When I first met Mary Beth & Hunter, I instantly felt like we were friends. They are both so genuinely warm and friendly, and I found it so easy to relate with them! We chatted about everything from how they had been attending the same church for years, to the beautiful family-owned residence where they wanted to have their wedding reception, and the conversation just flowed so naturally that it hardly felt like a business consultation at all! I was able to get to know them even better when we met up for their engagement session, and I have been fortunate enough to shoot newborn sessions for two of their family members during the last 6 months – so by the time their wedding day arrived, I was so fortunate to already know 4 of their bridal party members personally! It was kind of like a little reunion and I loved every minute of it!!! 😉
Mary Beth & Hunter were married in their church, where they have both attended services for years (Mary Beth’s parents have been attending the church for 40 years!!!), and celebrated with their friends & family afterward at a beautiful, privately-owned residence. I loved how personal their entire wedding day felt – their pastor shared parts of their story during the ceremony, their entire bridal party was SO full of joy for these two, and Mary Beth’s besties even wrote and performed a rap to Usher’s “Yeah!” during toasts at the reception! It was one of the most fun wedding days I’ve had the pleasure of being part of, and I think that says so much about Hunter and Mary Beth. They are two people you can’t help but have fun with, and I’m so excited that they are now Mr & Mrs!
Congratulations, Mary Beth & Hunter! I hope you enjoy re-living your wedding day as you look through these images!
I absolutely adored the gorgeous lace detailing in Mary Beth’s dress from Chantilly Lace Bridals!
And then it was time to get married!!
Mary Beth and her dad exchanged the sweetest moment when he gave her away – one of those moments that had me tearing up a little behind my camera!
After the ceremony, we took family photos, full bridal party photos, and bride & groom portraits at the residence where the reception was getting started, and it was just the most gorgeous scenery – tall old trees and rolling hills!
I loved their personalized gold cake topper!
Mary Beth’s uncle owns a winery, so OF COURSE Davis Valley Winery beverages got the party going! 😉
Aaaand here’s the rap I told you about…
And just as the sun was setting, we were able to sneak out for a few more bride & groom portraits – and they were SO worth it!!!
These two laugh ALL the time when they are together, and I loooove it!
I love twirling shots because they make for some of the sweetest moments… see below. 😉
Mary Beth & Hunter had SO many amazing friends and family who shared their talents (like floral arrangements, day-of coordinating, and cake decorating!) with Mary Beth and Hunter on their wedding day, and it’s easy to see how loved these two are! So many thank you’s to all of the friends and family who worked together to bring these gorgeous details to life!
And thank you to the professional vendors who provided top notch service for these two and their guests!
Ryan of RSI Entertainment
And a special thank you to Megan Myers for second shooting with me!!!
Mary Beth, Hunter, thank you again for allowing me to be part of this season in your lives – it was an honor, and I had SO much fun celebrating with you!!! (and I hope Jamaica was amazing!)
Big hugs to you both!
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