When I met Natasha and Robert at their engagement session, I knew right away that I liked them. I realize this sounds trite, but both of them are genuinely nice people. Truly, truly, TRULY nice. I immediately felt as though I had known them for years and like they were good friends of ours.
Not only was it going to be a very quick turnaround to plan this wedding, but there was another twist. It was to be a "surprise" in that their guests wouldn't know about the wedding until the day of. After Natasha's bridal shower in the Knight Gallery in the Light Factory, they announced their intent to wed later that day and that guests should return in two hours.
Here are Natasha and Robert moments before guests were told of the wedding.
And let the frantic hair and makeup readiness begin!
Natasha, you are a stunning woman.
Hey now! Whoa, Rob - you look ridiculously hot.
One of my favorite guys' shots ever.
Beautiful details provided by The Place for Flowers.
Their ceremony got me. It got me big time. It was one of the most emotion-filled wedding ceremonies I have seen. The SECOND Robert caught sight of Natasha as she appeared at the foot of the aisle, he lost it. And as she walked toward him, you could tell how their eyes were completely fixed on each other....like there was no one else in that room besides them. It was one of those ceremonies that reminded me how much I LOVE what I do for a living.
Oh, and major props go out to the designer Gillian - she totally reworked the Duke Theatre from a basic black open room, to such a unique, chic, fresh feeling space. Amazing.
Rain and very little time following the ceremony left us with limited options for pictures, but lucky us - we had the beautiful McGlohon Theatre at our fingertips to grab a few shots before Natasha and Robert had to get back for their reception.
I couldn't leave out a shot of these fab cupcakes by PolkaDot Bakery - love em'! :)
Congratulations Natasha and Robert -many many many blessings to you both. :)