July 08, 2013

“This is such a fun engagement shoot! Finding a way to incorporate personalized touches into an engagement session can sometimes be challenging, especially if you want to be traditional but not conventional. I adore the way Colleen and Dave added their love for the outdoors with a splash of modern flare. It’s simple, but still really fun and unique.” – Laura Hernandez Photography

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Laura is a dear friend that I met a couple of years ago through mutual friends. We also go to church together. When we finally got together for coffee we discovered a mutual love for all things wedding, and the beginning of such a special friendship began. She is one of the kindest, most generous and loving people I know. She is also an incredibly talented photographer and I was thrilled to pieces to have her shoot our engagement session. She did an incredible job and I will cherish those photos forever!

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..We are doing a lot of DIY projects for our wedding. We are getting married in a meadow, so the “altar” backdrop will be a wooden structure that my father-in-law has made, with my mother-in-law’s curtains hanging on it, and a beautiful cross made by a friend of my parents. Since the outdoor location speaks for itself, the only other decor at the ceremony will be the bouquets of babys breath in mason jars wrapped in lace hanging from the chairs at the end of each row. At the reception, we will have burlap runners, more lace wrapped mason jars, heart garlands cut out of music sheet paper, a scrapbook for the guests to sign, and a cookie table with burlap-wrapped cookie jars filled with cookies made by friends. Plus a chalkboard seating chart and several other chalkboard signs. We have had a lot of fun putting everything together. I was lucky I had help!

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..I write a blog about wedding music (Soundtrack To I Do), so I would have thought that planning the music would have been a lot of fun. It actually ended up being really challenging. I have faith in my DJ –  so for the most part I’ll be leaving the music up to him. The planning has been fun, but what I’m really looking forward to the most is pledging my life and love to my best friend and the man of my dreams before God and all our loved ones. And of course, dancing the night away!” – Colleen, the bride-to-be


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Colleen {Soundtrack To I Do}
July 8, 2013

Thanks so much for the feature!!