Every wedding I capture is a unique blend of personalities -- a story that has never been told before. Michael and Elise's wedding was a beautiful day that I was so blessed to be a part of.
I love the story that these two have to share for a couple of reasons. One being that Michael's family were among the first to welcome us to New Jersey when we moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area. Not only did they welcome us, they gave us a home. And Michael, being the gentleman that his mama raised him to be, even gave up his room for my husband and I to use for a while. When we arrived in New Jersey the housing we had lined up fell through. Without Michael's family taking us in, we would have had a pretty miserable start to our life in Jersey. Instead, it is a time in our life that we look back on with nothing but joy for how it all played out. Even when things don't go exactly as planned, they sometimes are just as they are really supposed to be. (Which ought to remind you something of a wedding day!)
But this wedding day went off without a hitch... with these two lovely people ending up hitched!
Can we talk about Elise's choice for florals? Peonies and Hydrangeas for miles. There can never be enough peonies. Can I get an amen?!
I love how Elise's special loved-ones were commemorated in her bouquet design. Such a meaningful little detail.
Clearly she needed more than just a pair of pretty heels for a boost though! Hee hee!
The rest of the day was packed full of all of the special, unplanned emotional moments that weddings are bound to bring about.
Capturing these moments is one of my favorite parts of wedding photography.
I seriously could not get enough of these two....
And they obviously couldn't get enough of each other!
That moment when you just got married and you are struck with, "How did this all happen? We are married?! Holy cow... we are married!!"