CATEGORY: Real Weddings

A Magical Wedding Adventure Through the Sparkling Land of Egypt
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27039
VENUE:
Egypt
LOCATION:
Cairo
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Egypt Wedding
Desert Bohemian
Egypt
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

Once upon a time, a beautiful German woman working abroad in Egypt fell in love with a handsome Egyptian man. Flash forward to their non-traditional, non-denominational wedding, with the bride a Christian, the groom a Muslim, and together one of the most stunning couples to ever tie the knot. International love stories like these make for some pretty gorgeous photography. This love story is no different. When Susi and Omar ultimately decided to get hitched, they recruited an Australian photographer to capture their love and special day in the country where they started as lovebirds.

Based in Melbourne, Eric Ronald and his partner Katie Harmsworth flew to Egypt to shoot what they described as “a particularly special wedding.” Ronald was thrilled by the chance to shoot at such dazzling locations landmarks. It was one heck of a lineup of backgrounds too—Saqqara Pyramids (Cairo), The Great Pyramids of Giza (Cairo), Khan el-Khalili Market (Cairo), La Maison Bleue Resort (El Gouna). So we decided to chat up Eric about what he saw from behind the camera and talk to Susi about celebrating with Omar amid Egypt’s grandeur.

Words + Photography by Eric Ronald

 

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See What Makes Pippin Hill the Wedding Venue Gem of Virginia’s Wine Country
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27058
VENUE:
Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
LOCATION:
north garden, Virginia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Outdoor Wedding
Golden Whimsy
Countryside Barn
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 

The great outdoors make a wedding seem gigantic. By having a soaring sky and an epic landscape, a couple’s celebration of love seems elevated right from the start. The big day feels as grand of an occasion as it deserves and Central Virginia’s Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards damn well delivers.

At Pippin Hill, even fall looks like springtime. With the rolling green hills of Virginia's wine country sparkling behind the wedding arbor, it’s pretty obvious why Lauren and Adam chose this timeless venue as the spot to begin their new life together (and party with their nearest and dearest friends and family).

Photography: Tec Petaja

 

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See Why the White Sparrow Barn Makes for the Most Gorgeous Winter Wedding
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27072
VENUE:
The White Sparrow
LOCATION:
Quinlan, Texas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Barn Wedding
Neutral & Feminine
Texas Countryside
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

In Union Valley, a vintage white barn sits in an open field, sparkling in the wild Texas sun. Surrounded by oak trees and flower gardens, The White Sparrow is one heck of a peaceful retreat from the busy and bustling city life of Dallas. The owners have even kept its natural wood floors and whitewashed walls for a comforting sense of old world elegance. In short, it’s perfect.

That’s why graphic designer Danielle and computer repair shop owner Trent decided to tie the knot there. Designed, built, and still maintained by the Huerta Family, The White Sparrow is a dream-come-true venue that welcomes both boots and heels. Beyond its rustic yet chic grounds, a breathtaking country landscape ensures that every photo taken is a keeper. Danielle and Trent took full advantage of such a dazzling space with a white wedding with touches of earth tones. The pair’s gorgeous wedding was shot by Danielle’s good friend and former wedding photographer teammate Allison Harp. Both Danielle and Allison had a lot of great things to say about the big day and the killer venue.

Words and photography by Allison Harp

 

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Even the Rain Couldn't Stop This Rustic Farmhouse Wedding From Looking Perfect
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27059
VENUE:
Audrey's Farmhouse
LOCATION:
Wallkill, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Rainy Wedding
Cozy Camp Vibes
Farmhouse
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



No one invites the rain to their wedding. It’s a rather unwelcome guest when it shows up. But the wild chaos that it stirs indeed makes for a good story—as long as the couple has a sense of humor. Hell, rain can even make the scene prettier, by bringing out nature’s dark colors beneath a hazy sky and testing two lovebirds right out of the gate.

That’s pretty much what happened when Leah and Anthony tied the knot at Audrey’s Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in rural New York. The pair weathered the challenge spectacularly well and it only made them seem more in love. Wedding photographer Brogen Jessup captured the big day wonderfully and we had to know more.

Words and Photos by Brogen Jessup

 

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This Guy Planned A Big Central Park Proposal & A Surprise Wedding That Came The Next Day
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27062
VENUE:
Central Park
LOCATION:
New York City
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement
Effortlessly Romantic
Central Park + Time Square
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

 


Although weddings are spectacular, unforgettable festivals of love, where any and all have the best of times, actually planning the deal is tough. You have to account for a million things, from guest list to centerpieces to song selection. You visit more venues than you knew existed and you try more food than you ever expected, always returning home to discuss those very many, very tiny details with each other for what seems like an eternity.

But what if you could skip all that and still have the wedding of your dreams? It sounds impossible, but a man named Brock did just that for his lady love, Molly Kate. He delivered a wild, romantic, and surprise two-day celebration, all to blow her away. Brock was so sure Molly Kate would marry him that he already had the wedding ready to go for the day after the proposal, family and all.

Their New York elopement makes for one heck of a love story, and we had to ask how such a big, crazy deal came to be pulled off so perfectly.

 

Photography by Joel Alexander

 


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