Oh my heart is still swooning on how incredibly sweet this wedding was. The wedding was at the gorgeous venue at Airlie and it is a destination worth taking a beautiful vacation or a nice week end get away. The venue has wonderful man made lakes, a small waterfall, sprawling lawns, beautiful fountains, boxwood mazes, rose gardens...phew have I said enough? That isn't even all of it. It truly was a wonderful venue to be part of.
During the week before the wedding, my clients and I kept checking the weather report to evaluate whether we should do the wedding inside or outside due to 80-90% chance of thunderstorms. Luckily at the last minute the bride made the call and had the wedding indoors. You would think that having a wedding indoors makes things boring, or less beautiful, but the space that was there made the wedding feel intimate and sweet. It was a great choice that the bride made that call, because during the ceremony there were some rain showers that happened, plus the heat index was about 85-90 degrees. No one likes their make up melting.
The bride was stunning and was the sweetest person that you could ever meet. The groom although a tad nervous, was ready to kiss his bride and enjoy the evening. I loved working with this couple, they were easy going, lovely to be around and their family was absolutely fantastic. Serendiptiously it stopped raining right after the wedding ceremony was finish and we were able to move guests over to the Spanish steps outside. It was a great location to get the entire 125 guests on the steps for a large photo shot. The bride was really hoping to capture this moment and the skies cleared just in time.
We quickly transitioned the guests over to the gorgeous pavilion where they dined on delicious appetizers and took in the beautiful views of the venue. The guests were lively and fun and the over all atmosphere of the reception was laid back yet elegant. The guitarist that played for the ceremony and cocktail hour was wonderful, he played classical to contemporary songs that suit everyone's taste.
The reception was filled with loving speeches that could make anyone have some misty eyes. The bride and groom kept smiling through out the night, and just looked like they enjoyed every second. I loved doing this wedding because the bride and groom were able to get all the photos they desired, plus they were able to talk and mingle with each and everyone of their guests in a personable manner. They had enough time to have thoughtful conversations with their guests, and party the night away. There was never a moment of feeling rushed or pushed around, but it was a night that flowed seamlessly. I love that!
Photographer: Modern Frames Photography
Venue/ Caterer/ Linens/ Rentals: Airlie
Makeup and Hair: Dani Gibbs
Guitarist: Christopher Wyton Music
DJ : Shew-sical enteratainment
Cake: Cakes in Art