Ari (air-ri) & Mike are married! Their day was so amazing! We started off popping bottles and popping confetti as the girls all got ready. I loved how she included her super sweet parents in this part of the day. They both helped but the finishing touches on her gorgeous bridal look. Wow her florals were show stoppers too! 2 Birds knocked it out of the park. The beautiful ribbons went so well with her sparkling gown and her bridesmaids vibrant fuscia.
Their ceremony was at the stunning St. Marks and the light coming through the stained glass absolutely took my breath away. I knew right away that I wanted to photography Mike and his guys finishing getting ready right tin the middle of it. And how cool were his collar stays?! Ari gifted them to him and they had special coordinates engraved on them.
Their ceremony was so lovely, with live musicians, singers, readings, communion, and special Phillipino traditions. it was a dream! When it was time for formals at the altar I was blown away by how sweet and coordinated everyone was. We did all of the family combinations plus a bunch of large groups in a sinch! They had their respective greek tribes from collage and all of their extended families that came from far and wide. Take note everyone! I love it when people love photos and understand how to get in there and make them great! So thank you!
My FAVORITE part of the day was having plenty of time to go on an adventure with bridal party!! We were able to travel to one of my favorite rustic location, wait out the rain, get amazing shots, and then come back and have time to shoot their incredible ball room! DUDE! I wonder if I will ever get the chance to have formal photos at a separate location again. It was such a blast and the setting was such a perfect compliment to the rest of their day and their rich style.
When it was time for the party oh man was it epic! They had a gorgeous feasting table for the bridal party, about 20 courses of incredible food from Hoa Wah, and surprise glow sticks for the dance floor! Everyone danced, especially their proud parents. It was so cool! They line danced every chance they got too!
It was such a pleasure to be apart of this joyful and amazing day! Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Montuno!