Intimate weddings like the one I'm about to share really do something to my heart and soul. Maybe it's because my own wedding was itty bitty, or maybe it's because there are only a handful of people who hold such intimate affairs, that when I do get to be a part of these kinds of days, well, they just feel extra special.
Catalina & Sami were all smiles from the first moment I saw them each on their wedding day to the moment I said my goodbyes. I started the day with Sami (as much I love bride prep, I also really love groom prep and get excited on the wedding days where both are on the schedule for me), then headed to the private golf club where Catalina got dressed. Each little event was laced with moments to remember. Calm, intimate, giggle filled moments.
The ceremony was complete with their pup as their ring bearer, cultural traditions, laughter, tears and beautiful & totally personal vows. After their kiss, they walked down the aisle right into their first dance as their family gathered around to watch. There were no cell phones distracting anyone, everyone was completely present. You could feel all the emotion in each person who was honoured to share in their special day.
Weddings don't always have to be big events where you rush around, or things are overly drawn out. Sometimes it's just short and sweet, where everything flows into the next thing and everyone is present the entire time.
Now don't get me wrong I love big weddings too, but these intimate affairs really melt my heart in a way I just can't stop smiling about!
PS. in case you are wondering about the gorgeous blooms that add so much beauty to this wedding, which you should because they are STUNNING, they are by my girl from Hunt & Gather