Engagement: Michelle & Amanda

From Michelle: Over three years ago Amanda and I met on Tumblr, of all places, and have been together ever since. We got engaged last May and shot this engagement shoot with the help of my talented sister and her boyfriend in October. We both look forward to celebrating with our amazing friends and family, and to all that comes in our future together.

Event Credits

Location: Russell OrchardsPhotography: Nicole Cheever and Alain Montes
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Wedding: Sarah-Nelle & Aislin

From Sarah-Nelle: My partner Aislin and I had the kind of wedding where eight people were plenty. Intimate, bright, and low-key, a small neighborhood lake was the ideal setting and our beautiful machine-washable dresses were a serious perk.

I had two goals for the wedding day and festivities, apart from “be married by the end.” I wanted great food and great photography. The food I’m happy to say, was delicious, and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer than belle ancell photography. I discovered belle’s work through a post on this very blog and her photos conveyed a laid-back, irresistible warmth that felt perfect for Aislin and I.

This was one of the best days of Aislin’s and my life together, so far.

Event Credits

Attire: ureshii.orgLocation: Trout Lake Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaPhotography: belleancellphotography.com
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Engagement: Lea & Leah

From Lea and Leah’s photographer: Lea and Leah’s wedding is the first same sex marriage that we have been able to shoot, which we are incredibly excited about. We have had a lot of friends and family that have been able to marry due to the new law, but they all wanted us to be guests and not shoot their weddings, so this worked out very well for both parties.

This is Lea and Leah’s engagement session. We had a lot of fun with them. They are nature lovers, but lived together in the city, so we tried to incorporate a bit of both into the shoot. There were about three or four locations we shot at around the Twin Cities, some very well known and others a little more off the beaten path. Working with them so far has been wonderful.

Event Credits

Location: Minneapolis, MNPhotography: RKH Images
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Wedding: Autumn & Ellen

From Autumn: Ellen and I met in 2009 online and decided to go on our first date in an apple orchard. I knew I loved her soon thereafter, as she was incredible in so many ways! We dated for about three years when we decided to go on a vacation to Provincetown in Cape Cod and I popped the question! Well… I tried… I had the ring but was so nervous and shaking that I jumbled all of my words and asked her at the end “so… whats your answer?” to which she replied “Autumn – you haven’t even asked the question yet…” And the rest is history!

We started to plan our wedding and decided on a fall theme in our most favorite location of all time: historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We gathered our amazing bridesmaids, who were such an incredible help with all of the planning, and we put together a beautiful wedding. We had our ceremony in the formal garden at Prescott Park surrounded by beautiful flowers and nature galore!

We wanted to keep it moderately intimate, surrounded by friends and family who are so dear to our heart. As the guests gathered around the fountains in the garden, my heart started to beat faster and faster out of sheer excitement to embark on the first day of the rest of our lives.

We held our reception at the local Irish pub downtown, keeping the feel of the day relaxed and fun for everyone. The entertainment provided by Josh Cramoy was incredible, the food was delicious, and the company was more than I could ever ask for!

We had incredible friends contribute to this day, from Kelsey and Amber (Pretty Thing Photography) taking care of all of the pictures and wedding planning, Matt playing the ceremony music, Stacey baking all of the cupcakes for the event, and the bridesmaids who were there for us every step of the way. We were blessed in so many ways. The next day we packed the car and moved to North Carolina with so much love in our heart and memories we will cherish forever.

Event Credits

Cakes and Dessert: Stacey BakerFlorist: FlowerlandLocation: Portsmouth, NHMusic: Matt Leblanc and Josh CramoyPhotography: Pretty Thing PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Pretty Thing PhotographyVenue: Prescott Park and Ri Ra Irish Pub
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Engagement: Susan & Julie

From Elena, Susan and Julie’s photographer: This is an engagement shoot in Holland, Michigan. The couple and I are all from the Chicago area but traveled to Western Michigan for the tulip festival. Susan and Julie are getting married in Chicago. They are adorable, you’ll see!

Event Credits

Location: Holland, Michigan.Photography: Elena Bazini Photography
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Elopement: Liz & Lucy

From Liz and Lucy’s photographer: Liz and Lucy are a bi-national couple (Lucy is Portuguese and grew up in Bermuda), residing in Houston, Texas. These two brides first met online and then eventually met in NYC. They recently decided to take things full circle and made their way back up to the Big Apple to elope! They were married in a heartfelt ceremony in Central Park’s Dene Shelter with just the two of them. After the ceremony we wandered all throughout the park and over to Roosevelt Island for photos.

Event Credits

Location: Central Park, NYC Officiant: http://www.commongroundceremonies.com/Photography: De Nueva Photography www.denuevaphoto.com
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Engagement: Ali & Olivia

From Ali: Here’s the story of how I proposed to Olivia: I lied and told Olivia I was directing a commercial for a new perfume called “Royal Essence” (I direct commercials, so she bought it). For the actual shoot days, I’d have her call-time halfway through the day, giving me time to shoot my portion, change clothing, and remove hair and makeup before she arrived. I then told her that my short film won an award at the fictitious Burbank Film Awards… which just happened to be at our very favorite movie theater: the Burbank 6. We arrived at the theater and there were signs for the 1st Annual Burbank Film Award ceremony on every wall. We entered the theater and found that we were the only ones there. We sat down, the lights immediately dimmed, and the music video began. I don’t have the best voice, but Liv has always enjoyed it, so I did it for her! She sobbed through the entire thing. As soon as it ended, the lights came up and I popped the question. She said yes!!!!

Here’s a link to the music video. Both our families have cameos.

Afterward we commissioned a photographer friend, Elizabeth Yarwood, to go romping through the woods with us on a fairy themed engagement photo shoot. We had a blast and we can’t WAIT to get married soon!

Event Credits

Location: Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CAOther: Hair and Makeup by Rosa MontanoPhotography: Elizabeth Yarwood
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