Category archives: Published

Ben and Lesley | Trendy Bride | Published

It was such an honor to have Ben and Lesley’s Washington Duke Inn Wedding published in the first print issue of  Trendy Bride. If you haven’t already, be sure to order your copy (digital or hard copy) today for some amazing inspiration from both real weddings and inspiration shoots. I’m so excited to share the spreads from the feature below.

Simple Sentiments | Carolina Bride | Published

A little late to share this news on the blog – but let me tell you, I was so thrilled to be included in this Destination issue of Carolina Bride. The entire issue is so gorgeous from cover to cover. I am so excited to share the few spreads my sweet couple, Sara and Garrett, were featured in. They were married in the spring of 2013 in the Outer Banks and Sara beautifully planned every detail of their special day!

Take a peek below at the pretty spreads included in this OCT – DEC issue of Carolina Bride and be sure to CLICK HERE to see more from Sara and Garrett’s gorgeous OBX garden wedding! Big thanks to those at Carolina Bride for including their sweet love story and my photographs in this lovely issue :)

Classic Elegance | Magnolia Rouge Magazine | Published

Wow! This post is long overdue but I am excited to share images that were published in the July issue of Magnolia Rouge Magazine from this little labor of love between Hey Gorgeous Events and me.  It’s hard to believe that it has been over a year since we dreamed this up. With all the trends that come and go in the wedding industry we wanted to create something classic and elegant. We wanted everything from the florals, the bridal hair/make-up, the tables, etc to be timeless. While I’ll be the first to admit there are so many wedding styles that I am in love with, we all certainly know one size does not fit all. I can only imagine how overwhelming planning a wedding may be to a bride, who at the end of the day, wants her special day to exude classic elegance. We ultimately wanted the different bridal looks and simple details throughout the images to provide inspiration to all kinds of brides. A look at the spreads that were published in Magnolia Rough Magazine below :)

And a little peek at Rhi workin’ her magic the day of :)

A huge huge thank you and round of applause for our beautiful model! She was a rockstar!


And of course a huge thank you to all those who collaborated to make this happen!

Design and florals: Hey Gorgeous Events
Photography by Cyn Kain Photography
Gowns and accessories: The Gown Shop Ann Arbor
Cake and favors: Sweet Heather Anne
Hair styling: Jennifer Grace
Make up: Posh Studio
Rentals: Special Events Rental
Calligraphy: Molly Jacques

The Knot DC, Maryland and Virginia | Published

2013 has been off to such a great start! Not sure about you, but I can harley believe how quickly January flew by! I met Amber Housley just over a year ago and we became fast friends. After just spending a day an a half together we dreamed up an inspiration shoot we wanted to collaborate on and made it happen later that spring! We were thrilled to see one of our bouquet images from the shoot published in the latest issue of Southern Weddings Magazine in November and soon after got word that we would have a few more images from that shoot published in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia Regional The Knot Issue. We worked with some amazing vendors on this shoot!

Florals were done by the amazing Holly Chapple
Paper goods and styling by the talented Amber Housley
Cakes by the awesome folks at Charm City Cakes

Be sure to check back soon as we’ll have more images from this inspiration shoot featured on one of our favorite blogs!


The Knot North Carolina | Published

Last June I shot a gorgeous backyard wedding at a bride’s home and was so excited when The Knot North Carolina decided to publish a few images from the wedding in their inspiration section of the magazine. It is always such a joy to see what Erin of Erin McLean Events creates for her brides! The gorgeous florals you see featured were done by the talented ladies of The EnglishGarden. The deliciously gorgeous cake was by Sweet Memories Bakery.

To see my post from Margo + Patrick’s wedding, click HERE . Their wedding was also featured on Southern Bride & Groom Blog, check it out HERE . Be sure to grab your copy of The Knot soon for more wedding inspiration!

Southern Bride & Groom | Published

Thrilled to announce that I had images published in the newest issue of Southern Bride and Groom! This inspiration shoot brought such a fun group of vendors together! The sweet couple photographed was a past bride and groom for me who won the SB&G 25th anniversary photo shoot contest!

Also it other good news, I am happy to announce Cyn Kain Photography earned the Bride’s Choice Awards for 2013! Thank you to all my wonderful couples!!
You can view images from the shoot in the latest issue of SB&G on pages 68 – 71. Also be sure to cheek out the blog post on SB&G HERE which shares some images from the shoot in addition to a behind-the-scenes look of the shoot filmed by Life Stage Films :) Enjoy!

Southern Weddings Magazine | Published

So thrilled to have been published in the Southern Weddings 5th Anniversary issue this fall! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can buy it a local newsstands or order HERE…it is filled with gorgeousness! The ladies behind Southern Weddings Magazine have really outdone themselves this time…we’re talking inspiration, lots of shared advice from amazingly talented wedding professionals, gold foil SW header and of course some of the prettiest southern details through out the issue. Lara, Emily, Nicole, Marissa and Kristen – Thank you for allowing me to be apart of this lovely issue!
Editor-in-chief, Lara Casey and Creative Director, Emily Thomas were looking to create a spread that highlighted what marriage is truly all about, the vows. The vows were written in calligraphy by  the talented Lindsay of Lindsay Letters and the styling was by my sweet friend and designer Amber Housely.  For a few behind the scene peeks visit Amber’s post HERE – it was such a fun trip out to Nashville!
The bouquet on the bottom left was from an inspiration shoot Amber and I dreamed up. The gorgeous floral design was done by the one and only Holly Chapple
And lastly one my summer brides had their bouquet featured in the magazine – right spread, bottom left – the beautiful full all-gardenia bouquet. You can imagine how good it smelled! Thank you to the Southern Weddings Ladies for pouring their heart and soul into their work and creating this gorgeous issue – and huge congratulations to them as this is their 5th anniversary issue! I am very honored to be published next to so many people I admire in the industry!