Real Weddings From This Week {April 17, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 17, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Relaxed New Mexico Ranch Wedding – Camille and Naiya were married at The Dreamcatcher Retreat Center in Santa Fe, N.M. on June 13. Fun fact: They were married in the middle of the 50-foot-long labyrinth under the light of a full moon. Spooky, right?


Photo: Tony Gambino Photography

Seaside Nova Scotia Backyard Wedding – Kelly and David were married at The Captain’s House in Chester, Nova Scotia on September 27. “Our theme was inspired by our setting, a 200-year-old mansion on the sea, blue, tan, gray, and white,” he said.


Photo: One Blue Fish Photography

Multicultural Washington DC Hotel Wedding  – Sara and Steven were married at Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC on September 6. “Steven and I have both have very diverse cultural backgrounds,” she said. “We had already completed a traditional Hindu ceremony months prior, but it was so important to me to do the traditional Persian ceremony called the Sofreh.”


Photo: Love Life Images 

Mountaintop Colorado Deck Wedding – Liz and Chad were married at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colo. on August 23. “As we were walking back up the aisle . . . the clouds parted and the sun came out for the very first time all day,” she said. “It was as if our loved ones that couldn’t be there in person were smiling down on us. It was absolutely a goosebumps moment!”


Photo: Robin Proctor Photography

Fabulous Indiana Farm Wedding – Heather and Gabe were married at the Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum in Sharpsville, Ind. on May 10. In lieu of a traditional unity ceremony such as a candle or sand, they opted for each guest to hold their rings for a “warming” moment.


Photo: Jessika Feltz Photography

Real Engagement Pix in Baltimore’s Sherwood Gardens

Posted by ddrenner on Jun 16, 2011
Shiel and Tural's engagement photos photographed in Sherwood Gardens, Baltimore

Shiel and Tural snuggle under the cherry blossoms at Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore. Photo by Dennis Drenner.

There are many good reasons to go an engagement photo shoot. Above all, they are a fantastic way for a couple and their photographer to get comfortable with one another before the wedding. This is especially important for camera shy couples. They also give the couple a set of photos they can use in wedding announcements, guest books for the wedding and the like. Finally, because there is not a lot of time pressure as there is on the wedding day, you have time to play around, experiment, take chances on unusual locations or poses.