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