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Intimate Houston Elopement

This week we are showcasing a beautiful, intimate elopement in Houston between Lucy and Steve. Their special day was photographed by Angel Reyna of AtLast Photo Studio. The couple set off to Clear Lake in Houston to celebrate this timeless day.

Here is a what Angel had to say about the couple and their wedding day: “We had the chance to photograph the beautiful ceremony of Lucy and Steve. When we first met them they told us they where thinking of doing an elopement or a really intimate ceremony. We loved the idea! !t the end, after talking to them and helping them choose their best option, the couple called us to announce that they had decided to do a small ceremony with the only 4 guests being their parents.

Lucy and Steve picked Steve’s mom house to celebrate their love. As we walked in to the house, we found a beautiful arch made of flowers where the two love birds would speak their vows to each other.

Lucy was upstairs getting ready, nervous, and ready to say I do. In the meantime, Steve patiently waited for his bride to be to walk down the stairs. The ceremony was intimate and both set of parents looked proud the moment the union took place. After shedding a tear they congratulated the couple with a toast and later had an amazing cake cutting.

Having the opportunity to be a part of this unique love story is what keeps us in this business. We love being able to capture these special memories for every couple. Knowing that they will look at these pictures and remember their special day with a smile on their face is what we strive for.”

We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do!

houston elopement

houston elopement

houston elopement

houston elopement

houston elopement

houston elopement

houston elopement

houston elopement

Thank you, Angel, for sharing this stunning day with us. We absolutely love how intimate the day was and all the love that pours from the pictures. To see more of Angel’s work visit AtlastPhotoStudio.com.

If you loved this Houston elopement, then you will definitely fall in love with this romantic San Fransisco elopement as well! We love seeing everyone’s special day, so be sure to tag us on Instagram @snapknot!

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Snowy Engagement Photo Ideas

Engagement season is here and so is winter! While many people may think it best to hold off on engagement pictures until it warms up, they may not think about the magical feeling the outdoors can provide even in this chilly time. Seriously, who doesn’t love a good snow day? It’s a perfect time to put nature’s wonders to use and plan a snowy engagement session. It may be cold, but that’s part of the fun! We found some perfect snowy engagement photo ideas that will warm your heart and make you reconsider waiting until spring.

Photo Credit: The Hearnes

Photo Credit: Melanie Bultez

snowy engagement photo

Photo Credit: Mae Small

Photo Credit: Karizma Photography

snowy engagement photo

Photo Credit: Gautum Narayan

snowy engagement photo

Photo Credit: Echo Photography

snowy engagement photo

Photo Credit: Becca Sutherland

We love winter engagement photos! It is truly a great time to show off your playful side with your partner and capture it to always remember. We hope you enjoyed these photos as much as we do. Hopefully these beautiful photos give you some ideas of all the wonderful and cozy things you can do for your own snowy engagement session! We would love to see what you did, so be sure to tag us on Instagram @snapknot so we can love your photos! Until then, check out this awesome snowy wedding in Greece!

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Wedding Traditions Around The World

Even though many wedding trends change throughout the years, there are may wedding traditions that have remained the same over many, many years. The majority of brides wear white, share a dance with their fathers, and request that their guests gather to watch them take the first bite of cake.

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Photo credit: Invaluable.com

As mentioned in the article on Invaluable, many traditions have ancient roots. Wearing a veil dates back to Ancient Rome wear the bride would cover her face to protect her from evil, jealous spirits. Similarly, carrying a bride over the threshold is a medieval superstition down to avoid bringing in bad luck to their new home. Wearing something old and something new, commonly practiced by American brides, comes from an Old English rhyme.

So today, we wanted to share this infographic that was put together by Invaluable on 15 wedding traditions from around the world.

What wedding traditions did you include or do you hope to include in your wedding? Be sure to share your traditions with us in the comments below!

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Stunning Science Themed Wedding

This week we are excited to showcase a stunning science themed wedding submitted to us by Kathryn of BWedding Invitations. This beautiful wedding between Jessica and John was photographed by Darin Collinson of Darin Collinson Photography. Here is a little about the couple and their love story:

“The couple met online in 2013 after being given a 98% match! One year on Valentine’s Day, they both agreed to not get each other gifts as they had just brought home a sweet sausage dog puppy! Jessica woke from a nap to follow a trail of roses, leading her to Longfellow’s playpen where the ring was tied to his collar. She later found out that John didn’t want to wake her so instead of leaving through the noisy front door, he left from the back and climbed back over the fence just to buy the roses!

