Weddings with boutique hotels, amazing food and venues with grand views offer a refreshing change of pace to the creative eye. If I were to plan my wedding all over again there are many things I would do differently. Weddings like Casey and Carlos would greatly inspire me because the flow of the day was effortless, beauty was everywhere, special moments were felt by all and my favorite, smiles galore.
Although, doing a bride and groom first look can be magical, there is something so romantic to me when our couples decide to wait. To witness Casey and Carlos readying from across town, building in anticipation of the moment their eyes first meet on their wedding day, that moment is so classic. Hand written vows stop me in my tracks, if I could, I’d pull my camera away from my eye just to soak in the power of those once in a lifetime spoken words. It is by our words that we are judged, understood and valued. It was really beautiful to witness their raw emotion for one another.
Casey and Carlos planned a perfect wedding that focused on what meant most to them; dear family and friends, lavish food, creative cocktails and a playlist of songs that had meaning and purpose to both of them. It’s intimate celebrations like this that stand out amongst all of the wedding we capture. Upon departing for the evening, hugs goodbye is truly a grand feeling, making us feel more like a welcomed guest and part of the family.
Thank you, Casey and Carlos, for welcoming us to capture the day you let your love shine.
Carlos, such a sharp dresser, love it!
It’s so sweet when both Mom and Dad are there to help put finishing touches on their little girl. Sophia and her grandmother.
I love brides with bright striking lips, it’s such a classically beautiful look.
From dad, to Casey, to Carlos…what a beautiful display of love shown in their emotions
TIP: If you’re planning your wedding on a budget, even if you aren’t, consider cutting a HUGE chunk of expense by inviting only your truly closest friends and family to celebrate at an intimate venue. Imagine having your wedding celebration at your most favorite restaurant and being able to chat and mingle with everyone you invited. Imagine truly enjoying your day instead of rushing from one place to another. Imagine the honeymoon you could take with all your ‘saved’ money!
Dress Designer :: Becky Palin
Suit :: j.crew
Cake :: Eat Cake
Venue :: Roots Restaurant and Cellar
Hair Piece :: Anthropologie
Shoes :: Badgley Mischka
Groom Prep, Honeymoon Suite :: Iron Horse Hotel
Framed Art :: Attic Destash – Etsy