Real Weddings


Featured Wedding: Mikaela and Joel

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Bella Pictures Mikaela and Joel tied the knot Saturday, Oct. 11th on the rooftop of The Grand Piazza, overlooking the beautiful city skyline of Chicago. They were such a pleasure to work with, and their special day was picture perfect! Mikaela's Sex In The City style, right down to the big flowered broach on her wedding dress, really came through, and made this wedding a true downtown fairytale! Other Vendors: Venue - roof of the Grand Piazza in Chicago Brides...

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Advice From An Expert Wedding Photographer: Rockin’ The Ring Shot

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Danielle Murphy Photography Do you love the unique ways photographers are capturingwedding rings? From putting them on cupcakes, to flowers, to the high heels of wedding shoes? There are many creative ways to photograph the special symbols of your union. If you would like to get special photos of your wedding rings, ask your potential photographer to see previous ring shots from other weddings. Also ask them if they have a special Macro lens that allows them to...

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Featured Wedding: Jeff and Erica

by Azure

I cannot get enough of the photography dream team that is Rothwell Photography (comprised of an adorable husband and wife pair-Sasha and Tim Rothwell). When I first featured their work on the blog, I said (semi-jokingly) to my boyfriend that I had found the photographers who would photograph our wedding. And I told Sasha that I would be flying her and Tim out to Chicago when it was time for me to walk down the aisle... But enough about me and my future wedding! Sasha and Tim are...

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Real Wedding Challenges: A DIY Destination Wedding

by Azure

We love hearing real wedding stories, and on the last Friday of every month we use Real Wedding Challenges to introduce you to a real married couple that worked through one or more challenges in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. Although Jeremy was practically “the boy next door,” Carol and Jeremy wanted to get away for their wedding. But, they didn’t want to...

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Featured Wedding: Amy and Allan

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Danielle Murphy Photography Allan and Amy were married at the historic Inn at St. John, in Plymouth, Michigan. The Inn opened as a Seminary in the 1940's and for 40 years served the Catholic Archidocese of Detroit. The wedding ceremony took place in the breathtaking chapel, complete with a 300 ft. walk down the aisle! Amy looked gorgeous as she was escorted down the aisle by her parents. The wedding reception was held in the unique two story glass atrium where...

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Featured West Palm Beach Wedding: Nicole and Nick

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kristen Weaver of Kristen Weaver Photography I had the pleasure of working with eclectic couple Nick and Nicole Mihelich on January 9th in West Palm Beach. Nick and Nicole began their journey as neighbors, their courtship starting through the fence that separated their picturesque and historic West Palm Beach bungalows. Their heartwarming story was reflected in the rustic details and DIY projects found throughout both the ceremony and reception. Grandma's...

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Featured Wedding: Kellie and Long

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Samantha & Laura of The Studio Noir Kellie & Long hail from East Boston, and their wedding on September 26, 2009 started at the gorgeous and unique MIT Chapel in Cambridge, MA. An intimate dinner & reception followed the memorable wedding ceremony aboard the Odyssey Cruise Ship. For the reception, Kellie slipped out of her gorgeous mermaid-style wedding dress and into a sassy & glamourous cocktail frock so she could dance the night away! The ship sailed...

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Featured DIY Wedding: Kate and Daryl

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon Photography Kate and Daryl had been together for over 8 years when they decided to finally tie the knot! Kate wanted to DIY as much as possible to save on cost and to really get exactly what she wanted, and she did an amazing job. From the wedding cake by Daryl's mom, to the bouquet and centerpiece done by Kate... everything went together so smoothly. Their wedding was very low key and laid back, but that didn't stop them from having a great...

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Featured Wedding: Vikki and JP, Casual meets Luxury

by Azure

When we do our Featured Weddings, these posts are submitted, and from the perspective of, the wedding photographer who shot the wedding. I thought it would be cool to get the perspective of a talented wedding planner- since after all, the planner/consultant is responsible for executing the vision, and making it all come together, in a chic way, on the big day. Wynn Austin of Le Chic Wedding Consulting submitted a gorgeous wedding that she planned, and below is here take on how it all...

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Featured Wedding: Calli and TJ

by Azure

Featured Wedding David of by Bayphoto Net Photography Calli and TJ were engaged in 2008. Their wedding ceremony and reception took place in the scenic Hilton Scotts Valley, CA in September 2009. The weather was just perfect for a wonderful wedding on that day! There was a beautiful spot in the garden of the hotel, where the wedding ceremony was held in the garden. After the ceremony, both Calli and TJ burst into tears of happiness. I was lucky to capture these touching...

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Featured Wedding: Melinda and Bryan

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Anne Nunn Photographers Melinda and Bryan tied the knot on June 7, 2009 at The Garden in the Woods in Albany, Oregon. They were so in love, and it showed in the quiet moments, the moments that we were so honored to record for them. We had plenty of time to walk around the lush, green grounds of The Garden in the Woods and photograph the sweet moments between Melinda and Bryan. One of the greatest things about Melinda and Bryan that stood out to us, is how...

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Featured Wedding: Heidi and Eric

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Nick Corona Photography Heidi and Eric got married at the Ambassador Campus in Pasadena, CA. They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony, with access to the entire grounds for their pictures after the ceremony. The reception was picture-perfect... literally! Every detail of their day was immaculate. Their love for each other was reflected in every smile, every glance, every touch of the skin... it was beautifully romantic! Wedding Vendors~ Wedding Venue: Ambassador...

