Samantha & Ryan
They met in Wyoming, where both Samantha and Ryan were born and raised. They met on the golf course, to be exact.
"Their relationship was, well, underwhelming," Samantha's father spoke into the microphone at the reception, toasting and reminiscing to the newlyweds. The crowd laughed because it was true. In high school, neither of the pair saw each other as more than a friend.
The summer before Samantha was to leave for graduate school in Utah, she again found Ryan on the local golf course. However this time, she found him differently; tall, handsome, and everything she had hoped would make her fall in love in less than four weeks. Which we now know, Ryan agreed. In the few weeks of time they were able to spend before her departure, he told her on that very same golf course that he could very easily marry her.
Four years later, Samantha's mother helped her to slip on an elegant beaded wedding gown with capped sleeves. Ryan, surrounded by his closest friends, buttoned a navy blue suit. The Arizona sun brightly shone over the villas of Superstition Mountain Golf Club, where Samantha and Ryan would be wed; on a golf course.
The couple, alongside the incredibly talented vendors put together an Italian inspired wedding; custom handpainted Save the Date's of Italian Vineyards with Tuscan stamps, wooden tables with campaign style chairs adorned with tall white candles, greenery, basil and lemons. The bride carried lilacs and other wildflowers with her bouquet, and her bridesmaids followed close behind with long and flowy beige gowns to compliment their lilac bouquets.
Both the ceremony and the reception were in place to romantically look over the grand Superstition Mountains of Gold Canyon Arizona, highlighed again as the sun painted golden rays over the hills, while the twinkling lights over the reception promised the same effect.
In the small Eastern corner of Wyoming is where Ryan, Samantha and I all grew up. Knowing them through the years was wonderful of course, but completely pales in comparison to the amazing journey it's been to capture a love so strong. It's one thing to document a fairytale, but a sincere pleasure and privledge to document one for two old friends. Thousands of congratulations and well wishes to you, Samantha and Ryan. I'm honored to have captured and witnessed your dream wedding from one beginning to an even better one.
And Samantha, you're planning my wedding. Obviously.
Don't forget to check out Samantha and Ryan's engagement session here.
All the thanks to the incredible vendors who made this dream happen!
Venue Coordinator: Bernadette Contreras
Catering: Superstition Mountain Country Club
Floral: Table Tops, etc.
Cake: Superlips Cakery
Videography: White Locket Films
And a special thanks to my dear friend Danielle Daigle for helping me shoot through the day! <3
Cheers to fairytales, dreams, and eveyrthing coming true,