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
“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’.”
Amanda: “This trip is only the start of our beginning and I can’t wait to see where life takes us.”
Dress: Elizabeth Dye http://elizabethdye.com IG @elizabethdye
Dress Shop: The English Dept http://www.theenglishdept.com IG @theenglishdept
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes http://www.bellabelleshoes.com IG @bellabelleshoes
Florals: Floraison http://www.floraison-paris.com IG @floraisonparis
Stationery: Lauren Rachel Design http://www.laurenrachel.com/hello IG @lauren_rachel_design
Jewelry: Bracelet Etsy Grace Personalize https://www.etsy.com/listing/213049148/20-off-actual-handwriting-bracelet
Headpiece: Twigs & Honey http://www.twigsandhoney.com IG @myracallan
Veil: Etsy Yuri Wedding Shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/241224380/emily-veil-juliet-cap-veil-with-blusher?ref=market
Hair & Makeup: (Bride) Amanda Fogarty IG: @afogartyphoto
Suit: Perry Ellis http://www.perryellis.com
Groom Shoes: Aldo http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/en_US/men/shoes/oxfords/c/223 IG @aldo_shoes