Princess Bride Themed Vineyard Wedding (8)This lovely, whimsical vineyard wedding comes to us from Vivian Chen Photography, based in Oakland, CA! Here’s Vivian to tell us more:

Kinne and Steve met in law school and quickly bonded over their cute and nerdy interests. Flash forward a few years, and they found themselves getting married with a destination wedding at a picturesque private Napa estate. Their wedding decor had little touches that were intrinsically them, from the “To infinity and beyond” engraved inside Steve’s wedding band to the use of Lord of the Ring writing on the wedding signs (hand painted by Kinne’s sister!) to my favorite, their “The Princess Bride” guestbook.

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A Beautiful Maui Wedding (7)

A Beautiful Maui Wedding (12)

This stunning Maui beach wedding comes to us from Karma Hill Photography, based in Wailuku, Hawaii. Enjoy!

Tiffany & Ryan decided on a beautiful Maui Wedding at Po’olenalena Beach on Maui’s south shore! The light was gorgeous giving off hints of pinks and purples as the sun set against the clouds. The waves breaking in the background made for the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous couple to tie the knot. The ceremony was performed in the perfect location just above the water and surrounded by lava rocks. Reverend Valentine Rosete officiated their heartfelt ceremony beginning with a blow of the conch shell. The lovely couple exchanged leis and said their vows and Reverend Tino closed with a beautiful Hawaiian blessing to start the couple off on their new life as husband and wife. After their ceremony Karma Hill Photography took advantage of the gorgeous scenery and sunset for their romantic couple’s pictures. The wedding went extremely smoothly thanks to the coordination and planning of Simple Maui Wedding.

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Travel Themed DIY Wedding (7)

Travel Themed DIY Wedding (17)

This wonderful DIY comes to us from Kristen Nicole Photography, based in Toledo, OH! Here’s Kristen to tell us more:

Rosanna and Paul’s wedding was travel-themed, based on all of the places they had visited over the years and also while dating. Almost all of their elements were DIY – cake topper’s made out of wood in the shape of the state each of them is from, boarding pass table cards for guests, luggage tags made out of maps for guests to write notes to the couple. What also made the wedding special were the trays of pastries as centerpieces, made by Rosanna’s father, who is a baker from Italy. After years of providing other brides and families with treats for their events, he was able to showcase his creations at his daughter’s wedding.

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Whimsical and Elegant New England Beach Front Styled Shoot (3)

Whimsical and Elegant New England Beach Front Styled Shoot (12)

This lovely, summery styled shoot comes to us from Jen of Blush Paper Co., based in Hampton Township, PA! Here’s Jen to tell us more:

Our photo shoot took place at a private beach in Massachusetts. The color scheme was inspired by the soft colors of a summer sunset. I’ve always been mesmerized at the simplicity of the sun setting, and how it can provide so many gorgeous colors independently and all at once. For this shoot, we focused on warm pinks, dull hues of peach and a pop of yellow, along with elements of bright gold to balance out the color palette. Pops of green added an unexpected element to our elegant watercolor shoot, and the beach provided the perfect backdrop as a venue for our shoot.

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10 Steps to the Perfect Sparkler Exit (1)

10 Steps to the Perfect Sparkler Exit (2)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Ed Krisiak of Steel City Photography! Enjoy:

You have spent endless hours agonizing about how your grand entrance will look, but have you thought about your exit? Sparklers are inexpensive and will make some fantastic images for your wedding album. It’s also a fun way for your guests to participate in your grand exit. I have never witnessed a frown on a guest during a sparkler exit. There is nothing like bringing back childhood memories from your Fourth of July past.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Andover, MA: Borisyuk Photography (8)

Meet a Wedding Photographer in Andover, MA: Borisyuk Photography (6)Today’s photographer interview is with Anastasia of Borisyuk Photography, based in Andover, MA! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

I’ve been a photographer for what seems like forever, starting with being an amateur as a teenager and slowly growing into a professional. I still have a hard time calling myself that simply because I feel photography is a life-long learning process – no two photo sessions or weddings are the same, it’s always new, fresh, and solidifies what you have learned over the years. We started Borisyuk Photography in 2012 when our son was born, our second child. It was the culmination of many years of learning and thinking about being a business owner and taking on photography professionally, not just as a hobby. My children were really the ones who inspired me to take the leap and pursue this passion without looking back and my amazing husband supported me all the way. He is my marketing and IT expert and a great second shooter! We love shooting in New England, it’s a beautiful place to be, but we do have tentative plans to expand our market and service to North Carolina as well in the near future. Photography is really much more than a business to me, it really is my life and I love sharing the way I see the world with others.

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A Northern California Beach Wedding (1)

A Northern California Beach Wedding (1)

This gorgeous California coast wedding comes to us from Viera Photographics, based in Rohnert Park, California!

The couple were ironically both very stressed the morning of the wedding. Mainly because unbeknownst to the other, neither had yet written their vows. In the words of the couple about how they met: “Boy meets girl. First year at UCLA, if you’re keeping track. They exchange smiles, a few laughs over scattered birthdays, a random run-in at the shoe section of a shopping mall, and then proceed to ignore each other for the better part of four years. Reconnect through mutual friends and chance.

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Bicycle Theme Country Manor Wedding in Ireland (8)

Bicycle Theme Country Manor Wedding in Ireland (19)

Today’s real wedding comes to us from Reesha of Prêt à Papier based in Dubai, UAE! Here’s Reesha to tell us more:

When Valerie McCabe came to me to design their wedding stationery, I knew it was going to be one of the most unique requests I have received in my career as a wedding stationer. Irish Valerie McCabe was to marry Scottish Phil Hobbs and they were going to be hosting a celebration reception in an old manor house in a spectacular part of Ireland. But there was much to celebrate! It was going to be 3 occasions in 1 – Their wedding, Phil’s 50th and early retirement. So their invitations and wedding stationery needed to convey these 3 themes in a creative and light hearted way, but with a touch of class. It was of course going to be a mature wedding that would reflect the collective life experiences and humour of their guests.

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Fall Wedding in Mount Joy, PA (15)

Fall Wedding in Mount Joy, PA (14)

This classically elegant wedding comes to us from Nathan Desch Photography, LLC, based in Mt. Penn, Pennsylvania! Here’s a bit more about the wedding from Nathan:

Don and Vanessa tied the knot at the Cameron Estate Inn in Pennsylvania in early November. Their wedding was beautiful and filled with the love of their friends and family.

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