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Later today we are sharing Ginny and David’s insanely gorgeous wedding in Nantucket, but we couldn’t resist a little pre-party for our post, by sharing their engagement session. Photographer Jen Huang shot this sweet session and there’s really nothing we love more than a couple with as much love as they have style. check back in later today, because their wedding? Well, let’s just say we’re having a rough time getting things done today. All. the. pinning.

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement
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Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

From the bride:

David and I met in New York City at the International Culinary Centre. We were in the same class and we began dating in the third month of the program. As I am from Canada, David showed me around the city and we quickly became best friends. We would constantly laugh about all the ridiculous things that happened during class.

Our first date was at the Mary Poppins broadway show. After the show, we ate pizza at my apartment and talked until 1:30 in the morning. From this point on we were inseparable. David then picked me up every morning on his way to school and during class we would spend as much time as possible with one other. At nighttime we would often go to Yankee games, walks around Central Park, and to Broadway shows. We had the most wonderful time together in New York. It is a beautiful place to fall in love.

David wanted to keep the proposal simple. We always go on walks in the summertime and one day, at the end of our walk, he got down on one knee, presented a gorgeous rose gold and white sapphire ring, and asked me to marry him.

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

Wedding Blog Ginny and Davids Nantucket Engagement

 

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Natalie and Peyman are a crazy gorgeous couple with a weakness for fashion. So it’s no surprise that we had to share with you their engagement session. I mean–when you are rocking a gown–with a sweatshirt–we’re into it. We’ll let the bride, Natalie, and photographer Krista Mason fill you in on more of the details!

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from photographer Krista Mason:
Natalie + Peyman’s sweet engagement session was a marvelous view overlooking the westside. A perfect, clear yet slightly overcast day provide the perfect dreamy look for their session! And that dress custom designed by Chagoury Couture was a perfect way to add a casual and formal look for the session. Dressing it down with a sweater and adding the beautiful Margaret Rowe necklace and then changing into the exquisite detailed lace body suit for a more formal look. And, lets not forget about Peyman’s amazing suites by Giorgio Rossi Men’s Clothing. A custom matching bowtie to Natalie’s dress. Topping off all the details with the cute roadster getaway car. Such a fun addition for an engagement session. It doesn’t get much cuter than this!

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

from the bride, Natalie:
Peyman and I were introduced to one another through mutual friends. Our friends exchanged our phone numbers one night and the next evening I got a call from Peyman. Our conversation over the phone was friendly and fun as if we had been friends for years…it was very casual and easy going. We made plans to grab dinner that week, knowing that neither of us wanted anything serious in our lives at the time. We connected so well on the phone we decided it would be fun to hang out. After our first date… the second, third, and fourth things just started to happen organically. June 7, 2013 was the night he popped the question! He had it all planned out. We were invited to his mom’s house for dinner with my family (I thought it was just our families meeting for the first time). He took me to the balcony to “help” him with something, and before I could figure out what was happening he was dropping to one knee, unveiling a box full of cupcakes saying WILL YOU MARRY ME?. I was in utter shock and complete disbelief…but all of our friends & family knew about his proposal and plans of action. Sneaky Sneaky! Many moments later, still trying to catch my breath and realize what was happening, I said YES! and as they say…the rest is history!

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Wedding Blog Couture Engagement Session

Vendors: Photography: Krista Mason Photography // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Dress Designer: Chagoury Couture // Mens Attire: Giorgio Rossi Men’s Clothing // Jewelry: Margaret Rowe Vintage Couture // Shoes: Prada // Makeup Artist: Susie Chhuor Hair | Makeup

Stephanie and Dave are a crazy stylish and gorgeous couple. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they chose Michael Radford to shoot their engagement session! We’re even more excited because later today, you get to see their insanely beautiful wedding! So seriously, check back in!

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We’re going to let Stephanie and Dave tell their story, because it’s oh so good:

Although they went to college together for four years, Stephanie would say she never really noticed Dave until a mutual friend’s wedding in 2010. In the midst of an epic dance party (courtesy of Dave’s iPod), Stephanie requested Katy Perry’s “California Girls” and after a brief but heated negotiation, Dave obliged. Even though Dave had done Stephanie a huge solid by playing the tired old pop song, the following week Steph ignored Dave’s Facebook request and rejected his email invitation to dinner when they returned to New York.
After being utterly rejected, Dave tried to forget about Stephanie and almost did until a year later when the Colgate five-year reunion brought the two together again. Amid the hallowed halls of Ye Old Stone Jug (Colgate’s premier late-night venue), Dave put on his best boyish charm and again asked Steph to dinner when they returned to New York. This time he wouldn’t take no for an answer and this time, albeit begrudgingly, Stephanie accepted and they’ve been together ever since.

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Our engagement took place on a trip to Dave’s family vacation home in Florida where Dave surprised me with a ring at sunset on the beach…. I should have seen it coming but it took me by surprise and poor Dave had been stressing after being stopped by both airport security and while getting on the plane about the ring, but somehow I didn’t notice. Dave also had planned ahead and hired a photographer, discreetly posing as another casual couple on the beach, to capture the whole proposal so my family in Los Angeles could see it all.

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Vendor: Photography: Michael Radford

Corey and Jaime are an adventure loving, outdoorsy couple, so they decided the perfect way to capture their engagement was to head out for an afternoon of fishing. Jaime’s grandfather carved the cutting board you see in the photo, and is so dang personal, we just can’t handle it! We’ll let Jaime tell the rest of her and Cory’s story for you, alongside the super fun images by Meg Cooper Photography.

