Boho Wedding Vibes | Tannenbaum Alpine Events Wedding Photographers

From the bride: Paul & I met and started dating a almost decade ago in our junior year at Bentley University- we had mutual friends who I ended up living with my junior year and Paul was a constant presence in our dorm room. I'll spare you the details, but as the usual story goes, what started as a friendship grew into something much more. Over the last nine years, we graduated college, started our professional careers in Boston, then were given the opportunity to move to San Francisco to pursue a job opportunity. Upon arriving in San Francisco, the first weekend after we moved into our new apartment, Paul's friend Pat asked him to join on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe (in APRIL!). Paul eagerly obliged and obviously fell in love with the area: the skiing, the sunshine, the lake views from the slopes- not much to dislike! Lake Tahoe quickly became a special place for us after we brought my parents there on their first trip to visit us out west. In the almost four years we lived in San Francisco, we made frequent trips to Lake Tahoe to escape the city life and get closer to nature and skiing (for Paul).

This past December, Paul suggested we go to Lake Tahoe for an early Christmas gift before we headed back east to see our families for the holidays- it was an unusually warm weekend and while we were driving to our hotel around the west side of the lake, Paul suggested we stopped for a hike in Emerald Bay. After we arrived lakeside, we paused to take in the view- it was then that Paul dropped down and asked me to marry him. I of course said yes! Somewhat in shock of what had happened, and somewhat distracted by the hot tub and sauna that was awaiting me at our hotel, I uncharacteristically turned down the bottle of champagne he had been carrying in his hiking backpack for the entire trip. It is a much easier hike down to the lake with a full bottle of champagne than a hike up from the lake. That bottle of champagne didn't last too long after the celebrations began post-hike.

Only after the proposal did I fully appreciate that Paul's love for Lake Tahoe was something that was passed down from prior generations- the Christmas prior to proposing, Paul's mom had found an old book of postcards his grandparents had sent him as a child. Given his grandparents passed away while he was very young, the postcards are the greatest reminder of their lives. One of them caught Paul's eye- a postcard from his Grandfather Williams written while he was visiting Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, recounting all of the beauty of the area. Paul proposed in the exact spot that is pictured in that postcard, almost a year later.

It was so special for us to bring all our friends and family from across the country to the place that means so much to us- and we were so thrilled so many of them attended to share in our special day in our favorite place. We hope the beauty of Lake Tahoe stays with all of them for years to come like it has with us.

Here’s the list of talented wedding professionals who took part in Chrissy & Paul’s wedding:
Event Coordinator - Christy McDougal
Venue - Tannenbaum - an Alpine Event Center
Officiant - Joe Calafiore
Hair & Makeup Artists - LaDiDa Beauty
Catering - Roundabout Catering
Organic Bakery - Rebel Pioneer
Florist - Helianthus Floral Design
Invitations - Paper Culture
Wedding Dress - Lace & Liberty
Bridesmaid Dresses - Fame & Partners
Transportation - Reno Tahoe Limo
Band - Ryan Hernandez Band
Groom’s Suit - Calvin Klein
Groom’s wedding band - Love & Luxe
Engagement ring - Waant
Bride’s wedding band - Sofia Zakia
Rentals - Tahoe Rustic Rentals
Bridesmaid Robes - Etsy
Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographers - Simply K Studios

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Timeless Ballroom Wedding at Aria | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

From the bride: “Jeff and I originally met through Tinder in September 2014. We did not realize right away how much we had in common, but it became quickly apparent that we were both giant nerds who both loved video games and board games. We also always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, and started our own group that regularly met to play early in 2015, something that has a special place in our hearts to this day.

We fell in love easily and quickly, and knew very early on in our relationship that we wanted to get married.

In July 2017, Jeff proposed on the last night of a family cruise to Bermuda. I am a very difficult person to surprise and he managed to pull it off. Through the engagement period, we built a house together, which was a lot to manage while simultaneously planning a wedding. Jeff and I faced these challenges with all of the grace we could muster, and we have learned that no matter what happens, we will always forgive, support, and love each other, through the highs and lows of our shared adventure.

We wrote our own vows, something I will always treasure and hold dear, and both ended our vows with the statement "I like you and I love you", which was a beautiful surprise on the day of the wedding.”

Connecticut Wedding Professionals
Wedding Venue: Aria Banquets
D.J. and Photo Booth: Lights Camera DJ
Connecticut Wedding Photographer: Simply K Studios
Hair & Makeup Team: KissandMakeUp
Wedding Cake: Modern Pastry
Videography: Digital Video Productions
Floral Design: Sharon Elizabeths
Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal
Transportation: New Britain Transportation
Suits: Mens Wearhouse
Wedding Invitations: Eucalyptus & Pine Design Co.

