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Real Weddings {Dominican Republic}: Briana & Jaymie!

Briana and Jaymie's love story began when they met in 2006 at a sweet 16 birthday party, and since then they've been inseparable. Check out their elegant tropical wedding in the Dominican Republic, captured by Inije Photography Bride: Briana Snell, 26, IT Consultant Groom: Jaymie Snell, 27, US Navy Place of residence: Hampton Roads, VA Wedding date: 10/7/16 Wedding location: Eden Roc at Cap Cana/Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Wedding theme: Beach Elegance Engagement Read more [...]
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Real Weddings {Martha’s Vineyard}: Bibiana & Jason!

Bibiana and Jason met through Bibiana's sister in 2005 on a double date and have been together ever since. When Bibiana and Jason started planning their wedding, they knew they wanted a casual, non- traditional wedding that would display display their personalities. Check out their rustic wedding at the Martha’s Vineyard Oak Bluffs, captured by Mecca Gamble. Bride: Bibiana Monique Hill, 48, Non Profit Director/Etiquette Instructor Groom: Jason Lamar Steverson, 38, Owner  of 3 Rivers Moving Read more [...]
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Romantic Vintage Elopement

There is something so romantic about an elopement. This styled shoot capture by Lorena Burns Photography was inspired by the 1920’s romantic vintage style, and featured hints of modern sophistication. The gorgeous details designed by Sydnee Event Production, complementing by the tranquil lakeside backdrop makes for a super inspiring shoot. We know you’ll love this shoot as much as we do! Shoot location: Kaufman, TX Shoot theme: 1920’s Romantic vintage elopement Color combinations: Read more [...]
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Real Weddings {Las Vegas}: Shavonna & Joel

Shavonna and Joel met at a lounge in February 2014 and were engaged 10 months after meeting. "The night we met, it all made sense why everything else didn’t work out. The only reason why I went to the lounge was because my furnace went out and I was at a girl friend's house waiting for it to be fixed. He only went to the lounge because his friends told him there were going to be some cute girls there," said Shavonna. "We both feel like we married our best friend." The happy couple have been together Read more [...]
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Real Weddings {Florida}: Michelle & Brandon!

Michelle and Brandon met each other during their senior year of High School in 2011. Michelle would notice Brandon around school because of his sense of style. All the while, Brandon was interested in her as well and was speaking to a few of her friends to get the inside scoop about her. "We had a friend that tried to put us together but it wasn’t until I stepped out of my comfort zone and approached him to give him a compliment that we began to speak to each other," said Michelle. "We exchanged Read more [...]
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Winter Wonderland Wedding Styled Shoot

Atlanta Wedding & Event Professionals brought together its members and partners to create a shoot that incorporated the beauty and sparkle of the winter season. This styled shoot incorporated the accents of the season and trendy accompaniments of mixed metals. This shoot also incorporated the beauty of women of color on their wedding day. Check out this winter wonderland inspired shoot, captured by Southern Portrait & Video. Shoot location: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Shoot theme: Winter Read more [...]
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Real Weddings {New Jersey}: Kathy & Andrew!

Kathy and Andrew met at Caldwell College in 2005, but didn't start dating until years later. "After two years of Andrew asking me to go on a date, I finally agreed and shortly after, we made it official. 4 years later, he asked me to marry him," recalled Kathy. Check out their rustic glam wedding, captured by Amy Anaiz Photography! Bride: Kathy Foster, 27, Accountant / Auditor Groom: Andrew Fraser, 29, Tax Accountant Place of Residence: Caldwell, NJ Wedding Date: 8/23/15 Wedding Location: Read more [...]
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Real Weddings {Georgia}: Victoria & Jarrad!

Victoria and Jarrad met in high school at M.L.King Jr. High School in August 2005. "Jarrad was an incoming Freshman and I was a Sophomore. One morning while waiting for my girlfriends to arrive at school I was introduced to Jarrad through a mutual friend. Being the gentleman he is, he offered to carry my books to class for me. He did that for an entire semester and we developed a friendship. After high school, we went off to our respective colleges Jarrad (Georgia State), and I (University of West Read more [...]
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Real Engagements {Houston}: Christine & Timothy!

Christine and  Timothy met in November of  2015 at a semi annual event called “Family Dinner”, that brings like minded African American young professionals together for one purpose -- to fellowship and eat a delicious three course meal.  "I was really enjoying myself and getting acquainted with the other people at my table, when a young gentleman walks up to my table and asks if he could sit in an empty seat.  I said “Sure, of course” without any hesitation. Also, it did not hurt that Read more [...]
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5 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

Just as it’s important to find the dress that feels like “the one”, finding the right planner for your wedding can make a huge difference in how you will feel during your planning experience and on your wedding day. But that doesn’t mean it should be difficult. Armed with the right set of questions, you will find the perfect planner in no time. To help us figure out the best questions to ask, we got help from Sandy Hammer, the co-founder AllSeated, a FREE wedding planning tool for couples Read more [...]
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Real Proposals {Atlanta}: Irene & Steve!

Imagine exiting your flight to see your boyfriend and your closest friends and family waiting for you in the airport. Then imagine your boyfriend asking you to be his wife in front of a bustling airport crowd. That's exactly how Steve greeted Irene on a recent flight to Atlanta. The couple have been dating long distance for almost two years and are preparing to say " I do," this fall. Check out their beautiful surprise proposal, captured by the bride's sister Iris Mannings of Iris Mannings Photography! Bride: Read more [...]
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Real Weddings {New York}: Kenisha & David!

Kenisha and David love story begins with a bit of divine intervention. The couple met at church in 2006 and became friends. Shortly after,  David moved out of state to attend college and the two lost touch. Fortunately they were able to reconnect through social media. "One day he asked me to go boating in the park and I said yes. We were inseparable ever since," said Kenisha. Check out their royal New York wedding capture by Alex Kaplan Photography! Bride: Kenisha Doris, 26, Model/Actress and Read more [...]
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Real Weddings {Washington, D.C.}: Cortavia & Van!

In our Nation’s Capital, where titles and positions of power reign supreme, two loving souls found each other in the most casual environment. Cortavia and Van met for the first time on January 6, 2013 while watching football with friends at a local bar. That night, subtle glances and a modest exchange of social media handles generated a spark that would lay dormant for a year. Nearly a year after their initial meeting, Cortavia’s Twitter account was hacked and spam messages were sent to her Read more [...]
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Chic Winter Wedding Invitation Ideas!

Winter weddings happen more rarely than summer ones, but are often some of the most distinctive and unique. If you’re planning your nuptials in the winter, one of the first things you’ll be doing is sending out save the dates. Since your guests will be getting them in the spring or summer, when winter is far from their minds, it’s important to take this opportunity to set the tone for your winter wedding and get them excited about your unique event. Our friends at Yonder Design, a luxury stationary Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderChic Winter Wedding Invitation Ideas!