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katie and john married  |  baltimore, maryland

so god works in crazy ways sometimes but he definitely put richie and i into katie and johns life for some crazy reason and i’m so glad he did cause i LOVE these two!  they contacted us to do their engagement session, which we did, but weren’t planning on using us for their wedding, but then they did and thru the process we because katiejohnaddicts.  their wedding day in baltimore was so THEM.   then katie ran over her wedding shoes like a week before her wedding and john melted his tux shirt the morning on his wedding, and neither thing disrupted anything…  life just went on.  life has thrown so much at these two yet from their support for each other they have pressed on.  and thats how it should be.  marry your best friend and you have a true partner for all the ups And downs.  now onto their day….  it was a good one.  : )

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venue:  mt washington mill dye house, baltimore maryland  |  coordinator:  elizabeth fitzpatrick  |  hair & makeup:  wendy vogelberger

florist:  connie fitzpatrick  |  caterer & cake:  copper kitchen  | videographer: ethan wise  link to video |  band: infusion

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and if you want to see their video, click here!  ethan and shannen did a great job!  and i star in this several times so thats cool.

brittany and brian married  |  raleigh. north carolina

2015-06-02_0001.jpgvenues:  jones chapel, meredith college, and north hills club, raleigh

planner:  C&D events, becca and dana (LOVE them!)  |  hair & makeup:  salon blu  |  flowers:  fresh affairs

cake:  cinda’s creative cakes  |  band:  soul expressions  |  food:  north hills club

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elizabeth and phillip married
march 7. 2015

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venue and food:  mcgregor downs country club, cary, nc  |  hair and makeup:  ashley mooney  |  cake:  jeanie vetter

flowers:  flowers by larry  |  dj:  unlimited DJ, brian darocha  |  videographer:  preserved memories, chris zirkle
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2015-03-19_0015.jpghello handsome!!
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2015-03-19_0018.jpgfirst look time!
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2015-03-19_0023.jpgelizabeth, you looked Beautiful!
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2015-03-19_0028.jpgthose flowers against those blue dresses….. so so pretty!
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2015-03-19_0031.jpgoff to the chapel!  (well, church)
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2015-03-19_0038.jpgthe groomsmen all gave phillip a golf ball with a message on it as they walked up to him!  lol
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2015-03-19_0048.jpgi Love when couples have communion at their wedding!
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2015-03-19_0060.jpgcheck out their (carolina blue) (haha, they are state people!) get-away car!!  how awesome is that?!
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2015-03-19_0064.jpgback at the club just in time for that pretty light of the day!
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2015-03-19_0081.jpgreception time!!
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2015-03-19_0083.jpgthe mix of pink flowers and blue things really made everything pop!  well done!
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2015-03-19_0089.jpgthe bridesmaids had an AWESOME dance choreographed!!  seriously they rocked it!!!
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2015-03-19_0100.jpgand yes it went in the chandelier.  like it could have been there the next 28 years and no one would have found it!!
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2015-03-19_0103.jpgthis group danced for HOURS!  in fact they went an hour longer than they thought!  no one was ready to leave!!
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bye you guys!!!!  hope you had an awesome time in jamaica!

i know you guys are about tired of me posting images from turks, but here is One Last Post about our time there!  a big reason to take us with you for your destination wedding…. you get pictures of Everything.  below are images from our “non-wedding day” time with kristin and brad!

