Engagement Photos in Historic Frederick, MD

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Looking for engagement photo ideas? We have John and Kim-Ngan’s super-sweet city engagement session in the historic town of Frederick, MD for you today. If you’re looking for engagement photo ideas, why not show off the city you live in! Give guests the vibe of where you hang out, work and play. What a fun Save the Date that would make!

Now, just to put a little icing on the cake of this sweet session, here’s a beautiful quote from our groom to his bride … “Every new memory we shared with each other has been special, from our first time having sushi together to eventually planning our wedding. Our paths were set so that we would one day meet each other and no matter how we got to this point, we ended up in each other’s lives as husband and wife.” {Awww! Congrats John and Kim-Ngan!}

City engagement photo by Daysy Photography

City engagement photo by Daysy Photography

City engagement photo outside Starbucks

Frederick MD engagement photo on the Monocacy River

Frederick, MD engagement picture

MD city engagement photo by Daysy Photog

Cute engagement session by Daysy Photography

Frederick, MD engagement photo

Frederick, MD nighttime city engagement session by Daysy Photography

 

Credits

Photographer:  Daysy Photography {via via Two Bright Lights} | Makeup Artist: Dana Ratliff Howson | Other Location: Frederick Historic Downtown

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Pretty Coral and Peach Winery Wedding

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We’re simply smitten with Vanessa and Julian’s exquisite winery wedding … the colors, the ambiance, the rustic elegance! Vanessa said, “We wanted our wedding to be romantic, fun and to highlight the natural beauty of Napa Valley. We picked Napa because I wanted it to be gorgeous on its own and with good wine and good food–it’s the total package.” Complementing the rustic beauty of the winery and playing off of Vanessa’s favorite flower–coral peonies–theirs was a loose and flowing color palette. Vanessa looked absolutely stunning in her David Tutera {for Mon Cheri} gown and colorful Kate Spade royal blue flats. Her maids wore coral and peach dresses while Julian and the groomsmen wore gray tuxedos with navy ties. Enjoy this gorgeous Napa Valley winery wedding from Jonathan Young Weddings.

Wedding Style: Romantic & Fun
Wedding Colors: Coral | Peach | Cream | Gray | Navy
Ceremony & ReceptionV. Sattui Winery St. Helena, Ca.

Photographer: Jonathan Young Weddings
Wedding Invitations | Thank You Cards: MagnetStreet Weddings

Bride + bridesmaids in coral and peach

Highlights from the day …
Seeing my now husband as I walked down the aisle is something I’ll never forget. The Napa hills in the background and the gorgeous winery also took the romance to a new level. Then, getting to dance the night away with my friends and family was the icing on the cake. It was the best party I’ve ever been to!

blue wedding shoes and pearl purse

Napa Valley winery wedding

winery and wedding musicians

Groom watching bride walk down aisle

Bridesmaids in coral and peach

Napa Valley wedding ceremony

Advice well taken …
To enjoy the day! There were inevitable bumps in the road throughout the day but all those things paled in comparison to the joy of having all my closest friends and family with me and getting to marry my best friend.

Advice to share …
Dream big! We considered many other options for the location of our wedding to better accommodate our guests. In the end, our dream wedding was in Napa, so we went with it and we are so glad we did. You only get one wedding; go for your dream.

Wedding ceremony at a Napa Valley winery

Dip kiss at the wedding ceremony

The best part of the whole wedding day …
I’d say my two favorite moments were exchanging vows and celebrating on the dance floor all night long.

Winery reception and first dance

Napa Valley winery wedding rectangular reception table

Reception décor 
Decorated with a mix of clear vases and gold mason jars, the long rectangular reception tables popped with beauty and color–thanks to Vanessa’s mom who did the design and arrangement.

Floral centerpieces of coral peonies in painted gold mason jars

Menu card at Napa Valley winery wedding

Toasting at winery wedding reception

Wedding guests at winery wedding

Bride and Groom at their Napa Valley winery wedding

Blue and gold Wedding Invitation Suite from MagnetStreet

Wedding cakes and wine bottles

 

Their Wedding Invitation Suite & Thank You
Vanessa and Julian personalized an Invitation ensemble from the Live. Laugh. Love. Design Suite and turned this Save the Date Postcard from the Love’s Anchor design–into their Thank You Postcard. Well done guys!

Napa Valley winery at night

Our very best wishes to Vanessa and Julian!

xo

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Jonathan Young Weddings
I cannot say enough good things about our photographer, Jonthan Young. He captured the wedding beautifully!

V. Sattui Winery
We truly had an amazing team behind our wedding vision. Our venue was absolutely stunning and served as the perfect backdrop to a wonderful day.

Florals
The flowers, done by my mom, were perfect.

Tra Vigne Catering
Tra Vigne Catering went out of their way to serve our guests and the food was great.

Sweet On Cake Bakery
We had seven delicious cakes from Sweet On Cake Bakery.

Bridesmaid dresses …
The bridesmaids dresses were from Lulus.com.

MagnetStreet Weddings
We liked that the designs were completely customizable. We loved using MagnetStreet because it allowed us to personalize our stationery without being experts in graphic design. The designers accommodated all of our requests.

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Carnival Themed Engagement Photos

Categories Real Weddings

Kristin and Thomas got their cotton candy, bubbles, rides and games on at their carnival-themed engagement session at the Virginia Beach Amusement Park. Photographed by Dustin Lewis Images how cute is this couple?! They’re bound and determined to have fun–no matter who’s watching. Looking for cute engagement ideas? Consider letting your hair down and the kid in you out–at your local carnival or county fair.

What’s so great about a carnival-themed engagement session?

  • Color! No shortage there. And wearing something fairly neutral will allow all the background colors and neon signs add pizzazz to your play date.
  • Great photo ops: Rides and games help bring out the kid in you–which can’t help but render beautifully in your captured expressions.
  • Save the Date with a carnival theme: Popular designs like Love Aligned Save the Date CardGeometric Spark Save the Date Postcard and Chic Lines Save the Date Magnet all have a carnival-feel that’s lighthearted and totally fun–perfect for an amusement park e-sesh.

Carnival engagement session in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach carnival portrait photography

Amusement Park engagement photos

Amusement Park engagement photo

Couple eating cotton candy at their carnival engagement session

Virginia Beach Amusement Park engagement photo

Virginia Beach carnival engagement

Couple at Virginia Beach Amusement Park

 

Credits
Photographer: Dustin Lewis Images | via Two Bright Lights

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Colorful, Creative, Fall Engagement Sesh!

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Creative types Joshua (a musician) and Lindsay (a graphic designer), chose the gorgeous and great outdoors of a Nashville, TN park to underscore and give expression to their love and fun personalities. Their creative flair and natural ease is so evident in this rugged and colorful fall engagement session from Adonye Jaja Photography. Totally adorable. Enjoy!

Gorgeous Nashville, TN park fall engagement photo

Adors Tennessee engaged couple

Fun rustic fall engagement session in Nashville, TN

Creative Tennessee fall engagement photo

Colorful Nashville, ,TN fall engagement photo

 

Credits
Photographer:  Adonye Jaja Photography | via Two Bright Lights

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