Our family has grown a lot this year; in August we celebrated with my brother as he married his middle school sweetheart. Then, only 2 months later, we watched Kelley & Santiago walk down the aisle as husband and wife at their Gurley House Wedding. My mom & I had the privilege of helping Kelley plan her dream wedding; we met every Wednesday for 2 months to discuss what the day would look like. She dreamed of a romantic, multi-cultural, outdoor garden Gurley House wedding & looking back at these photos, I think we achieved just that! It was a perfect day full of golden light!
One of my most memorable moments of the day was Kelley’s first look with her dad. Just as he did when she was a small child, he picked her a dandelion and as they fought back the tears, she placed the small flower in her bouquet to carry with her down the aisle. Though she was marrying Santiago, she would always be his little girl.Kelley chose to incorporate fresh cut flowers & greenery, such as moss throughout her decor. It was also important that we capture the cultural elements of their wedding, as guests traveled from Canada & Argentina to attend.
I absolutely love this photo of Santiago seeing Kelley for the first time, that smile was so genuine & full of love! I’ve never seen Kelley more radiant and full of joy than this day; isn’t she lovely?Carrying through with the garden theme, Kelley ordered rosemary & lavender hand-made soaps by Jennifer Masterson.And that cake….how remarkable?? Sharing a dance under the twinkly lights, Kelley and her dad left tears in everyone’s eyes. It was such a memorable moment from the night!DJ Semaj kept everyone “movin’ & groovin'” on the dance floor! I loved how he infused popular wedding songs with Argentinian flare.
As we wrapped up the evening, the cold settled in ( 35 degrees in October!) but the fresh coffee, glow sticks, dance moves & all-around-happiness kept everyone warm. It was a day I’ll always remember! Seeing Kelley & Santiago so happy is something I will always treasure. May you both look back on this day with joy & know that we are proud of you & are always only a phone call away! We love you both!
A very special thanks to all of the vendors who worked together to make Kelley & Santiago’s Gurley House Wedding so special!
Ceremony & Reception Location: The Gurley House & Titia’s Garden
Hair & Makeup Artist : Cassie Erdmann
Wedding Coordinator: Paula Schultze
Florist: Elva Graham / Green Thumb Florist
Catering: McCall’s BBQ & Seafood
Wedding Cake: Mickey’s Pastry Shop
Wedding Cake Florals: Elva Graham / Green Thumb Florist
DJ: Semaj Yarn / Fuzzy Wuzzy Dj Services / LiveAction Entertainment
Second Shooter: Abby Haveri / Abby Haveri Photography