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Stuart and Melanie are two of the sweetest people I know. The first time we met we had an in-depth discussion on what Indiana Jones movie was the best one ( no one dared mention the 4th one, thankfully!)

A few months later we met up in D.C to do their engagement session. It was a cold, windy winter day but Stuart and Melanie were incredible sports and I had a great time getting to know them a little bit more.

Come their wedding day the weather was absolutely perfect. Birds were chirping, butterflies were everywhere and Melanie looked incredible. It was practically a Disney fairytale. They wrote their own vows and they were so heartfelt and emotional even I had to take a deep breath and compose myself. It was the most perfect springtime wedding and I’m excited to finally share it.

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Venue: fairchild tropical gardens | Wedding Planner: JCG Events | Florals: Ines Naftali | Catering: Mena Catering | Bridal dress: Allure Bridals  | Baked Goods: Todo Dulces | DJ: Serge Entertainment  | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade

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James, Kim and their adorable kiddos live across the pond. They decided to finally tie the knot in the States and then make a family trip to Disney World. Win/win!

I have never met a bride so calm and collected as Kim was on her wedding day. She is such a graceful and peaceful individual that she immediately put everyone else at ease. She walked down the aisle with her dad and both her and James were hear tears when their daughter read them her favorite story as the special reading during the ceremony. Since almost half of the guest list was under the age of 5 there were lots of kid-friendly activities. Kim contracted a bunny farm to entertain everyone and to celebrate the  fact that Kim and her daughter were both born in the year of the rabbit. She also provided coloring books and toys to occupy the kiddos while the grown-ups got a chance to catch up. They spent the night dancing to Disney songs and Bruno Mars (who doesn’t love both of them?) It was such a lovely family affair and I’m honored to have been chosen to document it.

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I drove up to Naples a few weeks ago to hang out with Chris and Andrys at the beach. It was your usual sticky, humid Florida day and we got attacked by bugs. When I say attacked I mean these suckers waged a  full-fledged war against our bare skin. Nature sometimes looks prettier in photos than what it really is in real life! Luckily the bugs didn’t stop us from having a great time and getting some pretty photos in the process. I’m so excited to join in their wedding celebrations in California next month!

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Have you ever met those people that immediately bring a smile to your face? It could be because they’re funny, or kind or emit a certain glow of pure joy.

Alex and Brittney are two of those rare people. Their happiness is incredibly contagious and they did a fabulous job surrounding themselves with people just as happy and fun as they are. Brittney’s maid of honor made everyone cry with her excitement during the ceremony and the best man outdid everyone with a clever speech to the tune of “If I was a Rich Man”.  It was an emotional, exciting, endearing day and I’m so honored I got to be a part of it.

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Venue: Fairchild Tropical Gardens | Wedding Planner: Alore Events | Florals: Ever After Floral Designs | Catering: Bill Hansen Catering  Bridal dress: Atelier by Dawn  | Baked Goods: Sweetness Bakeshop  | DJ: Nubreed Entertainment

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