May 7, 2019

Coffee Talk Mondays

Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels right at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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Coffee Talk Mondays

Since I spent all day yesterday trying to get back to VA (I say trying because there was a delay at the airport that took us forever to get back home), so I’m starting my work week today as if it was Monday. šŸ˜‰ There’s a LOT to catch up as I’m diving into a pretty crazy week full throttle, but I’m going to make it happen. šŸ™‚ Can I rewind time and go back to Mexico?! I heard when traveling somewhere, you really need a full two weeks to hit relaxation mode. I cannot even imagine what two full weeks out of work feels like, but hopefully, Alex and I will experience that for our honeymoon later this year!!! šŸ˜‰ I’m so grateful for the little time away I had this past weekend, though! I took some time to read, lay out in the sunshine, and clear my head from everything on my to-do list. I cannot wait to see my list check off as the weeks continue to pass by! Anyways, check out what I’ve been up to the past week. šŸ™‚

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MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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CONTRACT PENDING

This exciting news!!! I have a contract on my house! AH!!! An inspection happened over the weekend which means things are happening over here at the Messick residence! But I also know that anything can happen ā€” I will be accepting backup offers in case this contract falls through. But hopefully, everything will go as according to plan!

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I LOVE MY COUPLES!!!

Seriously. I couldn’t love my “job” more!!! Last week, Rhett, Caroline, and I had to hike down a steep pathway to get to our destination and Caroline did it not only in a dress but in heels! You go, girl!!!! Love my adventurous couples. šŸ™‚ And couples who love tequila in honor of being in Mexico! HA! I got to hang out with Ashely and Taylor for their pre-wedding celebration, and it was great getting to know the entire fiesta crew before photographing them the next day. They were a FUN bunch!!!!!

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CINCO DE MAYO IN MEXICO!

I love fun couples and I really love couples who love to travel! Taylor and Ashley had a Cinco de Mayo wedding in Cancun ā€” A dream come TRUE!!! Give me all of the Pina Coladas, Guacamole, and tacos, please!!! šŸ˜‰ It was so lovely to have a little relaxation time mixed in! This hammock was my favorite spot at the Royalton Riviera Maya!

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The rooms were incredible!!! Somehow, I got lucky enough to have a complimentary upgrade! I thought there was a mix up upon check in!!! <3 It was a fantastic experience!!!

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I don’t know how many grams of sugar I drank/ate (I didn’t hold back on the Pina Coladas because Alex told me to drink some Pinas for him ā€” So I took that literally ;)), but this scale was not welcomed in the room!!! HA!

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Of COURSE, I had to have a margarita in honor of being in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo weekend! But I quickly changed back to the Pinas. šŸ˜‰ HA! And even though I took some time to relax, you better believe I kept up with an active lifestyle over the weekend! Whew! Taylor and Ashley’s wedding was SOOOOO much fun to photograph (just wait till you see the fiesta!! HA!), but I was exhausted by the end of the night! Especially seeing the numbers on my Apple Watch!

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I was in fruit, guacamole, cheese heaven every single day. YUM. Also, I finished reading the Meaning of Marriage while I was in Cancun … SO SO SO GOOD. Whether you are single, engaged, or married, it is hands down one of the best books I could’ve read going into my marriage with Alex. <3 Next book on my list? Present over Perfect!!!Ā 

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ALEX AND I ARE GETTING MARRIED NEXT MONTH!!!!

AH!!! I’m soooooo so soooooo excited! And SO ready! Well, I’m ready to marry Alex but as far as my to-do list before the big day is pretty far off. šŸ˜‰ HA! This past week, though, I had my first dress fitting!!!! It’s starting to feel SURREAL. CRAZY!!

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ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY!

Time feels as though it’s against me right now, but I’m pushing because I know it won’t be like this for long. šŸ™‚

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So many pretty photos are coming to the blog this week!!! STAY TUNED!!!

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