Where do I even begin with Anna & Justin? This couple makes me SO happy. I’ve known Anna since elementary school, and I met Justin in either middle school band or high school marching band… I can’t remember. But the point is: I got to know these two people individually LONG before they became a couple. And I must admit, when I first found out that they were dating, my first thought was “hmm, that’s weird.” But the second I first saw them together, it suddenly made so much sense. It’s crazy how perfect they are for each other, and witnessing their relationship over the past year of taking their engagement & wedding photos has been the biggest joy.
Their wedding day was a BLAST. They wrote their own vows and shared them with each other in front of their closest family and friends at Monday Night Garage — the second location of Monday Night Brewing. It was an obvious venue choice for them since enjoying a brewery is one of their favorite pastimes.
I’ll never forget their First Look. Anna had mentioned several times while getting ready that she couldn’t wait to see Justin, and as I was getting into position to capture the moment, I looked up and saw Anna practically running to tap Justin on the shoulder. I quickly started snapping away, and it was truly the most emotional moment.
Gosh, there are so many things I loved about this day. Can we talk about Anna’s HAIR? I may or may not have obsessed over it the entire day. And Anna’s ADORABLE niece, Ariana, stole the show many times throughout the day as the cutest flower girl. I loved that they did a “ring warming” as guests arrived, where each guest got to hold and bless their rings. I also loved all of the little details, like the bars of soap that Justin & Anna actually MADE and gave as favors to all of their guests… Apparently they bonded over their mutual love of soap on one of their first dates, so it seemed fitting that they create a shared soap with each of their favorite scents. And the blue handkerchief that wrapped around Anna’s bouquet is actually one of the napkins from The World Famous, where Anna sobbed while reading Justin’s scavenger hunt notes that led to his proposal. I could go on and on about this day, but I know you’re anxious to see the photos, so here you go! :)
Congratulations, Anna & Justin!
Venue: Monday Night Garage // Hair & Makeup: Maddie Marissa // Bride’s Dress: I Do I Do Bridal // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie // Caterer: Silver Queen Cantina // DJ: Nick Mallis // Planner: Julie Sams // Bouquets & Boutonnieres: JL Designs // Rentals & Linens: A1 Rentals
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