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I do… I will… Writing personal vows are not everyone’s favorite idea. It’s intimidating. There’s a lot you want to say but it’s hard to find the words. You’re also reading these things in front of everyone you know and love and that can feel like a lot of pressure. I get it. But can […]

My dad died 5 years ago. It was right before our wedding. We were lucky enough to have a small elopement where all our families came and we could share our vows in an intimate space with just them.  It was thrown together and a bit utilitarian honestly. My dad carved rings out of wine […]

If you are a business owner, an entrepreneur, a creative … this is for you. Wether you’re a wedding professional, a life coach, or you run an ecommerce business, this is for you. We’ve been in business for over 10 years now, and there’s a ocean full of things we’ve learned along the way … […]

Rain couldn’t stop these two … The weather took a turn for the worst and Kendall and Jon found themselves living out “island life” and it’s unexpected storms even on their wedding day. It’s part of the charm of the island that Kendall grew up spending so much time on, in their family’s beach house. […]

With a good friend getting married in just a few short weeks (that we can’t wait to capture photo and video for!), we were asked recently to come up with a list of our top 20 songs for wedding receptions. Nothing will kill the vibe of your wedding faster than a bad song selection, wether […]

When he turned and saw her for the first time it was as if his whole life had led to this moment. When he saw her he lost it. In fact he lost it as he turned to see her, as if the anticipation alone was too much. On a wedding day there’s a lot […]

As she walked her way toward her soon to be husband her heels sunk deep into the rained soaked ground.  Her dad whispered in her ear.  They laughed and she walked on… barefoot. What was whispered in the moment? I’m not sure I want to know. The simple fact that she kept the course with […]

Lauren and Mark’s Duke Mansion wedding was such a refreshing spin on modern meets classic! Ashley with The Graceful Host flawlessly planned and executed Lauren’s vision to bring a modern flair to this historic wedding venue full of charm. Ashley’s cheerful personality, her attention to detail, and her flawless styling made the day a dream […]

I now have a two year old daughter. I’ve always been the guy that’s ok to cry. I’m kind of sappy. I cry during movies and I cry when the father of the bride dances with her that day. Dasha’s dad had a first look and his response was perfect. Their first dance had me […]

This has been a dream of mine for about a year, and it feels so crazy to finally be writing these words … Shortly after having our daughter, I started to feel like things were shifting in my business. I sort of went back to the drawing board, left nothing assumed, and revisited who we […]