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.