Nothing like a good love story! In fact out of all the kinds of stories to be told, love stories are my favorite! Here’s Laina and Evan’s told through the words of Laina:
“In December of 2011 I was living in Boulder, CO going to school for holistic nutrition. I had flown out to Santa Cruz to visit my family for Christmas, and was also going to meet up with an old friend who was visiting Santa Cruz with her boyfriend for New Years. She called me up in the afternoon and enthusiastically invited me to come meet her at the house where she was staying. I just HAD to meet this amazing family, she told me. She and her boyfriend were couchsurfing with them for a few days and she assured me that they would love to meet me. A little reluctantly (these were perfect strangers after all) I drove over to the house to meet her.
When I got there, the family was home, but my friend was nowhere to be found! A very jovial man opened the door and welcomed me in saying “You must be Laina!” (this turned out to be Evan’s stepdad Mike.) When I walked in, I saw this handsome man sitting on the floor playing blocks with his little nephew and I knew I was a goner.
As we got to talking, we realized we had a lot in common including a love for travel, languages and good food. We discovered that we had even gone to the same high school (at the same time!) but never knew each other.
My friend finally showed up and we convinced Evan to come out for New Years with us. We talked all night and spent the next day together talking and walking around town. After 18 magical hours, he drove me to the airport and promised to come visit me in Boulder (it was love at first sight after all!)
A few weeks later, he came out to see me, abandoning the trip to Colombia he had previously planned. We spent 3 weeks together (he flew back to San Francisco for 1 day in the middle for his uncle’s wedding and then came BACK to Boulder a second time!) The day after he flew home I quit my job and moved back to California two weeks later.
It was such a whirlwind, and many of our friends and family thought we were crazy, but it’s 3 years later and we’re more in love than ever. Sometimes you just have to follow your heart no matter how crazy it may seem!”
Deep in the beautiful hills of Los Gatos on a perfect sunny day, Laina and Evan with the help of family and friends held a wedding celebration to be remembered by all for years to come!
“As soon as we got engaged, the first thing we knew we had to pin down was the location, and there was only one place we could imagine having our celebration. My aunt and uncle’s AMAZING property up in Los Gatos, which was once owned by John Steinbeck. Part of the reason we love the space so much, is that it is a little wild and spread out. There’s lots of fun nooks and crannies to explore and we were sort of going for a summer camp vibe since people were camping out overnight.”
“I have been collecting colored glass since I was a teenager. Thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets. Anything I could get my hands on, I would squirrel away, imagining having dozens of eclectic flower arrangements at my wedding someday. This was long before I met Evan, or any boyfriends who might have been marriage material. When we got engaged, I ramped up my collecting, and ended up with nearly a hundred pieces of all different colors. We probably only used half of it, but I love that we now have these pretty glass pieces to display in our home.”
“My uncle Dave, who is an amazing artist, drew up the incredible map of the property that we used during our obstacle course before the ceremony that culminated in all of our friends and family looking for the rings which had been hidden in a bird’s nest.”
If you follow my blog this makeup artist is no new face! Kim Guiley the make up artist I will always referer first met Laina wayyyy back in Kindergarten. They have remained friends ever since. About Laina’s beautiful Meg Ryan dress!! “I have always loved to sew, and used to make my own patterns and make dresses for my girlfriends for school dances and such. When Evan and I first got engaged, I thought about making my own dress, and drew up some sketches of exactly what I had in mind. A few months into planning, I realized that making my own dress was way too much pressure, so I started looking into wedding dresses online. With such a clear image in my mind though, nothing I could find was quite right. I considered going in a totally different direction and looked at dresses that looked nothing like my original sketches, but I just couldn’t get that imaginary princess dress I had dreamed up out of my mind. Thankfully, a friend of mine was getting married just a few months before me and took me to one of her dress fittings with her amazing seamstress Meg Ryan who had designed and made her dress from scratch. When I went in to meet with her on my own, and described what I had in mind, she drew a sketch that looked exactly like the one I had drawn so many months before! Having my custom-made dress brought to life, exactly how I imagined was so special.”
I love the emotion on Laina’s Mom’s face as she watches her daughter get ready on her wedding day. Up the road, the guys were getting ready. Usually I don’t get to see this part of the day but since I was shooting solo it was fun to see what guys do to get ready! Let’s just say it took about all of 20 minutes and involved lots of joking around!
