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Watassa Wedding Photography offers an incredibly fun package that we are so excited to share with you today! Their “Pop Up Weddings” package is for couples that are looking to elope in a simple, beautiful setting! Every June and July in Northern Michigan, you can hire this team to come to you—are you ready for it???–in their vintage Airstream, and let you get married “pop up” style! The $2000 one hour package comes complete with an officiant, photography, florals, a 6″ wedding cake, and even a picnic basket with the adult beverage of your choice! Seriously?? How much fun (and stress free!!) is that? With only a few spots left this summer, this is a deal to nab!

Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography
Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography
Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography
Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography
Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography

To top all that off, Watassa Wedding Photography is also offering 10% off regular wedding packages for available dates of 2015/16 to Grey Likes readers who reference the post and 20% off international wedding packages (outside of continental US). We so love their work, which exudes the perfect combination of quirk, fun, and romance.

Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography
Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography
Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography
Wedding Blog Pop Up Elopements by Watassa Wedding Photography

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We won’t even interrupt any further than to introduce you to Alex, the lovely bride, and her fiance Evan, who are the cutest ever. Here’s their love story, and gorgeous engagement photos by Ashley Caroline Photography.

Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
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Alex tells us:

“It all began with an innocent poke on Facebook during Christmas break of our freshman year at Wake Forest. I was scrolling through ‘the book’ when I stumbled upon the image of a handsome boy with dreamy blue eyes and shaggy brown hair, showing off his boyish figure in a fitted white t-shirt. In a moment of uncharacteristic confidence, I mustered up the courage to give him a little ‘poke’ – a hello of sorts, as we had been living in the same dorm for a semester and had never met. Lucky for me he took the bait…and the rest is history!

Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement

“Fast forward five years later, I made the big move from New York to Atlanta where Evan and I purchased our first home as a couple. We had been living together for nearly two years when he popped the question on a brisk day in February. We were headed to Piedmont Park to meet our friends for drinks and an early dinner. It was an unusually cold day for Hotlanta (even in February) and we were all bundled up with our arms linked as we leisurely walked along the path leading to the restaurant. As we approached the nearby pond, Evan veered off the trail and commented on how pretty the city skyline was. I distinctly remember the beauty of the dismal gray sky as the sun’s rays tried to break through the clouds, creating a silver living. In what I thought was an attempt to keep me warm, Evan gently held my face and leaned in for a kiss. The kiss was followed by several sweet sentences that I won’t pretend to remember because all focus went out the window as he quickly dropped to one knee. He was positioned with the open box and followed up with, ‘so is that a yes?’ In my excitement and complete shock, I had neglected to answer the most important question of my life! Of course it was a resounding ‘yes!’ As we embraced, a figure off to my right caught my eye. It was our friend and roommate at the time, Justin, and he had captured the entire proposal on camera. As a lover of photographs and all things candid, Evan knew that this was a must! We opened a bottle of bubbly and drank our champagne in between smiles and giddy kisses.

Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement

“Our purple fingers and red noses indicated that it was time to head home, which is when I realized that our original ‘dinner’ plans were a ploy to get me out of house. Upon our arrival back home, we were welcomed by a romantic candlelit dinner with my favorite menu items. Having an intimate moment in the comfort of our own home allowed us to share the exciting news with loved ones with no outside distractions. Little did I know, Evan had flown up to New York several weeks earlier to meet with my parents and ask for their blessing. He is quite the romantic and a true southern gentleman at heart. Needless to say, I was impressed with his ability to pull off such an elaborate surprise without a hitch. The surprises continued after dinner when Evan told me to pack my bags because we were headed to Florida for the weekend. He had already called in a favor with my boss and requested the day off on my behalf. Our weekend getaway was the most perfect ending to the most perfect proposal and the best way to kick off the rest of our lives together.”

Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement
Wedding Blog Alex and Evans Engagement

Vendors: Photography: Ashley Caroline Photography // Stylist:  Allie O’Connor of Little Red’s Well // Makeup: NY Artistry // Glasses: Anthropologie // Venue: Keeler Tavern

Niagara Wine Country in Ontario, Canada, was the perfect backdrop for today’s holiday inspired shoot. We are absolutely in love with all the rich bordeaux hues and lush textures, designed by Amanda Cowley Sweet Events. You know around here we are total floral snobs, so obviously we can’t get enough of the ruby reds, rich mahogany, mossy greens, deep berry tones and copper metallic accents created by Bloom & Company in the floral design. With photography by Andrea’s Impressions and an incredibly vendor team, this inspiration is one for the books!

Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
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Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country
Wedding Blog Bordeaux Inspiration in Niagara Wine Country

Vendors: Photography: Andrea’s Impressions Photography // Planning & Styling: Amanda Cowley Sweet Events // Floral Design: Bloom & Company // Venue: Gracewood Estates at Kurtz Orchards // Cake & Sweets: Sweet Celebrations // Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor // Vintage Rentals: Anne & Co. // Chairs: Detailz // Stationery: Defining Moments // Hair: Glow Mobile Hair & Beauty // Makeup: Honor Beauty // Jewels: Stella & Dot // Gown: Watters Brides ‘Jacinda’

You guys! This is such a significant Christmas for Bryan and me! It is our last year as a family of two! We’ll be welcoming our first baby this spring, and we are so excited! One of our favorite traditions each holiday is hosting a small family dinner. We break out the china, crystal, fabulous wine, and enjoy the twinkling lights of our small home.

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This time next year we’ll be toasting in a different home (we’ve got to make room for the little one!) and have another little person joining us at the table. Because we love tradition so much, we thought it would be fun for us to share a little sneak peek of what we have planned for our Christmas table this year! My holiday decor is all about muted tones of white, cream, silver, gold, with hints of soft blue, blush, and mint. We were lucky enough to have a chance to receive some gorg bottles of Votre Sante by Francis Ford Coppola, which subsequently match our table beautifully, and luckily, taste as fab as they look!

Wedding Blog Votre Sante

My pregnant emotions have me crying at the drop of a hat, so of course this sentimental video about family traditions has me all teary eyed. We are so excited to be starting our family and establishing all the family traditions we loved while growing up.

Speaking of family tradition, we love that Votre Santé wines were created in honor of Francis’s paternal grandmother, Maria Zasa who began a family tradition of toasting “a votre santé,” meaning “to your health,” each time she raised a glass. These fabulous wines, were designed with that in mind, so they are the type you’d be happy to serve alongside any meal as the perfect accompaniment to toast any family tradition, whether preserving centuries-old traditions, or creating new and lasting memories.

So we want to know, what are some of your favorite family traditions that are are excited to start, and/or pass on as your grow YOUR family?

We are definitely feeling the spirit of the season this week and are so excited to share with you, Chelsea and Joe’s winter wedding at Riverlodge Place in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada, which was about as dreamy as it gets! Chelsea’s soft blush gown, the bridesmaids faux fur shawls, the groom’s dapper black suit–oh my! We are soooo loving all of these chilly winter images shot by Sugar & Soul Photography and are feeling the romance in the air!

Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
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What made the wedding special and unique?

Having our wedding in winter gave it that touch of uniqueness right off the hop. The wedding was totally immersed in “northern” touches, from the foot of snow that had fallen only a week prior, to the fur shawls, to the girls footwear (lazy moccasins). The venue also gave the wedding a very special feel, with the beautiful exposed beams.

Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My dress was chosen after trying on many… and I mean many dresses at several different stores. My mother, sister and I made the long 8 hour drive to Winnipeg just to try on dresses. We met up with my maid of honour and spent 3 days, and 7 appointments trying on dress after dress. Each evening we went over the “top 3 to beat” with input from several friends and family members. This dress was never on anyone’s list but mine. It kept popping up in the back of my mind, so I knew, regardless of what anyone else thought, it was the one. I couldn’t get over the keyhole back and the slight pink hue. Designed by Stella York, it was the perfect mix of classic/vintage and modern.

Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

Obviously having our families travel great distances through awful weather made it very special and personal. But, the most personal touch of the day was having one of my best childhood friends, Mike, marry us. Although it took some convincing, he agreed and we couldn’t imagine anyone who would have been more perfect for the role. It was just so great being surrounded by all of our supportive friends and families.

Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Without a doubt, the ceremony was the most memorable part of the day. Once I walked down the aisle and the ceremony started, we were able to zone out everything else. All of the plans, all of the little details, the stress, they were over. This was what all the planning was for. So in that moment we were able to forget it all, and just focus on each other. It was a great feeling to finally be married in front of our friends and family, after so many years together.

Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met when we started working together. A few years later we started to date… to the bosses dismay, as the boss just so happened to be my father. 8 years later, after getting a dog, buying a house and being grilled by my family for years, Joe proposed. On Christmas Eve, he took me to Pisew Falls, some gorgeous water falls 45 minutes from home (one of my favourite places). After exploring the falls and the trails, right before heading back home, he proposed. He couldn’t have planned it better.

Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding
Wedding Blog Chelsea and Joes Snowy Winter Wedding

Vendors: Photographer: Sugar & Soul Photography // Florist: Anything Grows- Thompson, MB // Caterer: Amanda Hebner Catering Services- Thompson, MB // Dress Designer: Stella York // Dress Salon: Stella’s Bridal- Winnipeg, MB // Venue: Riverlodge Place- Thompson, MB // Decorating: Randi Radesic- Events Supply and Decorating- Thompson, MB // Hair & Nails: InSparation Day Spa- Thompson, MB