The day had finally come. It had been eight years since Nicole first met Luke…it had been eight years of sticking by each others side through thick & thin. Eight years of love, laughter & fun. It had been the BEST eight years of their lives. It had been eight years since their love story began. And now, the day that Nicole & Luke would become husband & wife had finally arrived. Like two kids waiting for Christmas morning, Nicole & Luke were excited, happy, elated, and overjoyed to begin this new chapter of their lives. Their story is beyond incredible…they have been each others anchors during the difficulties of life & buoyed each other up.
As Nicole walked down the aisle with her sweet father, Luke’s smile could have not been any bigger. Their ceremony was sweet, heartfelt & simply wonderful. They spent the day surrounded by their family & friends-dancing, dining & taking it all in. As they left their wedding reception under a shower of sparklers, you could see it in both their eyes that this day couldn’t have been more perfect. And I’m sure they would agree with me when I say that it was undoubtedly the BEST day out of those eight years that they had been together.
This wedding was particularly meaningful to me because I LOVE Nicole’s family. I photographed her sister’s wedding in October & I literally feel like a part of their family. They are wonderful, wonderful people with hearts bigger than the state of Nevada. During their engagement, Nicole emailed me a few times to ask my opinion about certain ideas for her wedding. It literally meant the world to me that Nicole would want to hear my two cents!! The hard work that went into their wedding was evident with every single detail-from the peacock feathers that graced every table, chair & bouquet to the perfect wedding cake (with stuffed cannolis!). Nicole’s silver glittery shoes were to die for & the venue was fantastic.
Nicole & Luke….I love you guys SO much! You are a fantastic couple whose kindness, love & admiration for each other is beyond amazing. If there is any couple in the world who knows how to make it through the tough times together & emerge as a closer couple, it’s you. Thank you for letting me share in the wedding of your dreams-I am so blessed to have clients who I know will be my friends for years to come. Wishing you all the happiness, love & joy that this great big world has to offer. With hearts as big as yours, I know that there will be sooooooo much joy in your marriage. With much love, XOXO, marielle.
I died a little inside when I saw Nicole’s shoes….sequins, feathers AND diamonds? Yes please.
Nicole & Luke opted to do a first look which I loooooooove….they both cried & it was such a sweet, intimate moment.
The sunset was gorgeous outside & I snuck Nicole & Luke away from their wedding reception…and I’m sooooooo happy they let me!
Love this shot of them entering their reception!