Rustic-Mod Fall Engagement Photos

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Looking for fall engagement photo ideas? Well, you may not have to travel too far from home … Camille and Simon are from l’Assomption, Quebec and didn’t even have to leave suburbia to get an adorable love shoot–artfully captured by Caroline Lessard Photographe. Camille’s green scarf was just the pop of color needed amid the rustic background of the woods and covered bridge. Fall engagement photos are awesome–just as nature is falling asleep, your pictures can be blooming with personality, love and color! Enjoy.

Rustic fall engagement session in l'Assomption, Quebec

Bride to be in rustic engagement session

Rustic engagement sesh and couple lying down in the grass

Rustic engagement photo of Canadian couple

Rustic fall Canadian engagement session

Rustic fall engagement photo by a covered bridge

Rustic engagement photo of couple by an old covered bridge

Rustic fall engagement photo of couple inside an old covered bridge

Fall engagement photo

l'Assomption, Quebec fall engagement photo of a couple in a field



Photographer:  Caroline Lessard Photographe | via Two Bright Lights

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Intimate Destination Wedding in Venice, Italy

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How romantic would it be to fly off and get married in Venice, Italy? We’re thinking … pretty romantic! Peggy and Hielke are originally from the Netherlands but flew to Venice to say “I Do.” Together with their two sweet daughters and overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge, Peggy and Hielke were married in an intimate civil ceremony at Cavalli Palace. What an exciting day–from getting ready at Residence la Fenice hotel to getting married, to getting a ride in a gondola, to going to San Giorgio Maggiore {a Venetian island} and finally getting dinner at one of the Venice’s best restaurants: Al Giubagiò {per their photographer, Luca}. What a magical day–and a beautiful glimpse of Venice! Enjoy!

Destination wedding in Venice, Italy

Getting ready in Venice

Hotel rooftop terrace

Flower girls atop a rooftop terrace in Venice, Italy

Bride and Groom walking through Venice, Italy

Wedding couple in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy

Flower girls chasing birds in St. Mark's Square

Wedding couple in Venice over Grand Canal

Bride and Groom in Venice

Civil wedding ceremony in Venice

Civil wedding in Venice, Italy

Civil ceremony in Venice

Blowing wedding bubbles to Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom in Venice

Bride and Groom walking near the Grand Canal in Venice

Bride and Groom on gondola ride in Venice

Bride and Groom sitting near Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Bride and Groom in boat on Grand Canal

Wedding lantern in Venice, Italy

Bride and Groom at a Venice Restaurant

Bride and Groom drinking champagne in Venice, Italy



Photographer:  Luca, Wedding Photographer in Venice | Other Location:Residence la Fenice | Culinary:Restaurant Al Giubagiò |Makeup Artist: Stefy MakeUp | via Two Bright Lights

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Elegant Waterfront Wedding in Navy and Orange

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We’re so proud to present Erin and Pieter’s elegant waterfront wedding with a nautical theme today. Married at the Regatta Place–located on historic Goat Island, in the center of Goat Island Marina in Newport, RI, this wedding is a lovely reflection of their personalities. Casual, comfortable and intimate, we love every detail about this East Coast event–from the navy and orange color scheme and clog ceremony {Pieter is Dutch}, to the love and devotion from guests that traveled from near and far to celebrate with them! Photographer Clare Norton did an impeccable job of capturing the spirit and passion–of this couple and setting. Enjoy!

Wedding Style: Casual-Nautical.
Wedding Colors: Orange | Navy Blue

Ceremony & Reception: Regatta Place
Photographer: Snapshots by Clare
Thank You Cards, Labels & Seals: MagnetStreet Weddings

Orange and Navy nautical wedding

Newport, RI oceanfront

Getting ready: Regatta Place, Newport, RI

Bride and Groom wedding shoes

Best part of the whole wedding day …
The ceremony by far. It was such a special moment to share with our closest family and friends.

Wedding sign in nautical Rhode Island wedding

About the ceremony…
Erin said, “Our wedding ceremony was absolutely amazing in every way. We had married friends perform our ceremony–from start to finish. Whether from Boston to RI or across the country or ocean–all of our guests traveled to be there. They began the ceremony having everyone stand. Those who had traveled at least 100 miles were asked to continue standing. Then 500 miles, then 1000 miles, then 5000 miles, and 10,000 miles. At that point, everyone was sitting, and they said, 140,000 miles. All looking confused, they then said, that is how far Pieter and Erin have traveled to this day, they are the last two standing. I even cry writing this!”

