Table For Two: Romantic Engagement

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Amanda and Anthony have the most lighthearted, truly sweet love for one another that easily comes across in their engagements. Amanda wanted something beautifully vintage, a little bit whimsical, and of course romantic. The shoot started with a table for two and ended lakeside at sunset with the warm glow of candlelight while sipping french champagne.

Love this engagement as much as we do? See even more truly inspiring images from this table for two romantic engagement in the full gallery here, captured to perfection by Holeigh V Photography.

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From the Bride:
Our love story is pretty simple. Boy meets girl! Walking through the mall as a teenager with my best friend, we stopped at a cell phone accessory kiosk to check out some faceplates! When the guy came over to assist us, I was more attracted to his charm and smile than the pink case he was showing me. After purchasing the case we were getting ready to leave the mall and I hadn’t stopped talking about him. At this point my friend was insisting that I go back and get his number! Having never asked a guy out before, I wasn’t sure what to expect! He smiled and gave me the digits. After talking for a few days, we were inseparable!

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champagne on the lake

romantic engagement on the lake

Nine years have gone by and he is still my best friend and soul mate. I was made the happiest girl in the world when he asked me to marry him in August 2013. I came home to an array of gifts and he seemed nervous and a little giggly. After dropping to one knee, grinning from ear to ear, he popped the question! He presented to me the most beautiful vintage style, princess cut diamond that I have ever seen! Our engagement session was inspired by spring, shades of blush and romance. It perfectly expressed the elegant, vintage style that I love! I cannot wait to marry my prince charming!

romantic toast on dock

Photography: Holeigh V Photography
Event Designer: Bella Zu Styling
Flowers: Chelish Moore Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Abercrombie Beauty
Dress Shop: Nordstrom
Dress Designer: Eliza J
Shoe Designer: Vince Camuto
Groom’s Attire: Express
Groom’s Shoes: Aldo Shoes
Veil or Hair Accessories, Props & Jewelry: Anthropologie
Cake: The Party House & Bakery

Categories: Engagement Sessions
Colors: pink, white
Styles: engagement

Michelle Edgemont

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Michelle Edgemont specializes in unconventional, modern decor and flowers for urban weddings in New York City. Michelle is a Brooklyn based wedding designer who specializes in custom crafted decorations, flowers, and styling for couples looking to throw traditional out the window – and bring their own unique, warm, sparkling personalities into their wedding day. She believes a couple should be surrounded with the people that love them the most in a space filled with the colors, textures, and flowers, that light their faces up with smiles on their wedding day. She pulls inspiration from the whimsical, colorful, fresh, and unexpected; Her clients hire her to create custom crafted elements and funky floral arrangements that scream their own unique sense of awesome.

View all of her incredibly fascinating work here and don’t forget to take a peek at her Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

Michelle Edgemont

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A Wedding At Frank Lloyd Wright’s – The Gordon House

Frank Loyd Wright Wedding Invite

We get asked a lot if you should take into consideration your weeding venue when planning your wedding aesthetic. The answer is not always black or white and depends on so many factors. However, our next wedding is a fantastic example how taking your wedding venue into account in the decor process can be quite successful.

From their wedding invites to the clean and simple decor Alyss and Evan’s Oregon wedding was inspired by their wedding venue at Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Gordon House . And as you will clearly see the day turned out to be quite lovely. You must read on to hear more about the day from the groom, and as always check out the entire gallery here. All captured by thee Erich Mcvey.

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From The Groom:
My wife and I began to plan our wedding with a few basic guidelines. First, we wanted a September wedding to take advantage of pleasant Oregon evenings in late summer while avoiding the extreme heat of July and August. We also knew that we wanted great music and excellent food. Scheduling conflicts forced us to move our wedding to the middle of August, but fortunately our big day came with a manageable temperature right between the two hottest weeks of the year. Just as the ceremony ended, the the sun disappeared behind the giant oaks while our bartender made hundreds of fruit-infused mojitos.

Finding a caterer was easy here in the Willamette Valley, and being spoiled for choices we went with a local company that blew us away with their inventiveness and attention to detail- Loustic Catering.

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Erich Mcvey Photography

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Erich Mcvey Photography

They had three live musical acts at their wedding:
We also lined up three different musical acts to segue throughout the afternoon and evening; first a jazz duet for a cocktail hour before the ceremony, followed by a soul/R&B act who played through dinner and finally a high-energy Celtic rock band for a dance party to cap off the night. Our final band set the tone for raucous evening and the wine and beer kept everyone dancing all night.

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Frank Lloyd Wright House Wedding

Erich McVey Wedding Photography

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In keeping with the idea of a party with a wedding in middle we finished the ceremony with a piñata! The white and gold star-shaped piñata was filled with (plastic) airplane liquor bottles and was a fun surprise for our thirsty guests. Simple lights hung between tall poles created a canopy of light over the tables after sunset and our friends and family crowded around the dance floor when dinner was finished.

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Oregon wedding

On the venue and Erich Mcvey:
The most important thing for us personally was to have our day documented well. We wanted a photographer whose photos would stand the test of time; someone who could capture the spirit of the occasion – the beauty of the venue and the energy and love brought by our friends and family. Selecting Erich McVey as our photographer was certainly the easiest decision we had to make.

After a lengthy search, we chose to get married at The Gordon House – a Frank Lloyd Wright’s The Gordon House designed home situated in an oak grove in a small town a short drive from our home town. We share a passion for art and architecture and the home’s simple and elegant esthetics dictated the overall style of the day. Wright’s designs are all about blending the home into it’s natural surroundings. The interior spaces open to nature and the homes lines blend with the surrounding landscape, so incorporating greenery into our decor was key. My wife spent time selecting a variety of succulents to offset simple glass candle holders and a few gold accents on black and white linens.

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Oregon Outdoor Wedding

Frank Loyd Wright Wedding

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Photographer: Erich Mcvey

Venue: Frank Lloyd Wright's The Gordon House
Makeup & Hair: Salon Mecca
Caterer: Loustic Catering
Flowers: Swan Island Dahlias
Shoe Designer: Michael Kors

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: black, green, white
Styles: classic