Lake Michigan Bluff Wedding by Color Splash Studio

We’re delighted to share with a delightfully laid back and rustic inspired wedding on the bluff of Lake Michigan. The neutral toned bridesmaids and beautiful white bouquets are to-die-for and I’m loving the bride’s simple elegant style. And speaking of simplistic, the quintessential log cabin and natural beauty of the beach add the final touches to make this gorgeous celebration from Color Splash Studio a total charmer.

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Photographer:  Color Splash Studio / Ceremony Location:Harrington Property / Photo Booth Equipment: MI Photobooth / Floral Designer: Modern Day Floral / Musicians: The Sprague Brothers / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sail Away With Me

With crystal blue waters and a romantic sailboat as their inspiration, this captivating couple decided on a gorgeous sailing theme for their engagement session. We love everything about this fab shoot – from the nautical details, to their sunset stroll on the beach, to the absolutely STUNNING engagement ring. Add in some gorgeous images by Studio Sequoia, and well, we agree they can ‘sail away with me’ anytime!

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From the photographer: When we got the call from Jackie and Chris saying they wanted to do an over-the-top engagement session on a sailboat, we just about lost out minds with excitement… then we met them and the first thing that flashed through my mind was, “holy moly, they’re GORGEOUS!” And SO IN LOVE!!! From the moment we came upon them readying their sailboat to the very last sip of champagne on the beach, their spark of passion and true intimacy just overwhelmed us. From San Diego Bay to Coronado beach, we’ve fallen head over heels for this couple.

 

 

Photographer: Studio Sequoia / Location: Coronado Ferry Landing, California / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

  

Laguna Beach E Session by Jodi B Photography

There is so much love and sweetness emanating from each and every image in this lovely Laguna Beach e session it makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over.  This adorable couple not only showed how much fun they can have together, hamming it up with a cute chalk scene and hitting the kiddies playground; but they also showed the romantic intimate bond they share as they strolled along the beach and only had eyes for each other. Thanks Jodi B Photography for sharing with us the California love!  

From the photographer: Alex and Lorie let me play with them!! I got to create a CHALK scene and posed them laying down on the ground as I ran up the stairs to do an aerial shot! It was so fun! He’s a traditional southern gentleman, cowboy boots and all…and she’s a sweet Southern belle! Love these two! Check out his boots! We ran around town in Laguna Beach, and ended with some sweet beach scenes.

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Photography: Jodi B Photography / Location: Laguna Beach / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

San Diego Beach Engagement Session with Peanut Butter & Jelly!

Morning all! We’re easing in to this wonderful morning with a delightful San Diego engagement session from Studio Sequoia. I love a little role playing when it comes to love shoots, and this fab beach takes an old favourite –  peanut butter and jelly – and turns it into a super cute love story. As photographer Kelley put it . . . ‘Maggie and Brent are the perfect pair! They go together like Peanut butter and Jelly, a perfect catch, love on a bicycle built for two… the bride is completely non-traditional and quickly vetoed any of the traditional engagement photos in exchange for this hilariously adorable photo shoot bringing some of love’s greatest cliches to the forefront… Check it out, it’s to die for!’

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Photography: Studio Sequoia / Location:  The Crystal Pier Hotel & Cottages / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Hippie Bohemian Wedding Dresses for a Romantic Summer

These gorgeous hippie bohemian wedding dresses from FreePeople have us oohing and aahing like nobody’s business. Their soft, pretty and delicate lines create the perfect whimsical look for a romantic summer wedding. They’re a superb example of bohemian meets chic with beautiful detailing, breathtaking fabrics and soft flowing skirts.

Hippie Bohemian Wedding Dresses

Each Summer dress is sold exclusively through Free People and tells a story of it’s own. They’re very affordable and make the perfect style statement for any type of Summer celebration. Whether you’re celebrating a beach or outdoor wedding, whimsical or garden soiree, any of these hippie wedding dresses would add a touch of relaxed elegance and bohemian chic to your day. You could even add a little rustic ruggedness to your style and tone them down with a pair of boots, leather jacket, or even converses! Any way you look at these bohemian wedding dresses, we know they’ll be the highlight of a romantic Summer!

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Dana’s Limited Edition Parachute Dress

Dana's Limited Edition Wedding DressI have to start with my personal favourite. This white Summer parachute dress with lace corset bodice is stunning. The bodice is boned along the sides and laces up at the back, giving it a romantic feel. It features a long flowing skirt with embroidered flower detailing and scalloped trim, as well as a soft billowing top layer creating a look of freedom and femininity meets modern boho. There are also crisscross elastic straps and hidden zip at the back,  making it a romantic and striking dress for any Summer occasion – divine!

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Valley Dress

Valley DressCapture the true essence of a bohemian bride in this sheer 100% polyester maxi dress with ruffle and texture detailing. The bottom of dress features ruffle hem trimming and the sheer full sleeves have gathered elastic cuffs creating an overall romantic whimsical look. A low deep v neckline and back, gives just the right amount of sexiness and the floaty fabric ensures this hippie beach wedding dress a sexy ‘surf friendly’ design.

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Tiered Lace Maxi Dress

Tiered Lace Maxi DressIf you like to keep your style cool and comfortable then this pretty tiered hippie dress with it’s lace layering is the perfect Summer bohemian wedding dress. It features a wrapped lace bodice with subtle floral appliqué, fully-lined silk body covered in eyelash-style tiers of lace and a hidden back zip with hook and eye closure. Delicate and feminine, you’ll feel like a princess waltzing around all day.

