You know how weddings are supposed to be crazy and stressful? Occasionally drama filled?
Well, this one wasn’t.
This was the most relaxed, happy, easygoing, awesome, stress-free wedding day I have ever seen. Ever. End of story.
This is going to sound cheesy, but whatever. It was almost as if the day was just as perfect as the couple themselves. Aranda and Ryan are SO chill. They were so happy to be getting married to each other, and everything else just sort of fell into place with the help of amazing family, friends, and vendors.
It was so refreshing.
It’s easy to get caught up in wedding-day insanity. It’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. But Aranda and Ryan never did. The look on Ryan’s face when he saw Aranda for the first time says it all. The tears streaming down their faces as they said their vows. Heck, even the way they both collectively lost it and did the Harlem Shake like their lives depended on it. They laughed together. They cried together. They were awesome. Their wedding was amazing. I am so happy that I got to be the one to document it!
The day started off with a few photos of some pretty fantastic groomsmen. I mean, really.
After a bit of goofing around, the girls arrived dressed and ready, so Aranda and Ryan did their first look on a dock above the river!
Yes. They gave each other a wedding-day high five. I love them.
From there we continued to take a million pictures of Aranda and Ryan being perfect together, because… well… yeah.
And then the rest of the wedding party joined in the fun!
After we were done, the girls and guys swapped gifts and gave toasts while they waited for the ceremony to start.
We took a few more portraits after the ceremony, and then it was time to party!
The reception was SO beautiful.
After dinner we heard some hilarious and tear-filled toasts.
Followed by cake and dancing!
I think everyone was pretty eager for the bouquet and garter tosses.
And then a crazy awesome dance party began. Best rendition of the Harlem Shake I’ve seen yet. (Aranda and Ryan I’m looking at you.)
Congratulations Aranda and Ryan! It was seriously so so so much fun to work with you!! I am so happy for you guys!
Coordinator: Alicia Davis
Flowers: S. Rose Design by Stacy Skinner
Ceremony Dress: Charlotte’s Weddings
Reception Dress: Richele Kay Consignment
DJ: David Truong (he actually introduced the couple to each other)
Caterer: Gourmet Productions
Decor: Peter Corvallis
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Chrystal Koivisto at Hair Candy
Bridesmaids Hair: Adam Gordon
Cupcakes: Erica Puopolo
Cake: Kyra’s Bake Shop