OH MY GOODNESS!!! What a day for an outdoor wedding!!! Especially since it was suppose to thunderstorm ALL DAY! AnnaMaria, the bride, and I kept watching the weather all week leading up to yesterday. Our plans for outdoor pictures were seemingly going to be washed out by the rain. So, being the good photographer, I called places and found back-up indoor locations for all of the portraits... because it is Central Ohio - land of the unpredictable weather. So as we all prayed all week for decent weather, just enough to get us through the ceremony.
When I arrived at Mama Judy's house (AnnaMaria's childhood home), we watched the weather forecast slowly change from 60% chance, to 20% to 0% - and rejoiced as the sun came out!! What a blessing!!! Although we were prepared to follow-through on the back-up plans it was a wonderful feeling that we didn't have to.
I had such a great time with AnnaMaria & Matthew yesterday, that I just had to share some of what happened...
AnnaMaria & Matthew are such a sweet, fun-loving couple!! They wanted their wedding to represent their families as well as their own personalities, so during the ceremony, Matthew said his vows in Spanish (AnnaMaria's family language) and she said her vows in Italian (Matthew's family language). Instead of a unity candle, they placed a bottle of wine in a wooden box, along with love letters that they wrote to each other... not to be opened until their fifth wedding anniversary.
Mama Judy (as I affectionately call AnnaMaria's mom) kept the dancing going all night long with her personal selection of music. As the evening continued into night, and all of the women's shoes came off, someone couldn't help but stick her toes into the fountain to cool off just a tad. However, the groom and his friends had a better idea.
A lot goes into making the wedding day successful, so thanks to North Bank Park, Patrick from Team DJ, Dave from Doug Melvin Photography (Photobooth), Berwick Manor for all of the delicious food, Faithfully Yours Beauty for the bride's make-up and D'Angelos for the yummy cake!!