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

Lauren and Bill’s relationship started like so many do… they met through mutual friends. When they both found themselves single, Bill became persistent on asking Lauren out. She was hesitant at first, but ultimately gave him a chance (with her mom’s advice!!) Just like any fairytale story you’d see in the movies, the rest was history. Lauren says that Bill stole her heart before she even had a chance to realize she was falling in love. Swoon!

When it came to planning their couples’ session, they knew the perfect setting was Bill’s family’s yacht. Lauren and Bill spend their summers making memories on Lake Michigan, so it was only fitting! The evening started out laidback and romantic… we popped champagne, listened to music, and cruised serenely down the lake. Mother Nature had other plans for us though! As an unexpected storm rolled in, Bill had to captain us through crazy high winds!

Lauren and Bill’s Chicago Yacht Session

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

You’ve picked a date, chosen the perfect venue for your special day, and hired an unbelievable wedding planner. Next on the to-do list is finding someone to document it all… and it’s a big decision!! Not only will this be the person to preserve your most special memories, but they’ll also be by your side every step of the way throughout your entire wedding day.

For these reasons, it’s important that your photographer is the PERFECT fit. (No pressure, right?) Not to worry though, I’ve got your back! Today I’ve put together a mini-guide on how to find your dream wedding photographer. Read on!

How to find your dream wedding photographer

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

Warm temps, gentle breeze, glowy light. Chicago was in rare form this October evening. Showing off, really!! I’ve lived here for going on eight years now, and still ooh and ahh at the beauty of this city. Lindsay and Bobby are Chicago residents moving to Nashville and before they embarked on a new journey, they wanted some sweet photos in the city where they fell in love.

Lindsay and Bobby’s Chicago Engagement Session

Look up ‘bubbly’ in the dictionary and you’ll likely find a picture of Alex + Elijah. These two are so smiley, giggly and JOY-FILLED… photographing them left my cheeks sore from laughing so much! Combine their energy with glowy Northern California light, and you get magic.

Baker Beach Engagement Session