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Wardrobe Wednesday | Vintage Floral

This week’s look is one that I thought was cute and effortless. While you could do it with any sort of button down, I really liked the floral of the original photo, and since I didn’t have a neutral colored dress of the right style, I decided to add some more color with a vintage dress that used to me my Mom’s.

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(Inspiration photo source. All other’s by Kaytee Lauren, edited by me.)

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This dress is one that my Mom wore in highschool, and that I grew up playing dress-ups in. At some point in my teenage years I realized our old dress-ups that were in storage had some awesome stuff, and I raided them for pieces that were my Mom’s that I could actually incorporate into my wardrobe. And this has been a favorite ever since.

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Shirt: Thrifted, $4 | Dress: Used to be my Mom’s | Shoes: TJ Maxx, $15 | Earrings: Charlotte Russe, $5

Anyone else have clothes that were your Mom’s that you wear? I think it’s so fun to have vintage pieces with extra meaning because they originated within your own family. Just one more way to make an outfit especially unique!

Happy wardrobing!

Emily Ruth - I love that this dress is your mom’s!April 23, 2014 – 1:59 pm

Easter 2014

Yesterday was certainly a gorgeous day for Easter here in Richmond. There’s something about sunshine and blooming flowers that only seem to emphasize the joy and realty of a risen, living, victorious Savior. Not that those truths aren’t just as amazing on cold, rainy days….but it did my heart good, nonetheless. It was also perfect for spending the afternoon outside at a friend’s house enjoying much delicious food and entertaining conversation. I’m so grateful that we have so many friends here who will take us in on holidays that we can’t spend with family.

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For the first time since we’ve been married, though, Aaron and I were apart this Easter. He had to head out on Saturday for a week long business trip, so sadly our photo tradition was thrown off. (I still plan to keep it up, in the coming years, though!) I figured this year still needed to be documented, however, so here is my solo Easter portrait for 2014. (The shoes needed an honorable mention because they were given to me by Alicia, one of my 2013 brides, and I love them! They were perfect for this outfit, and are a special part of my wardrobe because of the thoughtfulness behind them).

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What were the highlights of your Easter weekend? 

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