It's been two weeks .. two weeks since I shot my very first solo wedding. I planned and prepared for months leading up to this day, worked with the fabulous J Stoia, and prayed over and over for good weather, for calm nerves, and for me to capture all the important memories for this bride and groom.
As I took deep breaths and walked the grounds of Grandview Lodge, I knew it was going to be fabulous. I scouted out the most beautiful first look location, met with the dream team Drew and Andy (wedding planners), ooed and awwed over all the details they spent time pulling together, and finally stepped inside to say hello to the bride. Toni sat doing her own hair, completely calm and relaxed and ready to marry her forever. I knew in that moment I had nothing to be worried about it. THEY were going to make this day the best day and I was just going to be there to watch it all unfold in front of my camera.
90 degrees and pure humidity didn't stop them from looking stunning ... and laughing ... and truly making this day exactly what they wanted it to be. Surrounded by a large group of family and friends, love filled every part of this wedding. People smiled, laughed, cried, and were maybe melting from the gorgeous yet sweltering sunshine that was beading down on these two! As they said " i do " in a quick ceremony, with their own tearful vows written to one another, it was like no one else was there but the two of them. After that, it was pure fun. They were ready to celebrate the beauty of marriage!
Toni + Gabe, thank you for trusting me to capture your most important day. Thank you for believing in me. I am completely honored to have been a part of this moment. Thank you to Drew and Andy for making my day easier, thank you to my sister and second shooter for capturing details and for calming my nerves, and thank you to Toni and Gabe's awesome family and friends ... you all rock! And me, well, I might be hooked on capturing people's "love story"!
Enjoy this sneak peak of your lovely day! xo