She sat on the bed in her white wedding robe. A pen in one hand. A card in the other. Her long blonde hair draped over her left shoulder, catching a glint of the soft light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling window. Wedding day giggles and bridesmaid chatter echoed from the adjoining room. Girls walked in. Girls walked out. But the bride-to-be didn’t miss a beat. Sitting in a sea of tags, hangers, and dresses, surrounded by a fortress of pillows and blankets, she wrote. One word. Then another. Stopping each time to smile. Sweetly, softly, and to herself. Without even looking up. Because she didn’t need to. After all, she was thinking about him. The boy who grew up across the street and walked past her house in bright blue shorts. The one who, in just hours, she’d walk to, at the end of an aisle, in a black and white tuxedo.

And she did. Standing in a sea of white flowers, benches, and draping, surrounded by a fortress of family and friends, and enveloped in their love under the stars, she walked. One step. Then another. Stopping long enough with each one to look up. And smile. Sweetly, softly, and, this time, to herself… and to him. Like there wasn’t anyone else or anything else in the entire world.

To us, that’s what made Tanya and Aaron’s wedding so special. Not the fact that their surroundings were all the makings of a gorgeous make-believe fairytale, but the fact that their real-life love outmatches it all. During our Skype call with them in the days leading up to their wedding, Aaron said, “You know, if the cake doesn’t show up, or if the flowers don’t arrive, or, really, if everything goes wrong, but she’s there, it’ll be right. Because I get to marry Tanya.” It still gives us chills!

Tanya and Aaron, thank you for smiling and laughing and being joyfully in love. It’s been an honor getting to know you and it was a privilege being at your side on the most important day of your life. We couldn’t have imagined being anywhere else. Thank you, from the bottom or our heart, for trusting us with your most precious memories. Your wedding was a day we’ll never forget, because what you have is unforgettable. Let’s grab Starbucks the next time you’re in town and play another round of Mean Girls trivia. Thanks to you, we have Kalteen bars waiting and some new poses for Instagram. And if Starbucks doesn’t work for you, we can always try the back building. Until then, though, here are a few of our favorite highlights from your magical wedding. We hope you love them as much as we do, which might be impossible, because, like you two, we love them… a lot.

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the WEDDING TEAM…

Event Designer & Producer: Tom Kehoe, Kehoe Designs
Wedding Planner: Randy Schuster
On-Site Event Coordinator: Jamie at The Four Seasons

Band: Haute Chile
Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang
Bride’s Engagement Ring: Shelle Jewelers
Bride’s Wedding Ring: Lester Lampert Jewelers
Bride’s Shoes: Gucci
Catering: The Four Seasons
Ceremony Location: The Four Seasons
Dessert: The Four Seasons
Draping: Kehoe Designs
Floral Design: Kehoe Designs
Getting Ready Location: The Four Seasons
Groom’s Ring: Shelle Jewelers
Groom’s Shoes: Prada
Groom’s Tuxedo: Ermenegildo Zegna
Hair Stylist: Will Zecco
Linens: Kehoe Designs
Makeup Artist: Corinna Cooke
Officiant: Micah Caplan
Photographers: Amy & Jordan
Reception Location: The Four Seasons
Rentals: Kehoe Designs
Videographer: Esthetics in Motion
After Party: Proof

the GEAR USED for this WEDDING…

Canon 5D Mark III
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Canon 100 2.8
Canon 24-70 2.8
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