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Day After Wedding Session

If we’re being honest, the wedding day goes by in a flash – so a day after portrait session? Well, it should kind of be a given. Slipping on that dress one more time, getting all dolled up and posing by your beloved make for some unbelievable memories, and this these photos from Carmen Santorelli have me thinking that maybe even three years post-wedding (in my case) it’s never too late. More snaps right here!

From Carmen Santorelli…  Nancy and Kevin felt like their wedding day came and went way too fast, and they didn’t have enough time for beautiful portraits together, in a more relaxed setting. So they brought their furry babies, their flower girl and ring bearer, got decked out in their wedding attire, and we headed out to Lake Hodges for a lovely day after session. Plenty of Petals created a beautiful bouquet for Nancy, and we spent some time together, taking in the sunset and the lovely California light.

Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Makeup + Hair: Thao Trinh

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Rustic Elegance Malibu Wedding

I am smitten with this Bride, not only for her BHLDN gown and Seed Floral crown, but because of her laid-back demeanor. Barefoot and in love, she wed her groom on the dreamy grounds of Saddlerock Ranch, while the talented Heidi Ryder captured every lovestruck moment. Ending the evening with SusieCakes and a vintage getaway car, this gallery is one that cannot be missed.


From Heidi Ryder….Megan and Brian’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular, but that’s just what happens when a Southern belle and a film director come together to celebrate their union and throw a big, fun party!

Megan grew up in Alabama and wanted to pay homage to her laid back southern roots. She spent the entire day barefoot because it reminded her of running barefoot outside during the warm Alabama summers. Her flower crown and simple but gorgeous BHLDN dress completed her boho look.

The decor pulled in elements of Southern charm and Hollywood elegance with rustic, dark woods, succulents, eucalyptus and olive leaves, lavender and gorgeous peonies, garden roses and anemones. Guests took home precious jars of honey and enjoyed dinner and dancing under a giant oak tree adorned in strands of twinkle lights. It was a magical evening that was as classy as it was uproarious. The live band had everyone on their feet all night long and the bride surprised the groom with a Carvel ice cream cart, a nod to his favorite childhood summer treat that he enjoyed on the Jersey shore. Their first dance started off sweet and slow and then, as a surprise to everyone in attendance, they busted out a choreographed dance (complete with the cabbage patch and running man) to Barry White’s ” You’re My First, My Last, My Everything.” It was the perfect thing to get the party started, and if there’s one thing this group knew how to do, it was party!

The ceremony was beautiful and started with an epic moment where their entire bridal party walked together to the ceremony as one big group so as to hide the bride until it was time for her to appear. Seeing that many people walk together towards the aisle was something I’ve never seen before and it had a very, all-for-one, one-for-all feeling to it. Very awesome!

Megan and Brian had a vintage car waiting for them at the end of the night, and guests tossed lavender at them for their big send off. All in all, it was a magical and beautiful evening.

Photography: Heidi Ryder | Videography: DP Weddings | Floral Design: Seed Floral | Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Cake: SusieCakes | Ceremony Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Catering: WhoaNelly! Catering | Band: AMFM | Bride's Hair: Alicia Ricks For Alicia Nicole Hair Design | Rentals: A Rental Connection

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Gorgeous Gifting with Wedding Paper Divas

‘Tis the season of gifting m’dears, and when it comes to weddings, treating your family and friends to a few fun goodies is always a fab idea! From your day-of favors to post-wedding thank you’s and even holiday gifts, Wedding Paper Divas is your one stop shop for paper pretties, goods that’ll show off your engagement and wedding photos, and fancy ribbons and bows to top off all the lovely.

We think a gorgeous package is just as important as the gift inside. So when it comes to all the toppings, like shimmery and satin ribbons, tulle, gift tags and enclosure cards, Wedding Paper Divas takes the cake. I’ve personally been eyeing the Gold Shimmer Ribbon and adorable mini Enclosure Cards. Best part? You can even coordinate your package design with your wedding stationery!

From photo decor for Mom including canvas art, calendars and mugs—to personalized gifts for your ‘maids like monogram notepads and address stamps, there’s plenty to stock up on for all of your nearest and dearest. On my holiday list this year? A lovely Address Stamp for Mom and pretty Notepads for my girls to keep organized during wedding planning! We’re even creating a fun photo wall to share some of our engagement photos on Canvas Art—a little holiday gift to ourselves.

And bonus! Wedding Paper Divas is in the giving spirit, ‘tis the season! Leave a comment below telling us what pretty item you’d pair with your photos for gifting and you’ll have a chance to win a $300 Wedding Paper Divas credit. Winner will be chosen on 12/24. Head over and get your gifting on in style!

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Gold-Dotted Wrapped Gift Image: Laura Clarke Photography | Scalloped Black & Gold Enclosure Cards and Shimmer Ribbon: Wedding Paper Divas | Photo Canvas Art and Address Stamp: Wedding Paper Divas | Silver & Kraft Gift Image: Valerie Busque


Rhode Island Pink Tented Wedding

Any bride who gives her wedding a big ol’ dose of pink is a bride after my own heart. And from the florals by Orchid ‘N Blooms to the bridesmaids’ dresses in the prettiest shade, there’s no shortage of pink moments to make me stop and swoon. The always fabulous Emily Delamater snapped of gallery of lovely images, and they’re all waiting right this way.


From Emily Delamater… Karen knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding, clean bright and classic with pink and gold details. As most of Hoong’s family was coming from Malaysia for the wedding, it was a perfect opportunity for the couple to introduce his family to New England and the Blithewold Mansion made for an idilic backdrop. The sprawling grounds and gardens were in full bloom surrounding them during the ceremony in the sunken garden.

Karen also used vintage books and international letter boxes to decorate accent tables. The flowers included a gorgeous mix of lambs ear, garden and David Austin Roses, pink and white Peonies, Astilbe and also air plants. I loved that was also a playful sense to the day with signature lemonades and large pink and white balloons decorated with gold and white streamers. It was a gorgeous and intimate event and such a treat to photograph.

Photography: Emily Delamater | Floral Design: Orchid 'N Blooms | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Invitations: Kelli Murray Art | Grooms Attire: J. Crew | Hair : Ali Lomazzo | Makeup : Adam Camacho | Venue: Blithewold Mansion