I love all the end-of-year retrospectives you see on TV, in magazines… those celebrations of the people, stories, moments, that made the year what it was. So today I’m going to show you a celebration of some of the most memorable moments, photos, and things from my weddings in  2013. This isn’t all inclusive by any means… there are entirely too many awesome things to fit into one blog, but as I look back, these are some of the things that were memorable to me and made the year what it was. I’ll start with this impromptu bouquet of wildflowers, which Logan picked for me on his way to the wedding I shot just days after my brother passed away unexpectedly. This really brightened my day. CGP_1896

This moment with Gary, as he takes a moment to center waiting for his first look with Kimberly. Clayton-079

And then the priceless moment between them.

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This gold and black elegant seating chart, by Papered Wonders.

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These Chanel bottles were Kimberly’s way of bringing her late mother into the reception.

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One of my favorite musical moments of the year was “Devil Went Down to Georgia” by the GLOW  Band.

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Favorite garter toss: When Ryan wrapped the garter around a football.

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This spot at the W Midtown.

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One of my favorite sights: an ecstatic bride and groom dancing under the gorgeous chandelier at the Biltmore.

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Love this moment of “It’s getting REAL” as Aundrea put on her dress.

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This bouquet is I think the HAPPIEST bouquet of the year. Love the colors.

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The most tearful walk down the aisle, by the ring bearer.

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And there’s nothing like Aundrea’s entrance!

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These are my FAVORITE desserts, from Divine Event. These gourmet peanut butter cups are CRAZY good.

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This is my favorite shoe shot of the year.

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This cotton boutonnière, by Juli Vaughn.

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And this ceremony arch, also by Juli Vaughn.

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A new take on flower girl: The GLITTER girl… she carried this adorbs glitter basket and dropped it down the aisle.

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This cake. Oh God, this cake. By Perfect Wedding Cake.

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This moment between the groom and his mother as they begin their dance together.

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This drink. This pretty, pretty drink. JHS_0610

Kerri’s magical country combo of boots and sunflower bouquet, in a field. JHS_4021

The way Brian Green from F&G Weddings and Edge Design Group perfectly framed the bride and groom  at the head table.

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This cool birch chuppah, from Bloomin Bouquets and Stella Harper Events.

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These delicate little paper birds, seen in cupcakes and confetti-sized on the table.

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This moment: when Deborah walked past the bathroom mirror and saw herself, bringing on tears of joy.

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This decor by Lemiga Events: The drape, the florals, the silvery linens, and the mirrored purple table numbers. I swoon.

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This delicate bouquet stem.

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Deborah’s tearful dance with her father.

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The fab presentation of this cookie/dessert display. Littlejohn-1039

The setting of Adriana & Jerry’s wedding in Boca Raton.

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Adriana’s joyful skip up the boardwalk after the ceremony. Lowery-0772

This boutonniere.

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Being able to shoot on the beach with Adriana and Jerry after their ceremony.

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Joining the Veterans Day parade with Heather on our way to the wedding.

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The way Heather’s dad tried to wave away the tears during his first look of Heather.

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Seeing someone watching the game during dinner.

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These bouquets. Just so soft and lovely. From Stylish Stems.

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This hug between Heather & her mom.

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A hug in the gazebo.

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This super cool flower girl basket.

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