Category: destination wedding
the two busiest times of year for us with weddings are fall and spring. these also happen to be the busiest times of year for portraits, and sometimes, we get to having so much fun with our clients, and getting images on their walls, that we don’t always get their stories told for our blog readers! case in point with a whole slew of sessions and weddings from this last year (boy, do i sound like my grandma now)… and i’m going to try my best to get those posted!
we’ll start with tim and paige. we loved them from our first conversation, and paige’s heart for her man, and for their families, and for their place in the world and their calling to great things was evident. i loved tim’s “tech geek” side, and how gentle he is with paige. he’s a gentlemen all around, and between them, they’re a picture of grace.
paige and tim chose to do a “first sight.” if you haven’t met us yet, you may not have heard how in love we are with “first sight” moments. why? well, i’m glad you asked.
first of all, most of the time, wedding days are pretty darn busy. between hair appointments and makeup sessions, to family you don’t get to see often enough, to huge amounts of tiny details that are big to you because you’ve invested in them and want your day to be just perfect, there’s a lot for a bride (and groom) to think about.
and sometimes, that means that the person the whole day is for, gets the last of the attention. before you know it, the whole crazy-fast-and-wonderful day is over, and you realize you never looked each other in the eye. (except maybe for a second, nervously, as you said, “i do,” or sweet-and-wonderfully-quick as you spun through your first dance.)
but taking a few moments just for the two of you, right at the start of the day, to exchange a few
I love you’s”, maybe give gifts or a letter or a prayer (oh, yes, those are awesome…), puts everything back into order. it calms excited brides and settles nervous grooms and reminds you that all is right in the world. and magically, it seems to make the rest of the day so much more relaxed!
i think paige and tim would’ve been just fine either way, but man, those few moments together were amazing. and they set the tone for an awesome day!
thank you so much, tim and paige, for letting us share in your whimsical, warm, and romantic day. your details were stunning, your friends and family were wonderful, and your love is beautiful to behold.
xoxo!! -brian and angela.
she booked the house she dreamed of and planned the soiree of her dreams for the wedding she dreamed of… but it was really all about marrying the man she’s best friends with, who makes her laugh and makes life sweeter. the wedding day was, true to her passion, one of reunions, and dancing, and drinking, and beautiful flowers and food that was more beautiful, and lots and lots of laughter.
hands-down, most beautiful flowers i’ve ever seen at a wedding. delicious food (and gracious catering crew!). funniest groomsmen (and also the most unruly, wink, wink!). most delicate and delightful cake. kindest grandpa-pastor-officiant.
kaitlin and stevie, you throw one awesome wedding party! thanks for having us along for the ride.
xo -brian and angela
thanks so much for the feature! gorgeous, tabi!!
have you seen oh lovely day? it’s a delightful blog full of inspiration and, well, lovelies for everything wedding. and guess who’s the featured wedding today? a little hint:
one of my all-time favorite wedding moments (remember the warming of the rings?) took place at lauren and james’ wedding… i still can’t tell the story of the look of awe on lauren’s mom’s face when she held those rings and the significance of her beautiful daughter’s wedding day hit her full force without getting teary-eyed…
lauren and james, your wedding truly exemplified “lovely.” thank you again for letting us be there, and congratulations on being featured to inspire other couples!
-hugs! angela (and brian)
it’s true. every time a fellow photographer chooses to work with us, i shake in my flip flops a little. i’m in awe of what jeff does (he’s an amazing sports and travel photographer), and that he tabi would choose us to capture their coconut grove, florida destination wedding made us so happy jump-up-and-down-dance-in-the-streets-happy. especially since he and tabi are gorgeous, and they are so neat together, and we like them a lot.
the getting ready:
jeff took his grandfather’s wedding ring (engraved, now, with both wedding dates)… the moment it passed from his grandmother’s hand to tabi’s was breathtaking.
do you see how she looks at him?
after the ceremony, tabi and jeff left us plenty of time to create some amazing portraits together, and she had done a wonderful job of scouting a delightful location!
and then it was off to the party!
beautiful reception details:
…couldn’t help it; all this romance and there’s my studly partner in crime – in a vest, for goodness’ sake…
creating images like this –
the children at this wedding were beautiful!
tabi’s parents’ wedding album had a gorgeous rolls royce photo as the last page… she requested a rolls royce portrait for the two of them as well… i think they have a pretty amazing one.
we “heart” you guys… thanks for inviting us to capture the day! xoxo – brian and angela
a huge thanks-you to the awesome people who made jeff and tabi’s celebration so amazing:
church: first united methodist of coral gables
reception venue/catering: coral gables country club (gorgeous, gorgeous!)
cake: ana paz cakes
florist: geranios flowers
chairs: hitched events
linens: contempo linen and event rentals
VERY cool “Flipbooks”: flipnpics
vintage rolls royce: meilan limousines and antiques