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A Practical Wedding Workshop recap!

Monday’s workshop was, to be quite simple, perfect. After all of the worrying and unnecessary anxiety, it couldn’t have gone more smoothly! I was SO excited to host these 10 amazing photographers in our new home- part of why we chose the home we did was because it had more room to fill with people! The particular sofa we purchased, the furniture for the living room, all of it was done with workshops and gatherings in mind. It probably would have been less of a hassle to do the workshop at an off-site venue, but I LIKE having people into our home. I like being able to put the kettle on to boil throughout the day to make tea for anyone who wants some. And I love that the sofa we went to such pains to get was filled with people who were excited and ready to learn. It’s more personal, and my favorite part is that it allows for barriers to fall away so that by the end of the day, we’re all in the company of friends, no matter the fact that most of us had only met for the first time that morning. I can’t wait for more of these in the future!

This workshop couldn’t have been a success without a) Matt, and 2) my intern Kaitlyn. Matt worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to have the house ready to go by September 8th. Matt, thank you so, SO much for everything you did to make it the perfect day for me and all of the attendees! I don’t know how I lucked into marrying you, but I’m thankful every day for it. Kaitlyn came Sunday night to help me prep everything from giveaways to champagne flutes, and was there all day on Monday to assist with vendors, meals, taciturn delivery people from Potbelly, be an impromptu model, all of it. Kaitlyn, I couldn’t have done it without you!

Lastly, a huge thank you to the vendors who came together to make the styled portion of the day a smash hit! With a bouquet + boutonniere from Floral & Bloom, a Heidi Elnora dress + accessories from Soliloquy Bridal, and hair + make-up by Alison Harper & Company, Seamus & Alex were a dream to shoot (as usual- I love photographing these two). And I’m pretty sure everyone in attendance agreed, because I lost count of the number of times I heard attendees say something like “They’re so perfect together!”

*Thanks to Kaitlyn for a few behind-the-scenes images you’ll see sprinkled throughout the post!*

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This bouquet was one of Rachel’s best yet. It was even better than I’d imagined!!

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I told Martha of Alison Harper & Co. to do whatever she pleased with Alex’s hair, that I trusted her. She TOTALLY delivered! I love the chic, romantic updo- it almost feels like an allusion to the 50′s!

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Because it’s not really an Abby Grace workshop without some sort of Harry Potter reference.

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I love Kaitlyn for snapping this frame! I’m totally in my element- gorgeous window light, a stunning bouquet, and my pink tulle skirt puddled around me.

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To my workshop attendees, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming. It was a privilege to spend the day sharing with, learning from, and getting to know each one of you. I’m so grateful for the chance to have had you all into our home, and I can’t WAIT to see what you all do with what you took home!

Keep an eye out for another A Practical Wedding Workshop date coming in early 2015- registration will come some time in November or December!

Ailyn - October 22, 2014 - 11:01 am

Hi there!

Would love to know about the next workshop coming up! Where do I get info so I don’t miss out :)

Thanks!

Ailyn

Mary - September 11, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Best day EVER!!! So thankful for your heart for teaching and growing others!! xo

Rici - September 11, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Oh WOW Abby!! Just wow! So many incredible images & happy lines! I love that you wear your tulle skirt for the day! & that radiant smile of yours!!!! spreading joy all the way to Germany. Wonderful!
Many greetings!!

Kelly - September 11, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Thank you so much for being an amazing teacher and hostess Abby! I learned gobs of new stuff and can’t wait to shoot a wedding this weekend with a renewed source of inspiration and confidence. My sincerest gratitude goes out to you!

Deborah Zoe - September 11, 2014 - 9:59 am

Congrats Abby!! Looks fantastic!!

Kip & Liz- a preppy Georgetown engagement session

The first time I met Liz was in the bridal suite of Rosemont Manor as her best friend, also named Liz (remember?) prepared for her wedding day. I remember at some point during Ware & Liz’s reception one of the other bridesmaids whispering to me that Kip & Liz would likely be next, and wouldn’t you have it, those two were the ones to catch the garter & bouquet that night. Sure enough, just a few short weeks later, Kip dropped to one knee as they crossed the Key Bridge with a ring in hand. 

I wish you all could see these two together. There’s this softness to the way they interact, this easy smile on his face whenever he looks at her. And the way she fits into his arms when he loops them around her waist, pulling her closer, it’s just perfect. The laughs come frequently when you’re with these two.

Kip & Liz, it was such a joy to spend the morning in Georgetown with you! Thank you for making my job easier than it should ever be- your relationship is effortlessly beautiful and I had so much fun capturing you together. I’m so, SO excited for your wedding next year!!

