THE COUPLE - Courtney and Gabe are one of those couples, that when you meet them, you know they were meant to be together. When they are together, the picture is truly complete. Their wedding was beautiful, touching and relaxed. And did I mention, everyone had a good time!
STYLE AND PERSONALITY - The contrast of purple and red in Bridesmaids’ flowers was dazzling. The Flower girls had cute dresses with purple petals between layers of tulle. Each Bridesmaid wore a matching necklace and earring set with purple crystals. The Bride wore earrings with blue crystals for her “something blue” and even had a penny in the bottom of her shoe! Her bouquet had lilies with plum centers radiating out to white petals and tips of chartreuse.
ALL THE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS - Along with Family, Friends and Love, there are three other elements that every wedding should have: laughter (the priest’s words to the bride and groom had the audience in stitches); fun (dancing, eating and lots of candy!); and a surprise (the Groom’s wedding gift to the Bride brought touching tears to her eyes moments before the ceremony).
It was a beautiful wedding for two very special people!
ALWAYS BEST FRIENDS - The Bride and Groom were high school sweethearts that never grew apart. As best friends in high school, the Maid of Honor recounted how the Bride and Groom would sneak out after school to see each other.
ALL THAT SPARKLES - The Bride’s fondness for All-That-Sparkles was exhibited, in the wedding, by her choice of rhinestone and crystal embellished pieces. From her shoes, to the dress, the jewelry and her tiara, touches of sparkle were present. The stems of the bouquets were encircled by a collar of rhinestones. At the reception, the cascading centerpieces, slip-covered chairs and 3-tiered cake (topped off with monogram) also received the dazzling touch.
THE BRIDE AND GROOM - After college, the Bride and Groom traveled extensively and visited many places around the world. Their guest book was a collection of photos, from those travels, that friends could sign.
A COLLABORATION - Their wedding happened on a beautiful summer day and they were surrounded by friends and family. The trees outside the reception were decorated with cerulean blue paper lanterns. Other personal touches for their wedding included tables that were assigned a location (places the couple had visited together) and invitations that she designed and he had printed. For the menu she had spring rolls brought in and he chose the surf-n-turf plated meals. Following their Asian heritage, the Bride changed into a cheongsam (the red silk dress that is traditional for weddings) after dinner. The Midnight Snack included corn dogs, fresh plain and cheese pretzels with mustard, and elephant ears (crispy cinnamon-sugar fried dough – the Groom’s pick!).
AN AFTERNOON STROLL THROUGH THE PARK - It really was a perfect day for a photo session. At first we were afraid it was going to rain, but it was really nice instead. October can be so unpredictable: sometimes rainy, or very windy and cold.
Kendra and her family met us at the park and we took a nice stroll along the path as I snapped pictures: candid and posed. They were fun to photograph and game to some goofier poses!