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Lovebirds of 2016 | Vote!

What a year! We (the Blumes!) had such an amazing time celebrating — and of course photographing! — the marriages of these extraordinary couples. Congrats to all of you enjoying your first holiday season as a married couple!

The couples you see below inspired us with their love, and we’re better for knowing them. That’s the kind of impact we hope to make in their lives, too. The thriving marriages we see now tell us that the past twelve months have been a true success! If you’re curious about our year-in-review, it involved a TEDx Talk, exciting photo shoots around the world, humbling honors and exciting opportunities, a brand new studio space (come visit us!), and most personally a brand new little boy added to our family!

Yet…

…all of it revolved around these beautiful newlywed couples whose love and friendship brought us so much joy! To thank them for letting us into your lives, trusting us to tell their stories, and allowing our hands to create artwork their families will touch for generations, we’re ending this year with a fun giveaway!

  • The couple with the greatest number of comments on this post (in the “Comments” section below) will receive a beautiful 16×20 gallery wrapped canvas, from our home to yours!
  • Every couple who receives at least 25 votes will win a retouched print image,
  • Every couple who receives at least 50 votes will win a mounted enlargement,
  • Bonus: Every voter — that’s you! — is also entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate. After all, any friend of these sweet couples is a friend of ours!

It’s easy to vote:  just write something creative or caring in the “comments” section below for the couple of your choice!

Just click to Share on Facebook or Tweet this post and get your friends voting! Even turn your New Year’s get-together into a “get out the vote” party!

We’d love to hear from all our regular Blume Blog readers, too. Which couple gets your vote? So you know, we’ll count comments — one per person — through January 10, then announce the winner! (Click on any couple’s names to see the rest of their wedding photos!)

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Lily & Bon
Roswell Mill, Roswell GA
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Elizabeth & Russ
Lincolnton, GA
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Laura & James
Flint Hill, Norcross GA
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Lauren & David
the State Botanical Gardens, Athens GA
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Samantha & Andrew
the Swan House at Atlanta History Center, Atlanta GA
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Jaime & Brian
Primrose Cottage, Roswell GA
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Erin & Yao
Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Little Gardens, Atlanta GA
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Sarah Kate & Trent
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church and Primrose Cottage, Roswell GA
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Erinn & Barry
Little Gardens, Norcross GA
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Rachel & Matt
Bonclarken, Flat Rock NC
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Mia & Quentin
Athens, GA
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All images © 2017 Blume Photography. It’s unlawful to copy or reproduce our work in any form without our express written permission. (It just ain’t right!) Thanks for respecting us and our art. If in doubt about federal copyright law, please ask us. We’re happy to answer your questions.
  • Angela Steed - December 27, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    David and Lauren Steed are my favorites! My first born and the love of his life. Such a beautiful wedding with the best photographer!

  • Lauren Swinford - December 27, 2016 - 1:13 pm

    Erin and Barry at Little Gardens because her floral crown is gorgeous and her dress looks like it is too!

  • Lauren - December 27, 2016 - 6:39 pm

    All are beautiful, but Erinn and Barry’s photo is the best 🙂

  • Tara Loucks - December 27, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    Barry and Erinn were the most beautiful couple. They just glowed when they saw each other!!!

  • Jim Loucks - December 27, 2016 - 7:10 pm

    Loved your photos of ALL the weddings! My favorites are Erinn and Barry Loucks. You guys were great and added a lot to the special evening in Atlanta!

  • LaMonte Loucks - December 27, 2016 - 7:45 pm

    Erinn and Barry because Barry has massive dance moves and his socks rocked! Great pics!

  • Tara Loucks - December 27, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    A perfect day for a special couple – Barry and Erinn!!! They just glowed when they looked at each other! They get my vote!

  • Britt - December 28, 2016 - 1:33 pm

    Gotta give it to my girl Mia and her man Quentin 😉 They are a genuinely sweet and thankful couple. They make me want to go to the courthouse!

  • Beth Fellhoelter - December 29, 2016 - 8:50 pm

    Matt and Rachel! I love the flowing lines of her dress, perfectly captured, and the tilt of her head is a beautiful lead in to the frame. Lovely romantic photo.

  • Jake Paule - December 29, 2016 - 9:04 pm

    Love all the photos! Matt and Rachel are the most sweet and caring people you will ever meet. Those homies look stunning!

