Another one of our fabulous August wedding couples was Stephanie and Chris! Their wedding was at the gorgeous Avanti Mansion, and it could not have been a more perfect day. Laurie and her staff do a fabulous job of making sure every detail of every wedding at the Mansion is completely flawless, and Stephanie and Chris’s wedding was no exception! We really enjoyed being a part of their day! :)
The Avanti is by far my favorite place to take “bride getting ready” shots. They have the most fabulous bridal suite, with all the natural light I could possibly want, and mirrors everywhere! Love it!
Stephanie, putting the finishing touches on her make-up…
Stephanie’s mom and sister help her get into the dress!
I love this one. Stephanie was super nervous before the ceremony, so she didn’t do a whole lot of smiling; but when she finally saw herself in the dress, she couldn’t help but crack a smile! It looked perfect on her! :)
She was a GORGEOUS bride!!
Meanwhile, Ben was downstairs in the Mansion, grabbing some shots of Chris getting ready for the ceremony. I love this one of Chris and his dad!
This was such a great moment…the look on Chris’s face when he saw his bride was just adorable!
If you’ve been to the Avanti Mansion before, then you know that the location they have for outdoor ceremonies is one of the nicest around. The ceremonies actually take place on an island in the middle of a pretty awesome Koi pond. These guys came over to check me out during the ceremony, so I had to snap a picture of them…they’re part of the whole Avanti experience, for sure!
I loved both of these shots of Stephanie and Chris walking back up the “aisle” – I couldn’t choose a favorite!
Right after the ceremony, we did a few bride and groom portraits…
I love this one like crazy…maybe the Avanti Mansion will want to hang it on their wall…hmmmm…
The staff at the Avanti can definitely pull off a slammin’ tent reception!
A few details…(I grabbed that shot of the honey bee while we were out doing ring shots, and I loved it, so it’s officially part of the details!!)
Hooray for wedding cake! (Stephanie is super cute!)
During the cocktail hour, we took a whole bunch of candid shots of Stephanie and Chris mingling with their guests…I really loved this one in particular; they both look so beautiful!
Random snap of the flower girl scoping out the cake table…
…and an absolutely lovely first dance! How cute are these two together? Seriously…
Stephanie and Chris – thanks so much for choosing us to be a part of your wedding day! We wish you both all the happiness in the world! :)