Alyssa and Brad have one of the most unique love stories I have ever heard! Brad is from South Africa, and they met while Alyssa was in the Peace Corps there.
Leading up to their wedding, I got to learn a lot about them. Alyssa told me her favorite thing about Brad is the way he sees the world, and Brad’s favorite thing about Alyssa is her compassion. They love wine, traveling, and to cook together.
On the day of their wedding I got there super early and went in and gave Alyssa a hug, met her sister, Jackie, and best friend Autumn. Perri was doing their hair and makeup, and did an incredible job. I went into Alyssa’s room and photographed her wedding dress and details. Her dress had lots of lace, small straps and a beautiful train and back. Her veil was Jackie’s, and earrings were from her grandmother. Then I photographed Brad getting ready, who was hanging out with Alyssa’s dad and brother Michael.
The ceremony went smoothly, and Alyssa and Brad shared the most heartfelt vows I had ever heard. They made it their mission in this life to make the world a better place. They were both very emotional, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a groom as excited to see his bride as Brad was.
The rest of the day was just as beautiful as they were, and I loved getting to know all of the guests. Thank you, Alyssa and Brad, for trusting me with this very important job. I hope to document your family for years to come!
Hair and Makeup: Perry Warren
Samia at Samia’s Photography
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