Moody Vow Renewal at The Living Wall at Promise Ridge • Nina Lily Photography

Moody Vow Renewal at The Living Wall at Promise Ridge • Nina Lily Photography

Oh friends, we've been waiting patiently for this day to come and when you see this gorgeous vow renewal from Nina Lily Photography, you'll absolutely know why. Missy and John weren't able to have the wedding they dreamed of five years ago, so when the stars aligned and they were able to share their vows together at the stunning Living Wall at Promise Ridge, Nina graciously helped them pull off a day they'll never forget. Lush greenery, vintage tables, copper accents and a couple completely in love... we'll just let the pictures tell the story. It's one you don't want to miss, we can promise you that!

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Romantic Anniversary Session in New York City • Smith House Photography

Romantic Anniversary Session in New York City • Smith House Photography

Snow? What snow?! This stunning anniversary session from Smith House Photography has us forgetting all about the winter wonderland out our front door, and instead has us dreaming of warmer spring days and walks through Central Park. Nicole and Matt moved to NYC for work after they were married, and fell head-over-heels in love with their new home. These gorgeous anniversary photos were able to capture this special time in their lives, in a new city and we're totally in love with all of them. 

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Rainy Anniversary at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms • Jennifer Larsen Photography

Rainy Anniversary at the Inn at Fernbrook Farms • Jennifer Larsen Photography

Even when the wedding is over, there are still plenty of opportunities to get in front of the camera and celebrate your marriage. We absolutely adore this one-year anniversary shoot from one of our Vendor Guide Members, Jennifer Larsen! Alex and Andrew chose to visit the Inn at Fernbrook Farms - the same spot they said "I do" - and incorporated some of their wedding items into the shoot. Even in the rain, these were natural for the camera... clearly still in love and having the time of their lives! 

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Summertime Anniversary Session at Longwood Gardens • Lisa Hornak Photography

 

The perfect end to this week: Sarah + Andrew's gorgeous anniversary session from Lisa Hornak Photography. What we love even more than their incredible photos, is their advice for newlyweds: "Some days that could mean traveling the world and other days that could mean cuddling on the couch at home while watching a movie. But whatever you're doing remember to enjoy every second together"


From Lisa: During the 4th of July holiday weekend I had the complete honor of photographing Sarah and Andrew’s first wedding anniversary session. I knew from the very first email with Sarah that this session was going to be magical! They are so completely in love and not afraid to show it. Longwood Gardens provided the most lush and colorful scenery that complimented Sarah’s Nordstrom Rack dress perfectly!

From Sarah + Andrew: We've been together for 5 years since we met in college and just celebrated our first wedding anniversary. We both feel like the other one is truly our other half. We compliment each other and bring out the very best in one another. We make each other better and stronger. We laugh together, cry together, and will happily go through any adventure in life together.

Our best advice for newlyweds would be to try to experience as much as you can together. Create memories that you'll look back on once you're much older. Experiences can bond you. Try to live every day to its fullest. Some days that could mean traveling the world and other days that could mean cuddling on the couch at home while watching a movie. But whatever you're doing remember to enjoy every second together.

During our first year of marriage we've enjoyed every second of being an official Mr. and Mrs. We still get butterflies each time we hear "husband" or "wife". It's amazing to know that you have a partner in life no matter what comes your way, and that there's someone who knows all the good and bad about you and chooses to love you every day forever. Out of the 7 billion people in the world we chose each other. It's a very special feeling that will never get old!


Sunrise Anniversary Session in West Orange, New Jersey • Jennifer Larsen Photography

 

Who says the stunning photography needs to stop once the wedding is over? We absolutely adore Jackie + Tim's one-year anniversary session by Jennifer Larsen Photography. Simple, sweet, and the perfect way to commemorate this blissful time in their life. These lovebirds even incorporated paper - the traditional gift for their first anniversary - into their session! Scroll down for more of their gorgeous anniversary photos!


From Jennifer: Jackie and Tim celebrated their first year of marriage last fall, and in honor of this tremendously special occasion we did a sunrise anniversary session! I feel so honored to have been able to photograph this milestone for Jackie and Tim. More than that, I was completely inspired by this couple's love and commitment to each other. They first met in Las Vegas, when Tim was in the Navy. They dated long distance for years before getting married, and their love for each other is so apparent in the way they are together.

Because year one is the paper anniversary, they incorporated paper props to fit the theme including confetti, their wedding invitation, and a paper table number '1' from their wedding day. Jackie wore her wedding dress for part of the shoot, and we revisited the church where they were married, as well as other surrounding locations. This session was filled with sentimental details and nostalgia. 

We started our shoot right at sunrise at St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell, NJ and then made our way to Verona Park for some golden light. We finished our shoot at the nearby Eagle Rock Reservation on one of the trails, as these two love to hike. And we even found a tee-pee! It was an absolutely dreamy morning with the most loving couple!

From the bride: When I first had the idea of doing a First Anniversary Shoot, I said I wouldn't share the photos because some people might think it's weird to wear your wedding dress again. Well let me tell you, brides-- put the dress on again! This was so fun and seeing my husband look at me and tell me how beautiful I looked in the dress brought back all of our wedding day memories, but even more special than that was the reminder of how happy I am to be married to the love of my life...Plus, I've gotten more wear of the most beautiful item of clothing I've owned.

LOCATION 1: St. Aloysius Church | LOCATION 2: Verona Park | LOCATION 3: Eagle Rock Reservation | GROOM'S BLAZER: Express | BLUE DRESS: Lulu's | CONFETTI: BHLDN | TABLE NUMBER: Mason Rabbit's Paperie | WEDDING DRESS BOUTIQUE: Lotus Bridal | WEDDING DRESS: Allure Couture | FLORIST: Floral Fantasy