{loveletter} Amanda & Steve’s Adirondack Adoration by Calypso Rae Photography

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Warning: this post contains contagious happiness and an overdose of love! This wedding, brought to us by the crazy creative Calypso Rae Photography, is colorful, fun and cheerfully reminiscent of those long summer days we are all longing for! Set in the Adirondacks at The Great Camp Sagamore, this wooded wedding stays light and airy, lacy and elegant among the pines. Simple DIY flowers, a beaded Maggie Sottero gown and dance floor drama by Ryan Bombard Entertainment make this rustic fete a feat.

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These two are going to have a long life of way too much fun!! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing Caly– we especially need to keep remembering there WILL be green on trees soon, and long summery days will be enjoyed and seemingly endless in no time at all!

SignedLovewellKate

{love.well} How does love give?

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The bridal world is an interesting place, have you found that to be so? When I was a bride, now almost five years ago (!), I found I was thrown into a world I never knew existed prior to being engaged, then it expected me to know how to exist in that world and master it before I’d even figured out what kind of bride I wanted to be. Then, by some crazy twist of career fate, I end up finding my place in the wedding world, passionate about its beauty, its celebration and its–you guessed it– love. If you’ve read even a few posts, I hope you’ve gotten the whole “I love love thing.” But right along side that love for love, I love marriage. Marriage is by far the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and I think healthy, happy and deep marriages, can change the world. (Don’t worry, if you’re not married, you are amazingly powerful and I want to hear all the ways you give love to all you adore in your life!)

For a long time now, despite the successes and failures, I’ve felt something was missing. All wedding pros have to make a living, while hoping to do our work passionately AND we all want to make the happiest clients on earth– and sometimes it’s all we can juggle. At least for me, I’ve wondered if there’s something more to Lovewell.  I’ve been tossing around ideas on how to multiply this love of mine, how to encourage marriage in an unexpected way, and how to get the talented wedding professionals around me engaged generously, (but doable), well outside of the wedding box. These ideas have been brewing for quite a while, especially as my love for this area and its people grows. And as miracles would have it, the ideas have evolved into dreams, doors have opened into opportunities, and just the perfect pieces are falling into place! And you know what happened when wonderful heart-hopes turn into reality? MORE of that happens. It’s just like love does, it gives. And love doesn’t just give. It gives well. And it can’t help but give generously.

I can’t wait to share with you all the wonderful ways LoveGivesWell is coming to life! I can’t wait to tell you what it is, who is involved and who it’s for– I think you’re going to LOVE it!

Soon, I’ll share all the amazing details and the love story that goes with it! I’ll reveal to you all the beautiful pieces as they unfold… until then, I hope the love in your life is doing wonderful things, I hope it’s giving, not just to you, but from you. The world needs so much love, so don’t hold back! Give it, and give it well!

Okay, enough mushy-gush for the day… I guess… but I don’t think there’s ever enough! So bring it on love, I’m ready to give it all away!

Lots of lovey-dovey,  overflowy, change-the-world love, from your resident love-advocate,

SignedLovewellKate

{loveletter} Casey & Sam Vintage B&B Beauty by Solas Studio

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All you vintage brides, come running!! Casey & Sam’s wedding, hailing from Solas Studios, will transport you back to a day when all that mattered was gathering loved ones, enjoying the passing of time and surrounding yourself with the pretties pieces you could find! You can tell Casey’s passion for yesteryear inspired every moment of […]

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{loveletter} Marcy & Adam at The Rabbit Room by Mary Dougherty Photography

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It’s April!! I love April. But I have to say, although we will find much relief no longer having flakes from the sky, I’m not all together a fan of rain. That’s why you’ll never find me choosing to settle in a Seattle or Portland, although rad cities, the seasons of rain will have me […]

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{loveletter} Jackie & Jason’s Peachy Cooperstown Wedding by Leo Timoshuk Photography

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We are bursting forth today with brilliant blooms, lace, natural wood, lovely whites and a beautiful couple, as smitten as you’ll be after this gem from Leo Timoshuk Photography! Have mercy, I am excited to see this springing beauty with my own eyes soon, but for today, we can dote. New-to-me darling estate, B and […]

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{love.well} New York State of Spring

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So it’s Spring!! Can’t you tell by looking out your window?! I woke up today thinking that the melted snow from yesterday would have inspired budding trees and bursting-forth crocuses– but no, more flakes are falling from the sky. And ya know what, I just can’t fret about it! I mean, what can I do […]

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