Best Wedding Blog - Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Grey Likes Weddings » Engagements http://www.greylikesweddings.com A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:28:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Christina and Nick’s Summer Engagement Shoot http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/rustic/christina-and-nicks-summer-engagement-shoot/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/rustic/christina-and-nicks-summer-engagement-shoot/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:06:28 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55299 Happy Fourth of July!! Maybe you’re celebrating at the lake and enjoying picnics, canoeing and some much-needed relaxation? Maybe you’re planning to take in some fireworks at the pier? Either way, this adorable summer engagement shoot from the fabulous A Love Supreme Photography is sure to get you pumped to take in the scenery and enjoy a beautiful summer day with your... Read More

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Happy Fourth of July!! Maybe you’re celebrating at the lake and enjoying picnics, canoeing and some much-needed relaxation? Maybe you’re planning to take in some fireworks at the pier? Either way, this adorable summer engagement shoot from the fabulous A Love Supreme Photography is sure to get you pumped to take in the scenery and enjoy a beautiful summer day with your guy. We’re especially crazy about the super cute styling by Emily Elizabeth Events.

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How they met: Nick and I were introduced during a typical summer boating trip out on Sebago Lake. Nick’s college roommate happened to be my long time friend from grade school. In the winter of 2009 Nick asked me to help him navigate the basics of getting a tan, in preparation for his upcoming trip to Mexico. He was crafty in finding a way to spend time with me and it eventually led to him asking me out on our first date.

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The proposal: Nick and I take an annual trip to Acadia National Park each summer. We spend 4 days camping, hiking, biking, and enjoying the beauty of Maine summer. It is our first tradition that we created together and one that we look forward to every year. During this particular trip we were looking forward to seeing the sunset on Cadillac Mountain, since the year before we had woken up at 4:00am and rushed to the top to see the sunrise. (It is the first place in the US where you can see the sunrise and the view is undoubtedly worth the early wake up time)! While we were walking up Cadillac Mountain to see the sunset, Nick led me down a secluded path where he found a large boulder you could stand on and see above the treeline to view the entire harbor. He held his hand out for me and hoisted me up onto the rock. It was there that he asked me if I would marry him and spend our lives together. That was certainly the most memorable trip to Acadia we have had, but each year we go back to Cadillac Mountain and look forward to reliving that first sunset.

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Vendors: Photography: A Love Supreme Photography // Styling: Emily Elizabeth Events // Location: Bath, Maine

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Sorella Muse Photography Giveaway http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/wedding-photography/sorella-muse-photography-giveaway/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/wedding-photography/sorella-muse-photography-giveaway/#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:00:40 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=55887 Listen up, lovelies, because we’ve got an awesome giveaway for you. We’ve partnered with the super cool and super talented, Nicole Anderson, of Sorella Muse Photography, to offer you a full wedding photography package!! Yep! And what we dig about Nicole’s style is that her images always capture a truly authentic moment. We love her eye for the joyful, in-between... Read More

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Listen up, lovelies, because we’ve got an awesome giveaway for you. We’ve partnered with the super cool and super talented, Nicole Anderson, of Sorella Muse Photography, to offer you a full wedding photography package!! Yep! And what we dig about Nicole’s style is that her images always capture a truly authentic moment. We love her eye for the joyful, in-between moments—they give her work a really cool, documentary-story-telling appeal. And, of course, we love her affinity for vibrant color. Nicole is relocating her company from SoCal to NorCal after moving back from living abroad this past year (pssst—you HAVE to check out her travel instagrams!) so the timing is perfect to host a giveaway celebrating her reopening in the Bay Area! Check out Nicole’s beautiful images and see more details below for a chance to win a Sorella Muse Photography package!!

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Oh yeah—and another aweome thing—Nicole is offering ALL Grey Likes readers a 25% discount on any Sorella Muse wedding packages (when booked by September 1, 2015), as well as giving away a full-blown wedding photography package to one lucky couple!

