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Une Soirée à Paris Engagement

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” – Coco Chanel 

When we first chatted with Kasie & Steven we clicked right away. It was if we were talking to friends we have known our whole lives. The personality resemblance was uncanny. After they had officially became one of our couples, Kasie filled out their wedding aesthetic questionnaire and OH MY LANTA….

“What is your wedding vision, style and theme?

When we talk about our wedding we break it up into two parts: pre-vows and post-vows. Starting the day and up through officially becoming Mr. & Mrs. (AHH!) we’d love for the day to be focused on romance and our love for each other. (I jokingly describe it to friends as “The same level of romantic drama as a perfume commercial. Like bam! Hits you in the face with their love.”) We want the day to feel timeless, while still feeling like “us”. Post-vows is when the CELEBRATION begins!! Swapping out happy tears for belly laughs, dance moves, and good food. Side note: We love to eat and want to make sure we get to enjoy as much of the reception as possible. We want this night to just be a good freakin’ time for ourselves and our loved ones!”

A perfume commercial…can we just say…Ideal clientele alert! We adore this because honestly, what is more romantic than a perfume commerical? The fashion, the drama, the romance, the love. We immediately became more excited for this day than we were before, even if we didn’t think that was possible. 

So obviously we had high expectations for their engagement sessions. While I will send outfit recommendations to brides who ask, we always send out our engagement session style guide. Inside it contains all types of amazing information and example images to help our couples plan out the most amazing engagement session catered to them! And while we knew their fashion would be on point, because we’ve already determined they are basically other versions of Mike and myself. We were still in complete awe when Kasie sent me their outfit board….

Talk about Bridgeton meets James Bond! And while we have been to Longwood Gardens quite a few times thus far, we are always excited to shoot there because we know that just like in Harry Potter with the room of remberence or when the maze kept shifting during the Tri-Wizard Tournament in the Goblet of Fire. Longwood is similar in a way that it tends to shift and appear different depending on the couple and the fashion that they bring! Such as for AJ & Jacks session, we were getting major Italy Vibes, but for Kasie & Steve… well it was more like an English Garden in Paris. (Side note: who else thinks that Kasie was bringing some major Lilly Collins Emily in Paris vibes?)

Not only are Kasie & Steve such beautiful human beings on the outside but they are even more beautiful and fun on the inside. These two drove to Pennsylvania from Boston (where they live) just for their engagement session. Talk about commitment! These two will be wed at the Cork Factory Hotel September 2022. And you can guarantee that we are counting down the days!

Kasie & Steve, if I haven’t gushed enough about you two already, THANK YOU! Thank you so much for trusting us completely, not being afraid to go outside the box on your planning to make your entire journey exactly what you want it to be. We know that your wedding next year is going to be spectacular and we are so grateful and honored that you asked us to take part in it. 

xx, April

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