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Alicia + Kyle {Engagement Shoot}

Go grab a cup of coffee, put your phone on do-not-disturb, and get ready for a super long [but super gorgeous] e-sesh post!  Our nearlyweds today are Alicia and Kyle, who will be tying the knot in just a couple of weeks, on October 15.  If you get around the wedding community on Twitter or in the blogosphere then you know Alicia from The Charity Wedding; if you don’t get around then take this opportunity to read up on her awesome quest.

This couple is using their wedding as an opportunity to begin their married life together by fundraising and increasing awareness for local Arizona charities.  They are utilizing vendors who are willing to donate a portion or all of their services, so that money designated as ‘wedding budget’ can then be donated.  Makes you think and re-evaluate some things, huh?  Don’t take offense – they understand (and are taking part in) the celebratory nature of a wedding and reception… it’s just maybe a little different than we’re used to seeing these days.

The bride says ” We lead a life of service, a life of gratitude, and we try to take any opportunity available to give back. It seems fitting that our wedding not solely revolve around us but rather a bigger picture.”  She humbles me. 


{Photos: Tiffanie Weaver}

{Photos: The R2 Studio}


So.  I know what you’re thinking.  No really, I totally do.  “Not only are they selfless and thoughtful but they’re gorgeous too? Both of them?”  YEP! And you can’t even be bitter because Alicia is just as sweet as pie.  Join me in wishing them good luck with their charity efforts and congratulations on their marriage!


If you would like to learn more about The Charity Wedding, please click here.  Alicia also wrote an amazing, eye-opening post for Hill City Bride concerning wedding costs.  I am so lucky to have met her, even if only online (for now!).


7 responses

  1. Adorable, just adorable!

    September 30, 2010 at 1:37 AM

  2. Alicia

    Ahhh! What a wonderful thing to wake up to! Thank you for all the sweet words!

    September 30, 2010 at 9:49 AM

  3. I LOVE PUPPIES!! So cute!

    September 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM

  4. These are so pretty. LOVE the one of him kissing her in the field while the sun just peeks out at them and their dogs. Selfless, smart, AND gorgeous? I almost want to hate them 😉

    September 30, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    • I know but it’s IMPOSSIBLE!!! 🙂 I love ALL the kissy ones, and I love that there are so many. Can’t wait to see their wedding pics.

      September 30, 2010 at 2:13 PM

  5. Cindy

    Alicia, you guys are such a cute couple! And your puppies are adorable too!!!

    September 30, 2010 at 5:17 PM

  6. Wow that’s gorgeous! Cute puppies. 🙂

    October 1, 2010 at 12:48 AM

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