Illuminated Events would like to congratulate Nicole & Franklin as they celebrate their 6 month anniversary as husband and wife! We had the privilege of helping them put together their New Years Eve wedding full of love and originality.
Nicole recalls how complete she felt the moment she and her husband walked down the aisle together as husband and wife after their vows. Walking into their reception hall was an exhilarating moment for both of them. Finally seeing the "perfectly" finished product that they had both worked so hard to plan and pay for. In the end, they felt it was money well spent!
For their honeymoon, the decided on a stay-cation at the Sand and Sea Resort in Laguna Beach so they could be close to home and available to their children if needed. Their dedication to each other and their family is too sweet and we wish them a wonderful lifetime together as best friends
Illuminated Events was offered a chance to stylize a bridal shoot for Austin & Carla with our preferred photographer and friend, Jerrick O'Connor with Three16 Photography.
Austin & Carla were married 3 years ago after meeting in Human Anatomy class at Biola University. Austin was the distracting TA and Carla the student. Although they didn't talk much in school, they reconnected a year or so after he graduated and as they say, the rest was history.
Carla, our beautiful bride, recollected that her favorite moment of the wedding was the few moments they got to sneak away from the reception to take some pictures. So being able to do another shoot a couple years later, not only gave her an excuse to pull out her wedding dress, but reminded her how blessed she is to have Austin in her life.
Austin, our handsome groom, wanted to share with us a piece of advice to couples getting married.
"Marriage is a beautiful thing, but it definitely takes a lot of work. You have to be willing to compromise some things. Being a good spouse requires sacrifice.... Remember to always set aside time for each other and find time to do special things for one another."
We had such a great time getting to know Carla & Austin and reliving, recreating such a special day in their lives.