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Monique Lurex Chiffon Gown

Monique Lurex Chiffon GownThis strapless bohemian wedding dress showcases a gorgeous metallic design in silk chiffon. The strapless design includes boning in the bodice and stretchy mesh insert with zipper so not only do you look fabulous, but feel comfortable too. With a flattering bustline, flowing skirt and a dash of shimmer it is hippie meets glam perfection. 

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Jess’ Limited Edition Victorian Maxi

Jess' Limited Edition Victorian Maxi DressAnother fave of ours is the breathtaking Victorian bohemian lace wedding dress, “Jess.” With stunning metallic embroidered appliqué accents along the neckline and hips, sweet cap sleeves, and a feminine panelled hem it is the perfect boho lace wedding gown for the vintage bride.

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Check out the full range of romantic Hippie Bohemian Wedding Dresses from Free People here!

 

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Cocktail Hour Engagement Session by Christina Dely Photography

I do rather enjoy a nice cocktail in a swanky wine or cocktail bar – especially with my gorgeous man. On the rare occasion when we are lucky enough to rope in a babysitter. We do try to make an effort, dress up a bit posh, and go somewhere special. That’s when I especially love to treat myself to a cocktail. I love the creative blend of delicious flavours, their stylish appeal in elegant glasses, and all the pretty trimmings. They can make me feel oh-so-glamorous (even if it’s only for one night!). So, for this reason (and many others), I was totally smitten with this Santa Monica engagement session beautifully captured by Christina Dely. Inspired by Hollywood glamour, this chic couple planned their shoot over two gorgeous locations – sipping martini’s at cocktail hour in an elegant Penthouse cocktail bar and frolicking in the surf at Santa Monica beach. It really is two amazing engagement shoots wrapped up into one stunning e-session, and I savored every delectable sip!

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Photographer Christina shares: He is an actor. She works in Entertainment Advertising Sales. So it was only fitting Christina & Ezra were inspired by Hollywood Glamor and planned to shoot their engagement session at the luxurious and chic Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. The couple spent the evening sipping dirty martini’s in the Huntley’s Zagat rated Penthouse restaurant and lounging among the carved African daybeds, drum tables, and leather-covered benches in the striking lobby designed by Thomas Schoos. Just moments away from the Santa Monica beaches, we wrapped up the engagement shoot by splashing & playing around in the surf. I cannot wait to shoot their beautiful destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta! 

Thank you Christina for sharing this stunning shoot. We can’t wait to see their wedding in Mexico!

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Photography: Christina Dely / Location: The Huntley Hotel Santa Monica / Hair Stylist:  Drybar / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Beach Vintage Love Shoot by Ria MacKenzie Photography

I love, love, love vintage themed inspiration . . .  and this amazing beach love shoot captured by Ria MacKenzie Photography is one of the very reasons why. A hauntingly beautiful seaside location, a beautiful couple in classic vintage attire and a nostalgic old rowboat  . . . Does it get any better!? If you’re not filled with vintage inspiration from your head to your tippy toes after this beauty, then I’ll be perplexed! Because this my friends is one engagement session which goes down on the “just gorgeous” record!Vintage Beach InspirationVintage Beach E SessionBeach Vintage InspirationBeach Vintage Themed ShootBeach Vintage ThemeBeach Vintage E SessionBeach Vintage Love ShootVintage Beach ThemeBeach Vintage EngagementBeach Vintage Engagement ShootBeach Vintage Engagement SessionSubmitted via Two Bright Lights

Sparkly Gold & Blush Christmas Dessert Table

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Have yourself ‘a pretty little Christmas‘ with this pretty gold and blush pink Christmas dessert table recently featured on Amy Atlas’ blog which I absolutely adore. Created by talented Australian designer Vesna from My Little Jedi and brought to life by Nicole from Centre of Attention Photography, it is a gorgeous line up of pink, gold and peach sparkly treats just screaming to be devoured. Inspired by an Australian Christmas and Vesna’s love of glitter, it includes pretty hues of gold, blush pink and soft peach teamed with delicate touches of lace, tulle and plenty of glitter! Plus, there are plenty of delicious delicacies to keep your guests swooning over every bite – charming gold and white Christmas tree cookies, pink glitter dusted cakes and macarons, a gorgeous pink and white ombre cake and a pink and gold macaron tower to really impress. This modern glam dessert table would be perfect for any outdoor Christmas event. Just imagine how pretty it would look when you celebrate with friends at the beach or set it up poolside with champagne. Just divine!Blush Pink Gold DessertsGold Cake Pink Flower FeatureSparkly Gold & Pink DecorGold Xmas Dessert TableSparkly Gold White Xmas Tree Cookies & Pink GlitterPink & White Ombre CakeGold Sparkly Cushion & Pink Glitter MacaroonsSparkly Gold & Blush Pink Christmas Dessert Table
Styling: My Little Jedi / Cakes & Macarons: Sweet Bloom Cakes / Christmas Cookies: Spoon and Fork / Photography: Centre of Attention Photography
 
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From Here To Eternity Sexy Beach E Session

Before you lay eyes on this next engagement session I suggest you have an icey drink or cold shower handy . . . . because it is so sizzling HOT you’ll need to instantly cool down!  Put together by the extraordinarily talented Melissa Hebert it is a breathtaking shoot full of ravishing images reminiscent of the famous Here To Eternity beach scene. The knock out looking couple Michal and John, capture their love for each other with so much passion and style, they have literally taken my breath away. And judging by the standard of these pics I can hardly wait wait to see what they’re wedding images will contain! Thanks Melissa for sharing with us your incredible work – I think it’s time for a cool swim!From Here To EternityFrom Here To Eternity Theme

Engagement Photographer: Melissa Hebert Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights