Wow! Big congrats to such an amazing crew of wedding vendors!! We are super proud to have been apart of this gorgeous wedding! Congrats Emma & team for your Finalist award!
Ohhh my!! So excited to share our team (including @saraemilystevenson & @iamdakbateman) earned a Finalist mention in the Best Wedding Event Planning under 75k category at the BC Wedding Awards for our work on B&M’s incredible west coast wedding celebration (aka #letskickitforlife ). These two had an epic vision for their wedding weekend and it was a planning adventure on all fronts from start to finish - with 20+ vendors going above & beyond when the entire wedding was relocated 10 days out 😅 We are thrilled for Devon & Jordan at @smitten_events who were the very deserving winners in this category and @spotlighteventsbc the other finalist (what an honour to be named next to these ladies!). Congratulations to all the other talented finalists and winners - especially the AMAZING planners in the over 75k category - our friends over at @filosophi as well as @kavitamohanevents @petitepearlevents || 📷: @darren_roberts_ .
Fun story to this photo! ✨ Last year, I met Myro via Instagram. He reached out to me asking if I would be down to bring him on board and have him second shoot weddings with me...
So we met up for coffee, because COFFEE and I love face-to-face meetups!, chatted all things P H O T O G R A P H Y (check out his profile! @myromashika) and of course I said yes - let’s do it! Without a doubt.
Fast forward to the end of wedding season 2017 (end of the year, early Fall), Myro asked me if I would shoot his *PROPOSAL* to Anastasia (his beautiful bride! 😊) and shortly after, their wedding...well, big duh! - I said YES!! And then to witness him say ‘yes’ to the love of his life was the cherry on top! ☺️
How crazy amazing circumstances can unravel when we are open-minded and allow God to bring the most random of people into our lives! The end result is mostly to bless us than harm us. Genuinely happy because of the many friendships and couples I get to meet over the years! 😊💫 #MarDekhPhotography
When you start a new endeavor, you really can’t tell how it’s all going to pan out. I just knew I wanted to help others navigate huge life transitions through ceremony. I truly got to work with the greatest couples this year and I am honored that their kind words provided me this recognition in my first year of business. Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories, for sharing your hearts and for seeing me. I am grateful 🙏🏼
Happy Monday ❤️here’s some pretty romance to brighten your day. The holidays can be tough for a lot of people, extra stress, missing loved ones, the busy of it all. Take a moment today, get yourself a coffee or tea, breathe, relax, and think of things you are grateful for... I promise it will make your Monday waaaayyy better❤️
Adam and Michelle shared their their super fun wedding day with us on September 22nd. You’re going to want to check out our stories for some epic wedding day hula hooping.
Hair & Makeup: Bride
Waffle Bar: @luckeedutch
Dessert: Bride and her mother
Catering: Missippi Delta BBQ
DJ: Michael Harrison
Canbana/ cigar bar/ cocktail hour/ design by Groom’s step dad
Well... no snow at yesterday’s wedding in Leavenworth, but that didn’t stop it from being a perfect winter affair. Incase it’s not obvious, this photo is NOT from yesterday’s wedding. But it’s instead from a wedding that @stolen.glimpses had me tag along for this past April. I will never get tired of incorporating our Pacific Northwest mountains into wedding portraits (whether they’re covered in snow or not) and I am still so happy Leda asked me to help out at this one 💙
Yesterday’s wedding was everything I could have asked for and more. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we jumped in the pool (yes, me too), we had tequila shots, we ate churros, and soaked in every damn moment. What a FREAKING AMAZING way to end the 2018 wedding season. I’m tearing up as I write this because I am just so blessed to have the amazing clients/friends that I do. Forever grateful for this life that I have ❤️
Moments like this are why I am so blessed to be able to do what I do. This moment between Bri & Chris is so sweet & full of love. Just them sharing a moment on the dance floor towards the end of their wedding night. I just love it! Totally gives me all the heart eyes 😍 OH & I get to see these two today!!! YAY! 🤗
I read a caption this week on Instagram that really resonated with me, “Running a small business isn’t easy, but neither is working for one” (@studiodiy 🎉). Sara is (and has been) the backbone of our team for the past two years, working as a event producer, planner, studio manager, deal negotiator, and, recently coined, Mission Coordinator. Basically if it’s something I do, Sara does it too, usually better. She typically only makes appearances on here via Instagram Stories with her perfectly placed Boomerangs; however she’s much more than her quirky clips. Our full planning clients often know her just as well as our lead planners and often want to just “double check” that Sara will be on site on wedding day too. On Friday I was once again reminded of Sara’s true awesomeness as she arrived early, stayed late and even ran out to get wine when the day turned upside down. I sent her a text late on Friday evening that said... “just thinking about what a day (year!) it’s been. I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you do, you are amazing and I’m very grateful to work alongside you.” I wanted to say it on here too - partly because she doesn’t like the attention, but mostly because she deserves it. @saraemilystevenson 🙌🏼💕👌🏼 #teamworkmakesthedreamwork || 📷: @bvwweddings .
“You can’t please everyone, you’re not pizza....”⠀
There are some days where i still get down on myself when i have an inquiry, and they decide to go a different direction. I start to over analyze my skills and i get so hard on myself. But you know what, i have to remind myself Urban Flora is only a year old. We were fully booked for 2018 in June and i was able to leave my 40 hr a week desk job. My style isn’t like others and it’s a true reflection on who i am, and my perception of weddings. I love my brand and the brides who fit within that brand, who want and trust to work with me! ⠀
It’s been an amazing year and we are so thankful for our 40 brides and grooms this year!! Two more until we start our 2019 year!! ♥️ xx⠀
Photo by: @alexmari_
Sent out this AMAZING gallery this week and got the most heart felt response...
“I silently sat in my office at work and got paid to cry while looking through all the amazingly PERFECT photos you took! I can’t express how much we enjoyed working with you and can never thank you enough for capturing every moment of the most important day of our fairy tale! I wish you could follow us throughout our whole life!😘” Like 😭😭😭 how did I get to lucky with them?!? Freaking fairy tale day
Sometimes you meet people at the mall and exchange instagrams and they just so happen to get pregnant and want to do fierce nude maternity photos in the desert & I’m okay with that. Blog with more photos in my bio 👆🏻
Tonight I got spend time with one of my favorite little family! It was a gorgeous evening down at the waterfall, but very cold & frosty 🥶 But then we all went out for Hawaiian food & I dreamt that we were actually in Maui 🌴
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If you’ve been on the fence about coming to our wreath workshop this Saturday, here’s your excuse not to be! Sign up today or tomorrow and save $32 when you buy two tickets!! Use promo code WREATHOUTYOU to save your seat. Only 8 left!!⠀
Photo by: @alexmari_
It’s almost Friday!!
What are your plans this weekend? Putting up the tree (finally!)? Doing some online Christmas shopping in your pjs with a nice glass of wine? 🙋♀️
Whatever you decide to do, I hope it’s a happy one for you. Cheers!
Autumn elopement dreams come true. Had so much fun watching this idea come to life. Here's a first look! .
Models @kendraarmstrong_ @kaineclarkemodel
Bride attire @blushvictoria
Groom attire @outlooksformen