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Amber & Drew – Marylea Farm

Jun 19, 2013

I have to admit, I am pretty damn sad this wedding is over and at the same time super excited to re-live it through the editing process. It was absolutely gorgeous and Amber and Drew are so meant to be. I loved getting to know them throughout this whole process. I loved learning about how they met and fell in love – classic story of girl chases after boy but then girl decides to stop chasing boy and boy starts chasing after her after all. I loved their beach proposal – how Drew and Amber reminisced about their relationship all day on the beach in Fenwick Island and then they decided to go on a sunset walk that ended up being the most memorable walk on the beach at sunset ever – because not every sunset walk do you get a diamond ring. And then the wedding – I loved getting to know Amber’s bridesmaids – they were all just so wonderful and fun and made me feel like one of the friends. And the groomsmen were definitely a riot as well with their custom made pants…that provided an awesome level of comfort 😉 – oh those boys. It was just such a wonderful day and process and I was so happy to be a part of it.

Amber & Drew – From the moment we met at that crappy Starbucks in Columbia, I knew I was in for a great day, but I had no idea, none, just how lovely and wonderful your day actually would be. Words really can’t express how much I appreciate being part of your love story. Hope you are having an amazing time in Maui and are taking a lot of sunset walks on the beach. 🙂

Venue: Marylea Farm (private residence)

Event Design & Wedding Planning: Elle Event Designs

Caterer: Rouge Catering

Officiant: Rev. John Gaffney

Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil

DJ: DJ Tim of Dance Masters Entertainment

Florist: Petals & Posies

Videographer: MPA Productions

Photobooth: Watershed Photobooth

Libations: Bottleworks

Chevron & Pink Linens: Cloth Connection

Burlap linens, tables and chairs: Select Event Rentals

Door, sweetheart table & chairs, chalkboard: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals

I also want to take a second to thank my amazing second shooter, Anna. She is just incredible and I have so enjoyed working with her so much, which is great because she is with me almost every wedding these last few months and cannot wait to continue working with her this year. Hopefully next too! She has been an amazing addition with her talent and she has become such a close friend to me – keeping me calm in moments where I would have been frazzled otherwise, getting me water, already doing everything I am thinking about before I can even ask, I cannot imagine weddings without her. Anna’s work is prevalent throughout this post. I’ll have to get her in front of my camera when the wedding season dies down so I can officially introduce her. In the meantime, check out her brief bio on my webpage.

Loved this idea!!

Amber, you are gorgeous!!

I truly loved this venue and all the great decor Elle designed.

I’m pretty in love with all these first dance photos.

Surprise dance. They did the first dance that Jacoby did on Dancing With The Stars – it was so fun!!!


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  1. Isabelle

    June 19th, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Gorgeous bride & I so love her boots!!!

  2. kathy

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:00 am

    DANI – This is my favorite of your weddings ever. So gorgeous. Fantastic job – the portraits are BEAUTIFUL!!

  3. Natalie

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:31 am

    This wedding is absolutely GORGEOUS, Dani! Oh my word! So beautiful!

  4. Lee Morton

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Really great job! Love everything about this!

  5. Krista A. Jones

    June 19th, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Dani this wedding is absolutely incredible! One of the prettiest I’ve seen! I love those shots in the willow tree and the photo of Amber walking down the stairs took my breath away!

  6. Jaime

    June 19th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    WOW! One of your best yet! I love every single detail!

  7. Emilie Novak

    June 19th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I’m in love with them all!!! Another amazing wedding DANI!

  8. Sarah

    June 19th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Wow, what a wedding! I wish Amber has gotten married before me so I could have stolen her decor ideas!

  9. Melissa Morton

    June 19th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Insanely gorgeous!! Love every single shot!!!

  10. Anna

    June 19th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    aw…this was an awesome wedding!! and you are too sweet for words…I’m just so happy to come along for the ride with you!

  11. Emilia Jane

    June 19th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Awww what a sweet wedding!!

  12. ashley barnett

    June 19th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Oh my goodness I love EVERYTHING about this wedding! The couple, the details, the ceremony space, portraits – eek! You did a fabulous job!

  13. Kate Ann

    June 19th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Gorgeous images! I love the shot of the bride’s and dog’s feet together! They had awesome details .

  14. Amber Bradford

    June 19th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Dani, the photos from our wedding are absolutely breathtaking. You truly captured everything in such perfect fashion that we are already reliving our wedding day over and over again. Thank you for capturing all of our very special moments. I couldn’t have asked for anything more! xoxo

  15. Jackie Phillips

    June 19th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    beautiful photos!!! She is such a pretty bride!

  16. Britta

    June 24th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    So lovely!!!!! Beautiful wedding, beautiful photos!!

  17. Amanda

    August 5th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I stumbled across your site looking for photos of marylea farm. Your photos are beautiful and looked like you captured the true essence of the couple!

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