Upstate New York Wedding Inspiration

This Forest Wedding Styled Shoot Had a Real-Life Proposal!

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Lexi thought she was just posing for photographer Ciao Bella Studios with her boyfriend Mack in a pretty Lovers Society dress — sounds like a pretty fun afternoon, right? Imagine her surprise when, as they were playing “bride and groom,” Mack got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Cue the tears!!

Aside from the obvious just-engaged glow that radiated from the couple, there were so many great details from this shoot that took place amongst the trees in upstate New York — a macrame ceremony backdrop, a moody floral palette that's perfect for fall weddings, and a beyond stunning lace wedding dress.


Wedding Vendors!

Dress Designer: Lovers Society

Dress Salon: Lovely Bride

Event Design: Simply Beautiful Events

Hair & Makeup: Wish Beauty & Lashes

Floral Design: Pistil & Pollen

Ring: Danielle Mora

Videography: Empire West Photo

Macrame Piece: Hitch & Cord

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