Real Weddings


Featured Wedding: Sarah and Joe

by Azure

Special Feature by Michelle Huber of Huber Photography. Joe and Sarah were married Feb 7th, 2009, in Woodbury, MN. Sarah is the nicest, sweetest young woman I think I have ever met, and Joe is equally sweet - it's so amazing that they found each other. They actually met in high school, and dated for seven years. The pastor talked about how thrilled he was to officiate their wedding! He also said that he knew that they would have a strong marriage because of their faith. Before I...

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Featured Wedding from a Fabulous Caterer!

by Azure

Special Feature by Jody Wimer ofJody's Pantry Catering This wedding took place at one of our exclusive catering venues The Buhl Mansion- a five diamond, Select Registry property that has won a bevy of awards! The lovely gardens showcased a cocktail and butlered champagne hour and then dinner was served in the tented courtyard with beautiful satin linens, charger plates and chiavari chairs. The wedding cake was created by our owner Jody in rolled chocolate fondant with hand...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Pink Hair and Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Happy Monday! I hope you have all had an awesome weekend. I have an absolutely amazing wedding to bring into your lives today - pink haired bride oh yes! Normally when I find a wedding as fabulous as this I feature it straight away on Rock ‘n Roll Bride, however I thought this would be an amazing wedding to share with you as it really encompasses everything I love about rock n roll weddings! The Bride, Ingo, wore her mother's wedding dress that was...

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Featured Wedding: Shannon and Chris

by Azure

Special feature by Tim and Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography. Shannon and Chris had the perfect day! I know that is said about many weddings but we have never had a wedding that was as perfect as this sweet wedding. The couple choose to do the “first look” photo session, which gave us a great amount of time to do gorgeous portraits! We highly recommend this to every couple. Not only do you get lots of great pictures, you also have some intimate time with each other before...

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Featured Wedding: Tony and Ashley

by Azure

Special Feature by Laura Parker of Fairy Tale Photography. Ashley was a second-grade teacher and Tony's nephew was in her class. Once Tony saw her, he knew he wanted to get to know her better. Two years later, he popped the question - and the rest is history. Their wedding was March 13, 2009 at Ashton Depot. It was cold, raining, and amazing! Editor's Update: People have been wondering who the florist for this wedding was. Laura e-mailed to let us know that those gorgeous...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Featured Wedding at England’s Bradley House

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I consider myself a very lucky blogger. I get sent so much amazing stuff that my job is practically done for me! So this week I decided to take a different approach to the sometimes daunting task of selecting which wedding of all the amazing ones I come across to use for my guest post. So I put a little update on twitter (feel free to follow me and say hi by the way, I’m under RocknRollBride surprisingly http://twitter.com/RocknRollBride) saying ‘I'm on...

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Featured Wedding: Elizabeth and Brian

by Azure

Special feature by Sarah Brooke Carpinelli of Sarah Brooke Photography Elizabeth and Brian were married in June 2008 and are a great example of a bride and groom truly enjoying their wedding day! Elizabeth planned plenty of time into her day to relax between events and spend time with her loved ones. Their ceremony was located at an unremarkable church and they opted for photos beforehand in Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market and Olympic Sculpture Park. Afterwards, they enjoyed...

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Featured Wedding: Abby and Luke

by Azure

Special feature by Shannon Porter of Shannon Porter Photography I photographed the wedding of Abby & Luke on March 7th, 2009 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Their wedding still stands out in my mind as it was a beautiful combination of "visual opposites" between the elegance and beauty of the bride and the powerful image of the groom in Army dress blues. ...Not to mention the more traditional church wedding ceremony tied in with stops at a Harley Davidson motorcycle shop and a ride on...

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Featured Wedding: Kristi and Mike

by Azure

Special feature by Laura Parker of Fairy Tale Photography Kristi and Mike met at work. He proposed to her watching House and they are an adorable couple! She bought several wedding dresses for her fun and funky wedding at The Hickory Street Annex in Dallas. The one she wanted was from J. Crew and was sold out with no hope of getting there before the wedding. Three weeks before her wedding, they called and asked her if she still wanted the dress! It was a perfect night and a...

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Featured Wedding: Christina and Andy

by Azure

Special Feature by Sarah Sloboda, New York Photographer I had the honor of photographing Christina and Andy's wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Tarrytown, New York. When Christina and I first spoke on the phone, she and Andy had planned to "elope" in Central Park, but family members' opinions weighed in strongly, and soon a full-fledged wedding was in order. After we spoke, Christina and I found ourselves in the same ceramics class in my neighborhood in Brooklyn -...

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Real Wedding Challenges: The Importance of Declaring Your Love

by Azure

We have two great loves here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and finding inspiration to help you make your wedding special. Our monthly feature Real Wedding Challenges combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple who 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...

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Featured Wedding: Maria and Joe

by Azure

Special Feature by Stacey & Kelly Chance ofDiscovery Bay Studios Wedding Photography Maria and Joe were married March 21st, 2009 on the beautiful grounds of the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. Maria had planned and dreamed of holding her wedding there for almost two years. When the big day arrived, scattered rain was in the forecast. Sure enough, just as the beautiful bride was about to walk down the aisle, the rain began. Maria really wanted her dream wedding...