Picturing a quirky science themed wedding, they took to ScienceWorks in Melbourne, Australia to celebrate becoming husband and wife. We wanted to have some fun with the theme, but we didn’t want too much stress so we kept it quite simple. Jessica’s favorite moment of the big day was when John stole me away into another section of the reception to have a moment together away from everyone else. It was so nice to have some time to reflect on the day.”

science themed wedding

science themed wedding

science themed wedding

science themed wedding

science themed wedding

science themed wedding

Thank you so much, Kathryn, for submitting this lovely wedding. We absolutely love it! To see more of Darin Collinson’s work you can visit his page at darincollisonphotography.com.au. If you loved this wedding, you will surely love this aviation themed wedding!

Vendors:
Wedding Invitations: Adorn Invitations
Dress: Luv Bridal – Mia Solano
Makeup: A &R hair and makeup
Hair: KOH Haircutters
Shoes: eBay
Accessories: Love On Jewellery
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sugar Bits
Grooms Suit: Essendon Bridal Formal Hire
Photographer: Darin Collinson
Menus & Place Cards: BWedding Invitations
Cake: Dolcini Catering
Food: White Card Catering
Flowers: Flowers by M.E.L
Ceremony Venue: Scienceworks Melbourne – Pumping Station
Reception Venue: Scienceworks Melbourne – Boiler Room

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Holiday Engagement Session

We have now entered the holiday engagement season and the stories that come with this time do not disappoint. This week we are showcasing a romantic holiday engagement session between Nick and Esther. These beautiful photos were taken by Samantha Ong of Samantha Ong Photography. Here is what Samantha had to say about the lovely couple (and it is a story to fall in love with!).

“Little did Nick know that on his three month work trip from the UK to Canada, he would meet his soon-to-be wife! He was originally meant to go to the US, but a change of plans meant he was going to Canada instead. It was only a three month trip but Esther and Nick hit it off straight away and became very close very quickly. They went on their first date together at The Distillery District although it was -15C and Nick only had his summer jacket! I totally know what this is like, being from Australia and not knowing how important it is to have a good winter jacket that can withstand the harsh winds in Toronto!

On a trip to Cuba together, Nick surprised Esther with a midnight walk along the beach whilst the moonlight illuminated their walk. Nick asked Esther if they could take a picture of them together. As he turned his phone around, Esther read the words on his hand made case, “Esther Kim will you marry me?”. She said yes of course which then followed with many happy tears! Too adorable!

Nick and Esther are now moving to the UK right after Christmas! With Nick in town in Canada, we went back to The Distillery District for their engagement photos. It’s a lovely time of the year to go to the Distillery with the Christmas Market open and all the pretty lights.The Christmas lights added a touch of romance! Nick and Esther are just too cute together. Of course, Nick had his English cardigan rather than a winter jacket and I love how they used a classic English brolly!”

We know you will love these gorgeous photos below!

Thank you so much, Samantha, for these stunning photos. We absolutely love this time of year and all the love that comes with it. These photos show just how fun a holiday engagement can be! To see more work by Samantha visit her website at samanthaongphoto.com.

To keep up with the holiday season, check out these Magical Holiday Wedding photos! And don’t forget to tag us in your special holiday engagements and weddings on Instagram @snapknot.

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Photographer Feature: Avari Studios

Today we wanted to showcase a few beautiful wedding photos taken by Phi Pham with Avari Studios. He is an Elite SnapKnot member based out of Boston, Massachusetts but travels throughout the country taking photos in places including Cape Cod, Hartford, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Seattle, Tampa, York Beach.

We hope you enjoy his beautiful photos below as much as we do!

Avari Studios

Avari Studios

Avari Studios

Avari Studios

Avari Studios

Avari Studios

Avari Studios

Avari Studios

You can see more of Phi’s work on his website at www.avaristudios.com.

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Festive Winter Wedding Ideas

‘Tis the season for feeling the holiday magic in the air! If you’re anything like us, a winter wedding can feel extra magical around the holidays. There are endless ways to incorporate festive winter ideas into your dream wedding. This week we are going to show a few stunning ideas that so perfect, you’re definitely going to want to try to add a touch of it.

