This inspirational garden wedding is complete with a first look, gorgeous vintage rental furniture, an antique tablescape, and topped off with a (biodegradable) confetti toss for a grand exit. A soft color palette of baby blue and pale yellow made for a stunning evening in the countryside.

 

Planner & design: @atlas_designstudio
Venue: @stonepineestate
Bride & Groom: @_tom_cat12 @k.thomas_22
Bridesmaid: @skydelvy
Decor & rentals: @foragevintagerental.co
Bridal Gown: @luxebrideboutique
Tux: @shopweddingsuits
Florist: @obfloral
Bakery: @layerscakemonterey
Stationary: @margauxpaperie
wax seals: @venusenvypaper
Hair pieces and jewelry: @carriewhelandesigns
HMUA: @glamologybeautylounge
Linens & Ribbons: @thistleandtwill
Confetti: @theconfettibar
Vow books: @weddingstorywriter
Jeweler: @kocekjeweler

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(Pronounced like Erica). Born and raised in Pittsburgh, now stationed in Augusta Georgia, I love to book weddings in both places I call home - and everywhere in between!

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This inspirational garden wedding is complete with a first look, gorgeous vintage rental furniture, an antique tablescape, and topped off with a (biodegradable) confetti toss for a grand exit. A soft color palette of baby blue and pale yellow made for a stunning evening in the countryside.   Planner & design: @atlas_designstudio Venue: @stonepineestate Bride & Groom: @_tom_cat12 @k.thomas_22 […]

In true San Francisco elopement style, these portraits were taken at the spectacular San Francisco City Hall. The color palette chosen could replicated for any neutral or pastel loving couple, with hues of sage, minty blue, and ivory. The bouquet by Cassia Foret incorporated unique dried floral elements amongst the fresh roses.     HMUA @marimarry.mua […]

Coffee and Carats 002 with Angie and Ramon of Love and Flowers by Angie I’m so excited to share with you this month’s vendor. As a follower and fan of theirs for a year now, I truly feel like a part of the family. Not by anything I’ve done, but by how they care for […]

love and flowers by angie prep station

One weekend and one weekend only… Donovan and Sarah were finally back in Monterey visiting from Colorado and I was going to MEET them for their engagement photos, after months of emails and even video calls. Excited doesn’t do it justice, I was ECSTATIC! Then in true Monterey fashion, the clouds rolled in along the […]

This session was indeed very warm: the sun was out in true California style wrapping up everyone in its sunshine and the backlighting was gorgeous. But it also this family who was so warm, loving, and friendly that it just felt right to include it in their title. I had the pleasure of meeting this […]

Coffee & Carats with Luz of Luxe Bride Over the summer I had this idea of bringing content directly to brides and the wedding community where we could learn together the ins and outs of the industry. To get REAL and bring exclusive content where it was needed most. In this day and age all […]

It has been such a pleasure getting to know Hugo and Lupe. The way their eyes light up when they glance over their shoulder at each other- their love and chemistry is undeniable. It didn’t take long for me to see how easy-going they are or how much they love to laugh and have a […]

I almost titled this blog post “Mad Love, Mad Men style” but didn’t want to confuse anyone. No I’m not talking boozy dramatic escapades. This session was rather cozy and family oriented actually. It was the interiors and styles, the old souls in these two, the way they gawked at the original rose gold mirrors, […]

downtown augusta engagement

There’s so much to say, I don’t even know where to begin! The beginning I suppose. I had the pleasure of meeting Joshua and Jennifer during her birthday portraits over a year ago. That portrait session was definitely my most eventful session to date. We began photographing on the sun deck of a beautiful abandoned […]

The best man raised his glass of champagne and the excited chatter around the hall died down as they awaited his speech. “Derek has always had compassion and dedication to those around him. There are few people I have had the pleasure of knowing that care about the people around him as much as Derek. […]

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jennifer & joshua

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sommar & john

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sarah & donovan