The day was warm and bright, almost as bright as Vanna's smile. Her wedding was planned to perfection, with personalized DIY details at every glance. A paper pinwheel photo booth backdrop graced the corner of the gleaming white tent. Pastel fabric pennants hung from the ceiling. Memories of their dating and engagement history were told through framed photographs. The ambiance was cheerful and full of homespun charm.
The ladies gathered in an upper room of the house, drinking champagne and doing their hair and makeup. The men, in a warm wood study. Friends, family and vendors, laughed as they set-up the reception and ceremony sites.
Vanna and Patrick saw each other for the first time, on a secluded walkway in the blooming garden. Patrick could hardly stand still, as he waited, back to his future bride. Vanna could not help but gasp and laugh when she saw him standing at the bottom of the stone steps. When he turned, however, it was Patrick's turn to gasp. After a few moments alone, we began to walk among the flowers around the grounds, photographing and laughing. The bridal party joined us shortly thereafter.
The ceremony took place on an expanse of vibrant green lawn. Patrick and Vanna were framed by a sculptured hedge as they exchanged rings and kissed for the first time as husband and wife.
The reception was lively, with heartfelt speeches, a dollar dance, and twirling circles of laughing guests.