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Featured Tuscan Wedding: Cameron and Lucy

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Catherine of Catmon Photography Cameron and Lucy wed at the beautiful Podere Finerri in the Tuscan countryside. You truly could not ask for a more beautiful backdrop, with its blue bird skies, lush rolling hills, and fields of wheat and olive groves. It was an intimate wedding with a New Zealand flavor, as the groom’s family (from NZ) made the trip over to celebrate. Everything was perfect: the ambiance, the weather, the food, the party... A Tuscan dream...

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Featured Bridal Shoot: Vintage Glamour!

by Azure

Featured Bridal Shoot by Becky of Ravenberg Photography For a bride who doesn't want her groom to see her in her dress before the wedding, or who doesn't want to take time on the wedding day with individual portraits, a bridal photo shoot can be a great idea. As a photographer I love to do bridal shoots to get to know my brides better. It helps me to get to know their personalities, and gives me a chance to figure out what shooting angles are most flattering to that particular...

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Featured Wedding: Jennifer and David

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kerry of Kerry Brooks Photography This beautiful December wedding in Alabama took place at Gorham’s Bluff. Jennifer’s bridal dress; from Something Blue in Hartselle, was stunning. The Bed and Breakfast was the perfect place for the ceremony which took place at the overlooking bluff. Thanks to the couple for the chance to work with a wonderful family in such a picturesque location! Disclosure: Kerry Brooks Photography is one of our wonderful paid advertisers....

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Featured Miami Wedding: Rachael and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kat of Kat Braman Photography Rachael & Matt’s wedding took place at the beautiful National Hotel on famous Collins Avenue in South Beach and it could not have been a more perfect day. The South Florida heat was non-existent, the wind died down and the skies were perfectly clear throughout the day. Set in the heart of the Art Deco Historical District, the National Hotel Miami Beach was the perfect backdrop for Rachael and Matt’s ultra-stylish wedding. The...

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Featured Wedding: Rebecca & Wesley

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessie of Emeric Photography & Design On September 19th we had the privilege of documenting Rebecca & Wesley's wedding. They are such a sweet, young couple. They had a large wedding party of 12, including the groom's little sister! They chose Rebecca's favorite color, lavender, as the theme and used pretty lavender roses in the floral bouquets and arrangements. Rebecca and Wesley had the ceremony at their local church and afterwards we went with the newlyweds...

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Submit a Real Featured Wedding

by Azure

It's all about the details! 4’ Swarovski-encrusted Manolo Blahnik bridal heels. A wedding cake so pretty it’d make Sylvia Weinstock swoon. The most eye-catching floral centerpiece you’ve ever seen. For featured wedding submissions, we adore all styles of weddings and all types of wedding photography. But the wedding must be spectacular, and the photos have got to rock! Thanks for the submission! If your wedding makes us swoon and we're interested in publishing, we'll be in touch...

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Featured Maui Wedding: Alec & Rhea

by Azure

Featured wedding by Karen Stott of Avayah Photography In keeping with both of their laid back personalities, Alec from Texas and Rhea from Oregon found themselves moving to Maui on a whim with some friends. Hawaii had more in store for them than they originally anticipated when they were introduced to each other through mutual friends. When Alec proposed Maui was an obvious place for their wedding since it was the very setting of them falling in love. They decided on the gorgeous...

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Featured Engagement Session: Hayley and Phillip

by Azure

Featured E-Session by Rebecca Enslein of The Studio B Photography Hayley and Phillip have come a long way since their first date in high school. Over the years their love has seen them through homecoming dances, sorority date functions, and law school formals. The pair are from Tallahassee, and are getting married there in July 2010. So naturally, they chose the town as the site for their engagement pictures. The shoot began at Maclay Gardens, a gorgeous Florida state park filled...

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Featured Wedding: Madison and Shannon

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Glenn Roberson Photography Madison White and Shannon Beard chose a beautiful white gazebo in historic Winston-Salem, NC for their outdoor wedding on Oct. 17, 2009, followed by a reception at the historic Brookstown Inn. The inn was built in 1837 as a textile mill and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Their families and friends joined them for the ceremony, with fall leaves as the backdrop in the historic park. They rode in a vintage car to the inn...

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Featured Wedding: Eric and Tara, Riviera Maya, Mexico

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Lem of Painting With Light Eric & Tara invited us and a few of thier closest friends and family to the Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico on January 17, 2009. The feeling of closeness was extended to us, even as vendors, since the first meeting. When we were down there we felt like close friends as well. They made sure everyone was having as much fun as them. From inviting us to Karaoke, to checking on us durng the catamaran reception, it was awesome to work...

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Featured Engagement Session: Doug and Diana

by Azure

Featured Engagement Shoot from Ted Nghiem's Photography This engagement session took place in Baltimore, Maryland for Doug and Diana, both from Virginia Tech. Doug and I spoke back and forth about the engagement session, as the forecasters slated the day to have rain, but, thankfully it didn't start to rain til we were all done. These two were a real fun couple to work with, who couldn't work well with a lot of joking and laughter along with an occasional pose? Thanks for the good...

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