Wedding Photos at The Atrium in Solon Springs, Wisconsin | Minneapolis Wedding Photography | Brookklyn Photo

Alex and Hannah’s wedding at The Atrium in Solon Springs, Wisconsin was described as a “dream wedding” by their photographer. We couldn’t agree more!

Here’s what their photographer, Brookklyn Photo, has to say about their special day:

“Hannah and Alex are a couple like no other, seriously. From donut walls, to greenhouses, to vespas this wedding was undeniably spectacular. I went to high school with the bride and groom and have been waiting for this wedding ALL YEAR. It was such an incredible day, like a big class reunion only on top of getting to see each other again, we were also celebrating the love between Hannah and Alex. What could be better?

You know those perfectly whimsical and romantic weddings you see in the movies? Where everything feels light and dreamy and everyone seems to be floating? If Hannah and Alex’s wedding were a movie, I’d watch it on repeat for daysssss. When they were searching for a location they wanted an outdoor venue but knew it couldn’t be in a barn, so when they found The Atrium, a restored greenhouse in the middle of Wisconsin, it immediately felt right. The owners were so kind and had the whole place decorated to perfection. For the décor, it was all in the details. Muted earth tones combined with subtle industrial architecture of the building was such a serendipitous mix. Hannah and her girls were glowing, all the bridesmaids were wearing slightly different dresses in the same dusty sage which fit perfectly since the bride’s dress was traditionally unconventional. Rather than the usual gown, she wore a regal silk skirt with a slightly cropped lace blouse. A unique and graceful way to add some individuality and make this day her own.

Burrowed between the trees, Hannah glided down the aisle to her smiling soon-to-be husband. The highlight of the ceremony was the vows they had written to each other. So heartfelt, so intimate, so authentic. I believe more couples should take the time to write their own vows. The dreamy ceremony soon melted into the reception where the groom handed the DJ a vinyl he had brought for their very first dance as husband and wife. I felt so lucky to have been able to shoot this wedding, and what made it even more memorable was that my boyfriend Tanner attended and even did some second shooting with me. The night dwindled away, I put my camera down and enjoyed dancing, conversation, and a bonfire with my old pals from high school.

Hannah and Alex, thank you for a spectacular evening, congratulations, and good luck to your future as a married couple!”

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Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon Elopement in Page, Arizona | Arizona Wedding Photography | Allison Slater Photography

From the photographer, Allison Slater:

This is the story of Alex and Danielle: how they met, the way that Alex proposed, why they chose to elope at Antelope Canyon and what their favorite part was of their Arizona Horseshoe Bend elopement day - all beautifully told by Mrs. Danielle Javurek.

How They Met:

“Alex and I met on Tinder...I always say that it all started off as a joke and something to "pass the time" while I was sitting in my graduate courses, then I have to follow that statement up with "it was a swipe in the right direction" (I say that while laughing hysterically of course)!

I had a girlfriend talk me into signing up for Tinder after having been moved back to the St. Louis area for a year with no dating life. I had linked up with and started chatting with Alex almost immediately, and was talking to my girlfriend about him, when she said, "I linked up with him too!" We decided to make it fun and start responding with the exact same answers to him, no matter what he responded back with. He eventually caught on, laughed about it, and asked me out for drinks. Everything from his screen-name to his tagline (a line from Seinfeld) was a joke, and I loved everything about it!

The jokes and laughter continued through our first (blind) date when I showed up half an hour late (in typical Danielle style) and he ate his chicken caesar wrap with a fork and knife (typical Alex style). Our humor has continued throughout the years and keeps our relationship interesting and fun!”

Their Proposal:

“Alex had it all planned out to be the most romantic proposal ever, and unfortunately, nothing went the way he wanted it to, except that I said "yes".

I was living in Europe at the time and we decided to spend spring break together in Amsterdam and Paris. He says that he "took advantage of the situation" and decided to propose to me while we were in Paris. He had asked my parents ahead of time for their permission, had the ring, contacted photographers, and tried booking reservations for dinner in the Eiffel Tower.

