Hey all, it’s Wedding Thursday and we’re so excited to share James & Andrew’s industrial rustic wedding at The Loading Dock in Stamford, Connecticut! Why is it Wedding Thursday you ask? Because I couldn’t get it together on Wednesday (laughing emoji here).

Jimmy and Andrew had zero degrees of separation but never knew it – they went to the same high school but didn’t know each other (Andrew was a senior and Jimmy was a freshman).  They also worked across the street from each other for a year but never knew it! They were eventually connected and had their first date right as Andrew was entering grad school and had just moved to New York City from Connecticut.  Over the course of the next two (grueling) years of working full time and going to school they made it work, driving back and forth two to three times a week to see each other. Fast forward two moves, one home purchased, one move across the country to Houston where they currently live and one furry child – they can’t imagine their lives without each other.

Andrew and Jimmy had such a fun and wonderful wedding day at The Loading Dock where they seamlessly blended industrial and rustic styles together – it was such fun getting to know them as a couple by spending time with them and also by talking to their friends and families. I (Erin) definitely teared up during their ceremony and also during their first dance!  The Loading Dock is such a fantastic venue and I’m so excited that we found out about it, it is so unusual and full of possibilities and I’m already daydreaming about the next wedding we will photograph there.

Congratulations to Andrew & Jimmy, thank you for allowing us to photograph your day!

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Venue: The Loading Dock // Catering: Abigail Kirsch // Florist: Forever In Bloom // Band: JK Entertainment // Suits: Macy’s

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to share these Harkness State Park engagement photos with you! Alyssa emailed us on March 14 about photographing their engagement and 12 days later we met up with them on one of the coldest days of the year so far. Okay okay, maybe it wasn’t that cold, but it was cold enough that Alyssa said they probably would’ve thought twice about meeting that day had we known haha (and also Mike lost circulation in his fingers but that’s besides the point)! Alyssa and Mike were such good sports about it and we ended up having such a great time with them – you really can’t even tell how cold it was!

They are so nice and fun and when Peter and I were talking about the day when it was over, we both agreed that it was like hanging out with friends! Alyssa was also sweet enough to write us a review which made me so incredibly happy when I read it:

“Erin and Peter are absolutely amazing! If you are looking for photographers who make you feel comfortable, respond promptly, are flexible to your wants and needs, and capture sweet moments, Daphne and Dean Photography is by far the best choice. They did our engagement photos with less than two weeks notice and even braved through the yucky weather to take beautiful pictures for us, while still making it so much fun! The quality of their pictures and service exceeds all expectations. Truly a pleasure to work with!”

Congratulations on your engagement you two!

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Hello friends, happy almost weekend! I got the idea to compile a list of 20 wedding dresses under $300 last night while I was laying in bed and I’m actually really excited about it! A few weeks ago someone I know needed to find a wedding dress within a week and didn’t want to spend a fortune on it and through helping her, I found out that it’s not the easiest thing to do! I’m sure that a lot of girls dream about going to a dress shop and finding ‘the one’ (I did, and if you do you should definitely go to Everthine!) but the truth is that not everyone can afford to spend $1500+ on a dress! Some girls decide to elope, some have a smaller wedding budget, and some just want to spend their money elsewhere (like photography, wink wink).

So here is a (hopefully) helpful list of 20 wedding dresses under $300!

Lulu’s: Awaken My Love long-sleeved maxi dress – $84

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BHLDN: Tinsley Dress – $260

Nordstrom: Melina Lace Fit & Flare Maxi Dress – $238

Nordstrom: Drape Back Crepe Gown (Katie May!) – $295

Nordstrom: Inesse V-Neck Chiffon Gown – $290

BHLDN: Annabelle Dress – $260

Lulu’s: Perfect Opportunity Maxi Dress – $98

Lulu’s: Whimsical Wonder Lace Maxi Dress – $109

Lulu’s: Stylish Storyteller Lace Maxi Dress – $78

Ashley Lemieux: Aubrey Maxi Dress – $88

BHLDN: Cleo Top – $80 + Blythe Skirt – $220

BHLDN: Fleur Dress – $250

Morning Lavender: Anabelle Tulle Maxi Skirt – $70.99

Show Me Your MuMu: Audrey Maxi Dress – $198

Show Me Your MuMu: Ava Maxi Dress – $228

Show Me Your MuMu: Heather Maxi Dress – $168

Lulu’s: Love and Be Loved Dress – $84

Lulu’s: Bariano Ocean of Elegance Maxi Dress – $179

Okay, so – these last two dresses are over $300 but they’re so beautiful I just had to include them! I would definitely wear either one of them if I had the opportunity!

BHLDN: Naya Dress – $350

BHLDN: Benson Dress – $450 

Hello and happy Monday, today we’re sharing Yvonne & Adam’s fun DIY backyard wedding from last summer!

Yvonne & Adam had such a fun wedding day! One of the first things that Yvonne told us was that she loves birds and wanted to incorporate them into the wedding so it was fun to see them everywhere all throughout the day; she also made all of the centerpieces and the giant flowers all over the cocktail hour/reception space which I just loved! The wedding took place on the property where they live and it was one of the prettiest places we’ve ever been. Every part of the wedding day was so personal and thoughtful and we’re so happy to have been there; congratulations Yvonne & Adam!

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