This week’s Real Engagement is so over-the-top romantic! Kara and Jack owe their relationship to their fathers being childhood best friends. After hearing so much about Jack’s family over the years, Kara decided to connect with Jack on Facebook, while they were in college and many time zones apart (she was in Hawaii and he was in Indiana). The adorable pair maintained a long-distance relationship, full of skyping and texting, until Kara decided to move back to Chicago, while Jack attended grad school.
When it came time to pop the question, the proposal was nothing short of spectacular. Jack arranged a surprise “meeting” that included wine, a personal video full of their closest family and friends, and a custom engagement ring.
This week’s Real Engagement features a southern girl and a Boston boy. Ashlyn and Brian’s love story began when she moved to the “Big City” of Boston for work almost seven years ago and attended the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
This “north meets south” couple will be tying the knot at DeBordieu in Georgetown, SC, but for their engagement photos they stayed close to home for Brian. Take a peek at their stunning pictures, which includes the proposal spot, the Public Garden in Boston, and other beautiful New England locations.
We adore this classic yet ethereal engagement shoot in San Francisco, captured by Em the Gem and styled by A & B Creative. Since the couple is having a city hall wedding this winter, they also used the shoot as an opportunity to capture their save the dates and invitations as well. For more gorgeous images, hop on over to Style Me Pretty for the full feature.
This week’s Real Wedding features Sarah and Ilir’s intimate affair at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, in Phoenix, AZ. Both raised in Europe, Sarah and Ilir met with working at Ballet Arizona. These two sweethearts opted for a non-traditional wedding, that included a small, family only ceremony and dinner. Making their big day even more special was Sarah’s twin brother serving as a one-of-a-kind officiant.
Over the years the couple has gathered friends from around the world and they wanted to be sure to include them on their special day, so they hosted a unique brunch at the same venue the following day, along with another small reception in Madison, WI a few months later. What a fabulous idea!
Take a look at their beautiful photos, taken by Photographer Beau Campbell
With Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) approaching, Gillian from Coastal Bride shares these simple yet completely chic place setting ideas for the holiday.
Hi everyone! I’m Gillian from Coastal Bride, a Charleston, SC, based wedding blog. I am so excited to be sharing some fun Thanksgiving table-scape DIY’s with you today. Each of these place settings are super simple to create yet will make a splash with your guests!
For the first setting I decided to work with a purple color palette. I chose the eggplant ribbon from Wedding Paper Divas collection as well as the Midnight Beauty place cards in Amethyst. I kept the florals simple and organic by using fresh greenery, which gives the table a pop while letting the décor shine. I created a gold wishbone that doubles as a place setting and a favor for guests to take home.
The second place setting has a pink undertone. Thanksgiving is a time of harvest so I kept the décor natural with wheat husks serving as place settings tied off with elegant wine colored ribbon. The Krafted Love menu cards in copper foil are the perfect contrast to the bold tones of the protea centerpiece.
I repurposed the wheat husks to create the centerpiece for the third tablescape and added a navy table runner for a pop of color. I decided to keep this setting simple so that the Thanksgiving greeting card could take center stage.