The Adventure Begins! A Travelers Wedding
We had such an amazing time kicking off our wedding season with Natalie and Chris at the beginning of April!! The day was GORGEOUS, perfect weather, not a cloud in the sky! The wedding was at Viaggio Winery, and they could not have picked a better spot. It has amazing grounds (perfect for photographers... ;) ) and the reception was set up inside with paper lanterns filling the ceiling and an array of travel centerpieces to showcase their love for adventure!
To start, the bride and all her girls were able to get ready in this awesome tuscan villa that was on the property, it complimented her dress perfectly!
Can we talk about these invitations?! I think these have to be one of the most creative sets of invites we have ever seen! Going along with the travel theme, what better way to invite your guests then with an awesome travel ticket!? The wedding coordinator Tyson from Belle & Barrister actually helped make these, I can't believe how awesome she is!!
Getting this girl ready was so effortless and easy, the dress slipped on perfectly and she looked amazing the entire time!
Her bouquet was soft a delicate, absolutely loved it!! Dahlias are my favorite flower, and as you can see this beauty was covered in them. On the bouquet she also had a charm that a family member gave her with her dads picture on it in remembrance of him, such a sweet touch.
Our dashing groom was as handsome as can be, and if you look at his details you'll see what his cuff-links are... globes! Such an awesome set, and they even spin!! The perfect detail for their day!
They set up their first look to be in the Rose Garden in Capital Park, and lucky for us all of the roses were in full bloom!!
Seriously!? Look how cute these two are, we loved every minute!!
After the first look we had an impromptu stop at Punch Bowl Social to get some bridal party photos, and it was such a blast! The company was great, they allowed us to hop in and hop out with no complaints, and the space was amazing!! Such a fun place to go for a drink, play some board games with your friends, or even take some bad-a$$ groomsmen shots next to the fireplace.
We were a little tight on time, but made it happen and off to the church in time!! I absolutely love the shots coming up, its so sweet when the groom gets emotional while his love is walking down the isle, it really takes your breath away... and for us, it makes me remember why I love this job so much!!
LOVE it!! The couple got married at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and it was beautiful.
After the big debut, everyone headed out to Acampo to the venue!! Like I mentioned before, the couple had a travel theme set up, so the tables all had unique travel centerpieces showcasing some of the places they have traveled together, and the bride actually made some of the centerpieces herself making hot air balloons with paper lanterns, they were so awesome!!
The grounds were perfect for a big wedding party, and this group was so fun to shoot! They were laughing and playing the entire time, we hardly can call this stuff work... !
After the goofballs went to enjoy cocktail hour, we were able to snag some adorable shots of the couple as well! And look at that collar, he had it embroidered with their date, such a great addition!!
The reception was so much fun, everyone was in great spirits, and it even happened to be the grooms birthday!! So what's a wedding and a birthday without the entire guest list getting up and singing to him!?
We snagged them away for some more sunset photos when the time was right, and I cant even believe how many amazing shots we were able to get in such a short amount of time!! These two are so happy, just loving, laughing and playing together all the time, I seriously cant NOT smile when I look at these photos... can you!?
Then we stepped back in and got the party started!! The couple started off the night with their first dance which was to Sugar by Maroon 5, and it was actually the same song that Chris proposed to!! That story is so cute, as he sang the lyrics asking her to marry him, such a perfect song to have your first dance to!
This was such a great night, filled with love and laughter. This couple is so strong together, and you can see their happiness exploding around them, it was such a pleasure getting to know them and being part of this amazing day!!