When I got engaged eight years ago, Pinterest was in its infancy and thus not one of the popular wedding planning tools that it is today. It was all bridal magazines and a few big name wedding blogs, as well as my own imagination. (Of course my imagination conjured up cheesesteaks for dinner which was definitely […]

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Pinterest For Wedding Planning

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Can I make ‘dog in wedding’ a contractual requirement for everything I book going forward? I’m obviously joking, but dude, I want to cry all the happy tears when a couple includes their dog(s) in their wedding day. While I kind of wanted to make this post a photo tribute to pups in weddings, I’m also […]

Party Pooches: Tips for having your dog in your bridal party

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Backyard weddings are my favorite. Whether they take place in the couple’s backyard, or that of a close family member, there’s something so personal and intimate about them, no matter how large. Malory and Frankie held their wedding in their south Jersey backyard on June 11th. After 10 months of laboring together bushwhacking plants, removing […]

Malory + Frankie’s South Jersey Backyard Wedding

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As a little girl growing up in small-town Wisconsin, Kjerstin never imagined that her future husband was a boy living 8,000 miles away in Kenya. Nobody can really predict who it is that they’ll marry, but surely most of us assume it will be a person who lives on the same continent, if not the […]

Kjerstin + Brian’s Wedding at Liberty Mountain Resort

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On June 5th, 2015 (yeah, last summer because oh my gosh blogging is hard), I assisted the wickedly talented Krysta Norman in second shooting a wedding at Bluemont Vineyard. I met Krysta at the One Swell Day workshop back in March, and she’s a blast to work with. And guess who the florist was at this […]

Bluemont Vineyard Wedding in Bluemont, VA // Kailey + Zack

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When I first met Bethany and Ed, I was instructed to “look for the short brunette gal and the tall bald guy with tattooed legs.” They were easy to spot and after greeting them, right away I could sense how terrific these two were. They spoke of their relationship with joy, and of their wedding […]

Weatherlea Farm Wedding // Bethany + Ed

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In early 2002, I began prepping for a two-week summer backpacking venture to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. My mom brought me to EMS to stock up on the essentials: a nesting camp cookware kit; wool hiking socks; hiking boots; waterproof pants that unzipped into shorts; and a pocketknife just in case […]

Wedding Welcome Gifts (that don’t suck)