Real Weddings


Featured Wedding: Nancy and Adam

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Shannon of Shannon Lee Images Only 24 people were in the room when Nancy & Adam devoted their lives to each other on a rainy afternoon in Saint Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2009. Of these 24 teary eyed people (myself included) I felt absolutely honored to be one of them during this intimate expression of love. They wrote their own heartfelt vows and couldn't stop smiling at each other. It was a family affair as Adam's father married the couple and his uncle...

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Featured Wedding: Magdalena and Martin

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kate Elliot of Kate Elliot Photography Magdalena and Martin were married on July 31, 2009 at the fabulous English Inn in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The wedding day was relaxed and had a natural flow to it. I loved the earthy feel of the venue and wedding details. You could tell how happy Magdalena was, she smiled the entire day. The groom's brother-in-law performed the ceremony for the lovely couple, the amazing wedding details were by Petal and Forest, and the yummy...

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Featured Wedding: Dana and Jeff

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Pat Furey& Ted Nghiem of Ted Nghiem's Photography Dana and Jeff couldn't have chosen a more perfect place for their wedding than Stone Harbor Golf Club at the Cape May Courthouse in NJ. Along with the main wedding photographer, Pat Furey, we shot an absolutely awesome wedding! The weather held and instead of the forecasted rain, we had blue skies! I guess Dana and Jeff's magic rubbed the weather in the right way! I should also mention that their cupcakes were...

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Featured Wedding: Josh and Angela

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Dez Newcomb Photography Josh and Angela's outdoor wedding took place in Post Falls, ID on the Spokane River. The bride and groom prepared just about everything themselves, with help from friends. They rented a very large house for the week, which made it easy for them to hang out with their friends and family. I loved working with Angela and Josh because they were not the typical "Bridezilla" couple. They were so in love and had the attitude..."whatever, as...

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Featured Wedding: The Halloween Wedding that Wasn’t Scary

by Azure

A few weeks ago we told you about an upcoming non-Halloween Halloween wedding. Carmen and Brad got married on October 31 at the Barn at Valhalla in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As promised, their photographer, Kate of This Little Light Photography has shared some pictures of the happy day with us.

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A Lego Proposal

by Azure

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with cute engagement stories. I LOVE the idea of someone being joyfully surprised, but I hate the idea that it puts pressure on everyone else to do something creative. That being said, how cute is this? A designer who met his fiancée while they both worked at a toy store decided to propose by making custom-designed Lego sets, featuring an engagement scene. Read the whole story here. Did you have a "creative" engagement?

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Featured Wedding: Sara and Tucker, Whidbey Island, WA 9.26.09

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Willa Kveta Photography Sara and Tucker seem to be such a perfect fit for one another! They love to laugh at themselves, enjoy life and their friends, and are truly, deeply in love. They were so much fun to photograph! They wanted a mix of slightly traditional portraits, but mainly, fun, candid portraits that showed off their personalities. Their wedding was at Fireseed Catering, a gorgeous venue in the woods outside of Langley on Whidbey Island. I could...

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Featured Wedding: Mark and Hannah

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Heather and Grayson of Jagger Photography Mark and Hannah got married at the BEAUTIFUL Malibou Lake Mountain Club Agoura Hills, CA (sort of another part of LA). It was a quite, lake community with beautiful surroundings. You'd never know it was coming when you're driving in the area. This couple was so funny! They were so quiet until it came to their wedding, they we one of the most fun couples we've seen at a reception. This wedding was so much fun to shoot...

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Chicago Spotlight: A City Full Of Fabulous Wedding Photo Ops!

by Azure

As we spotlight the city of Chicago this month, I got to thinking... Chicagoans are blessed to be surrounded by a city with such rich culture and history. We have the beautiful skyline, the Chicago Theatre, Museum Campus, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, and the list goes on! As a bride getting married in Chicago, there are endless opportunities for amazing wedding photo ops! So today, I thought I'd share a couple of these perfect spots for the bride & groom... Photo 1: In...

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Featured Wedding: Sarah and Phil

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Ashley McFarlane Photography The wedding theme was Damask, Polka dots, and romance. The ceremony took place at the Manti, Utah Temple. The reception and ring ceremony was held at Mellor Hidden Meadows and Gardens. Sarah's wedding dress was designed and customized by the bride herself and made by Eve Mulligan. I loved working with Sarah and Phil because first of all, they are so sweet and down to earth. Second, right from the beginning I knew that we both had the...

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Featured Engagement Session: Shane and Jennifer

by Azure

Featured Engagement Session by Benfield Photography Shane Robertson and Jennifer Fann are such a gorgeous couple, it's hard to take a bad picture of them! Their Tulsa, Oklahoma engagement session with a vintage vibe included a few meaningful stops around the city. The majority of these pictures were taken on the 21st street pedestrian bridge. This bridge is special to the couple because it's where the grooms parents became engaged. There's never a dull moment with this excitable...

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Featured Wedding: Kelly and Luke

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Mary Kate of Kate's Lens Photography Kelly and Luke’s wedding was nothing short of a fairytale. The weather was gorgeous, the gardens enchanting, and the two lovebirds were completely in the moment! From the intricate details to the love and laughter shared by all, we had so much fun capturing the day for such a lovely couple! What made it more fun was the fact that Luke and Kelly were willing to try ANYTHING, even climbing on a pool diving board to pose for a...

