brought ease and comfort.Alvaro and I both love being outdoors. And the fact that Alvaro loves fishing and diving, I knew our wedding should be on some body of water- so Lake Maitland was the perfect match. We really wanted the wedding to feel like “us” and not something too cold or over the top that didn’t show our personalities and who we’ve grown to be together.I made sure our personal stamp was put on every detail. I created a wedding logo to use on our welcome bags, place cards, ceremony programs, and menus to tie everything together. For our cocktail reception, we had mojitos with sugar cane sticks since Alvaro’s family are Cuban and in the sugar cane industry."
Photographer: Damon Tucci Photography Inc.//Paper Props: Maureen Hall Stationery and Invitations//Musicians: Beautiful Music & Paint It Black Quartet//Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids//Floral Designer: Flourish Floral Productions//Lighting: Get Lit Productions//Apparel: John Craig Clothier //Event Planner: Michele Butler Events - Owner//Linens and Coverings:Over the Top Rental Linens//Cinema and Video: Perfect Sky Productions//Dress Store: Solutions Bridal Designer House//Other:The Seamstress//Cake Designer: The Sugar Suite//Band:Wings of Sound//Reception Venue: Winter Park Racquet Club//
From the Photographer:
Atlanta artist Katherine and Florida State University assistant football coach Mark wanted a clean and classic backdrop for their October engagement session. We met one chilly morning in the downtown square of Marietta, Ga and sought out just that. Keeping their session simple allowed us to focus on them as a couple and the love they share. Katherine was stunning in a maxi length white crochet dress. These two are getting married in New Orleans where the scenery is grand and over the top. So their neutral engagement session will be a perfect compliment as a timeless reminder of this exciting time in their lives. This engagement session is proof fancy props aren't needed for gorgeous images!
Bridal Boudoirs! Where do we even begin? Definitely not for everyone and that's okay, but bridal boudoirs sure are a growing trend that we're loving!! We hope you enjoy this session by Casey Green Photography with the gorgeous bride, Katerina! We hope it inspires you to be comfortable in your skin, to shine bright and giggle for a sweet and sultry gift to your Future Mr!
I met Matt when I tagged along with one of my best friends to a work happy hour. After a few flirting glances across the busy room, it didn't take long for Matt to ask for my number. Almost immediately we started dating. Just a few short months into dating, Matt asked me to meet him in Italy, while he was traveling for work. This is where we fell in love. Not only with each other but with all the beauty the country had to offer. We went back a year and a half later and that's when it happened. Matt popped the question at our hotel in Rome. It was so romantic it felt as if I were living in a movie! This summer our love story continues as we are heading back to Italy with family and friends to get married at a villa in Tuscany. As I'm sure you can imagine...I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Photo credits: Krystal Zaskey Photography
Cassady & Taran said I Do on July 30, 2016 at the Gladwin Community Arena in Michigan. Now I know what you're thinking, Michigan isn't southern! We know! But we're suckers for a good sweetheart romance!
This is not your average wedding. There is so much personality and charm that its hard not to stand out as an all time favorite. Cassaday and Taran started dating when she was just in 8th grade and him in 10th. Their first date was to the homecoming dance and they've been inseparable ever since. When they decided to marry it was a struggle to find a place that would be large enough to hold all their family and friends (all 550 of them) they came to the clever idea of holding their ceremony in the high school gym, the place it all started. Going with the school theme they used vintage school decor, and party favors of personalized pencils and rulers. The bride even wore a vintage dress that she had remade for her. Their wedding day was truly amazing and true to the couple and their love story.
Photographer: Weddings by Cheyenne//Dress Store:Bridal by Viper//Floral Designer: Flower Scents//Cake Designer:Fun Cakes by Ana//Reception Venue: Gladwin Community Arena//Caterer:Litwiller Catering//DJ: Rhythm Management//Invitation Designer:Steph Johnston//Hair Stylist:The Style Studio//