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Alicia Lacey - September 10, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Wooweee — if they did this good on the engagement shoot, I can’t even imagine how amazing the wedding is going to be!!

Tiffany Heidenthal - September 10, 2014 - 10:08 am

This is beautiful. I love the shots with the light directly on them. I need to play with that more! I especially love how similar her style is to yours, Abby! You’re a perfect match!

Elizabeth Smalley - September 10, 2014 - 9:44 am

I am obviously biased, but this is my favorite engagement shoot yet! Liz and Kip and the Canoe Club look gorgeous behind your lens.

Monday Mash-Up

…on a Tuesday. Again. But that’s what happens when you a plan a workshop for Monday and you forget about pre-blogging until about 15 minutes before attendees start arriving. Another thing I didn’t do until shortly before the workshop began: ask our friend if she wouldn’t mind hanging out with Lily for a few hours so that my dog wouldn’t drive attendees bonkers. Fortunately for me, Flo is freaking awesome and said she’d love to have the company of our pup :). Thank goodness for amazing friends!

Yesterday’s workshop couldn’t have been better, and I’m so excited to share more later this week! From start to finish, things went off [mostly] without a hitch. The only hiccup was the vendor delivering lunch who insisted she was sitting in front of my house, yet was nowhere to be seen. That was weird. Whatever, it was delicious anyways when it did finally arrive!

As always, lessons learned/events that transpired over the past week:

  • I’ve decided I’m not *actually* a procrastinator. I’m just a champion of last-minute thinking. My presentation outline + PowerPoint for the workshop weren’t started until Friday night, and though I was up til 11 the night before the workshop finishing it up, it turned out smashingly.
  • On a related note, ^that^ was the kind of behavior that resulted in graduating college Suma Cum Laude. So I’m not lazy. I just do my best work when I’m up against a quickly-approaching deadline.
  • I keep trying to convince Matt to get me a ginger cat, but so far, it’s a no-go. I tried a different approach on Saturday, here’s how that went down- me: “This is one thing I like about cats; they don’t beg. They don’t WANT your food.” Matt: “They also don’t want your affection. Cats are evil.” Dangit.
  • Benefits of having lunch and dinner catered for a workshop: you can eat chocolate mousse cake for breakfast the next morning!

Lots of prettiness coming to the blog this week, so stay tuned!

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Kathryn Grace - September 10, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Cats do too need affection! Your husband obviously just needs some cat experience. Poor kitties are so misunderstood. ;-) We have two orange cats – they’re the cutest for sure!!
LOVE the hairstyle on that bride!!

Jean - September 9, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Glad your workshop was a success. That’s a beautiful photo!

Katie - September 9, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Aw, you should totally get a ginger cat!! They’re the best…and I’m not biased at all. But, my cat totally begs me for food or steals it off my plate when she thinks my back is turned. And she is totally starved for affection (or so she thinks). Kitty cuddles are the best!

New website portraits by Sarah Bradshaw!

This blog post is a total cop out, I’m just going to own that right now. I’d had something else planned for today but didn’t write it ahead of time, and with A Practical Wedding Workshop happening on Monday, I’m running around with my hair on fire. So rather than write my original post, I’m narcissistically sharing my new website photographs from last week!

Sarah Bradshaw is one seriously talented lady. Being in front of her camera was one of the most encouraging experiences I’ve had all year; Sarah knows exactly how to make you feel comfortable in your own skin, how to take those things about you that you’re self-conscious about, and turn them into something you love about yourself. Sarah’s skills + the incredible job Martha of Alison Harper & Company did on my hair and make-up left me feeling more beautiful than I’ve ever felt before. I don’t know that I even felt this good on my wedding day! Kinda makes you want to make up errands to run throughout the rest of the day, just to get as much wear out of that gorgeous ‘do as possible.

Seriously. Could these portraits be any more perfectly in line with my brand? A little black dress, my tulle skirt, and a backdrop that feels like it’s straight out of Paris. Classic, classic, classic, all the way to the bank.

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Photography: Sarah Bradshaw
Hair & make-up: Martha of Alison Harper & Company

Rebekah - September 14, 2014 - 10:42 am

OMG, gorgeous! Stunning! I especially love that black dress & you rocked it. And you’re right, these photos fit perfectly w/ your brand.

Kathryn Grace - September 9, 2014 - 8:26 am

These are so lovely! What a gorgeous setting!

