Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!  I have been dying to share these Valentine’s Day images with you! This is part two (see part one here) of my Valentine’s Day Lookbook shot with Rachel Allan at the magical Castello Di Amorosa. This gown is literally what dreams are made of and the epitome of romance. When I was in Santorini after college there was a wedding on the cliffs of Oia that I witnessed while passing by. To this day the image is engraved in my brain. The bride wore the most stunning white mermaid gown with a white rose train that draped down the ledge and trailed off the edge of the white covered cliffs. I remember being speechless, standing before something that looked more like a painting than real life. The dress was almost identical to this one, only the train was even more elaborate if you can try to imagine. I am constantly being asked what inspires my photoshoots and this is a perfect example of how profound memories are able to be reborn in new places and new situations.

When I think about Valentine’s Day so many things come to mind. I love this day because it reminds us of how fortunate we are to have love present in so many ways, every single day of our life. I am grateful to have a man whom I’ve been deeply and madly in love with for the past 6 years, who makes it a point to never let a day go by that I don’t know how much he cares. I have the best girlfriends who support and raise each other up, although our paths could not be any more different. And I grew up with a family that is truly heaven sent and who have been my rocks through thick and thin. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to remind those you love how important they are to you. I love, love.

Dress: Rachel Allan | Heels: Stuart Weitzman | Hair Extensions: Bellami (Use Code “cityblonde” for $ off.) | Curling Iron Used: Beachwaver

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 2.10.08 PMLookbook by Andrea Lowry Photography

Florist: ETC Designs