Slavena and Enrico
August 29th, 2014
All weddings are unique. However, Slavena and Enrico had a particularly interesting venue and personal ceremony. I was so grateful for the opportunity to photograph their union at the lovely Victory Family Church and exploring their charming relationship that grew over coffee and faith. We were thrilled to celebrate with you. God bless you both as you begin this wonderful journey of marriage together!
Ceremony Coordinator - Shannon Leary
Salvena's 'something blue' came in the form of her beautiful blue shoes.
The bridesmaids help to lace up.
Meanwhile, Enrico was also getting ready.
The best man shares some warm words as he helps the groom with his tie.
Enrico smiles at a secret message from a certain lady.
The Victory Family Church offered some truly fascinating furniture.
Slavena's youthful makeup look was applied by Secrets Salon.
Enrico looking contemplative in black and white, a classic look framed in a modern chair.
The guys all share some conversation just a few minutes before the ceremony.
Enrico and Slavena wanted to pray just before the ceremony, so to get around the bad luck superstition of the groom seeing the bride before the wedding, we tied a scarf around Enrico's eyes.
It was a pretty smart way to get around the old tradition.
When Enrico did finally get to see Slavena in her dress, he couldn't hide his excitement.
Slavena and Enrico make their vows to each other.
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.!
I wanted to create an image as a tribute to their many dates at the coffee shop.
Wedded bliss incarnate.
This photo looks to be more of a movie still than a wedding.
This original cake was a creation of Amy Barna.
Slavena and Enrico gave their guests cupcakes as favors.
The color scheme of blue and yellow made for some excellent bold looks.
This clever idea for the guests to mad-lib the couples relationship was a stroke of genius!
Enrico and Slavena share their first dance.
DJ Sam Crawford got the party started.
It's not a wedding reception until someone busts out their breakdancing!
Their relationship started over coffee, so it was only fitting that they had a bariste at the reception!
The rustic venue, The Mayernik Center, suited the newlyweds perfectly.
This final image taken by Bill, caught a natural sun flare beaming off the Mustang between the tip of Slavena's nose and Enrico's lips just as he kissed her. A perfect compliment to a romantic image. My favorite from the day!
Congratulations Enrico and Slavena! You're a beautiful couple, inside & out!