Real Wedding: Molly and Jim's Elegant Industrial Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (13)

This modern and stylish wedding comes to us from Erin Johnson Photography, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here is the sweet engagement story as told by Molly, the lovely bride:

We were introduced by a mutual friend and actually met each other on several occasions without having a big impact on each other. And then one day we spent some time together in a group and really got to talking and hit it off. We went on our first date the next week and were inseparable from that point on. We were engaged about 15 months after we started dating. I came home from work one day on a Friday to a house full of lit candles, Frank Sinatra playing and Jim down on one knee. It was one of the happiest moments of life. Unfortunately I missed his sweet and heartfelt speech (whilst on one knee) because I was crying too hard…..he had to re-do it for me after I calmed down. We then went and had a fabulous dinner at Jax Cafe in NE Minneapolis and then met up with lots of our friends to celebrate!

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An Intimate Thanksgiving by Fleur de Lis Event Consulting (1)

In honor of Thanksgiving, we have a special holiday post featuring an elegant and intimate tablescape brought to us by Valerie of Fleur de Lis Event Consulting. Here’s what Valerie has to say:

A traditional Thanksgiving table is often long and rectangular. I love to entertain on these kinds of tables; however, we wanted to give an alternate option for a Thanksgiving table. A small intimate gathering for a “friendsgiving” maybe. Not everyone will be spending this holiday with family. So we thought it would be nice to inspire those who will be having a smaller Thanksgiving dinner but still want to get creative with their tablescape. I mean, just because it’s a small gathering doesn’t mean you can’t go all out and create an elegant tablescape.

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Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Mahesh Shantaram

Today’s photographer interview is with Mahesh Shantaram based in Bengaluru, India! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

Playful by nature, and yet very serious about what I do, I’ve found my voice in photography. I create images that sing. I am one of the pioneers of the candid wedding photography movement in India. I’m known for my approach to telling wedding stories driven by moments of surprise, drama, and intrigue.

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Real Wedding: Rachael and Jeremy's Wedding by Gayle Driver Photography (12)

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Gayle Driver Photography is full of beautiful, natural elements and thoughtful details. We hope you love it as much as we do! Here’s what Gayle has to say about this wedding:

Rachael & Jeremy are married! Their lovely outdoor wedding took place in the shade under the majestic oak trees on the lawn at Weaver’s Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The weather was just perfect for an outdoor wedding. Well, OK, it might have been just a bit humid, but I would take a little humidity over rain any day for an outdoor wedding. Rachael and Jeremy decided on a rustic theme for their wedding since the bride and groom both love the out-of-doors.

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Real Wedding: Jennifer and Josh's Hawaiian Wedding by Karma Hill Photography (12)

Aloha! This gorgeous island wedding comes to us from Karma of Karma Hill Photography, based in Maui. Here’s what she has to say about this wedding and the happy couple:

Jen and Josh are the sweetest, most laid back people and they deserved getting the most amazing Maui sunset we have seen in a long time for their wedding. They didn’t stress one bit when an accident on the only road into Lahaina slowed down all the vendors from getting to their ceremony. Jen and Josh knew it would all work out, and it did! Although their ceremony got a little bit of a late start, there was plenty of time to capture their beautiful ceremony on the shores of Lahaina, Maui and the stunning sunset.

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How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Band in 3 Simple Steps

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Vince La Rosa has been matching couples with their perfect wedding band for over five years at TungstenWorld.com. You can see more of his tips and advice on all things tungsten carbide, cobalt, titanium and weddings online at the Tungsten World Education Center.

Since I started working in the wedding industry, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to thousands of brides and grooms about their wedding bands. And in that time, I’ve helped every type of customer from the picky bride to the ambivalent groom, the big spender to the bargain-conscious couple and everything in-between.

While I’ve quickly learned no two couples are alike, over time I’ve gained enough experience to know the best way to help narrow down the vast array of wedding bands choices out there to help find The One. And it really boils down to three simple questions: color, budget and lifestyle.

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Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Kerri Photography

Today’s photographer interview is with Kerri Hays of Kerri Photography based in Des Moines, IA! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

I take great pride in being a photographer and small business owner. Being a one-man band, there is so much heart, sweat, and passion that goes into each and every day. I truly value my clients, as I know my business is only successful with the support of a loyal client base. Beyond the obvious of providing people with exceptional photos, they will also get incomparable service.

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Real Bridal Shoot: Jenna's Equestrian Portrait Session by Arden Photography (11)

This stunning bridal shoot comes to us from Taylor English of Arden Photography. Here’s what she has to say about the lovely bride and her big day!

Jenna and Andrew married on May 10, 2014 at Windwood Equestrian. It was one of those late spring days with a warm breeze in the air that smells of summer just around the corner. Jenna simply glowed with happiness as she waited to say “I do” to her dapper groom. She and Colonel Honor (her lovely equine companion) strolled through the meadows, sun rays falling on her shoulders that could not rival her bright smile. After tying the knot, the infectious couple handed out glow necklaces to their guests and danced the night away!

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Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Mark Jaworski Studios (9)

Today’s photographer interview is with Mark of Mark Jaworski Studios based in Montclair, NJ! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am a professional photographer whose work has been featured in Rolling Stone, 20th Century Fox, Vice, Associated Press, Spin, Billboard and more. My work is split between music photography, commercial photography, portraiture, and wedding photography. I tell myself every day that I have the best job in the world and I am tremendously grateful to be able to do what I love most in life.

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