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    Welcome to the blog! If the banner doesn't make it obvious enough I'll just spill the beans and let you know that we are a full time husband and wife wedding photography team. We love life, God, weddings, and if you slide over our names to the left you'll note a few other things we love.

    We are based out of Los Angeles, and when I say that, I mean our studio is right in the smack dab center of downtown. However, if you start browsing through the blog history you will soon note that we shoot weddings all over the country and world. We put a lot into making our images so I hope you enjoy checking some of them out!

    If you're up for having a great time at your wedding, and our photos have the look you are going for, then feel free to shoot us a note and we would love to chat some more!

    - Lukas and Suzy VanDyke

Candyland Inspired Rehearsal Dinner Idea

The night before the big day: A bride-to-be in a red dress, pearl necklace, and sparkly heels. Turquoise, blush pink, hints of gold and silver all coming together in a colorful wonderland. Lollies, licorice, chocolate, suckers. Sweet childhood memories wrapped in chic evening elegance. Gingerbread soap bar takeaway favors & DIY bouquet. Steamy hot chocolate bar. Did I mention candy? Who wouldn’t want such a sweet rehearsal dinner?

My amazingly creative friend Miriam from Miriam Corona Events dreamed up this shoot, and it was just amazing seeing it in real life this past Tuesday. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a room with so many talented & creative people – you all are awesome!!

Concept, Design & Styling, Paper Design, Candy & Dessert Bars, Cake: the super-talented Miriam with Miriam Corona Events    | Superb Floral Design & Location: Primary Petals |  Specialty Linens: Unforgettable Events  | Chiavari Chairs: Imagine That! |Tableware: The Vintage Table Co. | Marshmallow Pops: The Marshmallow Studio | Gingerbread Soap Bar Wedding Favors: Ellia C. Naturals |Vintage Furniture: Tasteful Tatters | Glam Hair:  Anna Quinn Designs | Gorgeous Make-up:  Betsy diFrancesca  | Fabulous Red Dress: Audrey K Boutique  | Jewelry: The Jewelry Factory | Super adorable models:  Josh & Michelle Wade (and Animal, too!)

December 2, 2011 - 8:29 am

Miriam Corona - Is it wrong to be in love with my own photo shoot? If it is, then I don’t want to be right. I am still pinching myself! These photos are a dream come true!!! It was so much fun working with you on this!

December 2, 2011 - 9:16 am

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} - There are SO many great ideas here! I love the ornaments hanging on the chairs, the candy cane drink garnishes, the strung marshmallows by the windows…so creative!

December 2, 2011 - 9:29 am

CZ - What a wonder idea…You have given me a great idea for Candy Soap! Again just lovely and thank you for sharing!!

December 2, 2011 - 9:55 am

erin @WELL in L.A. - Amazing!! So cute!! I think you have more creative prowess in your pinkie than I have in my entire mind!

December 2, 2011 - 10:00 am

andy - the puppy is my fav! :)

December 2, 2011 - 10:43 am

Betsy dIFrancesca - What a fabulous day that was! It was so great working with everyone (including Animal and Daphne!). Love the shots, Lukas and Suzy!

December 2, 2011 - 11:27 am

Denise Van Arsdale-West - Great job, everyone! I’m sure working on it was a lot fun but I’m having more fun just looking at the photos!!

December 2, 2011 - 11:46 am

Alejandra Morin {The Marshmallow Studio} - Wowzers…. what a cool and fun concept. You guys totally nailed it. Great shots and great details. Can’t thank you enough for including me in the fun Miriam :)

December 2, 2011 - 1:21 pm

Sister Casebolt - so creative and mouth watering!

December 2, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Linda - wow, this is amazing. the detail is over the top. I can see it took a lot of talented people to pull this off. The couple was perfect!

December 2, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Grammie - I always love your photographs!! I have never seen anything like these!! So clever!!!

December 2, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Jenna @ Heartcarry Press - Gorgeous photos! The sweets and all the little details are UNREAL- dying over those hot chocolate shooters. Way to rock it guys :)

December 2, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Ellia C. Naturals - How amazingly sweet! The pics are beautiful and the attention to detail is stunning. Thank you so much for allowing me to play a small part…hands down the best candy-themed shoot I’ve seen!!

December 3, 2011 - 11:08 am

Mia - Wow…this is just amazing. They’re so genuine and real amongst all that lovely mess of candy. Utterly sweet!

December 3, 2011 - 11:56 am

Samantha {Papermints} - Gorgeous images and styling! Looks like a scene straight from Candy Land, the movie. ;) Amazing job!!!

December 3, 2011 - 11:22 pm

Bob Dennis - Beautiful work. Great job Lukas!

December 4, 2011 - 1:35 pm

Lois Mullin - Michelle and Joshua knocked it out of the park on this one. The theme is adorable. Who doesn’t like candy? Detail was fabulous.

December 4, 2011 - 9:10 pm

estella - i JUST played candy land with some preschoolers the other week. (secretly…i just really wanted to play Candyland again). I rly love all the details in this shoot.

December 5, 2011 - 10:34 am

Ashley P - I love this shoot, you all are so creative! Looking at all the pretty pictures made me hungry, I think I need to go hunt down some candy :)

December 5, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Giann - Stunning. Lovely. Whimsical.

Love it!

December 5, 2011 - 5:02 pm

Imagine That! - Beautiful shoot! Brings a smile just looking through the pics! Congratulations!!!

January 25, 2012 - 8:55 am

Dream Big: Lukas VanDyke Photography | WELL in L.A. - [...] along, and the results+originality were amazing. Since being married, we have put together a few Inspiration Shoots, which has been really fun. I know, I know, we’ve given in to the trends a little bit! But [...]

February 15, 2012 - 5:01 am

Candy Land Photo Shoot - Candy-Inspired Photo Shoot - Tiny Hands Blog - [...] DiggSusannah VanDyke recently posted some awesome photos on her blog. The post was entitled “Candyland Inspired Rehearsal Dinner Idea“, and I can’t get over how adorable the pictures are! The concept was developed by [...]

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