On a beautiful August morning, they prepared for the walk down the aisle, the heartfelt vows that would have everyone, including me, teary-eyed and more in love with love, and the kiss that would make it official. Blue skies and bright sunshine made Avon Gardens sparkle and glisten with anticipation and happiness as two souls would soon be bound together as one among the flourishing plants and lush green grass, despite the summer’s heatwave.
Claire prepared in the bridal suite, along with her mother and bridesmaids. Soft light streamed in as she put finishing touches on her makeup. She quietly added a beautiful pearl necklace, and held on to her grandmother’s handkerchief. For in just moments she would be meeting her soon-to-be husband in the garden.
Meanwhile, Mike and his groomsmen occupied the mens’ quarters as they tied ties and shoe laces, buttoned vests, and donned their jackets. For in just moments he would be greeting his soon-to-be wife in the garden.
Mike waited for her in the garden. As Claire approached him, they both smiled to themselves, knowing that in just moments they would be together forever.
And on that beautiful August morning, in an enchanting garden, surrounded by their dearest loved ones and closest friends, they promised their hearts would forever belong to each other.
Claire and Mike, thank you so much for the honor of documenting your wedding day, it was one that I will never forget. You are truly blessed with a sweet and loving family and circle of friends. I hope that your honeymoon was beyond amazing! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness and love to you!
Family and friends can view the Online Gallery here. A huge thank you to Claire and Mike for your patience with me…shooting the wedding a month before the arrival of our little boy, coupled with the fact that he was a little early, has been a challenge to get everything accomplished as I would have hoped! Without further adieu, here are some of my favorites from their lovely day!
To see more of Claire + Mike’s Avon Garden Wedding, please feel free to enjoy this slideshow: