Real Weddings


Real Wedding Challenges: Being the Center of Attention

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month Real Wedding Challenges introduces you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge (or two, or three) in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. As a camera operator, Cheli is literally a behind-the-scenes kind of gal. She’s never been a big fan of being the center of attention, and it’s part of the reason she...

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Featured Wedding: A Winery Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Robin Dini of Robin Dini Photography Christine and Kevin had a beautiful day for a vineyard wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in historic North Stonington, CT. Their wedding style was classic and fun. Guests were invited to their ceremony in the center of the vineyard amongst the rows of vines. Cocktail hour followed with samplings of wines from the Jonathan Edwards' wine collection. A tented reception took place on the front grounds with each table being named...

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Featured Engagement Session: Erica and Michael

by Azure

Special feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios Downtown Acworth (Georgia) is a great location for an engagement session. Erica and Michael make an adorable couple, and their session came out great! I love engagement sessions because you have more time to get to know the couple, and more time to try different poses, and work with different backgrounds. I L-O-V-E-D how this engagement photo session turned out!

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Featured Engagement Session: Nicole and Brandon

by Azure

Special Feature by Sheena of S.C. Photography Nicole and Brandon were high school sweethearts, now engaged. Brandon flew to London to visit Nicole while she was doing an internship for three months. They decided to head to Paris to check out the sights because neither of them had ever been there and he popped the question unexpectedly on a bridge of the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the background (swoon!). This couple loves traveling and decided to go for the wedding...

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Featured Wedding: Jennifer and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Mark Lovett ofMark Lovett Photography It was a soft lit day on Marlyand's eastern shore in beautiful Saint Michaels, Maryland, where Jennifer and Matt became one. Family came from across the country to celebrate the union, and there was no shortage of real emotion. I could sense the deep connection between Jennifer and Matt, which was undeniable in every photo I captured. The event was held on the waters edge at an absolutely beautiful historic venue called...

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Featured Wedding: A Jamaican Destination Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Affiong Bassey of FotogrAffi Ukonwa & Femi got married on July 4, 2009. They both wanted an intimate destination wedding with close family and friends. The destination they chose was Tensing Pen, nestled on the cliffs of the western tip of Negril, Jamaica. The resort consists of 17 unique, rustic cottages and suites. The weather was just perfect (even the occasional daily 30 minute downpours), the food was amazing, and the music was jamming. As a friend of the...

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Happy Anniversary, My Love!

by Azure

Why do I love working in the wedding industry? Simply put, I spend every day talking and thinking about the happiest day of my life...the day I married my husband. Happy 3rd Anniversary, Dave! I love you with all my heart. xoxo JP

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Feature Wedding: Annie and Steve

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Adi of Next Exit Photography Annie and Steve had a picture perfect wedding at the Calamigos Equestrian Center in Burbank. Besides being one of the nicest days in Los Angeles weather-wise, it was such a beautifully designed event, perfect for a princess! Annie works at “the” premiere bridal registry in Beverly Hills so it’s no wonder she has all the style in world.

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Featured Wedding(s): Same Venue, Two Very Different Weddings!

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim Brown of TAB Photographic Being a wedding photographer that shoots across the country is a great thing for Tim Brown of TAB Photographic. Having two weddings in his home state of Connecticut, on two back to back weekends, at the same location (being Elizabeth Park located in Hartford) was a nice change of pace. At the same time, that's when the questions began about how to make two weddings at the same location tell two separate stories, the stories of each...

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Featured Wedding: Ashley and Tom (and Holly)

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Ashley and Tom met on a golf course. He wouldn't let her leave until she tried golfing (which she had never done)... so she obliged. And the rest they say... is history. They decided that they wanted to get some of their photos with their horse, Holly, who is just beautiful and has a lot of personality. She was great and was even rewarded by being able to run around after. Afterwards, we snapped some of Tom and...

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Featured Wedding: Touches of Something Blue

by Azure

Special Feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios I have been lucky with all my couples... they are all really nice and very fun to work with, but I can honestly say this Wedding was the most fun! The church was gorgeous, and the reception, filled with dancing was so much fun. This laid back couple clearly loves each other, and I loved working with them.

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Featured Wedding: Wedding 101, Back to School

by Azure

Special Feature by Deonna Caruso of Deonna Caruso Photography with special assistance from Laura Meyer Photography Chris and Patricia held their wedding at Chris' childhood school, the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, IL. The school theme led to a great pre-wedding session, and the tent led to a dramatic outdoor reception location for these two actors. We loved working together to capture this unique and creative event.

