Category Archives: destination & travel
Earlier this year, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend a photography convention, and while there, had the opportunity to work on a styled shoot with the amazing team at Scheme Events. They are wedding planners serving the Vegas area and beyond, and they are so incredibly talented and creative. We had previously teamed up on a shoot, so when discussing their vision for another styled shoot, I knew it would be a fun opportunity to work together again, be creative, and meet new vendors.
The shoot was recently featured on Style Me Pretty. You can check it out here and read more about Scheme Events’ vision for the shoot. Thanks to all the amazing vendors involved:
Coordination & Design: Scheme Events | Venue: Red Rock Country Club | Cake and Macarons: Gimme Some Sugar | Cotton Candy: B Sweet Candy Boutique | Sequin Table Linens: La Tavola | Sequin Table Runners: Koyal Wholesale | Wedding Dress: Bella Bridesmaids | Bridesmaid Dresses: Style the Aisle | Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals | Floral: Enchanted Florist | Hair & Makeup services: Amelia C & Co. | Cotton Candy Favors: Welcome Bag Shoppe
Welcome to region of Cappadocia in Central Turkey! Several years ago, I read about this magical place, famed for it’s otherworldly landscape and hot air ballooning. I immediately put it on my travel bucket list, and this spring I was lucky enough to visit this unique area of the globe. We stayed in a cave hotel, rode on the most incredible hot air balloon adventure at sunrise, drove ATVs, tasted local wines, and enjoyed delicious Turkish food- perhaps my favorite cuisine of anything I’ve ever tried.
I wanted to share a few snippets of my recent travels to Istanbul. This is my second trip to this incredible city (see the first here) and I fell even more in love.
Greece. I love this country. Every visit has been fantastic and there is so much to explore. I learned about Meteora from a past groom who is a professor of Geogolgy at Boston College. To put it mildly, he is obsessed with rocks (!!) and had spent some time during his PhD program studying in Greece. The geological landscape is unique in the world and when he was describing it to me (over a bottle of wine on the gorgeous cliffs of Capri, Italy) I vowed I would go. Meteora is famed for six monasteries that are built into the shear sandstone cliffs. You can read more about it here.
Meteora is a bit off the beaten path. It’s in the middle of the county and not nearby any major cities, at least by European standards. We decided to make the 7 hour driving trek in a rental car from Sofia, Bulgaria. What an adventure. We were ill prepared, not even thinking to have a few Euros on us. (Which is necessary in rural Greece where ATMs are not a’plenty!) We were without data on our phones and didn’t even have a map. We somehow made it to Meteora (signs in Greek are hard to read!) and even more astonishingly stumbled upon our hotel (among what seemed like hundreds!) without having to ask for directions! :)
Meteora was everything I dreamed it would be! It is the perfect place to hike, explore, have picnics on rock cliffs, drink wine on rock cliffs, enjoy leisurely meals of delicious fresh Greek food, and to just relax. The monasteries seem to grow out of the cliffs and it is just a spectacular site.
On the way back to Sofia, we stopped for a short visit in Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki- a beautiful port city on the Aegean Sea. It’s a 4 hour drive from Sofia and I’ve visited the city several times before. We wandered the markets and enjoyed an amazing lunch. A few photos below were captured there.
Can’t wait to go back to Greece!