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How a Pop of Red Transformed This Entire Wedding

You might believe you’ve seen every wedding color palette in the world of Pinterest, but you better think again. Because this wedding takes muted blush tones and pairs it with the most unexpected, yet ridiculously pretty, pop of red we’ve ever seen. Let’s just say this entire gallery from Michael and Carina Photography is about to become your new inspiration BFF.

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From Michael and Carina PhotographyCassie and Stephen are perfect together! They are incredibly gorgeous and stylish and head over heels in love. Cassie rocked her Rue de Seine “Fox” gown; it added a Bohemian flair to their outdoor winery wedding. The bride chose a lavish red-toned bouquet to compliment the intricate dress design. Her vintage inspired ring and dried flower paper goods fit the classic aesthetic perfectly.

Stephen and Cassie have been in a long distance relationship for a while; trial by fire. Their time apart from one another has finally come to an end! The couple married in an emotional outdoor ceremony on the lawn of the classic Williamsburg Winery surrounded by their friends and family.

The reception space inside the European-style winery hall was decorated with greenery, florals and candles. The cake table display offered something for every taste: from lavender macaroons to a red and gold plated wedding cake, it was both a visual and a tasty feast.

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Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Cinematography: Parroco Production Group | Event Planning + Design: Sterling Dawn Events | Floral Design: The Flowerman | Wedding Dress: Ru De Seine | Cake: Hummingbird Macarons | Invitations: DIY | Engagement Ring: Heidi Gibson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Chef By Design | Makeup: Emily Hair & Makeup Artistry | Hair: Monarch Hair Co | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: The Williamsburg Winery | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals

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Forget Catching Pokémon, Catch These Wedding Bouquets Instead!

How many of your hubbies (and/or you) are uhb-sessed with the current Pokémon Go craze? In all honestly we’re left scratching our heads, because why catch Pokémon when you could be catching all the wedding bouquets thrown your way this season. From pastel pretties to vibrant posies, we’re giving you the exclusive lowdown on what you’ve got to look forward to below. Scroll for more and three cheers to swapping fictional cartoons to fabulous florals! xx

Wedding Bouquets You'll Want to Catch
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You’ve Never Seen a Farm Wedding as Pretty as This Intimate Fall Day

Crisp air, autumn leaves, a gorgeous farm setting, flowers in rich fall hues and one very in love couple — these are the elements of a perfect fall wedding, and thanks to vendors like Tourterelle Floral Design, Emma and Patrick’s big day. Get ready, because you’re going to want to pin every one of Tori Watson Photography‘s beautiful images in The Vault!

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From Tori Watson Photography… A gorgeous Fall backdrop with perfectly crisp air, horses and sheep in the distance, and an intimate celebration with the closest family and friends made Emma & Patrick’s wedding a dream to be part of. You can’t ask for a more perfect location than the quaint Farmhouse at Veritas or more stunning florals than Tourterelle put together. Pair those aspects with the classic wedding gown and the adoring way they looked at each other, every aspect was just filled with beauty and meaning. It’s a true joy to photograph celebrations that really let the couple and their love story shine, and Emma & Patrick’s wedding was the perfect example of that. So honored that I got to work alongside such talented vendors to capture such sweet love!

From The Bride…Veritas Vineyards was the perfect setting for our small, intimate wedding. They had a beautiful farmhouse we were able to stay for the weekend; it was really special for us to be able to spend that extra time with our families and have them get to know each other better. The day of the wedding was incredible. The site of the ceremony was gorgeous, overlooking the vineyards, and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and close friends. The reception was beautiful and we enjoyed a delicious sit-down dinner. The best part was that we had time to enjoy ourselves as well as spend time with all of our guests. The whole weekend was everything we had been hoping for!

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Photography: Tori Watson Photography | Floral Design: Tourterelle Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Bridals by Lori | Cake: Maliha Creations | Invitations: Paper On The Avenue | Bride's Shoes: Etsy | Catering: The Farmhouse At Veritas | Hair + Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Officiant: Rev. Claire Goodman, Interfaith Minister - Sacred Ground Ceremonies | Harpist: Eve Watters | Venue: The Farmhouse At Veritas

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Couple’s ‘First Home’ Engagement Session with their Sweet English Mastiff

This engagement session everything (and then some). Celebrating their new status with the sweetest at home e-sessionAbby Jiu Photography captured every cozy chic moment to share. Graced with major interior design moments, the cutest couple ever, and a few puppy kisses, we’ve got all that and more waiting in The Vault!

