"What the world needs now, is love, sweet love..."
Love comes in many shapes, sizes, colors and textures. We all know this. But what we often forget and fail to see, is how gorgeous and memorable an event can be when you collaborate with others and let each artist contribute their talents.
If there's one thing I've learned from my role in the wedding industry, it's that giving a professional the freedom to be creative and express their passion, can result in an experience far superior than the initial concept ever was.
Our sugar and spice inspired styled shoot is a testament to that and was featured on Charm City Wed earlier this week!! I was honored to have worked with so many talented local artists - here is a small sampling of what we accomplished (and much more to come in a future post)! Hand crafted details like these are some of my favorite things to photograph because so much love, care, effort and knowledge has gone into their final look!
The most important thing I learned from our shoot is to overestimate how much time you'll need to capture them all. Because like most events you plan and look forward to for months (here's looking at you, wedding day), the sun will literally set faster than it ever has before...
A romantic relationship is similarly about passion, give and take and trust. To those of you heading out on your first date tonight, embrace that butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling. ;) I was in your shoes 11 years ago tonight and I can happily say that feeling is still there... 8.5 years of marriage and 2 kids later.
To those of you getting engaged tonight, well, I just hope you have more of an idea that it may be coming than I did (ha!), and you have an amazing outfit chosen for that first photo of you with your FIANCE! Or, at least some sparkly jewelry...
And when you've taken enough deep breaths to wrap your head around the fact that you'll soon be a Mrs., it's time to start adding another element to your daily getting ready routine: polishing that BLING! ;)
To the newlyweds out there, get dressed up and hold hands as you head out on this adventure. It won't be long until you're ready for dessert...
And to the non-DINKS, my married with kids crew, enjoy the process of creating a date night that's different than your usual netflix-on-the-couch-with-a-bottle-of-red-wine. There's nothing wrong with that, but maybe just for tonight, it should be a bottle of rosé as you slow dance in your living room to your wedding song.
Happy Valentine's Day, friends! I wish you nothing but the sweetest of memories to be made!
Not possible without the most talented vendor team in the land: Floral Farm: Butterbee Farm Floral Design: Everyday Rose Events Hair and Makeup: Beyond Brides Jewelry: Rachel Mulherin Cakes: WinniE's Bakery Tea: Wight Tea Dress: Rent The Runway Bowtie: xoelle