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Romantic Waterfront Engagement Session

Melissa & Patrick pretty much had the best engagement session ever. A romantic waterfront stroll that has got style for days? Perfection. Just as Alysia & Jayson Photography and they’ll show you first hand what newly engaged bliss looks like because they’ve captured it all to share in The Vault!

From Alysia & Jayson PhotographyWhat we thought was going to be a very cloudy and dreary day on the water in Maryland, turned out to be one of the most beautiful weather combinations for a photo session we’ve ever seen…soft cloud cover with peeks of warm sun followed by a sunset that lit up the sky! We met Melissa & Patrick at the local marina in the quaint town of Havre de Grace on the Susquehanna river for a cozy shoot near the venue where they will be married this year! These two met through mutual friends and their connection and love for one another is unmistakable. We are thrilled to be photographing their upcoming Maryland wedding!

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Sweet, Sophisticated Wedding in Maryland, III

Love, love, love all of the girly details that this bride infused into her day. Her color palette of Tiffany Blue and White is so crisp…sophisticated with a hint of prep. Super cute.

laya and luke

all photography by Jonathan Hanson

From Laya, the lovely bride…

I made one of a kind clutches for my bridesmaids – each one was different using various fabrics for the lining, as well as the details in the pleats, etc. I also made the hairclips worn by the flower girls.

Etsy was my main source for stationery and other decorations. My wedding invitations were designed and printed by Jennifer from Pink Lily Press. I also worked with Ashley Bowen, the designer/owner of 2BirdStone to create digital designs for map/direction inserts, table numbers, thank you cards and favor inserts/tags, inspired by my invitations – this gave me the opportunity to shop around for a printing company in my neighborhood to save money. The ring pillow was created by Rainsend, the Cake Topper by DK Designs, and my hairpiece was custom designed by LoBoheme. I had our photo guestbook custom designed by Amanda from Paperlust, and instead of seating cards, we had Giselle from GE Designs create a seating chart that matched our stationery. The chairback decorations were created by Maria from St Jude’s Creations using crepe paper.

Our wedding was everything I’d hoped for and more. Despite the weather channel’s predictions for rain, there was not a single dro pof rain all day and the sky was as clear as it could have been. The day really was filled with all the vintage charm the town of Havre de Grace could offer, with love and laughter, a whole lot of dancing, great music and amazing food!!!

Sweet, Sophisticated Wedding in Maryland, II

Today, we are featuring the prettiest wedding sent to us by one of our readers. Which I love by the way. There is no reason for me to blab on and on when the gorgeous bride is here to share all of the deets!

laya and luke

Photography by Jonathan Hanson

From Laya…

My wedding colors were Tiffany blue, Ivory, and silver. My dress is by Watters – I loved the simple and flirty silhouette of the dress, especially the ruffles. The beaded sash added just enough sparkle to the ensemble. The bridesmaids’ and Flower Girls’ dresses were from J.Crew’s spring Wedding Collection. I love and live for J.Crew. I really wanted my attendants to be able to choose a dress that they felt most comfortable in. I also bought an after party wedding dress from J.Crew (I got it on sale for $70!) so I can continue the celebration in style.

As for the flowers, I knew I wanted white hydrangeas and peonies. The bouquets, boutonnieres and ceremony decorations were done by Amanda’s Florist. To save money, I only had Amanda incorporate peonies into my bouquet. I asked her to include pale pink peonies to add a touch of unexpected color and to make it super feminine. Amanda was always there when I had questions and was willing to do anything for my to fit my budget.

To save money, I arranged the centerpieces with a help of a friend. I had always loved flower arrangements in antique mason jars and galvanized buckets – I really got lucky and walked into one of the antique stores in Havre de Grace and got 15 antique blue mason jars for $1 each!  Each flower arrangement was accompanied by vintage lace doilies and tea light candles. I ordered 80 stems of white hydrangeas from Fifty Flowers – which we ended up only getting 40 2 days before the wedding…turned out to be a blessing in disguise because 40 hydrangeas were more than enough and arranged then 2 nights before the big day. We ended up having extra hyrangeas which Chasi placed everywhere. We used ribbons in different colors and width as accents.

More to come!