Dahly Rose & Robert's Wedding in Hastings

Robert & Dahly Rose tied the knot on the first perfect spring day of May! We couldn’t have asked for better weather for their wedding day and it was truly the perfect celebration.

I like to meet my clients and build a relationship with them before their big day - it helps me to to understand them as a couple, get a feel for their style and needs for their photographs. We all met up a couple of times since they asked me to be their wedding photographer and I left each meeting feeling so excited for their big day!

When I arrived at the hotel that Dahly Rose was preparing at in Woodbury, she was full of smiles and excitement! We got some gorgeous details shots and captured her getting into her stunning gown.

When we arrived at the venue, Rob was there to show us around the gorgeous venue that their family and friends had put so much love and work into decorating. Their wedding took place at Spring Lake Park in Hastings and they had decorated it to perfection, with sweets and floral arrangements and wooden accents to match the outdoor setting by the lake. I loved all the big windows and cute details!

Dahly Rose & Robert chose not to see each other before the ceremony, and they were both smiling so big when they saw each other for the first time walking down the aisle! Dahly’s daughter helped them with the unity sand ceremony and they shared their first kiss as husband and wife in front of all of their loved ones.

Following the ceremony was a lovely reception with delicious food, touching speeches, and some of the coolest wedding games I have ever seen! They played Rock, Paper, Scissors with everyone’s cash (the winner of each pair collected the loser’s cash and found someone else to challenge, and so on, until one person had won all the money). They had a kissing contest, a bouquet toss and a garter toss. They even had a Filipino tradition (Dahly Rose’s heritage), with a dollar pinning dance! Everyone had a blast and we ended the evening taking group shots outside.

It was such an honor and pleasure to capture and witness this marriage and I am obsessed with how their images turned out - aren’t you?!

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