From our first meeting, I felt right at home with Elisa's family, they were instantly like old friends.
There were a few very tearful moments laced throughout the celebration, as Elisa's late father was remembered by all. Her brother accompanied her down the aisle, and shared a special dance with her at the reception. When she was dressing before the ceremony, her sister Marcy presented Elisa with a small charm to pin inside her gown-- it was a little silver frame with a picture of Elisa and her father. He passed away a few years earlier but is still very much alive in their memories.
The ringbearers, adorable twin nephews of the bride, carried tiny fishing poles with rings attached to the end of the line. Peter is an avid fisherman, and Elisa wanted to include little details throughout to personalize the event for him... which you will see when you get down to the picture of the groom's cake, a giant fish!!! You may recall their engagement portraits, where Peter brought along some good-looking lures so we could showcase Elisa's beautiful engagement ring.
I placed one of Elisa's favorite bridal portraits at Peter's seat so he'd see it when he got to the reception, and he loved it! He was so proud to have her as his wife and Elisa was counting the days until she became Mrs. Landry.
Their videographer showed a sweet movie where Elisa and Peter talked about one another, how they met, the proposal, and what they loved most about each other... the crowd was captivated (even the antsy kids). Once the dancing began, it was a PARTY!; people were out on the floor all night long. After dinner the Funky Monkey Photobooth opened and Jack was busy as a bee, keeping the hilarious props organized and helping booth-goers with their instant prints. There was much sharing and laughing when everyone saw the silliness : )
I think it's safe to say that a good time was had by all... congratulations, Elisa & Peter!