So let’s talk wedding ceremony. The ceremony is the first part to show off your festive winter theme. Create a winter wonderland to walk through on your way to the aisle or keep it simple and add little winter pops here and there. Here are a few of our favorite festive ceremony ideas:

festive winter wedding

Photo Credit: Weddbook

A big part of the ceremony, of course, is you walking the down the aisle! While any hint of red can say winter wedding, we found a few cute add ons that really add to the bouquet. It’s so easy to find simple touches that one normally may not think of, like pinecones! Here are some gorgeous bouquet ideas that we are in love with!

So now your guests are in this festive winter wonderland with you and everyone is ready to make way to the reception. Keep the festive touches going with the seating cards. These adorable ideas are great DIY projects, too!

Photo Credit: Brit & Co.

Photo Credit: Brian Dorsey Studios

Keeping up with festive DIY ideas, the center pieces can be an elegant festive touch. There are endless ideas for centerpieces, but we love how cute and easy these ones are to put together.

Photo Credit: The Youngrens

festive winter wedding

Photo Credit: Happy Wed

Now who doesn’t love cake? Or dessert in general. These ideas are a mix of picture perfect wedding cakes and other goodies! These cakes have the perfect winter touch and a hot chocolate bar keeps the cozy winter feel in the air.

festive winter wedding

Photo Credit: Kate Botwinski

Photo Credit: And Now This

We hope you enjoyed all these festive winter ideas as much as we do! The holiday season is such a magical time and we know that any wedding is magical in itself. Together is it truly a day to remember.

We would love to see your festive winter wedding pictures, so be sure to tag us on Instagram.

If you loved these ideas, check out these super easy DIY lantern centerpieces that could also make a wonderful touch to your wedding!

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Intimate Outdoor Florida Wedding

This week we are showcasing beautiful, intimate outdoor Florida wedding in Tallahassee. Katie and Patrick’s wedding was photographed by Bri Whigham of Whigham Images. Their wedding took place at The Old Willis Farm, which is also owned by Bri’s family. Here is what Bri had to say of the stunning couple and their gorgeous wedding:

“Katie is the daughter of a friend to my parents, who own The Old Willis Dairy. Katie’s mother owns the company that did all the cabinetry work and design for the beautiful venue and home they live in on the property. Katie and Patrick are very down to earth and made the whole day fun. The wedding was gorgeous and so was Katie. One of her wedding portraits has actually won some awards which is an absolute thrill. Her portrait was even hand picked to be displayed in a gallery and is still currently being shown. Katie and Patrick hired Karen Tarmey as their wedding planner. She was absolutely fabulous and made the day a breeze. My husband worked as my back up photographer for their wedding. We both loved how much fun it was to take the photos throughout this special day.”

florida wedding

florida wedding

florida wedding

florida wedding

florida wedding

florida wedding

florida wedding

florida wedding

florida wedding

Thank you so much, Bri, for all these stunning photos. We absolutely loved seeing the joy and love that filled Katie and Patrick’s faces. To see more work from Bri Whigham, visit her website at WhighamImages.com. If you enjoyed this stunning wedding, you will surely love this beautiful farm wedding.

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The Cost of Proposing at 19 Popular Locations

Are you planning on popping the question? One of the big things you need to consider is where you might actually ask. Purchasing a ring may be one of the most iconic steps towards a happily-ever-after, but it isn’t the only thing you’ll need to plan for. The location will play a critical role in your love story and is a place you will remember fondly for years to come but the cost of proposing is probably important.

With so many different proposal ideas and destinations to choose from, it can be hard to decide which spot is right for the two of you. Maybe you both love sports or traveling. Perhaps, you really prefer the traditional proposal down on one knee. Whichever is best for you both, here is some great information from ProFlowers that puts a price tag on some of the best places to propose.

For the Sports Fan

If you are a sports fan, you could pop the question at a MLB team stadium with a scoreboard proposal you’ll never forget. With prices ranging from $35 – $2,500, your proposal will be the star of center field.

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For the Disney Lovers

If castles and characters pull at your heartstrings, then a Disney proposal might be perfect for the two of you. You can get down on one knee among the crowds at the parks, which would only cost you the price of admission. But if you’re looking for something more intimate, Disney has a handful of specials from which you can choose.

cost of proposing

For the Romantics

Whether you’re interested in panoramic views, beach sunsets or dinner cruises, you’ll find a few of the most romantic, adventurous and popular proposal destinations along with their price tags below. Read on to find more details.

cost of proposing

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