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Featured Wedding: Lauren and Isaac

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kelly Canova Photography Lauren and Isaac were married in DeLand, Florida on August 8th. My husband Courtney has known Isaac since he was a little boy! They are a wonderful couple and their wedding was so beautiful. Her lovely red and white roses were from Deland's Flower Gallery and catering was by Amber Jewel Catering. Their wedding party was so much to fun to photograph- ready for anything! I loved the boys and their Chuck Taylor shoes, which went great with...

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Chicago Spotlight: Kevin Weinstein Wedding Photography

by Azure

Throughout the month of November, we'll be spotlighting fabulous Chicago wedding vendors. Kevin Weinstein is a Chicago wedding photographer who puts a special, unique spin on traditional wedding photography. Once Kevin has shot and produced a bride and groom's wedding photos, he creates a beautiful one-of-a-kind, hand crafted wedding album. Kevin's album design team takes the wedding photos and transforms the pictures into spectacular works of art. Albums have signature fold-out...

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Real Wedding Challenges: A Halloween Wedding that Isn’t Scary

by Azure

Usually our monthly Real Wedding Challenges series covers a wedding that’s long over so that you can get some interesting perspective on the wedding planning process. But, when I learned about a wedding that’s happening this Halloween I had to explore that challenge. The couple: Carmen, 31, lawyer Brad, 39, lawyer How did you meet and get engaged? Carmen says: We met through work because we were both involved in the same case. When I asked Brad to go to lunch with me, he...

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Featured Wedding: Neil and Chloe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jon & Nic of S6 Photography, Sheffield, UK The location of Neil and Chloe's big day was so amazing- a church ceremony followed by the reception at a local cricket club in the sleepy village of Dumbleton (in the Cotswold, England). The weather had been rubbish all week and then Saturday came and it was one of the nicest days of the year (we don't have many in the UK!). Neil and the boys had a pint in the village pub on the morning of the wedding as Chloe & the...

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Featured Wedding: Jenny and Nelson

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Becca and Matt Enslein of The Studio B Photography Jenny and Nelson’s wedding day revolved around three things, love, laughter and family. When you meet the both of them, you’re instantly drawn in by their friendly personalities and warm nature. Once you’re friends with them, you’re in. You’re family. Jenny had four traditional bridesmaids, but she also had two “bridesmen”- twin brothers who she has been friends with since high school. As soon as...

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Featured Wedding in Providence, Utah: Josh and Arlena

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica of BellaRose Photography A perfect day coupled with a beautful bride and groom set the stage for these colorful, exquisite wedding photos. The wedding took place at the Old Rock Church at The Providence Inn in Providence, Utah. It was a gorgeous September afternoon, not too hot, not too cold, simply perfect. There was a slight breeze in the air, and all around the first signs of fall were starting to show. All the makings of what would become a...

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Featured Wedding: Chelsea and Jonathon

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Benfield Photography The overall vibe for Jonathan and Chelsea's wedding was love and laughter! The flirty black, white, and fushia color scheme mixed with tons of gorgeous fresh flowers blended perfectly with the upbeat attitude of the bride and groom! Laughter was a common thread throughout the day! There was laughter before during and after the ceremony. Chelsea and Jonathan are such a fun and silly couple! They high-five each other every chance they get! So...

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Featured Bridal Session: Lisa and Spencer

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica Feely of Jessica Feely Photography The session with Lisa and Spencer took place in South Seattle, and then we finished off at Discovery Park. We wanted to do something fun to incorporate some of her wedding colors, so she brought the perfect polka dotted boots and red balloons! After having some fun in the urban areas, we headed up to the Discovery Park to get some sweet romantic shots. The lighting was gorgeous, Lisa and Spencer were gorgeous and the...

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Swooning for Wedding Photography from Opdahl Photography

by Azure

I have the distinct pleasure of looking at gorgeous wedding photos every day. On occasion, I do see photos that absolutely take my breath away. That was the case with these stunning photos from Opdahl Photography of Ann Arbor, MI. Just gorgeous. Enjoy!

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Featured Wedding:Daniel and Mindy

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Blue Kite Photo Daniel and Mindy were married on September 5, 2009. These two are absolutely crazy about each other! Mindy incorporated many details of her and Daniel's relationship in the wedding. They had polaroids on display of every date they had ever been on together. They were able to have a lovely and personal wedding on a tight budget. Many elements of the wedding were handmade by the bride herself (including the adorable cake topper!). They had a...

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A Unique Spin: Hire a Pro Wedding Photographer for a Romantic Honeymoon Photo Shoot!

by Azure

This is something I hadn't thought of... And I LOVE the idea! Kate and Alex had a small garden wedding at the bride's mom's house, so they wanted their honeymoon to be extra special. Greece and the Greek Islands would be their destination of choice, and since a second ceremony on the beach in Greece was not an option (as neither the bride nor the groom are Greek Orthodox), they decided to get creative! So, the couple brought their wedding garb along on the honeymoon, and once...

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Featured Wedding: Brian and Sara

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Sara & Brian were married Saturday, September 12th at Sugar Loaf Farms! One of the most amazing places around! You could shoot all day there and never exhaust your options! Well this day could not have been better! You had the most astonishing bride and groom, the sweetest & craziest bridal party, the most gorgeous weather, the prettiest details and to top it off the most amazing cheese cake! That’s right instead of...

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