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Tim Burton Inspired Engagement Session

October 31, 2014 | nicole
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In the spirit of Halloween, we thought it would be fun to share a spooky engagement session. The beauty of artfully macabre portraits is in finding the sense of romance within the darkness. Samantha and Luke went to EyeWonder Photography with an idea for a Tim Burton inspired engagement session, and we are obsessed with the outcome.

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes from Lionel and Kristiaan of EyeWonder Photography:

Our fantastic couple, Sam and Luke, came to us with an idea… they wanted a dark, Tim Burton-esque engagement session. We were intrigued but had no idea how we were going to pull it off – as this is not our usual style. We spent a lot of time trying to find the right location, discussing attire, and looking for dark inspiration (to include movies, magazines, and fine art photographer, Brooke Shaden). Lionel stumbled on the PERFECT location – a couple of old creepy dilapidated houses – and we were on our way.

Sam and Luke did a terrific job on the outfits and more importantly, they were somehow able to project both darkness and beauty for our cameras. We barely had to pose them because they were so comfortable with each other and with their ‘characters’. They trusted us and did anything and everything we asked. We will love them forever for pushing us out of the box to create something unique, dark, and lovely.

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Thank you so much to EyeWonder Photography for sharing these images, and to Samantha and Luke for sharing their love. For more Halloween favorites from our blog, check out this Halloween masquerade styled shoot from Bradley James Photography and Hey Gorgeous Events.

xoxoNicole

Relaxed Rustic Wedding in Cat Spring, Texas

October 31, 2014 | nicole
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We love sharing weddings where the whole family had a hand in making the day special. Beth and Carter were married on her parents’ ranch in Cat Spring, Texas, and the floral arrangements and decor were all put together by their loved ones. The couple didn’t care for tradition so much as they cared for each other, and their love shines throughout their relaxed rustic wedding. The dark wood of the structures on her parents’ ranch and the light pink of the roses scattered around create a beautiful contrast, as captured by expert photographer Joseph West.

The Couple: Beth and Carter

The Wedding: Cat Spring, Texas

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The Inspiration:Our inspiration was to throw tradition out the window and just celebrate the decision to spend the rest of our lives together.

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The Moments:It’s difficult to think of one particular moment that was my favorite. I truly treasured each one. But if there is one thing I would tell brides, it’s to stop caring so much about what other people are going to think of your wedding, and just plan something that makes you happy. That’s what we did, and we think it was the best wedding ever!

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The Couple Recommends:Joseph West is an incredibly talented photographer. He captured our day so beautifully, we can’t even believe it.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Joseph West
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Taylor Wholesale Florist

It’s clear how excited these two are to be spending the rest of their lives together. For more rustic wedding inspiration, check out Carrie and Scott’s stylish, rustic wedding in Calgary.

xoxoNicole

Junebug Love Story – Brenna & Andrew’s New York Proposal

October 30, 2014 | nicole
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As we start to cozy into cooler fall weather, we’re looking back at Brenna and Andrew’s rustic mountain wedding for inspiration. We love their style so much, we had to know more about what brought them together before making their way to Junebug. We love a relationship with a little bit of healthy competition, and this couple has the cutest story behind their first date. After being together for many years, Andrew planned to surprise Brenna with a New York proposal. His plans were almost foiled by high heels and a taxi cab, but in the end, this perfect pair were meant to be.

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How They Met:

Brenna: We went to Vassar together, but met our freshman year when we ran against each other in a student council election. Andrew won (by three votes), but we went on our first date right after.

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The Moment They Knew:

Brenna: Honestly, we’ve loved each other a long time, almost 10 years, but looking back, there’s a photo our very dear friend Jeremy took of the two of us when we were both 18. We are both lying outside on the quad in the sunshine laughing together and while we didn’t in that moment realize the significance, that photo captured something very special. When I look at it, I know it was the first days of us being in love, not even realizing it, but just basking in being together and so happy.

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The Proposal:

Brenna: We live in New York and had spent the morning wandering around the city. For some reason, Andrew kept trying to get me to take a helicopter tour but I was in heels and not remotely interested. We were down in Battery Park, overlooking the harbor, and I had no idea what was happening and kept trying to get in a cab. Andrew kept trying to drag me to more and more picturesque locations. When he finally pulled out a ring on the top of this staircase over looking the Statue of Liberty and the beautiful harbor, I started to panic. But he just laughed and kept going. I finally pulled myself together enough to say yes, only to find some tourist woman had filmed the whole thing from below. She sent it to us after.

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I Always Think of My Partner When:

Brenna: Oh gosh, all the time. We’ve been together so long and shared so much. But honestly I also think of him when it’s dinner time because he’s the best cook on the planet and I would starve to death without him.

Thank you so much to Brenna and Andrew for sharing your story with us, and to Chowen Photography for capturing their special day. For another sweet love story, check out Veronique and Glen’s Christmas proposal.

xoxoNicole