They went to the same school, but they only met after they graduated. Online, In other words, they were destined to be together. One look at Charlene and Amit’s gorgeous engagement session at Sutro Baths and you will understand why. They not only make for a stunning couple, but share this amazing chemistry that is hard to duplicate. Strolling the gorgeous Sutro Baths during sunset time, we had an incredible opportunity to create these truly authentic and love filled photos for Charlene and Amit.Shhivika ChauhanShhivika ChauhanShhivika ChauhanShhivika ChauhanShhivika Chauhan
Duana & Corey chose the beautiful downtown Atlanta as the backdrop for their gorgeous engagement session photographed by Lajoy Hunter oflhunterphotograpy . From their fabulous casual style to the high fashion shot’s Lajoy captured for this couple this engagement session is stunning . Read more about this lovely couples story below .
Tell us about how you met : Corey and I met in college in 2010. Both of us were previously married and both bring little ones into the picture. There have been plenty of ups and downs throughout our time together. We’ve enjoyed the ups and learned from the downs. We blended our families back in 2013. We were excited about courting each other to make sure we were ready to take this big step.
The Proposal: On Christmas Day last year, Corey proposed to me at our home in front of a mix of both our families as we hosted our first Christmas celebration. A select few people knew about the pending proposal as it was meant to be a surprise for everyone as well as myself. I was elated!
The first date: She took me to dinner at Two Urban Links in downtown Atlanta. Yes, she took me! I hadn’t spent much time in the city having lived in Gwinnett county since I moved here. The restaurant was great. We had a wonderful time together.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple? Travel, watch our favorite TV shows and play Fantasy Football. Corey is the commissioner of our league. I’m the self-appointed Commisionette.
How has wedding planning been so far ? Prior to our wedding planner Rasheda Kelley of Haus of Kelley coming aboard it was definitely stressful. Since then it has been a wonderful experience. Rasheda has us focused on our timeline and budget.
What are you looking forward to most on the wedding day ? I am looking forward to seeing his face as I walk down the aisle and becoming Mrs. Corey Haynes.
Happy Mood Board Monday Friends! We are two weeks away from summer and I am dreaming of floral’s and blue skies. Summer weddings are so beautiful and the colors that they bring have me daydreaming about wedding dresses in color and beautiful lush floral’s.
Wow I love a good summer wedding, How about you? When you think of getting married in the summer what does it make you think of? Are you getting this summer share your deets with us?
Earlier this year we were invited to one of the most elegant dinners in Hawaii at The Montage Kapalua Bay . We were in Maui for six days for Wed Tech and the views everywhere we went were amazing . We had the pleasure of seeing traditional Hawaiian weddings and oh are they breath taking .
On Tuesday night we hopped on over to The Montage Kapalua Bay when we pulled up to the resort it was stunning ! We arrived right as the sun was setting over the water, we walked through the gorgeous resort to The Cliff House . As we walked in we were greeted by the most amazing group of people and our host Harmony Walton from The Bridal Bar, who was also one of the amazing Keynotes for WedTech Summit . The tablescape was picture perfect and The Cliff House true to its name sits on a cliff overlooking the beautiful waters and mountains of Hawaii . We were greeted with champagne and a view right out of heaven . We watched the sunset over Maui while standing on a cliff and enjoying amazing company .
We then sat down for the most delicious five course meal which was prepared and plated right in front of us by one of the most amazing chefs . If you are thinking of getting married in Hawaii this venue is perfect for a small reception or even a bridal shower . Between the wonderful staff, the gorgeous views and the beautiful job the coordinators did and the most amazing food that we are still swooning over . We can’t say enough about how magical this venue is and can’t wait to go back .Thinking about getting married in Hawaii definitely check out The Montage Kapalua Bay . Mahalo
Happy Mood Board Monday Friends ! Spring is in full effect and wedding season is off to an amazing start but summer is approaching quickly . Let’s start getting ready for your summer wedding with some beautiful peach wedding inspiration.
When I think of summer I think of soft flowing dresses, hints of gold,soft colors and romantic sunsets . Peach is one of my favorite colors to see during summer weddings and it’s all about how you bring all of it together . From rustic weddings to beach weddings peach will be gracing us in style during the 2016 wedding season . We are excited to share with you the wedding inspiration were swooning over .
Do you have a summer wedding coming up ? Share with us your wedding colors .
Via : Style Me Pretty Photographer : Maraluce Dress: http://lovelybride.com/
The Dress by Lovely Bride makes my heart swoon, can you see wearing it for a beach wedding in your favorite sandals or even barefoot ?
