Ralizabeth & Junior ♥ New Jersey, USA
Photographer: Denisse Benitez
One of the loveliest parts of writing a wedding blog is that you get to meet (albeit online!) so many charming couples and have the enjoyment of reading their unique tales. It’s even more special when you get to follow an entire journey from the couple’s engagement right through to after their wedding day.
I have had the great pleasure of seeing the story unfold for today’s cute couple, who started their relationship whilst living in two different countries which resulted in Junior moving to be with Ralizabeth and them tying the knot with a destination wedding in Puerto Rico – an amazing tale of modern day love across the miles!
On their six-month anniversary Junior and Ralizabeth met up with Denisse Benitez Photography (who photographed their engagement session) for a unique ‘I Redo’ shoot that involved them wearing their wedding gear in a wonderful woodland setting back home.
There’s a growing trend for couples to have a photo session back home after their destination wedding, or for them to return to where they got married abroad on their anniversary to capture some more snaps of themselves in stunning surroundings. What a fantastic idea and a wonderful way to document the different stages of your new marriage? I especially love the name ‘I Redo’ – it’s perfectly fitting for today’s adorable anniversary shoot.
Today’s anniversary session is more of a styled shoot! Photographer Matthew (of Matthew Irving Photography) and his wife Ariel are soon to be celebrating their first wedding anniversary, and so they thought what better way to mark this special occasion than with a stylish shoot in a sweet summer meadow.
Anniversary shoots are a great way to relive a little of your wedding day magic and to celebrate the milestones in your marriage. Ariel decided to model her wedding day wear and some delightfully darling details were added to enhance this idyllic inspiration for all you soon-to-be-wed readers.
With Ariel appearing as pretty as peach blossom, Matthew captured not only the essence of his blushing bride but also the wildly romantic late summer sunset scene. A peaches and cream wedding theme such as this would make a pretty perfect palette for a rustic and chic, outdoor soiree in the countryside – swoon-worthy and then some.
Shash & Saul ♥ Ibiza, Spain
Photographer: Gypsy Westwood
Ahhh Ibiza, you never fail to disappoint! No matter the location on the island, when you see photographs from an Ibiza wedding they are always breathtaking and literally make you want to hop on the next flight out there.
Shash and Saul tied the knot at the luxurious Atzaro Hotel and Spa and as their love blossomed for the wonderful White Isle, they vowed on their wedding day that they would come back a year later on their anniversary and replicate some of the magic.
And so they did just that! In a romantic anniversary/trash the dress style shoot Shash and Saul walked in their footsteps from the year before. First stop was Atzaro where bright white buildings and turquoise pools are intertwined with rich greenery and blooming bourgainvillea, before the couple headed to the beach for some spectacular sundown shots.
Like most couples who wed on the White Isle, Shash and Saul will not doubt be wanting just one night in Ibiza every year. There’s something so special about the idyllic island of Ibiza that makes you want to keep coming back year after year.
Lydie & Christian ♥ Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Photographer: BlueCicada Photography
You Mean The World To Me
We have something a little different to share with you today, in the form of an anniversary shoot. Caroline from BlueCicada Photography sent us these romantic images which capture the essence of a wonderful couple – her mum and stepdad – on a recent visit to the world-class resort of Pangkor Laut in Malaysia.
Caroline grew up in the stunning, scenic region of Provence in France, which is where her mum and stepdad still live. We asked the happy couple for some words of wisdom to inspire us all and to give some insight into what makes a successful relationship. Their lovely story is one of being a team and ultimately working together to make each day and each other cheerful.
PS – Be prepared to turn into a bit of a green-eyed monster; this holiday destination is lush and then some!
“Lydie is my mum and Christian is my stepdad. They came to visit us in August, for their first time in Malaysia. They were celebrating their sixth year of married bliss so I thought I would offer them a trip to the very lush and very exclusive island of Pangkor Laut and a photo shoot so they could take home beautiful photographs of a trip of a lifetime. Pangkor Laut is definitely the resort you want to get married at or spend your honeymoon if you ever think about Northern Malaysia for your big day. You will want to spend an entire day at their Spa Village, and I hope you also book the hill villa where you will enjoy a bath under the stars!”