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Set Free Photography

Summer 2014

editor-in-chief in this issue Features

Love in Key West - Engagement Session 3 Texas Goes Glam - Inspiration Shoot 17

5 Incredible Summer Honeymoon Destinations 27 Mid-Century Modern - Inspiration Shoot 38

Kori & Jared Photography

Erika Anne Pitera

Ethereal Romance - Bridal Shoot 57

Modern Romance at Willow Farm - Inspiration Shoot 82

Real Weddings

Marrying the Farmer's Daughter - Barn Wedding 46 California Country Wedding - Rustic Wedding 62 Destination Maui - Destination Wedding 71

Cover Photo by Melissa Shook Photography

Claire Dobson Photography

Pink Perfection - Modern Wedding 8

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Love in Key West

Photos by Filda Konec Photography

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We met in Cleveland at an Indians game one month before Karl was returning back to Germany. It was love at first sight! I visited him in Berlin 2 months later and we spent the next 2+ years visiting each other in Cleveland, Berlin, Key West, Mexico... wherever we could meet! We absolutely loved Key West when we visited last year so we decided to visit again once we were both living in the same place!


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Lauren & Karl


auren & Karl live in Germany, but they chose the USA's southernmost city for their engagement session! They started their morning at the historical Hemingway House, where one of the famous cats jumped right into Lauren's lap. After, they strolled through Bahama Village, where they tried on some hats, and ended up in the beautiful Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

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Pink Perfection A T White Orchid at Oasis t

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Photos by Set Free Photography

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Fort Myers, Florida


uperheroes, a pink Cadillac, Dom PĂŠrignon and the Harlem Shake - all the essential ingredients for a wedding filled with color, spirit, love and laughter! Amanda and Andrew tied the knot at the White Orchid at Oasis, a historic Old Florida home nestled on the bank of the Caloosahatchee River.

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Set Free Photography

Dress Designer Allure Bridals

Heirlooms & Extras Alter Elements

Floral Designer JH Designs

Event Planner Along Came Stephanie Makeup Artist Hope Artistry

Jewelry The Diamond District

Venue & Caterer White Orchid at Oasis

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Bakery Yum Yum Cakes

Texas goes Glam

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Texas Glam Wedding Inspiration


Loma Linda Events in Rockett, Texas

he vision behind this wedding inspiration shoot was natural, fresh and organic Texas style with a dash of glamour! The rustic tablescape was accented by succulents, moss, lanterns, antlers and pops of brilliant color in the form of flowers.

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Melissa Shook Photography

Event Venue

Loma Linda Events

Event Planner The Bride's Rep

Design and Decor Henry Frayer

Floral Designer Fresh Flowers and Gatherings

Hair & Makeup Artist Lip Service Professional Makeup Artistry

Dress Store Pence & Panache

Dress Designer Allure Bridals

Personal Stylist Sally Schnitzius


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5 incredible summer

honeymoon destinations

Still deciding on an exotic locale for your honeymoon? These destinations have something to offer every couple: adventure, history, nature, romance & more!

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Why choose Peru? Adventure A honeymoon in Peru is an adventure-filled start to any marriage! Summer is the perfect time to visit the heights of Machu Picchu and the jungles of the Amazon.

Honeymoon Activities:

• Backpack along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu • Go sailing on Lake Titicaca • Tour the historic and religious sites of Lima • Explore Peruvian cuisine with a gastronomical tour Artfully Wed Summer 2014 | 29

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Why choose Greece? History The birthplace of civilization not only offers unparalleled tours of historical sites and architecture - it also has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world!

Honeymoon Activities:

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Why choose Iceland? Nature Summer in Iceland is lush, green and naturally romantic! Newlyweds can soak in natural hot springs, experience the midnight sun and go river rafting or whale watching.

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Why choose Scotland? Romance Scotland might not seem the likeliest honeymoon destination, but summer is a wonderful time to explore the beautiful countryside. Don't miss the fresh seafood and the Scottish heather!

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Why choose Kenya? Wilderness Summer in Kenya is the best time to honeymoon if you've always dreamed of an African safari. July marks the start of the migration of zebra, gazelles and wildebeests from the serengeti plains to the grasslands.

Honeymoon Activities:

• Get a bird's eye view with a hot air balloon ride • Embark on safari in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve • Head to the coast for Kenya's finest beaches Artfully Wed Summer 2014 | 37

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Mid-Century Modern

Inspiration A Dockside Affair This nautical-inspired shoot at the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club is a modern twist on the 1960s. The team of talented vendors set two different scenes: the "reception" outside overlooking the dock and Lake Hollingsworth, and an"after party" inside the club with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and cakes and cupcakes.

