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Her Father Wasn’t Able to Walk Her Down the Aisle, But See How He Gave Her Away

Grab your tissues, because this wedding from Lynette Boyle Photography will make you cry happy tears. When her father was unable to walk down the aisle, Anna walked down on the arm of her godfather, but just before she got to her groom, she was handed to her dad. And just wait until you read what happened later! Head to The Vault for every heartwarming moment and insane amounts of pretty!

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From Lynette BoyleAnna and Keith, who met online (score another point for Match.com!), chose Lake Tahoe as their wedding destination after spending many meaningful trips there together…including Keith’s marriage proposal! It is also a visually stunning place to host a wedding. The couple chose to get ready at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe in one of the cottage suites, so we had access to the lawn and the lake for photographs of the bridal party, and the bride and groom. Anna chose a long pale grey gown by Jenny Yoo for her maids to wear, while the bride herself wore an absolutely stunning beaded lace gown by Maggie Sottero. Her something borrowed was the beautiful cathedral length veil that one of her bridesmaids had worn at her own wedding. The guys donned traditional black Vera Wang tuxes and black bow ties, and were really that finishing touch to a classically gorgeous bridal party with the Tahoe scenery in the distance.

There were so many beautiful moments throughout their wedding day that stand out in my mind. Anna’s father was unable to walk her down the aisle, so Anna’s godfather walked her down and handed her to her father, who then handed her to Keith. Anna’s godfather also danced with her for the father daughter dance, and half-way through, they surprised her and everyone else, when Anna’s godfather handed her to her father to finish the dance. Everyone was crying at this point, including myself! It was so emotional and so wonderful to see how much that moment meant, and to be there to witness it. Most importantly, it was a joy to see how loved Anna and Keith are by their family and friends. To catch that momentary glimpse on my couples faces, as they take in everything, is one of those rare privileges of being a wedding photographer. I remember looking at these two on the altar during their ceremony, seated and holding hands, facing all their guests, and I thought, “that’s definitely the best seat in the house.”

From A Bud & BeyondAfter my first conversation with Anna about how she envisioned her day, it was clear all the visual details were very important to her. She was thinking about how she would be remembering her day through her photographs. I worked closely with her to design a lush bridal bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets that would complement the feminine and romantic dresses. They included white, blush, and medium pink tones to add an important visual contrast against the neutral dress tones that shows beautifully in the photos. Flowing greenery and ribbons gave the bouquets movement. For her reception, the Chateau has wonderful beamed ceilings and a warm, natural feel. We brought in taupe linens and napkins, silver chargers and mercury glass votives. Light, cross backed wooden chairs finished the look. Our centerpieces were created in a ceramic urn that allowed us to create lush, movement filled centerpieces with peony, garden roses, hellebore, and spirea.

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Photography: Lynette Boyle Photography | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Flour Girl Cakes | Invitations: Ink And Love | Ceremony Venue: Saint Francis of Assisi | Reception Venue: The Chateau At Incline Village | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: La Di Da Beauty | DJ: Justincredible DJ Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang | Day of Coordination: Felicia Events | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Floral Design + Event Design: A Bud & Beyond | Getting Ready Venue: Hyatt Lake Tahoe

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An Inspo That is Desert Chic Done Right

Michael and Carina Photography are here to prove that the desert is anything but dull. Because when you combine ethereal elements (like an crazy chic gown) with lush blooms you’re pretty much guaranteed to strike inspiration gold. So what are you waiting for? Get lost in every dreamy desert chic moment in The Vault!

From Michael and Carina PhotographyWe shot this unique & flowy dress out in Nevada a few weeks ago and were going for a more “wild and raw” bridal inspiration. It is really unique and hope it inspires brides to “think outside of the box” for their bridal portraits.

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Photography: Michael And Carina Photography | Floral Design: Layers of Lovely | Wedding Dress: Daughters of Simone | Makeup: Carina Bethea | Venue: Dry Lakebed Las Vegas | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Hair Accessories: A Bit of Love

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Not Your Average Anniversary Session

Marriage is an adventure, just take this anything but ordinary anniversary session as proof. Scaling mountaintops hand-in-hand, can you guess their secret to a happy, healthy, and oh-so-sweet marriage? Adventure, loads of it. Thankfully Emily Jane was on hand to capture every minute of it (including those City Blossoms blooms) and we’ve got it waiting for you in The Vault!

From Emily JaneThis anniversary shoot took place at Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. The weather was gorgeous and we were inspired by the desert light as well as the nature surrounding the married couple. After many years of marriage it was so fun to take them out and remember what it was like on their big day!

From The Bride…My now husband always had a habit of taking me on these romantic, surprise weekends away when we were dating. One random weekend, 8 months into our relationship, he swept me away to New York City. While wandering around Central Park he decided that it was the right time to ask me to marry him. Of course he had brought the ring along just in case the moment struck him, but even to this day he’ll tell you that he would have waited to pop the question if the perfect moment hadn’t presented itself.

Naturally, the instant we got engaged I knew that our marriage was going to be an adventure – all things spontaneous, passionate and without an agenda. The secret to a healthy, happy marriage is whatever you want it to be. Never stop doing what brought you two together in the first place.

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Photography: Emily Jane | Floral Design: City Blossoms | Wedding Dress: The Dress Bridal Boutique | Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design | Hair + Makeup: Holly Speakes | Venue: Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

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