The wedding of Ryan & Michelle at The Park Chateau was one I was looking to for a looooong time. I met Michelle through the Rising Tide Society and she is honestly one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever met. She runs a thriving hair and makeup business and is not only a sweetheart, but a master at what she does!
When she and Ryan got engaged all of us were SO excited that one of our own was about to plan her own wedding!! My great friend Jennifer Larson was on tap to shoot their wedding and when she asked me to 2nd shoot with her I was over the moon excited to not only come to their wedding but to be able to serve them on their most special day!
The entire week leading up to the wedding, the forecast called for rain. We were kind of all hoping it would be typical and change a few days closer but NOPE. Literally the app said 100% chance of rain from like 9am till 10pm. Seriously. 100%. And it was right. It literally rained and rained and rained all day, but that did not dampen anyone's spirits! Everyone had an amazing day and the venue was so stunningly gorgeous that it didn't even matter. So many awesome places to shoot inside as well!
I hung out with Ryan and his brothers and let me tell you the three of them were hysterical. And when Ryan opened his gift from Michelle, I'm telling you, it was probably the best groom reaction to a gift that I have ever seen. She did give him a Rolex watch, so there's that, but seriously, he was blown away!! It was so awesome to document that!
The ceremony was lovely and the reception was awesome. So much love in one room together. It was a pleasure and an honor to play a part in their forever. Congratulations to Ryan and Michelle!! Check out Jennifer's blog post for the FULL story of the day!