Carly and Logan’s love story is the most perfect tale of true love!  Paige Victoria Photography perfectly captured these high school sweethearts amidst the colorful liveliness nestled in Longwood Gardens.  Every photograph is filled with spirit and lovely energy that is absolutely contagious!  We can’t help but smile at this couples intriguing proposal story, and their exciting wedding plans.  Keep scrolling to see more gorgeous floral beauty, and a charming couple full of whimsy.

From the Photographer, Paige Victoria: “This sweet couple are high school sweethearts and their wedding is going to take place at their family farm this September. The idea to shoot their engagement portraits at Longwood Gardens came after I realized they both love outdoor locations – and landscapes! Carly’s gorgeous dress and unique diamond made for lovely accents, and I hope you enjoy seeing more of my session with Carly and Logan!”
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
How They Met:
“I grew up an Army brat and moved 13 times in 16 years. Logan grew up the complete opposite way as a farm boy in rural Pennsylvania. My dad was offered a job that he did not need to live on an Army base and asked a realtor to help us find a place in the country that we could have a bit of land and plant some roots- she ended up bringing us to Logan’s little town. We made the move to Pennsylvania in 2007 and Logan and I almost immediately became best friends. About a year later we started dating and we have been together ever since. Because of my Army lifestyle I never thought I would be able to say I was marrying my high school sweetheart but I am so thankful that I am! Logan and I will be third generation high school sweethearts on his families side.”
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
 
“I obviously love so much about him, it is hard to choose one thing. I think if I had to say, it would have to be that I love his adventurous spirit. He is fearless, open minded  and confident. From work to our personal life he is taking risks, having fun and working hard. He inspires me to continue to look at problems in a new way and take risks I may not typically take.”
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
 
The Proposal:
“Logan planned a surprise vacation for my 24th birthday, with a little help from my mom he planned a perfect trip! He didn’t tell me where we were going and the suspense was killing me! When we got in the car to leave he handed me an atlas, gave me a general direction of where we were headed and told me to pick any place I wanted. He had made reservations for Saturday but left Friday up to me. I love to travel and enjoy some occasional spontaneity so I was super excited! I chose New Haven, CT because I am ‘Gilmore Girl’ obsessed and wanted to live like Rory for a day. We toured Yale University and had an awesome morning exploring. Afterwards he took me to East Rock in New Haven which is a beautiful overlook (especially in October!) We asked a women to take our photo and Logan quickly asked her to switch to video and got down on one knee and popped the question that I had dreamt of for 7 years and I cried like a baby. I truly didn’t expect it so it was even more special. Once we were able to gather ourselves we got back in the car and he handed me a folder of our next destination and it was the cutest bed and breakfast in Washington, CT which is the town Gilmore Girls was based of off, he knows me so well! It was a beautiful little town and the most amazing weekend together. I wish I could relive it just one more time. There is nothing like New England in the fall.”
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
 
Engagement Photo Inspiration:
“I really wanted our photos to be reflective of who we are as a couple. Logan and I both love the outdoors and appreciate the beauty of plants, trees and nature. Being that our photos were scheduled for February I knew that if we actually took them outside it may look a bit bleak and we had both envisioned something much more green and lively. We had visited Longwood a couple of times together and really love it there so we knew it was the perfect spot for us! We also wanted the photos to have some personal touches so Logan wore my dad’s old Army shirt and I wore my great grandmothers necklace. The photos turned out to be more than I could have ever imagined and we will definitely treasure them.”
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
 
Wedding Planning Experience:
“We have started wedding planning. Our wedding is going to be on September 2nd on Logan’s families farm where he grew up. We really are aiming to have a day that is a balance of laid back and elegant. We are trying to keep things relatively simple so planning so far has been great. We also both have mom’s that love to plan and throw the best parties so they have been a huge help to us!”
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings
Longwood Gardens Engagement Session by Paige Victoria Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Weddings

Engagement Session Experience:

“Our experience was fantastic! Photographing with Paige felt like hanging out with a friend. She is so sweet and friendly while also being extremely professional. You can really tell she loves to photograph! She notices all the little details and makes sure your photos are perfect. From the composition to the lighting she is amazing at what she does and such a talent! We felt so comfortable and had such a fun day. I am so thankful that we are able to work with her. Thank you Paige for such amazing photos!”

 Vendors | Photography: Paige Victoria Photography | Venue: Longwood Gardens

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