Real Weddings


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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Featured Wedding: Jessica and Matt

by Azure

Special feature by Erica Velasco of Vision Photographs. She was beautiful and stylish. He was dapper and calm. Packer was ready… to trot down the aisle to his parents. They were finally a happy family. I was so excited to document Jessica and Matt’s wedding at Ancala Country Club. Wow what a beautiful day! The sun was shining, the air was brisk, the perfect time of year for a wedding. I am so happy for Matt and Jessica. They are some of the nicest and kindest people you...

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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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