  • Emily - December 29, 2016 - 11:35 pm

    I vote for Matt and Rachel! She’s practically glowing and I can feel the excitement from looking at the photos. I love the flower crown – beautiful adornment for a beautiful bride 🙂

  • Laura Gutyon - December 30, 2016 - 6:47 am

    Rachel and Matt beautiful photos, beautiful setting, beautiful couple

  • Sonya Johnson - December 30, 2016 - 7:00 am

    Love Matt and Rachel’s photo! Beautiful couple and shot!

  • Jordan Joseph - December 30, 2016 - 7:30 am

    Rachel and Matt are the sweetest couple and they look it in their photos!

  • Rio Lidgerding - December 30, 2016 - 8:19 am

    I’ve never met a couple like Matt and Rachel. They are the most genuinely kind people to the core, who obviously care so much about eachother and their future together. You guys are amazing!

  • Diane Livingston - December 30, 2016 - 8:28 am

    Rachel and Matt are a beautiful couple ❤️

  • AnnaJo McLeod - December 30, 2016 - 8:52 am

    Matt and Rachel ❤❤❤

  • Amy Faulkner - December 30, 2016 - 9:18 am

    Rachel and Matt are beautiful people inside and out!

  • Chelsea - December 30, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    Could Matt and Rachel be any more photogenic? Awesome photo of two great people!

  • Anna hoffman - December 30, 2016 - 1:57 pm

    Matt and Rachel of course!

  • Maria Zazzara - December 30, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    Rachel and Matt’s photo exemplifies what true love looks like. They are both glowing and you can tell they are happily in love. Great photography skills. Will definitely have to look into y’all since I’m planning my own wedding!

  • Darby Gentry - December 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm

    Rachel and Matt a so much fun! Great photo of a great couple!

  • Jud Froelich - December 30, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    Matt and Rachel Reihing!

  • Tracy - December 30, 2016 - 9:32 pm

    I love Rachel and Matt’s pictures! Rachel, I’m so happy for this new blessing and adventure in your life! I hope married life is treating you well! 🙂

  • Jess - December 31, 2016 - 2:31 am

    Rachel and Matt! Beautiful photo of a beautiful couple! Rachel is glowing showing her inner and outer beauty!

  • Sara G. - December 31, 2016 - 7:55 am

    All of the pictures are beautiful, but I vote for Rachel and Matt! 🙂

  • Melissa - December 31, 2016 - 8:34 am

    Matt & Rachel!!! Pictures are out of this world amazing, such a beautiful couple! <3

  • JILL - December 31, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    Lauren and David Love them what beautiful pictures and a wonderful wedding.

  • Sallie Mann - December 31, 2016 - 2:57 pm

    Beautiful picture and GREAT couple!

  • Joanne Fields - December 31, 2016 - 3:54 pm

    David & Lauren Steed’s picture is my favorite – beautiful picture of a beautiful couple.

  • Tommy - December 31, 2016 - 5:08 pm

    All are great, but Lauren and David’s is the best.

  • Amanda - December 31, 2016 - 5:57 pm

    It was fun to share in the joy with Barry & Erinn and do makeup for the big day!

  • Brendan Lopez - December 31, 2016 - 6:03 pm

    Erinn and Barry!

  • Rachel - December 31, 2016 - 6:05 pm

    Erinn and Barry! Beautiful photos!

  • Ashley - December 31, 2016 - 6:10 pm

    Love Erin and Barry!

  • Meg - December 31, 2016 - 6:50 pm

    Rachel and Matt!

  • Erinn - December 31, 2016 - 11:32 pm

    Love Barry and Erinn’s photos- they are so in love!

  • Joe - December 31, 2016 - 11:55 pm

    Barry and Erinn….woohoo!

  • Iain R - January 1, 2017 - 12:03 am

    Erinn and Barry

  • Betty hearn - January 1, 2017 - 11:21 am

    Lauren and David Steed.

  • Caleb wilsford - January 1, 2017 - 2:02 pm

    David and lauren hands down

  • Renee McMunn - January 1, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Definitely David and Lauren!!!!

  • Dena Garcia - January 1, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    David and Lauren are my favorites!!! They are a beautiful couple. Her dress is gorgeous. Their jewelry is so original and the fact that he even made some of it is so precious!!! Their setting for their wedding was lovely and their love for one another shines through in their photos!!❤🕊❤

  • Marilyn - January 1, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    Lauren & David – beautiful pictures, beautiful couple!

  • Theang - January 1, 2017 - 6:51 pm

    David and Lauren

  • Brandon - January 2, 2017 - 3:16 am

    Lauren and David Steed.

  • Dee Aiena - January 3, 2017 - 12:07 pm

    Lauren and David Steed!!!!

