e-Harmony.com – great job! Whatever it is that you did to bring these two together, keep on keeping’ on, because Regina and Sean are M.F.E.O. That’s right – Made For Each Other. And I’m so happy that I received the pleasure of second shooting their happy day for my very talented buddy, Andrew.
Everything about Regina and Sean’s wedding day was tailor made to reflect their love – personal, intimate, fun, heartwarming. In a cute house just a few blocks from Downtown Orange, they celebrated their wedding day in the comforts of their own home and I honestly can’t imagine a more perfect way to make their love “official.”
Regina spent the morning getting her hair and make-up done, and Sean was running around the city running wedding errands. Not a stickler about traditions, the bride and groom whizzed by each other all afternoon, with scarcely a second to have a conversation. But when it came time for their first-look, it appeared as if they were seeing each other for the first time. It was such a special moment; I can’t even put it into words.
With about an hour or two available before the ceremony, Regina and Sean borrowed a classic car to match their classy looks, and we were able to snap some photos of the couple and their best man and maid-of-honor at a nearby park. I’m a traditional gal myself, but to have the opportunity to take photos of the couple before the wedding craziness really begins is actually really great. The photographers not only get more time with the the bride and groom, but the guests of honor get to spend more time together too. It’s a win-win situation =)
Back at the house, every table in their spacious yard had place settings reminiscent of a good ol’ country get-together, and on the center of each table was a white pitcher/vase filled with bright summer flowers. Guests had mason jars as drinking glasses, and a great part of the menu was prepared by the groom’s chef-sister-in-law. Regina’s hairpiece was a creation by her maid-of-honor, and the beautiful gazebo/altar was built by Sean and his father, Terry, who also officiated the ceremony. When night fell, guests chatted and laughed under a canopy of string lights.
Thank you so much, Mr. & Mrs. Ruddy, for letting us be a part of your day! You’re an awesome couple and I wish you the best!