Cozy Forest Engagement in British Columbia

Today’s cozy engagement shoot in British Columbia, captured by Rosalee from Simply Rose Photography, will surely warm your heart and get you inspired for fall.

British Columbia Forest Engagement | Simply Rose Photography

From the Photographer

It was magical to say the least. The previous frosty days had left some ice crystals on the forest floor and the sun offered some amazing light that filtered through the dense forest. It truly felt like we were transported into another place – it felt like our own little fairy glen. After exploring the woods (and check out the adorable set-up that they brought with them – a cozy blanket, mugs of tea, and a nerdy crossword puzzle!) we headed to the river for a bit of a different scene. It was peaceful, serene, and best of all, there was no cell service. (The session was located a provincial park in Maple Ridge, BC.)

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Intimate Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding at Doe Creek Farm

Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding | Michael and Carina Photography

Today’s sweet and intimate military wedding is playing my heart strings. The brides simple yellow rose bouquet complements her sweet smile perfectly, and those Blueridge Mountains in the background are just lovely!
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Miko and Jonathan
Oct 13, 2013
Doe Creek Farm, Virginia

From the Photographer

Two warriors. Two lovers. Two best friends. Miko and Jonathan are both in service and both have served their country in Afghanistan. When they’re together, they don’t just get along like partners, but they joke around like old friends.

They tease one another, they compliment each other… But when they kiss each other, you know they’re meant to be. We drove literally all the way to the other side of Virginia for their wedding, to a quiet farm on a hill top in Pembroke.

Their whole wedding was unique: It began early in the morning.. It combined Jonathan’s Jewish and Miko’s Japanese heritage. And their lovable Pug, Patton, made himself a part of each aspect of the ceremony. He was, after all, an official member of the bridal party… a groomsdog? Doe Creek Farm‘s lovely reception hall, a converted barn, decorated with origami cranes and hanging lights, was filled with music and dancing all afternoon. We photographed their wedding portraits in the soft light of an overcast sky and caught some gorgeous landscapes as well. At the end, Miko and Jonathan left to head out for their North African honeymoon.

Doe Creek Farm Wedding Vendors

Photographer:  Michael and Carina Photography | Dress Store: David’s Bridal | Event Venue: Doe Creek Farm | Floral Designer: Karen Thompson | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Cake Designer: Mikie’s 7th | Jewelry: Sara Gabriel | Event Planner: Tomie Booth | Shoes: Toms | Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas | Hair Stylist: Wendy Shippee

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Cozy Winter Wedding at Canyons Resort Utah

Canyons Utah winter wedding | Pepper Nix Photography

Jessi and Nick’s classic winter wedding at the Canyons Resort is a perfect picture of classic winter elegance. I love Jessi’s faux fur wrap, rustic elegant bouquet and gorgeous ruffled wedding gown. And don’t you just love how she styled her bridesmaids. Be sure to check out the full gallery. Every lovely detail was expertly captured by Pepper Nix.

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DIY Lip Balm Wedding Favors by Handcrafted Honey Bee

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I was delighted to get my Handcrafted Honey Bee Lip Balm Kit in the mail the other week. I have had a lip balm kit on my wish list for a while, so when a local vendor from the High Desert can on my radar, I couldn’t wait to try it. I’ve made my lip balm for an upcoming blogger trip to Breckenridge, CO but they are also perfect for bridesmaids survival kits, mountain welcome bags, or even wedding favors! Each kit makes 20 tubes of lip balm.Continue Reading