The Bride Getting Ready With Her Girls
Tell me a little about your dress and accessories. By the way, I loved the wooden hangers you had made with your wedding date on them.
“ My dress was a lace, ivory & champagne Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal and I wore navy blue heels to match my bridesmaids dresses. My Veil was a gift from Ryan’s mother and was a beautiful white lace with champagne beading.”
The navy heels were a good touch, you looked great. Who did your hair – it looked beautiful?
“ Thank you! My hair was done by Mallory King, co-owner of Elizabeth’s Cuts & Styles in Rockport, Maine.”
Did you wear any special jewelry?
“ I did! My earrings were a 5th anniversary present from Ryan and they were these beautiful White pearls. I wore a Kate Spade gold “bride” bangle bracelet that was a gift from my Maid of Honor and best friend Allie. My engagement ring is a stellar white gold diamond sculptural ring, and my wedding band was from GM Pollack & Sons and is a white gold curved diamond band.”
The Groom And His Guys
Ryan wore his uniform and a lot of fancy ribbons.
“Yes, Ryan is in the US Army so he wore his US Army Class A dress blues and looked so handsome in them. His wedding ring was also something very special because it was a tungsten carbide ring handmade by his brother-in-law Mike.”
The First Glance
Talk a little about yourselves, what do you do, and how did you meet?
“ I work in hotel revenue management and Ryan is an EMT and is in the US Army. We have been together for about eight and a half years and first met when we worked at the same grocery store in High School!”
The Bride and Groom
And when Ryan asked you to marry him, how did the proposal go?
“ We spent the Fourth of July with our family watching fireworks, and spent the evening staring up at the stars on the beach. Which happened to be a closed National Park. It was so romantic with the stars and the water and Ryan surprised me and got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. Of course I said yes! While we were leaving, Ryan backed up into a ditch and we were stuck there until 2am when the local sheriff and tow truck came to help. Needless to say it was a story we will never forget.”
The Bridal Party and Family
The First Dance
So, tell me about the photography. A lot of people tell me they think the couples Lucia and I work with must all love being photographed because they seem relaxed in the images. Did the romantic session help?
“ It felt very awkward initially (at the romantic session) because like most people we are not really in front of the camera that often. But on our wedding day it was a breeze. We just had a lot of fun having our pictures taken and Focus Photography gave us very smooth and detailed directions that helped us to feel comfortable.”