Alley & Joe // Coachmen's Lodge Wedding

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These gorgeous people know how to throw a PARTY of a wedding. Every part of the day was a celebration complete with cowboy boots, a heartfelt ceremony, and choreographed surprise dances. It was the whole package. 

I love the story of Alley and Joe. They met while in highschool theater during a production of Grease and soon after, went on their first date.  Last Thanksgiving, Joe gave a tearjerker of a speech in the presence of his family with Alley by his side. He expressed his thankfulness towards his family and how full of acceptance and love they are. He then turned to Alley and expressed how grateful he is for her to always be his companion and best friend "I want you to know that I'm always going to be here for you and I'm never going to give up". With that, he got down on his knee and a grinning from ear-to-ear Alley gave the easiest "yes" of her life. 

I can't imagine these two without eachother and their love shines in every photo. I wish them a lifetime of happiness equally as happy as their wedding day
 

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The parents of the bride deserve a time to relax during the chaos

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Alley shared an intimate moment with her girls at the start of the day.

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My goodness, Alley. You are way too pretty. 

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LOOK AT THIS PRETTY PLACE

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Joe shares a moment with his mother before the ceremony.

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Alley's expression while Joe reads his vows crushes me.

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This shot was an idea Alley expressed to me during our initial consultation. I will definitely be using it more often!

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They're too adorable. 

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Great speeches were given by the four maids of honor and best men.

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....as well as lots of picking on Joe. 

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ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR THIS FIRST DANCE? CAUSE I WASN'T. 

Alley and Joe performed a choreographed first dance which was my very first to photograph! They danced to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheerhan (amazingly, another first for me on a wedding day) and the choreography was OUTSTANDING. I almost forgot I was supposed to be taking photos and went "WOOOO" more than once. Definitely my favorite part of this wedding day. 
 

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well that was flippin' awesome. 

okay now on to the father/daughter, mother/son dances. 

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Did you think one choreographed dance was enough? NEVEEER. A few of Alley's bridesmaids put together a surprise line dance.

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The energy on this dance floor was so happy. I couldn't stop smiling.

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I'm a little obsessed with getting pictures of other couples whose weddings I did. Here's Ashley and Justin, who got married last year.

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Okay that one was long. This is what happens when I don't bother selecting a few favorites before I make the blog post. Whoops. 

Wishing you all the best, Joe and Alley!

-Andrea =)

Venue: Coachmen's Lodge
Videography: K. Garcia Productions
Hair & Makeup: Orange Salon
Cake: Made by Alley's bridesmaid, Ashley