I know, I know. We are in the thick of the holiday season and all that is dancing through our heads revolves around hot cocoa, snuggling under blankets, and shopping, shopping, shopping. Not to mention winter white weddings galore. But when a summery engagement session so sweet came my way and warmed my heart, I figured today was a great day to share it - and hopefully it will warm you to your bones on this chilly day! Amy and Stuart Photography captured an adorable couple playing on the beach, and it has put a smile on my face that will last the whole weekend through. See you Monday, my darling LBBers. xoxo
This week sure was pretty, but just in case you missed any of it:
a "holy moly, it's so gorgeous" Scottish wedding we're totally obsessed with
a sweet, autumn engagement session (complete with a bed in the woods!) in Pennsylvania
a New Jersey soiree that will put a smile on your face for years to come
an intimate backyard affair in Connecticut you'll totally love
a Pasadena soiree so beautiful it could star in a movie
a bit of wedding inspiration from Berkley we're all thankful for
an Indian fusion fête in Massachusetts deserving of the happiest of dances
a super gorgeous and airy Phoenix affair, perfect for the fun bride & groom
A few links from around the web we're positive you'll love as much as we did:
a handful of tips for taking the perfect family photo just in time for holiday cards via Design Mom
an apple pie in a pecan crust recipe we're dying to try this season via Have Cake Will Travel
a pretty as can be prarie chapel wedding we've flipped over via Green Wedding Shoes
Brides + Grooms to be – Don’t forget about our LBB! This week’s Don’t Miss List spotlights our Little Black Book VIPs who take the stress out of planning your big day. In between saying “Yes!” and exchanging “I do’s,” plan to perfect your soiree with the professionals WE couldn’t live without.
First up, you'll probably want to lock down the ideal location. Fashion Industry Gallery and Vista West Ranch are just a few of the fab venues in our Little Black Book. We've got the beauty & fashion vendors to make you look you absolute best in our LBB as well. Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta, Lillyput Lane Design Company, Couture Beauty Team, and Spectrum Makeup Artistry by Jennifer Hodge will all get you big day ready.
Start your party planning right with a planner to help you organize your big day plans. You’ll find some pretty amazing planners – Engaging Events, Premier Planning Services, Inc, A Kurant Event, La Fleur Weddings and Events, Jennifer Bergman Weddings, Detailz Events, Inc., Rendez-vous in Paris, and Sincerely Yours Events, Inc., among others – in our Little Black Book.
If design elements are next on your list, make sure to stop into our LBB. We’ve got some amazing floral designers, event stylists & designers, and rental companies in there. Sandra L. Porterfield Wedding & Event Floral Design, Panacea Event Floral Design, Petalena, Arrangements Floral & Party Designs are just a few of the fabulous professionals you can find in our LBB.
And when it comes to capturing your big day, we’ve got you covered there. Whether you’re looking for a phenom photographer - Hendrickson Photography Weddings, Apertura, Kortnee Kate Photography, Onelove Photography, and Brett Butterstein Photography are all FAB - or a cinematographer to capture the emotions of your day - Diva Productions and Life Stage Films are both top notch - our LBB houses some of the best in the biz.
Last, but certainly not least, when you visit our LBB you can have your cake and eat it to with cuisine pros just like Culinary Crafts, Fantasy Frostings, and Naturally Delicious!