“i’ll be loving you forever”
What I can relate to most about Anna is our mutual teeny bopper love affair (i.e. NKOTB, Edward Cullen and dare I say Justin Bieber?!). But what I admire most about Anna (besides her height) is her success in finding such a good man and carrying out such strong bonds with her family, all the while continuing to pursue her teenage dreams. Anna + Ryan compliment each other in so many ways (besides their height): Anna is gorgeous, spunky, and fun and Ryan is handsome, strong and most importantly supportive. I am glad Anna made the first move in pursuing Ryan because I would never have gotten to fulfill my wedding photographer’s dream of photographing such an amazing couple and finding someone other than my crazy sister to share my love of NKOTB with. Thank you Anna for becoming Mrs. Metz because now Mrs. Wahlberg and Mrs. Knight are all mine! 🙂
Ok you just knew I had to:
Someone recently mentioned to me how much I love photographing feet. I said “no, I love S-H-O-O-Z!”
Stunning ring for a stunning bride. Special thanks to Kelly Zhang for another wonderful job on hair + makeup.
Ok I might have a problem…
But I also love photographing bouquets and dresses just as much:
And I just love the bridesmaids’ reactions here!
I almost cried when the pianist at the church played the instrumental version of NKOTB’s “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” for the bridal party procession. Tears of joy of course.
What a beautiful couple:
And amazing venue!
Work it Anna:
Yes count it: 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen!
Have you ever seen a cuter kids room?! I secretly wanted to be in here all night!
I stole a lil’ cotton candy from the kids:
Did I mention how gorgeous the Villa del Sol d’Oro & Santa Anita Gardens was?!
This photo just reminds of an old Italian film – didn’t feel like we were in LA at all.
Flower Allie wow-ed me with all of the beautiful arrangements!
Ok everyone was dancing up a storm that night (how could they not when SoCal DJ was spinning NKOTB?! and btw did I mention the DJ was coincidentally an old high schoolmate of mine?!), but this lil’ lady caught my attention the whole time and deserves this blog spotlight. Not only did she have all the right stuff, but she even knew all the lyrics!
And one more to end a perfect day:
To see more, check out Anna + Ryan’s wedding slideshow! You know what song I JUST had to use…
Ceremony Venue – St. Dominic Church
Reception Venue – Villa del Sol d’Oro & Santa Anita Gardens
Linens + Chairs – Elegant Designs
Cake – Dannette Abero (Anna’s cousin!)
DJ – SoCal DJ
Hair + Makeup – Kelly Zhang
Floral – Flower Allie
China, Glasses, Flatware – Arcadia Party Rentals
Photo Booths – Cheesy Photo Booths
Videography – Best Wishes Video
Photography – Kim Le Photography
Assistant Photography – David Do