We’re big fans of tradition ’round these parts. Especially when couples infuse their own new traditions into their Big Day, like these two lovebirds. From passing their rings around to guests at the ceremony for blessings and well wishes, to giving their mothers arrangements of lush blooms that they symbolically combined into one, they injected a deep meaning and powerful love into every moment. Head to the full gallery from Heidi Ryder Photography for more.
From Heidi Ryder Photography…Candice and Perry’s day was full of so much emotion and love and incorporated all kinds of beautiful elements that added meaning to every part of the day. Even details such as the table numbers held tons of meaning, as they were empty bottles that guests were asked to fill with notes of advice, wisdom and encouragement for the couple to read on the anniversary that corresponded with the number on the bottle. Such a sweet and simple idea that will keep on giving!
The ceremony was one of the most beautiful and emotional that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Candice and Perry’s rings were placed into a small hollowed out book and passed from guest to guest while readings and vows were read. Having the couple’s family and friends warm their rings and bless them with well wishes and prayers heightened the meaning of a wedding ceremony and got everyone involved.
In addition to bridesmaids, Candice had “flower maids” whom walked down the aisle with two small flower arrangements and handed one each to both Candice and Perry’s mothers sitting at the end of the aisle. During the ceremony, Candice and Perry collected these flowers from their mothers and created one large and beautiful flower arrangement together. This took the place of a traditional candle lighting or sand ceremony and was a beautiful metaphor for the combining of two families.
This lovely pair met on match.com and custom match books were placed at each table setting where guests were reminded that Canidce and Perry “met their match.” During the reception wine and tears of joy continued to flow before the dance floor filled up until the end of the night.
Photography: Heidi Ryder Photography | Floral Design: Sweet Violet Designs | Cake: The Butter End Cakery | Ceremony Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch - Ranch House | Balloons: Geronimo Balloons | Coordination: Meadows Events | Linens: La Tavola
Every time the K&K Photography team sends some wedding love our way, we know we’re in for a treat. A soiree like this one, with a gorgeous marrying of lavender and chocolate brown, a glowing Bride who steals the show and all of the sweet moments layered in that are bound to make you gush and swoon with heartfelt emotion. See it all here.
From the beautiful Bride…We got engaged in December 13′, found out we were pregnant in Feb 14′ and got married on June 28th. We had been together for 3 years prior to all of this but the pregnancy threw us for a loop! Oh, did I mention we moved houses in the beginning of June as well. Needless to say 2014 has been a year to remember! Leading up to the day of the wedding was non stop, I had never been so busy in my life before but I knew I had to keep my stress down due to a little bundle of joy growing in side of me. All of my vendors were amazing to work with and made the process very seamless. I think this day was particularly special because my husband, Chas, and I were not just making a commitment to each other that day but also to our baby. I think it really had hit me that we were getting married when Chas send me 2 dozen roses the morning of to my room saying he loved me and he couldn’t wait to be my husband. It was a day I will never forget.
Photography: K&K Photography | Planner: Elan Event Studio | Wedding Gown: Marisa | Cake: Chocolate PI | Ceremony: Logan Ertel | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Caterer: Puff N Stuff | Make Up: Luna | Hair: Ian Hensley | DJ: DJ Coro | Decor/Floral: MMD Events | Venue: Powel Crosley Estate & Museum | Video: Diamond View Studios
Having attended destination I do’s in this lovely locale, I can confidently say that Puerto Vallarta is a stunning spot to tie the knot. From the always perfect temps to the soft carpet of sand under your feet and the gorgeous venues like this one, Villa Romance, where The Dazzling Details planned this beach fete to perfection. Captured by Figlewicz Photographer, this tropical gallery is worth a little Monday morning escape!
From Figlewicz Photographer…We first met Jessie and Sean on the beach at Terranea to photograph them getting engaged. I know I have said this before, but we LOVE shooting proposals! We LOVE being there for that first moment. We LOVE hiding in the bushes and we LOVE that look the girl gives her man! It’s so candid and real. By the time the wedding rolls around we feel very connected to their story. Sean and Jessie are so special to us! They are a beautiful couple and they love each other so much. We were thrilled when they asked us to fly to Puerto Vallarta for their wedding. We went a few days before the wedding and we had a blast. We got to know everyone and enjoyed watching this family love each other.
They chose Villa Romance for their wedding venue. All their guests were so excited to finally see this secret location. It was perfect… private beach covered in shells, aqua pool, and a fantastic view! Everyone was in heaven! Jessie is a nanny and all her kids flew down to be in the wedding. The whole team from Dazzling Details did an amazing job at making all the kids feel very welcome. They even had a playhouse filled with toys!
Photography: Figlewicz Photographer | Event Planning: The Dazzling Details | Floral Design: The Dazzling Details | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Cake: Charme Reposteria | Invitations: Designers Fine Press | Ceremony Venue: Villa Romance | Reception Venue: Villa Romance | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | Rings: Boscus Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Kirstie Kelly Couture | Catering: Plush Catering & Events | Hair & Makeup: Sebastian Salon | Groom's Attire: Evolution Of Style | Groom's Shoes: Sperry Top Siders | Groomsmen's Attire: Boscus Designs | 10 Piece Mariachi: Los Aventuras | Accomodations: Villa La Estancia | Ceremony Officiate: Michael Shannon (Father Of The Groom) | Coordination: The Dazzling Details | DJ & Dance Floor Rental: Sonido Extassis | Guest Gift Bags: The Dazzling Details | Late Night Tacos: Tacos Saguayo