The best weddings are always the ones where the bride and groom are so much in love, you can literally feel it in the air. It seems like the sun is shining and the birds are singing just for them. They can’t stop looking at each other, and they smile through their entire ceremony. I know that sounds like complete and utter cheesy fairytale nonsense, but I swear to you, it really does happen sometimes – and when it does, I fall in love with love all over again, each and every time.
Joanna and Nathaniel are one of those couples. Their love is contagious, and their wedding day was absolutely beautiful. They wanted their ceremony to be intimate, so they got married right in the backyard of Nathanial’s family’s home, surrounded by their closest friends and family! It could not have been more perfect. :)Joanna gets ready for her big day!
She had her grandmother’s wedding ring sewn into her dress for good luck! What a cool idea!
Joanna and her dad make the walk down the aisle!
Ben got right behind Nathanial to grab this shot of Joanna’s entrance – great capture, Ben! Love it!
I love the look on Joanna’s face…”you’re mine now, bi-aaatch!” HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Sooooo cute!
Toward the end of the ceremony, Joanna’s maid of honor read Dr. Suess’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go.” Out of all the weddings we’ve been to, we’ve never heard that done as a reading before; it was absolutely perfect!
The cake cutting…
…and Nathaniel’s face post-cake smash! LOVE it!
Then, we were off to do some portraits of the bride and groom with the ultimate wedding photo prop – a classic, cherry red Chevy! We knew that the car would look awesome in pictures, but we didn’t really know how awesome until we saw it with our own eyeballs. WOW! We’re pretty happy with the way these turned out. ;)
Yay, super shiny red paint!!
I didn’t have a chance to grab a shoe shot before the ceremony, but these shoes are too fabulous for words; so, this shoe shot will have to do. You guys both look smokin’ hot! ;)
Joanna, you should probably take up modeling…just sayin’…
L-O-V-E this shot!
We wrapped things up with a little wedding party action! I wasn’t joking when I said “action!!” Can you guess how happy we were to get shots of a wedding party bouncing on a trampoline? Pretty happy. ;)
Joanna and Nathaniel – thanks so much for choosing us to be a part of your wedding day! You two are such a great couple, and we really enjoyed working with you! :)