2015-02-12_0001.jpgon thursday afternoon kristin and brad’s immediate family and us jumped in a van and headed to a beach near blue haven.  we got some fun, casual shots of them together!  i highly recommend this because its different than the wedding day which can be rushed and is more formal.
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2015-02-12_0003.jpgi can only HOPE my kids marry someone who’s family meshes with us like these two families do!  and i predict some gorgeous kids in the future!
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2015-02-12_0014.jpgLOVE this shot richie got of brad’s parents!!!
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2015-02-12_0016.jpgfriday morning we went on a snorkeling excursion with island vibe tours!  highly recommend!
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2015-02-12_0018.jpgblue haven from way out in the water!  #bluehavenforlife
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2015-02-12_0021.jpgthe water was kind of (aka a LOT) choppy but these brave souls ventured out anyway!  i did not.  #chicken (i am on the boat shooting tho!)
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2015-02-12_0024.jpgmain goal:  to breathe.  seeing pretty fishys is secondary.
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2015-02-12_0026.jpgwe then headed to a beach somewhere nearby.
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2015-02-12_0029.jpgthis is conch.  whew i got a lesson in conch-retrieval.  #toomuchinformation
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2015-02-12_0031.jpgthen someone eats the spinal cord. i am not making this up.  supposedly its an aphrodisiac.  for the record i spelled that right first try.
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2015-02-12_0040.jpgwhile we were venturing, the boat guys make conch salad.  i guess it was good.  i did not try it.  #chickenstill
2015-02-12_0041.jpgthen we went to a spot where we got to jump off the top of the boat!  so fun!!
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2015-02-12_0045.jpgthis was a great tour!!  very much recommend!
2015-02-12_0046.jpgbacking up to thursday night (sorry i posted these in the wrong order).  thursday nights in turks is “fish fry” night!  EVERYone goes!  theres a band and tons of vendors with all kinds of food thats pretty cheap!  its the best way to try lots of local food all in one spot!  then theres a conch parade with a huge band!  super cool experience!
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2015-02-12_0053.jpgback to friday…. REHEARSAL TIME!  blue haven did such a fantastic job with setting up for the rehearsal dinner!  loved the string lights they put up!  everything looked gorgeous!
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2015-02-12_0058.jpgand everything feels so private at blue haven.  i know there are some really nice places at grace bay, but none have the privacy you get at blue haven.  no blue haven did not pay me to say any of this, lol.  tho i Would take a few room credits to come back!  haha!
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2015-02-12_0070.jpgthis is quinton dean.  “they” say prince came to turks way a long time ago and found this guy and brought him onto his band!  he played with prince many years!  (another fun fact:  prince has a “small” home on turks he loved it so much!)  quinton did a GREAT job with the music!
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kristin and brad… THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to share this time with you guys!  i’m so thrilled for yall that everything was Perfect!

yay for destination weddings!  it really is a fabulous way to get married!!!  just take us with you.

kristin and brad married | turks and caicos | january 10.2015

i am not sure how you handle a blog post for a four day event in a beautiful location with some of the best people in like ever…  so i will start with a post about the actual wedding day and then i may do some other posts for the other days.  kristin and brad were joined as husband and wife in front of 45 of their closest family and friends in a Dream location in turks and caicos last month.  their day was one i feel so privileged to have been a part of.  i loved to watch their love for each other… kristin so calm… brad so in love with her… i think they have Many happy years ahead of them!

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venue:  blue haven resort, turks and caicos  |  planner:  alex foster  |   flowers:  flowers by environmental arts

hair & makeup:  sheque perfection, shenique higgs  |  caterer:  fire & ice, blue haven resort

cake:  blue haven resort  |  dj:  dj dayoh, michael

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2015-02-06_0003.jpggosh i love grandma tears!  this is brad’s grandma, gaining another granddaughter!  and thats a good one to gain!
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2015-02-06_0008.jpgkristin’s dad is a nut!  he kept us laughing the whole weekend!  and he loves his girls for sure!  that was very evident!
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2015-02-06_0059.jpgblue haven did a Great job with the reception set up!  highly recommend this resort for weddings!!!  we loved how being at the end of turks made it feel like we were on our own island!

this was kristin and brad’s write up on wedding wire: “Most amazing place for wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and room block for guests! Just had a wedding here with 47 guests- everyone stayed at the resort and everyone is saying they want to return! Staff treated everyone like they were special! Got married in the Gazebo, had cocktail hour at the fire pits, and the reception was in Fire and Ice. It is an intimate, boutique resort that will offer you and your guests specialized attention! I liked that it was not located on Grace Bay because we had more privacy and felt like we had the resort to ourselves. The beach and pool are beautiful and you can take their shuttle to the sister properties on Grace Bay beach!”  she gave them 5 stars and i would have too!
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2015-02-06_0076.jpghighly recommend DJ michael from “dj dayoh” for anyone getting married in turks!  he did a Great job mixing and he did a great job with keeping the reception events on track!
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it really was one of my most favorite weddings i’ve attended… and not just because it was in turks.  kristin and brad, thank you for having us!  i hope you enjoy your pictures for many many years!  yes all like 3000 of them.  xxoo, jamie and richie