To see another Simply K Studios wedding at Aria

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Funko Pop and Graffiti Walls - YES! | Connecticut Wedding Photographers

Paige and Billy’s wedding was filled with bright colors and so many fun details!! Every wedding at The Society Room is so unique - and the room itself is pretty amazing! A giant staircase leading to a grand balcony that overlooks the dance floor below, huge draped windows all along the front of the dance floor, and a gilded ceiling that truly looks like something right out of a European museum. We couldn’t be more in love with this spot! Paige and Billy’s purple and orange colors were perfect in this setting and all of their custom details gave the wedding a fun vibe. I mean, custom Converse for the bride and groom?! A Pabst sign over the bar - the couple’s name! My favorite was the cake topper made with Funko Pop lookalikes for Billy, Paige, and their three pets. Thank you to David Apuzzo for hanging with me and photographing these guys! Congratulations, again, Paige & Billy! I’m so happy for you two and honored that you chose us to photograph your wedding!

Rosecliff Mansion Wedding | Newport RI Wedding Photographer

If you’ve toured the mansions along the Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, you know some of the rich history behind these gorgeous architectural masterpieces. Rosecliff Mansion has to be one of the most beautiful spots in New England for a wedding, with its grand entry way, stunning views, and ornate ballroom. I can truly say it’s breathtaking!

These floral details were captured for KLW Design Co. - Newport Wedding Florists

To say their work is inspiring would be a bit of an understatement. Leigh and Katey’s floral design is fresh and unique, with custom statement pieces and decor. Rosecliff Mansion is truly a showstopper with its rich history and elegant touches.

We’ve handpicked our favorite photographs from this custom floral design at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI. Our studio is currently booking wedding packages for dates into 2021 - Rosecliff Mansion Wedding Photographers in Newport RI

Groom's Gift Boudoir Session | Connecticut Boudoir Photographers

You KNOW he’s going to loveeeeee getting this set of gorgeous boudoir images in his boudoir album!!! She’s gifting it to him as a surprise, as many of our boudoir clients do. This set of photographs is just a portion of what he’ll see…

A boudoir session at our studio begins with your professional hair & makeup next door from Kissandmakeup - a Connecticut Hair & Makeup Artist. You can inquire about availability for your hair/makeup service directly through their website, depending on what you’re looking for on the day of your session. They will quote you on services and when I say they’ll make you look and feel amazing…I mean, AMAZING. These ladies are insanely talented with brushes, to say the least, and their studio is adjacent to ours with a shared lobby space.

Once you enter our studio, we’ll look at your outfits and accessories together to plan the flow for what will work best for your session. Favorite music - Spotify! We’ll begin by helping direct you into poses that flatter your body and personality - because we can all agree a great smile, beautiful eyes, and a confident attitude are the most sexy features a woman can put on, right?

This session was part one of two, with two friends booking back-to-back sessions. Needless to say, they were less nervous and laughed more by supporting one another. Next session coming up this week on our social media and blog…stay tuned!

Following your session, you’ll visit our studio again for your ordering session. You’ll sit down to a slideshow to view your images, then look through the full set of matted photographic proofs in print. This experience lets you focus on choosing the photos that really show your beauty and confidence, so that your album and wall art is truly something you’ll be proud of showing off. We can offer advice when you have questions, rather than handing you a download or a disc and sending you on your way. Boudoir is an experience every woman should do at least once in her life!

Contact us to ask questions and schedule your session today! - Connecticut Boudoir Photographers

Zabardast Event Planning by Dhol Baja Baraat | Indian Wedding Photographer

There is little more beautiful in this world than cultural ceremonies and traditions, this Indian baby shower being no exception! Event planning and stage decoration by Dhol Baja Baraat - zabardast event planning. See below for some of the moments we captured at this spring baby shower.

Dreams Riviera Cancun Mexico | Destination Wedding Photographers

Laura & Brian’s destination wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa was A-MAZing. When we photograph destination weddings, we’re able to meet our couples up in the U.S. beforehand. Laura & I sat at the studio together so she could tell me all about their wedding plans while I asked questions about travel, timeline, and style for the day. Mary Beth Morrissey accompanied me for the trip to Cancun as a second shooter for this wedding, and we had so much fun getting to know Laura & Brian’s friends and family throughout the week we spent in Mexico.

Destination weddings are always both so unique and laid-back, with friends & family coming from all over the world. Each destination wedding photography package is designed to cover what the couple needs for the wedding day, as well as time for photography scouting and meeting with the event coordinator beforehand if there are questions. We absolutely love destination weddings.