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Real Wedding: Molly & Greg

HI EVERYONE!! I’m sorry about the all caps but I’m just so excited to be blogging. I’ve missed ya’ll. Plus, I have the rest of the incredible images from Molly & Greg’s Pensecola nuptials, which I know is the real reason you’re excited I’m back ūüôā So without further ado, I bring you the gorgeous couple on their very special day photographed by the fabulous¬†Ashley¬†Victoria Photography¬†and styled by Molly & Megan K Events!

But before we get to the rest of the photos, I must share the ADORABLE story on how they met & how he proposed, from the gorgeous blushing bride herself!

“We met in 7th grade in St. Marys, GA when his dad was stationed to Kingsbay, GA.¬† We were friends and he dated my best friend.¬† In 9th grade he moved to Maryland but we stayed friends and always saw each other when he came to visit soccer friends in St. Marys.¬† His family regulary vacationed to Key West and one year they had a lay over in Jacksonville (only 30 min away!!) and my mom drove me to the airport to see him.¬† He brought me a pair of Kino sandals from Key West.¬† Ever since then we’d talk about going to Key West together.¬† Freshman year of college, we had both ended our relationships with our highschool sweethearts just in time to plan Spring Break together to Key West.¬† After that trip we talked, emailed and wrote letters weekly.¬† By Christmas we had decided that we wanted to be in a relationship despite being so far apart.¬† Greg was in New London, CT and I was in Macon, GA.¬† After 2 and a half more years of dating and many plane trips to visit each other, we both graduated and Greg was commissioned into the Coast Guard and sent to a cutter in Virginia Beach, VA.¬† I followed.

In the summer of 2009, we had been dating almost 3.5 years and living in the same city for a year.¬† Greg told me his mom’s friend makes jewelry and I need to figure out my ring size so she can make me a ring.¬† I got my right hand ring sized and of course got my left hand sized too.¬† I was always skeptical about the jewelry making friend, mostly because I had no jewelry from her.¬† Greg told me she made it but he forgot to bring it home.¬† In October 2009, we were going to Annapolis to visit his parents for a sailing weekend.¬† It was going to be our first overnight.¬† He was rushed and upset that I was late (which is always), but I joked it off.¬† Turns out he had to get to Annapolis before the jewelry store closed to get my ring.¬† We didn’t make it in time, but his mom picked it up.¬† We ended up not sailing either because the weather wasn’t sunny and I was sick.¬† One night after dinner I wanted ice cream to sooth my sore throat.¬† We went downtown Annapolis to get ice cream and while looking over the Bay, Greg proposed.¬† It was perfect because after 4 years I was surprised!¬† Then we went to get ice cream. :)”

I loved the classic style of everything,¬†Molly’s elegant dress and pearls and the way she wore her hair.¬† I mean, I was there, it was 2011, but looking back at some of the pictures I took, I feel like I’m looking at portraits from the 30s or 40s.¬† She just has that timeless elegance about her.

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Sneak Peek: Molly & Greg

Happy Thursday ya’ll! I apologize for my lack of, well, life in the blogosphere yesterday. I started my new job! It’s going to be fun and the people are awesome! It’s just a new¬†environment, new lingo and new rules I’ll need to get used to. But really, ¬†thank ya’ll¬†for your sweet words of encouragement. The TWIPS really are an incredibly supportive group of people.

To make up for my absence, I have an absolutely ahhh-mazing sneak peek to show you by the incredibly talented¬†Ashley Victoria Photography. The ceremony of Molly and Greg took place at the St. Michael Catholic Church and the reception was at the Mustin Beach Club on the Navy base in Pensacola Florida. I absolutely love this couple because the bride is¬†gorgeous¬†and the groom? Well, who can resist a man in uniform? ūüėČ

I’m dying over her necklace and the black & white portrait. I can not wait to show ya’ll the rest tomorrow!

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A Lovely Fairhope Wedding by Ashley Victoria Photography

Happy Friday loves!! Today I bring you an incredible wedding in the adorable town of Fairhope, Alabama. But before I get to the rest of the fabulous photos, I have to share a little back story of me and the photographer, Ashley Victoria.

In middle school, I was a bit awkward. I had frizzy hair, was a bit chunky and had no idea how to dress. Safe to say, I wasn’t swimming in party invites or being asked to join the¬†cheer leading¬†squad. I wasn’t a loner, per say, but I had only a few select friends. Well, one day, I met the cutest little person you ever did see, Ashley. She was so nice, funny and sweet. She invited me to her birthday party at the ice skating rink and over for sodas at her house after school. Another score was that she lived RIGHT in my neighborhood. Right as we were really connecting, her parents told her that she was moving to Alabama. I was¬†devastated, of course. We kept in touch via Facebook (I think she found me? or I found her, can’t quite remember) but I’ve become quite obsessed with stalking her life via social media. Well, just last week, I got a little message in my Facebook inbox from her saying how much she loved this blog (thank you again, by the way!) and sent me this lovely wedding to feature because it’s perfect for my site. Ashley, you couldn’t be more right!

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