Becky & Bonnie’s Libby Hill Park Engagement Pictures in Richmond, VA

A sweet Libby Hill Park engagement session today from A Lovely Photo. They sent in the adorable engagement session of Becky & Bonnie, two marine corp marathon runners that are planning a beautiful May wedding (at a working farm! can’t wait to see the pictures of that one!). They were all smiles during their session and I love all the different places and poses they did!

Becky & Bonnie’s Libby Hill Park Engagement Pictures in Richmond, VA

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Photographer: A Lovely Photo | Location: Libby Hill Park | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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From the photographer:

This couple is ridiculously adorable, and I am so very excited to share their engagement session with you! We ran around The Canal Walk and Libby Hill park, chatting and getting to know each other between shots. Becky and Bonnie are so much fun and compliment each other perfectly.

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How they met:

Bonnie and Becky met in the aisles of a well-loved grocery store in Foggy Bottom… where Bonnie was assigned to train Becky on her first day on the job. The two became fast friends working part-time at the grocery store while each finishing second degrees. They exchanged several mix-tapes and recipes, as each tried to figure out the best way to pursue the relationship outside the produce aisle. Finally, after a few months, Bonnie, who was training for her first marathon, mustered up the courage to invite Becky over to her apartment for a carbo-load after a twenty-mile run. Becky, eager to impress Bonnie, made a homemade vegan pizza that Bonnie still talks about today. They went on their first official date on Becky’s birthday a week later, and the rest is history.

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Click inside for the rest of Bonnie & Becky’s Libby Hill Park engagement pictures and proposal story!

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Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck: “Sing Loud” by Alpha Rev

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You can thank Pandora for today’s wedding music that doesn’t suck wedding song suggestion. “Sing Loud” by Alpha Rev is anthem-like in it’s full sound and beating bass line. It sounds like it belongs in a movie soundtrack (the likes of Secret Life of Walter Mitty at that!) and so obviously a wedding video came to my mind when I first heard it. It’d also make a powerful processional song, but at the very least add it to your cocktail hour playlist!


Lay down these promises broken
Take me into your hurricane
While violent clouds roll over
I’ll hold your hand till the colors fade
I’ll be here till your dying day

Give a listen:

What do you think? Wedding appropriate or not so much? Check back in a few hours for a sweet Libby Hill Park engagement session!

Happy Valentine’s Day: Giveaway Winners & A Sweet Deal for Advertising

Happy Valentine’s Day Romancers! We hope you enjoyed our wedding inspiration post this morning (I so loved those deer head motifs!). We are closing our TWO giveaways today! Our Mix Event Ticket giveaway and our Ultimate DIY Calligraphy Gift Set giveaway.

First, for those of you that did not win the Mix Event Ticket giveaway, you’re still sort of in luck, because The Mix Event is running a huge ticket promo for the Valentine’s Day weekend!! Tickets are 50% off with ticket promo “VALENTINE50” and can be purchased here.


And now… our winners! Congratulations to June for winning 2 tickets to The Mix Event!

And congratulations to Danielle P. for winning our Ultimate DIY Calligraphy Gift Set from Cozy Cashmere Studio!

And now, a little something for my vendors out there! In honor of the holiday, I thought it’d be fun to offer some discounted advertising options!  First come, first serve and for today only, qualifying applicants can get 14% off side bar advertising [apply here]!

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That means 1-month will be $60 and $3 months will be $170 (we rounded!) for TODAY ONLY!!! So go apply and we’ll hook you up :)

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day Romancers! For me it’ll be the couch + Kick Ass-2 + Andy + Sadie + and &Pizza!

Capitol Inspiration: Gorgeous Rustic Details from a Michigan Wedding

Hoping everyone enjoyed the snow day yesterday as much as I did! I took some much needed time to work on Fuel DC (my new side project!), get some Linked In things cleaned up for CapRo, and start writing a script for another 2014 project I have in the works with Border Row Productions (more to come on that soon!). For today, before we announce our giveaway winners, we have a gorgeous Michigan wedding to share courtesy of Blaine Siesser Photography. There are some seriously steal-worthy details in this one Romancers, making it a perfect fit for a wedding inspiration feature.

Gorgeous, Rustic Details & Decor from an Outdoor Michigan Wedding

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Photographer:  Blaine Siesser Photography | Event Venue: Bowers Harbor Vineyard | Hair Stylist: Pavlova European Spa & Salon | Location: Spider Lake Retreat | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Click inside for the rest of these gorgeous, rustic details!

Sponsor Love: Stephen Gosling Photography & The Mix Event

It’s been a few weeks since our last sponsor love post, so I wanted to share some awesome that’s coming from our amazing side-bar sponsors. Stephen Gosling Photography recently joined our crew and if you haven’t seen his work before (even though we’ve featured many a post here!), check out some of his latest gorgeous work:

Cait & Bill’s Adorable DC Engagement Session

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He’s kicking ass recently with features on United With Love & Borrowed & Bleu’s Online Magazine. He also recently wrote a really awesome personal post about the importance of being nice in this industry — a REALLY good read!

Additionally, we have TWO giveaways ending tomorrow! If you haven’t yet checked out The Mix Event – you must! Especially if you are still looking for your DC/MD/VA wedding vendors. We’ll be there and so will a host of other, awesome area vendors. The night is more cocktail party than wedding show, with the first 100 attendees getting a free cocktail and entertainment will be provided by Burnt Sienna (among others). We’re giving away two tickets to the show here.


And finally, our Ultimate DIY Calligraphy Gift Set from Cozy Cashmere Design (a $250 value) ends tomorrow too! It’s been one of our most-entered wedding giveaways to date. Our winner will be picked tomorrow!


Happy Snow [#Snochi] Day Romancers! We’ll be back tomorrow with our giveaway winners, a special Valentine’s Day sponsor deal & some wedding inspiration from a stunning, outdoor Michigan wedding.



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