I have a few ideas on what makes a wedding perfect. To me, it has to be intimate. Afterall, it’s a celebration of two people who are in love.
If I could use one word to describe Gabe and Shallee’s wedding, what would it be, you ask?
Let me paint the picture for you before you see the story unfold below. The ceremony and reception where held at the groom’s mother’s home. The groom’s brother performed the ceremony. The hydrangea used in the bouquets and table arrangements were grown by the bride. She held items with sentiment close to her while she took her vows. The DJ was a close family friend to the groom and told stories of him growing up. The wedding party played a round of Frisbee golf. The groom’s sister sang during the ceremony. A good friend sang the song to their first dance. Another good friend played his guitar during the ceremony and during the first dance. The gardening shed was converted to a beautiful “Love Shack” for the bride and groom to spend their first night. The wedding party spent the night in tents in the back yard. The bride and her father danced the fox trot, something she learned for the wedding. And there was a special dance dedicated to moms and their daughters.
Their wedding was not only intimate, but it was lovely. It was gorgeous. It was perfect.
You can see Gabe & Shallee’s engagement photos that were taken in the Pearl. She wore the coolest peacock dress to match the theme and colors of her wedding.
Everything else was provided by friends, family, and the bride & groom.
And now the photos…
The Bride & Groom
I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this photo.
They had the most beautiful flower garden on the property.
Same set up, taken from different angles.
During the ceremony, it was mentioned that the bride and groom would be planting a tree. The reason? Because they cut one down and made this beautiful arch.
I. Love. Her. Diamond.
Shallee’s dress was stunning. She added the jewels and peacock feathers to the shoes.
The bridesmaids’ dresses were all different colors inspired by the gorgeous jewel tones seen on a peacock.
Ugh. I LOVED the dress. It was spectacular. And her hair was styled so beautiful, timeless and classy.
The bride and groom saw each other before the ceremony. I adore these photos. So much love and emotion.
The ceremony was held on the property, just steps away from the groom’s home and the reception area. The golden sunlight shined down on them as they took their vows.
“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.” ~ William Shakespeare
I just love how he’s embracing her.
The groom’s parents converted this shed to the Love Shack.
The cake. GORGEOUS.
The first dance. Okay, okay. I have no shame admitting the fact that I acted like a huge dork when I saw David Anders arrive as one of the guests. I’ve seen every episode of Alias, Heroes and 24 that he’s been in, among all sorts of other stuff. But yes, I was a star struck dork. Anyway, he sang during the bride and groom’s first dance and it was absolutely lovely.
I loved all the personal touches throughout the day.
And I got to enjoy some of the most entertaining dancing I’ve ever seen. This was a group of natural performers, I tell you!
In lieu of a traditional guest book, Gabe and Shallee wanted to do something fun and memorable for their guests so they had us do our photo booth. It was a huge hit!
Gabe and Shallee – your wedding was exquisite. The two of your are surrounded by amazing friends and family. It is evident how lucky you are to have each other to share the rest of your lives with. I wish you a lifetime full of amazing memories as husband and wife!