Two words… eye candy! The olive groves of Southern California inspired this beautiful stateside destination wedding. Carli and Michael’s affair at Allegretto Vineyard Resort was thoughtfully planned by Keri of Always Yours Events and every detail was perfection. Alongside Bows and Arrows Florals, Keri incorporated jewel-toned greens and pops of color through both flowers and textures. The design embraced the location’s unique aspects, including jars of local olive oil for guests, and an intimate alfresco tablescape that was enjoyed in the candlelight as the sun set over the vineyard.

Southern California Vineyard Wedding

What can I say… coastal destination weddings have my heart, and it doesn’t get any dreamier than the historic Oldfield River House in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Waterfront views and majestic live works were the perfect backdrop for Taylor + Tom’s intimate celebration.

Taylor + Tom’s Oldfield Wedding

Tuscany or California? You tell me! I’m soo excited to share this vibrant + romantic Italian-inspired elopement with you today. Lena + Josh were a vision at Allegretto Vineyard in Paso Robles, California. The day featured luxe details + pastel florals that perfectly accented the rolling hills + olive groves on the resort’s property. My favorite moments were captured in front of the venue’s real Italian wedding chapel – it felt as if we were transported straight to Italy!

Lena + Josh’s Allegretto Vineyard Elopement

Katie + Luke love traveling and exploring together. When it came time to plan their dream wedding, they knew incorporating the outdoors was a no-brainer. First, they’d dreamed up an intimate gathering in Washington State. When that plan fell through due to Covid restrictions, they landed on eloping at one of the most gorgeous places in the United States – Yosemite National Park.

Katie + Luke’s Yosemite Elopement

Alexis + James themed their wedding around fairytales. Alexis’s great grandmother was born in Ireland and shared stories of fairies and magical meadows throughout her childhood. Alexis + her female relatives all have a magical intuition and knowingness that stems from her great grandmother. Through whimsical linens, pastel florals, sparkly bridesmaid dresses, and fairy centerpieces, Alexis found ways to bring her Irish Fairytale to life!

Alexis + James Tampa Wedding

It’s true that I’ve been keeping these dreamy images to myself for far too long… and today I’m so excited to finally share this beautiful Salt Flats elopement with you! Inspired by the natural colors + textures of the earth and sky, our vendor team pulled together a truly stunning evening for Lauren + Catherine.

Lauren and Catherine’s Salt Flats Elopement

Shortly after they met, Mike asked Kim on a date. They got frozen yogurt and walked her dog Lainey, and of course quickly fell in love!! In March 2020, Mike got down on one knee and proposed on a beautiful walk by Lake Michigan. It was unexpected and the happiest day!

Kim and Mike’s wedding vision was fairly simple – they dreamed of celebrating with those nearest and dearest to them. They wanted to look back and remember quality time with their favorite people, instead of going through the motions of a typical large wedding. For that reason, they decided to keep things small with 40 guests. This list included their two grandmas (100 and 95), and even their sweet pup made the trip!

Kim and Mike’s Charleston Wedding

I’m sooo excited to recap Bespoke 2.0 for you all today! Lindsey and I shared the greatest honor of hosting 16 sweet, driven + talented photographers at our second workshop, this time at the Chicago History Museum! It was a jam-packed day of education centered around building successful wedding photography businesses, followed by a beautiful […]

Bespoke Workshop 2.0 at Chicago History Museum

After their first date over tacos and beer, these two knew they were endgame!! As Katie + Brad graduated college and navigated life together, they always remained on the same page and their love grew stronger and stronger. In 2019, Brad planned a surprise proposal at Monet’s garden in Giverney, France… talk about a DREAM!!! Katie’s whole family was there to witness and celebrate the occasion!

Katie + Brad’s Chicago Illuminating Company Wedding

From prom dates to husband and wife, Julianna and Mitch have a classic high school sweethearts type love story!! These two have been together for TEN YEARS… so when Mitch proposed around the holidays in 2018, it was an instant, no-brainer YES for Julianna! These two have so much in common. They’re from the same home town, they both love ice cream + traveling, oh! And they even share the same birthday!!!

Julianna + Mitch’s Heritage Prairie Farm Wedding