With Sam and Lauren getting married this week we thought this was a good time to showcase their engagement session. We asked them some questions about how they met and their upcoming wedding so read below about this adorable couple and enjoy their engagement session with their wedding photographer Eric Boneske.
How did the two of you meet?
We both traveled to London for work as part of our companies training program. We had connected over the work chat system before leaving and texted to meet up once we landed in London. We messaged to meet at the entrance of the London Bridge tube station. Sam was so specific "To meet at the entrance right over Tooly Street where there is a newspaper stand, on the northside of the station." He said "I will have a baby blue pocket square on my jacket."
The excitement of a new country/city took over when I walked out of the station and paused on the sidewalk. When I saw him walking towards me, he had a happy glow around him. While I evaluated him since we were competing for work, I knew immediately that we were definitely going to be good friends, and over the new few weeks, I knew he was one of a kind.
Sam how did you propose?
We went on a Sunday with three of our closest friends to a Virginia winery. Lauren thought we had tasting tickets from a charity raffle from a friend, but our friends were all in on the secret plan to propose in the vineyard after the tasting and went ahead to set up a little spot.
After the tasting, we walked through the vineyard and stopped where a picnic basket was set up. Lauren thought it was cute that someone was having a picnic and didn't catch on until she saw pictures of us, our initials, flowers (and until I dropped to one knee).
Our friends caught it all on camera and we all celebrated with a bottle of prosecco. She never saw it coming!! The funniest part was that she had planned her friends surprise engagement at the same time her friends helped planned ours and neither of them knew.
With your wedding a week away, what are you most excited about?
We are excited to see it all come together after many month of planning. We can't wait to eat and drink with ou friends and family from all over the world. But most of all we are most excited to finally be married!!
Details are my jam! I wanted to gather some amazing talent in Wilmington and focus on the pretty little details that make a wedding stand out!
A successful design means that there is a continuity between all aspects of the wedding. I decided to start at the point where guests would get a first glimpse into what the day may look like.
Stationery is a great way to set the tone for the wedding. Rachel incorporated a botanical watercolor design and used natural handmade paper as the medium. It looks like a deckled edge but it is a natural edge when making paper.
This design will then be pulled through to the wedding day for table numbers, place cards, programs etc. so spending a little time to ensure this design fits the mood you want to set for the wedding will pay off when making other design decisions along the way.
The commitment to a design is a huge check off your list but then there are so many other small decisions like type of paper you will print on, will you incorporate a calligrapher and lastly postage!! All of these decisions can add a personal touch to your invitation suite. Now to see how we style this stationery with other elements!
I am always quizzing Kristy with Eco Chic Blossoms when I see new blooms that I am not familiar with . I love to see how she will push her creative skills to find new and interesting stems for the floral works she does. For this design he used some oldie but goodies like hydrangea, garden roses and eucalyptus which I can spot all the time. She also incorporated distinctive flowers like butterfly ranunculus, foxglove and white veronica and then for that touch of blue she brought in Blue thistle and delphinium. These blooms helped bring the design from the stationery to life for table centerpieces.
Along with stationery and florals some small decor pieces like ring boxes, ribbon, hand picked postage and ring dishes help to elevate the design and enhance the photos that are captured. A painting was even used as a backdrop for some photos since it fit perfectly within the overall theme of the styled shoot. Trinity with Treebird Photography nailed this shoot and we are already looking at our next collaboration.
Designer: Social Butterfly Events
Photographer: TreeBird Photography
Florist: Eco Chic Blossoms
Stationery: Rachel Marvin Creative
Postage: Little Postage House
Ribbon: Tono & Co
Ring Boxes: Amonie Ring Boxes & The Mrs Box
Taylor & Graham's Engagement Session
Taylor & Graham are getting married in 22 days so we thought it appropriate to show their beautiful engagement pictures! Taylor & Graham love to be near the water & in the water so choosing this location was a no brainer for their photographer! Taylor has been a dream to work with and I can't wait for her to see her vision for her wedding come to life
at Marker 137 when they say their I dos!
Location: Fort Fisher
Photographer: J Christina Photography
Charyl H Williams
Blogging about these weddings lets me relive all of the amazing moments I was able to share with my clients. I hope that you enjoy these couple's weddings days as much as I do.