Soooo my blogging has been a little rusty. Ok, non-existent, but I’m back! And I just had to show off my dear friend’s love story.
I’ve known Vanessa since 2004, so exactly 10 years! We worked retail together and hated it, but we met each other, so all’s right in the world. Even when she moved to Texas, we stayed in touch, but luckily for me, she moved back with an adorable baby in tow, and it’s a good thing she did, because she met David and we all started making wonderful memories together.
Vanessa’s son, Dylan, is my favorite kid in the whole wide world, and David rounded out the family perfectly. Now they’re expecting a new bundle of joy in June and I couldn’t be happier for them!
These three mean the world to me. I just had to show off their family portraits from a few years back as well. You may have seen some of these on the web site already. =)
As you can see, they’re ridiculously beautiful together.
My first time meeting David was at Busch Garden’s Howl O Scream. I had that whole “What are your intentions with my friend?” thing going on, and he had the “I’m amazing and I care about her, just trust me,” attitude, and sure enough, he’s been nothing but amazing for Vanessa. After that, all things Walking Dead and Halloween became a thing for our gang of friends.
I love this wonderful family and photographing their wedding while also being in the bridal party was a huge honor. Their wedding took place at The Courtyards at Lake Lucern in Orlando, FL. All the details were put together by Vanessa’s best friend Lacey and came out looking stunning. DIY is possible if you’ve got a hard working maid of honor to help you along the way! Check it out. =)
As you can see, the flower girl was a hit and ridiculously excited about her pretty hair. So stinkin’ cute!
Then there’s adorable Dylan getting ready with David. Isn’t he handsome?
Then there’s this gorgeous dress. It’s the Belle gown (Beauty and the Beast inspired) by Alfred Angelo. Everyone cried when Vanessa said yes to the dress. I’m sure you can see why!
David was a proud groom. One of my favorite wedding moments is always capturing the groom as the bride is walking down the aisle.
And to top things off, today is Vanessa’s Birthday! So Merry Christmas Eve to everyone and a Happy Birthday to this beautiful girl!