I was so excited when a college school mate and friend contacted me because she was engaged and looking for a wedding photographer! Chatting with her during her planning phase I just knew this wedding was going to be gorgeous! She and her fiancé were so in love, I could see it in their eyes. And the decor she spoke of and how she described her wedding dress ... oh I just could not wait!
How awesome is this bridal sweet at the Vizcaya Villa
?! Talk about pampering and relaxing in style before the calamity of the wedding and reception!
How awesome is this? Her sister is a makeup artist and hair stylist. How perfect right?!
About this time we got word that we were under a tornado warning ... yeah. You read that right. It was raining and it was windy. The location
people were so on it though. They were preparing for the worst, while offering great options for their bride and groom. All so she could still relax, get in her dress and be (sorta) stress free.
I stinking loved her dress she just looked gorgeous! Love that sister and momma helped put the veil on!
Love this picture of nephew and bride looking in the mirror! <3 I'm a sucker for pics like this!
In the grooms suite ... there was another party going on! ;) Guys are always a tad different when getting ready. There's always jokes and quite a few smart remarks. This was a great bunch of guys!
What I also enjoyed about the groomsmen? The best man was the groom's father. And the pastor? The Bride's brother-in-law. I love how everyone got to participate!
There wasn't a dry eye in the bridal suite when daddy saw his daughter for the first time in her dress.
And then ... just before the ceremony ... The bride and groom got to talk to one another and touch each other's hands. They weren't too sure about a first look session, so this was super cute.
He was so good about ensuring she was happy with what was to come with the tornado warning. He waited until the last minute to decide whether or not to move the wedding indoors. And like a miracle, the skies cleared and the wind died down and even though it was a tad soggy, it became a beautiful day for a wedding.
Then the time came for her to come down the isle. She couldn't look at her husband to be down the isle without crying. She didn't want to mess up her mascara ... ;)
And just look at that look face as he sees her coming down the isle. Pure love.
This is when he tried to kiss her before the pastor pronounced them husband and wife! :)
The bride had a little surprise for her groom ... her dress changed into a short party dress!! How fun is that?! He was so super surprised and couldn't stop staring at her legs! <3
When the bride was telling me about this gold, chevron runner ... she kept going back and forth about it. She absolutely loved it but wasn't sure about the price. She was going to get it and then she wasn't .... then she did! haha! And what a great choice! I absolutely loved it too!
Father daughter dances and mother son dances always get me. I love them and think they are soooo super special. I cannot wait for my own mother son dance!
Oh look! I'm in a picture! ;) That's the awesome part of booking weddings with me. You get TWO PROFESSIONAL photographers to capture your special day. Moment's won't be forgotten with two sets of eyes watching for those special moments to happen!
It's only taken me about a year and half to post these ... they celebrated their 1st year of marriage this past January. Congratulations again you two and here's to many more years!
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