Talya and Steve seriously make my heart burst with joy! I met this couple a little less than a year ago and we hit it off almost instantly in a back booth of a Chipotle. You know those couples that you look at and you can immediately sense their love and admiration for each other oozing out of them? Well, that’s how I feel when I hang out with Talya and Steve.
They were married on a beautiful September day in an outdoor ceremony at the Stone Manor Country Club (if you haven’t checked out this venue yet do yourself a favor and find an excuse to go!) They tied the knot with a more intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends who came from as far as South Africa (where Talya is from).
I think one of my favorite parts of the day was right after their first kiss as a married couple and they gave each other a LONG hug at the altar and just wouldn’t let go. Any on looker would have been able to tell how deep this couple’s friendship is with each other and how much they will value and cherish their marriage.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed a night of delicious food, dancing and a cupcake tower and candy bar! I was so honored to find a place card for myself at a guest dinner table with some of Steve’s family. One of the things I love most about being a photographer is having the privilege to get to know such genuine and sweet couples like Talya and Steve and being so intimately involved and welcomed into their celebration!
Steve surprised guests (and Talya!) with an unexpected solo guitar performance for his new bride – followed by some pretty impressive dance moves at the end of the night!
Talya and Steve – it was such a joy to be a part of your day. Your care and love for each other just radiates out of you and I hope you’re loving your first few weeks as husband and wife after your trip to Croatia!