Engagement: Karrie & Mel

From Karrie: Mel sprung the question in April 2012, after 2 years together, a painstaking 12 months of that spent on different sides of the world. A wonderful weekend in the Australian Blue Mountains, and we were destined to be wed. In November 2012, we had a fun-filled engagement celebration with our nearest and dearest family and friends, a great night filled with love and laughter. Almost two years later, we are now just a few weeks out from our wedding and looking forward to sharing our love with those most dear to our heart once more.

Photos courtesy of Sunny 16 Photography.

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Event Credits

Location: Newcastle, AustraliaPhotography: Zoe Ambler // https://www.facebook.com/sunny16photo
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Wedding: Amanda & Adrianna

From Amanda: On the night that Adrianna and I met, topics of our conversation ran the gamut from glitter to French food. When I told my friends the next day about the cute girl in the bow tie who’d asked me out for escargot, they died laughing and (lovingly) referred to Adrianna as “Escargot” for the first 6 months or so of our relationship. Needless to say, good food was a top priority when we began planning our wedding last winter.

As we continued thinking about what we wanted for our wedding, two additional priorities emerged: a beautiful location, and amazing photographs. We can now safely say that we nailed it on all three accounts. The ceremony in the sunshine on top of the historic Fort Preble Bunker on the campus of Southern Maine Community College was perfect, the photos that the amazing Alice and Chris Ross captured are stunning and truly convey the love and laughter that we experienced that day, and the food at Sur Lie was mindblowingly good. The chef Emil even invented a new dessert – the “Bride’s Specialty Donut” – after I mentioned that I loved hazelnut and chocolate. They were a huge hit!

When we started planning our wedding, I was worried that it wouldn’t feel real or right without my dad there. He passed away almost two years ago, and I was scared that it would feel like there was a hole where something was missing during the celebrations. Instead of feeling empty on that day, the love and joy that radiated from every single person who was there completely filled me up. We honored him in the wedding program, I walked down the aisle on the arm of my older brother, my daffodil tattoo (which I got in his honor) was on proud display in my wedding dress, and instead of feeling like he was missing, it felt like he was there with us the entire time. He would have inhaled those donuts.

One of our favorite parts of our wedding was the ceremony itself. Our friend Ashley officiated, which felt appropriate as she was the one who facilitated our meeting in the first place. As she was creating our ceremony, she sent each of us separate emails asking us a series of 10 questions like “What do you love about the other?” and “What was the first thing you noticed about the other?” and “How does the other challenge you to be better?”. Ashley then wove our individual answers into the ceremony, and it was incredibly powerful to hear the things that we’d written about each other for the first time along with our friends and family, as we pledged our love to each other forever.

Photos courtesy of Alice + Chris Photography.

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Event Credits

Attire: Adrianna's suit: Bindle and Keep (bindleandkeep.com), Amanda's dress: Maggie Sottero (maggiesottero.com), Adrianna's bow tie & wedding party ties: Stag Handmade (etsy.com/shop/staghandmade)Florist: Field Sustainable Floral Studio (fieldfloralstudio.com)Location: Portland, MaineOther: Ceremony site: Fort Preble Bunker at Southern Maine Community College (smccme.edu), Hair and Makeup: Head Games Salon (headgameshair.com)Photography: Alice + Chris Photography (aliceandchris.com)Venue: Dinner Reception: Sur Lie Restaurant (sur-lie.com)
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Wedding: Hilary & Jennie

From Hilary and Jennie: Hilary and Jennie met in Denver in 2008 as part of Teach For America. After many years together, multiple cross-country moves, and taking turns going to graduate school, we settled in Chicago and decided it was time to tie the knot. Having friends all across the country (and beyond!), we wanted a setting that would allow for a weekend event with lots of activities, opportunities for quality time, and beautiful scenery.

Thank goodness for Camp Wandawega! This lakeside summer camp located 90 minutes outside of Chicago allowed us to have all 50 guests on the premises for the weekend. Everyone set up camp in bunkhouses, cabins, tipis, and Boy Scout tents, and the weekend was full of laughter, canoe trips, card games in the treehouse, a ceremony in the rain, dancing under the tent, an impromptu flip cup tournament, and nightly bonfires.

The weekend was everything we hoped for; it was full of personal touches and joint efforts that highlighted our community of support upon which our marriage is built. Many wedding guests pulled double duty with contributions such as driving up kegs of beer from their Arkansas brewery, Bike Rack Brewing Co, baking 6 dozen salted chocolate chip cookies for everyone to munch on around the bonfire, and even baking our wedding cake – an amazing lemon cake with lavender frosting. Our officiant was one of our best friends, and her dad lovingly served as our wedding photographer. Most importantly, though, everyone went with the flow when it started raining pre-ceremomy and with our guests under umbrellas, we were able to still get married in the outdoor chapel. As they say, a wet knot is harder to untie.

Photos courtesy of Jim Scearcy.

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Event Credits

Attire: J. Crew and ModClothCakes and Dessert: Sally Blatz and Abby Wentworth Joseph (friends)Catering: Underground Food Collective CateringFlorist: Flowers for DreamsLocation: Camp Wandawega - Elkhorn, WisconsinMusic: Wedding and Events String EnsembleOfficiant: Robin FisherPhotography: Jim Scearcy (family friend)Venue: Camp Wandawega
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Wedding: Vanessa & Veronica

From Amy, Vanessa & Veronica’s wedding planner: The ladies contacted me to help them plan a destination San Diego wedding full of Latin Flair, food and fun! The day was captured beautifully by Eder Photo

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Event Credits

Cakes and Dessert: Edelweiss http://www.edelweissbakerysandiego.com/Catering: http://www.ilovetacoscatering.com/Florist: http://tessfreshflowers.com/Location: Leo Carrillo Ranch, Carlsbad, CAMusic: http://www.sagedj.com/Officiant: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomaseabelOther: Hair and Makeup- https://www.facebook.com/jaimelakeweddings?fref=tsPhotography: Eder Photo www.ederphoto.comPlanner or Event Designer: Amy June http://yoursandiegoweddingplanner.com/Venue: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/depts/parks/facilities/south/carrillo.asp
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Love Shoot: Kristen & Camille

From Cassandra, Kristen and Camille’s photographer: Kristen and Camille celebrated their one year anniversary with a sunset love session in downtown Cincinnati. After moving to the area for work, Kristen met Camille, and they have been inseparable ever since. These two share a deep unapologetic love for one another, and it was a true honor documenting this beautiful day in their story of togetherness.

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Event Credits

Location: Downtown, Cincinnati + Newport, KYPhotography: Cassandra Zetta (www.cassandrazetta.com)
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