We were excited to get word that Victoria & Chris’s gorgeous Atlanta wedding was published recently in the Real Wedding section of Occasions Magazine online. From Victoria’s custom made dress, to the feather table decor to her stunning Jimmy Choo shoes, every detail of Victoria & Chris’s day was glamorous! Click here to see more of the showcase!
For the last photo shoot in Jen & Steve’s 3-part Engagement Session, we joined them (and their fur children) in their home of New York. They took us to some of their favorite spots such as the infamous LOVE sign, the Meat Packing District, some fun grafitti walls, and we couldn’t finish without a classic B&W photo of the Brooklyn Bridge lit up in the background. We had a blast traveling the world with them for all their different engagement photo shoot spots, and we’re excited to travel next to Miami for their gorgeous wedding! Here’s some of our favorites from their New York photo shoot!
p.s. Please says a cat prayer for her darling Roo below, who is like a child to Jen. Last week Jen found out he has kidney disease with only a few months left to live, and we’ve all been devastated by the news.
To continue on with Jen & Steve’s 3-part engagement session, this time, we joined them in the Bahamas for a weekend to travel to a private island for their photos. Here’s some of our favorites from the 2-day adventure in paradise.
When Jen & Steve first met, it started as neighbors turned friends. Jen would visit Steve and they would hang out solving all the world’s problems together, just as friends. About a year into their friendship, a romance developed and they have been inseparable every since. Earlier this year, on a trip to Hawaii, Steve brought Jen out on the balcony of their hotel and got down on one knee asking her to marry him in front of the crashing waves and gorgeous sunset. Jen says she doesn’t remember much else but saying “YES!” for 5 minutes over and over again. ”I was in total shock and could actually feel my heart pounding out of my chest like a drum,” Jen said describing the proposal. “Our love is very pure and very sweet, although we ARE both scorpios and like to get bossy from time to time, we are in love and can’t WAIT to be joined in unity, by God……….forever.”
Because these New Yorkers stay busy traveling for their jobs, they wanted a few engagement sessions in some of their favorite places. Their engagement photos will be a 3-part series, first in Las Vegas, then the Bahamas, then their hometown of New York. Stay tuned for more coming soon, but for now, here’s some of our favorites from their Las Vegas engagement session out in a fun Old West ghost town we found.
When we first moved in our house, I decorated a lot of the rooms… except our office. Other than choosing a fun peacock feather color for the walls, we pretty much threw my old office furniture into the new room designated as the office, with no thought how to visually decorate the room. You would think, it being the one room we spend the most time in, that I would have done something sooner, but it continued to be that overwhelming project sitting on the To Do list that I would get to “one day”. Every day since then, I walk in the office and go, “Ugh, this needs a makeover. I sooooo don’t feel inspired in here.” And everyday, running a business, or traveling, or shooting, or whatever else got in the way and giving a makeover to the office stayed on the To Do list. .. until recently. I finally had it. Something needed to be done to turn our blah into something fabulous.
It began with a Photoshop design. Literally. As I windowed shopped online of what would look good in our office, I scrapped together this visual representation of how I hoped things could turn out… then I started ordering. Slowly piece by piece arrived at the door, and I waited in anticipation until all the final pieces arrived to FINALLY put everything in it’s place that I imagined in my Photoshop design. Stephen can atest to how awkwardly I jumped up and down when he put the first valence up with the black and white striped drape. I seriously was as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning. It was just such an exciting feeling seeing my Photoshop design come to life as I explored this other creative outlet I love through interior decorating.
So below are the un-fabulous BEFORE photos followed by the AFTER photos. And yes, I know it turned out quite girly, but I’m so thankful to have a husband who said, “Do your thing, just show me where to sit with my computer and I’ll be happy with whatever you end up with.” ha!
Welcome to a tour of Scarlett & Stephen Headquarters! Look for a list is at the end of where I ordered all the furniture and decor items from!
Before you get to window shopping, leave me note and tell me, what are some of your favorite furniture/home accessories stores/online shopping places? I love discovering new websites and blogs to get inspired! Tell me YOUR favorite inspirational decor spot on the web!