Hello Blissful Friends Happy Wedding Wednesday ! We are so excited to announce that we have created a site just for our wedding vendor friends Blissful Creatives is now live just for you . This site was born to help educate, inspire and help you grow your business . We are excited to have all of you contribute through guest post and features .
On Blissful Creatives we will highlight vendors and celebrate you success . We have also launched our first ever creative conference A.C.E. Creative Conference which will be held in beautiful Raleigh, NC Oct 12-13 . Want to be a speaker ? Our speaker application is now open . More information to come . In the meantime hope on over and Explore Blissful Creative .
Happy Monday Blissful Friends ! Spring is here and we are ready to jump into all the beautiful colors of spring and spring weddings. From beautiful flowers to April showers spring inspires us to bring in the happy soft colors and today we are inspired by Lavender & Lilac . Spring kicks off wedding season and brings in all the soft & bright color pallets . What does spring mean to you ?
Happy Monday Blissful friends were swooning over these beautiful engagement photo’s from Shastin Diaz Photography from Nikolai & Kristina’s engagement session . They have a story all their own but their photo’s show the love and tell their love story .More about this beautiful couple below .
I still remember the first time I saw Nikolai. We were like 10 years old at Davis Elementary School in Orange County, CA. To me he was “so cool” super into music and I loved the fact that he was so quiet. I always hated boys that were loud! We pretty much grew up together. In all the same classes. It was not until 8th grade that we started “dating” (or whatever that was in junior high). But all I know is I loved him. I fell totally head over heels completely for him after 5 months at 12 years old. Everyone told me you can’t be in love at 12 years old. Well, they were wrong.
Time passed and of course we did not stay together. He moved schools and we both had completely different lives. We hung out with very different people. Completely different scenes to say the least. Then, the morning after my senior prom I got a letter. I had no idea who would be writing me a letter. My friend Emily called me and told me I needed to come pick it up. Nikolai had dropped off a letter at my friend Emilys house because he had no other way of reaching me. The letter was short but pretty much said that he was moving away and wanted to see me or talk. I had not seen or talked to him in 5 years so it was pretty crazy to get this out of nowhere. We met, he moved to North Carolina and it was terrible! The love that I had for him at 12 came rushing back and I was heartbroken all over again. His stay in NC lasted 1 year. In that one year I would say 8 months of it was spent on the phone with me. On January 4, 2006 he moved back to California and the rest was history. We have been together ever since.
Fast forward to now, 10 years later. I knew we would be together forever but meeting so young and life handing us some pretty big obstacles the whole marriage thing was always put off. This past December 26 (day after Christmas) he proposed. We always take our puppy on hikes and we love it! So I thought nothing about it when he said he wanted to take the dog on a sunset hike. He made up this whole story about some sunset that only happens once every 5 years and that we had to go see it. It was FREEZING and of course I was totally not into it. We got there finally and I was ready to leave. But then I looked down at my puppy and realized that he had a new collar on. It said “Will you marry me?” I looked at Nik and he was down on one knee and I was shocked! It was amazing. We hung out at the park for a bit but then headed to my moms where there was a surprise engagement party with all my close family and friends. It was perfect, he is perfect and I’m so happy.
We are so excited to bring back Enchanted : The Wedding Event , Last year with much success at The Light House at The Glen Cove we knew we had to do it again and take it on tour . Our first stop was the beautiful Generals Residence at The Fort Mason in San Francisco .
The Generals Residence, was a beautiful blank canvas for all of our vendors to come in and transform the space into something magical . With the beautiful view looking out to the bay and the sky line of San Francisco how could this venue not be magical .
Each of our vendors had a 10X12 space to make their own and they went above and beyond to make it beautiful . We had a fabulous runway show with dresses from I Do Bridal Boutique, and flawless hair & makeup provided by I Do Drystyle . Our Ceremony area transformed into a Enchanted runway with flowers by Rare Sparrow, rentals from Pleasanton rentals, design and arch by the Enchanted Team . We had such a great time and great turnout even in the awful rain . We want to Thank all of our amazing vendors and fabulous venue for everything ! Next Stop Enchanted San Jose at The Glass House 2/28 tickets are available and limited vendor spots .
Happy Monday Blissful Friends ! Today’s Inspiration incorporates our love for modern rustic wedding and winter . Sometimes people think rustic has to be one way but this inspiration shows you how to bring together both rustic and winter in a modern simple design . Happy planning.