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A Day to Remember

Today is a very special day for me. Nine years ago I was a young girl excitedly getting ready to marry the boy of my dreams. Our wedding was just what I hoped it would be. It was filled with the personal touches I love, but what made it truly special was the love and …

Karen & Dennis

This week I am delighted to share a truly adorable Long Live Love story. It isn’t every day you have a couple who met when they were only kids! I met Karen and Dennis early on in my marriage when my husband was working on his Master’s degree in Southern California. Without fail, every time I …

My MatchMade in Heaven Home Office

Welcome to my home office! I thought it would be fun to show you around my work space and give you an inside look at where I dream and create and sometimes pull out my hair!   For seven years I worked in a corporate office and either had a shared cubicle or an office …

Vintage Prep Inspiration Shoot

One of the best parts of my job is the occasional inspiration shoot.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to get together with other creatives and dream up a beautiful wedding and then capture it all on film?!   We decided to go for a preppy vintage look and used a lot of plaids, stripes, and …

Beckwith Anniversary Merriment

In the midst of new brides and grooms each wedding season, it would be easy to let those summer weddings of the past slip through the cracks. So though this is belated, I wanted to send my Happy Anniversary tidings to the lovely Mr. & Mrs. Beckwith! It isn’t every day that I plan a …

Brad & Traci

It seems only appropriate to start our Long Live Love series by talking about a couple that is very near and dear to my heart, Brad and Traci.  Brad was the pastor of the church where I met my husband over 12 years ago.  He baptized my husband when he was a kid, and then …

Long Live Love!

There is nothing quite like a good love story.  And as much as I love a good romantic comedy, or a mushy novel, I can’t help but crave a true story.  You know what I’m talking about.  I want to know how the old couple across the street met, and how they come to still …

Venue Shopping

     A wedding venue is one of the largest, most important decisions you will make about your wedding.  Aside from invitations, your venue will help form your guests first impressions of your wedding.  So choose that space wisely!  I tend to think that selecting a venue is a lot like buying a home. Unless …

Anniversary Merriment

We adore a good wedding, but it’s no secret that what we really love more than anything, is to help couples prepare for marriage.  We do this because we believe in what marriage is at its core, a gift that’s meant to last. So when anniversaries of our couples role around, we can’t help but …

Robin Hood Wedding Inspiration

Oo-da-lolly, Oo-da-olly, golly, what a day! Our lovely Robin Hood inspired wedding is being featured on Wedding Chicks and it’s up for all to see!  We would love to hear what you think!  What’s your favorite detail?  What childhood classic would you love to weave into your wedding day?   Click Here to view the …