I can’t even believe it but wedding season is officially over for me! These past 5 months have been so much fun and so rewarding! And we seriously ended it with a BANG for Taylor & Dakota’s wedding. We knew going into it that it would more than likely rain the entire day, so it wasn’t something that surprised any of us that it ended up being that way! I knew that these two were going to be SO easy to work with after photographing their engagement session in freezing temperatures and trudging through the snow (you can view their engagement session highlights here!). So I was excited when I arrived the day of and they both continued that same trooper attitude regarding the rain!
I did want to note that if you don’t notice in their photos, but Dakota looked like an actual princess!! They had decided that they wanted to wait to see each other at the altar and I remember telling Taylor beforehand that she looked incredible and that he probably was going to just lose it when he saw her! He laughed and agreed but I don’t think he even knew how serious I was! There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd (myself included) when everyone all waiting to see Taylor’s reaction of Dakota walking down the aisle and it was SO SO sweet! Such special moments!
The rest of the day went fabulous! These two were amazing and were TOTALLY up for hanging out in the rain (under umbrellas, of course!) for the formals of just the two of them. They turned out PERFECT and for the first time the entire day, I was hoping that it would continue to rain so we could go out and do some fun night photos. Their reception was incredible with SO much dancing. They probably have some of my favorite reception images I’ve ever taken. I only wish I could share them all!! And then to end the evening, we went out for rainy night photos and they turned out to be some of my favorite bride & groom photos that I have EVER taken. Overall, what an amazing end to an incredible season!! Here are some favorites from their big day!
Venue: Melrose Market Studios
Bridal Gown: Laineemeg Bridal
Hair Stylist: Olive & Opal
Makeup Artist: Posh Styling
Bridesmaids Gowns: AZAZIE
Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s
Florist: Dakota’s Grandmother
Planner: Katie Pitchford from All Tied Up
Cake: Jenny Cookies
Catering: Tuxedo & Tennis Shoes
Videographer: Best Made Videos