I started working with Laura & Pablo in November of 2019. We started dreaming of their October 2020 wedding and, of course, you know the rest. After pivoting to an intimate backyard version of their wedding day, we quickly put their new plans into motion.
One of the things about this wedding that I love is that their vision for their 2020 celebration does not resemble the design that we will see in 2021! Since they decided to postpone their original larger celebration to 2021, they had all the freedom to make this new celebration something completely different. So, there are no spoilers here for what is yet to come! Before we dive right into it, I have to thank Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB Photography for capturing the beauty of the day with such an artistic eye. You will see what I mean. This guy is one of the best!
Guests were greeted at Laura’s childhood home and invited around the back of the house. There, they found socially distanced seating assignments and cello music where they would wait for the ceremony.
With the small group, it wasn’t long before everyone had arrived and was seated for the ceremony. Laura is someone who is always calm and collected so it did not surprise me at all when she walked around the corner of the house with an intense sense of peace and sophisticated excitement. She was truly a radiant Bride!
And I mean, come one. Look at the way Pablo looks at her! Just as kind and just as calm as Laura, Pablo didn’t stop beaming all day!
After a beautiful ceremony lead by Laura’s long time family priest, the two exited the ceremony hand-in-hand. The amount of personal touches in this wedding was incredible, including lavender grown at the family’s home scattered amongst the rose petals lining the aisle. It was the subtlest touch of purple and smelled amazing when the pieces were stepped on.
The reception was simple but elegant. To keep the the tables to a single household, most of the tables were set as 2-tops to imitate a European bistro table you might find at a cafe. Each had their own set of flowers and candlelight set beneath bistro lighting and hanging greens above.
The couple even elected to use the flowers as favors for their guests.
The personal touches continue. Each hydrangea that appeared in the centerpieces was cut and dried from the front yard of the Bride’s parents’ house.
Even though there was no dance floor due to Covid precautions, that didn’t stop the couple from dancing through some of their photography session.
After a delicious meal by Eat Catering and dessert from Sweet Heather Anne, the party continued including a cheers with Laura’s parents’ antique coupe champagne glasses. Lots of conversation and laughs were shared throughout the evening. Even Laura & Pablo’s dog, Luna, made an appearance later in the evening with lots of tails wags and belly rubs exchanged.
It was a perfect day to celebrate Laura & Pablo’s love. They are truly a dream couple to work with and all I can say is that I am excited that we get to do this all over again in 2021!
I will leave you with a few more of my favorite photos from the day!