Croatian American Cultural Center Wedding | Sarah and Perry

This couple was absolutely precious.  They were so connected on the day of their wedding.  Their mind was on each other entirely, not all the other details of the day that couples often focus on. It was so refreshing to be surrounded by two people who were so entirely focused on the love that led them there that day. Not to mention how amazing and supportive their families were! What a great crew. They knew that no matter what happened with the flowers or decor, at the end of the day, they were going to be husband and wife and that was what it was truly all about.

They had had a beautifully traditional catholic wedding.  The bride looked gorgeous for her big day in her off the shoulder gown with a belt of bling. She was a classic beauty in every sense of the word. Her groom looked so handsome and was incredibly excited to take her hand at the end of the aisle. One of my favorite parts about capturing weddings is seeing the look in the groom’s eyes as he sees his bride for the first time. Whether that be at the end of an aisle, or during a first look. It’s as if they are seeing them for the first time. Reactions range from stunned silence, to whoops of joy, to sweet tears. Every reaction, just like every love, is so unique and touchingly beautiful.

Their ceremony was simply stunning. I loved the pendant lights and gorgeous stained glass in the church.  The blush tones of the flowers and bridesmaids dresses complimented the space perfectly.  Now, do not mistake traditional for stuffy.  These two kept things light and fun during the ceremony in every way they could!  They had their closest friends and family there to support them in one of the biggest decisions of their lives.  Everyone was thrilled for the two to be joining as one. As the ceremony drew to a close, we headed off for the reception were laughs were shared, dance moves were showcased, and love was definitely in the air.

From the ceremony to reception everything looked beautiful and the happy couple was just that, happy.  These two have many years of happiness to look forward to together and it was my pleasure to be able to capture the memories of their first day of forever.

Croatian American Cultural Center wedding

This Croatian American Cultural Center Wedding was an absolute blast. Thank you for letting me be a part of your big day!

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Hair stylist: Daisy Ribiero – Envy Salon

Florist: Nina’s Flowers and Gifts

Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Croatian American Cultural Center

Caterer: Croatian American Cultural Center

DJ / Band: Stewarts Disc Jockey

Firehouse Restaurant Wedding | Ana and George

I had the honor of photographing this sweet couple’s wedding not too long ago and boy, was it amazing! Ana and George were made for one another. Their love was so evident the moment that I met them. George is a music teacher, but they’re both very musically gifted. The DJ played all vinyl, and their dear friends performed a sax quartet before the wedding in the loft. As an experienced wedding photographer, I know personal touches like these make all the difference for a couple. They expressed to me that the most exciting part of the wedding was getting to start their lives together, and celebrating great day with friends and family!

They had a gorgeous catholic ceremony full of tradition and beautiful symbolism. One tradition that took place was the Coins Crystal Lasso Flowers to Mary. The “lassoing” act is a symbol of unifying the couple together in marriage for their entire lives. What a beautiful symbol of the bond that will forever bind these two hearts.

The bridal party consisted of family members only, and I could tell how close everyone was. I know that each relationship holds a special place in their hearts, and it meant the world to have them by their sides on their special day. All together they are so full of life, happiness, and positivity. You could tell just by Ana’s smile that she was radiating happiness the entire evening. I couldn’t be more happy for these two, and I hope to see them again in the future as they go about their journey of life together!

firehouse restaurant wedding

Capturing these two love birds at their Firehouse Restaurant Wedding was such an honor. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them!

Wedding Planner : Randy Bowling (Firehouse) & Titi Kila (Cathedral)

Make-up artist : Blana Martin

Hair Stylist : Blanca Martin

Florist : Vicky Marco – Bella Bloom

Ceremony Venue : Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Reception Venue : Firehouse Restaurant

Cake / Dessert : Freeport Bakery

DJ / Band : DJ Eli Fresh Mode

Vizcaya Wedding | Casey and Jordan

This Vizcaya wedding was an absolute blast. Talk about a stunning couple! Casey and Jordan just recently got married, and these two were some of the most fun and energetic people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are free-spirited, wild at heart, and totally in love. I know people always over-use the saying, “you two are perfect for each other!” But in this case, it really is true. Casey and Jordan have such a spark between them, and I am so honored to have been able to document their wonderful wedding memories.

These two live in Hawaii, and are very active people who love to get out and have fun. One of my favorite parts of the wedding was that there was never a dull moment. Just look at Casey’s face as she was coming down the aisle. I love how she is not afraid in the slightest to show her personality. In fact, her and Jordan totally owned the day and made everyone feel happy and at home!

When asked what they look most forward to on their wedding day, “the first look” was the answer. These two wrote each other sweet letters before they had the first look. It was so sweet to see them in such an intimate moment, reading the letters. It was even sweeter to see Jordan’s reaction when he saw his beautiful bride. It’s safe to say that the first look turned out more than they hoped for! Not only was the wedding one to remember, but the reception was full of laughter and support for the two love birds. The families and friends seemed to enjoy every bit of it. A few loved ones got up and gave speeches to the bride and groom, and the whole room was crying, laughing, and everything in between.

What a perfect wedding for a perfect couple. Congratulations Casey and Jordan! May your marriage be filled with many adventures to come!

Vizcaya wedding

Capturing these memories of the Vizcaya Wedding was so much fun! These two hearts truly were made for each other.

Make-up artist : Jill Briggs – Beauty Box Makeup Artists
Hair Stylist : Krystle Tanton
Florist : Esmae Event Stylist – Angela Perevertaylo
Videographer : Wild35 – Paul Ortiz
Ceremony Venue : Vizcaya
Reception Venue: Vizcaya
Coordinator : Lauren Bergenholtz
Caterer : Vizcaya
Cake / Dessert : Paper Heart Patisserie
DJ / Band : DJ B Carrion