Anita ♥ Brian
Brian and Anita met in 2010 right before the 4th of July at a bar in Chicago. (Although, Brian says he saw Anita in 1999 when they both randomly attended the same fraternity party at ISU due to some mutual friends). Anita had never met a guy like Brian before, and Brian had finally met his match in Anita. A city girl and a small town boy seemed very different, but as time passed, the two of them just couldn’t stop thinking about each other. It took several twists of fate, and almost 2 years, but they finally realized that it was meant to be, and fell fast in love in 2012. Thousands of miles of commuting and a hundred adventures later, they know that the best is yet to come!
Extra Special Wedding Details
The engagement. Brian had surprised Anita with a trip to Montana for her birthday this year to go skiing. Anita was really excited, but kept thinking there is no way Brian had a ring in his bag on the plane, since he was not overly concerned about it. They spent a whole day skiing in the northern Rockies and then Brian had tried to plan a private dog sled ride, but it was freakishly warm and they had to cancel the sled ride. So Brian thought quickly and came up with a plan B. He took Anita on a hike through the Gallatin National Forest to a secluded lake called Lava Lake. Unfortunately, the trail was frozen and they could not make it the whole way up to the top, so they decided to turn back before they made it to the lake. At that moment, next to a small creek in the middle of the forest, Brian got down on one knee and told Anita that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Anita was ecstatic and said yes, of course! Then Brian carved their initials into one of the trees where they were standing. It was the best trip ever! They plan on visiting that trail again and making it all the way to the lake next time!
The bridal style. Anita looked sophisticated on her white lacey trumpet dress while the bridesmaids wore mint knee-length V-neck dresses. It perfectly complimented the colors of the sea!
Extra intimate. Anita’s family came over from Poland to help celebrate with the two of them. Anita and Brian traveled from Illinois to have a destination wedding with a toes in the sand ceremony. Only close friends and family attended this event. The bride & groom were also able to pull away during the reception at night to get an awesome photograph underneath the waterfall at the resort.
Delectable treats. M & Ms printed with Anita and Brian’s faces and their wedding date. How possible is that? Cool, right?!
The color palette. Mint and khaki.
Tips From The Photographer
If you are still in the planning process make sure you are enjoying the process and not rush through it. Make sure your hair and makeup artist know before hand what time you hair and makeup must be completed by. The most common thing we run across is a breakdown of communication between vendors and brides who do not know what time things need to be completed by. This helps the photography timeline stay on schedule and a calm and collective bride.
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