Monthly Archives: April 2013

Adorable Coffee Shop Engagement Session in Georgia

There is something so sweet and intimate about this coffee shop engagement session! Captured by McBee Photography, Dianne and Matthew spent a lovely September day enjoying a cup of coffee in their town of Decatur, Georgia. The couple plans to have a very chic and modern wedding, so they wanted their engagement session to reflect a similar, modern aesthetic. The couple’s dog, Paul, also joined in the fun, watching them enjoy their coffee and tasty treats. After coffee, Dianne and Matthew walked through the town square before ending the day at their favorite Irish pub. I love how this session captures places that Dianne and Matthew frequent in everyday life!

All images by McBee Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Protect Your Wedding Day with Insurance from Markel [Sponsored]

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First image from my wedding by Cindy Guessford

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Energetic Purple + Orange Wedding in Cleveland

This wedding is bursting with energy and loads of personal touches! Captured by Alicia White Photography, Ally and Carlos were married on a crisp October day at a beautiful Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Carlos and Ally are both graphic designers, so they used their creative backgrounds to design many wedding elements, including the invitations. They also selected an amazing local art gallery in downtown Cleveland for the reception. A bold and modern color palette of orange and purple was used throughout the wedding attire and decor. I love that Carlos had an “A” tattooed on his ring finger in lieu of a traditional wedding ring!

A few words from the bride:

Carlos and I actually met at work and still work together! Since we are both artists and designers (Carlos actually designed the invitations!), we wanted a casual celebration that showed our creative side. We both feel like Alicia, our photographer, did an AMAZING job of capturing all the emotion and special details from the day! People also could not stop talking about how great the food was. Ruth and Doug at Gatherings Kitchen were a joy to work with.

Photographer: Alicia White Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Adalbert Catholic Parish
Reception Venue: smART space at 78th
Catering: Gatherings Kitchen
Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridal
Bridal Gown Store: Catan Fashions
Bridal Shoes: DSW
Bridal Veil/Headpiece: barrette from Jennifer Behr
Earring Designer: Susan Meier Jewelry
Engagement + Wedding Ring Designer: Satomi Kawakita
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Max and Cleo
Bridesmaid Dress Store: ModCloth
Tuxedo + Mens Attire: Express
Groom’s Shoes: Dr. Martens
Groom’s Tie: General Knot & Co.
Cake/Cupcake Designer: About the Cake
Floral Designer: Bachelor Button Floral and Interior Accents
Makeup Artist: Makeup By Abby, Abby Winningham
Hair Stylist: Jesse of Details Salon Couture
Invitation Designer: Carlos Gracia
Wedding Planner: Hilary Aurand of 78th Street Studios
DJ: Mike Jones (Big Daddy) with Bobby Baker Productions
Officiant: Fr. Barry Gearing, pastor at St. Adalbert Catholic Parish

All images by Alicia White Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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