Evan’s style was amazing, I loved his wedding outfit! Some of the guys struggled a tad bit figuring out those bowties……except for this guy who then had plenty of time to excercise and hydrate himself!The guys decided to head out and ceremoniously cut down a tree. Well that was supposed to be the plan til it was decided it was wrong to cut down a good tree so instead the guys just found a tree already down. And then doing what guys do best they sawed at it! The whole time I was cracking up over the idea of getting dressed up, bow ties and all and then getting sweaty. I will toss this wonder up to me being a woman and not fully understanding the male species. All that being said, it was great hanging with the guys! Meanwhile back in the house, the girls had their own ceremonies going without getting sweaty!Big hugs to her kindergarten buddy for the amazing job on her hair and makeup!Laina switched to her robe to get dressed but stopped to give Evan’s Mom and huge hug. Then took some moments to reflect with her Mom. I adored observing Laina, her hugs, smiles and kind words- this bride pours out love and gratitude onto everyone. Look at all those approving faces!Laina’s ready and she headed out the door to go meet Evan in the garden for a first look!Patiently anticipating…
After the first look Laina, Evan and myself went on a little walk in the woods. People were setting up the reception area and playing amazing music which lead to some impromptu dancing! These two were on cloud 9 and for an hour I simply moved around them as they gallivanted through the woods! I honestly could just follow these two around forever, they are so funny, lovely and their admiration for one another was so inspiring.
While Laina and Evan headed off their separate ways to prepare for the wedding ceremony, back at the house the pre-wedding activities had ended and everyone had gathered to find the last item!Everyone listened carefully… the last item to be found, the rings of course!Found in a little bird’s nest!!The moment had arrived and everyone was all smiles anticipating the ceremony!And then these two started singing and oh my I couldn’t take my eyes off of them! The music they made together was so alluring and thankfully I heard the laughter of the crowd to cue me that a little ring bearer was doing his thing… their name is TATATEO and you can check them out here. The ecstatic groom!And the adorable ring bearer!The stunning bride!Laina and Evan chose one of their best friends to marry them.
“We met our amazing friend and officiant, Melanie just about 2 years ago. She had just quit her high-powered job on the East Coast and was finishing up a 6 month stint of road tripping across the country. She couchsurfed with us for a few days, and we absolutely fell in love! Then she moved in with Evan’s mom Heidi, and we all loved her so much that she ended up staying for 6 months! She now lives in her own house on the West Side of Santa Cruz, but she has been all but adopted into the family. It was so amazing having one of our closest friends perform our wedding ceremony (even though both Evan and I could hardly hear what she was saying because we were in our own little bubble!)”
I’m fond of this image for so many reasons but it is the colors that blow me away. It’s as if all their friends and family plus mother nature got together and picked out the perfect combination of colors for everyone to display. The palette of the whole scene was just magical!
“The backdrop for the ceremony was definitely a labor of love. My mom and I went to an army thrift store in Montana and bought up all of their sheets and tablecloths and then shipped them to California. Then Evan’s mom Heidi and I dyed all the fabric in different colors. Evan’s grandma, and his brothers’ wives helped to rip all the fabric up into strips while Mel and I tied them onto a long piece of wood. Finally, my uncles rigged the backdrop up between two trees. In the end, it turned out beautifully and made for gorgeous pictures!”
The rings were passed around for everyone to give their blessings. Although the ring bearer looks deep in concentration doing just this, between you and I… I heard him saying that he saw a worm inside the nest! A perfect little boy’s blessing for some wedding rings!Laina and Evan then each spoke from deep within their hearts, I do not think there was a dry eye present.And then it was that time, time to kiss that gorgeous bride!Married!
Laina and Evan headed off to have some time alone after their ceremony. I later joined up with them to take this sweet image of the newlyweds!Laina and Evan headed back to the reception site and were greeted by friends playfully bringing back the wedding arch from the 80s! And then it was BIG hugs, laughter, smiles and lots of goofing around!!!!Laina’s bouquet creativity created by her friends. Everywhere you looked there was something for your eyes to admire, even more than the gorgeous views, such as the old fence or the fuzzy fruit on the trees. And of course, a giraffe statue standing in lavender!Is having musical talent something you have always secretly dreamed of having? I have. The ability to sing and play music is something I have always greatly admired!! (Though I have to tell you when I’m driving by myself in the car I’m a total rock star.)
