West Village engagement

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pink striped dress and louboutins

Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York was given four points to keep in mind when creating the vision for this shoot: Tami (the bride-to-be) adores fashion, is a self proclaimed girly-girl, she adores James (her groom), and she and James have got a thing for cupcakes (not surprising when you read about how he proposed). Such an adorable shoot, and we’re loving how Trent Bailey photographed them in all of their favorite NYC spots.

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west village cafe engagement session

Their story: James and I met in 2007 while working for the same company in Northern Virginia. One summer afternoon a mutual friend and colleague invited us both to lunch. When James arrived at our office to meet for lunch, he saw, as he says, a “bouncy blonde” walking down the hall and instantly prayed, “Oh please God, let that be the friend I am going to lunch with!” Lucky it was, and after a long lunch filled with laughter, our relationship began. Unfortunately time was not on our side as James was due to leave for business school in Chicago just 6 weeks after we met. We dated long distance for his 2 years at school, including a summer in New York. And while it was challenging at times, we enjoyed the sparks that flew each time we reunited and the dream of living together in New York City after graduation.

west village engagement session

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magnolia bakery engagement session

magnolia bakery engagement session

In 2009, we settled in to our first (and tiny!) New York City apartment in the West Village which is where James popped the question. It was a Thursday evening when James walked through the door of our apartment with a box of my favorite cupcakes from our neighborhood bakery, Magnolia. I opened the box and to my surprise there lied the most beautiful engagement ring right next to a cupcake! After proposing James told me to pack my suitcase – I was shocked. Not only had he planned a romantic trip for us, but also arranged the vacation days with my boss, without me knowing. We spent the long weekend drinking & eating pool-side, enjoying couples massages and lounging on the beach – the perfect way to celebrate our new engagement!

magnolia bakery cupcakes

magnolia bakery cupcake engagement session

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pink lace parasol on the streets of NYC

pink lace parasol on the streets of NYC

We knew we wanted to get married back home in Virginia but we also adored the West Village and wanted to forever cherish our memories there. With its charming cobblestone streets and quaint cafes we decided the West Village would be the perfect setting for our engagement photos. We wanted the shoot to embrace our typical Saturday afternoon in the neighborhood and inspired by James’ proposal, and my love of cupcakes, I knew Magnolia Bakery was a must. From there we leaned on our wonderful photographer Trent Bailey and stylist Jacqueline Weppner, to capture some amazing photos.

Photography: Trent Bailey / Styling: Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York

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Hallie Slade on Aug 7, 2012

we love trent bailey! got to work with him earlier this summer, and this shoot sure does capture everything that he's about... fun, colorful & a fabulous photographer! great work!

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(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 7, 2012

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yan palmer on Aug 7, 2012

wow, what a gorgeous shoot. the variety is amazing!

(@museida_graph) (@museida_graph) on Aug 7, 2012

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Trent (@trent_tweets) on Aug 7, 2012

such a fun engagement session styled by @MerciNYC on @100LayerCake today http://t.co/2y1WVJck

Kristine on Aug 7, 2012

Absolutely beautiful! The colors and themes are flawless. What a lovely shoot and couple!

Rachael on Aug 7, 2012

....aaaand now I want a cupcake! I love, love the last picture: Tami and James look like they are walking off into their 'happily-ever-after!" How perfectly sweet :-)

John Fong on Aug 7, 2012

Love it! Top notch work as always Trent!

Deana Brower on Aug 7, 2012

What a beautiful shoot they look like Carrie and Big from Sex and the City love LOVE it

Deana Brower on Aug 7, 2012

They look like Carrie and Big from SATC! Adorable!

Vanessa on Aug 7, 2012

These pictures are so beautiful! The styling showcases the best of Summer in NYC. Awesome job Jacqueline of Merci New York. Kudos on your creativity and use of color:)

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Christa on Aug 7, 2012

Nice styling and great photos...but is her newspaper supposed to be upside-down?

wendy on Aug 7, 2012

Amazing Trent!! Love this shoot and the pink and white dress is stunning (as are the couple)!

