Brookside Country Club Wedding | Maria + Alex {married!}

Maria and Alex are truly one of the most beautiful couples and love stories. Being in their presences makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 

I remember meeting them for the first time at their daughter's first birthday session. We were all done and I insisted taking a picture of just the two of them and I remember how much I loved that little moment leaving me to only want more of them in front of my lens. When they contacted me shortly after, letting me know they were engaged and wanted me to shoot their wedding, I was ear to ear. Last June, we had a magnificent engagement session making this one of the longest awaited weddings of my career. 

Their day called for pouring rain. I promise every single one of my brides that no matter the weather, you will get the best of me and we will make magical wedding pictures. I packed my car with a million umbrellas and dug deep into rainy day wedding inspiration from pouring rain to drizzling rain. I was fully prepared for their rainy day. 

And then we had a perfectly sunny, albeit muggy, June wedding day with a smidge of rain at the end of the night. The day was absolutely stunning and their love for each other and their little girl radiates around them. Watching their emotional ceremony, to all of the dances (seriously had a quivering lip the whole time) to the tremendous love they have with all of their friends, I was filled with so much joy walking out of this reception. 

What a way to kick off my wedding season. If it's any indication of what's in store for the rest of the year.... well, I'm really excited. 

A huge thank you to my incredibly talented friend Caren of CAG Photography for being my right hand lady. 

Maria and Alex's wedding day was fabulous thanks to their kick ass vendors. From a phenomenal wedding day coordinator, a florist who went above and beyond, a stunning cake and DJs who always make the entire night a full event completely tailored to the couple: 

Venue: Brookside Country Club | Abby Tate
Flowers: Phoebe Floral
Cake: Piece 'a Cake
Make Up: Make Up by Roxy
Hair: Salon on Washington
DJ: Rockin' Ramaley | Paul Fabre