On the day of the proposal, I was a mess, it was cold outside (which I hadn't anticipated), I wanted to look cute since he said that we were going to have a picnic at the Eiffel Tower that day, but I hadn't packed appropriately for the weather. I probably changed eight different times, all while he is freaking out about what is about to happen. We eventually made it to the Eiffel Tower and he was super bummed because the entire grass area directly in front of the Eiffel Tower (that you typically see in the movies) was blocked off. We walked all over, he kept saying that he wanted to find "the perfect spot", while I kept telling him that there was no bad spot around, considering we were in one of the most magical locations ever! We eventually landed on a grassy area, right next to a photographer (totally by chance since the photographer he tried booking didn't work out), he asked the photographer to take our picture, said he would pay him, which he kindly agreed to do so. Then, got down on one knee. Of course, I started crying and have no idea what was said, but it ended in a kiss and a ring on my finger!

Dinner reservations in the Eiffel Tower didn't work out either as he had planned, so we found a nice restaurant overlooking the tower and celebrated our engagement in the most romantic way!”

Why Elope? Why Arizona?

“After hours of searching and attempting to plan a local wedding in St. Louis, it was starting to become too much, financially, physically, mentally, and emotionally with planning a big wedding here. We had always joked about eloping and I had always dreamt of doing so in Iceland, or somewhere adventurous. Alex said, "Iceland is too cold", so after reading a blog on the most adventurous places to elope, Arizona turned up as choice #2. After doing some research, looking at the most beautiful, unique elopement pictures, we decided to go for it! As long as my parents were on board with the idea, then we were determined to make it happen!

We threw out the idea of the big St. Louis wedding immediately after, along with the $15,000+ price tag, and we don't regret our decision at all! At the end of the day, and years to come, it is our wedding, our debt to pay for the wedding, and our memories to have for the rest of our lives. We wanted them to be the most memorable, with the least amount of stress.

An adventure elopement blog led me to Arizona, more specifically Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. We loved the idea of having pictures of our wedding that would be unique and absolutely breathtaking! I also loved the idea of having to hike, or go on a real adventure, to get to where we said our vows at, which is exactly what we got!”

Best Memory on Their Elopement Day:

“My favorite part of our elopement day probably had to be the champagne pop at the end! Not only because I love champagne, but because I felt like it officially symbolized the end of our best day ever! The sunset, the bubbly, and our closest family and friends, overlooking the most breathtaking scenery. Everything about it was perfect and exactly what I had imagined and hoped it would be!

There were so many amazing parts of our day and everyone played such an important role throughout the day. We started off the day by going to pick up our marriage license, then I was able to get breakfast with my dad, alone, which is something we used to do every weekend together when I was younger. I went and got my hair done at a salon, then got to drink some mimosas and get my makeup done with my girls back at the hotel, while Alex drank margaritas and chilled with the guys in another room. We met at a beautiful spot for the first look, with our song playing in the background (thanks Allison!), where I was able to show him how we would be incorporating his parents into our day (his boutonnière pin), a very heartwarming moment for both of us.

We then went to a Slot Canyon, hiked 2 miles through the most beautiful canyon, while holding hands, dancing, kissing, telling each other secrets, and laughing, lots of laughing. On the hottest day. Ever. But, we made it through and were able to stop at the Fiesta Mexicana for a break before the ceremony with Allison and Matt, who we adore!

We met our group at Horseshoe Bend, everyone walked down to the ceremony location and took in the views, before getting everything started. Our whole group was in awe as they looked out over the canyon!

My dad was able to give me away, which was really important to me. Alex's cousins sent a sweet note to Matt to read to us during the ceremony. Alex surprised me with a new ring I wasn't expecting. We laughed and cried some more. After the champagne pop and sunset, we partied at our own reserved space at the Canyon Cantina in town.

