Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ann and Kevin are married!!

Hey y'all!

You have NO idea how excited I am to be showing this wedding to you! You may recognize Ann and Kevin from the engagement session we did at Balboa Park a few months back. In that post, I mentioned that I knew Ann and Kevin from grad school. What I didn't mention was that our other good friend, Holly, was going to be officiating their wedding this month! Last Saturday, I joined Ann, Kevin, and their family and friends up in La Canada for a gorgeous backyard wedding at Ann's mom's house. The details, all handmade and created by Ann, were incredible and added to their perfect day! The fabulous Candice Benjamin joined me at this wedding and we had a blast!

Here's a look at the pre-ceremony images.

I met up with Ann at her mom's house, where she got dressed for the day. Check out that gorgeous dress!!

Ann's sister, Esther, helped to get her dress laced up just right!

Here's another thing I loved about Ann and Kevin: they were more than willing to do a "first look" before the ceremony! After Candice shot getting-ready pictures of Kevin and his brothers, they joined us in the backyard to greet each other for the first time on their wedding day. Ann brought these fun balloons and you can just see the excitement!

After their peak, we headed off to Descanso Gardens for some fun and gorgeous wedding-day portraits. Getting together before the ceremony for a portrait session is a great way to ensure the couple gets the images they want from their wedding day, before the tears really start to fall and before the cake is smashed in their faces! I highly recommend that all brides and grooms plan for a first look. :)

Can you feeeeeel the love toniiiight?! Oh, sorry! Back to Ann and Kevin... (Have I ever mentioned how much I love The Lion King?)

They really worked it in front of the camera! They were naturals!!

Ann's bridesmaids were her childhood friend, Sarah, and her sister, Esther. Kevin's groomsmen were his two brothers, Kyle and Darren. Here are the six of them in action!
 Here is the bridal party with the officiant of the day, our good friend, Holly!

That's it for now!! Check back tonight for Part 2: The ceremony and reception!