Here’s the package details:

– The wedding photography package giveaway includes:

– 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage

– Edited, high resolution images delivered on a USB drive

– A 2 hr engagement session

To enter the giveaway, simply e-mail Nicole at nicole@sorella-muse.com with your names, your wedding venue and date, and a little about yourselves, your love story, what your perfect weekend looks like, how you met… and of course your vision for your wedding. And include a photo of the two of you, to be shared when the winner is announced! All entries must be received on or by Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

A few terms and conditions:

Sorella Muse: N.Anderson Studio is a California-based wedding photographer who loves to travel. All travel fees and accommodations for weddings outside of California will be paid in full by the winner. To enter, your wedding must take place in 2015 or 2016.

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Grit + Gold Studio Featurette http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/anniversary-shoot/grit-gold-studio-featurette/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/anniversary-shoot/grit-gold-studio-featurette/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 20:09:14 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=54656 You guys! Every once in a while, we get crazy giddy over a shoot and just can’t wait to share it with you! Today is our lucky day (and YOURS) as we share with you this crazy adorable feature by our newest members of the Grey Collective: Grit + Gold Studio. Their work is absolutely... Read More

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You guys! Every once in a while, we get crazy giddy over a shoot and just can’t wait to share it with you! Today is our lucky day (and YOURS) as we share with you this crazy adorable feature by our newest members of the Grey Collective: Grit + Gold Studio. Their work is absolutely inspired and we are feeling pretty thrilled to welcome them to our talented collection of insanely fab vendors! Stylist Peyton Frank for Grit + Gold is responsible for all this darling genius, alongside the killer talent of Ben Q Photography and Ginger Roots Floral Design. How much fun are all of these ideas? Wouldn’t this look be PERFECT for an engagement party?

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Vendors: Photography: Ben Q Photography // Location: Fort Worth, TX // Venue: Grit + Gold Studio // Design Stylist: Peyton Frank for Grit + Gold // Florist: Ginger Roots Floral Design // Calligraphy: Tiffani Licona // Hair and Makeup: Something You // Models: Madison Jones and Timmy Root // Dress (aqua) and Accessories: Beehive Fort Worth

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Adriana and Ariel’s Miami Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/adriana-ariels-miami-engagement/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/adriana-ariels-miami-engagement/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50711 Adriana and Ariel are a crazy gorgeous couple that are taking over today’s post to tell you all about their engagement photos shot by the ever talented Blackbird Foto. How the couple met: We met while attending the Tax Masters Program at Florida International University. We have seen each other in school in the past,... Read More

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Adriana and Ariel are a crazy gorgeous couple that are taking over today’s post to tell you all about their engagement photos shot by the ever talented Blackbird Foto.

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How the couple met:

We met while attending the Tax Masters Program at Florida International University. We have seen each other in school in the past, but we never talked (even though we both graduated from our bachelors on the same day and have graduation pictures together). Once we were in the masters, we started to get to know each other through common friends and by collaborating on class projects. This led us to become good friends. We enjoyed spending endless hours together talking just about anything and enjoying our morning coffee together before the class. Very quickly our Starbucks library trips became a tradition and often a subject of jokes for our classmates. Ariel would call me few times a week with questions about material from our tax classes…but after few months he admitted that he did that just to be able to talk to me. He was very persistent and patient. With the passing of time, I started to realize that our friendship became something more. We genuinely cared for each other. We would spend hours studying until late on school campus. Ariel would never want to leave, because waiting until the next morning to see me was too long for him :). Whenever we would be together we would just look at each other and say: Happy Times! It was our inside couple motto.

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The proposal story:

Ariel proposed almost two and half years since we started dating. He chose the same place where we first kissed as the location where he professed his love to me.”

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Ariel on the proposal:

“It was hard to convince her to go to celebrate our two and a half year anniversary…after all who does that?! Ultimately I persuaded her and we went for a late lunch and romantic walk on the beach. I started telling her with a shaky voice how much she meant to me and finally got on one knee to ask the love of my life to be my wife. Her first words were: Is this really happening? I remember tears in her eyes saying yes and making me feel the luckiest men in the world. There are no words that could really describe what I felt once she said yes. I just can say that I really look forward everyday to be married to the most amazing woman in the entire universe, the love of my life, my best friend, my everything.”

