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Susan + Brandon 3/21/2021

Getting Ready

It was an absolutely perfect day, weather wise. With the ballroom decorated in navy and gold, giving a twist of art deco to the already timeless elegance.  This was suited perfectly for a couple as classic as these two, Susan and Brandon.  There is no denying the love surrounding these two. To an outsider, this blending of family is seamless. Never knowing where one family tree ends and the other begins, as they all behave as one big family.

The Ceremony

At the start of the ceremony, Susan entered the garden for her grand reveal leaving Brandon breathless.  We had all been warned – the groom will cry. And cry he did – never having felt such love until he met the “Leslie Knope to his Ben Wyatt” three years ago. By the end, there wasn’t a dry eye in the garden.  This memory was forever memorialized by a live artist that brought the ceremony to life on canvas.

The Reception 

Next, all of the guests fathered on the lakeside terrace for food, drinks, conversation, and dancing. Sharing beautiful “first dances” with an incredible water-front backdrop.  Then, the newlyweds strolled about the ballroom to greet each and every guest, personally thanking them for being a part of such a joyous occasion.

Then there were some epic toasts before cutting the cake. The groom’s brother sharing stories from childhood. The bride’s sister recalled memories of first dates and special times spent together.  The greatest toast was saved last the father of the bride – welcoming his new son to the family, and thanking his wife for blessing him with two beautiful daughters.  Following the toasts, Brandon’s dad made a special song request, to dance with his new daughter[in-law] and his son to dance with his new mother[in-law]. A tender moment that won’t soon be forgotten.

To end the night, the new Mr and Mrs hopped into our Model A car, Tilly. Waving goodbye as they rode into the night, it truly was a picture-perfect evening.

Dream Team:

Photographer: Chynna Pacheco Photo-  @Chynnapachecophoto

Flowers: The Flower Cart – @flowecartlakeland

Hair/Makeup: Danielle Otte @modermethodbydani

Dress/Shoes: Emelinas Bridal @emelinasbridal

Johnston & Murphy @johnstonmurphy

Venue: Town Manor on the Lake @Townmanorweddings

Rings: Jared Galleria @jaredgalleriaofjewelry