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Picnic in the Park Engagement Session + WIUP

Another wonderful week of pretty has come to a close, lovelies. And even though its high summer tide, we wanted to leave you with this fall engagement session from Dawn Alexandra Photography to cozy on up to. So go ahead, curl up and take a peek at all the loving moments here and make sure to keep scrolling for reminders, discounts and our lucky contest winners below!


From The Bride…Our engagement session took place in the front yard of an old abandoned house in old Escondido. Somehow during the extreme drought Southern California has felt this year, our engagement session fell on a weekend of rain. An hour before the shoot, the rain stopped and we were able to continue umbrella-free. Though my hair was not a fan of the rain, it brought a touch of the fall season that we were looking for. Fall is my fiance, Cameron, and I’s favorite time of year. Our first date, the proposal and wedding have had / will have a fall backdrop and feel. There is something about enjoying the outdoors in a cozy flannel and boots. Our florist and photographer went the extra mile to say the least for our fall styled shoot. Flowers by Hilary brought our elegant, organic style into the picnic without making it too over-the-top and cheesy. She started with a warm blanket then worked her magic with creating a casual place setting complete with candles – a must for us! I was obsessed with the look of the naked cake and it tasted great too! We just love her style, she is incredible to work with. Dawn from Dawn Alexandra Photography is one of my favorite photographers! She has a fresh look in her photographs. She made Cameron and I feel completely comfortable in front of the camera which isn’t easy to do. Dawn knows we love the colors of fall leaves and you can see she incorporated them nicely. Cameron and I had the best time wrapped in each other and showing our love. We hope you enjoy the photos!

Photography: Dawn Alexandra Photography | Floral Design: Flowers By Hilary | Makeup: Blushing Makeup Artistry | Venue: Escondido | Vintage Place Settings: Verity Jane Vintage

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For our California brides… Discounts from Paperwhites Photography.

For our Mid Atlantic brides… Discounts from Femina Photo + Design and Uber.

For our Midwest brides… Discounts from Bliss Weddings & Events.

For our Southeast brides… Don’t forget to sign up for School of Styling’s upcoming workshop!

Congratulations to Nicolle! You’ve won Hannmaid Package of your choice.

And Congratulations to Mary, who won our Kate Aspen Giveaway!

Big congrats to Heather, Kelsey, and Julie! You’ve won a 3-Day Fresh Start program from Suja Juice!

Congratulations to Georgia! You’ve won the School of Styling Giveaway!

Another congratulations to Hilary Sweatt who won the Sole Society Giveaway!

Congratulations to Rachele for winning the Julie Song Ink watercolor wedding stationery giveaway.

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Garden Glamour Inspiration Shoot

Every so often I come across something so pretty that if my jaw could, it would drop to my desk. Which is exactly what happened when this beauty landed in our laps. Dreamt up by the uber talented Carly Rae Weddings, the details sitting in this gallery captured by Diana McGregor will have you pinning the day away. Between the florals from Sweet Marie Designs and the stunning cake from Sweet And Saucy Shop, this gallery is the definition of pin-worthy.

From Carly Rae WeddingsThis whimsical style shoot was set in an over grown garden and wasn’t afraid to be a bit daring with glitzy accents. Drawing from the color palate of forest greens, soft pinks, nudes, and metallic accents the romantic mood sets the stage for our loving bride and groom.

Photography: Diana McGregor | Cinematography: Fourth Films | Floral Design: Sweet Marie Designs | Cake: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Stationery: Copper Willow Paper Studio | Hair And Make Up: Melina Ruiz | Bridal Dress: Mon Amie | Design And Coordination: Carly Rae Weddings | Groom's Tux: Friar Tux | Linens: La Tavola | Photography - Assistance: Katie Gibbs | Ranch: The Ranch At Bandy Canyon | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

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Handmade Bandy Canyon Ranch Wedding

With a beautiful, handmade wedding (seriously, some of the DIY projects they took on are unbelievable) and smiles miles wide, these two really are lucky. Lucky to have found such perfect matches in each other, and lucky to have these beautiful images of their big day from onelove photography!


From the stunning bride… The marquee lucky sign that we made was very special for us. The Jason Mraz lyric “Lucky I’m in love with my best friend” was the inspiration. We wanted it to be our bright mantra for the evening because not only are we lucky to have each other, but also to have the best family and friends to surround us in that day and time. It was great to see the guests using it for a photo opportunity too!

The origami escort cards were especially fun for us to create since they represented the places we’ve traveled to throughout our relationship. There was a lot of heart put into them since they required a lot of practice, focus and help from friends in order to pull it off.

We wanted to have a blast with the people we love! That was our number one. One of the best parts of the venue was getting to stay with the whole bridal party and family members overnight in the the surrounding cabins, helping the party last all that much longer.

We also wanted it to be a really intimate and memorable experience unique to the two of us by handmaking certain things and adding our flavor as a couple into all the details and decisions.

After we were done taking all our pictures after the ceremony we actually had time to make an appearance at the cocktail hour. Instead we decided to take time to relax. We grabbed a cocktail and laid together on one of the hammocks on the lawn and had time to reflect on the ceremony, all the emotion and everything that had just taken place. It was perfect, peaceful and really sticks out in my memory of the day.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Coordinator: Callie Mcatee of Weddings by Gina | Dress: Enzoani | Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters | Caterer: Personal Touch Dining | DJ: DJ Zephyr with Tim Altbaum Productions | Cake topper: Extraordinary Desserts | Ceremony and Reception: Bandy Canyon Ranch | Florals: Nancy Stevens | Linens: La Tavola | Makeup: Antonella Annibale

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