  • Michael bright - January 3, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    Lauren and David, great photo 👍🏻

  • Lisha - January 3, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    I heart Erin and Yao.

  • James - January 3, 2017 - 12:46 pm

    Lauren & David steed

  • Leslie Belmont - January 3, 2017 - 12:46 pm

    I vote for Sarah Kate and Trent- I have been privileged to have Sarah Kate as a best friend for nearly ten years and I am so happy I’ve gotten to know Trent in that time and consider him another close friend. They’re amazing and beautiful people inside and out!

  • Chelsey - January 3, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    Brian and my new sis, Jaime! ❤

  • Tyler - January 3, 2017 - 1:05 pm

    Brian and Jaime because Brian took her last name. How beautiful!

  • Jennifer laxkey - January 3, 2017 - 1:11 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent is my favorite! They are such a sweet, loving couple! Their photo is absolutely beautiful!

  • Leslie - January 3, 2017 - 1:13 pm

    Jaime and Brian! Beautiful couple and wonderful day…

  • Brit - January 3, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Jaime and Brian for the win 😍❤️

  • Cindy - January 3, 2017 - 1:49 pm

    Gorgeous couple….Jaime and Brian

  • Cameron - January 3, 2017 - 1:57 pm

    Wow! Sarah Kate and Trent!! What a gorgeous shot!

  • Michele Travaglini - January 3, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent !! Vote for my nephew and his beautiful wife !!

  • Lyndsay - January 3, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent!!! SK is a wonderful person and I’m so happy for her!

  • Chelsea - January 3, 2017 - 2:21 pm

    Yao and Erin, you look stunning!

  • Roberta Seybold - January 3, 2017 - 2:32 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent Marshall photos are #wow

  • Jenn Perez - January 3, 2017 - 2:43 pm

    Jaime and Brian ❤️❤️

  • Mollie - January 3, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    Love Elizabeth & Russ!! Such a beautiful day!

  • Christine S. Hampton - January 3, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent

    “This is the forest primeval,
    The murmuring pines and the hemlocks,
    Bearded with moss and in garments green,
    Indistinct in the twilight”.
    – Longfellow’s Evangeline

  • Samantha - January 3, 2017 - 2:51 pm

    Brian & Jamie

    MR & MRS. GREEN!! 🖤♥️💛

  • Jackie - January 3, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent– gorgeous!

  • Peggy - January 3, 2017 - 3:14 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent – beautiful!

  • Stephanie - January 3, 2017 - 3:42 pm

    Samantha & Andrew

  • Susan Corcoran - January 3, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    Sarah Kate & Trent look like they are in fairytale ! The photo is truly stunning

  • Lindsey - January 3, 2017 - 3:51 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent’s wedding was one of the best most fun weddings I have ever attended- It is a testament to their relationship!

  • Bernadette - January 3, 2017 - 4:17 pm

    Sarah & Trent, incredible photo. You can see the love they share. Great setting for this picture.

  • Amy - January 3, 2017 - 4:32 pm

    Jaime and Brian had such a beautiful wedding and you captured it perfectly!

  • Susan Corcoran - January 3, 2017 - 4:37 pm

    Sarah Kate & Trent!!!!❤

  • Denise K - January 3, 2017 - 5:20 pm

    Liz & Russ!! What a beautiful couple!❤️

  • Kristyn - January 3, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    Jaime & Brian! Love you guys.

  • Caroline - January 3, 2017 - 5:44 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent! You guys are the best!

  • Cindy Waldo - January 3, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    All your photos are wonderful but my favorite is Erinn and Barry’s. I love the moment you captured.

  • Michele Simms - January 3, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent Marshall get my vote!❤❤❤

  • Millie - January 3, 2017 - 6:17 pm

    Very creative pics – I like Sarah Kate and Trent the best 💕

  • Penny Harter - January 3, 2017 - 6:19 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Love the one of Kate and Trent.

  • Gail - January 3, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    Beautiful couple and beautiful setting. Sarah Kate and Trent look beautiful! They get my vote.

  • Minni Kalkunte - January 3, 2017 - 6:27 pm

    I vote for Erin & Yao. They look absolutely Ravishing and lovely pictures just like the lovely couple who are amazing amazing people 🙂 Wish them both a great married life filled with loads of love, health & happiness. Xoxoxo

  • Cassie - January 3, 2017 - 6:38 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent look amazing!

