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Dreamy Lake Tahoe Engagement Session

I’m completely smitten with this adorable pair and I’ve shamelessly been crushing on them, and their lovable e-sesh with This Love Of Yours Photography all week long. Tangled up in twinkly lights, which happens to be symbolic for one of their first moments together decorating the high school halls, and dotted with giant pinecones, this gallery is a sweet gem of the season.

From the beautiful Bride…Lake Tahoe is a very special place for Justin and I. It’s not only where we both grew up, but it’s where we first met and fell in love. We were lucky enough to meet in high school and had that fall-really-hard-for-you-first-love that you never get over. I knew then that we were meant to be, but college in different states separated us and we decided to let each other fully experience that time in our lives. 6 years later and we still had not forgotten about each other. After all those years we finally reconnected (in Tahoe of course) and it was as if no time had gone by. Now fast forward 11 years from when we first met and we’re engaged, living in Washington DC, and planning our wedding in Napa, CA!

For our engagement session there was no question that we wanted to go back to where it all began! We were lucky enough to have our high school prom at the beautiful Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club so we decided the lakefront course was not only a BEAUTIFUL setting for the romantic style and feel we were looking for, but it also holds a special place in our hearts.

We wanted photos in both the woods and on the lake so we decided to do a fall look (scarf, boots, and plaid) in the woods and then dress it up with me in a peach dress and Justin in grey slacks (our wedding colors) for a glam session on the dock overlooking the lake and mountains.

Lucky for us it was a beautiful fall day and as we posed for photos we were able to enjoy the sun setting over the lake. After the sun set, we changed back into our first outfit to snap some shots entangled in Christmas lights. Not only did they make for cute pictures, but the Christmas lights are symbolic to us because they’re what brought us together. We first met when we were paired up to decorate our high school for the holidays. When we broke an entire box of lights it literally broke the ice!

Our photographers, Erika + Michael of This Love of Yours Photography, absolutely brought our vision to life; capturing two people in love in the place that they love the most!

Photography: This Love Of Yours Photography | Hair & Makeup: Lauthr Salon | Wedding Venue: Edgewood Tahoe

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Rustic Red + Green Seaside Inspiration

Celebrating Christmas outside by the sea is a foreign concept to me, but one I’d be happy to entertain. And if so, this is what I’d dream my holiday would look like. This photo shoot by Hong Photography Studio, and created by Fleur De Lis Events and Flower Factory, exudes elegance, yet feels welcoming, and I just may take some cues from this gallery when decorating my holiday table this year.

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From Fleur De Lis Events… Inspired by British Columbia’s serene shorelines, Fleur de Lis Events dreamt in lace and luscious florals to produce a magical editorial featuring the beauty that is the West Coast. We drew inspiration from washed-up seashells and drift wood, and featured the tranquil Pacific Ocean as our grande backdrop.

We used mother of pearl plates (Pier 1 Imports), lace linen featuring embroidered flowers, and napkins with scallop lace details (Eclat Decor) to create a dreamy tablescape that sparkled in the pink hues of the West Coast sunset.

Colour palette is white, a touch of silver, and red (florals).

Photography: Hong Photography Studio | Gown: Blush Bridal "Juliet" By Reem Acra | Gown: Blush Bridal "Leeta" By Kelly Faetanini | Hair: Mahyar Khoda (Salong 88) | Bird Cage, Apothecary Jars And Glass Vase: Michaels | Event Planning + Styling: Fleur De Lis Events | Florals : Flower Factory | Jewelry (necklace + Bracelet): Lugaro Jewels | Lanterns & Cushions: Pier 1 Imports | Makeup: Makeup By Denise | Rentals, Decor + Linen: Eclat Decor | Tull Skirt : Beautulleful | Vancouver, BC: Whytecliff Beach

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Rustic Elegance at Sweetwater Farm

This darling duo? They’ve got a sweet and generous kind of love, easily spotted in Ciro Photography‘s touching imagery of their fall fete. With a goal of finding a welcoming, serene setting to share that joyous love with their nearest and dearest, they stumbled on Sweetwater Farm, and then they packed it with personal touches to boot. Cozy up to the gallery for more!

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From the beautiful Bride…When we started planning our dream wedding we envisioned a weekend surrounded by our loved ones in a beautiful, serene setting. The hardest part of the journey was finding a venue that was ours, inviting, and could truly set the tone for our vision. The moment we stepped onto the grounds at Sweetwater Farm we knew it was everything we had dreamed of. It painted the perfect canvas for our fall wedding between the barn, the main house and all of the individual details in the rooms. There were even a couple of horses and a sheep to fulfill the rural feel.

We wanted to personalize every part of the wedding, our attempt to reciprocate the love and support that our guests have given us over the years. On the wedding day itself we added special details like placing pictures all around the reception. These pictures were memories of loved ones who had touched our lives along the way but couldn’t be there with us and of family marriages who inspire us daily. We created a romantic and warm feeling by placing small floral arrangements and mason jars filled with candles throughout the wedding venue. The ceremony was topped off with a beautiful chuppah that was draped with a lace top and floral touches. Lastly, we worked with our caterer to find amazing farm tables and mixed china to complete our look. All the hard work and organization made our big day all the more special, concluding with a bang with a final sparkler exit at the end of the wedding night!

The dream of our wedding day transformed into a whole weekend celebration as we filled the bed and breakfast with all of our family and friends for two nights. The day itself was the most picturesque fall day a bride could dream of… November and 65 degrees outside in Pennsylvania! The most memorable part of the my day was walking arm in arm with my mother and father through all of our loved ones and seeing Brian waiting for me under the chuppah. The day was truly a dream come true!

Photography: Ciro Photography | Floral Design: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers | Wedding Dress: Tara Keely | Invitations: Jillian Yee-Pham | Shoes: Saint Laurent | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: 12th St Catering | Hair And Makeup: Julio Angel Hair Studio | DJ: White Label DJs | Groom's Attire: Jcrew | Ceremony Music: Vogue Music Events | Rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals | Venue: Sweetwater Farm

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