Creative Coastal Engagement Shoot

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From the coffee shop to the bookstore, Sarah and Ben traveled all over the maritime town of Annapolis, MD for their engagement photos. With coffee in hand, they started out early in the morning at City Dock and then headed to the Annapolis Bookstore for some fun shots in and around the books. Much thanks to Mathy Shoots People for this cute and creative engagement shoot. Enjoy!

Annapolis engagement session

Cute leg shot in Annapolis engagement session

Engagement photo on the dock in Annapolis, MD

On the dock in Annapolis engagement session

Cool rope and engagement ring photo

Cute engagement photo of bride to be with head on fiances shoulder.

Clever shot of couple sitting on bench near reflecting pool 

Cute outdoor shot in Annapolis engagement photo

engagement photo in bookstore

Couple in Annapolis Bookstore behind a Harry Potter book.

Couple sitting on the floor of messy Annapolis Bookstore

Cute shot of couple on the floor inside Annapolis Bookstore.

couple wearing football jerseys

Unique engagement photo idea of clever text written on coffee mugs



Photographer:  Mathy Shoots People
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Vibrant and Elegant Southern Wedding

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“Call it ‘meant to be’ or ‘heaven sent’ but I believe it was our destiny” said bride, Tabitha of husband, Chris.

Married at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN, Chris and Tabitha had a beautiful and bold outdoor southern wedding. Their vibrant color scheme of pink, black and white was adorned with gerbera daisies, gingham table decor, and elegant DIY touches. Much thanks to Erin Lee of The Collection for sharing Chris and Tabitha’s lovely lovely southern wedding with us.

Outdoor photo of bride and groom at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN.

Front Porch Farms wedding near Nashville, TN

Calla lily wedding bouquet and lace wedding dress in southern wedding.

Bridal party at Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN

Bridal bouquets of calla lilies and gerbera daisies.

Front Porch Farms near Nashville, TN

Pink gerbera daisy ceremony aisle decor

Father walking daughter down the aisle of outdoor wedding.

Pink and white calla lily wedding bouquet with black stem wrap.

Southern wedding reception featuring black and white gingham tablecloths.

Gerbera daisy centerpieces and black and white gingham table-runners.

Black, white and pink card box and wedding signs.

Southern style hashbrowns at wedding buffet.

Black and white gingham wedding decor.

S'mores wedding favors

White, pink and black wedding cake

Bride and groom first dance at southern wedding.

Hanging lanterns and blue mason jar wedding reception decorations.

Bride and Groom at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

A Beautiful Family

Sadly, in 2011 Tabitha’s husband and father to her two girls, passed away. Chris who was in the army with her late husband would come by and check in on her and the girls. But love has been restored as Chris has forged a beautiful path to not only Tabitha’s heart but the hearts of her two daughters as well. What a beautiful family! 

Bride and Groom at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

String lights wedding decor at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN.

String lights and black and white gingham table at Front Wedding Farms near Nashville, TN

Congratulations Chris and Tabitha! Much joy and happiness to you and your lovely daughters!



Photographer:  The Collection
Reception Venue: Front Porch Farms
Bakery: Mrs. J’s Baking and Catering
DJ: Nashville Party Authority
Floral Designer: The Enchanted Florist
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Intimate, Elegant Mansion Wedding

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Leslie and Blake were married at the luxury Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA. Surrounded by family, their wedding was intimate and elegant. Their soft pink and gray color scheme was accented by lots of greenery as they said their “I Do’s” under a beautifully draped tent. It’s difficult to imagine but their beautiful wedding was also tempered with great sadness. Leslie’s mom–who planned the wedding as a gift to Leslie–lost her battle with cancer the Sunday before the wedding.

But great joy was certainly found in sweet Charlotte, the couple’s six month old daughter who played quietly in a bassinet of flowers and tulle during the ceremony. This gorgeous and historic hotel provided the perfect milieu for this lovely couple and the night ended with a sparkler send-off and a vintage getaway car. Enjoy!  

Wedding day photo of bride and groom and baby

Intimate wedding at the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA.

The words "I DO" written on the bottom of wedding shoes

Large party dressed in flowing pink bridesmaid dresses.

Groomsmen in gray suits

Pink flowers in mason jars draped on ceremony chairs under a white tent.

memorial seat

Bride being walked down the aisle

Wedding party standing at the altar with baby in bassinet.

Bride and Groom lighting candles in unity candle ceremony.

Bride and groom outside at the Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Cute shot of bride and groom outside at the Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Wedding signage + mason jars as escort cards.

Tree centerpiece with flowers and candles hanging from branches.

Sweetheart table with large green ampersand hanging in the middle.

Flower girls dressed in pink chiffon and satin dresses.

4 tiered white wedding cake with monogram cake topper

Bride and Groom cutting their white wedding cake.

Sweet Bride and Groom first dance photo in black and white.

Bride and Groom leaving reception with a sparkler send-off.

Bride and Groom leaving reception in vintage getaway car after sparkler send-off.

Sweet silhouette of Bride and Broom in the back of their vintage getaway car.

Best wishes to Leslie and Blake!



Photographer:  Donna Von Bruening, Photographer
Reception Venue:Mansion on Forsyth Park
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New England Winter Wedding And A Batman Cake

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March in Minnesota:  in like a lion and out like a lion too! That said, we have one more winter wedding for you and this one from Kristin Griffin Photography is chocked full of great photo ops and sweet sentiments. Alex and Emily had a gorgeous indoor February wedding in New England where blizzard conditions dropped almost a foot of snow on their big day. Oh, and Emily’s family is from Florida.

There’s just so much to love about this magical winter wedding–from their royal blue color scheme to Emily’s creative wedding cake surprise for Alex. Enjoy!

bride and groom outside in winter wedding under an umbrella at night

batman gartar and wedding dress hanging in the window

Emily’s “Something Old”

The rosary beads hanging from Emily’s bouquet belonged to Alex’s great grandmother. Alex’s grandmother placed them in Emily’s bouquet. Emily said, “It was my something old, and it meant a lot to me.”

antique rosary placed on wedding bouquet

royal blue bridesmaid dresses and blue wedding shoes

lace wedding dress and blue wedding shoes

blue wedding shoes and scrabble letters that spell forever

bride wearing a fur coat and bridesmaids wearing pashminas in winter wedding

wedding bouquet and rosary

groomsmen wearing gray in winter wedding

groom waiting for bride to come down the aisle

father and bride meeting the priest at the end of the aisle

unity sand ceremony

In Memory

Alex has two grandfathers that have passed, and we felt it was important to include them. We had a memorial candle for each, and a photo of each of them in frames on reserved seats.

bride and groom reciting their vows

bride and groom at altar kissing

bride and groom with flower girls and ring bearers

wedding party at winter wedding

bridal party wearing ugg boots in winter wedding

winter uggs and wedding flowers

Favorite Moment of the Day

Emily said, “Alex came with me to the original cake tasting and designing, but I decided to surprise him with a creative change. Rather than a simple white wedding cake, I had the baker make a half-and-half cake. One side is the original design, the other is a batman cake! As soon as the ceremony was over, I took Alex by the hand and led him to the cake. He saw the back (the traditional cake) and smiled saying how great it looked, then I brought him around to the other side and his reaction was priceless! I’ve never been so excited to spill a secret! Seeing how happy a simple change made Alex was my favorite moment of the day!”

wedding cake surprise

unique wedding cake

bride and groom and batman wedding cake

bride and groom with puppy

unique wedding ring shot on piano

bride and groom in dip kiss at winter wedding

sihlouette of bride and groom kissing behind umbrella

sparklers and personalized matchbooks

bride and groom in sparkler send off

bride and groom, winter wedding

Congrats Alex and Emily!

If you’re considering a winter wedding, this blog post “5 Cool Benefits of a Winter Wedding” will help you to plan a memorable event.


Photographer:  Kristin Griffin Photography//Dress Store:Bella Bridal Shoppe//Cake Designer:Cakes by Occasions//Dress Store: David’s Bridal//Hair Stylist:From Hair to Eternity and Beyond//Reception Venue:Ipswich Country Club//Jewelry: Long Jewelers//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men’s Warehouse//DJ:Paul R. Bazdanes//Floral Designer:The Flower Shoppe of Eric’s
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