When Laina and Evan mentioned they were going to be having an open mic I was greatly intrigued. And in the end I was BLOWN away by the talent of their friends! Not everyone sang, some recited poetry and one lady just clowned around! My images here will not do this justice, if only these images had audio!
The youngest little lady there kept herself perfectly busy during open mic by playing with the pretty sea glass!What an incredible display of love, talent and camaraderie. It was an honor to be there to observe and document the experience!As everyone had their dinner, the sun began to set over the mountains.The cake was made with love by Evan’s mom!
“Evan’s family has strong Italian ties, and also love making things from scratch, so a few years ago we decided we would try our hand at making our own limoncello, a traditional lemon liqueur in Italy. After a few different batches trying to perfect the flavor, we came up with something that tasted (to us) just like what you could get in Italy. Our limoncello became something special that we would bring out after dinner parties, and send home with friends. It seemed like the perfect thing to share as our wedding favors, and it also made for a super fun project to bottle and label with my closest friends, and sisters to be at my bridal shower.”
The sun had set and it was time for the California Honeydrops to start off their set with Laina and Evan’s first dance!And then it was time for the band to do what it does best, make everyone go crazy!!Kissing on the dancefloor… that’s how I left them as I headed out. I have no doubt in my mind that these two continued to have the best night of their lives celebrating their love, marriage, family and friends! Laina and Evan, it was such an honor to be there! Your magnificent ways as two individuals and as a couple is truly inspiring!
On a sunny San Francisco day, Amy and Kevin got married! Even though they live in NYC, the couple decided to get married in SF since they love the Bay Area so much! On their wedding day I felt like I knew Amy and Kevin like old friends already. We had done an engagement session last fall in NY where I got to meet their adorable puppy Smiley and I have also had the pleasure of Amy being in 2 bridal parties from my past weddings! These two are perfect for each other and it was of no surprise to me when I heard their engagement story and smiled from ear to ear over the sheer sweetness of it!
Amy had always noted to Kevin that they didn’t have any pictures of the two of them in their apartment. So, Kevin went out and got six photos of the two of them from various points in their relationship printed out and framed. On Tuesday July 2, 2013, Kevin came home from work early and lined the back staircase leading down to their patio with the pictures and roses. When Amy got home she noticed Kevin was wearing cologne and their dog Smiley was running excitedly all over the apartment. Amy still had no idea what was about to happen. But then Kevin led her to the back patio and walked her down the staircase looking at all of the pictures. When they got to the bottom of the stairs, Kevin confessed that he bought a seventh photo frame that he really liked, but he didn’t have a picture in it yet. He showed Amy the frame – it said “Mr. and Mrs.” on the top. Kevin got down on one knee, and Amy said yes!
Amy’s gown was stunning and was the perfect choice for this elegant city affair!Amy and her ladies were in great hands with the talented Kim Guiley and her team. I love working with this team, they make everyone look their best!With less hair to worry about, the men had time for other activities!I just love this image and how Amy and her mom are both smiling so genuinely from sheer excitement and happiness of dressing Amy in her gown!! In case you’re wondering, it was shot through a mirror!I love this shot too taken by Greg of Kevin helping his dad with his cufflinks! Such special family moments!Amy was then handed a gift from Kevin via Kevin’s sister Amanda!
One last look…One final touch up…And they are on their way for the first look on the rooftop garden of the Fairmont. Greg set Kevin up in position with his back facing Amy. Amy then approached Kevin and tapped him on the shoulder!
