An Intimate Coffee Shop Elopement

An Intimate Coffee Shop Elopement

 

I’m so excited to share this Styled Intimate Coffee Shop Elopement with you! It was so incredibly beautiful and I worked with a dream team of vendors which means there was a whole lot pretty details!! From the ceremony details to the stunning cigar bar everything was perfect! The styling was absolutely perfect and it brought my vision to life perfectly. I’ve had this styled shoot in my head for a while and I’m so happy to see it finally carried out. I’ve always found the idea of eloping in a coffee shop in an intimate ceremony sounded so romantic. I do hope at least one of your reading sees this and decides to elope in a coffee shop and if you are looking for the perfect vendors for it I can highly recommend these lovely people!

Planner ~ Patchwork Planning ~ http://www.patchworkplanning.com

Vintage Rentals ~ Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals ~ https://www.forgetmenotvintageinc.com/

Stationery/Signage ~ Flourish Grace Calligraphy ~ http://www.flourishgracecalligraphy.com/

Florist ~ Ambiance Floral Design ~ http://www.ambiance-ep.com/

Hair and Make Up Artist ~ Studio Rd & Co ~ Studio Rd & Co

Venue ~ Duffy’s Coffee House ~ www.Duffyscoffeehouse.com

Band ~ Apex ~ www.bmha.org

Videographer ~ Jess Palatucci ~ http://jesspalatucci.com

Jewelry ~ Nespoli’s ~ www.nespolijewelers.com

Makeup ~ Kelly Jordan

Attire ~ Target

Keep scrolling through for some lovely wedding/elopement inspiration! 🙂

 

 

 

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An Emotional And Intimate Garden Wedding ~ Stephanie & Max

 

There are hardly words to describe this intimate garden wedding at the Morning Glory Inn in Pittsburgh. The thing that made Stephanie and Max’s Wedding day beautiful wasn’t their color scheme, bouquets, or decorations but the pure love and joy that was present. The amount of tears and emotion I witnessed and felt was incredibly special and heartwarming. I encourage all engaged couples to consider having an intimate wedding for this very reason. There is no way to describe how beautiful having just your close friends and family by your side, skipping traditions and stripping the day down to exactly what is meant to be, a celebration of a new family being formed. It’s truly a privilege to witness Stephanie and Max’s day, everything from their vow, the poems they had family read, and the toasts was just magical. You could really see the love everyone had for these two souls and I welled up more than once. What could be more beautiful than the love of two people bring others together in harmony.

It was evident that Stephanie and Max are people who spend most of their time caring for others and trying to make the world a better place as every single one of their friends and family said in their toasts and just by how they treated everyone. They met overseas in the Peace Corp and Max even used a flag from that country to wipe his tears during their vows. And oh their vows, so genuinely beautiful. I wish I could remember them word for word because it truly embodied a commitment to each other that is so rare. Max had even made sure to give Stephanie a conflict free ring which is something that is something I’m passionate about as well. They truly made me reminisce about my time in Ethiopia serving orphans and long to go back. I love meeting people who truly make caring for others a priority.

Weddings like this remind me why I love what I do so much, meeting wonderful people and documenting beautiful memories and love. That’s why I always approach every wedding in a documentary style because that’s honestly what I’m there to do, document an life changing event. It’s a very special job and I love every opportunity I get to do it. Please enjoy a small look into their day, I had such a hard time narrowing down what to share. It was all just so beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Isaac Benjamin’s Birth ~ Fresh 48 Session

 

This past weekend my best friend’s baby boy was born and I’m still giddy about it! He came three days early and I didn’t even have a chance to post his parent’s maternity session, which is why I snuck them into this post. 😉  Isaac couldn’t have more eager parents, little boy you will be so very loved! Knowing my best friend, you’ll be spoiled rotten with affection! What a blessed little boy you are Isaac, and you certainly are a precious little one.

I raced to the hospital as soon as I got the heads up so I could snuggle with this sweet boy and capture some of his first moments and I must say Fresh 48 Sessions are one of the most emotional and beautiful sessions ever! What an honor to photograph a new precious life and the impact that precious life has on their parents and all their loved ones. It’s simply beautiful!

I always forget how small they start out! It seems like just yesterday Caroline was visiting me in the hospital after Hazel was born and she was glowing as I’m sure I was holding baby Isaac. There is something very special about watching your friends have babies. I can’t put words to it but it has me swelling up with so much emotion!

Isaac has taken to breastfeeding like a champ which is such a blessing! Any breastfeeding mama who has had trouble with their newborn latching will agree that a baby that takes right to it is a HUGE blessing! Isaac also loves cuddles with his mama, it’s favorite thing besides eating so far. 🙂

As I’m sure you’ll see from the very evident joy plastered all over Carrie and Justin’s faces, they adore their son! I love this little family and I can’t wait to watch it grow and see Isaac reach all the cute milestones. And I absolutely cannot wait for Hazel to meet her new friend! Welcome to the world Isaac Benjamin Bedford, we love you!

 

 

 

 

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Hazel’s ~Under The Sea~ First Birthday Party

Hazel’s ~Under The Sea~ First Birthday Party

 

Hazel turned one! I still can’t believe it even though it’s a whole month later. We had the perfect little Under The Sea birthday party for her. I had two of the best vendors around behind this special day and I’m still in love with how it all came together. I hired Chippy White Table for the vintage rentals and decor which was so much fun after adoring their work at some of the weddings I photographed last year, it was awesome to get to be on the customer side of it! And as an added bonus one of my best friends works there now and I’ve always admired the way she can make any space pretty, and she definitely made Hazel’s party so pretty! <3

I had Lola’s Dessert Shoppe design and make Hazel’s mermaid cake and oh my goodness I was SO in love!! It was so pretty and tasty! It was absolutely perfect! Hazel definitely didn’t appreciate it, she just wanted to destroy it! Hahaha oh children, but I definitely ate a lot of it after she as done throwing it at people. Yummy Yummy!

She crawled around in her adorable birthday outfit from her Aunt Amy, terrorizing poor Charlie, trying to give him kisses. She threw cake, belly laughed and showed her beautiful little personality like always. I’m in love with this little girl and her ability to love everyone, she is the most friendly baby I know. Sometimes she so friendly she scares other kids off with her affection, hahaha! I hope she never loses that and she always blesses the world with that kindness. The precious innocence and love is something I will always cherish. I’m not gonna cry…. no tears…. pull it together.

It was a perfect day with friends and their children to celebrate my baby girl! I couldn’t be more thankful for all my friends and family and for my adorable, hilarious, loving little girl! She surely has brought so much joy and laughter to our lives! I love her more than words can tell! I hope you enjoy the pictures and I’ve also listed the websites of Chippy White Table and Lola’s Dessert Shoppe, be sure to go check them out and keep them in mind for your wedding day or any other special occasions.

http://www.chippywhitetable.com/

https://www.loladessertshoppe.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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