I’ve been doing my Photo Fridays series for over 4 years now and they are usually my favorite posts. I just love ending off the week with gorgeous images. Today’s shoot from Kimbrali Photography is no exception. It’s an engagement session with a beautiful couple, incandescently happy and in love, captured in the Rip Van Winkle Gardens in Louisiana. The end result is just stunning!

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic garden engagement | Kimbrali Photography | Glamour & Grace

I hope you’ve got your ‘pin it’ button working, because today’s backyard wedding from the fab duo at Lovers of Love is too good to pass up! The bride’s look with her floral crown and sheath bouquet: gorgeous. The yellow mismatched bridesmaids with their polka dot tights: super adorable. The details handmade by family and friends: effortlessly beautiful. I’m in love!

Our main focus was to keep the wedding rather casual and “west-coast” without it looking too much like it was just slapped together. The ceremony took place in my Aunt’s backyard, and the reception was next door in my Grandmother’s back yard, which is full of citrus trees, avocado trees, and flowers. So from the start, the wedding was always about being together as a family, pleasantly crammed into a yard under the California winter sky.

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

love these red suede shoes | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

fresh face and floral crown | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

mismatched yellow bridesmaids | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

sheath bouquet | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

yellow bridesmaids with polka dot tights | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

polka dot tie groom | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

love this groom look | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

Ashleigh and I designed our arrangements, and they were beautifully made by a family friend. My sister also did a lot of last minute arrangements using various bottles, and did some other decorating, like the bunting, etc. I designed our invitations and printed them myself with an Archetype Letterpress. I also designed and printed our wedding programs.

paper crane backdrop | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

wedding party | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

kiss | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade backyard wedding | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

Most of the aspects of the wedding were sourced from our friends and very local vendors. We also spent about 3-4 months collected mis-matched glassware from thrift stores and yard sales so that we could cut down on disposable glassware. That ended up being a nice way for Ashleigh and I to spend some time together amidst crazy wedding season. Plus everybody had different glasses, which was cool!

initials embroidery hoop signs | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

DIY centerpieces | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

handmade centerpieces | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

wishing tree | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

we do <--- we did ---> | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

fabric and greenery garland | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

blanket station | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

custom wine bottles | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

white buttercream cake | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

sparkler kiss | Lovers of Love | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Lovers of Love | Film | Noble Visual | Cake | Lisa Kalemkiarian | Flowers | Susan Marchant | Caterer | Wine | Accidental Winery | Wine Label Design | Ayumi Takahashi | Beer | Craftsman Brewery | Rentals | Jump Connection | Suit | J. Crew

Nothing says summer like playing on the beach with your pups! That’s what makes this adorable engagement session from Limelife Photography so cute. Just two boxers with their owners having some fun in the sun!

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

fun summer beach engagement | Limelife Photography | Glamour & Grace

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