Carrie was lovely with her blonde hair drawn up, allowing tendrils to curl over her shoulders, and her eyes sparkled.
The bridesmaids wore sheer latte gowns and carried bouquets of pale green orchids and magenta calla lilies. The guys wore black suits with calla lily boutonnières. Fuchsia flowers set into stone vases sat in the center of each table, surrounded by aqua napkins.
In her toast, Michael’s sister turned to Carrie’s Facebook status to trace the journey of Carrie and Mike’s relationship over the past few years. They had unexpectedly (and uncharacteristically) met in Las Vegas.
Carrie’s Facebook status summed it up. “They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but I guess that’s not true. We’re getting married!”
Carrie and Michael wrote love letters for each other. In his, Michael admitted that, “he wasn’t the neatest guy” and Carrie reminisced about their first date when he showed up, “dripping in sweat and carrying a giant diet Coke.” Their love letters were as warm and sweet as they are!
The night let us dip into some 90’s old school hip hop, like Notorious BIG and Tupac, along with rock and roll classics by the Stones. I loved watching guests on the dance floor raise their hands over Michael’s head (no easy task!) to “California Love.”
Thanks so much for inviting us to be a part of your incredible day!
Photos by Dawna Cservak