I have been holding onto this post for SOOOOO long! Next week it will be Scott and Michelle’s 1 year anniversary, if that tells you anything. I was so excited to get an email from Della at Smitten telling me that their wedding had been chosen as a Real Wedding in their upcoming Summer issue!
Scott and Michelle met at a conference in Atlanta, which he was hosting. When he spotted her from across the room Scott went over to introduce himself, and usually being a very articulate person could barely come up with the words to say. After friending her on Facebook, they began passing messages back and forth, and eventually a cross country romance blossomed. With two busy schedules, they managed to find time to fly 3,000 miles to see each other; and one of those visits was so Scott could propose. After 40 years of waiting, Scott was Michelle’s first and only boyfriend… and what an amazing catch. Some things are definitely worth the wait. I have such deep respect, and admiration for these two; and hope our paths cross again soon.
The color theme running all through this wedding day was flawless, and there were no bad angles… anywhere. The wedding was held at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas, which is not only a venue but a private zoo as well! While the wedding guests mingled during the cocktail hour, they were also welcome to roam the grounds to see the tigers, zebras, llamas and crocodiles. Scott and Michelle were married on a perfect Spring day, with hardly a cloud in the sky. The day was so full of love, not only for each other but for their friends and family as well.
I was so honored to be a part of this amazing wedding, and felt so privileged to work with all of these top notch vendors! Make sure you check out the rest of Scott and Michelle’s story in the current issue of Smitten!
LOVE this shot of Scott seeing her come down across the bridge…
A hug from Dad…
Ladies… here is the importance of a second shooter! I captured one shot, while my fabulous assistant (Ally Stepp
) captured the other. Both are equally precious and important, how could I not have one without the other?
Check out these details!!!
Ceremony and Reception: Rancho Las Lomas, Silverado, CA
Planner: Bella Notte Events
Florals: Emporaflora Floral Artistry
Caterer: 24 Carrots
Cake: Beverly’s Best Bakery
Music: LSM Entertainment/DJ Tasos
Bride: Marylinn’s Brida
Groom: Friar Tux
, After Six
Paper: Social Savvy Invitations & Fine Stationary