  • Rick - January 3, 2017 - 6:58 pm

    Laren and David Steed – Beautiful couple inside and out

  • Travis - January 3, 2017 - 7:10 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent – the picture perfectly captures their love!

  • Erin - January 3, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent’s photo captures what true love looks like. They are the bomb!

  • Lisa Wylie - January 3, 2017 - 7:55 pm

    Sarah Kate & Trent, you can see the love!💙

  • Krystyna M - January 3, 2017 - 7:59 pm

    Erin and Yao! The love they have for each other is awe-inspiring and I have never met a couple more deserving of each other.

  • Christy - January 3, 2017 - 8:52 pm

    Brian and Jamie, simply a beautiful photo.

  • Allie - January 3, 2017 - 8:52 pm

    I vote for Jaime & Brian! Their picture is stunning and they’re a beautiful, genuine, fun-loving couple.

  • Jane - January 3, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent💞💞

  • Jane K - January 3, 2017 - 9:13 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent. Beautiful couple – beautiful wedding💞

  • Anne - January 3, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent is my vote! Lovely photo that captures the love they share💕

  • Angie Spratlin - January 3, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    I vote for Elizabeth and Russ. Perfect photography that captured their perfect day! Love the photos and my sweet children! 💕💕

  • Jessica Scheetz - January 3, 2017 - 10:56 pm

    Brian and Jaime Brown! Love the Great Gatsby vibes.

  • Ellen Young - January 3, 2017 - 10:57 pm

    Lauren and David! Such a beautiful couple!

  • Cierra - January 3, 2017 - 11:50 pm

    Jaime and Brian 💕💕💕

  • Tara Lockridge - January 4, 2017 - 12:20 am

    Jamie & Brian! I went to school with Jamie and I’m very happy for her that she’s found someone that seems to be a reflection of her soul ❤️ The pictures are gorgeous

  • Mary - January 4, 2017 - 12:41 am

    Brian & Jaime; you’re adorable

  • jordan - January 4, 2017 - 1:26 am

    lauren and david

  • Sally - January 4, 2017 - 4:54 am

    Sarah Kate and Trent look so peacedul and totally in love. Such a lovely couple!!!

  • Annie Curry - January 4, 2017 - 4:56 am

    David and Lauren Steed!

  • Julie Dieffenbach - January 4, 2017 - 4:58 am

    Jaime and Brian Green- beautiful couple, fun wedding! Love all the photography!!

  • Chris - January 4, 2017 - 5:22 am

    Jaime and Brian – I love their expressions!

  • Jamie - January 4, 2017 - 6:16 am

    These 2 truly are an amazing giving couple. Liz coached my daughter in cheerleading and was such a positive role model and gave to that squad with everything. Russ always right there to help roll a sign and carry megaphones. They are the sweetest, thoughtful people. Just wanted to cast my votes in hopes of helping to give something to them!

  • Sarah K - January 4, 2017 - 6:28 am

    #browngoesgreen all the way. Classic style in the modern day and beautiful light surrounding these two always.

  • Tiffany - January 4, 2017 - 6:36 am

    I ❤️️ Lauren and David Steed’s style!

  • Miki - January 4, 2017 - 6:49 am

    Sara Kate & Trent, I love the way the woods seem to surround them.

  • Janis - January 4, 2017 - 7:20 am

    Jaime and Brian; this is what love looks like. ❤️

  • maria iannucci - January 4, 2017 - 7:56 am

    Jamie and Brian; in love with this photo!

  • Marissa - January 4, 2017 - 8:18 am

    Jaime & Brian Green – all the way !!! 😉

  • Tia Greene - January 4, 2017 - 8:30 am

    Jamie & Brian are truly timeless couple and can see it through your beautiful pictures. I Vote for the Greens 🙂

  • Kala johnson - January 4, 2017 - 8:32 am

    Jaime and Brian!! Amazing!

  • Margaret Koos Johnson - January 4, 2017 - 9:05 am

    Jaime and Brian”s pictures are amazing

  • Angela - January 4, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Matt and Rachel are the cutest!! <3!!! 🙂

  • Stephanie Jakubik - January 4, 2017 - 10:43 am

    Jaime and Brian… Just stunning!

  • Amy - January 4, 2017 - 1:29 pm

    Lauren and David Steed are the most awesome of all

  • Taylor Dunn - January 4, 2017 - 1:40 pm

    Jaime and Brian are my favorites!!

  • Bradley Smith - January 4, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    Jaime and Brian, the captured happiness and connection between them is wonderful.

  • Meredith Fendler - January 4, 2017 - 2:47 pm

    So much love for Erinn and Barry! Miss you two!

