Real Weddings & Engagements

June 20

Vintage Desert Engagement Photos in Joshua Tree

We are incredibly thrilled to share with you these chic desert engagement photos. Burnt orange hues, cacti and an iconic VW bus are a few aspects that make this stylish session the beauty that it is.

It’s all about open spaces and a one-of-a-kind love with this couple, what a most perfect combo. The sun setting brings on a moody tone and offers the perfect lighting complementing each and every detail. Photographer’s Randy + Ashley share that this session was, “basically just the best time ever.” If you’re looking for some vintage desert chic engagement inspo then get ready to take notes because Natalie and Garrett’s session have those words written all over it.

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couple walking towards the sun in the desert

From the Photographer…

When Natalie + Garrett asked us what we thought about their idea to rent a vintage VW bus for their engagement session our in Joshua Tree, we may or may not have jumped up and down like kid’s in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with an American Express black card. But nothing – nothing – could have really prepared us for just how perfect the VW bus would be for their shoot until they showed up with it, in all its orange, vintage glory.

It really fit in with who they are – always up for adventure and camping; in fact, Garrett proposed to Natalie on an RV trip to Zion National Forest around Christmastime, so shooting their engagement session in another national park just totally fit them to a “T.”We spent the afternoon hiking around on the busiest weekend ever – not only was it the first week of most people’s spring break, but it also happened to be Easter weekend, so Joshua Tree was crowded as heck. But! Eventually we found the perfect spot, and we watched the sunset over the jumbo rocks, talking about their upcoming destination wedding in Palm Springs next winter (which we are super stoked about.)

man kissing fiances forehead in the desert

man picking up woman in joshua tree

couple holding each other in a deep gaze in front of orange vw bus with headlights on


Photographer: Randy + Ashley // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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June 20

Beautiful Engagement Pictures in Downtown Winter Park

Today, we are so smitten to be sharing these beautiful engagement pictures set in downtown Winter Park. This engagement session elevates a stroll through the park to new heights. Heights full of love and one amazing couple. There is something fresh and flirtatious about an outdoor engagement that we are perfectly impressed by.

Olivia and Josh flew out from North Carolina for their destination wedding in Longwood on beautiful Lake Brantley. A few days before their big day, they met in downtown Winter Park for a beautiful engagement session captured by the ever talented Corner House Photography. Who mentions that, “From the Rose Garden to the park, every adorable shot was a perfect reflection of my playful, silly, and incredibly amazing couple,” and we would absolutely have to agree.

If you just said yes, then these engagement pictures are just the inspiration you’ve been searching for. Remember that you’ll likely be using these photos to send out save the dates for your big day, to show off that ring and most importantly, to capture the love between you and your new fiancé. Pick a location that is meaningful to the two of you and get ready to show off a whole lot of love.

engagement ring laying on bright red flower

engagement couple holding hands and kissing in front of old wooden door

couple holding hands and walking down pathway in park

man lifting up fiancé in the park

couple standing under archway in botanical garden park for engagement photos

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man holding woman and looking at her while she smiles for engagement pictures in the park

couple sitting in front of a fountain looking into each others eyes

man carrying woman on his back through the park


Photographer: Corner House Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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June 17

A Best Friends Wedding on Valentine’s Day

Hello, Divas. Today’s Valentine’s day themed styled shoot will surely make you swoon. Detailed gowns, bright pink and red florals, and all the particulars that a Valentine’s day could be made of play a part in these breathtaking nuptials. These best friends designed their big days with girly and pink on the mind and got to take in the wonder of it all by each others side. If you love delicate décor and intricate touches, then you’ll love this best friends wedding.

It’s all in the details with these two BFF’s. Get ready to take notes because these bride’s are pulling out all the stops (think bright glitzy wedding heels and sweethearts.)

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best friends in wedding gowns holding pink and red florals

bright pink wedding heels and heart shaped candy

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Photographer:  Aida Krgin Photography // Model: Kristen Bullock & Cassandra Berger // Makeup Artist: Bella Touch // Jewelry: Bridget Kellogg Bridal Stylist // Florist: Earthy Elegance Florals // Dress Store: Ever After Bridal Inc // Hair Stylist: Glo Beauty Bar // Favors and Gifts: Jamboree-Party Box // Equipment Rentals: LaSar Linens // Shoes: Sophia Webster // Event Venue: The Loading Dock // Bakery: Wedding Cakes For You // Submitted via Two Bright Lights



May 31

Flowering Lavender Wedding in South Carolina

Happy Tuesday, Divas! We are feeling the floral vibes today with this intimate lavender wedding featuring the perfect southern touch. This charming old school venue provides such an enchanting setting for an intimate garden wedding. If you are fond of lavender then this wedding inspiration is perfect for your own dreamy big day.

