On a warm sunny Saturday in Southern California Antonio and Annalisa were married at Orange Grove Chapel at Edwards Mansion. I first spoke with Annalisa while she was over seas teaching and her warm friendly voice & tone told me of how she met Antonio at a Dance Studio where she was to learn Salsa dancing. Annalisa asked us to be their wedding photographers and capture their special day.
We first met up with Annalisa at the hotel where she was getting ready. For some prep shots, to talk with the girls a bit, and detail shots of items important to the wedding day. There are obviously way too many to post here so just going to share a couple.
Loved the sparkle accents on the shoes as well as the open toe to show off a super pretty pedicure she got matching with one of her Bridesmaids, Heather.
Arras Wedding Coins:
The groom gives the bride thirteen gold coins as a symbol of his unquestionable trust and confidence. The symbolism, is that the Groom recognizes his responsibility as a provider, and pledges his ability to support and care for her. Acceptance by the bride means taking that trust and confidence unconditionally with total dedication and prudence. The number 13 represents Christ and his 12 apostles.
Antonio and Annalisa exchanged these very coins during the ceremony.
Superman Ring bearer presents the rings. He was great.
Antonio and Annalisa exchange rings during the ceremony.
After the ceremony we were able to gather all of the wedding guests in front of Edwards Mansion for some fun pictures all-together as the bride and groom will both be moving to another state.
Spring was just hanging out with the guys.
That’s okay the ladies are having fun of their own!
but the guys just had to compete….
The bride and her super adorable flower girl, her Niece.
Antonio was pretty happy to have the bride all to himself.
They are totally awesome dancers!
Antonio did a fun outfit change, so don’t worry that’s the Groom with the Bride, he’s just in uniform!
Beautiful first dance! Very romantic!
Congratulations Antonio & Annalisa!!!