Remember Miquela and Mike from their Palace of Fine Arts engagement session? They tied the knot this summer at Campbell Hall & Gardens, and we were privileged to capture what turned out to be a wonderful, collaborative affair.
We were wowed by the number of family and friends who dedicated themselves to making the day truly special. Miquela’s maid of honor and one of her bridesmaids attended to her hair and make-up. Another bridesmaid (Mike’s sister) made not one but two fabulous cakes (including a duck-shaped groom’s cake!). An impressive number of folks helped set up the reception area.
In addition to a few custom favors (mason jar mugs, cute matchbooks), there was plenty of DIY goodness. Miquela and her bridesmaids tackled the bouquets and boutonnieres, while Miquela made the seating chart and painted the “bride” and “groom” signs for their sweetheart table and bluebird table numbers.
The ceremony was an especially emotional one, considering Miquela’s mother had passed away a few months earlier; we were touched that they paid tribute to her before the ceremony commenced. After much tears and laughter, everyone was ready to help our two lovebirds celebrate their new journey together. Hiring the Crème Brûlée Cart to indulge everyone’s sweet tooth was a fun touch.
Amid dinner, rousing toasts, dancing, and entertainment provided by Miquela’s talented friends Zoe Rose and Katrina McGraw (MIquela even joined them for a song!), her actor/singer father Julien, and trumpet master Sonny Kincade, we managed to sneak off with the couple to take some photos of the sunset and at the beautiful 19th-century Christ Episcopal Church just across the road. Here are some of our favorite moments from the day.
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suit: Joseph A. Bank
Bride’s shoes: RSVP
Bride’s ring: Simon G (custom-made for bride’s grandmother)
Officiant: Reverend Don Narin
Custom robe: The Knot
Custom mason jar mugs: The Knot
Custom matchbooks: The Knot
Caterer: Maverick’s BBQ Catering