Anne Marie & Matt’s Palo Alto Wedding

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We photographed Anne Marie and Matt’s engagement earlier this year and had no doubt that their summer wedding at majestic Stanford Memorial Church would be absolutely beautiful. Anne Marie looked stunning in what she and her bridesmaids dubbed her “Grecian goddess” dress. Matt cut a handsome figure in a classic black tuxedo. Wherever they went, butterflies and hummingbirds seemed to follow.

Their traditional Catholic ceremony brought laughter and tears, and their reception at the Garden Court Hotel held one unexpected delight after another. For their first dance, Anne Marie and Matt dusted off the dancefloor with a swing/foxtrot number to Frank Sinatra’s “You Do Something to Me.” Shortly after, she and her brother did a rousing polka in honor of their Polish background. Matt and two groomsmen surprised everyone with an a cappella performance of the Beatles’ “I Will.” Anne Marie continued to move gracefully when she and a fellow martial artist engaged in a spontaneous short stick kali skirmish on the dancefloor.

At the end of the night, the guests launched into the traditional Polish song “Sto lat” with great gusto. Sto lat literally means “one hundred years” and is sung to wish the recipients a long life. What a heart-warming way to top off a wonderful day! Here are some of our favorite moments.

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