Wayyyy up above on the balcony of the room where everyone was getting ready, there were tons of tears of happiness flowing!Gah! Amy you look so radiant and the dress is incredible!Such a handsome couple! I’m a huge fan of Kevin’s white bow tie on the white shirt- very classy!We then headed around the hotel to find some more portrait locations. Then hit the streets!Loved that these two were up for anything- so much fun!!We were then joined by the super fun bridal party that was also up for anything… including shooting IN the MIDDLE of the street!Amy and her ladies!The celebration moved on to the Hotel Whitcomb for the ceremony and the reception. We started off with the signing of the Ketubah. I loved how the Rabbi had everyone singing, it was very emotional. Kevin celebrated as he grabbed the pen signifying his willingness to move forward with this contract!Look at all those beautiful smiles!The Rabbi then had the family join in on blessing Amy and Kevin. It was then time for Kevin to veil his bride.The stage was set- such a stunning setting for the ceremony. The Rabbi started off the procession. Followed by the grandparents and cousins.Kevin was escorted down the aisle by his parents. The bridal party!Love the look on Kevin’s face as he anticipates the big moment!The lovely Amy escorted by her parents!Balconies! LOVE THEM! How cool is this shot taken by Greg of Amy walking down to Kevin! I love seeing the whole bridal party, the train of Amy’s gown and Kevin’s beaming smile!Amy circles Kevin 7 times. Rings are exchanged. In the audience, someone was being incredibly adorable!Amy and Kevin are wrapped in a prayer shawl for a blessing on their marriage. And ta da- KISS THE BRIDE!!!! How cute is it that right beyond Amy, her parents are kissing too!Married!!!Amy and Kevin’s cocktail hour showcased a table of pictures from both their families. I simply love seeing these images, such a wonderful way to honor both families. Kevin and his best guys showing off their fancy socks!Amy and Kevin’s Ketubah was so beautiful.
While the guest were mingling in cocktail hour, I was able to photograph the reception room and the cake!Look at this cake!!!! It was literally a work of art, it looked like a present wrapped in icing!Amy and Kevin were announced as husband and wife and ran down the line giving high 5′s to their family and friends- it was amazing!Amy and Kevin share their first dance as husband and wife and it was done beautifully! These two took some dance classes and it paid off- the dance was wonderful!Classically ended with a dip and a smile!We all know what’s next- perhaps the most anticipated part of every Jewish wedding- the Hora!!Amy sees the chairs coming!!!And up they go!!I love the way Amy’s dress filled with air from the momentum of the dance!Next up, Amy’s parents!!!Then Kevin’s parents!!!Whoot!!! Whoot! What a Hora!Amy and Kevin’s grandparents offer a blessing and serve the challah bread to their grandchildren.Amy shares a dance with her father. While Kevin shares a dance with his mother.
Amy’s mom and brother!Kevin’s sister and his brother-in-law! They were just recently married too! As newlyweds they were so helpful all day- they knew just what was needed at every moment! Thanks guys!It was then time for the anniversary dance….…didn’t take long for these brand new newlyweds to be booted off the floor!Finally we have a winner, Kevin’s grandparents! I love how she even celebrated with a fist in the air- 64 years of marriage!Kevin’s best man Simon started off the toast with a little diddy, it was so clever one wishes this image had audio!Next up was Rachel! Rachel’s dad and Amy’s dad are best buds. How sweet that their daughters came to be as well!!Kevin’s second best man Jeff was up next! Kevin’s Dad spoke next, it always tugs on my heart-strings to hear how proud the parents are of their children!
Last but not least, Amy’s Dad with her Mom thanked everyone for coming from near and far and coming together to celebrate Amy and Kevin!Not everyone found the toasts so interesting!Since Kevin’s parents had the honor of both their children married (and very close to each other- busy year!) Mom was given a wreath and then they shared a special dance!I sometimes wish cakes could just stay perfect forever, they are so pretty- especially this one! But hey, at least there is yumminess inside them!Twice as nice!Just to up the ante- there was a sundae bar!How cute is Kevin and his sister dancing?We left with the dance floor in full effect and Amy and Kevin smiling and kissing… perfection. Amy and Kevin, we really loved being part of your wedding day! We wish you all the best and lifetime of love and happiness!!!
Check out these amazing vendors that brought this wedding to life!
