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Hi there! Welcome to the Magdalena Studios blog, a journal where we share weddings, travel, resources for brides & entrepreneurs, and a glimpse of our lives. When we're not photographing some of the most romantic weddings around the world, we're either fixing up our beach bungalow, surfing and swimming in the ocean, or cooking up veggie burgers. Alongside my (soon-to-be) husband Scott and our trustworthy team of creatives, our life mission is to capture joyful love stories and effortless real-life moments.

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Timeless and Simple at The Abbie Holmes Estate

About The Details:

Every detail of our wedding was planned around things about us and our relationship. It was so nice when our family and friends noticed all of the special details and would mention them to us. It was very important to us both that our wedding day reflected who we are, and it meant so much that all of our guests could see and feel what we share. 

Words of Advice from The Bride:

Two things — 

One—Allow yourself to be a guest at your own wedding. Put your trust in all the planning you did and the vendors you chose. Being an event planner, even when being a guest at events, I have a habit of critiquing each element of the event. I was so nervous that I wasn’t going to be able to turn this off because I wanted our day to be perfect. We had the best team putting together our event. From the venue to our photographer, videographer and band down to the limo drivers, everyone went above and beyond to exceed my greatest expectations and make our wedding day so special. It was the best gift I got that today, because I was able to just be present and take every moment in. 

Two—Do a first look. Anthony and I were back and forth on this. We thought that doing a first look was very untraditional and might take away from walking down the aisle, but this was not the case at all. Our first look was so special. At that moment, time paused. Nothing mattered but us. It took away all my nerves. Seeing him just made me feel so comfortable and worry-free. The walk down the aisle is such a special moment, and nothing can really take that away. Because I had already seen Anthony, when I was coming down the aisle with my dad and my step-dad I was just able to savor that moment with them and take everything in and appreciate what was happening rather than worrying about what Anthony was thinking or what his reaction was. He and I were already on the same page. It was such a surreal moment.

Working with Magdalena – From the Bride:

They say pictures are worth a 1000 words, and Magi’s work is worth so much more. Her style fit exactly what we were looking for. Effortless and flawless. Sitting down with her for coffee solidified our decision to have her as our photographer. Not only did she take the time to get to know us, but she was genuinely interested in who we were and our story. She made us made us feel so comfortable. On our wedding day, she and Scott did such an amazing job of capturing all the best moments. Can’t imagine our wedding day without them.  


Venue: Abbie Holmes
Getting Ready Location: The Reeds
Florals: Proper Flowers
Dress: Castle Couture / Augusta Jones
Hair: Art Is Salon
Makeup: Claire V 
Band: Don’t Call Me Francis
Cake: Bake Works
Videography: Cecile Davis



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