Oh friends... I have been waiting forever to share this wedding on my blog! I really value the opportunity to have my work published, but being published comes with this little detail called exclusivity... so I have to wait to blog the images until after the publications come out. It's hard to wait, but totally worth it, of course!
Check out the great places Ryan & Dayna's wedding was published since their big day last spring:
Dayna, Ryan, and Dayna's sister, Shijuana, did an amazing job planning this wedding. I am grateful to have been invited to capture such a beautiful day and work with such lovely people. Thanks to Dayna, I am excited to share that our work is now gracing the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings and Essence Magazine, as well as and Black Bride and Jade African!
However, no publication feature overshadows what a magnificent day Ryan & Dayna's wedding was. They are a gorgeous couple, inside and out. They were surrounded by so much love on their wedding day and it was truly a privilege to be present during their celebration. A big thank you to Dayna's sister, Shajuana, and their day-of coordinator, Kate (of Lovebirds Events) for helping the whole day go off without a hitch. There were so many unique accents to their day, including a pinky-swear kiss, bongo players during the cocktail hour, and the most emotional set of wedding toasts I've ever witnessed. I hope the pictures help you sense the pure joy and love that was thick in their air throughout their entire day. Without further ado...
Congratulations to Ryan & Dayna! I can't believe your one year anniversary is just around the corner! My how time flies! :)
Ceremony location: Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Reception location: Main Street Train Station
Bridal gown: Ceremony Gown, WToo, Bella Rosa Bridal
Reception Gown: Nicole Miller
Bridal party attire: Amsale
Groom’s tux: Men’s Warehouse
Cake: Mixing Bowl Bakery
Caterer: Catering by Jill
Favors: Candy bags, Sweet Spot
Music: DJ Drake
Flowers: Black Iris
Stationery: Fine and Dandy Paperie
Videographer: Bree Davis