Today was Parisa and Ken's wedding. This couple was absolutely adorable, and although I only met Parisa six weeks ago and hadn't met Ken until today, I felt like I had known everyone for quite a while. One of my brides from last year works with Parisa's mom Patty. Patty contacted me about six weeks ago and asked if I was available for her daughter's wedding. For planning a wedding on such short notice, it was absolutely perfect...well almost :) I titled this post "All You Need is Love", because after a small/big problem (depending on your perspective), I kept hearing myself tell the family and wedding party that everything that was needed for a perfect wedding was there; the bride, the groom, the families, the friends; what was missing was the flowers and cake. Yup, those things did not arrive until halfway through the ceremony (and it began nearly 45 minutes late because we were waiting for the arrival of them). This is going to be such a great story for Parisa and Ken to be telling to their grandchildren. Parisa was able to walk down the aisle with a bouguet, however. Her uncle had sent a beautiful arrangement to her and we created a beautiful, custom bouquet (I think you will agree when you see the photos). Halfway through the ceremony it all arrived safe and sound, and the rest of the day went off as if nothing ever happened.
I could not get over what a great job the moms did putting a wedding together on a relatively short time frame. Even the little touches were apparent! Parisa and Ken met each other because of Parisa's maid of honor. They are the cutest couple and come from absolutely WONDERFUL families. Ken's dad made a wonderful toast and it was so touching to see this father and son interact all day today. Ken did not want to get dressed until his dad arrived. He wanted his dad there for every part of this special day.
The wedding was at the Victorian in Roseville. I have never photographed a large wedding here, so it was a lot of fun for me to get the "full experience". The guys all get ready downstairs in an area called "The Groom Closet". It's a guy's utopia; pool table, bar, tv, slot machine, etc.-all decorated with photos and posters of The Rat Pack. In fact, what do you think of the photo I did of Ken, his brothers and his dad (take a look at the photo on the wall behind them to the left-click on it [or any of the other photos to enlarge them])?
The girls were just as much fun to photograph. The Victorian is situated on a major street in Roseville, with a 7-11 just down the street. One of my favorite photos was the one I got of the bridesmaids as they came out of 7-11 with their Slurpees! :)
Parisa and Ken, thank you for asking me to photograph your wedding. I am so excited for the two of you and the new baby. It is sure to be absolutely ADORABLE (how could it help with parents like the two of you and great looking grandparents!)
Enjoy their slideshow and be sure to leave them some well wishes!