Flowers: Michael Daigian Designs
Band: KJ All Stars
Cake: The Cakemaker
Hair and makeup: Kim Guiley
Officiant: Laurie Matzkin, Congregation Kol Emeth
Ketubah artist: Jerise
On a day that started a little foggy and windy, Alyssa and Rodolfo got married on the bluffs at La Selva Beach. It is one of their favorite places and they couldn’t imagine a more wonderful location to tie the knot. I also fell in love immediately with La Selva Beach when we first moved here and was over the moon to photograph a wedding in such a unique location! Friends and family started to gather wrapped in jackets and talking about the wind but then like out of a movie… when the limo pulled up with Alyssa the sun started to shine through! Suddenly it was like a whole different kind of day. An even more perfect day for getting married!All the details of the ceremony were perfect, from the driftwood arch, to the metal heart scupture that hung down, to the creatively written out chalkboard to the lollipops! Alyssa and Rodolfo, parents of two little ones know exactly how to keep the kiddos happy and busy!The happy groom!In bright sunshine the officiant, Rodolfo, family members and bridal party danced down the aisle!Then Alyssa escorted by her Dad did the same, dancing with a smile so bright it was amazing!I love how the bridemaids had pin wheels!How cute is that? I love how their son sitting in the front row was listening, while enjoying his lollipop of course! Those smiles! Those are the smiles of two people who were just announced married and can now kiss each other!!!So much joy and happiness!This bridal party was so much fun!Two years ago when we first moved here and came to these cliffs I saw this image(above) in my mind and hoped one day it would come to fruition. Thank you Alyssa and Rodolfo for making one of my photography dreams come true!Alyssa’s Nicole Miller dress was just stunning!Honestly, what a perfect location for a wedding.It was then off to the Clubhouse which is located in the tiny little La Selva Beach town, right next to the library which is right next to the Fire Station. Yeah it’s that sweet of a little town!Alyssa & Rodolfo planned a wedding reception for their guests like none other I have seen before! They made it into an old fashioned fair- with a kissing booth, cotton candy machine, popcorn and games! Everyone was so delighted, especially the children! No bored kids at this wedding! What a beautiful family!!I love these wooden heart-shaped bowls!Making all these games was a famly effort, I love how they were custom painted too!While everyone was outside enjoying the cocktail hour and the games, the inside was beautfully set up for the reception! I was amazed how Alyssa and Rodolfo personalized the space with their pictures, quotes that they love and even a caricature of themselves! Alyssa’s Mom and wedding coordinator Erin did a great job preparing everything!Oh I was swooning when I saw their tables with the lace! So pretty and quaint, it was just perfect!The cake was just perfect (and yummy too) and I thought it was brilliant that they had candied apples for everyone!Advice for the newlyweds on little wooden hearts! These two thought of everything!Alyssa and Rodolfo got welcomed into their wedding reception and had their first dance as husband and wife.
Sisters with tears of joy and happiness!Alyssa then had a touching dance with her Dad, followed by her parents having a dance!And then everyone joined in!One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the welcome and the toasts. It’s such a beautiful part of the day where people share stories and speak from their hearts!Alyssa and Rodolfo hired a family caterer that cooked the most delicous Mexican food! This little cutie was borrowing some props from the photo booth!The party started to get going just as the light started to turn into golden hour… it was time to pull the love birds for 10 minutes to grab some more photographs of them in the beautiful California light!We just had to take advanatge of the cool mural outside the fire station!Alyssa and Rodolfo you two are so much fun to take pictures of! I love the way you look at each other- so much love and happiness! And yes- we hit the road, literally….…you can take the NYC girl out of NYC but I still love taking pictures in the street! There is a little urban that can be found everywhere, even when you’re surrounded by beaches and palm trees!Throughout the reception I’m always looking for a way I can photograph the rings that connects to the theme or “feel” of the wedding. I thought the popcorn bag was perfect- also you can see their venue in the reflection!Back to the party for the money dance!Look at this little sweetie dancing with her Mama!It was time to cut that lovely cake and not only did they cut it they….REALLY fed each other! Love it!Time for all the single ladies to line up!And then the single guys!I left the party with everyone having so much fun, that always makes me so happy. I love weddings! As I passed the advice box on my way out I noticed that the advice had started to pile up. On the right you can see a heart that says KISS KISS… I agree, can’t go wrong with giving kisses!Speaking of which…. how about one more of the happy newlyweds in the kissing booth?! Congratulations Alyssa and Rodolfo!!!
Team of Vendors!
Wedding Coordinator- Erin Laird
DJ and Photobooth- DNA Entertainment
Caterers – family caterer (the couple’s names are Josefa Rojo and Luis Rivera) – we also got some food catered by Whole Foods and my mother made the rest (such as the ceviche and special drinks).
Decor – tables and chairs M&M rentals in Watsonville
Flowers – Ace Flowers in Aptos
“He was my older brother’s college roommate.”
Now that is an answer I usually do not hear to my question of how the couple met! Instantly I knew that Daniel must be a great guy because how many guys let their roommate date their little sister? Not very many!
Alyse and Daniel’s wedding was rich with traditions and filled with so many moments of great laughter and fun!
