****** killer giveaway y’all *******
so let’s just say that virgo season has been real good to me this month and i would like to celebrate my birthday this week by sharing the love with you all! honestly i have met the most amazing people along my photography journey who have inspired me, encouraged me, kicked my a*s into gear, and just plain loved me… so i think it’s about time i love on someone else! and… this mama wants… needs… must reach 1000 followers like now! i am so close d**n it xo
sooooo… the lucky winner will receive a free engagement/couples session with little old me… a fab hair and make-up session to get all dolled up with the killer and “oh so” creative - los angeles based @celichez , a hand crafted, uber gorgeous floral bouquet or floral crown created by my favorite @mallorywiththeflowers , and a one of a kind, custom handmade, off the charts gorgeous ring box by the lovely @thefamilyjoolz1 (check out my recent wedding chicks feature in venice it, and you can see an example of the stunning ring box you have the chance to win! you guys… this is valued over $1000.00! .
how to enter you ask? i got you… read on you sweet thing! .
1.) follow this account (that would be me!) and then go and follow @mallorywithflowers and @celichez and @thefamilyjoolz1
2.) tag a min of one friend in this comment – the more people you tag the more entries you will receive!
3.) in that same comment give me one word that sums you and your honey up!
submissions end midnight of friday september 28th and the winner will be announced on my insta story the following morning! whooooop whoooop – i cannot freaking wait!!!! now stop reading this… get your toosh typing, and let’s get this partayyy started xoxoxox
conditions: you must be fun +laid back+real, not afraid to laugh till you pee, and be ok with the occasional curse word! just sayin… no purchase necessary to enter or win the giveaway. there is no obligation to book any session and/or wedding package in order to enter or win the giveaway, however if you do choose to do so you will receive 10% off any package you choose. the session must be used within 6 months of winning.
These chicks right here... these are some serious squad goals my friends!! i cannot tell you how freaking cool every last one of them was!! a very clever, sassy, fabulous friend of mine once said “your vibe attracts your tribe!!” and this could not be truer when it comes to this bunch!! i knew the moment i met sam and darius over a few tasty drinks at the craft house that they were my kind of tribe – so naturally i was keeping fingers crossed that their friends would be half as kick a*s as they were!! and i can tell you now after spending almost 12 hours with these hotties this last weekend - they sooooo are!! thank you for inviting me into your tribe for the day ladies - y’all rocked!! 😘👩🏻👩🏻👩🏻👩🏼❤️👩🏼👩🏻👩🏻👩🏻👩🏻😘
I wonder.... i wonder what’s going through her mind at this very moment as she’s just arrived at the most magical place, high in the rolling hills of italia, over looking one of the most stunning medieval towns i’ve ever laid eyes on, facing an ocean you could only ever dream of seeing in person, ready to make it “official” in front of everyone she loves... she’s moments away from tying herself eternally to the man who steals her heart... every single day.⠀
i wonder... i wonder what thoughts are going through her mind at this very moment in time... i suppose it’s not for us to ever know... but i can’t help thinking about how beautiful that thought must have been... ❤️
These two gorgeous humans got hitched yesterday in a beautifully intimate catholic ceremony where they were blessed to be married by the same exact priest who married the brides parents and brother over the last 35 years… and then - they had a super kick ass, crazy fun, all night rager at the killer cannons in dana point with a view overlooking the ocean that was to die for 🙌🏻 and i’ll say it again - but the reality is.... my couples seriously are the 💣💣💣 diggity.... and get an a + when it comes to the partayyyyy!! loved every minute of their day.... bumping party bus with plenty of b***e ☑️ hilarious wedding party with crazy cool dance moves ☑️ tribe of family and friends who know how to have a good time ☑️ super yummy grub with a view to drool over ☑️ a m a z i n g band who puts richard simmons to shame ☑️and most importantly - 2 humans madly in love and committed to being each other’s “ ride or die” for life... ☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️☑️ tap pic for vendors 🙌🏻
Cin cin y’all!!! .....ohhhhh... emmmm... gee..... dying right now! this my friends was a huge bucket list item for me and i can now say that there is an insanely large check mark off the list!! please check out the gorgeous feature that just hit the wedding chicks website today from my freaking amazing shoot i organized while in venice with a team of "friendors" who i absolutely adore... thank you jesus! xoxo . click the link in my profile to check it out!! ❤️🇮🇹🙌🏻❤️
photographer: chrissy gilmartin photography @chrissygilmartinphotography
wedding planner: angel lion weddings @angellionitaly
hmua - paola giancola @paolagiancolamakeup
dress designer: kate edmondson bridal couture @edmondsonbridalcouture
tuxedo: nicolao atelier @nicolaoateliervenezia
flowers: la dogaressa flowers @la_dogaressa_flowers
catering/rentals: la dogaressa catering @la_dogaressa_catering
cake: francesca desideri
location/venue: scala contarini del bovolo #scalacontarinidelbovolo invitations/menus: sablewood paper co. @sablewoodpaperco
custom hangers/ table accessories: delovely details @delovelydetails
custom bowls/favors -the painted press @thepaintedpress
ring box: the family joolz @thefamilyjoolz1
couple: francesca + alessandro: @fra_bacci @allesandrovio
Can you say couples goals?!?! brett and becca are hands down just the cutest couple ever!! due to their traditional lds ceremony taking place in the morning , with their reception following in the evening, we had tons of very precious time to traipse around the stunning grounds of the the newport beach temple where they were sealed, and take as much time as we needed to just plain have fun! from climbing into crazy high stained glass windows, to taking a little dip and run in the fountains ( it was hot y’all! ), to watching these love birds twirl around on the front steps while they danced... every moment watching them was just simply rad! their love is just too darn infectious i tell ya!