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Featured Wedding: The Socialite’s Dream

by Azure

Special Feature by Lux Photo Studios Last summer, Brazilian model Anna Maria Macedo and Swedish financier Jon Jonsson received some notoriety when the New York Post wrote an article about the parallels between their recently cancelled wedding, and that of Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big in the Sex and the City movie. But, just like Carrie and Big, this June Anna and Jon got it together, and got together, in an amazing wedding. Preparations started at New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Wedding At The Wynn…Las Vegas!

by Azure

With A Yellow & Sage Green Theme... About It's A Jaime Thing Juliet of Green Orchid Events sent me these lovely pictures of a recent wedding she planned, so I thought I'd share! The happy couple married at The Wynn in Las Vegas and showed just how gorgeous an intimate wedding can truly be... After the ceremony, the couple celebrated with their guests at Maggiano's Little Italy... Are you planning a Las Vegas style wedding or maybe know someone who recently got married in...

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Featured Wedding: A Very Small Guest List

by Azure

Special feature by Molly Marie Photography Julie & Jake opted to rent a country house in Oregon, WI. They shared their wedding day with a total of 13 people, including his sister who acted as the officiant. I felt very special being one of only two paid vendors. Since the wedding was so small, I really felt like I had the chance to get to know the couple and their guests, and I hope that shows in the photographs.

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Featured Wedding: A Backyard Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Stacey Chance of Discovery Bay Studio Elyse & Mark we're married on their back deck, overlooking the water. Their ceremony was casual, short, sweet, and very festive! Near the end of the festivities Elyse and Mark changed into their "wedding boating attire", jumped into their boat, and motored off in dramatic fashion. We had such a great time with Elyse & Mark and enjoyed meeting their family and friends.

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Beautiful Red and Black Wedding Inspired By Couple’s Alma Mater!

by Azure

Who knew Bucky Badger could inspire such a classic, stunning, sophisticated affair! Our head developer recently attended the wedding between his college pals Gina and Ben, and when I saw the photos, I couldn't wait to feature it on the Savvy Scoop! Clearly, no expense was spared in making this wedding an over-the-top, exquisite affair; each and every detail was thought out, and executed to perfection. My favorite thing about this wedding, though, is how the couple infused their UW...

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Featured Wedding: Jessi and Sean

by Azure

Special Feature by Photography by Solaria Jessi and Sean are a fun couple! What else can you say about people who choose to do their wedding processional on Vespa scooters and exchange tattoos instead of rings? Photographing their event gave me a great chance to capture two unique personalities!

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Featured Engagement Session: Wunmi and Fred

by Azure

Special feature by Afolabi Sogunro of Fotos by Fola. Alfred Alli proposed to Wunmi Ynusa in April and they are getting married this September. They are a very fun couple and I was excited to take their engagement pictures. We took advantage of two great spots in Atlanta, GA - Piedmont Park and Atlantic Station. This couple is full of love and affection which made the shoot so much fun and natural. I'm looking forward to the actual wedding in September. This was a fun session on...

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Featured Wedding: Steve and Elizabeth

by Azure

Special feature by Sarah Sloboda of Sarah Sloboda Photography I had the honor of photographing this festive and fabulous wedding at the Seamen's Church Institute in lower Manhattan. Since many of their guests were coming from abroad and Elizabeth and Steve had just decided to make NYC a more permanent home, they gave the entire wedding a New York theme, with details like the Brooklyn Bridge on the cake and Empire State Building cookies as favors. From the special printing press...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Making Accommodations

by Azure

We love hearing real wedding stories, and on the last Friday of every month we 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. To read the first three Real Wedding Challenges, click here. Luke and Amber have only been married a year, so I found their perspective on their somewhat unique situation...

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Featured Engagement Session: Chioma and Seun

by Azure

Special feature by Fola Adewole of Fola Adewole Photography This June, Aba and I were granted the unique privilege of traveling to Old Town Alexandria to capture the pre-wedding session of Chioma and Seun. Chioma and Seun are a young, beautiful couple, full of love and laughter. Taking their portraits was a blast - they were so comfortable and natural being affectionate with each other. They exuded intelligence, charm, and sexiness. Aba and I are so excited to be photographing...

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Featured Engagement Session: Rafaela and Kendall

by Azure

Special feature by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Rafaela and Kendall are a very special couple planning to wed in December 2009 in Florida at the historic Farmer's Market Building in downtown Winter Park. These two are one of those couples that makes your heart melt. Not only are they super cute, but they are fun and they totally defined the word "candid". We had so much fun that I am ecstatic about how beautiful their wedding in December is sure to be!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Orange, Peach, and Teal Edgy, Rock ‘n Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Lori and Phillip are most definitely a couple with rock star credentials - check out how much they rocked these portraits. And I can't believe I've never seen a couple posing in a bath before, there is just something about that that I can't get enough of! Everything from the boys 50's style tuxes and the shots on the motorbike to the gorgeous flowers and the amazing peacock cake absolutely screams rock and rooooll! And don't forget to check out the new...

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