Doreen and Diane's lovely waterfront wedding in Annapolis, MD took place on a September day at a picturesque Southern Colonial home. A hurricane was supposed to hit the venue hard that day, but somehow it never even rained! And you'll be glad for that once you see the ceremony space! It's a stunner.
Both of these ladies are talented business women and their wedding reflected their love in all its sweetness. You'll love these two…
Karen & Michelle's “love, joy, and happiness” blue celebration of love
Blue details, a blue dress, a blue vest, and touches of red... this multi-hued wedding is something fabulous to look at, but also something that may get your tear ducts going. This pair shines in every shot. Their April wedding may not have been a legal ceremony, but a little miracle happened and well, you'll just have to see how it all went down after that.
4 myths about being an older bride (aka where's my Life Alert registry gift?!)
By the time I get married, 40 will be staring me in the face. This isn't very old when it comes to first marriages, but it is older than the average in the U.S. I anticipated that it would be a little different getting married later in life (what with the Ensure cocktails and shuffle board reception), but it is taking some surprising turns. Here are some myths about being an older bride that I have discovered...
A dashing self-officiating urban elopement (with a rock star cameo!)
Sheannette and Paul met when she bought a mid-century desk from him via Craigslist! It was basically love at first sight after that. For their chic urban elopement in Denver, they rode around town in a limo to visit three different locations and create some gorgeous shots with their two children. Oh, and while they were there? They ran into a super famous rock star just chilling with his dogs. Let's see the whole stunning display at this self-officiating urban elopement...
Aussie brides, a drag queen host, and a 100-year-old tree
This week's back-to-nature theme would not be complete without Marie and Prue's wedding under a 100-year-old turpentine tree at a fabulous estate called (what else) The Turpentine Tree in Kurrajong, NSW, Australia. And the photo of Prue's granddaughter's fist-pumping approval? Perma-smile engage.
At Last: a sweet wedding reading that honors a life lived before finding love
Not unlike Etta James' classic love song "At Last," this particular reading narrows down those feelings of having lived life, been beaten by it a time or two, and still being joyful that you found lasting love. Considering how many weddings are second marriages or older-than-average couples, the sentiment is really lovely and really realistic. Here's a sweet wedding reading that takes into account a life lived prior to the wedding...
Ladies in love: a blended family love story wedding in Iowa
This pair of gorgeous ladies overcame some substantial opposition from guests and vendors to come out the other side victorious. They crafted an elegant, playful, and stunning outdoor wedding in a chill Iowa day that celebrated their two families merging into a giant ball of awesome. Let's take a peek at their love story wedding...
A love story between two hiking fans (with a surprise ring bearer story!)
Joe and Anne met on a cruise ship a few years ago and decided to get married last June at 60 years old. Joe had never been married before, but when Joe met Anne, he knew she was the love of his life. They got married at Schooley's Mountain Lodge, their favorite hiking spot. After their ceremony, they hiked to a waterfall for some photos pictures. The best part? When he was a little boy, Joe was the ring bearer for his uncle. When Joe got married in June, his uncle, now 80 years old, was his ring bearer!
Photography: Coral Dove Photography • Planning: Events By Stacia • Venue: The Yellow House, Annapolis
About the Author: Catherine Clark
Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com.