A Colorful Florida Engagement

This Florida engagement session from Erich McVey is as sweet as summer sun. We love the carefree cotton ensembles against the Florida backdrop, the charm of the citrus grove, and the obvious warmth and adoration that Erich skillfully captured between these beautiful brides.

Photography: Erich McVey | Styling and MUAH: The Brides | Christina’s Floral Dress: Zimmerman | Shaina’s Jeans: Mother, Top: Anthropologie, Shoes: Kelsi Dagger | Christina’s Top: Anthropologie, Jeans: AG | Shaina’s Dress: Moon River, Shoes: Kelsi Dagger | Christina’s Ring: Vintage | Shaina’s Wedding Band: Catbird

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06.14.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Destination Wedding Photography advice from Erich McVey

Destination weddings seem like the holy grail of the wedding industry. Far off countries, remote locations, ceremonies taking place on top of mountains or on white sand beaches…they really can be incredible.

One photographer who has achieved such international recognition is Erich McVey. Over the past 7 years Erich has photographed weddings in countries including Italy, Spain, France, Norway, Antigua, Thailand and Bali.

If you aspire to add destination wedding photography to your portfolio, Erich has some of his top advice to share.

He says of the 130+ photographers he has worked closely with during this time, the 10 who have found the most success as international photographers all have one thing in common. (It’s the same tactic Erich, himself, credits with his success.)

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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06.13.16 / Featured

Sun-Soaked Summertime Wedding in California

Outdoor weddings that celebrate the beauty of nature and the best of the season are some of our favorites, and Christine and Jonathan’s wedding is no exception! This summertime wedding in California is just filled with the most gorgeous light. The color palette plays off the sunlight so well, working in shades of caramel, cream, and chartreuse all in a fresh, natural way. The choice of a light mocha in the bridesmaids’ dresses is a chic way to bring in another warm neutral tone to the palette, while natural textures were selected to bring depth and interest to the tablescapes, with fresh peaches, grapes, and wood tables and chairs. We’d say that this wedding is summertime perfection.

Wedding Venue: Firestone Winery | Photography: Erich McVey | Wedding Coordinator: Kelly Leonard with Event of the Season | Videography: Andrew James Abajian | Florist: Intertwine | Rentals 1: Fusion Event Rentals | Rentals 2: Ventura Rentals | Hair: Janet Villa | Makeup: Romina Murillo | Paper Goods: The Vintage Inkwell | Calligraphy & Signs: Mixt Media Arts | Wedding Design & Styling: CSF Style & Inspo | Brides’s Ceremony Dress: Enzoani | Bride’s Reception Dress: Custom Made by Atelier by Dawn | Groom’s tuxedo: EZ Tuxedo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Natalie Deayala Collection | Groomsmen Tuxedos: Vera Wang Collection | Vintage Car: Classic Motor Rentals | Wedding Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Pies & Desserts: Solvang Bakery | Caterer: Field to Table

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06.13.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Emotional Wedding Photography from Andrew Rayn Photography

Wedding days, and all the events leading up to a wedding, are filled with emotions: happiness, excitement, stress, joy, and above all, love. Your engagement and wedding photos should capture these emotions, reminding you for years afterwards what you were experiencing and thinking about. This means that your search for a wedding photographer should be taken seriously, and so we’re excited to introduce you today to Andrew Rayn Photography!

Based in Atlanta, Andrew Rayn travels worldwide for weddings, using his talent to capture couples as they are, allowing brides and grooms to savour those emotions for a lifetime. He tells us,

“What makes you who you are? What things do you enjoy? What places do you find beautiful? This is where life happens. In the in-between of normal everyday life and work. This is where you find yourself and are happy. I believe that putting people back into these places and things creates the best atmosphere for capturing photos, and more importantly, memories. Some of my favorite shoots have been in the homes of my clients, or walking around their hometowns.”

To find out more about Andrew and to see his latest work, visit his blog.

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06.11.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog