Justin and Maria were one of those couples that would glow when you’d ask about the other. They had known each other since they were kids, and even though they had taken different paths as teenagers, they had found their way back to each other in a beautiful romantic story. Love is found in the simplest of places.
Maria made her own wedding shoes, didn’t they turn out cute? We loved all her accessories ;)
A girl after my own heart ;)
Sessie kept watch faithfully as Maria got her makeup finished!
Sweetest fridge memo ever!
Maria was everything DIY, and made her bridesmaids gift bags for their jewelry.
The handsome groom Justin with his faithful dog.
We headed to St Patrick’s for the ceremony, all giddy with excitement! The bridesmaids had even prepared a special board to have their photo taken with and sent!
The bridesmaids made this cute sign to hold and shoot, and texted it to Justin before the ceremony started!
St Patrick’s is a beautiful, light-filled church, and Maria looked stunning in her gown.
These are some of my favorite wedding photos! I normally do not set foot on the altar in the church out of respect for the church as well as standing in front of family members (they can’t see their kids, it’s rude!) but the priest invited me to come behind the altar and take photos of Justin and Maria so that I could see their faces! I was so excited! Usually I can only get photos of the couple with their backs or sides to my camera, but now I could see them facing each other! He also then invited both their parents to the altar during the vow ceremony, so that everyone could be close and involved. He told me he was Sicilian, and of course that explained a lot :)
After the ceremony, we headed to the Quicksilver Golf Club for the reception. The grounds provided a beautiful back drop for Justin and Maria’s bridal portrait!
And this was the safest wedding I’ve ever shot :)
The girls gifted Maria this butterfly for her bouquet for a special reminder of her brother <3
Justin and Maria, I wish you two nothing but the best! <3