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Abby & Micah | Kildee Farms Virginia Wedding

I am SO excited to be showing off Abby & Micah’s full wedding from Saturday! When I first met this couple, it was clear that their vision for their wedding day wasn’t wrapped up in stress over the perfect details, but rather on truly having a day filled with celebration for what God has done in their life and love story. They wanted a down-to-earth event that would allow everyone to just have fun, and they pulled that off with flying colors! Add that mindset to the amazing setting of Kildee Farms and you’ve got the perfect combo. I absolutely loved being part of this amazing day!

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Isn’t Abby’s dress gorgeous? It was actually her Mom’s dress from 1986 that she had completely remade, using the fabric from the original dress, as well as her Mom’s veil, and then some added layers of lace and tulle. Perfectly unique to her, and yet still special because it was her Mom’s. Such an awesome way to get the perfect dress!

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Is she a stunning bride, or what?

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I just love how much fun these two were during the portrait time! I never once had to tell them to fake laugh – they know how to crack each other up. :)

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Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect “golden hour” to sneak in a few sunset portraits before partying on for the rest of the evening.

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Does this group know how to have a good time, or what?! Such an incredible day to be part of. To Abby, Micah & all of your loved ones: thank you for being so sweet, kind, fun and wonderful to work with! What a pleasure it was to capture your special day. :) Huge thanks, as well, to Kaytee for shooting with me, and to all of the vendors and family members who made such a wonderful event possible!

Venue:Kildee Farms | Coordinator: Nancy Sengstack | Florals: Joan Bauman, Bride’s Aunt | Hair: Merry George | Make Up: Carrie Hatcher Dress: Bride’s Mom’s dress, remade by Charla Bjostad of Pleiades Design | Bridesmaid Dresses: Various Stores | Groomsmen:Men’s WearhouseCake: Mary Claveloux, Bride’s Aunt | DJ:Kendall New | Chairs: Gibson Rental

Payton - I love love love the wedding party shots, Tori!! you did an amazing job :)April 18, 2014 – 12:26 pm

Rebekah Hoyt - I am obsessed! This is so so gorgeous from head-to-toe and you captured their joy so perfectly :) LOVE!! xoxoApril 18, 2014 – 1:28 pm

Wardrobe Wednesday | Bright Spring Colors

This week’s inspiration photo has been on my Pinterest board for probably a year or more, now. I just loved the combination of bold colors all together for an outfit that really pops. And what better time to finally recreate this look than early Spring, when we’re all eager to celebrate the beautiful pops of color we’re starting to see in the flowers and trees?

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(Inspiration photo source. All others taken by Kaytee Lauren, edited by me.)

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Skirt: H&M, $20 | Shirt: Thrifted, $3 | Shoes: Seychelles (via endless.com), $68 | Belt: Thrifted, $2 | Clutch: Thrifted, $3 | Necklace: Given to me | Earrings: Used to be my Mom’s | Ring: Thrifted, $5

Don’t the colors just scream “Spring”?? Sometimes you just need a good, bold color combo in your life and this is one of those for me. Would you ever combine orange, pink and yellow in one outfit? What are some of your other favorite bold colors to put together?

Erica Baker - I absolutely love the color combo! I wish I could pull that off :) Your outfits inspire meApril 16, 2014 – 11:32 am

Sheri & Jeb | Engaged Sneak Peek!

Another fun preview for you, today! I drove up to Maryland yesterday to do an engagement session with these two at Great Falls State Park. They’re such an adorable couple, and the park made for a gorgeous backdrop. Can’t wait to show off the whole session next week! But in the meantime, I had to share at least a little peek. :)

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Excited to be gearing up for lots more engagement sessions coming up now that Spring is truly here!

Happy Tuesday!

Laurie Beauchamp - Beautiful picture, and I agree, they are an adorable couple!April 15, 2014 – 12:10 pm

Abby & Micah | Farm Wedding Preview

You guys, my first wedding of the season was on Saturday. And let me tell you, it was a good one. I absolutely cannot WAIT to share the full thing with you later this week, but for now…here’s a little peek to keep you on the edge of your seats!

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Happiest of Mondays to you all!

Rebekah Hoyt - Gah!!! I love it!! So so gorgeous!! :)April 14, 2014 – 12:25 pm

Melissa - beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest!April 14, 2014 – 4:22 pm

Elizabeth Mays - Looking forward to seeing the pictures. I grew up on a farm and this had to be an interesting wedding and the couple look beautiful. How creative and different from the norm. Looking forward to seeing more of your work and more pictures as my granddaughter was slso in the wedding and one of the friends of the couple.April 15, 2014 – 10:14 am

Alyssa Viars - cannot wait to see the rest!April 16, 2014 – 11:57 am

Wardrobe Wednesday | Neutrals

I love the coat and casual, comfortable look in this week’s inspiration photo. Unfortunately, I don’t have an awesome jacket like this, but I decided to do something similar with a loose linen pop over shirt. It makes for a great on-the-go chilly Spring outfit, with a wonderfully neutral pallet.

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(Inspiration photo source. All others by Kaytee Lauren, edited by me.)

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These shoes are some of my very favorites. The color and style just go with so many things, and they were one of my best thrift deals.

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Shirt: Old Navy, $7 | Jeans: Old Navy, $19 | Scarf: Ross, $14 | Shoes: Thrifted, $1 | Purse: Fossil Outlet, $100 | Sunglasses: Thrifted, $4

Do you love the loose, tunic-style pop over shirts?  They’re some of my favorites because they work great with skinny jeans and are always a comfortable choice, as well as leave so much room to accessorize.

Happy wardrobing!

Emily - Heyyy!!! I have some shoes just like those that I got at a thrift store as well! I actually just painted the soles coral to give them a pop of color for summer…Love the outfit!!!April 10, 2014 – 9:08 am