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You guys are going to love this gorgeous, masculine anniversary shoot from an uber-talented team headed up by 36th Street Events. We love the pop of deep red in the florals by Davy Gray and the sophistication of the rich textures and modern typography in the stationery by Bird Walk Press. What we love most, though, is the beautiful sentiment behind these images captured by Ashley Bosnick Photography. Sean and Wyatt’s dating anniversary has always been important, because, up until a few years ago, a marriage was out of the question. The now married couple explains that for them their wedding anniversary and this shoot “captured our celebration for a new chapter that wasn’t totally new: a top-coat on an already solid foundation, reflection on two lives joined for decades, and a chance to enjoy our lives with our group of true friends and true family.” And isn’t that truly what this whole wedding thing is all about. Enjoy!

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It all began on a rainy night, December 12th 1996 when we first met. Our dating anniversary has always been memorable because because it was the most important (a wedding was out of the question at that point). Over the years, we’ve had memorable and hilarious anniversary moments: on our 12th anniversary, we found ourselves at a chic Amsterdam McDonald’s since we arrived too late for a proper dinner.

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After our small and quiet California wedding in 2014, we had a shiny new anniversary date suitably ready for celebration with our chosen friends and family. It’s more than a date on the calendar and ticker on the clock. It’s progress, precious aging, a reflection on growth, and appreciation of time.

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For us, the photo shoot captured our celebration for a new chapter that wasn’t totally new: a top-coat on an already solid foundation, reflection on two lives joined for decades, and a chance to enjoy our lives with our group of true friends and true family. Walking in bluebonnets (who enjoy a springly anniversary in sync with ours) or running the grounds with our boy Barrett mean the penultimate in happy moments, fond reflection, and awesome new memories.

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography // Styling/Planning: 36th Street Events // Floral Design: Davy Gray // Invitations + Paper Goods: Bird Walk Press // Venue: The Greenhouse at Driftwood // Rentals: Loot Vintage // Tabletop Decor: Spartan Shop  // Grooms’ Suits: Bonobos

 

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We’re loving this masculine-inspired shoot at The 1912 —a brand new Santa Ana venue. The creatives, led bySugar Branch Events, were inspired by copper, leather, cement and whiskey and sophisticated vibe. Add in a real couple in love and the shoot is sure to inspire. We’re definitely digging the unique floral designs by The Bloom of Time and the gorgeous food styling by 24 Carrots. And, what’s more perfect for a groom than whisky-inspired details?? Check out these beautifully captured images by Brett Hickman Photographers for all the details!

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From the team: The shoot centered around a farmhouse table covered with a rich cognac leather runner and white blooms. Each type of flower was arranged in its own vase for a masculine touch, and paired with greenery, copper-sprayed eucalyptus and suede-like magnolia leaves. Each set of matte gray plates was wrapped in a metallic hand-lettered leather strap to serve as the place card, and was accented with a deep blue cotton linen napkin loosely wrapped with a black velvet ribbon. Maidenhair fern favors planted in handmade cement and copper pots served as the individual favor at each setting. Small bottles of bourbon served as the escort cards, wrapped in a copper, hand-painted sleeve. Catering included a miniature Bites & Shots menu of succulent beef with dark beer shooters and Moscow mules (in tiny copper cups) paired with the cutest little sliders you ever did see!

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To add a touch of personality that might suit the gay community, the paper goods utilize slight innuendos to classic gay culture (like the invitation attire reference to a “white party,” outshining the bride, and the word “commitment”). Even the signature drinks are a reflection of the masculinity and spicy Latin culture of our gentlemen couple.

Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers // Design & Coordination: Sugar Branch Events // Florist: The Bloom of Time // Stationery: Paper Plane Paperie // Calligraphy: Aria Paperie // Paper Goods: The Original Pear // Venue: The 1912 by 24 Carrots // Wardrobe: Friar Tux, Eric Acuna // Makeup: Design Visage, Kelsey Connelly // Food & Beverage: 24 Carrots // Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery // Vintage Rentals (furniture, glassware): Sundrop Vintage // Rentals (flatware, plates, napkins): Classic Party Rentals

 

You know when the temperatures are frigid and you find that perfect spot on the sofa—the one where the sun shines directly on your face and you feel totally content to just sit peacefully and read (or surf wedding blogs) for the entire afternoon? Ok—so that’s where this glowing botanical gardens bridal shoot from Jess Petrie Photography takes us. The soft, 70’s-inspired bridal looks styled by Alison Jenner and Jess’ ethereal photography style make us feel relaxed and content to be just sitting here, enjoying some lovely photographs. Your turn! Go ahead, basque in the glow of this lovely styled shoot.

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Photography: Jess Petrie Photography // Florals:  Vaas // Hair and Makeup: Alison Jenner // Gowns: Cicily Bridal // Headwear: DC Bouquets // Stationery: Carla Corrado Designs // Ring: Sara Buk // Cake: Southwell Cakery // Menswear: Real Clothing featuring Nick Holland Esq. // Models: Esme and Jo Madden // Venue: Botanical Gardens in Sheffield

 

This lovely autumnal-inspired shoot is a perfect way to bid farewell to the fall. It celebrates everything that makes it such a beautiful season— like the gathered florals and turning foliage by Swoon Floral Design, the layering of raw textures like the gorge gown by Claire La Faye and we love the subtle golden accents in the awesome cake by Little Red’s Bake Shop and calligraphy invitations by Hey Halle. Thankfully Jamie Rae Photo was there with her camera to capture it all in these beautiful film photographs.

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Photography: Jamie Rae Photo // Floral: Swoon Floral Design // Hair and Make Up: Kim King // Cake: Little Red’s Bake Shop // Furniture: Something Borrowed PDX // Shoes: DSW // Jewelry: JES Designs // Gown: Claire La Faye // Invitation suite: Hey Halle // Model: Adrienne of Ryan Artists // Film Processing: Photovision // Tablecloth and Ribbon: Silk and Willow

 

As we near the end of fall, this gorgeous, woodsy styled shoot by L. brook events feels absolutely perfect. Obviously, we’re obsessed with the show-stealing fall bouquet by Pollen Floral Design—that pop of a yellow rose amongst the gathered aubergine foliage is unexpectedly beautiful and combined with the dramatic blue ribbons the effect is so romantic. And that textured Sarah Janks dress is perfection. Thankfully, Ashleigh Coleman captured all the gorgeous details with her dreamy film photography style.

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From the team: The rich visual dichotomy of deep, moody woods meeting a rock strewn shoreline, coupled with a man’s love for his bride, inspired us to evoke those emotions—ardor, wonder, depth. The varied hues of the coastline with hints of rich and lush seasonal berries also spoke to our design. Thus, an ancient ocean cottage, situated on island point where the Damariscotta River empties out along Maine’s rocky coastline, with its emerald collar of ancient balsams and giant ferns, provided a perfect backdrop for Claire and Maxwell’s love to flourish.

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Photography: Ashleigh Coleman // Design, Styling and Linens: L. brook events // Floral Design: Pollen Floral Design // Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks // Wedding Ring: Trumpet & Horn // China, Crystal and Flatware: One Stop Event Rentals // Paper Goods: Li Ward Calligraphy // Groom’s Tux: J. Crew // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Bridal Head Piece: Erica Koesler // Models: Lesley and Eric from Maggie inc. // Hair & Make-Up: Stacia Tetrault // Film Development: Richard Photo Lab // Venue: Private Residence, Bristol, Maine