There he was with his back facing her. His nerves were written all over his face. And he clenched his hands together in anticipation. The moment was finally here. His beautiful bride was walking towards him. Bride or goddess? Dressed in all white, of course, with a cathedral train and a veil to match. His navy blue suit helped him stand out in a sea of greenery. So he wasn’t hard to miss. And then it happened. He felt a delicate tap on his shoulder. They both took a deep breath and he turned around to see her. He was in complete shock seeing how beautiful she looked. He literally had to take a step back to take her beauty in. Instinctively his hands covered his mouth in awe. And then we saw it. He was tearing up. She couldn’t believe it. They embraced in a long hug and the nerves of the first look were gone. 

Patricia and Mike’s first look felt so surreal. Were we watching a movie?! His reaction is every bride’s dream! For those of you who don’t know these two personally, Mike is a very reserved person. He doesn’t show his emotions very often. We wish we had his control because yikes, we are two emotional people who definitely wear our emotions on our sleeves. What we love about this moment is how symbolic it is. Anyone can obviously see how much he loves her and how much she means to him. The love in their relationship is far from one-sided. Patricia reciprocates that love for him. She balances him out perfectly and makes him laugh like we’ve never seen. One thing from the first look was clear to us, the most important thing was their love for one another and getting married was the best decision they ever made. 

Patricia and Mike, wow we have come full circle! Your trust in us has never faltered and we cannot thank you enough. You gave us a shot in the very beginning of our business. If you were to ask us during your couple’s session (which you can see here) we only dreamed of being a part of your most special day. We love your love for one another. Seeing how you two make each other laugh and truly enjoy the other’s presence is heartwarming. Your wedding day was straight out of a fairytale and we dream about your ceremony setup often. Like come on… that flower arch is everything. Cheers to forever lovebirds! 

Venue: Independence Grove

DJ: All Events Entertainment

Florist: A Thymeless Bloom Wedding & Special Events Florist

Dress Boutique: Diana’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Italian Shoemakers

Groom’s Tux: Vera Wang

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie

Food & Catering: Catering by Michael’s

Wedding Cake: Oak Mill Bakery