Positano, Italy Honeymoon Shoot

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This darling honeymoon shoot was shared with us by Ryan & Denise Photography who captured the beautiful Nina and James, after their big day, on their Italian honeymoon. The photography duo shared their experience with us. John Steinbeck once said that Positano, Italy is “a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you are gone.” After having the opportunity to photograph a darling couple on their honeymoon there, we can’t help but agree.”

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“Nina and James were married in the fall in their home state of Rhode Island, but the romance was far from over. They headed to Italy for an unforgettable honeymoon adventure and that’s were we met them, on the final leg of their journey, in the enchanting Amalfi Coast region.” positano honeymoon honeymoon photographerideas for italy honeymoons positano honeymoonshoneymoon ideas italy italy honeymoon destinations honeymooning in europehoneymoon in italyhoneymoons in europe european honeymoon

“Each of the region’s four towns are literally built into a mountainside, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and offering splendid coastal views. Beautiful Positano, often referred to as “The Jewel of the Amalfi Coast” became the perfect setting for a portrait session to showcase the quiet chemistry of our two newlyweds who were very much in love.

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Other than one main road that weaves from one end of the city to the other, visitors to the town weave through an endless maze of picturesque corridors and narrow staircases. From the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the pink and terracotta colored buildings draped in vines and flowers – it’s an incredible place, unlike anywhere else on earth.”

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Honeymoon Photographer:  Ryan & Denise Photography

Location:Positano, Italy

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European Inspired Boudoir Portraits + Photo Shoot

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Today’s beautiful photo shoot is brought to us by international wedding photographer, Rochelle Cheever, based in Italy.  She came to California to capture boudoir portraits inspired by her aunt and a little European luxury and we’re obsessed with how beautifully it all came together!

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Rochelle shared with us a little bit about the concept behind the shoot.  “Set at a scenic villa in California, this beautiful boudoir shoot was inspired by romance, nature, and a touch of Italian spirit. Between delicate touches of lace and flowers, the devil truly is in the details for this shoot. Our model’s classic beauty produced a vintage feel that resonated in this villa, which belonged to my late Aunt Sonja. A true legend of our family, my cousin, Breesa, and I came together to commemorate her spirit in this glamorous shoot. A pageant queen of her day, Aunt Sonja would have reveled in the luxury and glamour this shoot brought to her home.”

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“Aunt Sonja’s thirst for adventure took her to places near and far, whether she was honeymooning in France, kayaking in Alaska or hiking through Tuscany. From living in Oregon, to Mexico City, to Vancouver, Aunt Sonja had a life on the road that never lost its touch of sophistication. A lover of the finer things and the “hostess with the mostest,” it was her home in Carlsbad that finally enticed her to settle and she would have been delighted for that home to become a piece of this lovely boudoir shoot.”

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Rochelle Cheever Photography

Photo Shoot Team: Model: Kristen Stephenson-Pino, Florist: BLOOMS by breesa lee,  Dessert: Sweet as Bliss, Calligraphy: Four Things Paper, Jewelry: Lei Bijou, Hair and Makeup: Unveiled Bridal Beauty, Dress: The Dress Theory

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Zurich, Switzerland Wedding Ceremony + Reception

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Today we’ve got part two of Lindsay and Adrian’s beautiful wedding in Switzerland!  Yesterday, we shared with you their civil ceremony with a stunning yellow wedding dress and now we’re getting a peek into the big day they shared with more friends and family, complete with a church ceremony.

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The church wedding took place in a small local spot built in 1510 in Kandersteg, Switzerland, a tiny village high up in the Swiss Alps!

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The bride opted for a second short lace wedding dress (that we love!!), but this time in white.

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It may have rained on their wedding day but that didn’t stop the celebration and is sure to bring them good luck!

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After their Catholic ceremony, the group poured into the pouring the streets for some fun photos and to get the party underway!

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For décor at the reception, the couple actually used different fabrics throughout that they had gathered during their engagement to use to decorate the tables and walls.

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But this was a group celebration so Lindsay and Adrian asked their guests to each contribute too – with a piece of art that they each created, writing postcards of love to the couple, which lit up the reception space with personal touches.

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This two-day wedding was quite the adventure for the bride and groom, through the Alps and rain, and despite the weather, an amazing time was had by all!

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Jenny Smith & Co

Wedding Vendors: Caterer: Restaurant Samses, Dress; Romona Keveza, Cake: Baeckerei Tea Room Marmotte, Other: Vin du Mur

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Wedding in Switzerland with a Yellow Wedding Dress!

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Lindsay and Adrian said I do outside of Zurich, Switzerland in an intimate civil ceremony with close family to bear witness. In Switzerland a civil ceremony is actually required before you can have another wedding so this couple broke up the festivities into two different days of celebration!

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Their civil ceremony took place in an old castle in a town called Greifensee, just across the lake from where Adrian had grown up.

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How fabulous is the bride’s yellow lace wedding dress!?!  We love!

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It was in the Landvogtstube room (that even had the bride’s last name in it) that the ceremony took place while the larger group gathered in the courtyard to cheer the newlyweds on once they exited the building.

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It was then off to a brunch celebration, after which the group boarded a coach bus and headed to the Alps for a grand wedding the following day.

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Stay tuned for tomorrow’s story when we bring you the big bash of the darling Jennifer and Adrian and their sweet church ceremony.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Jenny Smith & Co

Wedding Vendors: Caterer: Restaurant Samses, Dress; Romona Keveza, Cake: Baeckerei Tea Room Marmotte, Other: Vin du Mur

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Greece Wedding Inspiration

Dreaming of marrying the love of your life with the inspiration of Greece? It has the perfect touch of romance for a wedding day or an option for an unfortgettable destination wedding in the homeland. Incorporate the country colors with gorgeous blue wedding shoes to go along with your white wedding dress. Adding olive branches and flowers along the buildings of your venue can give it a special touch for a wedding inspired by Greece. Also, if you’re doing a destination wedding there is nothing more special than being surrounded by the beautiful white buildings that are unique to the lands of Greece. Instead of the traditional corsages and boutonnieres consider using lavander to give your wedding party an authentic touch. A beloved tradition for celebration in Greece is to break plates! For your reception set up a stand for your guest to start the party with the breaking of plates. To enhance the beauty of your wedding cake, add olive branches for a simple but beautiful look that brings greek inspiration. Have your flower girls wear a headband with flowers native to Greece, along with lavender and olive branches to tie in the beauty of greek culture. You won’t regret celebrating your big day with the unforgettable details that the greek culture has to offer!

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 {Photos: Shoes: Anna Roussos via trendybride, Building: Vangelis Photography via Brides, Boutonnieres:Beaux Arts Photographie via Elizabeth Anne Designs, Plates: Larissa Cleveland Photography via SMP, Cake: Yiannis Alefantou via SMP, Flower Girls:Brookelyn Photography via Grey Likes Weddings }

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