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Featured Wedding: Cassandra and Samuel

by Azure

Special Feature by Sally Kolar of Sally Kolar Photography. Cassandra and Samuel Williams were married quickly on March 7th, 2008, in a military chapel wedding at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Immediately afterward Samuel, who is an active Army recruiter, was sent to Miami, Florida for duty. They never had a "real" wedding... Until one year later, when Cassandra planned the wedding of her dreams and was "remarried"! Cassandra and Samuel remarried at the Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia. Her...

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Featured Wedding: Kristi and Daniel

by Azure

Special feature by Wendy Cooper of Something Blue Photography Kristi and Daniel got married in a "castle" outside of the very small town of Ludowici, Georgia. There is a relatively new event venue built to resemble a castle in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by woods. The couple chose this location because it references Daniel's family castle, which has special meaning for the couple. They were the perfect Cinderella and Prince Charming.

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Another fabulous wedding captured with artistic photos

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Wow, what a busy week it has been over at Rock n Roll Bride HQ. I have not only launched myself a little contest to find a new slogan (plug plug!) but I have been inundated with amazing amazing amazing engagements, weddings, videos all week (not that it is any cause for complaint!) So I had a plethora of little gems to choose from to share with you all this week. It really was a toughie (mainly because I just want to post them all on my RnR Bride!) but I have...

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Featured Wedding: Adam and Betsy

by Azure

Special feature by Imthiaz Houseman of a.h.p. photography. Adam and Betsy were wed in front of close family and friends at the historic Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, CO. They were looking for a venue with a beautiful backdrop of the Flatirons. They wanted something that was close to the foothills so their guests could spent the weekend skiing. Adam and Betsy put their personal touch on every detail. They wanted dark reds and earth tones to match the Hotel Boulderado. Betsy...

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Featured Wedding: Jeff and Angel

by Azure

Special Feature by Joseph Harris of JLH Photography Jeff and Angel's wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus was easily the most interesting wedding I shot in 2008. "Traditional" is certainly not a word that I would use to describe them. When I met with Angel the first time and saw that she had written the word "steampunk" in for the wedding's theme, I knew we would be making some remarkable images together. Steampunk is a style that is best understood as coming...

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Featured Wedding: Gen and Rob

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Gen and Rob got married on January 24th, 2009. I photographed their engagement session last summer and it didn’t take long to see that they mean the world to each other and make a perfect match. Their ceremony took place at Rob’s childhood church - Park Avenue Christian Church - in South Orange, NJ and the reception was held at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ. Their wedding details were unique and absolutely...

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Featured Wedding: Starlet and Tim

by Azure

Special Feature by Claire Copeland of Simple Treasures Photography. Q. Why did you choose a beach wedding? A. I have always wanted a beach wedding. I originally wanted to take a cruise and have the wedding in the Bahamas or Mexico, but Tim got orders to Iraq and has to leave in early June, so our time to save up money for our fabulous wedding in paradise was nixed. Tim’s sister called one day and said she and her husband and kids were going to St. Petersburg for vacation in March...

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Hostess with the Mostess: A Modern Spin on the Traditional White Wedding

by Azure

by Morgan Spenla - the Creative, DIY Bride! via Hostess with the Mostess.com The Vibe: This contemporary ‘White Wedding’ took a spin on the traditional to feature creative designs by a do-it-yourself bride. The goal was to create an atmosphere that captured a whimsical and romantic feel within the clean look of a contemporary celebration. The dreamy backyard venue featured an ideal garden setting and 360-degree view of the Pacific Ocean, rolling meadows and brilliantly green...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Glam’d Up Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Why hello, fancy seeing you here! How has everybody’s weekend been? Rock n Roll Bride has decided to go all glamorous this week – it’s not all about tattoos, pink hair and punk rock over here you know! I was sent a selection of amazing weddings shot by the fabulous Joy Marie this week. She knew how much I loved this (celebrity) wedding she photographed so was quick off the mark to send me a plethora of more of her amazing work! It was a tough...

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Featured Wedding: Heidi and Doug

by Azure

Special Feature by Kelly Dobson of Kelly Dobson Photography These images are from one of my favorite weddings from the 2008 season. Heidi and Doug's wedding and reception took place at Lovette Hall, located on the grounds of Greenfield Village. Heidi and Doug had great energy and enthusiasm, which made them a joy to photograph. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village are just fantastic places to create unique wedding imagery, indoors and outdoors! I was like a kid in...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Traditional meets Rock ‘N Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Happy Monday people...I hope I can cure some Monday blues with today’s super cool Rock n Roll wedding! As many of you will know, I am all about the promotion of being yourself when it comes to your wedding. There does sometimes appear to be two camps when it comes to such things, firstly the uber traditional (usually) spend lots of money types, and secondly the totally out-there wacky ‘we won’t follow the system’ crazy crazy wedding types. To me...

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Real Wedding Challenges: An Interfaith Wedding

by Azure

We have two things we love to find here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and inspiring ideas to help you make your wedding special. Our new monthly feature Real Wedding Challenges combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we’ll introduce you to a real married couple who 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...

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