Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Nov 17 2017

Carlee and Kyle have been together for seven years, and recently tied the knot! Their super-gorgeous Horsetooth Reservoir engagement session was simply stunning. {The Horsetooth Reservoir is near Fort Collins, Colorado … and is one of the state’s most scenic locations!}

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

They’ve had so many great memories in the area, so their photographer suggested they hit up a brewery for some of their favorite beer, then head to the reservoir for stunning shots. Their dog, Marley, made lots of cameos throughout their Horsetooth Reservoir engagement session. We love it!

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

The 65-degree day in the middle of winter was a welcome treat, but they were hit with big winds {which I think made for pretty windblown romantic pics}. Enjoy their relaxed and rustic engagement shoot … plus grab a bit of Spring 2018 color inspiration with our Abloom color palette!

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Romantic Horsetooth Reservoir Engagement Session

Photography by KB Digital Designs//via Two Bright Lights

Pretty jewel tones like plumeria and rich peach make for a fiery and fun palette after the long winter! These saturated hues carry depth while meshing together to create an inviting and warm atmosphere. Adding in a pretty neutral like sugar keeps it harmoniously sweet. Bold and dynamic, this palette offers just the right amount of drama and romance to desert, city, or boho wedding days alike!

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Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Nov 10 2017

Oceanside and beachside weddings are popular, and it’s easy to see why! A breezy, watery blue, and relaxed ambiance is the perfect backdrop for a seaside soiree. Gorgeous couple, Robin and Sam, were married at Robin’s parents’ home in Wareham, Massachusetts overlooking the cool waters of Buzzards Bay. Their nautical-themed wedding was simply exquisite!

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Robin and Sam’s wedding day was so full of laughter and joy, and their photographer did an awesome job capturing all the beautiful and candid moments. Robin walked, bare foot, down the stairs to the beach while Sam waited. What a perfect first look!

Take a cue from their wedding if you’re planning your own seaside celebration! They definitely nailed the nautical wedding theme throughout their decor with seashells, anchor motifs, and cool natural hues {see our Spring 2018 inspired color palette below!}.

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

What a perfectly elegant nautical-themed wedding! Congrats to the sweet couple. xox

TENDER COLOR PALETTE
Exquisite, relaxing, and just pretty. This pastel color combo speaks of classic elegance and breezy spring days. Peach is a trending modern color that beautifully pairs with nearly any soft spring hue, including periwinkle. This cool hue is certainly a spring favorite—an invigorating shade that plays nicely with nearly any spring pastel. There’s no doubt about the sugary sweetness that emanates from this pretty peach and a light periwinkle color combo!

Exquisite Nautical-Themed Wedding Overlooking Buzzards Bay

Photographer:  Brooke Ellen Photography//Floral Designer: Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio//Floral Designer: Artistic Blossoms, LLC//Band: East Coast Soul//Event Planner: In The Event Planner//Cake Designer: Montilio’s Baking Company//Dress Store: Vows Bridal Outlet//via Two Bright Lights

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North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

Nov 3 2017

It’s November! And let’s be honest … the holidays will be here before we know it. This also means is the unofficial beginning of the engagement season! We’re super excited to kick it off with Jenna and Matt’s breathtaking sunrise proposal. Did we mention it’s a surprise proposal?

This one is definitely in our top list of favorites. Grab the eye candy and the awesome story of how the surprise came to be—plus a pretty Spring 2018 color palette inspired by their session.

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

Jenna approached her photographer to grab updated portraits for their apartment, so they landed on a couples’ sunrise session in the magnificent North Cascades of Washington. See the pretty turquoise water? That’s Lake Diablo … and this scene perfectly depicts what dreams are made of. Wow.

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

Matt emailed their photographer, Kristina, ahead of the sunrise session, letting her know he wanted to propose to Jenna. They coordinated and planned the surprise sunrise proposal the day before at a coffee shop. He passed the engagement ring off to Kristina, and they picked out a gorgeous bouquet from jessica vann-campbell flowers for Jenna to hold during their session {they matched her dress perfectly!}.

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

They headed out at 3 a.m. to get to the remote scenic overlook. Matt and photographer Kristina pretended to meet each other for the first time, while she kept the ring and flowers hidden from Jenna. Matt went to go get a “blanket” with Jenna waiting on the rock … and well … then the magic happened!  *Cue the tears*

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View

And finally, the Spring 2018 color palette we crafted from the chic attire and majestic mountain lake backdrop of Matt and Jenna’s surprise sunrise proposal!

CHERISH COLOR PALETTE
So chic and lovely! Shades of pink, silver, and green combine for a fresh take on modern whimsy. This ethereal palette most definitely emanates joy with its sweet berry hues and complementary tint of eucalyptus green. These colors bring sweeping graphics, playful elements, and unique florals to life effortlessly. It’s easy to set a romantic tone with this spritely spring color combo.

North Cascades Sunrise Proposal With a Breathtaking View


Special thanks to the talented vendors! Photographer: Kristina Lord Photography//Bouquet: jessica vann-campbell flowers//via Two Bright Lights

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Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Oct 27 2017

We are so loving this elegant moody fall wedding shoot! It’s different, features a dark palette of fall hues, and is super trendy. And of all places … the session was shot in a rustic lodge in stunning Talkeetna, Alaska.

Former Miss Alaska and her ski racer husband modeled for this moody fall wedding session at a new venue in the area, and their photographer did an amazing job of catching the gorgeous couple in the mysterious rustic setting!

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

So what’s the formula for a moody fall wedding shoot? Obviously you can see by this ahh-mazing shoot that it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice elegance. And it certainly doesn’t have to emanate Halloween cheesiness. Here are just a few ways to keep your wedding elegant and marvelously moody.

  • Let the whimsical woods be your gorgeous, mysterious backdrop.
  • Keep the lighting to a minimum. Low ambient light is moody and evocative!
  • For floral arrangements, focus on deep burgundy wine tones, purples, and rich greens. Black roses, burgundy dahlias, dark wine anemones, purple ranunculus, hellebores, clematis, and eucalyptus springs are perfect choices!
  • It’s fall after all, so stick with marsala, burnt orange, deep reds, chocolate, and navy blue for your color palette.
  • Go eclectic with your appetizers and dinner menu … an olive bar, caprese salad on a stick, roasted duck {you get the delicious picture}!
  • Let the photography speak volumes of your story and emotions! Try to avoid stiff, posed shots.

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska

Be Inspired By This Moody Fall Wedding Shoot in Alaska


Thanks to the talented participants of this stunning moody fall wedding session!
Photographer:  Brad Tombers Photography//Event Planner: A Touch of Saige Events//Event Venue: Gateway to the Arctic//Model: Jessica Hanneman//Cake Designer: Midnight Sun Cakery//Bridesmaid Store: Orainda’s Bridal Boutique//Floral Designer: Paper Peony//Model: Reese Hanneman//via Two Bright Lights

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