They promised to share in each other’s joy and pain. This is what the Rabbi said and what Mike & Lori each vowed to one another in front of only their closest family and friends–there were just 11 and 3 little ones to be exact. Lori hadn’t been sure if she wanted a wedding reception at all, let alone a giant one. And so this is how the wedding of Mike & Lori came to be last Friday–just a quaint gathering at the eclectic Villa Carmel on California’s central coast, where Lori & Mike joined their lives together, devoting themselves to one another and promising to share in each other’s joys and sorrows.
Lori & Mike, we loved everything about your day–the villa, the ceremony, the laughter, the huppah made by Mike’s hands, the bouquet and centerpieces made by Lori’s. The mismatched china, your families, Lori’s sister singing into her fork at the dinner table, and the way you, Mike, look at Lori. We loved it all. It was a perfect reflection of who you both are and we thank you for being who you are and allowing us to capture it. We are honored.
And now, on to the photos… :)
Lori’s sister, Julie, helped her into her dress.
Lori made her bouquet with her own two hands. Lori, your craftiness is impressive! I like it.
Lori looked perfect. I don’t think there is a better way to describe it.
Of course Mike & Lori’s awesome dog, Joey, made the ceremony that much more special. ;)
These amazing arches are 200 years old. Of course, we had to shoot under them. Lori, you kill me in this photo on the right.
Mike, you bring it, too. :) Here was my angle:
And here was Nate’s:
Lori, thanks for not even batting an eye lash at me when I asked you to do things like hike up your dress…or pull your knees up to your chest when you were, you know, wearing a wedding dress.
Nate captured this shot:
while I worked on this one:
And we’ll end on this note, with Mike, Lori & Joey, the villa and the setting sun.
To see more photos of Lori & Mike’s Villa Carmel wedding, check out their slideshow on their client website!