I think it’s time for me to book a plane ticket to Sedona because this engagement session amongst the city’s signature red rocks is utterly breathtaking. And if the gorgeous setting wasn’t enough to make your heart skip a beat, I promise this couple’s love and smiles are contagious! Fall in love with it all—thanks to gorgeous photos from Melissa Jill Photography—in The Vault!
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From Melissa Jill Photography…The day Murphy realized he wanted to spend all of his days with Alexis was a day they spent in Sedona. The two hour drive was their very first road trip together. They drove up from Phoenix one Sunday morning and hiked the red rocks before having lunch in town. On the way back to Phoenix, they stopped by the Out of Africa zoo to watch the live feedings of the lions, hyaenas, bears, and tigers. At this point in the day Murphy remembers feeling hot, tired, sweaty and fairly stinky … but strangely he didn’t care about any of those things. He was having one of the best days of his life because he was sharing it with Alexis. From that point on, he knew that he wanted to spend ALL of his days with her.
Murphy and Alexis are always up for an adventure. And thank goodness for that, because getting up to Merry-Go-Round Rock in Sedona is no small feat! They rented a 4-wheel-drive SUV to make the trip up the rocky mountain road. It took 45 minutes to make the 6.5 mile journey. But once at the top, it was SO worth it! The red rocks and stunning vistas of Sedona are the perfect backdrop for Murphy and Alexis’s engagement photos, and a fitting way to remember the day Murphy knew he wanted to be with Alexis forever.
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography | Venue: Sedona Arizona
You know her from roles on our favorite shows like One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy and All My Children, but today Leven Rambin is stepping into the role of bride with a look inside her autumn wedding to Jim Parrack (a.k.a . Hoyt from True Blood.) Taking cues from the venue, Leven and Jim’s planner, Something To Celebrate designed a day infused with European-style elegance and Heather Curiel came on board to capture. Consider your wedding plans infinitely inspired, and pin every bit inside The Vault.
From the Bride, Leven… I really wanted my wedding to have an ethereal, bohemian elegance to it. I was so inspired and elated once I found the venue, Le San Michele in the tiny town of Buda, Texas. Virginia, the owner, has turned her home and property into an adorable, unique, modern shabby church paradise with hints of European elegance. I immediately fell in love with all the lighting fixtures she had in the trees and the Moroccan lamps that scatters the property. The gardens added a romantic feel, too.
I wanted earthy Pastel tones more appropriate for a spring wedding, but I didn’t care! I knew exactly what I wanted down to every detail and my planners and florists nailed it. When I arrived, my breath was taken away at how accurately they were able to make my vision come to life! It was small and intimate and absolutely perfect.
The Karaoke on the back patio after a delicious dinner was SUCH a hit! We sang, danced, and partied until the wee hours! Numerous guests have told me it was the best and most beautiful wedding they’d ever been to, and that it was like a fairytale! And that’s exactly what I was going for, so I’m very happy!
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Photography: Heather Curiel Weddings | Event Planning + Design: Something To Celebrate | Floral Design: Petals Ink | Wedding Dress: Susan Neville | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: Crave Catering | Makeup: Corina Kramer | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Venue: Le San Michele | Reception Music + Karaoke: Altared Wedding Productions
Fall is my favorite. I love everything about the season so it’d be a bit of lie to say fall weddings don’t have a special little spot in my heart. And this masterpiece, captured by Mint Photography, is rising to the top of my list of amazing autumn evidence. From the full color palette to THIS bouquet, I’m jumping ahead a couple seasons and spending today in our Vault with this beauty.
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From Mint Photography… Molly and Ross’ fall wedding in the Texas Hill Country was one for the books. Can we just talk about their amazing style? Everything she chose, from her gown and bouquet to all of the venue decor, was simply amazing. I’ve never seen a more perfect fall/winter color palette incorporated into a wedding so wonderfully! The ambience in the room as the lights dimmed was so warm and inviting, just like this amazing couple. We couldn’t have been more honored to photograph this special day!
Photography: Mint Photography | Wedding Coordination: Coordinate This | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Birds Bakery | Invitations: Elli Design Studio | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon | Hair: Pearl Artists | Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth | DJ: Complete Music | Venue: Vista West Ranch | Bridal Boutique: Serendipity Bridal | Cocktail Menu: Elli Design Studio | Dinner Menu: Whitney Farnsworth | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Photography Assistance: Emilie Anne | Place Cards: EverLettery | Rentals: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Wedding Dress Belt: Untamed Petals
The only thing better than a mountaintop engagement is a mountaintop engagement with Graham Terhune behind the camera. He captured the incredible beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a couple who still managed to perfectly steal the show. Head to The Vault for a gallery that’ll have you dreaming ahead to autumn days.
From The Bride-to-Be…Mac and I met while studying in London, England. Even though we both were attending the University of Florida it took traveling across the pond for our paths to cross. After two months of friendship our relationship grew into an unbreakable bond that continued to grow once back in the States.
Mac proposed on July 10, 2015 in my hometown of Sarasota, FL at sunset on Lido Beach. Immediately after, we both knew that we wanted Asheville, NC to be where we tied the knot. Stumbling upon Graham and Samantha Terhune as our engagement and wedding photographers was such a blessing. We wanted our engagement session to be as natural as possible and the Terhune’s were our perfect match! They understood our vision, which was perfectly captured in our photos. How much Mac and I love each other and the natural beauty the late-fall Blue Ridge Mountains came out better than we could have imagined.
We cannot thank Graham and Samantha enough for braving the 40 degree weather with 20 mph winds to photograph our engagement photos! They are the perfect combination of our style while staying true to our rustic romantic wedding theme and colors.
Photography: Graham Terhune Photography | Dress: For Love And Lemons | Groom's Suit: Banana Republic | Venue: Wolf Laurel Mountain Resort | Blouse: Free Press | Boots: Cole Haan | Cardigan: Lucky Brand | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's Boots: LL Bean | Jeans: Banana Republic