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Dinosaur Valley State Park Engagement Session

I get a bit giddy when I see the name Feather & Twine in my inbox. It means a sweet couple, gorgeous location and breathtaking imagery is about to be delivered my way. Case in point: this beautiful duo and their Dinosaur Valley State Park engagement session. Can you even handle the perfect glow-y sun in this shot?! Stay tuned for their wedding up on the docket tomorrow!

From the beautiful Bride… Jason proposed on Christmas Eve, and we began the whirlwind of planning our wedding at the start of the new year. As a lover of natural light, I immediately knew that I wanted to take our engagements outside, but we knew that could be a challenge during the late winter and early summer due to the fickle North Texas weather. After rescheduling on three separate occasions due to ice and rain in Dallas, we finally had perfect weather for our shoot! Our photographer, Kelsey, had suggested Dinosaur Valley State Park for the variety of settings, and I’m so happy she did! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera, and I love how she was able to capture such sweet, intimate moments that truly reflect our relationship.

Photography: Feather & Twine | Cream Dress: Nordstrom | Embroidered Tunic: Dillard's | Floral Dress: Anthropologie | Location: Dinosaur Valley State Park | Sportcoat: Ted Baker

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Professional Dancers’ Romantic Sante Fe Wedding

You won’t be able to take your eyes off of this professional dancing pair in this Luminance Wedding Films feature! It’s a beautiful Santa Fe resort wedding, and we were especially moved by the kind words said by loved ones, including a heartwarming comparison of ballroom dancing to marriage. Of course, there’s plenty of the spins and twirls we’d all expect and love, too!

From Luminance Wedding Films No doubt these two can surely dance! In fact that’s exactly what they do. They are professional dancers and from watching them on the dance floor all evening, I was awe struck! It would have been a shame if I had not had them demonstrate a little move or two…or three…or four (I couldn’t stop filming them) in front of our lenses. These two move with such grace and ease and pure loveliness. The theme of the day certainly seemed to center around the couples love of dance. From the brides velvety blue ballroom dance shoes to her flowing wedding dress (accentuating the graceful twirls) to the officiant eloquently tying in the comparison of ballroom dancing to that of marriage. It was beautiful.

But aside from the dazzling dance moves these two create, let’s talk about their love; compassionate, sweet, honest, balanced and all together charming. As mentioned in one of the toast, one of the most beautiful outcomes of their love has been their beautiful baby boy named Dashel, who was looking mighty dapper in his little suit.

Friends and family gathered around this couple in triumphant love and support. From tear-stained faces during the ceremony to warm hugs throughout the night, this couple is deeply adored. The location of the ceremony took place at the beautiful Bishop’s Lodge minutes from the historic downtown Plaza of Santa Fe, museums and art galleries. The resort is nestled within 450 acres of the most serene mountainous landscape in the Tesuque Valley of Northern New Mexico. The couple’s love of New Mexico’s landscape and historic heritage made this the perfect spot to say their I Do’s. This is a wedding that is sure to go down in the books of most charming! Congratulations to the beautiful couple. Keep on dancing!

Photography: Kerry Sherck | Cinematography: Luminance Wedding Films | Floral Design: Margaret Bost Floral Design | Cake: A Cake Odyssey | Band: Soulstice | Wedding Venue: Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort And Spa | Bridal Consultant: Corazon Events

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Elegant All-White Tented Aspen Wedding

Not only is this next fete fabulously elegant, it also goes to show that even a neutral palette can be beautifully bold. Planned in the hands of Calluna Events, this textured white-hued affair is overflowing with divine details. From the Bride’s barely blush gown to the breathtaking scenery, Kate Holstein captured it all in the gallery!

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From the beautiful Bride… Scott & I had a similar vision for our wedding from the start, one dictated by the beautiful place we were engaged & decided to get married, Aspen. With such a gorgeous location, we only wanted to highlight the scenery, not take away from it. Thus, with our amazing wedding planner, Heather Dwight of Calluna Events, we created a simple, classic, elegant & warm wedding that complimented the breathtaking scenery behind the patio at the St. Regis.

Given all of the rich colors of Aspen in early September – various shades of green with some golden tones hinting of Fall – we chose white as our wedding color. Not just a flat white, but all types of white & cream for texture & depth. My bridesmaids wore off-white, lace dresses, the tent for dinner was white, with white drapery & clear chandeliers, & our tablecloths were a cream taffeta. Our amazing flowers, provided by Aspen Branch, included orchids, hydrangea & ranunculus roses with green leaves, including Aspen leaves & Aspen branches. We could not have enough candles, placing them all over the dinner tables & inside the St. Regis where our band, The Hudson Project, played for 4 straight hours. Apparently, golden up-lighting in combination with natural candlelight guarantees that your guests will celebrate & dance until midnight.

Our talented photographer, Kate Holstein, and videographer, Forget Me Not Media, not only captured the day, but the mood, feel & ambience. Our photos and video are touching & beautiful.

Simply put, everything was perfect.

Photography: Kate Holstein | Cinematography: Forget Me Not Media | Event Planning: Calluna Events | Floral Design: The Aspen Branch | Wedding Dress: Austin Scarlett | Ceremony Venue: Aspen Chapel | Hair & Makeup: Salon Tullio | Band: The Hudson Project | Accommodations + Reception Venue: St. Regis | Ceremony Musicians: Silver City Strings | Desserts: D'ELissious | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Little Nell | Rentals: Premier Party Rentals | Welcome Party Venue: Hotel Jerome

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SMP Salutes Our Military Members

Today is no ordinary day m’dears. Not in the least. Because today we honor, salute, and remember the fearless men and women who’ve defended our country and sacrificed for our freedom. A salute to our soldiers with an ode to military weddings, both big and small. It’s our way of saying thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service.

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