I have been counting down the days until we could post this wedding up!! Not only because it was our last wedding of 2013 and we got to go out with a bang, but also because it is one of our favorite weddings of ALL time. Like I've mentioned on here a few times before, we are in the process of working on our new brand. And if there is one wedding that could embody the vibe of everything we've been working on for it, this would be it! Classic, enduring, nostalgic, TONS of great black & whites, that subtle "old hollywood" vibe, sophisticated & understated, romantic, authentic, and editorial meets photojournalistic. In short, we were in heaven.
Elisabeth & William are two of the most beautiful hearts we've ever met, and they come with two of the most appreciative, kind and welcoming families we've ever had the honor of meeting. The whole day we were treated like part of the party, and at the end of the night even the bridesmaids hugged us goodbye. I cannot think of a better wedding to end this incredible whirlwind adventure of a year on!
E&W, we feel so lucky that you guys came into our lives. Your love is one for the ages. And what I wish for you, is that you will love just like this. Always.
Get ready to start this week right because OHH do we have a gorgeous wedding for you today....Indhu & Greg's Miami wedding at the Biltmore Hotel & Fairchild Botanical Gardens!! We were lucky enough to meet Indhu & Greg through phenomenal wedding planner, Belle Manjong of B. Belle Events. We met Belle earlier this year when I got to be the keynote speaker at the WV Weddings Extravaganza. Belle was the featured planner there & helped style the whole event. Right away we fell in love with her, her heart, and the light that surrounds her. As soon as she heard our story, our Why, and our take on weddings, she told us she had the perfect couple for us & man, was she right! Indhu & Greg are two of the kindest people we have ever had the honor of photographing. They are just good people down to the core, and the kind of people you just want to hang out with on a Friday night, going wine tasting and discovering cool new restaurants (yea I invent entire double date scenarios with our couples!)
We flew down to Miami on a weekend where it was threatening to rain, but Indhu & Greg had the most perfect day. Cool & breezy and not a rain drop in sight (even though it was apparently pouring across town!) The whole day was full of color, both in the flowers and details of the wedding....and in the way that everyone there loved out loud. With it pouring out of them and onto the page, creating a canvas of heritage, family, generations, and loving people as much as you can while there still right here with you. The kind of love where just one color isn't enough (sorry Taylor Swift, it wasn't just Red). So you use them all, the brighter the better. Because you never want to forget.
Indhu & Greg, we can't thank you enough for your love, your friendship, and your hearts. Just keep loving like this forever. It will always guide the way.
Today we have for you guys a wedding that brought tears to my eyes as I was staring at my computer. Going through these pictures, trying to narrow down my favorites of Christen & Andrew for the blog, all at once I just found myself completely overwhelmed with love, pure joy, laughter, and the overflowing emotion these two share. They just make each other happy. So, so, so happy. And that's what they make everyone else lucky enough to surround them too. They are thankful and they are grateful. And they don't take a single breath of this life for granted. Neither one of them would even know what it was to put on a front, to hide who they truly are from the world. They just love unabashedly, without question, and with their hearts permanently stitched to their sleeves.
In short, it was the kind of wedding that you need near the end of wedding season. Because it is the exact kind of wedding that reminds you why you do what you do in the first place.
Christen & Andrew, we fell in love with you guys from the first time we met you. You are just the kind of people that everyone wants to be best friends with. Thank you for the gift that you've given us. The gift of photographing love in its purest form. We are better because of it. We love you guys like crazy!
SO much love!
Venue: Webb Barn
Blooms: the insanely talented Tony from Datura, A Modern Garden
Catering: Village Catering
Photography: Justin & Mary
Today we are so excited to share with you the full post of Cassandra & Jess's Napa wedding, which we were lucky enough to have featured on Martha Stewart Weddings last week! Cassandra is actually a wedding planner herself with her company Cassandra & Co.Weddings and did all of the design & coordination for the day herself. So when it came time for her own wedding day with Jess she knew that she wanted it have beautiful details, be full of personal touches & real emotion, and to do some things that no one had ever seen before. Just one quick look through these pictures and I know you are going to agree, they pulled all of that off and more!!
So sit back, relax & enjoy as you take in Cassandra & Jess's incredible day!
Today we have for you Suparna & Jeff's Fonthill Castle wedding!! These guys had both their ceremony & gorgeous reception on the stunning grounds of Fonthill, on a day where even the rain refused to get in the way of them having the perfect day. Suparna was absolutely gorgeous in her burgundy sari and Jeff looked equally dashing as well! :) These guys had actually seen our pictures from Janki & Amit's Cairnwood wedding, and it had inspired the colors & design for their own "mandap" ceremony set up.....which turned out beautifully!!
As you can see, the day was full of hugs, smiles and even a few tears as friends and family came from all over to watch these two start a life together. And every detail was planned to perfection. From the bright beautiful flowers to the regal reception, these pictures feel to me like they took place in some Eurpoean Castle instead of outside of Philly! We would definitely love to shoot there again & again! And the day was made extra awesome because we were so lucky to have the incredible Ryan Bower on hand to second shoot!
Suparna & Jeff, we wish you guys a lifetime of happiness!! And that these pictures help you remember the start of it all!