Amanda & Cole – An Parisian Anniversary Celebration


“You are my favorite place to be in the world.
If we were a song, we’d be ‘Forever & Always’ by Parachute.
I love it when we act like kids.
I love remembering the first time we said ‘I love you’.”

-Amanda Fogarty & Cole Libby

Amanda Fogarty and Cole Libby met, and married, while they were undergraduates at the University of Southern Maine. Two weeks shy of their graduation, they embarked on their first trip to Europe, and they choose the City that is synonymous with love for their anniversary celebration. On a cold Spring morning they, along with their film photographer Patricia Takacs, entered the Jardin du Luxembourg and created an unforgettable anniversary shoot

Patricia says: “Paris was still sleeping and it was unseasonably cold when we arrived at the Gardens.  Amanda and Cole were fantastic despite the weather. It was completely overcast, and we thought it would rain at any moment….but the gardens were the perfect setting for us.  The stone staircases, the chateau in the background,  distressed-green cafe chairs, the giant rows of trees, and even the little motor boats we played with in the fountain gave the entire shoot a vintage, romantic feel.  The florals were absolutely amazing with their whimsical design, their luscious textures, and pastel colors.  This anniversary shoot was truly what fairytales are made of.”

Here is their love story, as told by our beautiful bride, Amanda Fogarty, and with images captured flawlessly by Patricia Takacs of Kivalo Photography



“This was our first trip to Europe; we were like sponges trying to absorb the all the details, smells, and overall feel of Paris. But amongst all the prettiness that Paris has to offer, we both agree that our favorite part about visiting the city was simply just being there…together. There is nothing more romantic than exploring Paris in the Spring with the one you love. From the endless coffee shops, cherry blossom trees, to the twinkle of the Eiffel tour at night, it was just perfect.”
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“We first met at The University of Southern Maine during a basketball tournament during our senior year of high school.  The summer before our sophomore at USM Cole, with a bit of nudging from his Dad, finally got the nerve to ask me out. Our first date consisted of walking and talking on the beach, with none of the typical first date pressure, and as they say, ‘he rest is history’.”


“I think our single, most favorite thing about each other is the fact that we’re best friends. We can laugh, tease, have adventures, and be still… together. We both enjoy doing everything …and nothing, together because life is so much better with your best friend by your side. I would say that our passion for life and building a future together is one of my favorite things in this world. I’m so happy to share these photos as a glimpse into the beginning of our adventures.”

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Amanda: “This trip is only the start of our beginning and I can’t wait to see where life takes us.”


Exclusively for our Beloved readers, here is the Inspiration board for today’s feature designed for you by Sofia Boyer of Magnolia Creative Studio. You may download your personal copy here.
InspBoard- ParisTheme
Photographer: Patricia Takacs – Kivalo Photography IG @kivalo
Dress: Elizabeth Dye IG @elizabethdye
Dress Shop: The English Dept IG @theenglishdept
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes IG @bellabelleshoes
Florals: Floraison IG @floraisonparis
Stationery: Lauren Rachel Design IG @lauren_rachel_design
Jewelry: Bracelet Etsy Grace Personalize
Headpiece: Twigs & Honey IG @myracallan
Veil: Etsy Yuri Wedding Shop
Hair & Makeup: (Bride) Amanda Fogarty IG: @afogartyphoto
Suit: Perry Ellis
Groom Shoes: Aldo IG @aldo_shoes


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