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About the photoshoot:

Ariel and I want to memorialize our engagement in a timeless manner. We strongly felt that whatever location and theme we choose, it should truly represent us: where we live and what we often do during our weekends. We wanted a beautiful backdrop to create amazing memories for us, our families and future kids, but not necessarily in very traditional way. As a former model I knew that beautiful wardrobe and make up would truly bring my vision together. It took couple of weeks to create everything. Finding the clothes and right props was challenging. I also did not want my pictures to have a feeling of being too “sweet” or too “cute”. I wanted to express our love through Alisa’s camera lens with certain level of maturity and simple natural beauty with minimal make up.

For the beach shoot, we wanted to have a feeling of a morning after an amazing evening… a couple on the beach enjoying sunrise. I opted for a beautiful sequin Badgley Mishka gown and Ariel a slim fit Banana Republic navy suit. Ariel is Cuban and his entire family would spend every year their vacation in beautiful beaches of Varadero. Beach is very close to Ariel’s heart and so it was a very obvious choice for us. Also, Ariel did propose on the beach, so it will be actually always a special place for both of us.

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Walks and picnics in the park is something that I really enjoy; hence, the idea for a fall picnic. Since I started planning the wedding I spend a lot of time browsing through pictures. A lot of the ideas were inspired by the photos shared by the Pinterest community, for example, the monogrammed bottle. Other props were more spontaneous finds, for example the Anthropologie’s monogrammed notebook or love poems book.

The walk in the park look was inspired by the verses from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s poetic tale “The Little Prince”. It a romantic story that reflects on human nature and relationships. The story emphasizes the importance of listening to our heart and carying for each other are beautifully captured through quotes like “One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” and “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” Ariel is my prince and I am his one and only rose :) I translated the idea through the Matheson Hammock park backdrop and a rose printed silk jumpsuit by Stone Cold Fox. My make up and hair were driven by the Ellie Saab models look. Very soft and romantic…almost angelic. My vision was executed by incredible Miami fashion make up artist Angel Gabriel.

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Vendors: Photography: Blackbird Foto // Make up: Angel Gabriel // Monogrammed bottle: The Printing Guy Inc.

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Max and Emily Romantic Beach Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/max-emily-romantic-beach-engagement/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/max-emily-romantic-beach-engagement/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50406 Emily and Max have a love story that’s perfectly romantic and a served with plenty of coffee–just our style! The pair decided on a beach destination for their engagement photos by Rebecca Yale Photography and we feel as though these are from a dream! Emily tells us: Max and I met during law school orientation.... Read More

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Emily and Max have a love story that’s perfectly romantic and a served with plenty of coffee–just our style! The pair decided on a beach destination for their engagement photos by Rebecca Yale Photography and we feel as though these are from a dream!

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Emily tells us:

Max and I met during law school orientation. We fell in love over text books and strong black coffee and helped each other survive that difficult first year of law school. Four years later, we live in New York City, balancing our busy big-law work schedules with weekend walks on the Highline, brunch dates and trips to peruse our favorite book stores.  Max proposed in our apartment on a quiet Saturday morning last November.  True to our laid-back style, he popped the question with a cup of coffee and an engagement ring. I said yes to both.

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Vendors: Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc. // Black Dress: Thakoon // Pink Dress: Jill Stuart // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

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New Year Newlywed http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/new-year-newlywed/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/new-year-newlywed/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:21:31 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50399 Happiest New Year! As you settle into 2015, we thought it would be fun to bring you Phil and Brittany’s New Year Newlywed photography session shot Kayla Coleman Photography. We absolutely adore the cozy real life feeling of these images, and think this is such a wonderful time in your life to document your start! Here’s... Read More

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Happiest New Year! As you settle into 2015, we thought it would be fun to bring you Phil and Brittany’s New Year Newlywed photography session shot Kayla Coleman Photography. We absolutely adore the cozy real life feeling of these images, and think this is such a wonderful time in your life to document your start! Here’s to new beginnings, darlings!

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How the couple met:

Brittany & Phil met through Phil’s younger sister/Brittany’s best friend. Brittany and his sister had become good friends the first few weeks of college. Numerous meetings over four years lead to nothing more than minimal friendship between the two. Fast forward a few years where they were reunited when a big group of mutual friends ended up at dinner together. Brittany and Phil sat across the table from each other and after a few hours of witty banter they were both infatuated. Against all logic, the two started a relationship which endured one year of long distance and two years of living together before finally sealing the deal.