Kia Gregory on Aug 7, 2012

Love all the gorgeous colors in these photos. Her dress and style is so fun! The photographer did a great job.

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Rock Paper Scissors (@rpsevents) on Aug 7, 2012

Looks awesome guys! RT @trent_tweets: such a fun engagement session styled by @MerciNYC on @100LayerCake today http://t.co/pLYxs6gi

Abbie on Aug 7, 2012

super cute session! love all the color combinations, and those cupcakes look delish!

Ash Kelemen on Aug 7, 2012

super cute shoot, and gorgeous colors!!

Aileen on Aug 7, 2012

Trent rocks it again. Love his work. He gives 100%+ to his clients and it shows here in this shoot where they travel across NYC to get the shoot done right. Trent is A+ awesome.

Lindsey Stewart on Aug 7, 2012

Super cute! Great job Trent.

Jacqueline on Aug 8, 2012

Thanks so much for all the sweet words on this shoot! Trent and I had such a fun time working with Tami and James! Christa, so funny you asked! Yes the newspaper IS supposed to be upside down. It was a cute idea of Tami's... she wanted to show that finance isn't actually her forte - that she knows how to read the fashion mags much more efficiently! ;) xx Jackie

Tamara Camaj on Aug 8, 2012

What a fun and stylish shoot! The photos are perfection. Makes me want to book a flight to NYC and hang in the West Village!

Jenni on Aug 8, 2012

so lovely!! and i'm dying to know where that cute engagement necklace is from??

Erica on Aug 8, 2012

Love this shoot! Tami & James are friends of mine and can't think of a better way to capture their great taste and fun lifestyle in the village! The cherry blossom shots are my fave and nice touch adding the golf clubs.

Gabriella NY Bridal (@GabriellaBridal) on Aug 8, 2012

This bride on @100LayerCake shot by @Trent_Tweets has a seriously charmed life!! Cupcakes + @LouboutinWorld = fabulous! http://t.co/s67rqlSo

Linda on Aug 8, 2012

Wow, what wonderful photos of two amazing people!! Both of you are such sweethearts!! Love you, Mom

CJ's Off the Square (@CJsOfftheSquare) on Aug 8, 2012

SWOON! RT @100LayerCake Cupcakes, Louboutin's & the West Village looking good in this shoot by @MerciNYC @trent_tweets http://t.co/XC9kUsf7

Amber Snow on Aug 8, 2012

Lovely. The soft but cheery colors and the lifestyle feel really look great!

Noelle on Aug 8, 2012

I really enjoy Trent's work. Not just here but in all his photographs. He is a true talent and reminds me of why I find photography to be a great art form. He really knows how to get to know the couple he's working with and that shows here; the couple and their personalities are captured greatly. Trent keep up the great work!

Nikki on Aug 8, 2012

Trent ALWAYS does such lovely work;) These are so cheerful & fun. I absolutely love them!!!

Shannon Renee on Aug 8, 2012

AMAZING as always Trent!!! Your work is SO beautiful and such a lovely couple too!

(@TimDuncanEvents) (@TimDuncanEvents) on Aug 9, 2012

Love this NYC engagement shoot! http://t.co/O3dJzdkc #engagementphotos

(@LMSPhotography) (@LMSPhotography) on Aug 10, 2012

West Village engagement via @100LayerCake This looked like so much fun! http://t.co/KfOq4qBh #wedding

Niki on Aug 11, 2012

Wow!!!! Those are the most gorgeous pictures I have ever seen! The photo shoot is so adorable! I love all of the creativity and thought put in to it!! The pictures are great, the bride is drop-dead gorgeous, and the groom is absolutely stunning- the perfect combination!!

(@WeddingDates) (@WeddingDates) on Aug 13, 2012

How adorable is this NYC engagement shoot? http://t.co/l2vFUNwD

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Andree K. on Dec 3, 2013

What a lovely engagement story! It is so nice they were able to include the bakery into their engagement shoot.

Italian bandMelbourne on May 3, 2014

This couple looking beautiful.

Hannah on Jun 13, 2014

Love the pink striped dress! very cute! Also, where are those cupcakes from?

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