  • Amber - January 4, 2017 - 5:38 pm

    Jaime and Brian ❤ My husband and I went to high school with Brian and I remember when we first met Jaime and telling Brian how I thought she was a keeper! I’m so glad I was right! Love you guys!

  • Carissa - January 4, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Jaime and Brian!

  • Tina Conley - January 4, 2017 - 5:52 pm

    Love is captured !
    A magical Wedding Weekend.

  • Patti hightower - January 4, 2017 - 5:58 pm

    Beautiful couple, Jaimie and Brian!!!

  • Natalie - January 4, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    Jamie and Brian!! Stunning!!

  • Amaranth - January 4, 2017 - 6:41 pm

    Lauren + David = WIN

  • Katie Meier - January 4, 2017 - 6:48 pm

    Jamie and Brian make a beautiful couple, forgous picture!

  • Janina - January 4, 2017 - 6:58 pm

    Jaime and Brian … stunning

  • Kristina - January 4, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Jaime and Brian Green!

  • Kathi Krueger - January 4, 2017 - 7:26 pm

    Jaime and Brian. Amazing photo and couple.

  • Chloe pope - January 4, 2017 - 7:32 pm

    Liz and Russ. Y’all photos are absolutely amazing. I hope y’all win

  • Brenda Noor - January 4, 2017 - 7:34 pm

    Love Jamie & Brian, they look like a very fun loving couple. Have known Brian for years and I am so happy for him. He looks so in love in the picture and so does Jamie.
    I wish them much love and happiness in the years to come.

  • Mel Levitt - January 4, 2017 - 7:59 pm

    Jaime and Brian foreverafter

  • Debbie Gaudet - January 4, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    Jaime and Brian all the way

  • Cindy Gallagher - January 4, 2017 - 8:29 pm

    Jamie & Brian you are a beautiful couple and your wedding pictures look amazing.

  • Liz Cullen - January 4, 2017 - 8:47 pm

    Jaime and Brian! What a romantic, classic picture! You guys look like movie stars!

  • Janet wills - January 4, 2017 - 8:53 pm

    Jamie & Brian make a beautiful couple and have. Wonderful Aunt Lorraine!

  • Kim Sewell - January 4, 2017 - 9:29 pm

    Jaime and Brian!!! Stunning❤❤❤

  • Brad - January 5, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    Lauren & David

  • Nester Valenti - January 7, 2017 - 9:57 am

    Jaime and Brian’s photo captures the timeless elegance of their love. Hugs from Uncle Nester!

  • Jessica Masters - January 7, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Jaime and Brian for the win! 👰🏼❤👨🏻

  • Grace Diglio - January 7, 2017 - 10:20 pm

    Jamie and Brian are absolutely stunning in their photo it should be a cover of a bridal magazine!

  • Candilyn - January 7, 2017 - 10:23 pm

    Brian & Jaime Green…they are truly a beautiful couple and this photo captures the pure love and joy they share between each other.

  • Katie - January 8, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Jaime & Brian. What a cool old car, and I LOVE the way he’s looking at her!

  • Hannah Walton - January 9, 2017 - 12:15 pm

    Jaime and Brian!!

  • Gerald - January 10, 2017 - 3:39 pm

    Jaime and Brian!

  • Jacob Krombopulus - January 10, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    dawww Brian and Jaime you guys look great!

  • Hannah - January 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    Samantha & Andrew ! What a wonderful couple

  • Mark Meierhoefer - January 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    Well Done!!! Jaime and Brian look AWESOME!!!

  • Melanie Orr - January 10, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Andrew and Samantha’s wedding was beautiful and she looked gorgeous! Everyone had a lot of fun dancing and taking pictures in the photo booth too!

  • Steve - January 10, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    David & Lauren Steed are the best!
    So sad to have been out of the country for their wedding & the pictures made feel like I was there!

  • Kate - January 10, 2017 - 5:48 pm

    Congrats Jaime and Brian!

  • Purl - January 10, 2017 - 5:52 pm

    Brian and Jaime are the cutest and they look the happiest

  • Ches - January 10, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    Brian and Jaime Forever!

  • Stacy - January 10, 2017 - 6:18 pm

    Jaime and Brian you look so happy! Enjoy your lives together!

  • Paul - January 10, 2017 - 6:58 pm

    All the photos are great, but I have to say Erinn & Barry’s are fabulous!

  • Susan Brostrom - January 29, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    Sarah Kate and Trent are the best!!! You can see they mean so much to each other.

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