Spending an hour or more with a couple during the engagement portrait session is obviously not enough to get to know a couple. But spend a whole day with a bride and groom, I get to know a LOT about their personalities, their history, and their chemistry with their loved ones. Katherine and Will are both very playful people and all aspects of their wedding reflected fun loving personality.
Katherine has surprised me all along the engagement period when she keenly blogged about her wedding planning journey, but I also saw many signs of her love and skills with crafts. She had made her own invitation envelopes, and table tents, but when the wedding day arrived, her personal touch continued.
This couple had two separate receptions, one where the entire ceremony guests were invited to – reception immediately following the ceremony at the church, and a formal dinner reception at a country club for close friends and family. It was at this reception that I found out that Katherine and Will didn’t show too much PDA in front of their friends during their dating period. So, instead of abiding to the guests ringing their flutes for a kiss, they enforced the rule that they’ll kiss after each guest shared a story about them, or toasted them. And each kiss was delivered in a uniquely playful manner!
Katherine had a long cathedral veil, but the strong winds that day was no match for bobby pins and hair spray.
Katherine wrote and read a poem to Will shortly after the bridal portrait session.
Katherine’s dad walked her down the aisle, then kept on walking to officiate the wedding! This is where story telling comes in, the ring bearer was ever so curious when ‘no one’ was looking at the church reception. In the middle of the first dance, Katherine tossed off her heals and the couple busted out dancing to “I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas” and the entire wedding party joined in to a very lively choreography.The maid of honor and sister of the Bride, Melissa was beyond-perfect maid-of-honor throughout the entire day. And something new we incorporated for Katherine and Will’s wedding was a ‘photo booth’ where guests’ photos were taken during the reception at a designated spot with fun and silly messages and props provided by Katherine.
Florist- Lyh Rhen Lam
Wedding Cake – Charlotte Lau
Hair & Make-up-Carolina Velasco
Reception-Indian-Ridge Country Club
Coordinator- Meaghan Anne O’Neil of MAODesign