Giuseppe & April {married}

Conversation flowed from every room and the open front door of Giuseppe’s childhood home. Parents, siblings, cousins and friends filled the gracious home to overflowing as Giuseppe excitedly prepared with his best man’s help. groomstuxdetailsIn the months prior to the wedding I was continually struck with Giuseppe’s attention to detail and creativity. In his parent’s home, built and designed entirely by his father and immaculately decorated by his mother it was a simple matter to see where these attributes came from.  brothersonweddingdayGiuseppe’s twin brother and best man kept the morning light with his laughter and jokes, their older brother – who designed the April’s wedding rings – had a final, stunning touch: hand made, perfectly finished cuff links. comp1Lovely blue and silver themes ran throughout the wedding party’s attire, the decor and of course this stunning paper suite. navypapersuiteGiuseppe had prepared a beautiful boudoir table for April’s arrival later in the morning, gorgeous long stemmed roses, a hand-written letter and surprise gifts all lay in ready. brides wedding day giftsbridesweddingmorning peach and white bouquetApril’s flowers, in the palest peachy hues, provided a light contrast to the deep blue shades found in her bridesmaids dresses. Both her mother and mother-in-law were on hand to help arrange every last detail. momputtingonveil gartersAs the final touches were placed April eagerly opened Giuseppe’s letter. Tears immediately started to gather in her eyes and she softly took a deep breathe before continuing, “He’s such a romantic, how am I going to read all of this?!”bridesgiftGiuseppe’s eyes shone just as softly 30 minutes later when he laid eyes on his beautiful bride coming down the aisle; love, joy and a just a little pride spilled out of his smile at the stunning woman who joined him at the altar.groomseeingbrideforthefirsttimegroomataltarInspiring words tinged with humor, traditional vows and a sweet kiss later Mr. & Mrs. Campobasso emerged from the chapel amid the cheers of their family and friends.just marriedAs they rounded the corner Giuseppe caught his bride up in a sweet embrace – they were married!!justmarriedThe rain that had been softly coming down all morning paused long enough to visit a nearby park with the wedding party for a few memorable photos.quietweddingmoment comp15April, you are lovely – I really can’t say it any other way!  comp4 comp12 comp6 comp7 comp8Giuseppe’s brothers definitely kept things light and he congenially put up with their ribbing. comp13 comp14 comp11 comp10bridesmaidslaughing sassybrideblueweddingshoescomp16comp9brideholdsgroomsfaceThe reception venue was exquisitely appointed and every detail was carefully chosen by the couple. Flowers, candles, gemstones and color were a profusion throughout the ballroom – completed with rich blue up-lighting and delicious food.beautifulplacesettingsLove and laughter filled every corner of the room as April and Joey cut their cake and enjoyed their families toasts, a surprise slide show and many heart warming stories.cake fight cuteGiuseppe’s father was on hand to make sure a unique perspective of the garter toss was captured!hilariousgarterphotoApril’s bouquet was caught by Giuseppe’s sister = perfection!funbouquettossgarter tossA beautifully choreographed, perfectly executed first dance was finished with a picture perfect dip and kiss. Giuseppe and April, you had a truly incredible wedding day and it was such an honor to be a part of it! May you have many, many happy married years to come!!!romanticfirstdancekiss

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Daren & Amanda {married}

Daren and Amanda have a relationship that makes you step back and think ‘they just fit’ – truly, a perfect linking of two hearts uniquely molded together. Their wedding day was stunningly perfect – late fall sunshine poured through every window as Amanda joyfully prepared at their town house. Surrounded by her parents, bridesmaids and several handsome feline friends. Amanda’s attention to detail saturated their wedding day; the moment I stepped through her front door her love of vintage and perfectly coordinating decor made me realize how carefully she’d woven in the things she loves to her wedding day. Every little touch pointed back to the gentle, lovely woman who chose them.clary4 clary1 clary2 clary3 clary5As soon as both parties had arrived at Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, Daren was set for the couple’s first look. Amanda approached him slowly and it was one of the most peaceful and sincere first looks we’ve ever witnessed. So many emotions led up to this moment and their reactions were priceless.
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The couple enjoyed a few quiet moments together before their bridal party joined them. We had so much fun with this group. The sunshine and warm breeze made it feel like summer!
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Daren and Amanda were surrounded by their family and friends on Whitetails back patio as they became husband and wife, in a heartfelt ceremony. Shortly after the ceremony, the couple snuck out to catch a few photos with the most gorgeous sunset. The views at Whitetail were breathtaking.
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Such a happy day surrounded by so much admiration and love for each other. We loved being a small part of it. We are so happy for you two and wish you all the best. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two!

Jim & Traci {married}

We love weddings and get to capture many stunning ones regularly, but a beautiful wedding doesn’t result in a successful marriage – that takes time, sacrifice, grace, forgiveness and so much more. Today’s blog post details the perfect combination of a beautiful wedding that will truly result in a stunning marriage. Jim & Traci, the love you share, the deep regard for Christ and each other, your intentional kindness add up to the ultimate combination for a very happy marriage. It was such an honor to capture your day, many thanks!!!

Traci began her day with the perfect bouquet, great hair and fabulous jewelry, surrounded by her mother, aunt and bridal party. After completing the last touches she slipped out behind the church to meet Jim under a massive, gnarled tree for one of our favorite first looks of the year. 2 3 19The perfect light, their love and the best few quiet moments together before walking down the aisle. This is why we love when our couples opt to see each other before their ceremony!21 d1 20 d3 One last squeeze and they parted; seeing each other before Traci walked down the aisle diminished none of the joy and emotion in Jim’s face when she joined him at the altar. 18 4 17After a beautiful ceremony their wedding party joined them for photos at LeRoy Oaks, complete with a perfect stone cottage and lots of September sunshine. 16 15 13 d6 d5 d4 10 d11 14 d12 9 d8 d10 d9 d7 12 11 d14Mr. & Mrs. Dunne joined their guests at Royal Fox Country Club for a fabulous Gatsby themed reception. Traci jokes she is a detail person and the evening reflected her attention to each aspect. 1 8 7 d15We pulled the happy couple out for a few last photos at sunset. It can sometimes feel like your having photos taken all day long, but even five minutes can result in a few more captured memories that will truly be worth it at the end of the day.  5 d16 6Jim & Traci, we’re so thankful for allowing us to be a part of your day and pray God’s richest blessings in many happy years together!

*To read more of Jim & Traci’s story, click here!