Lovely Lake Norman Engagement Shoot

Categories Real Weddings

Sara and John love being on the lake. They spend a lot of time at Lake Norman {near Charlotte, NC} and decided that it was the perfect spot to have their engagement photos taken. We couldn’t agree more. Being from Minnesota {and the land of 10,000+ lakes} we love this picturesque and charming lake engagement shoot from  Grace Hill Photography. Note to self: Wide open waters, long winding piers and setting suns make for great Save the Date photo ops! Enjoy.

Lake Norman engagement photo

Lake Norman engagement photo on the pier

Lake Norman engagement photo

Lake Norman engagement photo out on the pier

Lake Norman engagement photo out on the boat

Lake Norman engagement photo out on the boat

Lake Norman engagement photo

Engagement photo and sunset on Lake Norman

Credits

Photographer:  Grace Hill Photography | Reception Venue:Trump National Golf Club | via Two Bright Lights

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Modern-Vintage Florida Real Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We’re so very excited to share Jeff and Christine’s dream wedding–a modern day romance filled with a mixture of vintage and playful details. Christine had these lovely things to say about their beautifully curated wedding, “I didn’t want our wedding to feel like a theme. Jeff and I dated for 10 years before we got married, so we wanted our wedding style to simply represent us and our love for each other. When it came to color we went with neutrals plus pops of color. My favorite details were the ones that had meaning behind them. My dad had passed away a few years ago, so I had a piece of his old work shirt sewn over my heart in my dress. Jeff is a huge marvel comics fan, so I made pinwheel flowers for him and his groomsmen out of marvel fabric that would become part of the boutonnieres. And our wedding venue was seriously great and unique–and old building converted into a modern art lounge.”

Bravo photographer Aaron Bornfleth for such a beautiful rendering of the day. Without further ado…

Wedding Style: Modern-Vintage Romance
Wedding Colors: Shades of Gray | Ivory | Yellow| Blue | Agua-Green | Coral

Ceremony & Reception: Nova, St. Petersburg, FL
Photographer: Aaron Bornfleth
Wedding Stationery: MagnetStreet Weddings {Save the Dates, Invitation Suite, Thank You Cards}

Bride and Groom

Wedding Day Highlights…
There were honestly so many … From hanging out with the girls all morning long, over looking St. Pete Beach, to reading the most amazing letter from my husband to be, our first look, an incredibly personal ceremony done by the most amazing officiant, to dancing the night away.

Best part of the whole wedding day…
Marrying my best friend and being able to celebrate with family and friends. Jeff and I live about 2 hours from our venue, which was the least amount of travel time for a few of our local friends. Everyone else either drove or flew across the country to spend the day with us. It seriously meant the world to us to be able to spend the day with these people.

Photo Save the Date from MagnetStreet

Storybook Ending Photo Save the Date Card from MagnetStreet

Florida bridal party getting ready

wedding hair and charm bouquet

Yellow, white and orange wedding bouquet

Fabric pinwheel boutonniere

Bride's wedding dress with sewn in material

Bride in St. Petersburg wedding

About your dress…
I had the hardest time shopping for my dress here in Florida. I would find faults with everything. It was then I realized that it was my mom missing from the shopping experiences that I was actually missing. So on a trip up to Michigan I planed a few bridal appointments and that’s when we found my dress (Watters). I actually didn’t have the “this is the dress” feeling at first, but my mom did. I slept on the decision, and went back to try it on the next day (after revisiting a few favorites). Momma’s always know best, because I absolutely fell in love with it the next day.

Groomsmen in Florida real wedding

Bride with bridesmaids in mix-match blue dresses

Bride and Groom first look, Florida real wedding

Personalized Wedding Invitation from MagnetStreet

Whom My Soul Loves, Rectangle Wedding Invitation from MagnetStreet

Love letter to bride from groom on wedding day

comic book wedding theme

Bride entering ceremony in Florida real wedding

Flower girl and Ring bearer

Bride walking down aisle with mom

Bride and Groom painting on canvas during wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom announced husband and wife

Bridal party in St. Petersburg, FL

Bride and Groom in the park

Bride and Groom in park

Bride and Groom entering reception

First wedding dance

Wedding dessert table

Wedding Reception Decor

Wish tree in wedding reception table decor

Wedding Reception at the Nova, St. Petersburg, FL

Bride and Groom at Nova wedding venue

Groom tossing the garter

Wedding reception at Nova, St. Petersburg, FL

Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake

Wedding Thank You Card from MagnetStreet

Vision of Love Photo Thank You Card from MagnetStreet

Congratulations Jeff and Christine! Thanks so much for sharing your day with all of us!!
XO

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Aaron Bornfleth
See more pictures from this stunning wedding here.

Nova
Coordinator, Ruby Virginia Thomas and the entire Nova 535 team made sure everything was perfect.

In Motion Videography
In Motion created this awesome video trailer. Feel free to check it out here. : https://vimeo.com/97385417 .

Officiant
A Wedding with Grace
Grace Felice

Florist
Carter’s Florist

MagnetStreet Weddings
Everything was perfect. We used the special design request with most of our items and absolutely loved this feature. It allowed us to make everything exactly how we wanted. The quality of the products (we ordered save the dates, invites, rsvp, thank you cards, and my mom ordered my shower invites too) was great, but my favorite part was the customer service. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Colorful, Creative, Fall Engagement Sesh!

Categories Real Weddings

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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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Intimate Rustic Wedding With Barn Reception

Categories Real Weddings

Carey begged Alexis to go out on a date with him 13 times before she said yes! Well, Carey’s perseverance paid off… These two lovebirds were married at The Vintager Inn B&B–located near the New Kent Winery in New Kent, Virginia. Laura Matthews Photography captured all the gorgeousness of their rustic chic wedding. The ceremony was held in the rear yard of the main house and was followed by a barn wedding reception. What a beautiful day they had–and these wedding photos certainly prove it! Some of our fave highlights include: Alexis’ single flower hairpiece and beautiful smile, charming DIY touches, coral accents, a twilight double rainbow, and finally, their sparkler send-off. Enjoy!

rustic chic wedding

bride getting ready

groom's pink bow tie and turquoise cufflink

father daughter walking down aisle

Virginia outdoor rustic wedding

fountain at outdoor wedding ceremony

rustic outdoor wedding ceremony

wedding kiss

outdoor wedding ceremony

white hydrangeas and coral roses wedding bouquet

bride in cowboy boots

sweetheart table

lace doilies

heart cake toppers

bride and groom eating wedding cake

bride tossing the bouquet

unique wedding ring shot

double rainbow over barn reception

bride and groom first dance

sparkler send off

Congratulations Carrie and Alexis!

Credits
Photographer: Laura Matthews Photography | Dress Store: Caryn ‘s | Second Shooter: Hollie D Photography | Event Venue: The Vintager Inn | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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