Real Weddings


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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Featured Wedding: Gabe and April

by Azure

Special Feature by Evan Vanderwall of Evan Vanderwall Photography. This April I was granted the privilege of traveling to the beautiful state of Arizona to capture Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel and April Flores uniting as one. Gabe and April are a young, beautiful couple, full of life and love for each other. Taking their portraits was a blast - they felt so comfortable and natural being affectionate with each other, which makes things especially easy on a photographer. The ceremony took...

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Featured Wedding: Amber and Jeff

by Azure

Special Feature by Katie Minister of Minister Images I flew to Philadelphia to photograph the wedding of my good friend from college, Amber. From the minute I got to her house, I knew I was in for a fun event! We went to Carinwood Mansion, one of the most beautiful venues that I've ever seen, where we took family pictures. Amber honored her mom's memory by wearing her wedding dress. On to time spent with Amber & Jeff before the big event, and then Jeff's entrance into the...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Edgy Engagement Photo Shoot

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Engagement sessions. You either hate them or love them. Personally, I started off in the first camp but since being sent a million and one fabulous ones I have to say my mind has now been changed. A good engagement session will bring out the personalities of the couple and will be as far away from mediocre as possible. Holley & Jason score highly with their session by The Nichols... the cars, the tattoo, the glasses, the bright red dress... this is right up...

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Featured Wedding: Mary Elizabeth and Mark

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Within the first ten minutes of meeting Mary Elizabeth and Mark, you realize what a truly genuine couple they are - funny, warm, and full of life. Mark is a talented florist. He created the gorgeous bouquets and all the beautiful décor for the wedding as a surprise for his beautiful bride. They were married at the Sea Shell in Long Beach Island, NJ, and had their fabulous reception there, too. Congratulations on your...

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Featured Wedding: AnnElise and Christopher

by Azure

Special Feature - Photos by Will Duris of Utah Wedding Photography, text by AnnElise Our vision was to have a simple wedding without sacrificing elegance. We wanted to make it a warm and comfortable atmosphere. First we were sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple overlooking the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. Afterward there was a small luncheon for our closest guests, outstretching over the marina in a room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Later that night, we chose to have a reception...

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Featured Wedding: Aaron and Neale

by Azure

Featured wedding by Danielle Murphy of Danielle Murphy Photography "Do what you want with us".....ahhhhhh music to a photographer's ears. I had the privlege of photographing Aaron and Neale's Wedding at Beacon Hill Golf course in Commerce, Michigan. I am eternally grateful that they allowed me to exercise creative control with their wedding images. I promised to get the standard formal shots and then I was free to take the fun shots. I am not sure who had more fun, Aaron and Neale or...

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Featured Wedding: Milagros and Aaron

by Azure

Special feature by William Long of William + Patricia Photography This March, we had a chance to travel to Dallas to capture the story of Milagros and Aaron. Over the past year we got to know them as a couple by traveling to Austin to photograph their engagement session and by having great phone conversations prior to their wedding. Their wedding day took place at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, which is right outside of Dallas and which is now one of our favorite venues! ...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Bridal Photo Shoot in San Fran’s Vibrant Chinatown

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Why hello from sunny England! Oh yes you read that right, it is super sunny today which has automatically put me in a cheery mood despite the fact that I know my porcelain skin will burn! I was sent these last week from photographer Kristy Huston, she and her Bride Nancy braved the San Fran tourists to get these gorgeous snaps in Chinatown and by the beach. I am all about that pink parasol... in fact I could do with one of those right now! Rock ‘n Roll...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Getting Married on Short Notice

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge 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. To read the first two Real Wedding Challenges, click here and here. This month was my wedding anniversary, and since I didn’t quite finish editing the article about my first choice of a couple… I thought I’d...

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Featured Wedding: Miguel and Thaymee

by Azure

Special Feature by Tim Hussey of Hussey Photography Miguel and Thaymee Ortiz just celebrated their seven-year anniversary in style! When they first wed seven years ago, they didn't get to have a full wedding celebration with family and friends, so they decided to plan the wedding that they never had to celebrate seven years of love!

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Featured Wedding: Enid and Casey

by Azure

Special feature by Ayesha Onyekwelu of Bedazzled Photography. April 4th was the day Enid was brought into this world and also the day, in 2009, she vowed to spend the rest of her life with Casey. Enid, a Texas resident, met Casey while she was vacationing in London, where Casey lived. After a year of dating, Casey knew he could not spend one more day without Enid and he asked her to marry him. He left the other side of the pond to be with his true love in Dallas, Texas. Their...

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Featured Wedding: Brooks and Heather

by Azure

Special feature by Jackie Wonders of Jackie Wonders Photography Brooks and Heather are such a sweet couple. He's a youth pastor for a church here in San Diego and she works for a non-profit organization. They're such servants and givers who had the most loving friends, kindest family, and a super, super fun bridal party! They decided to do a first-look session (which gives some great alone time before a crazy day awaits!) to get the best photos and to calm some nerves. Then we...

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Featured Wedding: Tiffany and Ben

by Azure

Special feature by Sally Kolar of Sally Kolar Photography. Ben and Tiffany tied the knot on May 9th, 2009, in Aiken, South Carolina at the beautiful Rose Hill Estate. Tiffany and Ben choose the Rose Hill Estate because of the beautiful gardens and the Victorian house located on the estate. Tiffany's dress is from David's Bridal. She loved the dress because it made her feel like a fairy princess. Tiffany chose to add colorful wings because she wanted something vibrant and full of...

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Happy Anniversary Danny!

by Azure

I hope you will all forgive me for taking advantage of my job here to say "Happy Anniversary Honey, I love you." Sorry, but really, at what other job could I get away with this?

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