Vendor Love #3: Blossom and Basket Boutique, with Rene Bonde Shiffler. Flower Arrangement Pro-Tips!

Vendor Love is about some of the amazing vendors I had/have the pleasure to work with at weddings and events, so we definitely share a common story, a common day where we have worked together to make a couple’s dream come true. I want to get to know more of these amazing professionals, and on top of it, I want to make sure my couples know about them too and recommend them all the way (I want them to have the best out of the best for the day)!!! Blossom and Basket Boutique started by "accident" and today, is one of the most reputable and respectable florist designers in the DMV area. They are located Mt. Airy, MD but their clients travel them all over the DMV area for their expertise to create arrangements that are unique to their names. Today, on the 3rd episode of Vendor Love, my guest Rene Bonde Shiffler the Co-Owner and Lead Floral Designer shared with us their stories and pro tips on what to look for when searching for the perfect flower arrangement for your day! Company Name: Blossom and Basket Boutique Serving: MD, VA, DC, PA Who to ask for: Rene or Ellie (don’t forget [...]

By |2019-04-24T09:28:21-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Engagement, Features, More Stories, Vendor Love, Weddings|0 Comments

Sushi and Bromo Seltzer Tower Baltimore Engagement Adventure ~ Betty & Jon

Hi Daysy Film & Photo readers! Today we are talking about a romantic and spicy couple: Betty and Jon.  Their engagement session was shot in in Baltimore Downtown, check it out: We walked around Federal Hill, Baltimore to start the day, and moved into the RA Sushi Bar Restaurant where they treated my assistant Maira and I some yummy lunch as we waited for the tower scheduled time to get in. YUMMY! It was just perfect, we took some cute pictures at this cozy restaurant, that they used to go while they lived close by (a perfect date, I would say!). And to close the day, we finished at the amazing historic and rustic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, in Baltimore. What a lovely couple and it is amazing when we are able to create this connection with the couples that go beyond the photos. The fun part is that 2018 wedding season is going to be over this weekend with 2 amazing weddings on the flow... And Betty & Jon will actually OPEN the 2019 season and I couldn't be happier to see them again soon! They are planning their wedding at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (I personally love the tower photos, [...]

By |2018-12-01T11:12:20-04:00December 1st, 2018|Engagement|0 Comments

Fun engagement session, Baker Park – Frederick, MD ~ Natalie & Sean

It is time to share Natalie and Sean love story! They are such a fun couple that added so much enthusiasm and creativity in their photo shooting at Baker Park in Maryland. They met each other at a music festival in Baltimore and of course, the rest is just love! He proposed to her in their first night in Punta Cana and Natalie could not believe that it was real! It was and now they are planning their big day! They share similar hobbies and interests and value love and ambition. Some of their hobbies include the love for music because of course, it was what brought them together. Besides that they love traveling, hiking, camping, kayaking, and painting! Check out their engagement session and their love story interview below. […]

By |2018-09-21T17:19:38-04:00September 21st, 2018|Engagement|0 Comments

Nature Lovers, Engagement Session at Rust Nature Sanctuary, Leesburg VA ~ Jewel & Paul

They are always exploring new places, traveling and learning new things. They are very curious and adventurous and they share the same love for nature.  Paul proposed to Jewel on the sunset of Sombrero Beach, Florida. Now, they chose the Rust Nature Sanctuary for their engagement session. They surround themselves by nature and let the seed of love grows every day more and more.  We are so happy with the result of this engagement session. It is so inspiring to look at this couple who share the same outlook on life and bring a peaceful and harmonious energy. Check out their engagement session followed by their lovely interview.  Let love blossom! […]

By |2018-09-13T03:47:07-04:00September 13th, 2018|Engagement|2 Comments

Right-swiped Love Story! Green Spring Gardens Park – Alexandria, VA ~ Camila + Tom

This is the story of a right-swiped love! Camila is Brazilian and met Tom on Bumble app. Even though it could be a modern way to meet the love of your life, they describe themselves as a traditional couple. They love sports, music, and parties, but also make plans on having children soon. He proposed to her in Washington DC during the Cherry Blossom event in 2018 and now they are planning a beautiful wedding with a lot of the Brazilian and American culture. This gorgeous couple has chosen Fernando de Noronha, Brazil, a romantic and breathtaking island for their honeymoon to complete this fairy tale. Check out their engagement session at Green Spring Gardens Park – Alexandria, VA and their lovely interview. […]

