Italy is simply one of those places that inspires endless wanderlust dreams. From falling in love to romantic getaways to trips of a lifetime and European weddings, the romantic notion that is Italy is simply everything! Jenna & Cory felt much the same way and saw the perfect opportunity to combine an amazing Italian Tuscan getaway with just a few of their closest into a chic, intimate Florence Italy wedding. The beauty to Jenna & Cory's Tuscan wedding is in the elegance and simplicity. Nestled into Villa Torricella cobble stone courtyard, the couple enlisted the aid of Italian wedding planners Getting Married In Italy to craft the perfect al fresco wedding. Folding wood chairs were adorned with lace ribbons, while potted plants and a stucco archway framed the couple with the most picturesque hillside backdrop. After the ceremony guests joined the couple for a private dinner in a setting that is easily filed under Italy wedding dreams set under an ivy canopy! While the choice wedding details were absolute perfection, it was Jenna & Cory's own wedding style that truly made it everything. From the long sleeve open back lace wedding dress & stunning tassel heels to Cory's trim fit tux, their wedding is the style, sophistication and ease that makes an Italy wedding swell with so much wanderlust!
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Prior to heading to Las Vegas this passed spring with Aisle Society for WPPI, I had had the opportunity to stroll through the cavernous halls of high end boutiques that make up The Shops at the Palazzo on prior trips. To say it is a unique creature all its own would be quite the understatement. Featuring an incredibly well done atmospheric design, the enclosed world is designed to mimic the wondering streets of Venice, complete with the most incredible lighting that grows & softens along with the time of day of the outside world. In addition to the wandering world of restaurants, boutiques and performance artists that bring old world Italy to Vegas, a canal weaves it's way through the grounds complete with Gondolas driven by bellowing oarsmen. I dare say my understanding and appreciation of the property ended there. What I learned this passed spring however, is how very little I knew and more over, how incredibly cool the property truly was. To have only gone to the shops and think you know what it is all about, is but the tiniest of a fraction and more to the point, one that robs you of how truly intriguing and dynamic it really is.
To ease into the week I've got a sweet little treat from Canadian wedding photographer Samantha Clarke Photography who teamed up with Miami wedding vendors Ever After Floral Design & Persnickety Events to create an easy breezy Miami Beach elopement. Wanting to focus on a stripped down wedding that allowed for the beauty that is Miami's gorgeous beach locale to be the star, the team opted for a light palette of blush & cream that beautifully mimicked the soft white sands surrounding them. To bring a bit of organic drama to the beach elopement, Ever After Floral Design crafted a gorgeous monotone bouquet in a wild dutch master's like style, easily echoing the way that beach winds move around in such sporadic ways. The remaining pieces were left to the couple themselves, given a pure and simple opportunity to be together in a private and true way. Not every wedding, not every elopement needs to be filled with fanfare and this private & beautifully quiet Miami Beach elopement makes for the perfection destination wedding getaway!
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I had the most lovely of serendipitous moments earlier this year. Winter was just about to get rolling, the skies not yet fully turned into the ugly snow beast that lasted months, & we were all coming down from the holidays. In mid-December I meet Valerie, our gorgeous red hair ballerina from our Christmas Tree Farm shoot, & subsequently become actual friends. Wanting to get together post holiday, and with Florida friends of hers in town, we all meet uptown in Harlem for BBQ. Pretty quickly after introductions were made, Anna Ngyuen stared at me a brief moment, clearly putting something together. "You've feature my work!" she blurted out. As it turns out, Anna's not just a wedding photographer but one whose work I have had the pleasure of sharing with you all! Naturally tons of chit chat ensued with Anna telling me about what sounded like a super sweet styled shoot she and her fiance Kerry Stratton had done with fellow Florida wedding photographer NikkiMayDay Photography...
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