It was perfect! Everything about our day was perfect! We still haven't stopped smiling about it and can't stopping thinking about how amazing everything was!

A huge thank you to Allison and Matt for making it such a success!”

And THAT is the story of Alex and Danielle - the new Mr. and Mrs. Javurek.

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Desert Glam Elopement Photos in Mesa, Arizona | Arizona Wedding Photography | Wedding Pioneer

This terra-cotta, desert glam inspired wedding truly captured all the goodness that the Mesa, Arizona desert has to offer! With a slightly more edgy, modern feel and some of the most rad vendors the desert has to offer, the vision came to life. From a prickly pear tiered cake, to a sunset champagne POP! This shoot has everything the desert-loving couple is looking for!


Planning & Design | j.graciephotography
Photography | j.graciephotography
Florals | The Romantic Floral
Cake & Cookies | Suss Pastries
Invitation Suite | Kate Stone Design
Hair | Get it Twisted with Makayla
Makeup | Sam at @sjh_mua
Dress | ASOS
Tux | Nicks Menswear
Tableware | The Confetti Studio

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Honeymoon and Wedding Photos in Oia, Santorini, Greece | Destination Wedding Photography | Unveiled Radiance Photography

Caleb and Ashlee recreated their engagement photos and wedding photos while they were on their honeymoon in Oia, Santorini, Greece.

Oia is a coastal town on the northwestern tip of Santorini, a Greek Aegean island. The town has whitewashed houses carved into the rugged clifftops, and overlooks a vast caldera filled with water. In a 19th-century mansion, the Naval Maritime Museum has exhibits on local seafaring history, including old figureheads, sailors’ chests and models of old ships. Nearby is the ruined Oia Castle, known for its sunset views. It’s safe to say, Caleb and Ashlee experienced all Oia is known for.

From the photographer, Angela at Unveiled Radiance Photography:

“Caleb and Ashlee are a couple from Louisiana that reached out to me about shooting their elopement in San Diego. Sadly, I was booked and going to be in Italy/Greece with my mother for a trip. Ashlee asked where we would be going, and when I mentioned Greece, she said, "We will be in Greece for our Honeymoon!" I immediately I asked what dates they would be there, and it turns out, we would both be in Santorini at the EXACT same time. As fate would have it, Ashlee decided then and there she would take her wedding dress and Caleb's suit along so we could meet up for some fun honeymoon shots in the beautiful town of Oia. If you haven't had the chance to visit, I highly recommend this incredible place of unfathomable beauty, beautiful people and a culture that pours into your soul.”

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Intimate Wedding at Riverfront Lodge in Mineral Bluff, Georgia | Atlanta Wedding Photography | Brooke Womack Photography

This intimate ceremony and reception took place at Riverfront Lodge in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. The bride and groom enjoyed an evening surrounded by their closest friends and family who all celebrated the evident love between the Brian, Meagan, and their son.

From the photographer, Brooke Womack:

“Where do I even begin with this day? It was truly one of the most intimate weddings I have every captured. Every item involved held such special meaning. The bride’s mother made her handkerchief out of pieces of her wedding dress and hand-crafted her gorgeous belt. The necklace Meagan wore is her great grandmother’s engagement necklace and is over 100 years old. The gold bangle she wore is the only heirloom she has from her late grandmother Amelia, and her earrings are from 1940.

“Wearing all of these items and jewelry from women past is so enchanting. I wonder where they were and how they felt when they adorned these pieces. And now, my wedding, can be added to the energy these items hold. And of course, my new wedding band, which holds the greatest meaning of all. I have married my prince, the man of my dreams. He continues to enchant me with his relentless love and affection. I am so grateful to be alive in his world.” - Meagan

From first look tears, to the sweetest vows, and to watching the way Brian looked at Meagan as she sang a song she wrote just for him, it was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL day! I will never forget it.”

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