The planning of Charlene & Tyler’s wedding began months ago. Charlene’s sister, Maryann, is a fantastic photographer herself; however, she doesn’t shoot weddings, so she was given the task of choosing which photographer to book for her sister’s wedding. I was beyond stoked to hear that Maryann wanted me there to document Charlene and Tyler’s wedding, and the wedding shenanigans began immediately. No really… we had a group text and Maryann dubbed it “wedding shenanigans.” Texts flew back and forth with inspiration images and ideas for what Charlene would consider the best day of her life. What I quickly learned is that Charlene is a researcher. She leaves no stone unturned, and shops relentlessly for exactly the item she wants before making a purchase. It seems that she might have done this as well in deciding to choose a husband because Tyler seems to be the absolute perfect match for her.
March twenty-sixth proved to be a beautiful Spring day to get married. The sun was shining high and a cool breeze casually meandered around our city. Everybody prepped for the day at a nearby hotel before heading to The Grove where the event would be held. The guys spent their morning imbibing from an amazing groom’s cake that Charlene had sent to Tyler’s room that actually had bottles of whiskey built into the cake, and the girls floated across the getting ready suite in sparkling gowns with hair and makeup gorgeously created.
Charlene wore this beautiful vintage ring of her grandmother’s and just about dropped my jaw when she handed it to me to be photographed!!
It was a whirlwind of a morning that lead straight into the couple’s first look which was nothing short of breathtaking!! Charlene & Tyler chose to see each other before the wedding in order to make sure that they had a moment to really enjoy each other during the day. This was also beneficial because their wedding ceremony took place right at sunset, and there wouldn’t be enough daylight to have any photographs taken in natural light after the ceremony!
Nothing better than a fist-bump from the ring bearer at the end of the aisle to let you know that you just made the best decision of your life!
Charlene & Tyler, I have enjoyed every minute of my time with you during the planning stages of your wedding. You are both HYSTERICAL and so much fun to be with!! Thank you so much for allowing me to be with you on your wedding day, and for making me feel like I was a member of your family. I can’t wait to taste the wine you guys bottled for us, and I look forward to seeing what kind of marathon or race track you guys tackle next!!
Venue: The Grove
Hair & Makeup: Hairspray & Lipstick
Florals: Blossoms by Gayle
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid