Since I first met with Tyan, she’s been beaming. Radiant with love, eager to enter this new chapter in her life that she’ll now and forever share with Eric. Though their relationship often involved a lot of miles between them, they made it through, and I was so honored to share in the first day the miles wouldn’t have to separate them anymore.
This day was full of happy colors and bright flowers. Tyan was a princess and Eric her prince – seriously, think an elegant, petite Cinderella. The weather was unusually mild with a gentle breeze. Everything was perfect.
Isn’t she beautiful?!
It was so nice to finally meet Eric.
He seemed calm as he got ready for the wedding at the hotel, but he and his groomsmen had a thing or two up their sleeves (not literally, lol). Eric had planned two special surprises for Tyan. The first was a beautiful pearl necklace, and the second… I’ll show you later.
I’m always so glad for my couples who choose to spend special time together before the wedding. This time can be so precious, and it’s so nice to have photographs to remember how you felt when you saw each other alone on your wedding day for the first time.
And here, the princess and her prince .
I can never resist cutie pie kiddos…
I had done the wedding photography for two of Tyan’s bridesmaids, Natalie & Jon in October of 2008 and Renee & Rich in September of 2009, so it was also like a sweet reunion for me!
Here are some details as the ceremony was about to begin:
It was so sweet to see their faces during the ceremony – I always love that part!
Ah, and here was the second surprise… Eric and his best man had put Tyan’s ring in a Thor Pez dispenser. It was cute. I think she was amused .
People kept commenting throughout the day that Eric & Tyan’s (eventual) kids will be such cute redheads!
Toward the end of the reception, Eric and Tyan moved over to the lighted swing. I like this next one for the tenderness they share. Black and white can bring emotion through so well.
As they prepared to leave for Michigan, Tyan said goodbye to some special kiddos she babysat through the years. Some of the boys were in tears. Take good care of her, Eric, she has a gang of little boys back home!
Eric and Tyan, thank you so very much for allowing me to share in this amazing day of yours. I wish you all the best, and can’t wait to show you the images that will help you cherish your day for years to come.