It was a gorgeous day for a wedding. The Brides were glowing, nature was glowing, there was so much happiness around you could feel it everywhere you turned. This day was a culmination of a love that had started two years ago for two very lovely women and I was so happy to have a part in the beginning of the next phase of their lives.
Reva and Michelle chose the Preston-Woodall House in Benson as the location for their very special celebration. With everything overseen by the friendly and capable Events Manager, Diane Seymour, (who I learned is planning herself to marry in Feb 2012 - congratulations, Diane!) it was sure to be a very special day.
They chose black, white and hot pink as their colors and used this glorious combination to great effect throughout the event, starting with the bouquets and the aisle decorations, right down to the shoes of the Bridesmaids and the socks of the Groomsmen. Love those wedding ring accents in the bouquets.
That cheery hot pink color was a great accent that added a perfect compliment to the glowing Brides and the happiness of the day.
Inside the ballroom, the decor picked up more of the black and white elements, from the seating chart to the tables and the cake.
The cake was provided by Sweet Memories Bakery and sported a simple pink and white orchid topper.
Their DJ for the day was the very kind and fun Lenny Fritts of A Touch of Class DJ. His company is aptly named for indeed he is class all the way. I love working with him. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a good shot of Lenny that day, but here is one of him from his website.
Other wedding professionals who helped Reva and Michelle create their beautiful day;
Florals - Dutch Iris Florist
Photographer - Ted Salamone - 20/20 Photo Video
Reva’s wedding ring was her grandmother’s wedding ring. I wear my grandmother’s wedding ring all the time on my right hand, but to wear your grandmother’s ring as a wedding ring that reminds you of a love from your past and now another love from your present and future - she will be surrounded by love! Her grandmother would have been so proud. It makes my heart smile just to think of it.
This wonderful photo of Reva and Michelle was displayed at the reception with a sign under it that says, “Our Life, Our Story.” I was so happy to have played a small part in the story of these two beautiful Brides. As they begin the next chapter of their story, I hope all the sweet, wonderful things that all of us in their lives wish for them will come true many times over.