Simple Outdoor Engagement Session

This week we’re featuring the engagement and wedding of a lovely couple, Dani and Ben! We’re so excited to share these gorgeous images form Kelli Elizabeth because we instantly fell in love with these photos when Kelli sent them our way!

If you’re looking for a simple, yet classic set of photos to celebrate your engagement, we love the idea of just going outdoors, being together, and having fun! Through Kelli’s photography, you can feel their love and see their happiness. We couldn’t adore this beautiful engagement session any more!

Photography: Kelli Elizabeth

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03.31.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Win 10 Hours of Wedding Photography from Kelly Sauer

We love when photographers takes immense pride in their craft, and when they aim to create a unique and memorable experience for each bride. Our new sponsor, Exquisitrie, takes this to a new level as they work with each of their lucky couples.

Exquisitrie is an exclusive wedding photography boutique built around a carefully curated fine art aesthetic and an intimate client experience. Combining documentary and lifestyle techniques with a technical approach that includes both film and digital photography, Exquisitrie creates timeless, artistic images that tell an honest, personal story of the unique feeling of each wedding they photograph. Every detail, emotion, and image they create matters to the Exquisitrie team, Kelly and Peter Sauer as the team works together to choose the best images to reflect each couple’s favorite wedding day moments.

The Sauers have designed the Exquisitrie experience for the bride who wants to feel exquisite on her wedding day and wants the essence and beauty of her day captured forever. They want each of their brides to feel as special as she deserves throughout her entire wedding experience! In order to create this unique experience, Exquisitrie accepts only a few weddings per year.

Once Wed is delighted to announce that Exquisitrie is looking for a special wedding to shoot in 2015. They are offering one lucky Once Wed reader the opportunity to Win a Wedding Photography Collection valued at $8,500!  The Collection includes: 8 hours of wedding day photography, a 2 hour engagement session the day before the wedding, a set of proof prints, digital delivery, and a Photographer’s Album (a printed story of your day as seen from the photographer’s perspective).

To enter, check out the Exquisitrie website and look through their portfolio of stunning images. Comment below, telling Exquisitrie a little bit about yourself and your wedding, when/where you are getting married, what image from the site is your favorite, why it is your favorite image, and why you think Exquisitrie would be the perfect fit for you.  Comment before April 26, 2014, for a chance to win!

*Travel fees for photographer will be paid in advance by the winner. Photographer’s travel will be arranged by Exquisitrie.

This contest has now ended. Thank you for your entries!

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03.29.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Last Chance! Win $500 from Once Wed!

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Today’s the last day to complete our survey for a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card to use toward your dream wedding! If you’ll remember, we’re looking for a little help from you all to improve our wedding dress selection so please take a few minutes to help us out and complete this quick survey.

A winner will be chosen at random and will be emailed to be informed that they have won. The entry for this is now closed. Thanks!

Photography: Rylee Hitchner  | Graphic: Hannah Lee

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03.28.14 / Featured, News Blog

Say Yes to the Dress Dream Wedding


Shop Your Way and TLC will “Sweep” One Lucky Bride off their Feet with a Dream Wedding!

For most brides, weddings are emotionally and financially stressful, and we understand that better that better than most. There is often a struggle to find the perfect dress, accessories, decor, flowers, not even to mention the honeymoon- all within a tight budget! So, we’re so excited that the Shop Your Way Sweeps & TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” is offering you access to win a dream wedding prize worth over $30,000. Prize includes a dress credit, a fitting from one of the top bridal shops in Manhattan, a dream honeymoon, and jewelry and apparel from Sears and Kmart! CLICK HERE to enter now through April 14, 2013. While you’re there, check out all the other great benefits of Shop Your Way Sweeps. They have 1000’s of sweepstakes live now and more added daily for you to check out!

Good luck!

Graphic: Hannah Lee

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03.28.14 / Featured