Alli & Ryan’s personalities are so warm, loving, and gracious that you simply want to be around them all day. Alli was so thoughtful with all of the sweet little details she designed. For something old, she tied a locket with pictures of her Nana and Pop-Pop around her bouquet. For something blue, she had a small heart shaped piece of her dad’s old blue handkerchief sewn into the inside of her dress, over her heart. It’s weddings like these that leave us grinning from ear to ear, which is probably precisely what Alli & Ryan are doing right now on their honeymoon to St. Lucia. Color me jealous.
By the way, we love first looks. They’re really a win/win for everyone at the wedding. The bride and groom get to share an intimate, unforgettable moment, and it allows for a more relaxed time to capture portraits before guests arrive. This rustic bridge across the street from the venue was the perfect spot for the big reveal, and Ryan’s reaction was priceless! Lincoln almost fell in the river getting the shot, but that was a chance I was willing to take ;)
Side note: It’s always a treat to photograph any of the Robert Ryan wedding venues. This marks our third time this season working with Robert Ryan’s magnificently effective wedding coordinator: Barbara. She’s a prime example of how choosing the right coordinator can avoid all wedding day stress. Brides should be rejoicing on their wedding day, not hung up on orchestrating details!
Florist: Divine Blossoms by Chrissy Franklin // Favors: We Love Photobooths // Table Décor: Mason jars filled with wildflowers // Dress: Mori Lee #5108 // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Cake: The Master’s Baker