Beautiful roses from Daniel! See, nice guy!The ladies all got ready at Alyse’s parents’ house. I love the fun of girls getting ready, always lots of laughing! Alyse showered her ladies with so many presents including matching monogrammed button downs, sandals and jewelry!Alyse’s dress was created by Amy Kushel out of San Francisco. The dress was truly so unique, I had never seen a dress like it and fell absolutely in love with it!The guys got ready at a hotel and did what guys do, which as you know from my past blogs takes all of 3 minutes I think! I do love the use of the lint brush on the beard- brilliant!Once the girls had done their thing and Alyse was all dressed perfectly, Dad was invited in to see his little girl!Alyse and Daniel got married at St. Gregory’s, just down the block from Alyse’s parents’ house.Those cheeks!!Alyse was proudly escorted down the aisle by her father.St. Gregory’s is a gorgeous church! The rules of this church are quite strict compared to other churches so we were not able to get our usual wedding ceremony images. The rules were that I had to stand behind the very last row of people, which was quite far back, these two are popular! The other place I was allowed to stand was the far right corner near the exit towards the front. I was grateful that Greg was allowed on the balcony so we were able to capture some images from up above. We did our best to be creative working within the rules!When communion was being given out I noticed a room where someone was with a baby off to the side. Sooo I took a little walk. I love this image of Alyse and Daniel looking out at all their family and friends taken through a window!Kiss the bride!!!Married!!!So adorable!The bridal party ushered them to the back of the church so we could do some family formals!It was then off to the historical Olympic Club! It was very special for Alyse to have her wedding reception there as it was where her parents also had their wedding reception!This bridal party was so much fun!Daniel shows off his cuff links which were a gift from Alyse.Inside the scene was set for an elegant night of celebrating!Alyse and Daniel so cleverly created table numbers that also showcase an image of both of them at that particular age!While everyone else was off at cocktail hour, we headed out onto the golf course area for some portraits.Practicing for the dance floor! This is not the last dip you will be seeing!It was then time for Alyse and Daniel to be announced. The other main room of the Olympic Club is a huge room with a glass ceiling that is perfect for the dance floor!Alyse and Daniel danced to the full song THEMSELVES! So often now the band announces for family and friends to join the couple on the dance floor. While that is sweet and all… I do love having the full song of the first dance to capture this precious time!There’s the dip! Love it!As everyone began to move into the dining room for dinner, Alyse showed Daniel his surprise. His groom’s cake! And what a cake it was!Ahhh, nothing like a little baseball rivalry to start off a marriage! (My Greg, a die hard Yankee fan had to steady himself when he saw a Boston logo on a wedding cake but hey at least they were losing pretttttty badly on this cake!) Got to love those bobble heads!The main cake was so beautiful and very elegant! It fit perfectly into the essence of their wedding day! Both cakes were created by the talented team at Studio Cakes in Menlo Park.Alyse’s father welcomed everyone and certainly tapped into the hearts of all those present. Alyse’s brother and future sister in law said grace.Toasts were started off with Daniel’s brother, Alyse’s brother and sister-in-law and last but certainly not least Alyse’s little sister!Tradition trumps all, they just had to cut those amazing cakes!Alyse receives a sweet little hug from her nephew!Another tradition, one that always pulls on everyone’s heart strings (mine included) are the parent dances.Then it was time. Time to get the party started! The Lucky Devils Band didn’t need much help as they were INCREDIBLE- but they were gracious enough to let one of my favorite groomsmen add to the sounds!This photo booth had the best props EVER! Everyone had so much fun goofing around!! Who needs a video team when you have a GoPro on a stick capturing it all! I’d love to see the footage, everyone looked like they were having so much fun passing it around!And by the end of the night Alyse’s nephew had it!!!Time for the bouquet toss!A nice grab by Dan’s Grandmother!I love this image! The expressions on their faces CRACK ME UP!The men usually don’t line up as quickly but a nice group gathered to try to catch the garter, which you all know signifies they are getting married next! And we had another overzealous catch!What a match!To fuel the dancing, the most scrumptious grilled cheeses were set out- accompanied by little desserts, cookies and treat bags!Alyse danced with her Grandfather!Then all too quickly is became that time. The last dance, perfectly surrounded by family and friends!Whoot! Whoot! And one more dip!Alyse and Daniel we wish you so much love and happiness for your life together! It was an honor to document this day for you!