October 27, 2020
Van and Karley’s Tre Bella wedding was magical! From the sophisticated and beautiful venue there at Tre Bella, to an amazing bridal party of sweet and devoted friends, to the genuine and heart felt vows exchanged at the ceremony, there was magic in every detail and moment!
The Bridal Suite at Tre Bella was beautifully set and ready for the girls to arrive and finish their wedding preparations. The teal chairs accent the brick room perfectly, and the space was perfect.
These girls were all so sweet, inclusive, and fun. Karley really had an amazing bride tribe there around her.
At the last wedding Karley attended, she caught her cousin’s bouquet. Sure enough, she was the next to get married! I loved that she brought the bouquet with her as a sentimental touch to the day.
This ceramic hedgehog was used in Van’s proposal to Karley, so it was a must to bring along for part of the wedding details photos. I loved the cute touch it added in while bringing in meaning for the two of them. And balancing the garter on its head gave it a fun wedding look.
Van started his dressing routine and prep with carefully polishing and shining his shoes. It was a sweet touch as he meticulously made sure they were perfect to carry him to meet his bride.
Van’s posse of groomsmen were all so down to earth, good natured, and ready to jump in and have fun. They were a great crew to have around!
The Courtyard is incredible. With the exposed brick walls, the paved path, and the white barn doors, it is the perfect ceremony space! Every detail was perfect. The staff at Tre Bella did the most amazing job with the decor.
Aren’t these little handmade soaps the cutest Covid era favors?!
And then it was time for the show to start!
(I had to play with shots through the bubble balloons…I just had to!)
The bubble balloons had fairy lights streaming below, and they added such a beautiful and whimsical touch to the ceremony.
Before the sun set we whisked off to grab portraits of Van and Karley as Mr and Mrs. They are serious pros. We had 20 minutes to sunset and they nailed everything we asked them to do and in such short time as we walked around the building chasing the light.
They are just so beautiful together!
One neat thing to watch with Karley and Van is how they express both exuberant joy together and comfortable peace together. They fit. You can just feel how amazing of a match they are when you are around them.
Following their portraits, we returned to the courtyard for the bridal party photos and family photos. I was so grateful for their amazing friends and family who didn’t put up a fuss about waiting while we grabbed the Husband and Wife portraits before the sun set.
One of the amazing things about the Tre Bella venue is the indoor and outdoor courtyard areas, connected by sliding barn doors. It is such a beautiful and versatile space!
Even before their entrance song was over and their song on, these two were already on the floor dancing for their first dance! They were graceful and completely in their own world.
You never know what toasts will bring, but there was not a single bad one! From beautiful advice, to fun stories, sweet memories, and touching messages, Van and Karley were showered with the most beautiful words spoken to and about them.
The Shoe Game is not anything I’m new to, but this had to be the sweetest Shoe Game moment I’ve seen so far. Van so lovingly and sweetly knelt and helped Karley get her shoes off for the game. It was beautiful.
The entire evening was magic. I feel so honored to have been there to capture these memories for them and to be their sidekick. They are an incredible couple!
Van and Karley, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for inviting me into your lives and into your amazing day. You make an incredible couple with an amazing support system of family and friends. I loved hearing what your parents had to say about both of you, see your friends’ joy, and to watch you in your bubble of pure joy. It was perfect, all of it!
Did you catch Van and Karley’s Payson, AZ Engagement session? If not, check those out next!
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