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We’re loving this engagement session from Eileen Liu Photography. Yep—Diana and Ivan crushed their engagement session. The images are gorgeous enough to be a wedding portrait session and the dress is amazing enough to be a wedding gown! Now we’ll just have to wait in suspense to see some even-more-beautiful images from their big day!

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From the bride: When we first visited the Greystone Mansion, it completely took our breath away. We chose this location for our engagement photos because of its serene environment, lush gardens, and breathtaking architecture. We felt like we were being whisked away to a fairy tale castle in the heart of France! Luckily, my best friend has a natural talent for floral design, so she arranged a gorgeous bouquet for me; we even went lace-hunting in the fabric district to find the perfect ribbons to tie around the flowers. Our vision for color was to feature soft tones of pink, green, and cream.

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Our second shooting location was chosen for sentimental reasons. When Ivan and I dated for the first time 7 years ago, we carved our names in the rocks of Malibu. When we separated a year later, we swore to return to this very same beach one day and come back together. Now that we are getting married, we thought it would be the perfect place to take photos to commemorate our relationship. We will always cherish this incredible piece of California that holds a very special spot in our hearts. To our great delight, we caught the most unforgettable sunset that evening!

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Photographer: Eileen Liu Photography // Flowers: Flowers by Chanstein // Dresses: Catherine Deane Needle & Thread // Venue: Greystone Mansion //

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Happy day! How lovely is this Chicago engagement session?! It’s the perfect day date—simple, intimate and beautifully photographed fabulous Kristin LaVoie!

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Happy Photography: Kristin LaVoie // The Find Lab  // Venue : DL Loft

Phi and Bryan’s engagement session from celebrated New York wedding photographer, Alicia Swedenborg, is so dreamy! The lighting is magical and every image is like an study in pastel ombré. It’s seriously so amazing. Just wait until you get to the shots from Top of The Rock. Gasp! Gorgeous!

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The proposal: We are surrounded by our families (especially mine; we live down the street from my mom and sister). Always having family functions and gatherings we are rarely home alone. It was Christmas Eve and I had a very long week at the salon working around the clock for clients. My last client came in late so I had to stay, knowing I needed to come home and get ready for Christmas Mass (we go with my family every Christmas Eve). I stayed late and got home completely wiped out. Bryan had come home from work, very calm and sweet that day. As I was getting ready for Mass he continues to follow me around the house telling me how beautiful I was and how much he loved me. I didn’t think anything of it, as I’m spraying on perfume making it the last thing to be done, I turn around to ask Bryan how I looked? He replies “I think you look beautiful but I think you’re missing something,” and gets on one knee and pulls out this black box. I got so excited I started to cry. We got the chance to be alone in our house we just bought, just being in the moment just the two of us was something so special. So that day went from being a stressful day to the best day of my life. It will definitely be a Christmas Eve to remember.

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Photography: Alicia Swedenborg // Outfit #1 Dress: ASOS // Shoes: Christian Louboutins // Bryan’s Jacket: H&M // Bryan’s Pants: Perry Ellis // Outfit #2 Dress: BCBG // Necklace: RJ Graziano // Shoes: Jimmy Choo

How adorable is this 2-year anniversary shoot?! Bryant and Emily are clearly so comfortably in love we’re totally into all the personality they brought to the shoot. Props to Michelle, with Magnolia Adam’s Photography, for capturing the couple in their everyday marital bliss…and tasty ice-cream consumption, too!

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How they met (from Bryant):

We played husband and wife in a show together, and through the process became great friends. I was really interested in Emily, but was clearly in the friend zone. It wasn’t until several months later while we were praying together with a group, the Lord spoke to me and said, ‘She’s yours, I’m giving her to you’. At the time it didn’t make any sense but I held onto the word and a month later the Lord changed her mind and we started dating.

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What is something you would say to newlyweds?

Bryant would tell the men, be prepared to buy toilet paper, lots of it. Women use the stuff like crazy. Emily would tell women, don’t be alarmed at the pure stench of men. But in all seriousness, reach out for help. Marriage is hard and it’s always better to work through the tough stuff now, than in the future.

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What’s been your favorite memory of the last two years?

If I were to say a glamorous memory, it would be when we got to work on a feature film together as love interests, it was such a blast. But the random nights where we have stayed up til 2 or 3 in the morning laughing and talking about random stuff, sit so high on our lists. It’s hard to pick just one favorite.

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How did you surprise Emily?

I’m (Bryant) a freelance portrait photographer on the side, but my favorite subject is Emily. And while we have lots of great shots of her, we have very few of the two of us together. Emily had been asking for a couple’s shoot, pretty much since we got married. We’ve loved and followed Michelle’s work for a year or two now and after meeting her at a friend’s wedding, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to surprise Emily. I did some shoots and odd jobs on the side to raise up a “surprise” fund and emailed Michelle for help! Our two year anniversary and her birthday combined for a great surprise and a happy wife!

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Photography: Michelle with Magnolia Adam’s Photography // Venues: Myriad Gardens  & Midtown // Ice cream: Kaiser’s

We can definitely confirm two things today at GLW: 1) pink walls take our breath away 2) we’re kinda bonkers over this super chic, editorial-inspired engagement shoot. Captured by the fabulous photographers at The Love Studio, this session is a glimpse into the totally cool (not to mention aesthetically pleasing) lives of Nicki and Paul. See more about the inspiration for the shoot below and enjoy!

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From the photographer: Taking our cue from intimate captures of 60’s iconic couples like Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, we styled this shoot to reflect Nicki and Paul’s love, playfulness, contradictions and discerning aesthetic. Nicki worked with hair and makeup artist Misty Fox who specializes in the entertainment industry to create her elegant yet tousled look.

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Photography: The Love Studio  // Hair & Makeup: Misty Fox // Restaurant: Harbord Room