Jessica + Joe | Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Feb 23 2018

Jessica and Joe are college sweethearts and alum of Rutgers University. Their love story is super sweet! They met each other as undergrads while putting in hours at their on-campus jobs … and the rest is history. It only made sense to have their engagement session at the very spot where they met all those years ago. This is such a unique and meaningful campus engagement session!

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University provided plenty of fantastic outdoor scenery for their shoot, but we especially love the nostalgia of their cozy shots in the office where they first met. Check out their campus engagement session from the talented photographers at Jac & Jules Photography and their fabulous personalized Save the Date Magnet. We wish Jessica and Joe the happiest of times as they start their married life together!

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

How They Met
“Joe and I met while in college at Rutgers University.  Being a year and a half apart and at a large University, we likely would not have met had we not decided to work for the same on-campus job; Campus Information Services, also known as RU-Info.  Joe is a little over a year and a half younger than me and therefore I was a Supervisor of his when we met.  Our friendship flourished and eventually turned into a secret office romance.  We’ve been in love ever since.”

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

“Joe and I decided that we had to go back to the place where we met to take our first set of engagement pictures, at RU-Info. We were even interviewed that day by the RU-TV staff when they heard about our love story. We then moved to a second location on the Olde Queens section of the Rutgers University College Avenue Campus. This area has a ton of historic buildings and the landscaping was beautiful. It was a warm August afternoon, but we had so much fun with our photographers, Jac N Jules, who made the entire session easy and enjoyable. We laughed the entire time!”

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Popping the Question
“Joe, being an engineer, designed the most special proposal in our home. He drew out a pathway of rose petals, tons of tea light candles, and a giant red petal heart at the end of our living room. With the help of our close friends, Joe’s plan worked out perfectly. We had a lovely dinner out at a local restaurant and upon returning to our home, Joe ran into the front door saying that he had to use the bathroom. I slowly followed him as I had our leftovers and a big puffy jacket to maneuver.  When I walked into the front door, I gasped and instantly broke out in tears when I saw Joe standing in that larger rose petal heart, saw the candles, and heard ‘Marry Me’ by Train on our sound system.  It was perfect.”

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Upcoming Wedding Details
“Our wedding will be at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, NJ which has a romantic and old feel. It is quaint but has plenty of space for our 150+ person wedding. Our colors are wine red, cremes, and white with greenery. Simple, but classic.”

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Rutgers University Campus Engagement Session

Scripted Embrace Save the Date Magnet from MagnetStreet
“We chose MagnetStreet for our Save the Dates because they had a huge selection with various price points. We knew we wanted to do something simple and romantic, and definitely something easy to display on someone’s fridge! MagnetStreet has all of the customization features that we were looking for, provided free samples, and being able to see our actual design was so helpful in making our selection.”

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A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

Feb 16 2018

Get ready to swoon over this seaside summer soirée! Tess and Phil’s waterfront wedding on Chesapeake Bay is so pretty. And with our knack of finding pretty color combos, their big day features a gorgeous color palette of bright blues and pinks. We’re excited to share the summery color palette with you alongside their gorgeous wedding photos!

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

Bright as the summer sun and as inviting as a beachside cabana, royal blue with pink accents add a lot of charm to their June wedding! We also noticed subtle reds sprinkled throughout. Without a doubt, this color palette {that we named “Delight,” because it is such a happy combo!} is perfect for their nautical-esque waterfront wedding … plus it’s the perfect combination of girly girl and masculine.

Delight Color Palette by MagnetStreet Weddings
Custom Blue, Scarlet, Carnation

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

Their ceremony and reception were held at The Anchor Inn, which sits right on the bay. The ceremony took place on a dock looking over the bay with Tess and Phil surrounded by their closest friends and family.  From the beautiful flowing bridesmaids dresses, sweet pink bouquets, and the groom’s sharp blue tie, to the reception details … blue and pink reigned this fabulous, carefree waterfront wedding!

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding on Chesapeake Bay

Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography//Event Venue: The Anchor Inn//via Two Bright Lights

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Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Tropical Color Inspiration

Feb 8 2018

lliana and Marcus’ Hawaiian engagement shoot is simply perfection. Lush tropical greens, warm ocean waves, toes in the sand, hazy sunshine, a gorgeous couple in love … it doesn’t get any better than this! {Take me away to this dreamy Hawaiian oasis, please?}

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

You know we love color, and we’re absolutely enamored with the bright pops of lime green in the palm trees, the warm sandy tones of the beach, the golden sunshine, and Illiana’s beautiful flowing peach dress! All these cheery tones tie together in their engagement session for a super-sweet, summery color palette.

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

This tropical-esque summery color palette is all about capturing a light and airy feel with subtle pops of punchy color. Lime green and peach is romantic, fresh, and relaxing. It’s an unexpected combo that comes together in a great way!

Oasis Color Palette by MagnetStreet Weddings
Lime, Sugar, Peach, Latte

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Tropical Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Hawaiian Engagement Shoot With Sunny Color Inspiration

Special thanks to the talented photographer of this gorgeous Hawaiian engagement shoot!
Vanessa Hicks Photography//via Two Bright Lights

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April & Brandon’s New Mexico Desert Mountain Engagement Shoot

Feb 6 2018

April and Brandon are such a lovable couple, and their engagement session at the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in New Mexico is absolutely jaw-dropping. Between the captivating connection April and Brandon show and the dreaminess of the desert mountains … you can’t help but swoon over their desert mountain engagement session. We were super excited when they shared it with us after ordering their MagnetStreet Save the Dates!

Desert Mountain Engagement

The lovely couple each share a love for the mountains, and the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, New Mexico is a hometown landmark that provided the perfect spot for their desert mountain engagement shoot. We seriously can’t get over what a beautiful backdrop the desert mountains and sunset sky provided!  Swoon over their session, check out their awesome save the date, and read more on their love story.

Desert Mountain Engagement

But first, here is their beautiful Save the Date Magnet, from the Soon to Be design suite!
“I love magnet save the dates, so we did a little research on which companies offered high-quality magnets for a reasonable price. The “Soon To Be Mr. and Mrs.” design immediately caught our eye, and the carrier cards were perfect to convey more information. The quality of the magnet and card are excellent!”

Desert Mountain Engagement

How they met
“We “met” on Facebook through a mutual friend and then met in person a month later in Santa Fe, NM—a halfway point between Las Cruces, NM (Brandon) and Colorado Springs, CO (April) where we each resided at the time.”

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

The proposal
“Brandon proposed on May 13, 2016—Friday the 13th!—on top of Big Mountain Pass in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. Our favorite little game is something called, “What if…” where we make up the silliest scenarios and ask the other person if they would still love the other if said scenario happened. But on May 13, Brandon got down on one knee and asked, ‘What if…. I asked you to marry me?'”

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Desert Mountain Engagement

Favorite photo
“That’s a hard question—we have so many! I think one of our favorites is the photo we chose for our Save The Dates because it has such a romantic vibe.”

Desert Mountain Engagement

Photography by Robert @ Twilight Photo Video

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