Father and Bride entering ceremony

Father-daughter walking down the aisle into wedding ceremony tent

Flower girl basket with blue and white stripe ribbon

Seashell ring box

Modern handfasting wedding ceremony ritual

The Clog Ceremony…
We also had a “clog ceremony” where Pieter changed my shoes from heels to clogs to symbolize me joining his culture. Oh, and we wrote our own vows, had a friend flip a coin for who goes first, and Pieter read his from a napkin that he had written them on.

Newport, Rhode Island wedding ceremony at the Regatta Place

Groom putting on Dutch wedding shoes in clog ceremony

Wedding ceremony toasting

Advice well taken…
To enjoy every minute and not let it go too fast. I also loved having the first look before the wedding so that we could go take pictures around Newport. It is such a beautiful place, we have great pictures, and we didn’t miss a minute of the cocktail hour or reception.

First look wedding photo

Advice should have taken…
No regrets but I probably should have gotten more groups of friends together to take pictures.

Blue Dutch wedding shoes

Advice to share…
Some people say “don’t sweat the small stuff” but in the end, it is the small details that make it yours. I would also say 100%, do not go over your budget. It is one night and you can make it work for any budget. We knew we loved this location, so we got married on a Sunday in the off season, which worked out beautiful.

The Regatta Place wedding venue in Rhode Island

Bride and Groom wedding reception chairs & wedding ampersand

Orange, white and navy floral centerpiece

Blue and white reception table at the Regatta Place

Nautical wedding cake topper of adirondack chairs

3 tier nautical wedding cake

About Erin’s dress, shoes, flowers…
My Dress: I wore a Casablanca dress called Enzoani. It is a mermaid style dress with ruching and lace. It fit like a glove and I was totally comfortable all night. I bought it at Alexandra’s in Fall River, MA

My Shoes: I had 3 pairs. First, the heels that are in a lot of pictures. I got those for $18 in the clearance section at DSW. Loved them. Second, the clogs, which we bought in Amsterdam the last time I was there. Third, 4 inch platform flip flops to keep me comfortable on the dance floor.

My Flowers: Jean Baker, she did a lovely job. She doesn’t have a website. I found her on Craigslist. I wasn’t willing to spend too much money on flowers and am totally happy with the result.

Bride and Groom on dock

Nautical themed wedding and Thank You Card

Wedding Thank You Card, Address Labels & Seals…
Erin and Pieter personalized Hidden Stripe, a multi-photo Thank You Card–personalized in their navy and orange–perfect for a nautical-inspired wedding.

Bride and Groom dancing at the Regatta Place

The Regatta Place elegant wedding reception

Bride and Groom sunset wedding photo

Congratulations Pieter and Erin! Thanks for sharing your day with all of us!


Wedding Pro Shout Out

Snapshots by Clare
Clare Norton–I cannot say enough about this woman. She is amazing. She is so friendly, approachable, and easy to work with. Her work is great!!

Regatta Place
The staff was spectacular. They tended to my every need, and never made me feel like I was a burden. They were responsible, responsive, and friendly. Rebecca Scott, the head coordinator, handled everything beautifully. Not a single complaint for this venue or its staff. Oh, and the food was delicious.

Cake by Fatulli’s
The cake was a hit–not only beautiful but delicious.

MagnetStreet Weddings
The design was great … it was fun, elegant, but casual.

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Sweet E-Sesh with a Honeybee Theme

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Super sweet … and dripping with its own kind of nectar is Julie and Jason’s honeybee-themed engagement session. What inspired this apple blossom and bee-themed shoot at Spicers Cider Mill Orchard? Julie actually studies honeybees and pollination for her career! From a romantic little picnic to getting romantic shots around the orchard, thanks to Leah Moss Photography, worker bee behind the lens, for sharing this sweet session with us. Super fun fact: Photog Leah and her husband just started a small orchard and are new bee keepers themselves. Leah said, “When I met Julie and Jason for the first time, she had me at “I study honeybees.” :) Enjoy.

honeybee picnic engagement picture

Bee-themed engagement photo by Leah Moss Photography

Engagement photo in an apple orchard--Leah Moss Photography

Bee themed engagement photo at Spicer Orchards--Leah Moss Photography

Apple orchard engagement photo--Leah Moss Photography

Engagement photo at Spicer Orchards--Leah Moss Photography

Apple orchard engagement picture by Leah Moss Photography

Bee-themed engagement photos at Spicer Orchards by Leah Moss Photography

Bee-themed engagement session by Leah Moss Photography

honeybee themed engagement picture--Leah Moss Photography


Photographer:  Leah Moss Photography | via Two Bright Lights


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