Kaela and Mike’s Wedding

I have been working with the lovely and sweet Kaela (and her nice fiancee, Mike, although I don’t think he would appreciate being called “lovely, haha) for months and I was really excited about the wedding day.  Kaela and her mom (especially her mom) put SO much thought and work into the details of this wedding that I knew it was going to be spectacular, and I was not disappointed!  The Southwest School of Art was filled top to bottom with gorgeous details that brought a special feeling of class and elegance to the day.  Silver and blue touches adorned every little space and bright pink spotlights highlighted the architecture.  Kaela and Mike wanted a late ceremony, so chose to do all of their portraits before the ceremony, while it was still light out.  The day was gorgeous, so I was really happy we didn’t miss out on the wonderful weather and natural light while the sun was out!  Mike and Kaela saw each other for the first time in a touching and private moment in the courtyard (we had to practically bar the door to prevent some of the excited wedding party from peeking in!).  After a few minutes alone together, we got some beautiful portraits of the two of them around the grounds, then fun shots with the bridal party (love the “photo bomb” OHIO shot with the groom), and finally some close family portraits.  We finished up just in time for everyone to relax while guests arrived and started taking their seats for the ceremony.  Kaela walked down the isle just as evening began, and her night time ceremony was spotlighted in beautiful colors, like a stage at a play.  When they took their first kiss and came back down the isle, Kaela and Mike’s guests shook custom Maracas as they passed.

The reception began with a cocktail hour of handmade food and specialty drinks and followed with a Station dinner, for guests to choose which scrumptious options (seriously, that food was GOOD) they preferred.  They even had an ice cream bar where the chefs made the ice cream on the spot!  Guests also had a change to let loose and goof off for some fun portraits at the Portrait Station we set up at on location.  The dance floor was packed all night, starting off with the Groom’s family showing off their traditional Turkish dances and continuing with some hilarious moves by the Bride’s father.  At the end of the reception, Mariachi escorted the couple out to a Maraca farewell to their Trolley, and we ended the night with some portraits in front of the Alamo.

Make sure to check out their slideshow to see more from their wedding! Kaela and Mike.

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