June 23rd, 2018
A few years ago I was cast in a musical called “MUTE”. This brilliant woman wrote and directed it! When she reached out to ask me about doing her wedding photography, I was so happy for her - and beyond excited to capture her big day!
As per my usual routine, I arrived at the hotel where the girls were getting ready and went straight to work on the detail shots. Believe it or not, Alinka got this wedding dress from Value Village for $100! Of course I’ve always loved Value Village, but it blew my mind… it was honestly one of the most beautiful dresses I’d ever seen. I also couldn’t resist setting these gorgeous wedding shoes in front of the window with Alinka’s engagement ring.
After driving over to check in on the boys, I came back to the hotel to catch Alinka getting into her gorgeous dress. Her mother and bridesmaids all helped her get dressed, but I especially love this shot of her Maid of Honour looking like she’s on a mission!
Next came the tiara - fit for a princess - and then it was time to head over to Liberty North for the ceremony <3
The ceremony got off on the right foot as the bridal party DANCED down the aisle! Nothing gets your guests in the mood for a party like a good dance down the aisle - let me tell you. Then when Alinka floated in like an angel, things got emotional. They proceeded to exchange vows in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by fairy-lit trees.
We then went outside to take a few formal shots while the guests enjoyed a cocktail. I think they made the parking lot look glamorous!
Next it was time for the reception! Liberty North was beautifully decorated by Alinka and her crew. The bridal party made their entrance, and then came the newly-weds for their first dance. Chris’ dad played the guitar for one song, and Alinka sang another for her new husband - talk about romantic!
Last but not least, Alinka and Chris’ families tore up the dance floor! I have never seen a more talented family when it comes to dance moves. Overall, the day was perfectly beautiful. Thanks so much to Alinka and Chris for having me. All the best in your beautiful future together <3