It was a day of great emotion at Emily and Zach's Spring wedding at Villa Cesare. It may hold the record for the most amount of hugs being passed around and certainly the most high fives!!
Our day started with me covering the girls getting ready. I got to see all of the emotion around the entire room as Melissa Marshall did make up and Toby the puppy brought the laughs.
Emily could not have asked for a better group of bridesmaids. They offered up hugs, mimosa's, laughter and general fawning over the bride on her big day.
After Emily got into her dress and received visits from mom, dad and other family - the emotional moments started coming a mile a minute.
We were then off for a bridesmaids lunch at Houlihan's Restaurant while second photographer Kerrie captured Zach and the guys "working out".
We were keeping a close eye on the weather and I have to admit that I was concerned that the first look at Centennial Park would get rained out. We had a back up plan, but we didn't need it as the skies opened up and we only got purple rain in the form of Emily's wedding colors.
So much emotion poured forth as Zach awaited Emily on the bridge at Centennial Park as the wedding party looked on.
The entire wedding party then joined us on the bridge and then off we went for couple's photos all around the park.
The garden at Centennial Park is beautiful this time of year and colors really popped due to the rain that morning.
I had been clued in that there would be a high five after the ceremony, but I wanted to capture one at the park too. Also, Zach wanted to show off the grape soda bottle caps that they would be wearing as they said their vows a bit later.
A few more fun shots with the girls and then we were off to Villa Cesare for the ceremony.
The outdoor ceremony took place at the gazebo of Villa Cesare where friends and family gathered as Emily came down the aisle. I captured their first kiss, but then waited for my favorite moment - the second or two after the first kiss - pure joy!
Villa Cesare was decorated in a purple hue as guests dined, danced and prayed to the gods of 1970's disco songs. The first dances were beautiful.