Seeing the two of them together makes you understand fairytales. They complement each other, not in a way that makes you see them as opposites, but as two souls made so perfectly to fit together you can’t help but believe in a world of happily ever afters. So as they walked back up the aisle that day there were no words more fitting, than the ones that rang through the echo of the woods…..
“There in your eyes, it’s just beginning
Feel your heart beat faster
Reach out and find your happily ever after . . . . ”
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Mandy and Ken are married! In the most enchanting of ceremonies that included a hand fasting ritual and so much laughter, these two officially became husband and wife. The jewel-toned color palette of the bridesmaid dresses and florals popped beautifully against the lush greenery of Cross Creek Ranch, and we were basically obsessed with every bit of Mandy’s bridal look. From her succulent-filled bouquet to her grandmother’s heirloom pearls to the lace appliqué of her gown (which couldn’t have fit her more perfectly) every detail turned us into a walking, talking version of the heart eye emoji. Ken looked incredibly dapper as well, and the two of them shared the smiliest of first looks before heading to their ceremony in the enchanted forest.
The reception was decorated beautifully, with greenery draped chandeliers hanging over the feasting tables and geometric centerpieces mixed in with the flowers and candles. The newlyweds surprised guests with a choreographed first dance, and in a surprise moment of her own Mandy debuted a groom’s cake sporting Ken’s alma mater. At the end of the night the newlyweds ran through a sparkler-lined tunnel before heading off to begin their happily ever after.
Mandy and Ken, from the moment we first met we’ve just adored you two to bits, and we couldn’t have felt luckier to spend the day by your sides. Thank you for making every bit of your wedding journey so fun!
Love + Laughs,
Sarah & Ben
Photography: Sarah & Ben
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Cross Creek Ranch
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Pink
Wedding Dress Designer: Allure
Wedding Dress Store: Lily’s Bridal
Bride Shoe Designer: Betsy Johnson
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Azazie
Coordinator: Annika LaSala
Videographer: A Peachy Life Productions
Florist: Alta Fleura
Cake Design: Alessi bakery
DJ: Jody from Grant Hemmond & Assoc.
Invitation Designer: Shutterfly