You won’t want to miss out of this pleasing wedding bouquet that includes white roses and lavender, of course. What simple elegance. There’s just something about an intimate outdoor wedding that catches our eye and it’s safe to say that Elisha and Tony’s big day did just that.

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From the Photographer…

This gorgeous Millstone at Adam’s Pond wedding features a stunning sunset, a classic bride, and lavender and charcoal details. The bride, Elisha is quite, gentle soul. While Tony, the groom, has all of the enthusiasm one family could need. They fit like to two peas in a pod and their love LIT up this gorgeous wedding day. Lavender bouquets, grey suits, and a night full of love and laughter under a gorgeously lit tent are just a few of the treasures this wedding day holds.

bride and groom at the end of aisle at outdoor wedding

bride and groom kissing under the trees

bride and groom looking into each others eyes

sparklers leaving wedding ceremony


Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography // Caterer: Southern Way Catering // Reception Venue: The Millstone at Adam’s Pond, South Carolina // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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May 27

Romantic Boho Chic Yet Classic Wedding Day Ideas

Hey, Divas! There’s not a better way we can think of sailing into the Memorial Day weekend than with this boho chic yet classic wedding day hosted at The Omni Homestead Resort in the mountains of Virginia. This wedding inspiration is as every bit vintage as it is voguish. If you like the idea of keeping your wedding day simple yet full of beauty then this inspo is just for you.

From the Bride…

I had a boho-chic yet classic and elegant vision for our big day, and my parents, florist, bridesmaids, and resort staff made this the most beautiful reality. I also have known since I was a child that I was going to wear my mothers dress, which her mother wore as well. We are all “Rebeccas” and it was an incredibly special feeling to carry on the tradition. As John likes to say, he did his duty by proposing, and while he had a few specific things he envisioned, he mostly stepped back and wanted July 25, 2015 to be the wedding day of my dreams, which speaks to his truly kind and generous character.

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champagne poured into glass with bridesmaids in background

brides detailed lace wedding dress and veil

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How did the two of you meet?

John and I had a true twenty-first century courtship. It began from afar on twitter, Instagram and eventually Facebook through mutual friends – Like after Like after Favorite after reply. Eventually we got together with these mutual friends and the rest is pretty much history. I knew the second week we were together that I wanted to marry him, and although I think it took him a little longer my instincts sure were correct. When John proposed on the porch at his parents’ house, where it all began, I was shocked, elated, and immediately informed him that it was my dream to have our wedding at The Homestead.

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From the Photographer…

Let me just start by saying Rebecca + John’s wedding was spectacular. It felt like a fairy tale. I think it would be hard to find a much more beautiful setting for such a special day than The Omni Homestead Resort in the mountains of Virginia. It was the end of July, but the weather was so perfect that it felt like early fall.


Photographer: J&D Photography //  Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Brooks Brothers //  Beauty: Cath Claire //  Band: The Groove Town Band // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Floral Designer: Petals and Twigs // Event Venue: Omni Hotels and Resorts

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May 27

Rustic Church Wedding With DIY Style

We’ve been loving all the spring and summertime inspo lately (as you can tell,) but we can’t help ourselves with this rustic church wedding that reminds us why we fall head over heels for fall nuptials time and time again. These natural wedding colors can be found throughout the ceremony and reign supreme over this big day. The venue offers grand stained glass windows and stunning backdrop for “I,Dos.”

Your wedding day is supposed to be all about the two of you. We absolutely love that Chelsea and Clint added their personalities and unique love into special aspects of their wedding day. The fun wedding décor was almost all created by the bride herself with the help of family and friends. Plus, you have to check out these camouflage vests and ties the groom as well as his groomsmen sported. R&G Photography adds, “This DIY wedding was completely classy, romantic, and full of timeless Fall flair. Each detail was carefully crafted and their wedding was stunning!” We would have to agree.

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groom wearing a tux taking photos on the grass by a lake

bride laughing with her bridesmaids outdoors

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Photographer: R&G Photography // Reception Venue: American Legion // Dress Store: David’s Bridal // DJ: Jack Mills DJ // Floral Designer: Mioux Florist // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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