Photos by Jordan Weiland Photography

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Jordan Weiland Photography

Event & Floral Design 2 Sisters Events & Design

Event Venue

The Lakeland Yacht & Country Club

Cinema & Video Storybook Weddings

Dress Store Angelique Bridal & Formal by Gina Robyn Lynne Bridal & Formal Wear Cake Designer Deli Delicacies

Hair Stylist End Results, A Salon Spa Plants & Trees Johnson Plant Rental


Bianca Teixeira, Lorenzo Edwards, Matt Freburg, Olsiny Perez, Tatom Spang

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Other Orlando Poodle Club

Invitation Design Stationery Loft

Jewelry Versona Accessories

Equipment Rentals AFR Event Furnishings Dishie Rentals

Favors & Gifts Bedazzle My Bonbons

Linens & Coverings

Connie Duglin Specialty Linen & Chair Cover Rental

Pr Rep Let's Make it Extraordinary

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Marrying T Farmer's Daughter he

Photos by Sarah Tamagni Photography

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nnie and Latigo came across their venue, Patrick Ranch Museum, completely by chance, but they quickly decided it was the perfect place for the farmer's daughter to marry the all-American cowboy. Their ceremony was performed under a beautiful old oak tree, followed by a reception in the barn.

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Noteworthy Details Window Frames & Hashtags

The couple repurposed a window frame for their handwritten seating chart and asked wedding guests to use their #hextwedding hashtag on social media!

Keeping it Cool

Guests were treated to ice cold beverages straight from the old-fashioned bath tub filled with ice.

Vintage Collections

The bride's mother's collectibles were displayed throughout the ceremony and reception in the form of vintage mirrors, milk glass and vintage silver. In addition, the couple used mason jars, shabby chic doors and frames to complete the look.


Wheat was used as a central theme throughout the day - in centerpieces and in the couple's portraits because it symbolizes their agricultural backgrounds and matches the filigree on Annie's ring.

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Photography Sarah Tamagni Photography Event Planner Breathe Easy Events

Dress Store Casablanca Bridal

Venue Patrick Ranch Museum Caterer Roots Catering Other

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Ethereal Bridal Shoot


Charlotte, North Carolina

his lightly styled bridal shoot features a flowing, ethereal gown, a gorgeous handmade headpiece and a whimsical hedge maze that adds a touch of fairy tale charm.

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Photography sMm Photography

Hair Stylist Rebekah McCann

Dress Store J Majors Bridal Boutique Model Hayley Schnakenberg

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California Country Wedding

Photos by Kori & Jared Photography

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aitlin and John's wedding was the picture of country living - a ceremony in a beautiful olive orchard in Ripon, California, and a reception overflowing with charming rustic details in lemon yellow and mint green.

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Photography Kori & Jared Photography Floral Design Main Street Floral


DJ Sticky Buttons

Beauty Jena Reid Stylist Signage

M & Em Signs

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Photos by Photography by Karma Hill

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Keali’i Nui


van and Michael exchanged vows at The Spirit of Aloha Oceanfront Botanical Gardens, a gorgeous venue nestled in a lush valley on Maui's north shore on a historic site called Keali'i Nui (The Highest Royalty). The gardens are set atop the cliffs of Uaoa Bay overlooking Papanui o Kane! Surrounded by tropical flora and roaming peacocks, they couldn't have asked for a more stunning wedding day.

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Photography Photography by Karma Hill Event Planner Simple Maui Wedding

Venue The Spirit of Aloha Oceanfront Botanical Gardens Officiant Rev. Keith Pagan

Floral & Table Decor Dellables

Hair & Makeup Salon 253

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Romance at

Willow Farm Photos by Claire Dobson Photography

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We love the approachability of farm settings, always inviting, warm, and relaxing. Willow Farm exemplified this warmth and laid back feel, which made it the perfect backdrop for our shoot.

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Photography Claire Dobson Photography Event Venue Willow Farm Floral & Event Designer Madison Soirees Hair & Makeup Jenni Huse Bridesmaid's Necklace Leslie Danzis via Gilt Calligrapher Whimsy Letters

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he inspiration for this styled shoot in Sonoma County was a fashionable and modern bride with romantic and relaxed sensibilities. The color inspiration came from the navy and coral statement necklace by designer Leslie Danzis. Modern details, such as ghost chairs and sequined table runners, were paired with a nontraditional metallic gown for the bride and a pink peplum dress for the bridesmaid. To tie fashion and a farm setting together, they included updated takes on romantic details like swan cake toppers, a quatrefoil motif in the chair pillows and dinnerware, and a gorgeous navy blue Kate Middleton-inspired engagement ring.

Cake Topper & Place Card Holders BHLDN Dress Store Alice and Olivia Bride's Headpiece J. Crew Cake Designer Costeaux French Bakery Artfully Wed Summer 2014 | 87

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Arrives July 2014

Photo by Kate's Lens Photography

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