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Love in Bloom Wedding Inspiration in the Countryside

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This year has been a whirlwind of events since Evy was born! We decided that since we built our house with workshops in mind, why not do FOUR large scale workshops in a span of 6 months?! Right after having our first baby! Well, thanks to the help of our families and amazing vendors, we made it happen! We have LOVED having over 50 photographers from all over our country (and Canada!) come and learn in our living room! Our first two workshops in 2018 are already SOLD OUT, and we can’t believe it!!!

So since the 2017 workshop season is over for us, it’s time to start sharing some of our SHOOTS!!! This shoot was made possible by an amazing team that went above and beyond!! We loved the colors, the dress, the escort display… it was all so beautiful! A HUGE thanks to Noah and Kaylie (an amazing past KJ Couple!) for modeling!!!

This shoot was titled “Love in Bloom” by the Perfect Palette! We’re so honored to have it featured this week!!! You can see that full post HERE! 

These are the vendors who are responsible for all of the “pretty” in these images!!:

Event Design: Ashlee Virginia Events // Floral Design: Amanda Veronee // Cake Design: Haute Cakes Pastry Shoppe // Hair Styling: Hello Darling Beauty, LLC // Calligraphy: LeahLetters // Invitation Design: Page Stationery // Rentals: Paisley and Jade // Linens and Coverings: Party Rental Ltd. // Dress Designer: Sweet Caroline Styles

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