From The Bride…Originally I didn’t want to do an engagement photo session. I generally don’t love pictures of myself, and I thought the whole process would be kind of uncomfortable. However, after talking to our photographer, the amazing Abby Jiu, she convinced me that doing an engagement session would be the best thing, precisely because of those reasons. She said that the engagement session would give both my fiance, Doug, and me a chance to get comfortable with her, and with being photographed in general. Also, we would get the opportunity to see professional photos of ourselves before the wedding day.

Everything she said made complete sense, but I still wasn’t sure. After talking about it with Doug, and pretty much anyone else who would listen, I decided we should trust the expert, and just go for it. And I will tell you honestly, I am SO SO happy I did!! Everything Abby said was true. The experience of the photo session was beyond helpful, and then seeing the beautiful photographs that came from it, just made us more excited for what our wedding photos would look like. And for a couple who doesn’t like how they look in most photographs–that in and of itself was amazing!

Once we decided that the engagement session was a go, Doug and I thought long and hard about where we should do the shoot. I searched Pinterest, magazines, and of course Style Me Pretty for ideas, but I was having a really hard time deciding. Engagement sessions on the beach, or in a park under the trees, or in a garden, always look so beautiful, but that type of location just didn’t really feel like “us.”

Around the same time we were trying to decide on a location for the session, Doug and I closed on our first house. We bought a beautiful home in Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C. And after that happened, the location of our photo session seemed like a no brainer. What could be more “us” than our own home? Plus, if we did the shoot in our new house, we not only would be documenting the engagement, but also our first home together. I couldn’t think of anything more perfect.

Well…that isn’t entirely true. I thought of one more thing– our 150 lb English Mastiff, Buffy! She is our baby, and there is no way the engagement photos would be complete without her. Besides, Buffy has been part of our the wedding journey from the very beginning.

The night that Doug proposed, he told me we were meeting friends at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown for drinks. I was almost finished getting ready, when Doug called me into the living room and there he was, down on one knee, with the most gorgeous ring, and beside him sat Buffy, tongue out, with a beautiful sign tied around her neck that said “Will You Marry My Daddy?” It was absolutely perfect! After the actual proposal, I assumed we were still meeting our friends for drinks to celebrate, but in reality Doug had arranged a surprise engagement party at the Four Seasons, with our families and close friends. The whole night was beyond amazing, but involving Buffy made it extra extra special.

Buffy was an integral part of the proposal, and she would be there the day of the wedding, so we decided she definitely needed to be in our engagement photos.

The day of the photo session came, and thankfully our new house came together. I was worried we wouldn’t have furniture to sit on, a dining room table, or curtains, (the curtains went up literally the day before the shoot) but thankfully it all came together. We took most of the photographs in our living room and dining room and a few right in front of our house. Doug and I felt very comfortable and relaxed because we were in our own space.

In terms of wardrobe, Doug and I just wanted to look like ourselves. I wore my favorite Equipment blouse, Rag and Bone Jeans, and a pair of old Prada flats. Doug wore his favorite blue J. Mclaughlin sweater and khakis. Obviously, the most important accessory was our beloved baby, Buffy, and she looks perfect wearing nothing at all!

In closing, I would tell a bride who may be hesitant about doing an engagement session that I was beyond happy that we decided to do it. Not only do I have photographs documenting that exciting time in our lives, but we also have pictures of our first home together! And I have to say, it absolutely helped in terms of being comfortable with Abby the day of our wedding.

So, the bottom line is, if you have the opportunity to do engagement photos, don’t pass it up. Oh- and definitely include your pup if you have one!

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Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Shoes: Prada | Hair + Makeup: Georgetown Bride | Blue Sweater: J. McLaughlin | Jeans: Rag and Bone | Location: At Home | White Blouse: Equipment

Tips to Look Your Best at Your Engagement Session

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