In case you haven’t heard…not only are Ali and James officially married, Ali rocked these heels the ENTIRE day! That is the first time that I have seen that done! Besides amazing me with Ali’s heels, these two continued to amaze me with their love for each other, their daughter and their families. They were surrounded by their family filled wedding party (and one BFF for Ali:). They focused on what was important to them and it showed!
Can you tell these flowers aren’t “real”…you will never guess what they are made of…give it a try – answer at the end of the post:)!
This baby girl was SOOO happy at their engagement session and it continued throughout the wedding day!
Just look at these smiles!!
Baby A with her cousins and Ali’s sister-in-law – the flower girls if you weren’t sure;)!
I popped over to visit James and his guys – they were his brother and two brother-in-laws to be:)
This is just the sweetest – touching her grandmother’s face:)! She goes by Noni (I don’t think this is her spelling, but that is how we spelled it growing up in my Italian family;)!
We found a little spot in the Omni Hotel to do their first look before heading out for some picture time and onto the ceremony and reception!
We stopped at the State House for some photos…this little sweetie didn’t love her matching flower head piece but we snuck it on her for a few photos!
Inside Roger Williams, we made a quick stop at the Rose Garden…
The life of a great dad….baby bottle in one hand and drink in the other:)!
While guests were arriving inside, we snuck outside to do our family photos.
The grandparents with their grandchildren (and daughter):)!
Ali’s dad presented her with a gift and an amazing card:)
Inside the Botanical Garden, the guests were arriving and everything was ready to begin!
Ali and James had originally considered a destination wedding, so the Botanical Center was a perfect fit – giving a similar feel!
Just a few moments alone as officially husband and wife (and the official veil:) and then the partying commenced!
The tables were set and the cupcake cake looked delicious;)
I love the mixture of wooden chairs with the surrounding greenery of the Botanical Garden…
I haven’t mentioned Ali’s maid-of-honor yet! She is fabulous and also gave a fabulous speech….she is also James’s twin sister! How rare is it to meet the man you will marry and also become best friends with his twin! Amazing:)!
After the parent dances, Ali and James had their first dance and it was as if there wasn’t anyone else in the room and it ended with a dipping, twirling, fun bang to kick off dancing!
We wrapped up the night with a little sparkler time before they headed back in to dance a bit more:)!!
Ali and James – thank you so much for having me!! I absolutely loved being a part of your day and seeing little A again too:)!
Although their info is to come, I can tell you that the flowers were made of WOOD:)!