Emily & Joshua were no strangers to LuvEd Photography, as I've had the pleasure of photographing their daughters entire first year. It was always a pleasure working with them so when they decided to tie the knot I was so excited to be there to capture yet another moment in their story.
Emily and Josh chose to do a first look the morning of their wedding and get all of the formal photos out of the way before ceremony time. They did the first look privately, in Emily's sister's beautiful sun room which provided the perfect setting for them to see each other for the first time. With a tap on the shoulder from Emily, Josh turned around and his first words were "I get to marry you?!" It was a really sweet moment! They then joined their friends on the party bus for a drive over to BirdHaven Greenhouse who allowed us to use their space to keep warm and get some photos done!
Following the formal photos it was off to the venue for us to take advantage of a little bit more light before the sun went down. We caught golden hour at the absolute perfect time, The timing couldn't have been more perfect to get a few more shots of these two before it was time to take a walk down the aisle!
The ceremony, officiated by one of Emily's friends, was so well done! There were beautiful readings, some laughter, and Josh and Emily wrote their own vows which I loved hearing as they were incredibly heart felt and personal. The ceremony started with Emily walking down the aisle with both her dad and daughter in tow, and it couldn't have been more perfect. As the sun set behind these two as they said their vows, it was time for their kiss and off to party.
The room for the reception was spacious and elegant. It provided a great space for mingling and dancing. At this reception things were a little different as they did the formal dances before dinner in order to allow their daughter a chance to party a little herself. I'm so happy they did that, as the photos of them doing their first dance as a family are so special. Once their daughter went home, dinner, speeches and more dancing finished the night off. It was an absolute pleasure working with this family as it has always been, and I cannot wait to see where life takes them! Congratulations!
wedding day peek - 1.5.19