Alex and Ryan told us that what they were most excited for was to let loose and enjoy their wedding at Belle Mer. Easier said than done! Most people tell us that they want to feel relaxed and in the moment on their day, but Alex and Ryan were actually able to do it. They set the tone for the whole day and it was so fun and stress free for everyone, even the snappers!
We started our day at the Newport Marriott where Alex and her 12 bridesmaids were having their hair and makeup done by Make Up 2 Die For.Yes, Alex was able to remain calm even with 12 bridesmaids. She’s a wonder woman. She even looks a little like Wonder Woman doesn’t she?!
Of course it helped that her twelve friends were all very nice and super helpful. Divas need not apply to Alex’s wedding party!
Ryan and his 9 groomsmen got ready at the Courtyard Marriott.
Okay, so now I’m thinking Ryan looks a bit like Thor. Makes sense if you’re going to marry Wonder Woman I guess.
“Ooh’s, aah’s, and you’re so pretty’s” x 12. It’s nice having a dozen of your besties on hand to tell you how good you look.
Meanwhile, Ryan’s groomsmen are taking their grooming duties literally and seriously.
Alex and Ryan did not want a first look because they were really excited to see each other for the first time during the ceremony. In the interest of saving time at the cocktail hour, we decided to take photos of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen before the ceremony but separately so Alex and Ryan wouldn’t bump into each other!
A portrait of Alex was also in order, stunning! Alex’s dress is from Lovely Bride.
Grace Kim created the florals.
Next, we photographed the men. Everyone loves Ryan, some of the groomsmen a little too much… LOL.
Alex hid upstairs in the bridal room while the men were photographed.
Let the ceremony begin …
Ryan having his moment watching Alex cascade across the lawn.
Ryan said so many sweet things to Alex about how happy he was to be marrying her.
Alex and her nervous knuckles. 🙂
Just Alex and Ryan and a handful of their closest friends. Who knows this many good looking people?
Canoodling- got to make some time for that on the wedding day.
And strolling with the breeze in your veil, that’s good stuff too.
Cocktails and Candids…
The mood for the wedding was clean, white, and romantic. Check.
I love the bridal party entrances, it’s always so fun to kick off the party!
How about a fun dance set to start things off right?! Victor Events was the DJ.
Enjoying toasts and embarrassing stories. 🙂
Not sure what’s going on here but I like it.
The view when you take a few minutes to cool off from the dancing.
Hey Alex and Ryan.. how about a twinkly romantic shot for a last photo? Now that’s how you finish off a perfect evening, dancing in the twilight!