Loretta and Ryan heard about us through some friends of theirs so our only correspondence with them was by phone and email. Although we had never met them in person, we felt like we already knew as we got together for the evening of the Rehearsal/Rehearsal Dinner. Loretta is getting her degree in Zoology at Burmingham University in Alabama … she obviously loves animals and has three dogs! It seems people’s pets say a lot about them. I guess Ryan will be very understanding of her furry friends. He is such a happy-go-lucky kind of guy in the banking business. Loretta being a gorgeous Italian gal loves to run the show and carefree Ryan enjoys letting her do just that. Their rehearsal here at the Annunciation Catholic Church was a tear jerker as her Dad seemed a little choked up to give her away but the rehearsal helped him to get through some of those emotions before their big day. Father Charlie had known the family for years.
The Rehearsal Dinner was at the most charming French restaurant, Maison Jardin in Altamonte Springs. We love the way Rehearsal Dinners bring the closest friends and families together as one big family. They treated us as one of their guests. We blend right into these occasions which helps the photography to feel so natural for everyone. The toasts were endearing. Also, Loretta’s Uncle surprised everyone by announcing his Engagement and Bride-to-be.
Wedding Preparation…Guys and Dolls
The girls had a spa day complete with mimosas at Imagez.
Loretta and the girls then changed at her friend’s beautiful home on a lake where we also captured some Bridal Portraits and other group photos with her bridesmaids and family. The Bridal Portrait always picks up the Bride’s spirits and has her literally glowing for the wedding.
Bridal with Friends
Ave Maria were in the air waves, a true Italian Catholic wedding.
Then off to the reception ballroom and dancing the afternoon away!