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travels : a summer holiday // England

Thanks to some marvelous weddings and hospitable friends, I got to live the dearest days of summer faraway with a splendid month in England. This visit was especially sweet as my mom got to join me halfway through, and our village holiday together made for the once-in-a-lifetime, fill-up-a-scrapbook kind of memories.

I’ve been to the British Isles a few times now so I don’t really go with any expected plans or views to accomplish, but I’m never without the stunned and wide-eyed appreciation for the beauty that’s simply everywhere. For an aesthetics-driven romantic, it’s like meeting another kindred spirit at every wild moss-and-stone hedged garden you pass before stepping in to queue at the charming artisanal neighborhood bakery, and that’s just from the walk for a morning coffee.

Coming at the middle of an especially mind-stretching year, this trip was a beautiful escape. I had time to read and write and catch my breath and just fill my eyes with the seeing, and I’m nothing but grateful for it.

If I’m being an irrational dreamer, I’d say my most concrete hope is to someday have a little stone cottage in one of these favorite countries, and spend my days designing and creating and convincing all my chums to come for a picnicking holiday. Until that (lovely but highly improbable) day I just have photos from visits to bring it to life, but I hope you enjoy. xx

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Rebekah! I just adore seeing the world through your eyes. beautiful photographs.

Your photos are such an inspiration! I simply love the colors and how you frame your subjects. I am now determined to travel to england :) I just need to start pinching my pennies… :)

Emily

sign me up…i want to come ;) these are absolutely beautiful.

Oh goodness, I’ve been waiting for this. And it certainly exceeds my expectations.
Every time you go “over there”, your photos become more “homey”. You seem to find new mind-blowing nooks and crannies that aren’t necessarily along the most well-traveled path.
I’m so glad you’re including us in the adventure! Oh, and if perchance you do ever get that stone cottage, mind if I drop in?

leah Starin

As always with all your work… magical. i felt like i climbed into the pictures and was there myself.

Sue Skeith

An exquisite commentary Rebekah. More threads to make up your tapestry. Blessings x

Erika

Every Picture is stunning! I hope you had the time of your life!

this post is perfection. i love everything about it.

RJ. I’m so there…already convinced. just need the invite ;) and your mom…. <3 love love love that you got to spend just a beautiful time with her!

Kate

I would love to visit these places. Where are the castle ruins? WHere is the village?
Thanks!

This makes my heart ache for travel. Beautiful images Rebekah! THIS Rebekah will have to come picnic with you one day in that dreamy stone cottage of yours ;)

Too much perfect.

Delia and Joe : Wedding // Union Station, Washington DC

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Assistant Photographer: Noah Hayes // Bride’s gown: Amsale // Bridemaid’s dresses: Aidan Mattox // Coordinators: Emilie Hilsenrath, Bliss Weddings // Caterer: Design Cuisine // Flowers: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers // Venue: Union Station // Hair: KC Felton, The Elegant Artisan // Makeup: Marquia Kinard, Blend // String Quartet: String4 // Band: Gazze

Jennifer whitfield

oh my goodness, these are splendid! what a beautiful wedding! those first dance photos have perfect light and the bride and groom look so in love!

Love the Bw ones!! Lovely wedding!!

Cicely

So beautiful! Gorgeous couple, gorgeous photography.

Swedish Serenity : styled shoot // published on Magnolia Rouge

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A wedding shoot inspired by the love of sisters and the peaceful tones of Scandinavian simplicity. Designed by Wit Weddings.

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Planning, design & styling: Wit Weddings// Florals: Sidra Forman Flowers// Pies: Pie Sisters//  Bridal Gowns: Anna Maier & Johanna Johnson via Hitched Salon// Bridesmaid Dresses:  Amsale via Hitched Salon// Hair:  Sarah Lamb (Amie Decker Beauty)// Make-up: Maria DeCesaris (Amie Decker Beauty)// Cake: Maggie Austin Cake// Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy// Linens:  La Tavola Linen// Models:  Eva Christina and Vanessa

Also featured on the Magnolia Rouge blog!

 

Planning, design & styling | Wit Weddings, Florals | Sidra Forman Flowers, Pies | Pie Sisters
 Bridal Gowns | Anna Maier & Johanna Johnson via Hitched Salon, Bridesmaid Dresses | Amsale via Hitched Salon
Hair | Sarah Lamb of Amie Decker Beauty, Make-up | Maria DeCesaris of Amie Decker Beauty, Cake | Maggie Austin Cake,
Calligraphy | Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Linens | La Tavola Linen, Models (Bride, Bridesmaid) | Eva Christina and Vanessa

– See more at: http://magnoliarouge.com/serene-swedish-inspiration-by-rebecca-j-murray-wit-weddings/#sthash.zMvC6cRm.dpuf

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You are a true talent. These are stunning and full of quiet beauty. Wonderful work as always!

This one is beyond gorgeous!! Congrats!
Love the one on the branch.