My second wedding last weekend was probably the sweetest wedding I’ve ever photographed. Kati and Steve planned a beautiful, earthy, intimate celebration for their closest family and friends and it was a treat watching all their loved ones come together to help out. We started the afternoon with the most awesome first look – they were so nervous and so stinkin’ cute! I loved that as a last minute thought Steve picked a daisy to give Kati; it later became part of his ceremony attire. 🙂
Each and every part of the day was so personal to them – here are some of my favorite things: Steve and his three brothers wearing matching brown Converse with their last name embroidered in the back; their friend Sarah reading from The Little Prince (love that book!); the reading theme spread throughout the celebration – I especially adored the place cards with cute quotes about love and life, and the books from their own bookcases forming the bottom of the centerpieces; the Yoruba tradition of Tasting the Four Elements during the ceremony (it made for some hilarious expressions!); the awesome food – Upper Crust provided such delicious food (and some entertaining MC-ing) and the cake by Macrina Bakery was the best I’ve ever tasted; the music … Steve proved us all wrong by having a rocking party using only a laptop and speakers and his iTunes collection (they do have mighty fine taste in tunes); and finally the popcorn. Oh my, that popcorn. Kati’s parents have a popcorn store in Arizona and it is hands down the best freakin’ corn I’ve ever tasted in my life. Wow.