I love the way she loves.
Fully and freely and with reckless abandon. When she hugs, she hugs with her whole heart…and squeezes her face tight to yours without a second thought to the flower she might be squishing in her hair. When she loves, she says it the second she means it. Without fear. Without hesitation. Without a care as to who might be listening. When she loves you, she wants the whole world to know. Right then. Right there. And before that moment passes by.
I love the way he loves.
Gently and purely and with the deepest conviction. When he looks at her, he looks with his whole heart….and smiles without trying to hide it. When he finds love, he knows it the second that he sees it. Without fear. Without hesitation. Without a care as to who would question it. When he loves, he wants the whole world to know. Right then. Right there. And before that moment passes by.
Married: Irena & Danny
As you guys know, this past Sunday Justin & I flew down to Miami for the destination wedding of Irena & Danny at The Deering Estate and had the amazing Carlos Baez along to second shoot with us. Since our flight wasn’t getting in until noon, Carlos was so awesome and went over in the morning to hang out with the girls.
This was the scene as the weather channel was calling for torrential downpours in Miami-Dade county that day. But Irena loves fully and freely and with reckless abandon….so she made the call for an outdoor ceremony anyway!
Irena & the girls got ready at the beautiful Mayfair Hotel:
The girls had an awesome time hanging out with Carlos during the makeup fun! Special thanks to Angel Stylists for taking such good care of the ladies!!
Justin & I got there just in time for Danny to have this note delivered to Irena…(these two are my shots)
As is this one! 231 has been Irena’s favorite number her whole life…and when she met Danny and he gave her his phone number, guess what the last three numbers were!!
The shoes! (my shot)
These two are also mine. On the left you see the shoes and Irena’s purse for the day, which was also her something borrowed: this vintage bag belonged to the MOH’s grandmother and was very cool! On the right, are Irena’s vows.
These two are Justin’s. On the left are the bride’s grandmother’s earrings, which she attached to the bouquet. And on the right the groom’s shoes.
There was a LOT of passing notes that day. Justin & Carlos went to hang out with the boys just in time for J to grab these two shots:
While Carlos grabbed this getting ready shot.
The bride & groom know Curt Schilling of the 2004 & 2007 World Series Red Sox, so their gifts to the groomsmen were signed, personalized baseballs for each guy. Justin was SUPAH jealous!
Carlos got the shot on the left, Justin the shot on the right.
And this one is mine from later in the day, but it looked so good right here! :)
J’s shot of the perfume.
My shot of Irena getting ready to go put on her dress.
Umm….her absolutely STUNNING Vera Wang dress that is!!
There was a mix up at the location, so Irena didn’t have a place to get dressed. But Carlos & Alison, swooped in to save the day and offered up their own home for her to get ready in. How amazing are they?! And their home is so beautiful so it was the perfect backdrop.
Carlos grabbed this shot of Irena’s grandma looking on.
This is my shot of the shoes …
and so is this one.
My shot of the earrings and the bouquet. A big thank you to Joel of Fabius Events for rockin all the stunning flowers!!
And this one is also mine:
While Justin grabbed these shots of Danny…
How beautiful is Irena in this shot? It’s mine! :)
While Justin was hanging out with the guys, I was chillin’ with my J. Crew ladies.
Then Irena & I went off to play!
And this is the angle that Carlos grabbed….LOVE this shot!
Annnd mine. This might be my favorite shot that I took of the day!
Stay tuned for Part II, coming soon to a blog near you!