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Tell us about how you met!

Corey and I casually met in my hometown of Stevens Point, WI in December of 2011. We had exchanged contacts after learning that Corey had accepted an internship in Rochester, MN where I had resided for the past seven years. We later met up in June of 2012 and decided that our connection was something deeper than just friends. As time went on, I realized I could not spend the rest of my life without this man and instead wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

How did you become engaged?

It was the evening of the NCAA Basketball Tournament as the Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Arizona Wildcats and moved onto the Final Four. Both of us were born and raised in Wisconsin, so this game was very exciting for us! After asking my Father’s permission, Corey proposed at halftime in my parents’ house in the presence of my entire family. I was totally blown away and completely surprised! I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. It was very special to me that my family was able to be a part of our very special day. My parents will never forget that night, nor will I!

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Tell us about your engagement session.

We love the outdoors and heading to Northern Wisconsin to the cabin fishing, boating and swimming. We decided that a fishing theme would be a perfect fit for our engagement session. My Great-Grandpa made a fish filet cutting board back in the day that my Grandma still had. I painted the words, “Two less fish in the sea” on the sign to use as a momento in our session. My Grandpa used to do a lot of wood work in his younger years. I was able to get him back in the wood shop and create a fish made out of wood to use as a sign in our session. We stained the piece and painted our wedding date, “10-25-2014” on it. We are very spontaneous people, so the water and beach scene was easy for us. We had fun with it and it showed in the pictures. Our canoeing scene was the more romantic piece. Our engagement pictures tell a story of Corey and myself and the love we have for one another!

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Wedding Blog Fishing Adventure Engagement

Vendor: Photography: Meg Cooper Photography

A few months back, Bryan and I were invited by Katie from Ever After Honeymoons to experience Four Seasons Bora Bora and all it has to offer! So along we went with some of our dearest friends–who luckily happen to be some of the best in the wedding industry–Jose Villa, Joel Serrato, and Cortnie Purdy (of The Venue Report). Because we all came with our significant others, we were able to experience the resort as honeymooners, but because we came as a crazy fun group, we also had a taste of what it might be like to host a mini destination wedding here! All of which was out of this world! So are you ready for a few images by Jose Villa, a film by Joel Serrato, and a retelling of our trip? Because it’s comin’ at ya!

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The minute you arrive in Bora Bora, you understand that all the photos and everything you heard about the water just does not do it justice. I can’t begin to describe the beauty! Bora Bora is on of the few places in the world where over-water bungalows are viable, so it naturally feels like a dream walking out to your room over water!

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

While at the resort, we had a chance to try out several of their excursions. We loved that Four Seasons had so much to do–a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure! With several restaurants and pool/beach areas, there’s always more to discover! We had a chance to take a jet ski tour around the island and it is something I’ll never forget. At one point, we stopped in the middle of the ocean, jumped off our jet skis, and were standing waist deep in crystal clear aquamarine water. Did I mention that we were standing…in the middle of the ocean? Totally surreal!

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

While we were on site, we recruited a couple (that had decided to get married AND honeymoon at the resort–kind of the perfect place to do just that sort of thing) to do a mini photography session, because you needed to see just how dang romantic this place is!

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Did I mention the pool, the beach, the private kayak rides to the mini-island, and the service that comes with all of this? We were so well fed, you had to roll us back to the airport! One of the days, while enjoying this view, we were pulled away to enjoy a couple’s massage, which was absolute perfection and one of the only reasons it’s worth leaving this view.

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

The view from our private bungalows (with a sunken tub that opened out to your private deck) was pretty unbelievable. Sunsets? Magical. In room service? Felt like a 5 start restaurant. Indoor living room, outdoor dining room,

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Even the arrival to Four Seasons is next level. A boat picks you up from the airport and escorts you to the resort, where you are greeted with fresh juice smoothies. Golf carts escort you to your room, where your bags have magically arrived alongside treats that seem to magically appear throughout the trip, like fresh juices served in coconuts, fruit trays, chocolate assortments, flower petal turn down! Oh my! The surprises never seem to end!

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

We also got to go on the adventure of a lifetime. Four Seasons whisked us away on a speed boat with the greatest tour guide of all time (ukelele serenades came as a bonus!) to snorkel with fish and eels, then to swim with sting rays (scary but incredible) and then of course to dive with sharks. Literally–an absolute life changing experience! Oh and then of course lunch on a private island with picnic tables in the water–totally normal, right?

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

Wedding Blog Four Seasons Bora Bora Honeymoon

All in all, what we loved most about Four Seasons Bora Bora is the versatility. You can enjoy the resort with friends as much as you can with just your spouse. Want to get married? No problem–you can elope and keep it intimate, or invite a big group of friends (and we know this because we got to experience what Four Seasons actually does for a wedding reception–complete with decor, candles, live music, passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a four course meal by an award winning chef). Planning a honeymoon or anniversary? If you want adventure–they can deliver. If you want privacy–no problem! Romance? Need you ask? Private dinners, massages, candlelit dinner on your private balcony over the water? Yep, that too. Four Seasons specializes in saying yes and making your requests possible.

Of course, we couldn’t share all the images, without adding a gorgeous video by Joel Serrato.

We can’t thank our gracious hosts at the Four Seasons Bora Bora enough for letting us experience their piece of paradise. We’ve been so excited to share this all with you! And if you are interested in booking a trip, email Katie Frederick of Ever After Honeymoons who can plan it all for you!