Becca & Tony have a really cool story, it’s a bit long, so I’ll sum it up my best. They met years ago in college, became good friends but never dated. They went their separate ways, but a few years later, they met again by chance. Becca this time had a little one in tow named Emmett, and not only did Tony find himself smitten with Becca, but he and little Emmett connected as well. For the past couple years they have become a family, and on September 9th, they made it all official in a beautiful rustic ceremony in front of their closest family and friends.
The day started out with the girls getting ready at the local salon. A quaint little shop with two hair dressers and a manicurist hard at work to get the bride’s NINE bridesmaids put together for the big event. The ladies sipped on cocktails and shared stories and laughs while waiting their turn for the chair. Meanwhile the guys were at a nearby family member’s home “getting ready” in their own way. Engaging in cowboy talk, grilling steaks, and challenging each other to keg-stands!
After the the ladies were done at the salon, they headed to the venue where they got their makeup done and finished getting ready. Becca chose pink and Navy for her wedding colors, and paired up with gold accents, made for a wonderful pop of color against all the rustic wood and decor. One of her bridesmaids got matching shirts for all the ladies to wear while getting ready, including a custom shirt for the bride herself, with her wedding date and the words “I Do” stitched on the cuffs. There were lots of awesome little details here and there, and the Cowboy’s Dream bed & breakfast was the perfect backdrop for it all to unfold.
The bride’s mom and grandmother helped her into her dress and jewelry, and her grandpa (who is more like her father) was beaming from ear to ear when he saw her in her dress for the first time. Everyone was finally ready for showtime, including a sweet little flower girl, and their Emmett, the handsome little ring bearer. There were lots of tears as the bride was given away, and the three of them, the Bride, the Groom, and the Ring Bearer, stayed together for the ceremony as a unit, and officially a family. There weren’t too many dry eyes left in audience by the time it was over, and they were met with a lot of happy tears and hugs. Once that was done, it was time to celebrate! And these people know how to celebrate! There was a BBQ dinner complete with a sweet toast from the maid of honor, and a hilarious toast by the Best Man (oh, who by the way happens to be the identical twin of the groom!)
Cake cutting was a smash, literally, and once the bride and groom cleaned back up, they were presented on the dance floor as the new Mr & Mrs Steele. They danced as husband and wife, and also with their little guy. For the traditional father-daughter dance, Becca danced with her grandpa, who before Emmett and Tony, was the single most important man in her life. The look of pride on his face was beautiful, and it was hard for me to not cry behind the camera! Tony danced with his momma for the mother-son dance, and then everyone hopped on the dance floor with some of the most amazing swing dancing (these Country folk know how to get down) I’ve seen in a while. Somewhere in the middle of everything, little Emmett presented Tony with a surprise gift, a custom belt that was specially made for his daddy. There wasn’t a dull moment the rest of the night as beers flowed, belts loosened, and everyone began to put their boots to use with all kinds of dancing including swing dancing, slow dancing, line dancing, hip hop dancing, and even a little bit of lap dancing!
Tony, Becca, and little Emmett sure aren’t short of love and support, and it was very evident with all the awesome people helping them to celebrate their day. I always love getting to know my clients, and I’m so glad I got to know these wonderful people. I wish you a lifetime of happiness Tony, Becca, and Emmett. May the life you continue to build together be plentiful and happy! Thanks for choosing me to be your photographer!
P.S. Be sure to check back in a couple days for Tony & Becca’s bridal session!
Venue- A Cowboy’s Dream
Decor- Kris Higbee & Sherri Steele
Florals- Missy Lamb
Hair – Jenna Walch & Stella Vea of Cuttin’ It Up Salon
Makeup- The Beauty Studio
Cake- Phyllis Eaton
Catering- Oscar Henderson & Robert Steele
DJ- Lau Fiatoa
Special thanks to Rachel Garcia for co-shooting with me as always, and to Kennedy P for all your help assisting us!