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Our wedding? That’s right pretties! It has been featured on Style Me Pretty Destination today. Can. You. Believe. It.

I mean- brings me to tears every time. Okay, I guess it should since it’s our wedding after all right? But I can’t be more grateful to Steph + Robin from Bubblerock Studios and Jacin from Lovely Little Details for all their hard work and help to make this the most perfect day for us.  My wedding Dream Team as I like to refer to them- weren’t just there that day for me, but I know we’ve created friendships that will last a lifetime. Surrounded by our closest family and friends- we were truly blessed that weekend. And now I can’t be more excited that we finally get to share a little more of our wedding festivities with each of you today!

Go on- check it out pretty please? SMP is patiently waiting for you…

A Whole Lotta L-O-V-E & Destination Wedding in Mexico

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!! Feeling loved today?? I sure hope so!! Although this is technically our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, it will probably be a quiet and casual one in our household. Nothing fancy, no chocolates, candles, or romantic dinner. Not because we’re not romantics or don’t like the whole-mushiness of the day…actual quiet opposite. We love it! But I’m so blessed and fortunate to have married a man who celebrates love every day of the year- not just one. In my opinion- that’s the way it should be. So I challenge you all to celebrate *this* day everyday people! Try to find ways big or small to profess your love to your hubby, wifey, mama, daddy, and friends all year long. Love is such a beautiful thing!

But- anyway…let’s move right along to the wedding I thought would be perfect to feature on this love day. Andreea and Chad had a destination wedding at the Mayan Palace in beautiful Puerto Penasco, Mexico and Caroline Ghetes Photography was there to capture the entire day! I truly adore this wedding. The bold fuchsia and black bacarra red roses against the black and white damask just screamed modern romance. The bride’s dress is absolutely stunning and the couple, gorgeous.

So excited Caroline shared this one with us!

More love details from Caroline: Andreea is my sister-in-law and I was so happy that she asked me to shoot her wedding. She is a beautiful girl, an amazing mother, a top-notch massage therapist, but most of all -a giving heart. She rarely thinks of herself before others and so it was no wonder Chad had fallen for this woman. When my husband and I first met Chad, I will admit we were a little skeptical and slightly protective, but within minutes we knew that he was the real deal. Chad has every intention of protecting her, caring for her, and loving her. With Andreea’s two kids and Chad’s five, this family now joins together as one ginormous happy family. I am so proud to have Chad and his children joining our ever-growing extended family. Their destination wedding in Puerto Penasco, Mexico was beautiful!


Mel’s Monday: “Greatest Love of All”

Like many others, after hearing about the passing of Whitney Houston, I spent many hours praying for her family, watching the coverage, and of course listening to her music.  And after hearing Jennifer Hudson would be preforming one of my all time Whitney fav’s, “I’ll Always Love You” at the Grammy’s- I knew Sunday night would be an emotional one.

via After Elton

Her music transcended across generations. As an 80′s baby, you know her music was sang and danced to A LOT in our household. I remember my mom bought my sister and I the compilation of all her music videos when we were little and we would watch those videos for HOURS.

We will miss her and her amazing voice. Her songs filled our homes and hearts with so much love, hope, power, strength, and inspiration. So to celebrate her life here on OSB, I leave you for the day with some Whitney inspiration…

“Find your strength in love…”

“But above all this, I wish you love.”

“Love gives you the right to be free”

“I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.”

-Whitney Houston

Intimate Kauai Destination Wedding

Happy Friday dolls! Before I sign off for the weekend, I’m so excited to feature a wedding from McGowan Images with couple who shared my wedding week! Whitney and Shane were married on Thursday, Aug. 4th on Lumahai Beach on Kauai, Hawaii. What a perfect place for an intimate wedding, attended only by the couple’s immediate families.

I’m in love with the bright tropical flowers and the traditional Hawaiian leis. And their sand ceremony was a great alternative to the traditional unity candle lighting- perfect for a beach wedding. Oh and I love the fact the guys made the ocean their playground just before the wedding!

Some other fun details from Chelsi from McGowan Images: “…There were so many wonderful emotional moments during the ceremony. The ceremony was almost called on account of rain, until just at the right moment the storm subsided, and the sunlight broke through the clouds to bless this sweet couple on their most special day. The day after the wedding, Whitney & Shane met us at sunrise for a Bride & Groom session, taking in all the South Shore had to offer. Once again, it was storming… but this time, we decided not to wait! These are some of our favorite images of all time, and I hope they will inspire future destination brides to think outside the box with their wedding portraits. You don’t have to break the bank throwing a huge party on far away shores… all you need is the love of your life and a brave spirit, and you’ll have the happily ever after (and the memories) of your dreams.”

This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights!

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