Imagine Willy Wonka marrying Cyndi Lauper with Katy Perry as the bridesmaids and you’ve entered the whimsical world of Monica + Robert’s wedding. She carried a lollipop bouquet to the altar. Her bridesmaids held cotton candy. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were pinwheels. And the ring bearer toted a giant purple Hershey’s kiss. Fanciful down to her floral combat boots and his black leather sneaks. The bride + groom reveled in sweet delight.
Love can transform two good people into two great souls. Apart, they are capable, loving people with full, meaningful lives. Together, Heidi + Dean, are Sinatra and Vegas. They are champagne and bubble baths. They are old school charm that hearken back to a classier, jazzier time when women were from good stock, had sexy, throaty laughs. And, oh yeah, were breathtakingly beautiful. And the men were chivalrous and sporting. Heidi + Dean are everything we love in a couple. All cake. And a bit of frosting for glamour.
Generations of matrimony surrounded the bride + groom. How fortunate Sarah + James were to have their full sets of parents and grandparents to support and guide them through this passage. Sarah’s grandmother made her exquisite veil. An heirloom from her own wedding dress refashioned into this stunner. Her step father officiated the wedding. And the ceremony took place at her family home. Home is where the heart is and that was evident in every decoration lovingly crafted by the matriarchy.
The bride + groom arrived fully committed to each other. Their lives were all ready intertwined, all ready full and their guest list brimmed with family and friends that reached back beyond the beginning. With two kids in tow and two sets of families on both sides of the aisle, Alyson + Gabriel’s wedding was a celebration of the life they all ready shared. The reception hall boomed with laughter and the occasional misty eyes spilled happy tears. Sharing their special day was a reminder that family, whether by blood or by choice, is all we need and every reason to celebrate.
The Bride + Groom were lord and lady of the manor. The setting was wonderfully eccentric and regal. And proved to be the perfect backdrop for their wedding. Photographing the bride and her ladies-in-waiting was reminiscent of Downton Abbey meets Vanity Fair. The muted colors. The gilded and gold accents. Perfectly reflected the regal bearing of the groom and his demure, gracious bride.
I wish all brides, heck, all women, could be as sure as confident as radiant as Melissa. She exuded the kind of calm that comes with knowing you’re marrying the right man. On her wedding day, she was giddy with anticipation and ready for her new life to begin. Josh has an old school soul with modern sensibilities. The kind of guy who values family and friendships in all its many forms. It was such an honor to be a part of their special day.
A sweet, young couple eloped in Las Vegas proving all you really need at a wedding is the bride + groom. Kelsey didn’t adorn herself with expensive jewels. Nor did she need to. She was the jewel and shined brighter than the Hope diamond. When she revealed herself in her wedding gown to Kyle, the look on his face was priceless.
Kelsey + Kyle are a lovely reminder that a wedding is a ceremony while a marriage is a union And money may buy many things, especially in Las Vegas, but it will never buy manners, morals, character, trust or true love. All of which we witnessed in this charming couple.