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The proposal:

They were vacationing in Northern Michigan which was one of their absolute favorite places to go together. They had rented a house with Brittany’s whole family and one of the days Phil kept pestering Brittany to go out on the boat with him to go fishing. After he told her to take her baseball hat off and put on a skirt, Brittany was definitely skeptical about said “fishing trip”. When they pulled the boat out of the channel and into Lake Michigan the water became extremely rough. Brittany was becoming more and more weary of this fishing trip but when Phil put on one of their favorite songs and came stumbling over to her, he knelt down on one knee and asked her to marry her– in 4 foot waves no less! She of course said yes and the two celebrated with champagne while watching wind surfers, and calling family and friends. When they returned to the house her family was waiting with a celebratory engagement dinner and more champagne. One of their favorite vacation spots quickly turned into a very special place for them and later became the place they said “I do”.

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Vendor: Photography: Kayla Coleman Photography

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A Christmas Proposal http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/christmas-proposal/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/christmas-proposal/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:49:05 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50648 Merry Christmas Eve!!!! We could not be more thrilled to celebrate the holiday this year! Our hope is that your homes and hearts are bursting with love! We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share this Christmas proposal styled AND shot by Theresa Furey with florals by Great British Florist. We’re also loving... Read More

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Merry Christmas Eve!!!! We could not be more thrilled to celebrate the holiday this year! Our hope is that your homes and hearts are bursting with love! We thought it would be a perfect opportunity to share this Christmas proposal styled AND shot by Theresa Furey with florals by Great British Florist. We’re also loving the super darling The Mrs Box cameo!
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Vendors: Photography and Styling: Theresa Furey  // Florals: Great British Florist // MUA: Naomi Emmanuelle // Velvet Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box // Clear Glass Christmas Ornaments with Feathers: Rowen & Wren // Christmas Ornaments, Lantern, Fur Blanket, Hot Chocolate: Home Sense // Green Glass Ornaments, wool socks, cinnamon sticks and soaps: Bailey’s // Calligraphy: Chiara or Lamplighter London // White enamel mugs: Ebay, Frenchmanscreek // Location: Leigh Sinton Tree Farm // Film and processing: Fuji 400H and Portra 800 UK Film Lab

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Alex and Evan’s Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/alex-evan-engagement-ashley-caroline-photography/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/alex-evan-engagement-ashley-caroline-photography/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50540 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. Alex tells us: “It all began with an innocent poke on Facebook during Christmas break of our freshman year... Read More

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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.

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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!

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“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.

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“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.”

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

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Here’s to the first 10 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/anniversary-shoot/heres-to-the-first-10-year-anniversary-shoot-jordan-brittley/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/anniversary-shoot/heres-to-the-first-10-year-anniversary-shoot-jordan-brittley/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:52:16 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50312 Erin and Pete enlisted Jordan Brittley to capture an incredibly romantic 10 year anniversary portrait session for them. Their story, the experience, and the images speak for themselves, so prep yourselves. You are going to love. FROM THE MRS… The first 10 years of our marriage was filled with a lot of “other” separations due to... Read More

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Erin and Pete enlisted Jordan Brittley to capture an incredibly romantic 10 year anniversary portrait session for them. Their story, the experience, and the images speak for themselves, so prep yourselves. You are going to love.

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FROM THE MRS…

The first 10 years of our marriage was filled with a lot of “other” separations due to Navy schedules and deployments, sickness, several moves, and a lot of ‘other’ things that took attention away from ‘US’. So for our 10th anniversary, it was time to focus on and celebrate us. It was time to make us the priority again and eliminate the distractions.

Also, since I’m a photographer, it was almost embarrassing when I realized the only times we have had real portrait sessions done was for our wedding and again for Christmas before our 2nd anniversary the following January. It was time to start practicing what I preached.

Our fave memory of the day was during the video part in the end. We had just read the letters to each other and then danced to the first dance song from our wedding, which had been written just for us by a friend. I really believe something supernatural took place in those moments as my heart was flooded with an even deeper love for my husband as we danced.

