Bride & Groom: Vanessa & Vijay
Ceremony Location: Church of The Messiah Episcopal Winter Garden
Reception Location: Tanner Hall
DJ: Powerline DJ’s
Make-Up: A Touch of Fierce
Coordinator: Kristy Rapp Events
Florist: Flowers by Lesley
Cake: It’s Tasty Too
Transportation: Happy Limo
Catering/Rentals: Imperial Design Hall
Dress: Minerva’s Bridal
Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal
I’ve had the utmost pleasure of photographing Vanessa and Vijay’s beautiful engagement shoot months prior to their special day, so I am just as happy to present the highlights of their wedding!
If Vanessa didn’t already look gorgeous during the engagement session, she looked absolutely ethereal during the wedding! She showed off just the right amount of curves in a sweetheart neckline embellished with beads and jewels, transitioning downward to subtle ruffles around the waist area, ending in a trumpet skirt. The entirety of her look was modest, accessorized only with a simple necklace and topped off with a classic veil. She kept to a traditional white, while her bridesmaids wore flattering mint green ensembles. Meanwhile, Vijay stood out among the sea of black tuxes worn by his groomsmen, looking handsome as he matched his lovely wife by wearing a classy white tuxedo with black accents and bowtie.
Preparations went smoothly, which goes to show the importance of time management when it comes to special occasions – especially weddings. Every second is important, so make sure you know that day’s schedule like the back of your hand. If there’s some idle moments before the ceremony or reception, make good use of it. It’s especially important to keep track of time if you plan on taking family portraits and choose to hold a first look session before the ceremony, much like Vanessa and Vijay did.
The couple proved that simplicity is key throughout the entirety of the event. They dined in a thematic minty and golden fashion, with hints of tea rose as an accent color. The whole venue looked wonderfully elegant. While the ceremony was a rather intimate and emotional one, that didn’t stop the guests from partying to their heart’s content once the dance floor was finally open.
Vanessa and Vijay are absolute sweethearts! Despite his rather aloof façade, Vijay is really fun and has great sense of humor. It matches well with Vanessa’s warm, down-to-earth personality. Vanessa had always hoped to marry a man like Vijay, but she ended up with so much more than she initially asked for. These two definitely deserve each other!