It’s your wedding day and you feel beautiful. Your hair and make-up is perfect. Your dress is stunning. Your eyes are smiling.
Underneath is something extra special for him…
No big deal, right? My photo featured on Glamour Magazine‘s website? Wedding Style Icon: 12 Wedding Ideas Inspired by Kelly Clarkson
Particularly exciting when it’s alongside my increeedible floral designer friend Becca, from Petal Floral Design, and featuring Lindsay and Luke – whose full wedding I still can’t wait to share with you!
Nestled in the green Caversham Valley in Balgowan, Alicia and I stumbled on quite possibly the most amazing place for our last meal in South Africa: Granny Mouse Country House & Spa. So many sweet details and eclectic nooks, something new at every turn. We could have stayed forever, yet it felt like the most perfect finale to our week-long journey.
And yep, it’s a wedding venue too!!! *call me!*
The sweet little chapel with a Christmas tree on display… what a beautiful place to get married!
Our time in Africa felt like a retreat… a filling of our souls. We had a blast, laughed a ton – but we also breathed deeply, observed our surroundings with such contentment and listened without distraction (no phones!). I will be forever grateful to this country, these people, my dear friend Alicia, and places like Granny Mouse’s Country House for sharing their peaceful beauty.
On this evening, we began our 30-hour trek back home to New York and New England.
Previous posts on South Africa:
I thought it was about time for me to announce I’ll be living in the Tuscany region of Italy for the month of April 2013!
You may recall my month in the Canadian Rockies of Canmore and Banff in 2011. Travel is such an important part of my life, and I’m lucky to have found a career that lets me pursue those dreams too!
What’s more is that I found an incredible friendship in Canmore, and now Julie of Julie Williams Photography is joining me on this year’s trip! I can’t imagine a better evolution of this adventure, and I look forward to sharing it all with her fantastic spirit!
Hope you’ll join us! And by all means, if you or someone you know is coming through Florence or Tuscany this spring, do get in touch!
watercolor credit: Alessia Elysee
A huge thank you goes out to a few others who I’m so excited to collaborate with in the months ahead! We’ve been chatting with wedding planners, calligraphers, other photographers… and even a sweet American couple who will be honeymooning in Tuscany at the time!
Namely, those with the biggest arms wide open to our visit – thank you!:
Serena of Wishversilia is a super thoughtful wedding planner and travel consultant across the Tuscany region.
Mara of Neither Snow is a sweet and amazing New England calligrapher currently living in Florence.
Stay tuned for more as we embark on – and photograph the heck out of – this next big adventure! XO
Always a superb way to end the wedding evening!
Happy one-year anniversary to Luke & Suzanne! They’re savoring a growing baby bump by now – so excited for them! But a year ago, 16 of their closest friends and family were curled up around a campfire at the Mount Washington Hotel, toasting hot chocolate to the beginning of a beautiful marriage…