Friday! I have been waiting for you. I can barely wait to start my 2014 wedding season this weekend tomorrow with the wedding of Angie and Kevin! Seriously – could I start the year with a better couple? Nope. Can’t wait! In the spirit of my season season officially “starting” – I HAD to share the wedding of Tess and Antoine with you. Oh man. I love these two and they really know how to throw a great party. Don’t believe me? The images don’t lie! I wish I could recant every. single. amazing. thing that happened at this wedding. I really do – but I would be sitting here blogging for days and you would never get to the images. So I am going to give you the highlight real.
Antoine’s family owns this winery (the wine is incredible. Try it!) and Antoine and Tess knew it would be the perfect place for them to tie the knot. Tess and Antoine chose to get ready at Antoine’s parents house, which is on the property. It was such a good idea – and a ridiculous amount of fun! Getting ready right there on the property kept everyone nice and relaxed. The wine helped too =) These two decided to do a first look and all family portraits before the wedding because they wanted to have the ceremony at sunset. We chose a pretty little spot and I quickly became obsessed with Tess’ dress. Oh man – she is such a stunner and THAT dress. It was absolutely perfect on her. Swoon.
Their ceremony was gorgeous – and one of the most fun ceremonies I have ever photographed. Guests were cheering when Tess walked down the aisle with her Dad. Then, Tess and Antoine gave the most humorous and heartfelt set of vows. They were very personalized and had us all in hysterics as well as tears. So beautiful! After that everyone preceded to the party. One of my favorite details from this wedding was the Jenga guest book. Each guest wrote a message on a Jenga piece. Now Tess and Antoine can have game night and remember their wonderful wedding too. Also, they had mad-libs for guests to fill out at every seat. People were dying over these. I mean like rolling around laughing. Tess and Antoine collected them at the end of the night and I am sure they will provide amusement for the rest of their lives. I honestly could go on and on about this wedding. It was such a blast!
Tess and Antoine – thank you SO much for having Marissa and I to your wedding and allowing us to capture your day. You two have the best families, the best friends, and the best personalities! We enjoyed every single moment of your day and I wish I could go back right now! Let’s get together asap. I miss your smiling faces! xoxox