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Darrien + Shawn: An Engagement By The Sea


Exactly one month today these two high school sweethearts will be saying their ‘I dos’ in Thailand. If you haven’t already pieced it together from the resemblance, the lad you see here, is my little brother. Oh shit, I can’t even write this without starting to get emotional so I’m going to keep it short + sweet. I’ll save my sobbing for my speech at their wedding and then again for the post about their actual wedding.

My brother Shawn is the coolest guy I know and definitely a best friend to me. I am so excited for him + Darrien to begin the next adventure in life together as husband and wife and I am so thankful Darrien asked me to be a bridesmaid as well as entrusted me with the planning of the big day.

This styled shoot with Gucio Photography was just a little teaser into the magic that will be their wedding day. We spent the day out at Iona Beach and surrounded Darrien + Shawn with minimalist, cozy details to keep the focus on the two of them as well as the natural landscape. The weather was absolutely perfect until the moment we began to pack up when a rain storm blew in out of nowhere…I’m talking down pour with little visibility type rain storm!

I’ll have to share the hilarious outtake moments that Gucio (Anna + Kasia) miraculously captured of all of us scrambling to pack everything up in the rain and run all of the boxes/decor/blankets/cameras to the vehicles while tripping over each other + logs on the beach. Actually. Kasia had a solid wipe out but “saved the camera!!!!”. LOL. We were all laughing so hard we were keeled over in pain ready to leave everything behind on the beach. An awesome day we won’t soon forget.

We were so thrilled when we found out that Darrien + Shawn’s “Engagement By The Sea” was featured in Belle Lumiere Magazine Volume VI. A stunning film only magazine that everyone should check out. Styling by Petite Pearl Events, flower crown by Celsia Florist, decor details from Petite Pearl + Delovely.

Let the one month countdown begin! xoxo


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