July 30, 2016
Victoria and Brian's wedding day began with Tori and her 17 (an LOE record!) bridesmaids and 3 flower girls getting their hair and make-up done at a local hotel in Kalamazoo. Once the bride was in her dress we did a reveal for her loving Father and her army of bridesmaids! When everyone was ready we headed on over to The Fountains where the ceremony and reception would be held. "Country bling" was the theme and the venue was decorated with the countless details that Tori had envisioned for her and Brian's wedding. The rainy weather forced the ceremony indoors, which while a bit of a bummer, did not put a damper on the mood of the service. When there ceremony had ended, the weather cleared up just long enough for us to take the bridal party out for some pictures at Kindleberger Park conveniently located next to the reception hall. The group was full of characters, quite literally as they were all into the performing arts and theater. The night progressed with some wonderful toasts by the bridesmaids who had prepared a special poem for the couple! (Thank you ladies that will be useful for the film!) Cake cutting , Dancing and good spirits brought the night to a close! All in all we could tell the true meaning of this day was about love of family. The caring and appreciation for one another and the time we share was heavy in the air that day. Loved ones who were unable to make it in person could be felt in spirit. A day for Brian and Victoria to cherish for the rest of their lives.