I have always known that photographs were important from the standpoint of ‘life preservation’. This is the only time we will be living in this current moment and memories fade over time. Images solidify the memories. However I completely underestimated the power of the actual session time itself. It truly was time for Pete and I to just be us and forget about everything else. We connected in a way that we haven’t in a long time and our relationship has been on a new level ever since! It is sooo worth it to invest in yourselves!

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Vendors: Photography and Videography: Jordan Brittley // Makeup: Lindsey Jones-Wirht // Hair: Marie Bramlett

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A Parisian Proposal Story! http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/parisian-proposal-story/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/parisian-proposal-story/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=49659  Boy Meets Girl. Love is Oysters & Wine Her Version: I met Tri through Christian Rosales, my roomate at the time. Christian and I was both studying at Barnes & Nobles until Christian received a text message about a happy hour invite at Dogwood Tavern. It took less than 5 minutes to convince me to... Read More

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 Boy Meets Girl.
Love is Oysters & Wine

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Her Version:

I met Tri through Christian Rosales, my roomate at the time. Christian and I was both studying at Barnes & Nobles until Christian received a text message about a happy hour invite at Dogwood Tavern. It took less than 5 minutes to convince me to postpone studying (who wouldn’t say yes to $3.99 ½ dozen raw oysters!?). Sitting across the table from Tri, I only recall saying “Hi” and “Does anyone want to try some oysters?” We barely spoke that day- we must have been preoccupied with filling our bellies with oysters. Two weeks later, we “bumped” into each other at the VA Vintage Wine Festival at Bull Run. When I say “bumped” into each other, what I really mean is receiving a call from an unknown caller by the name of “Robert” claiming he met you on Facebook and insisting that the two of you meet up at the festival. I’m not sure why anyone would think this was a “smooth move” but it caught my attention. While most will consider it stalking, I found him charming and was intrigued by his confidence so we met up. After several casual text messages and gchats, we finally went on our first date. I remember going home shortly after the date and told Nhi, one of my closest girl friends, that “he was the one.” However cliche it may be, “when you know, you know.”

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His Version:

She stalked me first.

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Our Proposal Story
A “Free” Trip to Paris !

Her Version:

Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always dreamt of visiting the City of Lights – to indulge in its french food, to sip its bordeaux, to leisurely lounge at the cafe, to be inspired by its chic fashion, and to wander aimlessly around its beautiful architecture even though I can barely say “bonjour.” This dream came true when I received a phone call from one of my closest girlfriend, Caroline, who had offered me her two “free” tickets to Paris since she wasn’t able to go due to a “schedule conflict.” Excitement would simply be an understatement. I quickly called Tri to share my good news and I immediately cleared my schedule to make this trip (I’m never one to miss out on a “good deal!”). After days of planning, reading travel blogs, attempting to learn a few words thanks to rosetta stone, Tri and I set off to Paris.

Overwhelmed with my “Paris Must See” list, never once did the thought of a proposal occur to me, even though it was right around the time of our two year anniversary. After two days of eating and drinking our way through Paris, Tri insisted that we both wake up early one morning to take sunrise pictures at the Eiffel Tower. When we arrived, Tri found a hidden locked garden with a mini waterfall and windmill right underneath the Eiffel Tower. Since it was locked, Tri told me to jump over the fence. Perhaps it was too early and that I was barely awake, but I jumped the fence even though I was fairly certain we were breaking all sorts of Parisian laws (um, trespassing for starters!). Tri then set up the iPod, tripod, and camera and told me this was my “Paris Fashion” shoot. With music in the background and such a romantic view, I decided we should dance. The music slowly stopped and Tri said to me, “What if I told you that this wasn’t a free trip? That I had planned this trip for you.” In disbelief, my first reaction was, “What do you mean it’s not free!?!” Followed by “Awww, you did all this for me?” My world was spinning. Then, Tri suddenly bent down on one knee, took my hand and asked me to marry him. It was the happiest moment I’ve ever felt in my entire life! It was as if I was the leading actress in a Rom-Com where the weird, hopeless romantics win! Alas, Tri forgot to turn on the video camera so there aren’t any embarrassing clips of this little love story of ours. Oh darn!

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