Sydni Jackson - September 8, 2014 - 11:27 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Currie - September 6, 2014 - 8:30 pm

Holy cow, these are AMAZING! And you’re so gorgeous Abby!

Kristen Duffy - September 5, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Abby you’re GORGEOUS, I’m so glad you get to see your pretty self in front of the camera every now and then :-) (And I 100% support making up errands to make use of a good outfit. Not like I do that or anything…:))

kristin partin - September 5, 2014 - 6:26 pm

oh my gosh abby you are exquisite! that last photo and that one of you standing to the side? wow just wow!

Jean - September 5, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Beautiful pictures of my gorgeous granddaughter!

Theresa - September 5, 2014 - 10:51 am

Love these! You’re gorgeous! :)

Joanna Kay - September 5, 2014 - 10:27 am

SO gorgeous! Both you, and the photos. ;-)

Melissa - September 5, 2014 - 10:19 am

These are gorgeous!

Amber - September 5, 2014 - 10:07 am

Oh sweet goodness these are simply stunning!! Beautiful!!

Renee - September 5, 2014 - 9:32 am

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your re-brand! Such an inspiration!

Dan & Sarah- a California wilderness destination wedding in Sequoia National Forest

For those of you who’ve been following along on the blog for a while now, you’ll recognize this bride and groom. It’s funny, every time I’ve photographed these two it’s always been a destination sort of thing- the surprise proposal in Jacksonville, their engagement session in Savannah, and now their wedding in the California High Sierras. Something I’ve always loved about Dan & Sarah together, though, is that when you’re with them, you never feel like you’re away from home. The warmth with which they welcomed their friends and family to their wedding weekend was enough to make anyone feel like a blood relative. And I guess it makes sense that their friends from the various walks of life that the Navy’s taken them through all seemed to get along famously- they’re just the kind of people who make you feel appreciated and wanted.

That’s why Dan & Sarah go so well together. She knows she can let her hair down around him, that she doesn’t have to hide the fact that she’s a Harry Potter fan, that after several days of roughing it at a campsite, he only thought she was MORE beautiful. And he knows that those sweet dance moves he tries to keep hidden are only too welcome when they’re dancing together. Watching the two of them throughout the weekend was such a confirmation that they were perfectly made for one another.

Sarah, I can’t find the words to describe what an absolute honor it was to both photograph you on your wedding day and stand up beside you as a bridesmaid. You are my best and oldest friend and I shudder to think where I’d be (or what the state of my appearance would be) if it weren’t for so many years of friendship with you! I love you SO much, and I’m overjoyed that you’ve found a soulmate in Dan!

Dan, you’re perfect for Sarah. So perfect that I know I don’t need to waste my breath asking you to take care of her, because you already do that so well. I’ve never seen her so perfectly at ease in her own skin as she is with you, and I’m so glad you all went to brunch that morning in Sand Diego!

*A ginormous hug and thank you to the amazing Lukas & Suzy Van Dyke for coming all the way from LA to shoot with me! L & S, I freaking love you two. Thank you for giving me the chance to experience the day exactly as it unfolded! [You'll see several of their images sprinkled throughout:)]*

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Details-

Venue: Wuksachi Lodge
Dress: Melissa Sweet, via I do I do Wedding Gowns
Bridesmaids: Donna Morgan
Amazingly beautiful floral design: Fleurie
Reception decor: bride’s mother & father
Deejay: KM Productions

Caili - September 5, 2014 - 10:30 am

Oh, Miss Abby! (Mrs. Abby?) I looooove this one. I love it. And I can’t get enough of your writing! Such honest, sweet words. Happy Friday!

Adrienne Auvil - September 5, 2014 - 7:22 am

Absolutely gorgeous coverage of the beautiful wedding! The photos captured the romance and beauty of the surroundings! Super!

Jean - September 4, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Gorgeous pictures, Abby. Everything is just beautiful!

petals and promises, llc - September 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Shout out to fellow Chapel Designer Laurie Garza at Fleurie who did the gorgeous florals for this wedding…you rocked it!!!! and beautifully photographed Abby!!!

Kelly Jeanes - September 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Abby, these pictures are AMAZING! They perfectly convey just how beautiful the wedding was.

kaitlyn phipps - September 4, 2014 - 3:16 pm

so romantic! you did such a wonderful job!

Laurie Garza (Fleurie) - September 4, 2014 - 3:03 pm

I am crying tears of joy. Abby, these are so, so pretty. My flowers look more beautiful than I ever imagined, a beautiful bride holding them makes it all that much better too. How lucky I am to have crossed paths with you and your friend Sarah all the way across the country.