Sunday, May 28, 2017

Limitless Love: Triple Wedding Held in Honor of Dying Mom

Limitless Love

Cancer patient Becky Swales always hoped that all three of her daughters would get married. On Oct. 13th, her dream came true when she watched her girls — Sarah, Kaylee, and Jodie — say "I do" in unison. The sisters were already engaged before their mom's health deterioriated and they decided to wed all at once so that she would be able to experience this life-changing moment with them.
Just 12 hours later, she lost her four-year battle with the disease. Prior to her passing, Dad Otis told FOX5 that she was "the love of my life, so it's hard, but I'm proud of my daughters."

Photo Credit: Jodie Mankus / Facebook
Courtesy of Bridal Guide 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Limitless Love: Couple Shares Story behind Viral Wedding photo

Limitless Love

A North Carolina photographer captured a powerful image Saturday showing a touching moment between a bride and a groom just minutes before their wedding ceremony.

In the photo, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Caleb Earwood holds the hand of his now-wife, Maggie Earwood, while taking time to pray before saying "I do."

We were about to take our first steps in life together, and we didn't want to take a step without it being in God's will," Caleb Earwood, 21, told "I prayed to God for my beautiful and intelligent wife that he blessed me with and the amazing family I was marrying into."
Because the couple didn't want to see each other until the ceremony, Caleb stood on the staircase. Maggie, 22, leaned up against the wall to avoid making eye contact.

"When I first grabbed his hand, he was shaking really bad, so I knew he was really nervous," Maggie said. "It relieved me to know the person I was getting ready to marry felt the same way about God."

Caleb and Maggie, who both grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, were friends in high school. They started dating about two years ago, and haven't left each other's side since.
"She's so beautiful. I couldn't help myself! An excited Caleb said.

Photographer Dwayne Schmidth, who has photographed about 100 weddings in his 4-year career, said this is one his most memorable experiences. Although he almost didn't make it to wedding after having emergency surgery last week to remove a kidney stone, he gathered enough strength to be there for the big day and photograph the heartfelt moment.

The happy couple is visiting Dollywood in Tennessee for their honeymoon. They plan to live in Jacksonville, North Carolina while Caleb is stationed at Camp Lejeune. He's been serving in the Marines for 3 years.

Courtesy of Today 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ask Abby: When should I start looking for a wedding dress?

You should start looking at least nine months before your wedding. Some brides find their dress in the first dress they try on, some find it in their 100th! Good things take time and you want to make sure you allow plenty of time to Say Yes to the Dress and leave time for alterations so you feel like the queen you are on your wedding day!

Wedding Dress from Kirsten Paige Bridal

Inspiration Thursday: Anchored Love

The love that two people share is indescribable, but when you mix in their love for the ocean you can count on it being a completely nautical affair. Mixing natural elements of seashells and sea life with globes and colored glass, the couple were able to float away in their vessel of love as the bow of their adventure headed towards forever. Sea-inspired d├ęcor pleasantly accented the dark, aged woods of the pier. Tying the knot amongst family and friends, anchoring their forever love with rings symbolizing their voyage, Sophia & Rado set sail.

design team:
Location: Private Residence
Photographer: Allison Claire Photography
Florist: Cherry Blossom Floral Designs
Gown: Enchanted Bridal Boutique
Coordinator: Fairy Godmother a Wedding & Event Company
Cake: GhilaDolci Bakery

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Laura & Wayne

4/2/2016  |  Harry Griffen Park

Laura and Wayne wanted their bridal party to look like the rainbow so they had her attendants in red, yellow and purple, and his in green, blue, and orange and had them mix up sides so they formed a rainbow with the couple in between!

Location:  Harry Griffen Park
Coordinator: Karen Nutting
Photography: Farage Photography
Florist: Wholesale Flowers
Linens: Party City
Entertainment: Magown Entertainment: & The Mentals
Catering: Baja's Tacos and Catering
Cake: Janice Santiago
Stationery: Vista Print
Hair & Makeup: Bellus Academy
Gown: David's Bridal
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Rentals: San Diego Rentals

Wedding Wednesday: Andrea & Jonathan

5/29/2016  |  Falkner Winery

Andrea and Jon always envisioned their wedding day to be truly classic. They wanted something that they would always be able to look back on as "elegant." The couple  also strived to have their wedding day truly represent who they are. There were so many little touches to their day that were so personal and special to them as a couple and to their families. It turned out to be the most meaningful and magical day for both of them.

Location: Falkner Winery
Coordinator: Golden Dot Events
Photography: L Parker Photography
Videography: Artifact Film Collective
Florist: Blossoms
Linens: Falkner Winery
Cake: Sweet n' Saucy
Stationery: Minted
Hair & Makeup: Mercedes Moorman
Gown: Allure Bridal
Menswear: Vera Wang
Rentals: Sundrop Vintage