It was really no surprise to me that, after days of rain and nothing but rain in the forecast, the sun broke through the clouds during Olivia and Robert's wedding ceremony. This is a radiant couple that make their own sunshine wherever they go. The celebration following their rich, deeply symbolic Greek Orthodox wedding could not have been more perfect. The groom uncorked the festivities by beheading the first bottle of champagne with a saber. Cocktails were served on the rambling deck overlooking a peaceful lake. A magnificent Mediterranean meal was served, complete with baklava made by the bride's grandmother. Toasts brought tears of joy. And then the lodge erupted in Greek dancing....and the Cotton-Eyed Joe.....and everything in-between. The dance floor was packed until the final witching hour. All Olivia and Robert wanted from the very beginning was a traditional wedding and a joyous celebration with their friends and family.....and this darling couple got that in spades.

My first and best friend and incredible photography partner, Lisa, was there to share in the happiness and shoot this wedding along with the amazingly talented Aaron Snow of Aaron Snow Photography, who brought his fresh eye and limitless energy. Helen Orcutt, our great intern, shot the most fun "photobooth" images I've ever seen. Mark and Trisha Von Lanken of Von Wedding of Von Wedding Films master-minded a way to shoot stealth video of our shy bride. Five Oaks Lodge, was the perfect backdrop for the elegant, country-casual ambiance expertly set by Zinke Design. Ann-Marie Foy of The French Bouquet created the exquisite, whimsical florals. Tim Fitzgerald cooked up a great meal. And Matt Blagg with The Wavetones rocked the party all night long. Thank you all for making dreams come true......    ~sophia


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It was really no surprise to me that, after days of rain and nothing but rain in the forecast, the sun broke through the clouds during Olivia and Robert's wedding ceremony. This is a radiant couple that make their own sunshine wherever they go. The celebration following their rich, deeply symbolic Greek Orthodox wedding could not have been more perfect. The groom uncorked the festivities by beheading the first bottle of champagne with a saber. Cocktails were served on the rambling deck overlooking a peaceful lake. A magnificent Mediterranean meal was served, complete with baklava made by the bride's grandmother. Toasts brought tears of joy. And then the lodge erupted in Greek dancing....and the Cotton-Eyed Joe.....and everything in-between. The dance floor was packed until the final witching hour. All Olivia and Robert wanted from the very beginning was a traditional wedding and a joyous celebration with their friends and family.....and this darling couple got that in spades.

My first and best friend and incredible photography partner, Lisa, was there to share in the happiness and shoot this wedding along with the amazingly talented Aaron Snow of Aaron Snow Photography, who brought his fresh eye and limitless energy. Helen Orcutt, our great intern, shot the most fun "photobooth" images I've ever seen. Mark and Trisha Von Lanken of Von Wedding of Von Wedding Films master-minded a way to shoot stealth video of our shy bride. Five Oaks Lodge, was the perfect backdrop for the elegant, country-casual ambiance expertly set by Zinke Design. Ann-Marie Foy of The French Bouquet created the exquisite, whimsical florals. Tim Fitzgerald cooked up a great meal. And Matt Blagg with The Wavetones rocked the party all night long. Thank you all for making dreams come true......    ~sophia


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Comments
Oliiva says:

I love these!! perfect job mom, lisa and aaron! best wedding ever! :)

(07.20.10 @ 08:03 AM)
jeesica says:

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Perfect as usual :) Thanks to everyone who helped make the day so wonderful for my Olivia!

(07.20.10 @ 08:53 AM)
Aaron Snow says:

Olivia, your wedding was so beautiful! I loved every minute of it. It was so full of life and energy! Congratulations! Thanks for letting me be there.

(07.20.10 @ 10:12 AM)
Lisa says:

Wouldn't miss the baby girl getting married! It was nothing short of fabulous! So happy for you two! xxoo

(07.20.10 @ 11:07 AM)
Olivia says:

Wow! I was so excited that i misspelled my name! ha!

(07.20.10 @ 12:26 PM)
Anonymous says:

These are gorgeous! You are soooo talented! Love, Rose

(07.20.10 @ 01:19 PM)
serena says:

Wow. Just spotted your work on the web. So elegant. Very inspiring, Love it!

(07.20.10 @ 02:35 PM)
Josh McCullock says:

What an excellent wedding!

(07.20.10 @ 03:33 PM)
Emily says:

smiles for the bride+groom, and smiles for aaron the photographer! ... :) congratulations, friend; the best of images, always --

(07.20.10 @ 05:46 PM)
Sarahbeth says:

Oh my word, the more pictures I see the more beautiful that day becomes (as if that was even possible!!). What incredible photos, Oliv you are just glowing. It's obvious just how happy you and Bobby make it other. Love you dearly!

(07.20.10 @ 10:25 PM)
zandra says:

LOVED THE PICTURES!!!!!!
LOVED THE WEDDING!!!!!!
LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!

(07.21.10 @ 05:22 PM)
Savannah says:

My personal favorite French Bouquet and Zinke Design wedding of the year for sure! The rich culture, ideal design, swoon-worthy flowers, and I-need-to-have bridesmaid necklaces are brilliant! Everything is just so lovely. Loving this wedding and blog post!!

(08.19.10 @ 03:56 AM)