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Malibu Beach Engagement Session

You know how photographers talk about that golden hour? Those precious moments when natural light is king and every image is so pretty you could kiss it? This right here is a little case study in that golden hour magic with Jessica Mae Photography as our guide. She took to the beach along with Hay and Honey for an engagement session you can find living happily in The Vault.

From Jessica Mae Photography… Shooting at the golden hour on a beach in Malibu= pure magic! It was the perfect day. With a gorgeous dress from Free People, a great invitation suite from Hay and Honey and a gorgeous couple in love, it couldn’t have been any better! It’s a great day when you have clients who love pictures and who are willing to do anything to have them happen – and these two weren’t any exception! Even though there were a bunch of people around, we were able to make it feel like these two were alone – and they have eyes only for each other!

Photography: Jessica Mae Photography | Floral Design: Jessica Mae Cortes | Wedding Dress: Free People | Calligraphy: Hay And Honey | Venue: El Matador State Beach | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Ribbon: Silk And Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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Glam Taj Hotel Boston Wedding

This gorgeous bride? Well, she might just be my kindred spirit. All it took was reading “I have an obsession of wanting to travel to Paris,” and I knew we could certainly be fast friends. Along with Exquisite EventsWinston Flowers, and Paper Moss she managed to bring the essence of Paris to Boston with a glam ballroom affair made for the pages of SMP. A Buzz Media film below and more snaps from Rebecca Arthurs tucked inside The Vault.

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From The Bride…Mark and I have known each other for almost 8 years and he is the absolute love of my life. My favorite thing about Mark is how affectionate he is to me. We are literally best friends. We talk about everything and have a strong connection. We have 5 beautiful children together. 4 girls (from his previous marriage) and our son together. Our family and friends mean the world to us.

I have an obsession of wanting to travel to Paris. I love everything about the city. I wanted a romantic, French style wedding and Mark thought it was very fitting. I wanted everything to feel warm and beautiful so the night was filled with candle light.

Photography: Rebecca Arthurs | Cinematography: Buzz Media | Event Planning: Exquisite Events | Floral Design: Winston Flowers | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clará | Invitations: Paper Moss | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: The Taj Boston | Makeup: Joanna Petit-Frere | Hair: Lawrence Hamilton | DJ: Ron Furr At Entertainment Specialists | Officiant: Reverend Alan Neale | Venue: The Taj Boston | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

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Rehearsal Dinner Party Ideas

A pre-wedding party is a must in our bridal book, and the rehearsal dinner is the perfect place to serve up the excitement for your Big Day. From fabulous farm inspired meals to industrial tables lined with bright blooms – we’ve rounded up a few of our fav rehearsal scenes below! Gather your Groom and start clicking through because we’re got the ultimate inspo for you to share with the in-laws.

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Shades of Blue Santa Barbara Wedding

Friends, this wedding is one you want to sit down and really get to know. It’s layered in the richest shades of blue (those bridesmaids!) as a nod to the oceanside Bacara Resort & Spa setting, and sprinkled with steal-worthy ideas like the mosaic tile place cards. Carly Rae WeddingsBob Gail Special EventsPrimary Petals and Jessica Burke are just a few of the vendors who made it all happen, and The Vault is your go-to for every last image.

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From The Bride… I had a very distinct vision in my mind when it came to planning our wedding…light and flowy, with many Spanish style touches. It took a few months of workshopping the exact look we wanted, but were incredibly delighted with how the vision came to life. As a wedding photographer, I already had my list of preferred vendors, and to see everyone work together the months prior and on the actual wedding day was very satisfying because it reaffirmed why we are all in this business.

My bridesmaids all wore various shades of blue, since we had the ocean as our ceremony backdrop. I wanted the colors of their dresses to blend into the scene. Their white and green bouquets were wrapped in frou frou chic ribbon that really flowed with their dresses. Matt and his groomsmen all wore midnight blue tuxedos with gorgeous ranunculus boutonnieres.

Matt and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas on one of our first trips together and fell in love with the bougainvillea lined streets and star lanterns in restaurants, and very much wanted to incorporate that into the wedding. I thought of ordering Mexican tiles for the escort tiles in the colors of the wedding. I had our wonderful calligrapher hand write everyone’s names on the front of the tiles so that they could save it as a favor. Carly and her team created a stunning mosaic style pattern to display the tiles.

The ballroom was meant to feel like a cabana – with flowy white draping and palm trees everywhere. We worked with Primary Petals to design a backdrop for the stage, and it turned out beautifully! The star lanterns hanging from above the dance floor were like the icing on the cake, it really set the mood as far as incorporating the spanish touches.

We had a lot of family coming from as far as Spain, so we knew we wanted the weekend to have as much partying as possible, so we organized welcome drinks following our rehearsal dinner. We were able to set the mood with spanish style music, hanging lanterns and string lights, and gorgeous blooms.

On our many trips to Santa Barbara, we frequent Enjoy Cupcakes quite a bit, and so it was a no-brainer to include them in our wedding. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the cupcakes, cakes, and cobblers, and we made sure to provide custom to-go boxes for them to take home as much as they wanted. Ultimately, the weekend flew by, and was incredibly magical. We had the most amazing time surrounded by our friends and family.

Photography: Jessica Burke | Cinematography: Lovespun Films | Coordination: Carly Rae Weddings | Floral Design: Primary Petals | Invitations: Walnut Paperie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Joanna August | Makeup: Leah Washuta | Hair: Shaylee Blatz At Nine Zero One Salon | Calligraphy: Graceline Art - Jenny Sanders | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa | Ceremony Music & Reception Band: Bob Gail Special Events | Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes | Flower Girl Dresses: Fattie Pie | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Signage: Sweet NC Collective | Staging & Draping: Bella Vista Designs | Tiles: Tierra Y Fuego | Wedding Dress & Veil: Felicity Couture Bridal - Custom Gown

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