At an abandoned glass factory in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Britani Edwards Photography captured Calie and Justin’s glamorous engagement shoot where the ruins of the abandoned factory created a beautiful texture against the fresh greenery sprouting from the ground. Calie looked absolutely stunning in a floor-length sparkling gold skitter dress with a beautiful bouquet of pink and white roses and eucalyptus leaves in hand, and Justin was just as dapper in navy blue pants and matching suspenders.
According to their photographer, a stylish couple deserves an epic shoot, which is why they went all out with a beautiful stylized tablescape and incredible vintage cake table filled with decadent desserts, featuring a sheer naked cake with white roses and eucalyptus leaves, brightly colored macarons, fresh fruit and personal pies. There’s so much to love about this engagement shoot, but seeing a glowing couple in love truly warms our hearts.
The Love Story
Calie and Justin met at a dirt bike race, where Calie says it was love at first sight. “The second we met, we clicked,” she says. “We have been inseparable since the day we met.” After a year and a half together, Calie was pregnant with their first child when they decided to take a trip to Florida for some much needed relaxation time together. On a warm evening, they drove to Miami for a romantic star-gazing walk along the beach. Underneath the starry sky, they laid on the beach and wrote their names in the sand, until Justin asked Calie to stand up and close her eyes. When he told her to open them, Justin was down on one knee and “Marry me?” was written in the sand. “I was in disbelief,” Calie says. “I was amazed that the guy of my dreams was wanting to spend the rest of my life with me; it was the best day of my life.”
Calie’s three-tier engagement ring features 10 sparkling diamonds in each tier, which she says is absolutely gorgeous.
“The most memorable part was how romantic it was,” Calie says. “We were sitting in the sand just listening to the waves and looking at the stars while writing our names in the sand. Then in that perfect moment, he decided he wanted me to be his wife.”
Team of Talents
Photography: Britani Edwards Photography
Second Shooter: Carrie Leigh Photography
Floral Design: Main Street Shoppes/Perennial Floral
Event Planner: Purple Dress Events
Rentals: W Rentals & Events
Stationery: Paper Hearts Invitations
Cake Design: Desserts by Samantha Chapman Koreski
Makeup: Sarah Audia Makeup Artistry