Here’s to sliding into the weekend happy style like little bruno here!! this little man was seriously the life of the partayyyy at his bellisime parent’s wedding! and i’m sure you can see why by the crazy cute expression on his handsome little face as his mommy and daddy were showered with a boatload of botanical confetti after saying i do!! may you all feel the same level of joy this weekend that this cutie patootie did on his parents special day!! .
shot for the lovely @bernipalumbophoto
Three generations right here.... ❤️ absolutely adored this entire family and their gorgeous wedding day! ! and how adorable is this fabulous nonno ( italian grandpa ) helping his son and his grandson to get ready to walk down the aisle to marry the bellisima bride of his dreams?!?! one of the many things i love about italia is their sense of love and pride for their family... and these guys are no exception!! the entire ceremony was in italian and spanish and although i probably only understood 30% if it, i truly felt 1000% of it... the tears streaming down the guests faces were seriously heart wrenching - in the best way possible! ⠀
i’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to fly to my favorite country and help shoot this wedding with and for the crazy talented berni palumbo photography! - grazie berni ❤️ a wedding and trip i’ll always cherish!! xxoo 🙌🏻🇮🇹💍🇮🇹🙌🏻 @bernipalumbophoto
I love you more friday!!! on a side note... can i get a whoop whoop for the labor day weekend y’all?!?! ....now how darn adorable is this fab cake? personally, i’m really loving the trend of “less is more” when it comes to wedding cakes! @davlynh - you’ve outdone yourself!!
Yes...i think it’s safe to say that i am fresh out of clever captions for the evening! it’s been a long week and i am looking forward to the weekend for real.... so let’s just say: ⠀
becky is one bad a*s bride to be! ⠀
end of story... ❤️ nighty night y’all! xxoo 💍👰🏽💍
These people... these freaking fab people right here are my tribe!! i cannot tell you how much i adore them, and all of the other super cool couples that i am soo beyond blessed to work with... last week i had the insane pleasure of meeting with and booking 5 couples/weddings for next year and i can honestly say that every single last one of them were my kind of people!! it was like hitting the jackpot!! i basically made 10 new friends!! every single one of them were fun, laid back, and real!!! all completely unique and different, but so d**n cool all the same - and this is why i love what i do!! what other job will pay me to hang out with amazing people on one of the funnest days of their lives, and partayyy like it’s 1999?!?! so.... thank you to every last one of my kick a*s couples for letting me come along on the ride and capture your happily ever after!! it seriously brings me joy 🤩🕺🏻💕💃🤩💁🏼♀️🙌🏻🙋🏼♀️⠀
and sorry frank... promise you’ll still love me after posting this?!?! 😅💕🕺🏻
Happy “almost” tuesday y’all... i can’t tell you how stoked i was to grab this shot of brett and his boys right after he and his gorgeous bride’s ceremony!! let’s just say that brett had no fear and completely trusted each one of these characters as they hoisted him quite high in the air several times!! seriously i really am blessed that all of my couples are truly my type of tribe...super fun... up for anything, and genuinely just plain old good people!! so here’s a big virtual fist pump 🤜🏻🤜🏻🤜🏻 to these guys for the killer basket toss of their newly married friend!! boys will be boys is surely right!! 🙌🏻