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    Off-the-Registry Gifts for Newlyweds

    Dena July 2, 2016

    Wedding season is upon us. My social news feeds have been lighting up with images of beautiful brides and warm anniversary wishes. I’ve always loved to attend weddings, whether I’m photographing one or attending as a guest myself. There is something so magical about those special days. And, I’m not even going to lie, I cry every time. I cry during the ceremony, I cry during the first dance, I…

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  • Our Wedding

    Dena April 26, 2013

    We were married on June 2nd, 2012 at the White Meadow Lake Country Club in Rockaway, New Jersey. It was the happiest day of my life. It was a dream come true, a fairy tale, a happy ending/beginning. I cannot imagine it being any better…

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  • DIY Wedding Flowers

    Dena November 26, 2012

    My husband and I were married on June 2, 2012 and it was like a fairytale. We spent over a year planning for the day. In the end, all of that preparation paid off. Our hard work, plus the hard work of our vendors, made…

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  • Becoming Wife

    Dena August 1, 2012

    I love you. You are closest to my heart, closer than any other human being. You are my extension. You are my prayer. You are my belief in God. For better or worse you inherit me. —Anne Sexton The truth is that I didn’t think…

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  • A Magic Moment

    Dena July 7, 2012

    There was this moment on our honeymoon. We had just finished a late lunch. It was our last full day on the ship. We were sitting in the dining room next to a window with a clear view of the sea. Something became active inside…

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  • Our Honeymoon in the Caribbean

    Dena June 25, 2012

    We returned from our honeymoon yesterday. We had a lovely time. We cruised out of New York and made our way to the warm & (mostly) sunny Caribbean. Our first day after arriving was spent on the island of Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos.…

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  • Our Wedding: Video

    Dena June 13, 2012

    I have so much to say about our wedding that it’s a little bit overwhelming. I want to write about the planning process; about all of my DIY craft projects; my inspiration boards; our amazing coordinator (Kim); and my final budgeting. I want to write…

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  • Our Wedding: Preview

    Dena June 11, 2012

    Our Wedding Day―06.02.12―was the happiest day of our lives. I spent fifteen months dreaming & planning & hoping and then… it was here. The reality of the day exceeded our expectations beyond my wildest dreams. All of my blood, sweat, and tears paid off and…

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