alli+ryan had what i would call theeee perfect wedding day. it included their immediate families. yea, just their parents, siblings, and one sweet sweet gramma (who totally rocked it on the dancefloor!) and i was seriously so so honored to have captured such a unique day. from the meetings i had leading up to the day where i heard every detail to the moments in the party bus with the entireeee wedding there was just these huge feelings of joy and happiness. it was such a tight knit group who so clearly loved alli+ryan and you can see it in every single photo from the day!
we started their day in an airbnb, the perfect spot for everyone to get ready, for alli and her sister and mother to get hair and makeup done by a family friend (see, everyone joined in to help!) and we headed off to their gorgeous church for a super intimate ceremony, where everyone joined hands and prayed for the couple at the end and MY GOODNESS i definitely shed a tear (maybe more than one…)
and bing bang boom alli+ryan were officially man and wife!! you could tell these two were made for each other. the way they looked at each other when the other wasnt looking. the way they each talked about each other. ryans face when alli walked down the aisle. it was heaven sent.
i was lucky to steal them for sunset and run around their church for some couples portraits (thank GOODNESS because they were wayyy too cute not to!) and we hopped on a party bus to head to their reception! the iron horse in downtown haymarket was the perfect location for this small group. the space allowed for sweet first dances and toasts and a perfect lil dinner and drinks while they all danced the night away! i stole alli+ryan one last time to run around haymarket in the dark for some more portraits and i really felt in those last minutes with them all the love, they had random friends noticing them on the street to say congratulations! man what a perfect day. theres millions more moments i wish i could put into words but im hoping these photos do justice to how wonderful they all were. wishing this sweet couple and they joy and happiness in their lives!!
coordination: Megan Nelson
cake: Kala’s Kakes Kala Dahl
hair + makeup: Amy Evans
allie’s dress: Ellyne Bridal
dress designer: Essence of Australia
ryans tux: Jos A Bank
venue: Iron Horse
church: Calvary Lutheran Church