Real Weddings


Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot: Jamie and Richie at Red Rock Canyon

by Azure

Featured Pre-Wedding Session by Shannon and Jeremie Hollman of thousand words photography Photographing couples is my absolute favorite thing to do. Engagements, weddings, anniversaries... you name it! There is nothing better than capturing the love that two people have for each other. Capturing the way they look into each others’ eyes. Capturing the way they, well... LOVE! I find inspiration for couple sessions from the couple themselves. You usually don't have to give much...

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Rockin’ Texas Engagement Session: Jackie and Justin

by Azure

Featured Galveston, TX Engagement Session by Reggie Campbell ofPhenom Photography When this awesome engagement session was sent to us, I couldn't wait to show it off! I asked the Reggie to share some tips on how every couple's photographer can achieve the perfect e-session, and here's what he had to say... 1. Practice telling jokes... I tell loads of jokes during the session so that I can get real laughter. 2. Learn to look for awesome light... light can make or break a photo...

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Featured Traditional Hindu Wedding: Sunil and Shobna

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Buffy Goodman Photography Sunil and Shobna's Hindu wedding celebration took place in October, 2009 in Edmonton, Canada. Sunil and Shobna are both incredibly warm and friendly people, and it was heartwarming to see them each share so much joy and laughter throughout the 3 days of pre-wedding celebrations. Hindu weddings typically span 5 or 6 days, and the days leading up to the actual marriage include several celebrations at the homes of both the brides parents'...

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Featured Spring Wedding: Meredith and Eddie

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica Miller Photography This was a May wedding full of sunshine (and if you know Ohio weather, you'll know this couple was lucky and blessed!). The ceremony took place outdoors at the North Courtyard Gardens of the Center of Science and Industry in the heart of downtown Columbus. With a full city backdrop, gorgeous wedding flowers and a couple as lovely and genuinely amazing as Meredith and Eddie, it was sure to be a day to remember. Meredith is one of those...

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Featured Engagement Session: 1940s Rat Pack Vibe!

by Azure

We don't typically cover engagement sessions on the blog, but in my mind, this sassy vintage e-session is definitely blog worthy! And, it totally jives with a few of our Top Trends for 2010- brides catching vintage fever & screwing the trends in favor of expressing your individuality! Take a look at these pictures by Kelly Hornberger Photography. Isn't it exciting to see an engagement session like this? Historically, when I think "e-session", I'm thinking boring couples shots, an...

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Featured New Years Eve Wedding: Shawn and Carmen

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Buffy Goodman Photography Carmen and Shawn were married on Dec 31, 2009, and are an energetic, active couple who truly love having fun together. And they were really enthusiastic about their photos! In fact, the entire wedding party was willing to risk becoming permanent ice cubes just to get a couple of nice shots with the fresh snow - and it was a cold one, even by Canadian standards (around -9F or -23C)! The ladies ditched their bridal heels for Uggs, and...

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Featured Arkansas Wedding: Alayna and Eric

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Leslie of Lavish Photo Alayna and Eric wanted a wedding that combined his country style and her Southern charm. They were married at the Timberlodge Ranch in Southern Arkansas. The chapel was framed gorgeously by a bright blue sky and a private lake. Alayna wore a stunning ivory beaded wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline. The intimate ceremony was completely focused on the couple. They stood together before their friends and family while the minister...

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Featured Winery Wedding: Brittany and Derek

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Holli True Photography You already know that, in 2010, backyard rustic chic weddings are making a splash! Our #6 Wedding Trend for 2010- You Can Go Home Again- can be taken literally, with brides choosing their own backyard as their wedding venue. But, this trend will also shine at other low-key venues, like this quaint little winery in Oregon that Brittany and Derek selected! Brittany and Derek vowed their love to each other on July 11, 2009 at Sweet Cheeks...

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Featured Wedding: Matt and Lindsay

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Douglas Levy Photography I'm a Boston photographer, and Matt and Lindsay were married in St. Louis, in mid-November. Destination weddings are a bit new to me, but anytime a couple is excited enough about my work to fly me to their wedding - well, that's about as flattering as you can get I think. From the minute Matt picked me up at the airport on Thursday I saw a couple as excited to be getting married as any I've ever met. From Friday's rehearsal dinner with...

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Featured Virginia Wedding: Tiziana and Michael

by Azure

Featured Wedding at Keswick Hall, photos by Jen Fariello Photography Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways, and puts two people in the right place at the right time. This is exactly what happened for Tiziana and Michael, who met while vacationing in South Beach, Miami. They felt an immediate connection with one another, and their whirlwind romance began the second they left Miami. Tiziana envisioned an enchanted garden theme for their wedding, and Keswick Hall at Monticello...

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Featured Wedding: Beth and Will

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tiger Lily Photography Beth and Will were a great couple to work with. She was always smiling and laughing, and their love for one another was undeniable! They had planned for an outdoor ceremony at their wedding venue, Bolingbrook Country Club, but it had to be moved indoors due to the weather. It really didn’t seem to bother them (I have seen otherwise!)- they remained very upbeat and determined to have a beautiful day. They agreed to see each other prior...

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Featured Hawaiian Wedding: Tina and Johnny

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Rothwell Photography Johnny & Tina were married this past September at King Family Vineyards and it was a perfect day! This was a very special and unique wedding! Tina and Johnny live in Hawaii and so they, with the help of their wonderful family, planned this fabulous destination wedding! We loved the fact that they incorporated many wonderful Hawaiian traditions, which added fun and unique details to their special day... all of which we know you will...

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Featured Wedding: Allison and Ian

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jennifer Creed Allison and Ian were married at Talon Winery and Vineyard in Lexington, Ky on October 17, 2009. A time of year that can normally be counted on to be beautiful and sunny, the day dawned cloudy with near record lows in the 30's! But nothing could dampen the spirits of this fabulous wedding party. The whole day was wonderfully relaxed, and a true celebration of the relationship between Ian and Allison. Allison and Ian first met at canoe camp, and...

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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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