By |2018-07-10T17:18:00-04:00July 10th, 2018|Engagement|0 Comments

Bridesmaid and Groomsman will get married, Surreybrooke, Middletown, MD ~ Erin + Mike

They were paired to walk on the aisle together. Erin was the bridesmaid of her close girl friend who was getting married to Mike’s brother. After that, you can imagine how special this love story is. Surrounding by flowers and nature Erin and Mike chose Surreybrooke in Middletown, MD to shoot their engagement photos. A romantic atmosphere which fit perfectly their personalities.  They love going out for dinner with endless themes to talk about, spending moments with their families, and walking with their dogs. Everything in this love story is so romantic and special that makes us want to fall in love too. Check out this lovely session followed by their interview. How did you meet? Mike’s brother married a close girl friend of mine. I had the honor of being her bridesmaid, and Mike was his brother’s groomsman. Ironically enough, we were paired up to walk down the aisle together. Our wedding will be the second wedding that we walk down the aisle together only this time as bride and groom! Where did you go for your 1st date? He picked me up and when I got in the car, there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers waiting for [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:59:29-04:00June 28th, 2018|Engagement|0 Comments

A story about love and overcoming, Baker Park, Frederick, MD ~ Kristen + Donald

Love is a blessing, and it can be shown through simple things. Sometimes, it can also be tested with hardships life can present you with. Kristen and Don had passed all these tests together! Donald had the engagement ring at home for a couple weeks. He was trying to find the perfect moment to propose Kristen and, in between some attempts, Donald saw the perfect opportunity in a simple moment such as a daily life chore. Kristen is a cancer survivor. Now, cancer free, they are planning their wedding for this upcoming August and exciting times await to shine on the life of these beautiful souls! Read more about their story about love and overcoming, followed by their stunning session. How did you meet? We met online on a dating website. I think I ‘liked” his picture first and then he followed. But he was the first person to send me a message. We talked for a short period of time before we decided to meet up at Baker Park in Frederick. We sat on a bench and talked for 2 hours, the rest is history. Where did you go for your 1st date? I made the suggestion to go [...]

By |2018-07-03T15:59:47-04:00June 25th, 2018|Engagement|0 Comments

A love from South Africa to the US, Downtown Baltimore Engagement Session ~ Casi + Jason

“Hurry boy, she’s waiting there for you” and like Toto says, Casi was waiting here for Jason. They met each other during Jason’s visit from South Africa, but it took them around a year until they finally start dating. He describes her beautiful and fun, and she describes him as genuine and adventuresome. Those qualities combined makes possible to understand their perfect sync with each other. Check out Casi and Jason interview, along with their session. We can't wait for their Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa wedding, coming up this fall!! How did you meet? Jason was staying at an Airbnb while in Baltimore for work from South Africa. The Airbnb host is a good friend of Casi's so our paths crossed on and off for about a year before we started seeing each other. When you saw her, SHE seemed... Beautiful and fun!   When you saw him, HE seemed... Genuine and Adventuresome   Where did you go for your 1st date? We met at a pub in the neighborhood, Silks, to watch a Ravens game.   How do you imagine yourselves as a couple from now to 5 years? Still in love and living life to the [...]

By |2019-04-23T15:26:22-04:00June 21st, 2018|Engagement|0 Comments

Playground Engagement Session at Baker Park, Frederick MD – Michelle and Patrick

Michelle almost gave up going to that Super Bowl party. Patrick wasn't so excited about joining the party, but at the last minute, he thought "why not" and off he went. And that is how Michelle and Patrick met! This lovely couple, now engaged, were referred to us thru Patrick's grandfather, who used to be a wedding photographer and is part of our MDPPA chapter (Maryland Professional Photographers of America). For that, Les Henig, we have to thank you! What a beautiful gift of meeting these two amazing souls you have shared with us! We are so excited for their wedding The Mansion at the Valley Country Club, this upcoming August! Check out their beautiful engagement session and love story interview below.  How did you meet?  Michelle: We meet at a Super Bowl Party. We joke now that we both thought about not going to the party, but it just happened to be one of the best decision I ever made. Patrick: Michelle sums this one up nicely. I was working with a friend that night and she casually mentioned there was a party at an acquaintance we both knew. I almost didn’t go but said “why not” and decided to go. Now [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:33:13-04:00May 17th, 2018|Engagement|0 Comments