Exactly 5 months ago today since we said our “I do’s”. Forever thankful and grateful to God for blessing me the most amazing Man to stand next to!
Where to begin... ———————————————————————— Shot for @beautifullifestudios
This, right here, is truly a dream come true! For years now, I've wanted to do an African inspired shoot as so much of my roots have grown in Tanzania and South Africa! What exactly an African inspired shoot would look like, I had yet to know! I reached out to the ever talented Amanda with @ivoryandlacecreative to tell her about my idea! We met for coffee and my goodness, was I humbly surprised by her having drawings, plans, rental company inventories and ideas galore for this very shoot. I was blown away and ecstatic to say the least! Styled shoots are the ultimate form of collaboration as it involves so many souls coming together to bring this every vision to life. Well, my friends, yesterday was what I call pure magic! The shoot, our shoot, this long time vision truly turned into an impeccably perfect reality! We spent the late afternoon, tucked within the hills of @astwinery as the glowing sun brought this radiance, this vibrancy to all it touched! My soul was seriously on overload as each and every moment documented had me gasping with love and excitement! My friends, community, the vendors involved in this very shoot, this is the first of MANY time capsules of which will be shared from this magical shoot! I am infinitely grateful!
Production and Design | @ashleystrongphotography @ivoryandlacecreative
Coordination | @ivoryandlacecreative
Photography | @ashleystrongphotography
Venue | @astwinery
Rentals | @sundrop_vintage
Florist | @flowersbykendra
Catering | @flavorsofeastafrica
Hair | @mirellamanelli
Makeup | @jamie.michele
Dress | @archive_bridal
Suit | @friartux
Calligraphy | @something.lettered
Jewelry | @brookeaustintorres with @noondaycollection.
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The Bowden in Keller, Texas was such a lovely venue to shoot at! The perfect canvas for any wedding 🙌
“It’s the friends we meet along the way that help us to appreciate the journey.” Makeup by Angela & Tori
Venue: Saybrook Point Inn, Marina & Spa @saybrookpointinn
Second Photographer: Kyle Garron
Videography: Power Station / Kendra Brisco @powerstationevents
Hair: Ashley Lauren Steppic @hair_by_ashleysteppic
Gowns: Ve'Lace Bridal @velacebridal
Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse @menswearhouse
Rings: Hannoush Jewelers
Florals: In Bloom Florals by Powerstation Events
Rentals: Power Station New England
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Divina Artisti, Strings, Productions
Cakes: Creative Cakes by Donna
Entertainment: All Occasion DJ - DJ Manny @alloccasiondjs
Photo Booth: Supreme Photo Booth @supremephotobooth
How about a little Italian sun on this wet Sunday afternoon?