St Joseph Catholic Church
is such an ornate and lovely place to worship! Adriana and Tyler were married here on October 29th, 2022 on a sunny afternoon!
The "getting ready" location was the same as the reception area, however, as Twin Gables is a very hospitable wedding venue with a generous amount of space for bridal parties, makeup artists, and hairdressers to work in. I love the way the fall sunlight comes in behind the dress on the stairs! Hailey and I worked in tandem on this scene, going back and forth between details and externals to preserve the feeling of this morning forever. The delicate morning frost is such a perfect October vibe.
Guys being guys, they were done with all their details first, and even had time for a few quick portraits on the lawn before heading to the church!
What a lovely ceremony! More tears, but rich in family support, contemplative worship, meaningful liturgy, and long-standing traditions. Adriana brought flowers to Mary, and a Mariachi Band led the psalms between readings in Spanish. The priest was kind and genuine. The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a transformative event in the Catholic faith, and it's always such an honor to be invited to create art of these moments.
We closed the night with some fun after-dark portraits! This wedding taught us so many new (to us) Mexican wedding traditions! Have you seen Li Vibora de La Mar (the Mexican Sea Snake Dance)? It was so entertaining! The bride and groom hold the veil up high while the guests hold hands and dance through, around, and between them. The guests are aiming to jostle the wedding couple enough to get one of them to drop without breaking their own line, and the bride and groom are attempting to outlast them. Tyler eventually did get knocked down and carried away, but secretly, I think he "let them" win. He was then carried to his laughing bride in an epic conclusion of fun! Congratulations Adriana and Tyler! This is a wedding to remember and we have every confidence your marriage will be equally perfect!