Melissa’s Bridals

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I am so excited to share Melissa’s bridal portrait session with you today!! Isn’t she absolutely radiant?! These bridal portraits capture Melissa’s beauty, anticipation, and joy so well, and she glows so much! I adore the wind-blown hair and veil (it was a windy, chilly day!), the scalloped edge of her train, the delicate pearl buttons down her back, the gorgeous antique lace, the flowing blush + burgundy ribbons, her lush bouquet, and that happy smile of hers!

Melissa and Jonathan were married this past weekend, and goodness was it an amazing day! The weather was incredibly perfect — 60 degrees with the brightest blue sky and plenty of sunshine, which was amazing for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. The entire day was calm, fun, and filled with so many sweet moments and lots of anticipation! The venue, The Pavilion at Carriage Farm, was such a beautiful location for Melissa and Jonathan to be married, as it felt like we were in the middle of the mountains (a special spot for these two!) with towering trees, a bright red barn, a stone fireplace, and gorgeous views. Their ceremony was so touching and so personalized (I definitely teared up!), and it was the happiest beginning to their married life! Out on the patio, we installed market lights and had a s’mores bar by the fire pit once the sun went down, and inside we had a hot chocolate bar (with all the toppings!), homemade by Melissa’s mom. Their first dances were so sweet, the food was delicious, their friends and family were so loving and excited for them, and was the happiest ending to the evening with a sparkler exit!

Photographer: Megan Kerns Photography

Wedding planning, design, & styling: Stephanie Shaul Events

Venue: The Pavilion at Carriage Farm

Florist: Daniels Florist by Kimberly

Hair: Jade Marion Hair

Makeup: Erin Kelly Makeup

I cannot wait to share the gorgeous wedding day images from Megan Kerns Photography with you so soon! It was the most incredible day celebrating Melissa and Jonathan, and you can see some iPhone sneak peeks here!

Endless congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Price, and have the very best time on your honeymoon!!

Giveaway Week | Day Two: Marriage

Y’all, it has been such an exciting few days over here at Stephanie Shaul Events!!

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With the launch of my brand-new website at stephanieshaul.com, the five year anniversary of launching SSE, and a slew of stunning 2018 wedding blogged last week (Lauren + Grant‘s, Alex + Graham‘s, and Alexia + Corey‘s!)… there’s no better time to CELEBRATE this with you!! I’m absolutely thrilled and oh so excited that I’m hosting a giveaway with all of you to celebrate five years of Stephanie Shaul Events! And, in true celebratory fashion, why stop at one giveaway? That’s right: I’m hosting five days of unbelievable giveaways to celebrate five years of business!! Cue the confetti, friends! There’s no better way to thank all of you for your support, love, and encouragement over the years.

Each of the five giveaway days (Monday – Friday of this week, over on my Instagram) will focus on one of the five “pillars” of the Stephanie Shaul Events brand: weddings, marriage, home, faith, and serving others + learning.

I truly cannot wait to share all of the meaningful, special goodies I’m gifting and giving away throughout the week! You can see DAY ONE: WEDDINGS here, and you still have several days to enter!!

Without further ado, DAY TWO: MARRIAGE!

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That’s right! One very lucky winner (chosen next Monday, January 28th) will receive several of my very favorite “marriage” related items from today’s giveaway:

  • The Meaning of Marriage book by Tim and Kathy Keller (our favorite marriage book, and I think everyone should read it: single, dating, engaged, newlyweds, those married fifty years… it’s that good!)
  •  $50 to Vita Vite for a date night (our favorite local wine bar + art gallery)
  • one date night to The Cupcake Shoppe (where our wedding cake was from!)

Hop on over to the Stephanie Shaul Events Instagram for all the details and to enter this MARRIAGE giveaway! Even if you’re not a bride-to-be or married, chances are you can use this for a best fried date or gift it to anyone!

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Check back tomorrow for all of the “home” goodies I’m giving away, and good luck!