There is nothing forced or contrived about the love that Janelle and Thomas share. It draws you in like a good book because its roots run deep, deep in the faith that they share and their compassion and care for others. It’s solid like a redwood and as honest and true as the ocean’s waves. (I’m working on my California imagery, if you couldn’t guess!)
The morning began at Janelle’s house with all the girls gathering to get their hair and make-up done.
I love this shot of Janelle’s dad carrying the bridemaids’ dresses. So sweet!
Over at St. Thomas Aquinas, Thomas was finishing up some last minute details.
Janelle’s brother and bridesmaids prepare the dress for Janelle’s arrival to the church.
I love this shot that John got of Thomas right before he took his place at the end of the aisle.
Janelle and her father link arms for their walk down the aisle. The moment Janelle set eyes on Thomas she immediately started to tear up (and so did I!).
It was very special that Thomas’ father was able to help preside over the ceremony and Mass.
While John was capturing the kiss, I was on the side just as this little cutie looked my way.
Right after the ceremony we all headed over to Trump Winery for an amazing evening of food, wine, music and dancing. Here is a little sneaky peek of all of the loveliness to come…
We’re just getting warmed up over here with Thomas and Janelle’s wedding, so be sure to check back tomorrow for all of the swoon-worthy reception details!
Un abrazo fuerte,