I honestly wish I could re live so many wedding days and this is for sure one of them, Cat + Tom’s day was so them and so fun.

The morning started off with the sun beautifully shinning into the porch so I took both Cat + Tom’s details there to really enjoy the natural light and fresh air. They both got ready in their home, Cat upstairs and Tom downstairs it was really amazing for me to be able to check in with both of them in the same spot.

I knew right off the bat it was going to be a good day because the vibe of the morning was so laid back, fun of laughs and it instantly relaxed me. After Cat got in her stunning dress with the help of her momma she did her first look with her dad and girls and TEARS AMONG TEARS for everyone- oh my gosh one of those moments I get so thankful to capture.

Since these two were getting married at stunning Cielo’s garden they wanted a city vibe for some of their photos so we headed downtown for their first look and private vows. I love doing a first looks and private vows, not only for timeline sake because most of my couples want to spend the time between ceremony and reception with their guests. But because I find most couples really want a moment when they first see each other to hug, cry, relax, take it all it; whatever naturally comes, It’s an opportunity to feel all the feels you want with your person and I find that so special. PLUS YOU GET TO SEE YOUR PUPPY FRIENDS.

The rest of the day was an actual dream, natural, full of emotion and GOOD FOOD. Cat + Tom were so excited about their Tapas meal pulled from their trips to Italy, Spain and Portugal and man oh man was it good. After a full belly, heart felt, goofy speeches and some dances they ended the night with a sparkler run, literally dancing the whole time with everyone cheering them on. What a way to get the dance floor started.

I can’t thank these two enough for choosing me to become friends with and have capture their day. Ahhh I could cry.

Planner: Alexandra Lillian Weddings
Venue: Cielo’s Garden
Video: Reid Valmedstad
Makeup + Hair: Made Beauty co.
Florals: Academy Florist
Dress: Pronovias
Grooms Jacket: John Varvatos
Cuisine: Urban Prairie Cuisine


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