Laura and Lauren’s Nautical-Themed Beach Wedding at Longboat Key


Lauren_Laura_Tomlinson-2641A white sandy beach is no place for shoes. Laura and Lauren took this seriously as they planned their beach wedding at Longboat Key in Fla., where their guests sat in chairs overlooking the ocean with their toes buried in the soft white sand as Laura and Lauren said I do. “We love the beach and this is the beach that Lauren grew up on visiting her grandparents who live on Longboat Key,” Laura says. “We spent many weekends on this beach and thought it would be the perfect place to get married.”

For two brides who love the beach, they took it one step further by incorporating a nautical theme with beautiful shades of blue into every last detail in their special day. NK Productions helped them bring their vision to life, creating a beach-worthy backdrop and absolutely gorgeous tented celebration right on the sand. Lauren even handmade some of the decorations, including painted wooden buoy table numbers and sand dollar placement cards that beautifully garnished the cream-colored table tops.

Tara Tomlinson took pictures while Current Films documented on film, as Laura and Lauren walked down the aisle together, shared their first walk along the beach as newlyweds and then celebrated with a delicious meal and lots of dancing with their closest friends and family. (more…)

Abbey and Shawn’s Fun-Filled Anniversary Shoot at the Tennessee State Fair

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We love that Abbey and Shawn wanted to commemorate their first anniversary with a fun photo shoot at the fair. “Our photographer actually suggested the Tennessee Valley Fair, and of course, we were all for it,” Abbey says, drawn to the idea of letting loose for spontaneous pictures that didn’t look staged. “When we are together having fun and not having to think about how every little thing will look in a photograph, our personalities shine, and the love we have for each other is illuminated,” she says.

Leah Moyers Photography journeyed with these two adventurous souls as they spent their anniversary playing cheerful games, holding hands through bumpy excursions in the sky, and laughing uproariously through it all. (more…)

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 12, Episode 1 Recap: Canadians Don’t Visit Texas

the-bachelorette-season-premiere-jojoWe’re back, y’all! Not with a bang, but with a whimper. Tonight, we began season 12 of The Bachelorette, and I believe we are in for a truly anticlimactic season here. I say that every time, but it seems that as the New York City dating pool wanes in luster, so do the contestants on these shows. Am I getting more jaded? Probably. Am I bitter? Definitely! This premiere episode featured the worst dad jokes I’ve ever heard alongside the drunkest group of guys I’ve ever seen on this show. They really take advantage of the open bar on this show, but I guess when you get all your electronics taken away you resort to animalistic tendencies. Also, I just started binge watching UnREAL — Lifetime’s totally amazing take on the behind-the-scenes production of a show not so coincidentally similar to The Bachelor, and I feel like I’m watching this show with a whole new lens, which is this-is-bullshit-and-I-know-that-but-now-I-REALLY-know-that. This show is the worst and I love it with all my heart, even when it’s slightly boring. It’s the first episode of the season, so I can’t expect too much right now. Let’s recap! (more…)

Joe and Michael’s Fourth of July Wedding at Knowlton Mansion

McFetridge_Assetto_TylerBoyePhotography__DSC972220copy_0_lowSome people subscribe to the theory that seeing is believing. For me, seeing these two on their wedding day is believing that true love not only exists, but also flourishes. My heart is simply overflowing with the amount of joy and love in their eyes. These beautiful pictures by Tyler Boye Photography showcase the personalized details of their gorgeous outdoor wedding on the Fourth of July at the historic Knowlton Mansion in Philadelphia. (more…)

20 Amazing Pool Floats to Take Your Bach Party to Epic Level

You guys, Memorial Day is a week away … meaning sun, cookouts and summer bach parties will soon be in full throttle. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up 20 of the hippest floats on the market to make sure your bach party pool fleet is on point, from inflatable gummi bears and #hashtags to nostalgia Nintendo and Swift-approved swans.

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Available at Fab.com for $29.99 (more…)

Nick and Timothy’s Adorable Grand Rapids Michigan Engagement Session

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Apaige Photography captured Nick and Timothy’s love in and around their hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich. Through graffiti-covered tunnels, on a bright blue bridge and in front of a variety of textured backdrops — this engagement session is filled with great photo shoot spots for Michigan locals and Ashley Paige’s sweet shots are guaranteed to make you go “aww!”  (more…)

Meg and Steph’s Hawaiian Cliffs Elopement

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Hawaii is often thought of as one of the best locations for destination weddings. Its clear blue water and tropical landscape create a unique romance perfect for couples to celebrate their newlywed status. So when Steph and Meg decided to forego a big wedding to secure a house for their future together, Hawaii was a no-brainer. Mariah Milan Photography captured the gorgeous elopement of these two adventurous souls on the rocky cliffs of Hawaii.  (more…)

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