Meant to Be Marriage
Willow Ridge Manor Summer Wedding
From the moment Michelle and Nicholas walked into my studio for our first consultation I could tell they were awesome. They were both warm, exuberant and totally, completely in love. It might sound cheesy to tell, but they couldn’t stop staring into one another’s eyes and swooning. They were so polite and respectful of one another, allowing each to tell parts of their story as we got to know each other.
Every interaction after that, from the contract signing to the rehearsal to the wedding day itself was no different. They were 100% genuinely happy and friendly and in love. Their attitudes were such a pleasure to be around. Chris didn’t get to meet them until the wedding day. I always give him a run-down of what to expect. “The groom is going to be super nice to you as soon as you walk in. Don’t be alarmed. He’s really that nice. He’ll probably give you a hug.”
They were so excited to marry each other, yet both totally laid back on the afternoon of the wedding at Willow Ridge Manor. No stress or nerves apparent. Just happiness and excitement. Their natural and genuine smiles were so much fun to photograph. My favorite part of the day was when Nicholas first saw Michelle walking down the aisle. I’ve never seen a reaction like that! He was smiling and enamored and bawling all at once. Best groom’s face ever.
The reception was full of little touches representing the couple. Michelle surprised Nicholas with a video she made of herself singing to him and playing the Ukulele (for real)! Definitely brought tears to the crowd and more happy crying from Nicholas. Their favors were a miniature message in a bottle filled with inspirational bible quotes. Instead of bouquet/garter tosses they simultaneously threw mini treasure boxes filled with more well wishes and favorite bible quotes. They danced and spent time with their guests and generally enjoyed their day from start to finish. It was a true honor capturing their wedding!