Veronica and Joshua’s rustic wedding at The Gala 417 was such a delight to photograph. The Gala provided them with the space they needed to incorporate their beautiful theme. There were so many lovely surprises that I was able to photograph on their special day. Filled with old traditions and new touches, Veronica and Joshua’s wedding was the perfect mix of both.
Veronica began getting ready at the Gala, where I was able to incorporate their amazing neon sign in some of their shots. Some of my favorite shots were the dress shots. Like most brides, Veronica dreamt about her dress since she was a little girl. Her dress, by Allure and purchased at StudioIDo, was gorgeous. Alongside her dress, hair by Emily Dami, and makeup by Dhalia Edwards, Veronica’s whole bridal look was the perfect amount of romantic for her soft, rustic wedding.
One of the areas of the day that was important to document was the details. Because of their Filipino-Catholic background, there were little touches of that in their flat lay details. Pieces like the cord, veil, and candle were important to include because their family and their culture were significant to them. These pieces created the perfect mix of traditional with modern, as they were paired with their other sentimental pieces.
They also chose to start their day with a first look before the ceremony. Not only did the bride and groom do a first look, but Veronica shared a first look with her dad. It is always so special to see the face of a dad seeing his daughter in her wedding dress. It was delightful and his reaction surprised Veronica in the best of ways. Following her first look with her dad, Veronica and Josh shared a first look that was intimate and beautiful.
Veronica and Josh had a gorgeous ceremony surrounded by the people they love most. Not only did Veronica get to witness Josh’s reaction during their first look, but again when he teared up as she walked down the aisle. I could clearly see the love between the two by their reaction to the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, Josh and Veronica headed outside the Gala for gorgeous portraits at the waterside venue. I loved incorporating Veronica’s bridal bouquet into their portraits for that pop of pink! They’re clearly beaming with love.
Following their ceremony, the party got started! Their reception had so many fun touches, like their hexagon arch that came together so nicely. They incorporated pops of navy blue into their tablescapes, which tied the whole look together. Some of my favorite decor pieces were the calligraphed name ornaments. Such a cute idea!
Transitioning into their first dance was a breeze. They shared an intimate moment together as husband and wife, surrounded by their closest friends and family. The dances they had with their parents were so lovely. Nothing brings a smile to my face like seeing my couples get to spend a few minutes alone with their parents.
Veronica and Joshua’s rustic wedding was a hit. Everyone had so much fun on the dance floor and celebrating the Quevedos. Congratulations to the happy couple!
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Photography- Chelsea Schmidt Photography
Videography- August McCue Films
Ceremony Venue- St. Luke’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue- The Gala 417
Dress- Studio I Do
Florist- East Beach Flowers
DJ- Jordon Copon
Cake- Flour Child Bakery
Bridesmaid Dresses- Birdy Grey
Groom and Groomsman Attire- The Black Tux
Makeup Artist- Dhalia Edwards
Hair Dresser- Hair by Emily