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Rebecca and Leighton scream cute! Their first meeting was at the age of ten, at which point teasing was their means of interaction. It was until college though, that friendship eventually turned into romance. We’re absolute suckers for this story, because it seems Leighton never really got over his grade school crush on Rebecca–and just like in the movies, he finally got his girl. Read the rest of Rebecca’s story, alongside their gorgeous images shot by Danielle Poff Photography.

Wedding Blog Rebecca and Leightons Springtime Engagement
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Wedding Blog Rebecca and Leightons Springtime Engagement

Wedding Blog Rebecca and Leightons Springtime Engagement

From the bride to be Rebecca:
Leighton and I met for the first time when we were about ten years old. We teased each other most of the time and drove each other a little crazy. Later we ended up in the same junior high and high school youth group. This was when Leighton first started to pursue me. He wrote me many love notes, gave me little gifts and flowers, and always let me know how important I was to him. Although I did not have romantic feeling for him at the time, we developed a strong friendship and I always appreciated his kind, sincere heart. As Leighton was dealing with the emotions of his mom battling cancer, he often confided in me and we grew even closer. After high school I came to Cal Poly here in San Luis Obispo. When I returned home for the summer after my freshman year Leighton and I began to hang out even more than we had before. I began to see him in a different light as he had matured from a young skateboarding boy to a working man. At the end of the summer he told me that he still had feelings for me. I told him the timing wasn’t right, but I was starting to see that we would be a great couple. When I returned to school we began talking more and more, but wasn’t until I returned home for that year Christmas that we officially started dating. Another year and a half of dating went by before Leighton moved down here to be with me.

Leighton, being the romantic that he is, was very eager to ask me to be his wife. Before moving down, he had already asked my dad’s permission to marry me. Being a longtime family friend, of course my dad said yes. In the first year Leighton was in San Luis Obispo with me, he had tried to plan about three different proposals. But every time he would get so excited that he would give away the surprise. The actual proposal was on a trip to Santa Cruz last July. We drove up and spent most of the day hiking. Later we went and ate dinner at a restaurant on the beach. After we went on a walk out to a lighthouse where Leighton got on one knee and asked me to be his wife! I said, yes, of course! We have been engaged for 11 months now and literally cannot wait until our September wedding.

Wedding Blog Rebecca and Leightons Springtime Engagement

Wedding Blog Rebecca and Leightons Springtime Engagement

Wedding Blog Rebecca and Leightons Springtime Engagement

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We’re wishing all of you, and especially all of our veterans and service members, a very happy Independence Day. Today, thanks to Timepiece Studio, we’re bringing you a darling engagement session that reminds us to keep having FUN in our relationships!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!
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Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Wedding Blog Happy Fourth of July!

Shot in downtown Milwaukee, this shoot combines the romance of organic elements, with the architecture and masculinity of the city. Very special thanks to Kate Weinstein Photo for such beautiful images. Don’t you adore the invites and calligraphy, by Layers of Loveliness and that simple, organic cake by A Splendid Occasion?

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo
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Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Vendors: Photography + crown: Kate Weinstein Photo // Invitation suite and calligraphy: Layers of Loveliness // Greenery on the cake: A Splendid Occasion // Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic // Model: Chelsea Smith

 

Stephanie and Alex have an absolutely incredible love story that conquered oceans of separation. You are most definitely going to want to read how they came to be together! We are so excited to share their engagement session by AMBphoto. Are you ready for all this loveliness?

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum
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Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

From Stephanie:

Alex and I met through friends while each in our final year of undergrad. I was studying at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Alex at Royal Military College in the same town. Our first dates were running dates along the Lake Ontario waterfront. We fell in love, however summer came too quickly and Alex had to leave Ontario for New Brunswick to continue his military training. We spent the next six years in various permutations of long-distance, including a year on either side of the Atlantic, and most often in different time zones. While Alex was deployed overseas, I finished my medical school degree in Ottawa, Ontario. In the middle of nine months apart, we traveled 12 and 18 hours by plane to meet in Paris after having been separated already for the previous four months. We arrived on a December evening and immediately headed to the Eiffel Tower. After riding the elevator down from the top, where Alex had realized with some dismay that it was much too cold to propose, we strolled through the Champ de Mars gardens at the foot of the tower. The trees around us were lit by Christmas lights as Alex proposed with a ring he designed in Jerusalem and the line “Will you start an adventure with me?” I obviously said yes, and we ran to the nearest cafe to order their finest bottle of champagne. It was the perfect start to a planned two-week vacation, which all of a sudden felt like a honeymoon. Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds of our relationship, we have never doubted our love for one another.

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Vendors: Photographer: AMBphoto // Engagement session location: Cumberland Museum // Vintage bicycle: Borrowed from bride’s friend // Hair & make-up: by bride // Bride’s dress: American Apparel // Groom’s attire: The Gap 

We are obsessed with the romance of this shoot. The lace. The “letter in a bottle” calligraphy (can someone please do this for their invite??? Genius!). The paper suite. The simple florals. We’re inviting you into our dreams today, courtesy of Kyle John Photography.

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Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Vendors: Photography: Kyle John Photography // Model: Margeaux Raymond // Styling: Linn P. Wheeler // Wardrobe: Gossamer Vintage // Florals: Forget Me Knodt // Jewelry: Mineralogy // Calligraphy: Jenna Blazevich // Ribbon: Silk and Willow // Lab: Photo Vision Prints