Estancia Wedding, Part One | Kevin and Lara

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I love the way Kevin and Lara move together. When I watch them interact, it’s as if they only live in the special world that they’ve created between them – in the sacred space that has become ‘them’. They’re opposites in personality, but oh-so-alike in every other perfect way. They hang on to each other for support and encouragement. They laugh at each other’s many quirks, and they cherish the understanding they’ve built between each other.

They deeply believe that they have found their other half, and I deeply believe that every person around them believes the same thing too.

Kevin and Lara chose an elegant garden wedding at the upscale Estancia for their nuptials, and every detail was nothing short of stunning. Merilee of Ever After Events was a sheer delight to work with and her fabulous team of coordinators made the day run smoother than a dream. Organic Elements designed the pretty-in-pink florals and Lara chose a soft Monique Lhullier gown paired with gold accents for herself and long bridesmaid gowns from Vera Wang for her ladies. Everything from the jewelry to the setting to the love they shared was breathtaking!

We began the morning with the girls and  I immediately fell in love with all of the sentimental accents, including Lara’s grandmother’s broach that was pinned to her bouquet and the custom hangers that were made for each girl’s dress.

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I just can’t get over how beautiful this girl is and how that dress seems made for her.

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LOVE! One of my favorite images that I made of Lara just before heading out for the First Look.

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I loved how sweet these two were during their First Look. They totally embraced the moment by hugging, kissing, chatting, and practicing their first dance. So cute!

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I love how Kevin would hold onto Lara’s hands all day without him even realizing it. It was incredibly precious!

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Kevin’s tux and bow tie perfectly fit his personality. Every detail was in place.

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Lara wore her gown with class and style – she rocked every photo!

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Meanwhile, the wedding party had no shame hamming it up for our cameras. Love!

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The ceremony took place in my favorite little garden at Estancia – it was peaceful, intimate, and downright lovely!

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Kevin and Lara had each other’s wedding rings engraved and didn’t reveal to each other what words they chose to write until the ceremony. Kevin engraved, “Run With Me Forever” on Lara’s band, and we all were brought to tears!

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Married!

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We still have the second half of Kevin and Lara’s wedding at Estancia to share here on the bloggy-blog, so sit right back down here tomorrow for Part Two! Spoiler Alert: It’s gonna be gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Erin


Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : Estancia | Reception Location : Estancia | Event Coordinator : Ever After Events | Floral Design : Organic Elements | Cake : VG’s Bakery | Dress : Monique Lhullier | Shoes : Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses : White by Vera Wang | Hair : A New Twist | Band : Wayne Foster Entertainment | Reception Lighting : Platinum Party Rentals | Rentals : Platinum Party Rentals | Stationery Designer : Wedding Paper Divas | Officiant : I Do Vows |


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