First of all, let me clear up one thing. If you’ve already looked through these images, I know what you are wondering, and the answer is yes, this couple really is that good looking, and yes, their wedding really was that beautiful! We were fortunate enough to hang out with Alfee and Geoff a few times before their wedding and a few times since, and we can confidently say that they are not only extremely attractive, but also very caring towards others and so loving with one another. Throughout our time together I was struck by how well they really know each other; little things like food preferences, or greater things like how the other would react to certain situations. We laughed more than once about how accurately one had predicted what the other would say or feel in response to certain things. We also observed how fiercely protective of the other’s feelings they each are and it is obvious that they always have each other’s back.
Alfee and Geoff also have impeccably good taste (I mean, they picked each other, right?!) and Daniel and I were really excited to see how this would translate into their wedding. With Miami’s Soho Beach House as the backdrop and Kirsten of the legendary Mindy Weiss team in charge, we were certainly not disappointed. Alfee and Geoff put their personal stamp on everything, literally, with monogrammed napkins, water bottles, kippahs, and even coconuts! At the end of the night Alfee said “this really was my dream wedding come true,” and it is not difficult to see why.
Special thanks to Kirsten who was an absolute pleasure to work with, and our always brilliant friend and photographer Robby who leant us an extra, well, eye, throughout the weekend. And of course, a huge thank-you to Alfee and Geoff for entrusting us with the task of immortalizing their dream wedding.
We’re very excited to announce two new dates in our Montreal workshop series, for professional wedding photographers. They will be on April 7-8 as well as May 5-6 2015 at our studio in downtown Montreal.
We gave priority to our workshop mailing list, and both dates are almost sold out. We have only a couple spots left. If you’re interested in joining us, you can do so here (and get more information): http://davinaplusdaniel.com/workshops/2015-workshop-montreal/
Hope to see you in our hometown soon!
I often take notes after a wedding, from which I draw inspiration or remind myself of small details when it comes time for me to write these blog posts. Not that I needed the reminder, but when I read through my notes from Tia and Manny’s wedding I was struck by how truly epic their Aruba wedding was! Halloween pirate ship, unicorn mask, speedboat wedding day transportation, flamingo ceremony photobombers, hermit crab races, sandy dance floor, hilarious Vietnamese games, techno AND country music, glow sticks and shots, shots, shots, shots shots shots.
And in between all of these elements we witnessed sweet glances, hand squeezes, and stolen kisses between the bride and groom, showing all of us just how excited these two were to be marrying each other. In fact, Manny snuck a little note in Tia’s jewelry box the morning of the wedding that read “I can’t wait!”. It was a sweet gesture that says so much about this couple.
Besides the aforementioned pirate ship adventure on Halloween, the flamingo/sunset ceremony and the sandy techno/country music dance party, we also had the opportunity to explore the other side of the island of Aruba with Tia and Manny for their day-after session. We’ve written many times about couples who are troopers during this sometimes treacherous photoshoot, but these guys might just take the cake. Daniel and I had them hiking, climbing or otherwise manoeuvring through rough (and often cliffside!) terrain for a single photograph. But Tia and Manny were willing to do anything for the shot, and they obviously earned a place in our hearts for that!
Tia and Manny, thank you for being so willing and able to not only brace the elements for portraits, but also for welcoming us so openly into your wedding weekend.
You can view a selection of our favourite images from this weekend by clicking on the arrows above.